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“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 […]

This Is The Way—How To Respond In A Moment Of National Crisis–YouTube Connections Between Faith and Life Series

This week has been a rough one, hasn’t it? To that end, this week’s addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube series focuses upon sharing how we can respond in a moment of national crisis. Enjoy watching, “This Is The Way—How To Respond In A Moment Of National Crisis” This video will give you 4 points to focus upon for how you can pursue the way in the midst of the challenges presented by the current climate in our country. Enjoy watching, “This Is The Way—How To Respond In A Moment Of National Crisis” Another way to […]

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 […]

My Gift To You On This 11th Day of Christmas…

On this 11th day of Christmas, my gift to you echoes the Eleven Pipers Piping who are representative in the Twelve Days of Christmas song of the faithful eleven Apostles. Two groups of “missionaries” who have been faithfully sharing the Good News of the Gospel of the reality of God’s love and mercy are the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) and the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (SMM). So, today, on this 11th Day of Christmas, my 11 gifts to you are from my own ministry as well as from the fruitful ministry of both the priests […]

My Gift To You On This 10th Day of Christmas…

On this 10th day of Christmas, my gift to you revolves around the Ten Lords a Leaping–who in the Twelve Days of Christmas song are representative of the Ten Commandments. In addition, I also have had the privilege of praying and working alongside members of a women’s religious community that is very near and dear to my heart–the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word (SSeW) who are located at Casa Maria Convent and Retreat House in Irondale, Alabama. The Sister Servants of the Eternal Word is a public association of the faithful founded by Mother Mary Gabriel Long in 1987. […]

My Gift To You On This 9th Day of Christmas…

On this 9th day of Christmas, which also happens to be a First Saturday, the gifts I have for you are inspired by both our Lady, Mary, Mother of God, and the Nine Ladies Dancing–who in the Twelve Days of Christmas song are representative of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. So, my 9 gifts to you are: Say Yes to Holiness blog post about Blythe Kaufman and her new book, Child Consecration to Jesus Through Mary 2. Interview with Blythe Kaufman, Founder of the Children’s Rosary Movement Say Yes to Holiness YouTube Video 3. The Children’s Rosary Movement’s PDF […]

My Gift To You On This 8th Day of Christmas (and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God)…

On this 8th day of Christmas, we also celebrate the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. The 8th day is also when the Church remembers the circumcision and naming of Jesus, which as faithful Jews, Joseph and Mary would have been extremely attentive to celebrating in order to ensure that Jesus would be a part of God’s Chosen People. Very appropriate indeed, as the eight maids a milking from the twelve days of Christmas song are a reference to the 8 Beatitudes, which of course Jesus gave us during His preaching ministry as the ultimate model of what the fullness […]

My Gift To You On This 5th Day of Christmas…

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: 1. The link to the Webinar Replay from last night’s “Become Unhackable in Work and Life in 2021” 2. This week’s Say Yes to Holiness YouTube Video, “Becoming ‘Lights’ of the Christmas Season” 3. Fr Mike Schmitz’s YouTube video, “Living Life Through the Lens of […]

“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 […]