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Say Yes to Holiness

By Christina Semmens
A podcast designed to inspire, encourage, and accompany you to finding purpose, peace and abundance in your daily life in the pursuit of holiness
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Episode 27–What Can I Start Doing Today To Help Change The World?

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Episode #80--Setting Aside Fear And Anxiety To Become Abiding Places of Mercy
In this podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands, and Feet to assist you in setting aside fear and anxiety to become an abiding place of mercy.  For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com  
31:04
July 20, 2021
Special Episode--"Creating an Unhackable Life By Stepping Into Flow"
In this special episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina speaks about how to create an Unhackable life by stepping into flow.  This is the recording of the planning and on-hands workshop held in early July that focused upon helping you close the gap between dreaming and doing by specifically talking about flow and how to step into it in order to create the Unhackable life of freedom, happiness, and fulfillment you desire. Best of all, this workshop gives you some very practical ways to improve your clarity, focus, and increase your productivity by up to 500% through some practical exercises! For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
01:04:05
July 14, 2021
Episode #79--How Prayer Transforms Us
In this episode, 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. For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness/  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com
28:00
July 8, 2021
Special Episode--Creating an Unhackable Life of Freedom, Happiness and Fulfillment
Special Episode--Creating an Unhackable Life of Freedom, Happiness and Fulfillment In this special podcast episode, Christina speaks about the costs of getting hacked, and how becoming Unhackable can provide the key to creating a life of freedom, happiness and fulfillment.  For more information:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness/  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
01:05:29
July 2, 2021
Episode #78--Becoming A Soul Of Prayer"
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you progress in the challenge of becoming a soul of prayer.   Episode #78--"Becoming A Soul Of Prayer"--Say Yes to Holiness Podcast   For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness/  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
25:38
June 25, 2021
Episode #77--"Bruce Lee Was A Master Evangelist"--1 on 1 Conversation with Jared Zimmerer, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker
This week's Say Yes to Holiness 1 on 1 Conversation podcast episode is with Jared Zimmerer, Director of the Word on Fire Institute, and continues the OSV Innovation Talk speaker series. So, can Kung Fu inform modern evangelization? The answer is yes and the tactics will startle you! This was a part of our conversation as well as Jared's talk, entitled, "Bruce Lee Was A Master Evangelist" which will send you on a mission to explore how the practices of a martial artist can assist in sharing the Gospel in the 21st Century. Jared’s love for Bruce Lee taught him principles of incredible success for sharing Christ’s message with the world. You are invited to stand alongside Jared and myself in wonder of this incredible icon of film and martial arts as well as appreciate the practicality of simplicity. Jared Zimmerer is the Senior Director of the Word on Fire Institute as well as an author and speaker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, a Master’s Degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary and is currently studying for a PhD in Humanities from Faulkner University. He and his wife Jessica live in North Texas with their six children. During our conversation, Jared shared a bit of his story and how he came to be at Word on Fire Institute, while running the gamut of topics about how to find places of truth in a culture; the challenges of evangelizing in a postmodern world; using film and literature to encounter and engage with others; the pedagogy of evangelization; why we can't be afraid to go deep into the faith, and the fundamental reality that "you cannot evangelize a culture that you do not love."  To listen to Jared’s OSV Talk, go to: https://www.osvtalks.com/zimmerer For more information:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoholiness/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
45:24
June 24, 2021
Episode #76-"Saying Yes Through Mary"
This week in the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina focuses upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you say yes to the invitation to enter the divine life offered to each one of us by God. 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!” For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
26:54
June 18, 2021
