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“How Can We Be Agents of Healing and Transformation in Our World Today?” Episode 46–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

The Say Yes to Holiness podcast is back! After several weeks off for family time and rejoicing during the Christmas season, and then spending time reformatting the technical backend of the podcast to try and serve each of you better, I finally got a new episode put together for your listening enjoyment. This week, I share the 5 themes that emerged from the recent Say Yes to Holiness Winter Summit: We have to begin with ourselves Need to strive to live in the Present Moment In Community to become our Best Selves It is through our ordinary lives/work that we […]

Is Cheerfulness the REAL Vaccine We Need For The COVID 19 Pandemic?

Good morning! I pray that this finds you and yours doing well in the midst of the continuing pandemic. This week’s addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube series focuses upon how transformative cheerfulness can be in the world around us. This question was a part of the Say Yes to Holiness Winter Summit last week, so I went a bit deeper here into how cheerfulness might be the actual vaccine we need in the midst of the continuing COVID 19 pandemic. Enjoy watching, “Is Cheerfulness The REAL Vaccine We Need For The COVID 19 Pandemic?” This […]

“Real Life, Real Love, Real Faith”-Podcast Interview with Emily K Whiting

Emily K Whiting and first crossed paths in the midst of the God is Mercy conference held in SmartCatholics. As I learned Emily’s story, I discovered we as many things in common, and I knew that I needed to have her on to the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. Emily is a born and raised Catholic but it wasn’t until college that she grew to know Jesus on a deeply personal level. She has a bachelor of science degree in agriculture communications and minors in animal science and psychology, but she eventually transitioned into a marketing and journalism career. Emily […]

FREE Say Yes to Holiness Winter Summit Starts Monday!

Hey, Everyone! Am SUPER excited that the Say Yes to Holiness Winter Summit is beginning this coming Monday! I can’t think of a better time for us to have a Summit where the speakers AND the participants get to pray together, discuss and learn together, and then make a plan for how they can take their next best step in moving forward to become an agent of healing and transformation in our world today. Also, this Summit is absolutely FREE. You can RSVP and participate in the live sessions for FREE. You can watch all the videos for FREE. But if you want […]

My Gift To You On This 12th (and final!) Day of Christmas Is…

On this 12th day of Christmas, my gift to you are an assortment of resources, videos, blog posts, podcasts, and social media community links from the Say Yes to Holiness ministry. My hope is that they can help us be mindful of, and be entry points to dive deeper into understanding the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed–which the 12 drummers drumming represent in the Twelve Days of Christmas song. Those twelve points of belief in the Apostle’s Creed are: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord Who was […]

“Like a Foretaste of Heaven”-Podcast Interview with Susan Pieper, Catholic Spiritual Mentorship Program

Susan Pieper and I first met in 2013 through the Catholic Spiritual Mentorship Program that is run by the Holy Family School of Faith of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas under the auspices of Archbishop Joseph Naumann. Over the last seven years, I have had the privilege of walking the journey towards holiness alongside Susan in both prayer and spiritual friendship. In this podcast, Susan shares what she has most recently been doing, how our Lord has been working in her life to continue to transform her into a saint, and shares some of the stories associated with the […]

The Challenges and Joys of Discipleship, Mission and Sharing the Good News

This last week, I was part of the radio show, Southern Catholic Living, which is co-hosted by Alex Kubik. Alex is the Director of the Office of Discipleship and Mission for the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, and in addition to being a good friend, he also was gracious enough to serve as a panelist for the Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit held earlier this year. In addition to supporting missionary discipleship at all levels of mission and ministry, his office also provides service for young adults and campus ministry. Alex has over twenty years experience in Catholic […]

Pursuing Relationships, Friendships, and “New Habits of Mind” During A Pandemic

Earlier this summer, I was able to connect with Daniel McCormick, another Say Yes to Holiness Summit panelist from this spring’s Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit. Daniel is the Director of the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Birmingham, and am privileged to also call him friend and brother in Christ. Daniel is a happy husband, a father of 3, and a catechist who is currently working for the diocese. He previosuly has served as a Catholic school teacher, parish director of religious education, and done sacramental preparation for children, youth and adults. He is commited […]

Take Your Talents Online–Chris Trammell–1 on 1 Post-Summit Interview

This weekend, I was able to connect with Chris Trammell, another Say Yes to Holiness Summit panelist from this spring’s Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit. Chris is a Business Growth Strategist & Consultant who is committed to bringing more goodness to the world.​He chose to stop working for global brands like Nike, and committed to venturing out on his own because he knew that he wanted to focus on those individuals that were committed to bringing and being a positive change for their communities and the causes that brought out their highest purpose gifts.​ In this special episode of the Say Yes […]

Quiet Surrender as the Path to Growth–Katherine Haghighi–1 on 1 Summit Interview

Another Say Yes to Holiness Summit panelist from this spring’s Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit is Katherine Haghighi. Katherine is a trained music therapist who worked in hospice care for 15 years. Her experience with patients and their families greatly impacted her work as she transitioned from working in the field directly to educating professionals about hospice care. Meeting with physicians, health care facility directors and insurance companies about hospice care continually shed light the lessons she had learned from patients young and old. Katherine earned her music education and music therapy degree from the College of Wooster […]