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Living the Life God Created You For in the Midst of a Pandemic

Have you been struggling to figure out how you are supposed to live the life God created you for in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Then check out the latest Say Yes to Holiness Podcast This podcast gives you Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you gain perspective in the midst of the pandemic and give you some practical ways to respond in your daily life. SAY YES and listen now to this episode that can help you jumpstart your spiritual life today!

“Growing In Faith During Difficult Times”

Hey, Everyone! Wanted to share a special podcast episode entitled, “Growing in Faith During Difficult Times” that aired on the Belle Curve podcast. I was privileged to be a guest on the show this last week, and I spent time together with the hosts, Rachel Blackmon Bryars and Mary Scott Hunter, talking about what we can do to help us process and embrace the “new normal” of COVID-19. Enjoy the episode, and if you find it to be helpful, make sure to share “Growing in Faith During Difficult Times” episode with your friends! Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update on Dan Burke

Let me echo Stephanie Burke’s heartfelt THANK YOU for your prayers for Dan. According to her update that I pasted below, Dan has not declined , but is stable. Let us continue to be united in prayer for Dan, Stephanie and the many others around the world who are fighting COVID-19. From Stephanie… Dear Friends, Thank you — a thousand thank you’s — for your prayers for Dan. As promised, I want to keep you updated and ask you to continue to pray for his healing. Dan’s condition remains serious but stable. He is still on a ventilator, but his health has […]

Urgent Prayers Needed For Dan Burke

CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS! URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED FOR DAN BURKE WHO IS CURRENTLY IN ICU ON A VENTILATOR FIGHTING COVID-19… For those of you who do not know who Dan Burke is, he is the founder of and author of numerous books on the spiritual life, including Navigating the Interior Life, Into the Deep and the recently published, Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits. This message went out from his wife, Stephanie Burke (who is fighting COVID-19 too): My friends, I’ve never needed you more. Many of you have heard by now that Dan and I tested positive […]

Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Hey, Everyone! Just a quick shout out and THANK YOU for those of you who were able to join me this morning for my Facebook Live session, “Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.” (If you are a FB user, you can watch the FB Live video here) We had a great session, but for those who couldn’t join us, wanted to share the highlights with you: First, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is absolutely VITAL that we make a mindset shift. We need to stop focusing upon the negatives–all the don’ts and can’ts and begin […]

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 […]