While there seems to be some debate on certain parts of Matthew’s story, all agree on one thing: Saint Matthew was a tax collector.
In the days leading up to the start of school I had several conversations with my son Sam and all of them started the same: “Mom, I’m scared to start first grade.”
Our church participated in our community back-to-school fair and it was a simple way to give a little love to kids going back to school, and it was cost effective.
It takes me by surprise when I am buying back to school supplies that we are still in the liturgical season of Pentecost, and will be for even longer, beyond purchasing the discounted Halloween Candy, all the way to the tip of Black Friday.
“Hey Mom, it’s a new world record…I lost my lunchbox on the first day of school!”This declaration from my newly minted 7th grader should have made me angry, or at least frustrated. Instead, I found myself laughing with relief and genuine glee; the pressure was off already.
I often find myself with 10 minutes in the carpool lane. Rather than scroll through my phone, I reach for my basket.
A new feature helps readers plan ahead to practice faith at home each month.
When the first day of school arrives, we celebrate like it’s a party.
These free, printable bookmarks are a way to remind both students and teachers of God’s presence with them as a new school year begins.