Episode #75--"The Subtle Deterioration of True Professionalism"--Jason Deuterman, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker
Episode #75 "The Subtle Deterioration of True Professionalism"--1 on 1 Conversation with Jason Deuterman, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker This Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode continues the series of conversations with OSV Innovation Talk speakers. This time the discussion is with Jason Deuterman, Director of Youth, Young Adults, and Campus Ministries in the Diocese of Dallas. With a fearless passion for Christ, Jason Deuterman has made it his mission to be counter cultural and share God’s love with every person.  At the very core of his being, Jason believes that every person’s story matters, most especially when experienced through the lens of the greatest story ever told—the story of Jesus Christ.  His raw authenticity coupled with an abiding love for Scripture is both inviting and challenging, as Jason believes deeply that while faith can often seem trendy, it means nothing unless it is transcendent. In his OSV Innovation talk, entitled, The Subtle Deterioration of True Professionalism, Jason speaks about how ministry is not a career…or at least…it shouldn’t be. However, ministry does demand professionalism in both approach and exercise. But what does this mean? Jason's talk invites us to assess their own ministry behavior and re-examine the high standards set by the history of professional ministry throughout time. For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com
36:34
June 18, 2021
Episode #74--"The Inefficient Innovator"--1 on 1 Conversation with Jason Shanks
In this podcast, Christina sits down with Jason Shanks, President of the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation and OSV Innovation Talk speaker to discuss his talk "The Inefficient Innovator" and the state of ministry and discipleship, especially within the Church.  Jason brings a wealth of background and experience to his role as President of OSV Institute, overseeing the annual OSV Challenge and OSV Talks, both launched to ignite creativity and entrepreneurship in the Catholic Church. His vision for renewal through innovation is unparalleled and stems from his conviction that the Church is evergreen from generation to generation and must be re-presented fresh and anew to today’s modern world. Our conversation covered many topics, including Jason's own life-threatening battle with COVID, the work of the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation and the crisis of innovation within the Church that prompted the "pivot" of the OSV Institute to focus upon innovation by sponsoring the OSV Innovation Challenge and launch the Innovation Talk series, fear, urgency of the mission to share the Good News, and how we all need to be about seeking to live out our life of faith "new in ardor, expression and method."  The OSV Institute is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging innovative and effective Church-related programs and activities helping Catholics fulfill their calling to discipleship, strengthen their relationship with Christ, deepen their commitment to the Church, and contribute to its growth and vitality in the world, so it was indeed a deep pleasure to be able to have this conversation with Jason to help further a mission very similar to the Say Yes mission to inspire, encourage and accompany every person to SAY YES to holiness and become saints God created us to be while embracing purpose, peace and abundance in daily life. This is a conversation that really set my heart on fire with a desire to keep seeking and challenging myself to become a better disciple and leader, so I hope that you, too, are inspired and encouraged to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to truly foster innovation in your own life of discipleship as well as the vineyard of our Lord. To listen to Jason's OSV Talk, go to: https://www.osvtalks.com/shanks Use the link below on your mobile phone (iPhone AND Android now have the Clubhouse app), and come join me for conversation in Clubhouse in the Missionary Discipleship Club: https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PGNRVaVmatalk    
45:19
June 12, 2021
Episode #73--"Embracing the Mystery of Corpus Christi"
In this episode, Christina shares food for the head, heart, hands and feet that will help inspire, encourage and accompany you in the pursuit of holiness and as we strive to embrace the mystery that is Corpus Christi.  For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com
27:18
June 9, 2021
Episode #72--"Exploring, Not Wandering”--Conversation with Karen and Curtis Hebert, Themelios Coaching
