How can you model perseverance to your children? Sheena Lukose explains how to teach kids to accept difficulties and make it count!
The wooden beams of our own crib and cross were transformed before Judy Klein’s eyes by the wood of a judge’s gavel, as she heard her declare Ben “adopted” and Mark “father.”
Making a radical leap of faith, Colleen Mitchell packed her family’s belongings and necessities into 12 suitcases, embarking “sight unseen on a journey of redemption” to the poorest area of Costa Rica, unsure of what lay before them. Judy Klein tells the story.
Our question of the week: how can we help our children understand and deal with suffering and grief?
Being happy in life will involve rising above the difficulties through prayer and perseverance, observes Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh.
Erin Franco reminds us that suffering well is what makes a saint–not how extraordinary his or her suffering is. She explains how the crosses and problems we go through in life can be transformed into a kind of everyday martyrdom by cooperating with His grace to freely choose to suffer well.
Judy Klein relates the story of a stranger’s act of mercy and how it rerouted her son’s journey from addiction toward healing grace.