Have faith, will travel

At last, the days of summer have arrived! Even if your own school days or your children’s school days are long behind you, there is still something pleasant and unique about the change of season at this time of year. On the long, slow, hot…

May around the world

By Danielle Bean At last, it’s May! God is good! After what felt like a never-ending winter season, at last the air is fresh, the sun is warm, and flowers are blooming. This is such a lovely, hope-filled time of year, it’s no wonder we set…

Love built on rock

By Danielle Bean One of my daughter Gabrielle’s favorite objects is a small rock that is covered with worn pink paint, tiny red hearts, and the words “I love you.” She never tires of looking at and asking me about this gift I made and gave…

A Mother’s Liturgy of the Hours

I grew up with a dad who prays the Liturgy of the Hours, and as a result, the Church’s daily pockets of prayer have always held a special attraction for me. Perhaps when I am an older woman, I will live the kind of life conducive to praying…

Dads Give The Gift of Faith and Learning

It was sharing time. My first-grade teacher gathered the children in class and we sat, cross-legged in the sharing circle. “We’ll go around the room,” she told us, “And tell what our parents’ jobs are.” The other children shared about…