In this podcast, Christina sits down to speak with Karen and Curtis Herbert of Themelios Coaching. Themelios Coaching supports women who are entering the empty nest period of their life. Primarily, they focus upon helping you manage the transition, navigate your changing relationships, and find the exciting treasure that is awaiting you in the second half of your life. In fact, part of our conversation was about their proprietary exploration process they use to help you identify the unique contribution you bring to the world and to invest wisely in the next 20 years. Additionally, we spoke about Karen and Curtis' journey to where they are today, the process of discernment, diving into our true identity, and how we avoid "getting stuck" in the midst of monumental life change. Our conversation was one that truly inspired, encouraged and left me full of hope knowing that such well-trained, enthusiastic and faith-filled people are out there to help people through a period of life that can be extremely challenging, so I hope the conversation does the same for you as well! To find out more about Themelios Coaching, go to: https://thmlcoaching.com/ or join their free Facebook group here Just a reminder about the ongoing OSV Innovation Talk Sunday Podcast series that is happening in both Zoom and Clubhouse! Each Sunday in June at 9:30amEST, Christina hosts an in-depth conversation about a different OSV Innovation Talk that is featured and discussed--all as a way to spark creativity for how we go about living out our lives of discipleship and working in the vineyard. To have the Zoom link sent to you, you can sign up here: OSV Innovation Talks Sunday Podcast Series Or use the link below on your mobile phone (iPhone AND Android now have the Clubhouse app), and come join me for conversation in Clubhouse in the Missionary Discipleship Club: https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PGNRVaVmatalk For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
30:11
June 9, 2021
Episode #71--"The Perfection of Imperfection"--1 on 1 Conversation with Doug Tooke, OSV Innovation Talk Speaker
This podcast episode finds Christina spending time in conversation with Doug Tooke of ODB Films. Doug also is a recent OSV Innovation Talk speaker. His talk is entitled, The Perfection of Imperfection, and in a very emotional and entertaining way, Doug discusses the pitfalls of perfectionism and how we can learn to be “a candid polaroid in a photoshop world.” Doug is also the Vice President of Mission for both ODB Films and the Renovo Media Group. With Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Philosophy and Theology and a Masters in Pastoral Ministry he has over twenty-five years of professional ministry experience. He has traveled to over 100 Diocese in the past 25 years teaching, keynoting conventions, and training ministers, and is a recipient of the National Catholic Youth Ministry Award from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Doug currently lives in Helena, Montana with his wife Becky and their five daughters. Our conversation was far-ranging as we not only delved deeper into Doug's OSV talk, but also spoke of his key role in bringing the OSV Innovation Talks initiative to life; the state of engagement and participation within the life of the Church, especially by youth and young adults; the potential partnership that can happen between media and ministry; and the extremely hopeful future for the Church emerging within lay apostolates that are "moving with Christ." To listen to Doug's OSV Talk and further conversation, go to: https://www.osvtalks.com/tooke This podcast episode is the first in the OSV Innovation Talk Sunday Podcast series which will serve as the basis for an in-depth conversation about the OSV Innovation Talk topics in both Zoom and Clubhouse! Each Sunday in June at 9:30amEST, a different OSV Innovation Talk will be featured and discussed as a way to spark creativity for how we go about living out our lives of discipleship and working in the vineyard.   To have the Zoom link sent to you, you can sign up here: OSV Innovation Talks Sunday Podcast Series Or use the link below on your mobile phone (iPhone AND Android now have the Clubhouse app), and come join me for conversation in Clubhouse in the Missionary Discipleship Club: https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PGNRVaVmatalk For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
39:59
June 5, 2021
Episode #70--"Longing For Something New, Something Different"--Harley Packer 1 on 1 Conversation
In this episode, Christina sits down for a conversation with Harley Packer, a Catholic Inspirational speaker who helps listeners overcome fear, anxiety and hopelessness with faith, hope and love. During their conversation, they speak about Harley's journey of faith and the miraculous way that he came to attend Franciscan University in Steubenville; how the parable of the Prodigal Son became the touchstone for Harley's ministry; and also how faith, hope and love are the answers to fear, anxiety and hopelessness.  A special treat was Harley sharing his musical talents as he sang what has become a pandemic anthem of sorts for him and others, "How Can I Keep From Singing?"  Hope you enjoy this conversation with Harley, and that is helps fill you with faith, hope and love for your journey.  To connect with Harley and learn more about his work, go to: prayerfortheprodigal.com For more information: www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
