Before the Miracle, I Believed—Now I Know.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me." (detail) by Carl Bloch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The following story is true. It happened to me. I will never, ever forget it. I had been a Carmelite Sister for many years when this story occurred. It changed my life forever, and I came away from the experience with an explosion of faith bursting within my soul. To cut to the quick and bring forth the significance of […]

Seven Steps to Combat Grocery Checkout Lane Smut

I was unloading a mound of groceries onto the conveyor belt during a recent trip to a major superstore when my 7-year old said, “Mom, the baby is looking at something inappropriate.” Since I was calculating the cost of an astronomical food bill for a family of eight, I only half-listened to my child’s cautionary words. When I turned my […]

Preparing Children for the “Real World”

I came across an interesting post this morning about Dr. Ray Guarendi’s response to a mother’s question regarding protecting her chilren’s innocence.  This mom regularly hears from her peer group: You can’t protect them forever.  There is a real world out there.  They have to learn to deal with life.  I found this post interesting because my wife and I regularly […]