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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 […]

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 […]

Episode #63–Living the Resurrection Every Day–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

I have been a bit “quiet” this week as I have been spending time each morning leading the Marian Consecration group as we make the journey to either make (or renew!) our Marian Consecration using the book, Child Consecration to Jesus Through Mary by Blythe Marie Kaufman. However, for those of you who have decided, or are unable to join me each day this month, here is a podcast episode for to help you continue to live out the fullness of this Easter Season. In this episode, I share Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help […]

Episode 62–“Remaining Steadfast in Faith In The Midst Of Challenges”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this latest podcast episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that provides insights into how we can remain steadfast in our faith in the midst of challenges, and so we are prepared to share the cause of our joy with others during this Easter season. You can check out the entire episode here: Episode 62–Remaining Steadfast in Faith In The Midst Of Challenges May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and accompany you as you keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to embrace and SAY YES to holiness each and every day during this Easter season. […]

Sharing The Peace And Joy Of Easter With Others–Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube Video

Third Week of the Easter Season is now upon us. We have celebrated both the Easter Octave and Divine Mercy Sunday. And this last Sunday, we heard the account of of Jesus’ Resurrection appearance to the Apostles in the Upper Room. The joy and peace of the season just continues to expand and grow, doesn’t it? This reality actually brings up a couple of questions–how might I share this great mystery with others? How can I share the peace and joy of the Resurrection with my loved ones and with those around me? So, this week we focus upon how […]

The Abundance Of Easter Graces On The”At Home With Jim and Joy” Show

This last week, I had the blessing of being a guest on the “At Home With Jim and Joy” Show on EWTN. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, when we celebrate the outpouring and overwhelming abundance of God’s graces of love and mercy, I wanted to take a moment and share what a wondrous grace it was to spend time with both Jim and Joy. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the hosts of the show, Jim and Joy Pinto, according to their website, “…by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, Jim and Joy […]

Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this podcast episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that provides ways for you to enter more deeply into the mysteries, joys and blessings of the Easter Season.   You can check out the entire episode here: Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season” May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and accompany you in being able to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to embrace and SAY YES to holiness during this Easter season. Listen to: Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season” Or you can check out this podcast interview here […]

How Will YOU Respond This Holy Week? Connections Between Faith and Daily life YouTube Series

Holy Week is finally upon us! And with Holy Week comes the great challenge of living the great Triduum–Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Easter–in the midst of a world that continues to move along as if there is nothing special about these days. Work deadlines still occur, school and sports activities continue to happen, family responsibilities are ongoing, etc., etc. etc. Bottom line, the world doesn’t stop because it’s Holy Week. But this week should look different if we are followers of Christ. Our very lives should be proclaiming the reality of what we profess–that Jesus is our […]

“Being A Holy Listener”–Becky Eldredge 1 on 1 Conversation

Recently, I had the great pleasure to sit down and have a wonderful conversation with Becky Eldredge, Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017).   Becky leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Like me, she is passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, and help people make room for God in the busyness of their lives and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ.   Check […]