43:13
June 1, 2021
Episode #69--"Leadership Means Being Uncomfortable"--1 on 1 Conversation with Kathy Kasten, Lioncrest Leadership
Episode #69--"Leadership Means Being Uncomfortable"--1 on 1 Conversation with Kathy Kasten In this episode, Christina sits down to speak with Kathy Kasten, founder of Lioncrest Leadership. Kathy is also the author of several books, including Ready, Set, Lead! and Drawing Out the Leader in Me Activity Book. She is a John Maxwell Team Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer and also certified in using the DISC Behavioral Assessment.  Our conversation was far ranging, but it primarily revolved around leadership, especially how leadership is a skill that can be learned; that leaders comes in all shapes and sizes; and practical steps for how we might go about cultivating leadership within our children.   To connect with Kathy, subscribe to her weekly newsletter, and learn more about her work, go to:  www.lioncrestleadership.com   For more information:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com
29:15
May 29, 2021
Episode #68--Remaining in Union With God To Heal, Unite and Call Others Home
In Episode #68, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you remain in Union With God To help bring about Healing, union and be able to call others Home For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
25:52
May 29, 2021
Episode #67--"Helping People Meet Jesus"--1 on 1 Conversation with Pete Burak
In this episode, Christina sits down for a 1 on 1 Conversation with Pete Burak, Director of id. id exists to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, and is a response to what Pope Emeritus Benedict called a “crisis of discipleship” in the Church today.  To learn more about id: https://www.id916.com/ To sign up for the Spirit-Filled Leader Course, go to: https://www.spiritfilledleadership.com/ For more information about Say Yes to Holiness: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
33:32
May 23, 2021
Episode #66--"Pentecost Is Upon Us! Are You Ready?"
Episode #66--"Pentecost Is Upon Us! Are You Ready?" In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that help to prepare us to be completely open to the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially on Pentecost. For more information, check out: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com 
22:21
May 19, 2021
Episode #65--"Being God's Hope, Love and Joy To All Those Around Us"
Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you be God's hope, love and joy to all those around us.  Say Yes to Holiness Podcast Episode #65  5-11-21  For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
24:07
May 11, 2021
Episode #64--Everything Matters--1 on 1 Conversation with Christine Cardoza
1 on 1 Conversation with Christine Cardoza To connect or learn more about Christine and her work with The Healing Soul School, you can message her or join the FB group, My Soul Reconnection at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysoulreconnection/ For more information:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
31:55
May 11, 2021
Episode #63--Living the Resurrection Every Day
In this episode, Christina shares food for the head, heart, hands and feet to help you live the resurrection each and every day. 
32:41
May 1, 2021
Episode 62--Remaining Steadfast in Faith In The Midst Of Challenges
Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you remain steadfast in your faith in the midst of challenges and also be ready to share the cause of your joy with others during this Easter Season.  To sign up for the Marian Consecration Group, go to: www.sayyestoholiness.com   For more information about the Say Yes to Holiness Movement:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
28:55
April 24, 2021
Episode 61--"Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season"
Christina shares ways to enter more deeply into the mysteries, joys and blessings of the Easter Season by sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet.   To Sign up for the First Things First Masterclass To watch Christina's two part interview on the "At Home with Jim and Joy" on EWTN
32:07
April 9, 2021
Episode 60--"Remembrance Is The Secret Of Redemption"--1 on 1 Conversation with K. Heidi Fishman
Conversation with K. Heidi Fishman, author of the book, Tutti's Promise and her efforts within Holocaust education.    To connect with Heidi and learn more about Tutti's Promise, go to: https://popjeandme.com/   To sign up for the First Things First Masterclass, go to: https://cs-development-group.ck.page/bef64caeed For more information:  http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens  www.christinasemmens.com
39:10
March 30, 2021
Episode 59--"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.   To learn more about Terry and her work, go to: https://gnm.org/    For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com
38:22
