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And So We Wait In Silence And Hope…

Today is my favorite day of the Sacred Triduum—Holy Saturday. Why you may ask? Because it is a day that is full of possibilities that we know are going to be made real. Very simply, we know darkness, sin and death are conquered. We know that Jesus will rise from the dead on Easter morning. We know the ending of the story. But often, I think knowing how the story ends makes us impatient. We want all the possibilities now. It’s like Christmas Eve and we want to open our gifts before we go to Christmas Eve service. But it’s […]

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 […]

“Being a Person of Hope During Advent In The Midst of a Pandemic”—Episode 43 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In the latest episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you be a person of hope during this Advent season, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Listen to Episode 43–“Being a Person of Hope During Advent In The Midst Of A Pandemic” I hope this podcast encourages and helps you take action in your life to experience more hope, peace, joy and love, and inspires you to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES as you keep striving for holiness. Listen to to Episode 43–“Being a Person of […]

5 Signs That You Are Doing What God Wants You To Do In Your Daily Life—YouTube series

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel! This week, Christina shares about 5 Signs That You Are Doing What God Wants You To Do In Daily Life. This is a subject that consistently is being asked about in our world, especially now in the midst of all the disruption that continues to be caused by the COVID pandemic. May this video bring you insight into how you can properly determine if you are doing God’s will in your daily life so you can more fully […]

Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos—Episode 37 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast—Episode 37–Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that has helped me find peace amongst the chaos of life this week. May this conversation help you grow in your ability to grow in faith and are encouraged to SAY YES to whatever it is our Lord asks of you, so that together we can persevere on our journey together towards holiness. Enjoy listening to Episode 37–Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos Christina Semmens is a Roman […]

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos—Connections Between Faith and Life YouTube Series

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel. I recorded and released this video a couple of days ago on YouTube, but then neglected to let the Say Yes to Holiness community know! You might understand why once you watch Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos. This is a subject that is really touching home in a particular way this week for me, but I know what I am experiencing this week is similar to what many are dealing with out there, especially amid the COVID pandemic. […]

What Do I Do If I Disagree With The Church?

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel. This week, in What Do I Do If I Disagree With The Church? Christina speaks about what steps you can take if you find yourself in disagreement with the Church–particularly how you can go about forming your conscience. This topic is an outgrowth of the discussion happening right now in the Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge (see flyer below) that is occuring now until September 8th. You can join the Say Yes to Holiness Today […]

Growing in Trust in the Midst of Worldly Anxiety–Episode 30 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode–Episode 30–Growing in Trust in the Midst of Worldly Anxiety. In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help encourage and accompany you as you try to grow in trust in the midst of our current worldly anxieties, challenges and distractions. So here for your listening enjoyment is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast. May this conversation help you grow in your capacity to trust God in the midst of your daily challenges on our journey together towards holiness. Episode 30–Growing in […]

Ford v Ferrari And The Precious Few Driven To Do Something

In the last couple of months, the film Ford v Ferrari has been playing frequently on HBO. For those who are unfamiliar, Ford v Ferrari follows the story of a determined team of American and British engineers and designers, led by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. I was excited to […]

Become Unhackable To Embrace the Life God Created You For

I’ve had folks reach out to me about becoming “Unhackable” (my topic yesterday during my Facebook Live video—you can watch it here if you are on FB), but here is a brief summary: Unhackable helps you become clear, focused and on fire in your work and personal life through a step by step 30 day plan that helps you get your dream done. It’s the Elixir for Creating Flawless Ideas, Leveraging Superhuman Focus, and Achieving Optimal Human Performance Through Flow. No matter who you are or what you do, you can benefit from participating in this process. Our world has […]