5 posts

Episode #74–“The Inefficient Innovator”–1 on 1 Conversation with Jason Shanks, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker

This Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode continues the series of conversations with recent OSV Innovation Talk speakers. This time the discussion is with Jason Shanks, President of the OSV Institute of Innovation. Jason brings a wealth of background and experience to his role as President of OSV Institute, overseeing the annual OSV Challenge and OSV Talks, both launched to ignite creativity and entrepreneurship in the Catholic Church. His vision for renewal through innovation is unparalleled and stems from his conviction that the Church is evergreen from generation to generation and must be re-presented fresh and anew to today’s modern […]

Episode #71–“The Perfection of Imperfection”–1 on 1 Conversation with Doug Tooke, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker

This Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode finds Christina spending time in conversation with Doug Tooke of ODB Films. Doug also is a recent OSV Innovation Talk speaker. His talk is entitled, The Perfection of Imperfection, and in a very emotional and entertaining way, Doug discusses the pitfalls of perfectionism and how we can learn to be “a candid polaroid in a photoshop world.” Listen to: Episode #71–“The Perfection of Imperfection” Doug is also the Vice President of Mission for both ODB Films and the Renovo Media Group. With Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Philosophy and Theology and a Masters […]

Episode #70–“Longing For Something New, Something Different”–1 on 1 Conversation with Harley Packer

In this episode, Christina spends time in 1 on 1 conversation with Harley Packer, The Prodigal Son. Harley Packer is a Catholic Inspirational speaker who helps listeners overcome fear, anxiety and hopelessness with faith, hope and love. Listen to: Episode 70: “Longing For Something New, Something Different” During their conversation, they speak about Harley’s journey of faith and the miraculous way that he came to attend Franciscan University in Steubenville; how the parable of the Prodigal Son became the touchstone for Harley’s ministry; and also how faith, hope and love are the answers to fear, anxiety and hopelessness.  A very […]

Blessings Abound! Am Featured On The LadyBoss Blogger Blog!

Recently, I was interviewed and featured on LadyBoss Blogger, a blog with an audience of more than 200K which seeks to help people, especially entrepreneurs, share their stories, and has the tagline, “Launch, Grow, And Monetize Your Blog And Instagram.” You can check out my LadyBoss Blogger feature “Christina Semmens Helps Women Say Yes To Holiness” Elaine Rau, the founder of LadyBoss Blogger, has a phenomenal backstory to how she came to be doing what she is doing today, and both of us are similarly passionate about the power of story and how sharing it with others is of vital […]

Want A Way Into Clubhouse?

Many of you might have heard about the new IPhone social media app, Clubhouse. The Guardian wrote this about Clubhouse last month: “Part talkback radio, part conference call, part Houseparty, Clubhouse is a social networking app based on audio-chat. Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics – it is just like tuning in to a podcast but live and with an added layer of exclusivity. Well, I was blessed with a Clubhouse invite about a month ago, and I can honestly say that it is a marvelously fun time! My experience has […]