March 28, 2021
Episode 58--"Being A Holy Listener"--1 on 1 Conversation with Becky Eldredge
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). Our conversation was wide-ranging, but primarily revolved around ways to help others integrate their faith into their daily life as we spoke about prayer, the Examen, the importance of mentorship, what it takes to be able to be a "holy listener" as well as how to go about listening for the voice of God in the midst of our daily lives. To learn more about Becky and her work, go to: https://beckyeldredge.com/  To sign up for the free Say Yes to Holiness First Things First Masterclass happening the week of April 12th, click here
38:28
March 27, 2021
Episode 57--"Tips to Persevere and Increase Your Trust in God To Finish Lent Strong"
Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help you grow your trust in God and persevere so you can finish the Lenten season strong.  For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem www.christinasemmens.com On Clubhouse: csemmens
29:41
March 18, 2021
Episode 56--"Skellig Michael, Star Wars and the Rise of Voyage Comics--A Conversation with Philip Kosloski"
In this podcast, Christina sits down for a conversation with Philip Kosloski, founder of Voyage Comics and Publishing, whose mission is "to create exceptional entertainment, informed by Catholic values, that inspires people to live a heroic life. Through our products, we seek to advance the truth, beauty and goodness found in powerful stories." To learn more about Phil and his work, go to: http://www.philipkosloski.com/ You can order any of the Voyage Comics series here: https://shop.voyagecomics.com/ Click here to sign up for the Say Yes to Holiness 40 Day Challenge
38:31
March 16, 2021
Episode 55--Making Good Use of the Time Remaining To Us"
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help us make the best use of the time remaining to us during this Lenten season so we can truly rejoice at Easter.    To take the Say Yes to Holiness 40 Day Challenge, go to: www.sayyestoholiness.com  For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness  On Twitter: semcsem www.christinasemmens.com On Clubhouse: @csemmens
23:57
March 13, 2021
Episode 54--"Becoming Holy and Healthy"-1 on 1 Conversation with Lori Crock
Lori Crock, founder of Holy and Healthy Catholic is focused upon helping individuals experience the beautiful connection between spiritual and physical strength. Through prayer and discernment, teaching Kettlebell strength classes, creating a new faith and fitness online community with Fit to Serve Catholic Faith and Fitness, and leading SoulCore Rosary prayer, Holy and Healthy Catholic is explore how nurturing spiritual growth and caring for our bodies work together to make us stronger disciples for Christ in our everyday lives. Find out more at: http://www.holyandhealthycatholic.com/
32:43
March 9, 2021
Episode 53--"7 Daily Choices to Transform Your Relationships and Your Life"--1 on 1 Conversation with Dow Tippett
This week's podcast guest is Dow Tippett. For 30 years, Dow has been helping couples, families, and leaders learn to enjoy life and work together through full-time ministry. He brings that his passion to schools, teams, and business through the 7 Daily Choices frameworks. All this while leading a successful Martial Arts Training School with over 70 students. He has created numerous resources to help people overcome obstacles, create, build and sustain a thriving life, and optimize their leadership. One of his most popular books is 7 Daily Choices: How to Create, Build and Sustain A Thriving Life Together, a fable that helps people learn how to create a solid foundation for their relationships, build strength in all your teams, sustain trust even through the hardest times,  understand the bedrock choice of every relationship, and how to implement them in your life. To learn more about Dow and his work, go to: https://7dailychoices.com/ And for those free resources Dow mentioned, go to:  https://7dailychoices.com/gratitude  for your free gratitude ledger and then get your Parent's Guide to Help Your Children Succeed at: https://7dailychoices.com/lets-fly
38:59
March 7, 2021
Episode 52--"Going Ever Deeper Into the Desert That Is Lent"
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you journey ever deeper into the desert that is called Lent.  To take the Say Yes to Holiness 40 Day Challenge, go to: www.sayyestoholiness.com And if you want to go even deeper, check out the Camino, go to: https://www.sayyestoholiness.com/el-camino
23:29
March 6, 2021
Episode 51--"Take Time To Ground Ourselves in God's Presence"--Anne Kertz Kernion, 1 on 1 Conversation Say Yes to Holiness Podcast
Anne Kertz Kernion, founder of Cards by Anne, and author of Spiritual Practices for the Brain, sat down to talk with me about her latest book, and also about things that each of us can be doing to really ground ourselves in God's presence each and every day so that our minds, bodies and souls are nourished along the journey to holiness. 
