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Reality Check—This IS The New Normal

I read a really well done, informative and insightful article this morning from The Atlantic Monthly that walks through the various timelines in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to read, not because it is written in a technical language, but because it spells out the reality that most people don’t want to hear right now. What the article points out is the fact that what most of us are currently experiencing IS the new “normal.” I was a guest on the Belle Curve podcast yesterday, and the discussion revolved around how can people deal with what is […]

News of Hope Regarding Dan Burke’s Health Status!

It is with joy that I share this update from Dan Burke’s wife, Stephanie, which indicates Dan is improving! Keep praying, and remember the power of prayer during this pandemic! Divino Nino, pray for us! From Stephanie: Dear Friends, I have hopeful news today. Dan’s tubes were removed this morning and he has been breathing on his own. His oxygen levels are good and his fever is receding, only coming at night now. The nurse feels that if he continues like this, they will be moving him out of ICU later today or tomorrow. He has a long way to […]

Tips for Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Just posted my latest podcast, “Tips for Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.” In this podcast episode, I share good for the head, heart, hands and feet to inspire and encourage you, as well as practical tips of what and how to continue to pursue holiness during this challenging and difficult time. Blessed Chiara Portillo, when asked how she handled life’s challenges as she struggled with cancer, shared, “We live in the moment or we’d go crazy.” I think her advice is spot on for all of us, so as part of my effort to accompany you and […]

“Live In The Moment Or Go Crazy”

This blog post from Even the Sparrow blog and the accompanying YouTube video about Blessed Chiara is SO worth the 10 minutes to read and watch as you and your families celebrate the Sabbath today. And if you like any of this message because it gives you hope and encouragement, then join me tomorrow morning (Monday, March 23) at 10amCST as I do a FB Live webinar that continues to discuss how we can “live in the moment”! Happy Lataere Sunday, and hope to see you tomorrow! “Live In the moment or Go crazy” Live in the Moment or Go […]

Making Lemonade In The Midst Of A Pandemic

Here is some encouragement and inspiration from the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic… “Making Lemonade in the Midst of a Pandemic” Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, blogger, speaker and mentor. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.  PS—If you are enjoying these posts, make sure to sign up for my email list here. Or you can listen to the Say Yes to […]

“Using Lent Well On The Path To Holiness”

This week’s podcast goes a little deeper into how living Lent well can increase your growth in grace on the path to holiness. Some of the Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet shared in this episode: Discussion of why Lent is such a wondrously grace-filled journey for the entire Body of Christ Conversation about what St Augustine was talking about when he exhorted, “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld” Suggestions for resolutions for how to take what is in this podcast and apply it to your daily life If you are striving to grow in holiness and […]

The Say Yes To Holiness Podcast is Back!

I am so excited to announce that Season 2 of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast has begun! Click here to check out Episode 1 on Anchor: Preparing for Lent—3 Questions to Ask To Make Sure Our Lenten Journey Is Filled With Many Graces Or look for the episode on whatever your favorite podcast platform like ITunes or Spotify. Enjoy, and looking forward to walking with you throughout this season!

Fall In Love

As we head into Valentine’s Day “weekend,” a little food for the soul to keep everything in its proper perspective. This is one of my favorite poems that describes the journey to which we are invited in this life—if we but SAY YES. Fall In LoveNothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what […]

Busy? Here’s A Prayer For You…

I recently came across this prayer entitled, “Slow Me Down, Lord” sent out in an email from US Catholic, and wanted to share with each of you: Slow Me Down, Lord Slow me down, Lord, slow me down! Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind. Give me amid the confusion of my day the calmness of the everlasting hills. Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with soothing music of the singing stream that lives in my memory. Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep. Teach me the art of taking […]

It’s Never Too Early To Prepare For A Phenomenal Lenten Journey…

Hard to believe that in the aftermath of Christmas (I still don’t have my Christmas decorations put away!), that the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, is only 6 weeks away. However, it’s never too early to prepare to make a phenomenal journey to grow closer to God and become more like Jesus, so wanted go share one of the books that I intend to use in my own Lenten journey. That book is entitled, “Lenten Journey with Mother Mary” by Fr Edward Looney. In short, the book takes you through Lent by having us in the first week, look to […]