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Hamilton, The Founding Fathers And The Journey Towards Holiness—Episode 28 (.2!) of the Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Gotta love how God keeps you humble! I just completed my latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode and realized after I published it that I had done another Episode 28! LOL Needless to say, this Episode 28 is most definitely different as I delve back into my love of history and intertwine some lessons for the journey towards holiness into this week’s conversation that has been inspired by the recent release of the Broadway play musical, turned movie, Hamilton: An American Musical. I hope my musings and the Hamilton inspired conversation helps encourage you on the journey towards holiness, […]

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 […]

Who Do You Want To Be During Holy Week?

I saw this graphic posted on social media this morning, and it prompted a parallel thought—who do I want to be during Holy Week? Do I want to live this most blessed and grace-filled weeks of the year from a place of fear? Or from a place of learning? Or from a place of growth? You see, the decision as to how we desire to live out this Holy Week is key to whether this most intense week of the Christian liturgical year will actually bring about our eventual transformation in, through and with Christ. So what will you decide? […]

What’s The the Best Way to Celebrate All Saints Day? Say Yes to Becoming A Saint Yourself

Happy Feast of All Saints! I so enjoy this time of the Church’s Liturgical year when our focus is upon the why we strive to live lives like Jesus. Lives full of truth, goodness and beauty. And what’s that “why”? That everything we do in this life–all our thoughts, words and actions–are to be focused upon seeking to become holier. Seeking to be more like Christ with each passing day so that we will be prepared to spend eternity with Him when our time on this earth passes. Yet the journey towards holiness is challenging. We have to strive for […]

The Say Yes to Holiness Podcast has begun!

Hey, Everyone! I am SO excited to announce that the Say Yes to Holiness podcast has launched! With all of the new integrative apps out there, doing things like podcasts is even easier for non-tech folks like myself, so no more excuses! Check out the result and would love to know what you think! https://anchor.fm/sayyestoholiness/episodes/Say-Yes-to-Holiness-Inaugural-Podcast-e7mfa6

Saint Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of America

October 4th marks the Memorial of St Francis of Assisi in the liturgical year of the Roman Catholic Church. On that day, we remember St Francis’ example of holiness as he struggled to become a sign and witness of Christ’s love and mercy in the world. When most people think about St Francis, they usually will consider his poverty of life, or his love and appreciation for the grandeur and beauty of creation. Or perhaps they know of Francis’ efforts to bring attention to Christ’s humility in the Incarnation which resulted in the now familiar Nativity scene, or in his […]

St Monica, Pray for Us!

Today’s memorial of St Monica particularly tugs at my heart because our three sons in their own ways are not as close to Jesus as I would desire for them. Am fairly certain that ALL parents have desires for their children that have yet to come to fruition. Therefore, we can probably identify with St Monica’s deepest desire and longing for her son, St Augustine, to come to know the reason for her (and our!) hope and joy–Jesus Christ. On a personal note, my prayers (and tears) are similar ones for our sons–that not only may they come to know […]

Why Game of Thrones Gives Clarity, Inspires Greatness and Makes Us All Braver People

In the series finale of the epic fantasy television series, Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister, a character who throughout the series has been known for his insights and cleverness, argues for why Brandon Stark, who is now also the Three-Eyed Raven, should become the next King of Westeros. In a nutshell, Tyrion goes through all the many things that do NOT bring people together before pointing out the one thing that does–stories. Tyrion goes on to say: “There is nothing more powerful than a good story…nothing can stop it.” And Tyrion argues that this is why Bran should be king, […]

Making the Most Out of Our Monday

Happy Monday of the 2nd week of Easter! Had a full and busy few weekend that was bookended by two of the most anticipated pop culture events in the last decade as I went and saw Avengers: End Game… …and then watched the living battle the Night King and his army of the dead in the Battle of Winterfell in the final season of the Game of Thrones. So as to not give away any spoilers for those of you who may not have seen one or the other, let me simply share that in both of these stories, all […]