42:36
February 28, 2021
Episode 50--"Don't Cling To Unforgiveness"--Brian Caley, Say Yes to Holiness Podcast 1 on 1 Interview
Brian Caley of The Behold Project sat down with Christina to discuss many very topical issues along with the challenges occurring in our society now and how we can look to history to help us in our response. In a special way, we spoke about how forgiveness is the key to unlocking the doors of reconciliation, along with opening a path to possible understanding and love for one's neighbor. Brian founded 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 mental health challenges to share their personal experience with it. The site shares posts, memes, stories, blogs, poems, and information within an environment that promotes peace and joy. During this season of Lent, and in the midst of continuing contentiousness in our political arena, I can't think of a more timely discussion to help each of us reflect upon how we might go about reflecting upon the power of our words and attitudes, and how we need to seek the Real Presence of Christ to find any answers.
36:34
February 27, 2021
Episode 49--Good God! It's Lent!
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet as she speaks about how the season of Lent is actually a reflection of the love of God rather than a annual punishment for us to atone for our sins, and invites us to go ever deeper into our spiritual journey. To learn more about the Camino, go to: https://www.sayyestoholiness.com/el-camino
26:56
February 23, 2021
Episode 48--Having an Unhackable Lent
The 30 Day Unhackable Catholics Book Club has just concluded, and this week (February 8th), the First Things First Masterclass will be happening, so in this special episode, Christina focuses upon bringing all the themes from Unhackable, a book written by Kary Oberbrunner, to bear upon how we can experience an Unhackable Lent. This bulk of this podcast was originally done as a webinar (and the webinar is available on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube Channel), but Christina added additional content to this podcast, particularly suggested resolutions for the week ahead, so make sure to listen all the way through! Hopeful that what is contained here provides Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire and encourage you to intentionally seek to have an Unhackable Lent in 2021 and assists you on the journey towards holiness. Sign up for the First Things First Masterclass here Sign up for the Say Yes to Holiness 40 Day Challenge beginning on Ash Wednesday
01:01:50
February 7, 2021
Episode 47--"How Can We Say Yes to God's Invitation?
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.  At the end of the podcast, Christina invites you to participate in the First Things First Masterclass.  You can learn more and sign up here: First Things First Masterclass For more information: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com​ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness​ On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens On Instagram: christinasemmens
28:59
February 3, 2021
Episode 46--How Can We Be Agents of Healing and Transformation in Our World Today?
This podcast episode contains a recap of the themes and lessons learned that emerged and discussed at length during the Say Yes to Holiness Winter Summit that happened the week of January 18-22, as well as how we might apply and integrate these themes into our daily life.  You can gain access to all of the Winter Summit speaker talks, and recordings of the 19 different Live Panel Discussions and Daily Recaps at:  smartcatholics.com/events/yes-winter-summit To register for the First Things First Masterclass happening the week of February 8th, go to: https://cs-development-group.ck.page/7c44d5a079
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January 30, 2021
Episode 45–“Are You Ready To Rejoice Yet?”
