prayer

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Episode #79–“How Prayer Transforms Us”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you grow in awareness and understanding of how it is that prayer transforms us and makes all things possible in our lives–in particular, being able to experience more purpose, peace and abundance in our daily life. You can check out the episode here: Episode #79–How Prayer Transforms Us May this podcast help inspire, encourage and accompany you to continue doing WHATEVER IT TAKES so we can tell the Master of Death, “Not Today!” Listen to: Episode #79–How Prayer Transforms Us Or you […]

Episode #78–“Becoming A Soul Of Prayer”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet all designed to help you more fully become a soul of prayer. You can check out the episode here: Episode #78–“Becoming A Soul Of Prayer” May this podcast help inspire, encourage and accompany you to continue doing WHATEVER IT TAKES so we can tell the Master of Death, “Not Today!” Listen to: Episode #78–“Becoming A Soul Of Prayer” Or you can check out this podcast here on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel And in case you missed the lastest podcast episode, […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“Embracing Your Wicked Good, God Awe-Full Life”–Roberta Bryer-King Podcast Interview

This week, I had the great joy of hosting Roberta Bryer-King, on the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. Roberta and I first connected at the Igniting Souls Conference last year, and since then, we have been encouraging and supporting one another from afar as we each have now completed our books and brought them to publication. Roberta is the author of the book, Embracing Your Wicked Good, God Awe-Full Life, now available as a Kindle book, and will available on Amazon in paperback and hardback on November 19th. Roberta describes herself as a bit of a Renaissance woman as her […]

“Enduring COVID and Practicing the Presence of God”

My husband woke up not feeling well with a pounding headache, low fever, and tiredness and simply thought he had a sinus infection. Two days later, I felt like I had a sore throat coming on and then woke up feeling like I had gotten run over by a bus. We went to the doctor to be tested, and then received the results that no one wants to hear right now—we were COVID positive. And so, our six-week journey of enduring COVID-19 began. And I say endure, because enduring truly was our experience. For me, I ran a low-grade fever […]

News of Hope Regarding Dan Burke’s Health Status!

It is with joy that I share this update from Dan Burke’s wife, Stephanie, which indicates Dan is improving! Keep praying, and remember the power of prayer during this pandemic! Divino Nino, pray for us! From Stephanie: Dear Friends, I have hopeful news today. Dan’s tubes were removed this morning and he has been breathing on his own. His oxygen levels are good and his fever is receding, only coming at night now. The nurse feels that if he continues like this, they will be moving him out of ICU later today or tomorrow. He has a long way to […]

Update on Dan Burke

Let me echo Stephanie Burke’s heartfelt THANK YOU for your prayers for Dan. According to her update that I pasted below, Dan has not declined , but is stable. Let us continue to be united in prayer for Dan, Stephanie and the many others around the world who are fighting COVID-19. From Stephanie… Dear Friends, Thank you — a thousand thank you’s — for your prayers for Dan. As promised, I want to keep you updated and ask you to continue to pray for his healing. Dan’s condition remains serious but stable. He is still on a ventilator, but his health has […]

“Using Lent Well On The Path To Holiness”

This week’s podcast goes a little deeper into how living Lent well can increase your growth in grace on the path to holiness. Some of the Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet shared in this episode: Discussion of why Lent is such a wondrously grace-filled journey for the entire Body of Christ Conversation about what St Augustine was talking about when he exhorted, “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld” Suggestions for resolutions for how to take what is in this podcast and apply it to your daily life If you are striving to grow in holiness and […]

Am I Experiencing Contemplation In My Prayer Life? This Article Helps You Discern Arightly

Absolutely PHENOMENAL article by Dr David Torkington posted on Spiritual Direction.com about meditation and contemplation. and In particular, Dr. Torkington provides a beautiful insight into understanding how these aspects of prayer are at work within the spiritual life by giving a broader understanding of several prayer practices that speak of how one “enters contemplation.” This article is illuminating and insightful, and my hope is that it helps as you are finalizing your preparations for Lent, too. Prayers that you continue to do whatever it takes to continue on the road to holiness so together we can tell the Master of […]