On this 5th day of Christmas, (the Memorial of Saint Thomas Becket), my gift to each of you within the Say Yes to Holiness Community are: two items from my own Say Yes to Holiness ministry and three items from the free resources available from Fr Mike Schmitz and Fr Mark Mary of Ascension Press:
5. Fr Mike Schmitz YouTube video of his new podcast, “Bringing the Bible Back to Catholics” in which he interviews Jeff Cavins, the creator of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline Bible Study
So, you might be asking, why stuff from Ascension Press and even more, why is all this stuff about Scripture? Well, remember how the 5 golden rings given on the 5th day of Christmas actually correlate with the “hidden meaning” of the Pentateuch, the first 5 books of the Bible? So, no better time than now to dive into Scripture more deeply!
And why Ascension? Because of out of all of their great resources, the Great Adventure Bible Timeline has probably impacted more Catholics in the last 20 years than any other teaching out there. At least I know it definitely did that for me–especially in my learning about the great covenants (God’s promises to His people) that are present throughout salvation history and are spoken about in Sacred Scripture!
So, even if you know about all of what I just shared, it’s ALWAYS a good practice to dive deep into God’s Living Word and read, reflect, relate about it with God, so you can resolve to go and live it out in your life, and this is exactly what Say Yes to Holiness is all about–helping inspire, encourage and accompany you on the road to holiness.
I continue to pray that these gifts will help you grow closer to God and become more like Jesus throughout this wondrous Christmas season, and can’t wait to share with you tomorrow the gifts I found for you!
And don’t forget! The Emmanuel Christmas Fair and Festival starts TODAY and is going on through the 31st. To register for this FREE event, you can go to SmartCatholics.com/emmanuel, or click the image below.
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 a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.
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