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you prepare you for being able to rejoice at Christmas and beyond
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December 20, 2020
Episode 44–Where True Joy Resides
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that help you to focus upon discovering and experiencing joy in the midst of the Advent season
26:51
December 12, 2020
Episode 43–Being a Person of Hope during Advent in the Midst of a Pandemic
Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet along with verses of Scripture to help inspire and encourage you during this Advent season in the struggle to be a person of hope in the midst of a pandemic
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December 5, 2020
Episode 42--Advent—Discerning How To Cultivate More Hope, Peace, Joy and Love in Your Daily Life
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help you discern how to cultivate more hope, peace, joy and love in your daily life this season and beyond
26:52
November 28, 2020
Episode 41–Staying the Course In The Midst of Setbacks, Unexpected Delays and Challenges
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet as she addresses the difficulty of staying the course in the midst of setbacks unexpected delays, and challenges faced in our daily lives
26:34
November 19, 2020
Episode 40–Judgement, Unworthiness and Mercy
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet as you continue on the journey towards holiness to help you reflect upon judgement, unworthiness and mercy
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November 11, 2020
Episode 39–On the Edge of Sanity While Moving Towards Sanctity
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire, encourage and accompany you on the journey towards holiness
26:47
October 31, 2020
Episode 38–The Clarity and Focus We Need To Experience Peace
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire, encourage, and accompany you on the journey towards holiness
23:41
October 17, 2020
Episode 37–Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire, encourage and accompany you in finding peace in the midst of the “chaos” that is daily life
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September 24, 2020
Episode 36–The Idea and Pursuit of Happiness
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you reflect upon the idea of happiness and take steps to discover happiness in your own life
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September 18, 2020
Episode 35–Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage and accompany in the pursuit of holiness, particularly in striving to satisfy our deepest desires and longings
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September 11, 2020
Episode 34–Persevering in the Things That Matter
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands, and Feet to help encourage, inspire and help you persevere in the things that matter in the spiritual life, particularly living the life of grace, striving to grow daily in virtue and abandoning ourselves to God’s will
28:07
August 25, 2020
Episode 33–Encountering Peace In The Midst of the Fear and Uncertainty
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help inspire, encourage and accompany you on the journey towards holiness
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August 13, 2020
Episode 32–The Truths That Propel Us Towards Our Life’s Purpose and Unique and Unrepeatable Mission
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage and accompany you as you strive for holiness
26:35
August 3, 2020
Episode 31--“God Is Bigger Than We Can Imagine”—Overcoming Fear and Anxiety In Uncertain Times
In this episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you overcome fear and anxiety during the uncertainties of dealing with COVID, societal unrest and the start of a new school year
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July 29, 2020
Episode 30–Growing in Trust in the Midst of Worldly Anxiety
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help encourage, inspire and accompany you on the journey towards holiness by growing in trust in the midst of worldly anxieties
27:27
July 20, 2020
Episode 29–Hamilton, the Founding Fathers and the Journey Towards Holiness
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet inspired by the Broadway play turned movie, Hamilton: Am American Musical, and designed to encourage, accompany and challenge you for the journey towards holiness
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July 8, 2020
Episode 28—COVID Brain Fog or Wisdom for the Journey? My Best Attempt at the Later...
Christina’s Best Attempt at sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage and nourish you for the spiritual journey from the midst of her current COVID induced brain fog.
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June 30, 2020
Episode 27–What Can I Start Doing Today To Help Change The World?
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to nourish, inspire, and encourage you in the pursuit of holiness and to help change the world in the wake of the protests brought about by the death of George Floyd
30:45
June 13, 2020
Episode 26–What’s the Path Ahead In Our Current World Of Turmoil?
