Roller Coasters, Rainbows and Judgment: Hold on for dear life....

"Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins." --Thomas Aquinas
This past weekend, my little family embarked upon what I am calling "Family Mini-Vacay 2015". We loaded up and headed West to Big D. For those of you who aren't from Texas, that's code for Dallas. And if we want to get really specific, we actually headed to Arlington, Texas, home of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas.

As we pulled up to the entrance of Six Flags on the first day, I was so excited I was shaking.

Seriously, I don't know who was teeming with more nervous, excited energy--me or the kids.

As we made our way into the park, I was taken back to the days of my own childhood. Each and every summer, my parents took our little family to this Texas-sized amusement park. It is one of my most treasured childhood memories.

However, as I led my little family down the familiar, curvy paths, I began to notice some transformations the park has experienced since my last visit as an adolescent.

And I am not talking about rides...