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“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” […]

Episode #51–“Take Time To Ground Yourself In God’s Presence”–Anne Kertz Kernion–1 on 1 Conversation Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Happy Second Sunday of Lent! This Sunday’s Gospel shares the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration, and it totally complements the conversation that I had recently with Anne Kertz Kernion, founder of the inspirational greeting card company Cards by Anne. Anne is also an international lecturer and retreat leader and holds an MA in Theology from Duquesne University, a Certificate in the Science of Happiness, and a Graduate Certification in Positive Psychology. She is also author of A Year of Spiritual Companionship, and enjoys biking and hiking. Anne’s latest book, Spiritual Practices for the Brain relies on the most current research to […]

“Don’t Cling To Unforgiveness”–Brian Caley in Episode #50 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast 1 on 1 Interview

Greetings! Since we are in the midst of Lent, it’s probably appropriate to confess that I am WAY behind on getting out my latest 1 on 1 podcast interviews, but today begins my seeking to rectify that by sharing each of these wonderful interviews with you. The first conversation I have to share is one I had with Brian Caley of The Behold Project. Brian began The Behold Project as a way to help reduce the stigma of mental health issues and to raise awareness for Christians about those issues while seeking to create a space for those struggling with […]

Episode #47–“How Can We Say Yes to God’s Invitation?”–Say Yes To Holiness Podcast

In this episode, Christina provides some Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire and encourage you while discussing how we might SAY YES to God’s invitation to work alongside Him in the vineyard in our daily life to save souls and make saints on our own journey towards holiness. You check out the entire episode here: Episode 47–“How Can We Say Yes to God’s Invitation? May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and accompany you in being able to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep striving for holiness. Listen to Episode 47–“How Can We Say Yes to […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

And My Gift To You On This 4th Day of Christmas is…

On this 4th day of Christmas, (the Feast of the Martydom of the Holy Innocents), my gift to each of you within the Say Yes to Holiness Community are 4 items from my own Say Yes to Holiness ministry: This week’s Say Yes to Holiness Newsletter (#91) 2. The latest Say Yes to Holiness 1 on 1 Podcast Interview with Susan Pieper (audio) 3. “A Special Place for Santa” Video–my talk for the Emmanuel Fair and Festival 4. The link to RSVP to attend tonight’s “Become Unhackable in Work and Life in 2021” Liveanar happening on Zoom, in SmartCatholics and […]

“Are You Ready To Rejoice Yet?”—Episode 45 of the Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that focuses upon making sure that we are ready to rejoice at Christmas by making sure we are rooted in hope, resting in peace and sharing the joy of the Christmas season. Listen to Episode 45–“Are You Ready To Rejoice Yet? May this podcast help prepare you to fully rejoice on Christmas as we celebrate the Good News that God loves us so much that he came to be one of us. May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and […]