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage and accompany you in the challenge to strive for holiness in our current world of turmoil
27:33
June 3, 2020
Episode 25–Summit Week! Pivoting Towards Our Best Selves in the Midst of the Pandemic
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help us challenge our assumptions, identify our priorities, and dream big in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
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May 22, 2020
Episode 24–Trusting the One Certainty in a Sea of Change
In the sea of change that is society right now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you grow in trust and deepen your faith
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May 14, 2020
Episode 23–“Hastening Towards Your Heavenly Home During A Pandemic”
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you in the journey towards holiness during the COVID 19 pandemic
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May 6, 2020
Episode 22–How To Glorify God Even When We Are Stuck At Home
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage and challenge you to be able to glorify God even as we remain stuck at home because of the pandemic
20:12
April 30, 2020
Episode 21–Embracing the Life God Created You For During a Pandemic—Masterclass Edition
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you embrace the life God created you for in the midst of a pandemic with a special invitation to the Say Yes to Holiness TODAY Masterclass
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April 25, 2020
Proclaiming Easter By Our Very Lives—Episode 20
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet specifically focused upon living out the message of Easter in our lives
23:51
April 15, 2020
No Public Mass & COVID-19: How Can We Accompany Jesus During Holy Week?
Special Holy Week Edition—Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet—How we can still accompany Jesus throughout Holy Week during these extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic
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April 7, 2020
Tips for Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you pursue holiness during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future
28:33
March 26, 2020
“Making Lemonade In The Midst of a Pandemic”
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to inspire, encourage, and accompany you on the road to holiness in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
20:32
March 16, 2020
“Using Lent Well On The Path Towards Holiness”
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet in the pursuit of using Lent well on the path to holiness
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March 4, 2020
Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving: The Keys To A Joyous Lent
Discussion of how fasting, prayer and almsgiving work together to help us grow closer to God and become more like Jesus during Lent
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February 29, 2020
Preparing for Lent—3 Questions To Ask To Make Sure Our Lenten Journey Is Filled With Many Graces
Episode 1 of Season 2; Focusing upon the questions we need to ask ourselves in preparation to embark upon a truly grace-filled Lenten season
25:30
February 19, 2020
“Never Without God”: Decreasing Anxiety and Finding Wisdom for the Journey
Food for the head, heart hands and feet that addresses the topics of spiritual reading, setting aside discouragement and anxiety, and finding purpose and hope in daily life
18:44
January 8, 2020
“Yes, Virginia, There Is A Christmas Season”
Food for the Head, Heart Hands and Feet amidst the discussion of the Christmas Season and How to Celebrate It Fully
17:02
January 2, 2020
Holding Fast To The Joy of Christmas Forever
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to encourage and accompany you on the Way
17:41
December 27, 2019
Perseverance in the Last Days of Advent: Success Strategies
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help you persevere during the last days of Advent so you can experience the blessings of Christmas more fully without the stress and frustration
22:46
December 18, 2019
4 Ways to Grow Closer to God and Be More Like Jesus in the Hustle and Bustle of the Holiday Season
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to encourage and help you find peace in the midst of the busy holiday season
20:34
December 11, 2019
Simple Ways to Embrace the Advent Season
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet and simple ways to embrace the Advent season
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December 4, 2019
“You Can Grow In Gratitude at the Holidays: Here’s How”
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet to help us grow in gratitude, especially during the holidays
20:55
November 27, 2019
“The Way to Love Your Parents and Family More Easily”—Say Yes to Holiness Podcast #6
Spiritual Reading, Honoring our Parents, Gratitude, Jesus’s Model and Assistance
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November 20, 2019
November 14, 2019
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November 14, 2019
“God’s Will and Our Will” The Say Yes to Holiness Podcast Episode 5
God’s Will; Discernment; The Examen; How Worship Helps Us Do God’s Will Better
18:46
November 13, 2019
Say Yes to Holiness Episode 4
All Saints, All Souls; Purification; Purgatory; and The Call to Greatness
25:27
November 6, 2019
Episode 3–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast
Food for the Head, Heart, Hands, and Feet I gathered while attending the Igniting Souls Conference
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October 30, 2019
Say Yes to Holiness Podcast #2
Focusing on ways to change your life by changing your heart
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October 23, 2019
Say Yes to Holiness Inaugural Podcast
Some ground rules and an overview of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, along with some thoughts to help encourage and inspire you on your journey towards holiness during this week
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October 15, 2019