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Everything Matters–1 on 1 Conversation With Christine Cardoza

This last week, I had the privilege of sitting down for a conversation with Christine Cardoza, a Spiritual Business Mentor and Energy Healer based near Toronto, Canada. Christine and I had a wonderful conversation in which we shared our stories of how we came to be doing the work that we are doing; our respective struggles to heal from the past; the grace of increasing our awareness of the abundance of life surrounding us; and also the challenges inherent when attempting to address the weight of dysfunction that has been present for generations within our lives. I can attest that […]

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 Longer It Takes, The Greater The Glory”–1 on 1 Conversation with Terry Modica

Terry Modica is co-founder and Executive Director of Good News Ministries (GNM), author, international speaker, retreat director, photographer, podcast host, and faith formation teacher. Terry and I had connected through our respective work within the SmartCatholics community, and recently, Terry and I had the opportunity to speak about the work that she and GNM does. In addition, Terry and I reflected and shared about some of the different practices that we use to help us move through Holy Week with greater awareness, reverence and deep openness to whatever graces God wishes to bestow upon us during this holiest of weeks. Check […]

“Going Ever Deeper Into the Desert That Is Lent”–Episode #52 Say Yes to Holiness podcast

We are now two weeks into Lent, and it might seem like it’s already been forever. You know what I mean? But what I often tell people that instead of hesitating, we just need to double down and go even deeper. So this episode focuses upon Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you go ever deeper into the desert that is Lent so you can grow closer to God and become more like Jesus as you strive towards holiness. You check out the entire episode here: Episode 52–“”Going Ever Deeper Into the Desert That Is Lent” […]

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 […]

Direct Order from Saint Pope John Paul II Results in Decades of Books and Work for Monica McConkey—Say Yes to Holiness Podcast 1 on 1 Conversation

Monica McConkey and I have been crossing paths for the last five years–even though we weren’t aware of it until about a year ago! But God finally gave us occasion to connect, and the result has been a great joy as we have each discovered many common interests–both of us are wives, moms and authors, and we also each have the desire to serve God as best we can in the vineyard. For Monica, in addition to being wife and mom of 5 kids, she is also a designer, an architecture school survivor, and a crafter. She and her husband […]

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 […]

My Book is Now Available on Kindle!

It’s been a long time coming, but my book, Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life was just released as a Kindle book today on Amazon! Happy Feast of Or Lady of Carmel! Just so you are aware, the Kindle version is advertised as a “Bilingual English and Spanish edition” and “Spanish edition”. All this means is that the Kindle book (and eventually the print copy) will automatically include the Spanish version as well as the English version. Amazon has no way to advertise a blingual book, so they had to create the category for me! But […]

Encountering Christ and Being Transformed–Dianne Davis of ChristLife–1 on 1 Summit Interview

One of the panelists who participated in this spring’s Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit was Dianne Davis. Dianne is Director of Mission Expansion for ChristLife. In this special episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina and Dianne continue the conversation begun during the Say Yes Summit as they discuss Dianne’s work as part of the ChristLife team that is working to help people have an encounter with Christ, and then accompany them as they learn how to deepen that encounter and eventually share it with others. ChristLife’s story began with Dave Nodar, a Catholic layman, who […]