With the wonderful feast of All Saints Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about our children and what they think of becoming saints. Many of us adults know that we are called to be saints. But how many of us actually believe that we will reach that lofty goal? How many of us, when we consider our human weaknesses, feel discouraged? Sanctity is for Fr. So and So, but not for me. I often think if ever I go straight to Heaven, it will be on the coattails of the holy people around me or through a trap door.
After last week’s post, it’s time for a good laugh…
When I was in graduate school, I had a fantastic piano teacher. As a pedagogy student, I enjoyed talking to him about his thoughts and advice on teaching. For even with a variety of students from around the globe, he had a way of understanding how to motivate and inspire each pupil. One of the things he advised was that I get to understand my students better by learning about their temperaments.
October. The air grows chill, and the leaves begin to fall. Pink ribbons decorate the stores reminding us that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Much lesser known is the fact that October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Statistics say that among women who know they are pregnant, 8-20% will lose their child to miscarriage by the 12th week. That’s as high as 1 in 5 pregnancies ending in loss. There are countless women who bury the grief of miscarriage in their hearts, rarely ever speaking about it.
This week we continue our interview with Carolyn Smith, veteran homeschool mom of ten, and author of Growing Up in God’s Image: A New Approach to the Facts of Life Talk.