You've got to know the Word of God. That's what St. John Chrysostom taught, as proven by the great quote in this Vultus Christi post, in which he refers to God's Word as "a chest of medicines."
Such inspiring words on the blessings of having many children: Pope Pius XII addresses the Directors of the Associations of Large Families in this excerpt of his 1958 speech, published by Tradition in Action
How much money and effort should we spend on saving a pet's life? In other words, what is the right ordering of our affections when it comes to animals we love? Hilary White tenderly relates the story of her dying cat, Winnie, in this post for Orwell's Picnic, "Loss and Pet Love."