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“I Believe In The Good Things Coming…”

I believe in the good things coming… This week, as I have been trying to simply be present and endure the COVID induced haze of ridiculous tiredness and lack of ability to focus, God brought across my path the music of Nakho and Medicine for the People (thanks, Jenny Blake at Pivot podcast for the interview!), and like so many that apparently have come before me, have latched on to his alternative blend of music, especially, “Black as Night.” Nahko is an Oregon-native born of a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines, and considers himself a citizen […]

Brain Fog or Wisdom for the Journey? My Attempt At The Latter…—Episode 28 of the Say Yes To Holiness Podcast

From the depths of my COVID induced brain fog, I tried to shared some Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire, encourage and nourish you for the journey. Hope you find the conversation to be of benefit as each of us strives to try and do God’s will each day! Episode 28–Brain Fog or Wisdom for the Journey? My Best Attempt at the Later Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, speaker, and coach and host of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out […]

“Can’t Get Over It, But You Can Get Through It”–Fr Chris Alar, MIC–Summit 1 on 1 Podcast Interview

In the last two weeks, I have been fighting the COVID-19 virus, and subsequently, I have gotten WAY behind on releasing the numerous podcasts that I had gotten done in the wake of the Say Yes to Holiness Summit. Beginning today, I am going to attempt to release one podcast episode a day–either from Summit podcast interviews, or my own Say Yes to Holiness podcasts. My prayer is that you find each of the podcast episodes to be of great encouragement, inspiration and support in the midst of the continuing pandemic and in your pursuit of holiness. Today’s episode with […]

What I Can Start Doing To Help Change The World

Greetings! I pray this finds each of you safe and healthy this weekend despite the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in many states across the United States. Here is Episode 27 of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast which is entitled, “What Can I Start Doing Today To Help Change The World?” In this episode, I provide food for the head, heart, hands and feet to nourish, encourage and hopefully, inspire you as to what we can be doing to help change the world. Enjoy the episode, and know of my continued prayers for each of you in our pursuit […]

Fearless Authenticity Is The Path We Must Walk If There Is To Be Lasting Change

In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of police officers on May 25 in Minnesota, there has been outrage, horror, and anger by Americans—and rightly so. Additionally, these feelings have been coupled with an outpouring of solidarity that has taken the form of street protests for more than ten days across the United States in recognition of the need for a change to the horrendous reality that people of color, especially black Americans, must survive each day. This call for stopping, and to change what is unjustly an all too common experience—a person of color being […]

What Is The Path Ahead?

Greetings. I pray that this find each of you safe and healthy in the midst of these extremely challenging times. Here is Episode 26 of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast which is entitled, “What’s the Path Ahead in Our Current World of Turmoil?” In this episode, I provide food for the head, heart, hands and feet as I also touch upon the current circumstances in our nation in response to the death of George Floyd and what any response needs to include in our own lives. Know of my continued prayers for each of you in our pursuit of […]

Pivoting Towards Our Best Selves in the Midst of the Pandemic–Summit Week Podcast

This has been the Say Yes to Holiness Transformation Online Summit week, and it has been AWESOME! So many wonderful conversations and ideas shared, and lots of friendships made–even though we are miles apart and having to do this using Zoom and Facebook Live. Who said you can’t connect and create community virtually? Although it’s not as good as being in person, it defintiely is better than not gathering together at all! In the midst of it all, we have been challenging assumption, examining and recommitting oursleves to our core foundational principles and priorities, and dreaming BIG about the possibilities […]

Trusting In The One Certainty Amidst A Sea Of Change

As we continue to progress through the Easter Season, we have seen many recent signs of hope in our midst. The loosening of restrictions upon going out in public, the ability to interact with others–albeit while practicing social distancing, and our ability to return, if we are comfortable and well enough, to the public celebration of the Mass. Although these signs of hope bring great joy and comfort, the constant change and adjustments brings its own form of stress, anxiety and fear. Stress as we continuously are having to adjust what we used to do or how  we now need […]

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!

What To Do For Divine Mercy Sunday?

Below is the text for an article posted by Father Chris Alar, MIC about what to do so you can receive all the graces available to ANYONE (Catholic AND non-Catholic) on Divine Mercy Sunday—THIS Sunday, April 19th. Please make sure to share this message of love and mercy with EVERYONE, especially now in the midst of COVID-19. Here is Fr Chris’ article: What To Do On Divine Mercy Sunday? Are you discouraged that you will not be able to receive the special graces of Divine Mercy Sunday promised directly by our Lord through St. Faustina in the 1930s? Don’t be. […]