Move Forward

Growing up, my mother always said she could read the state of my mind by the state of my bedroom. If it was organized, I was in a good place. If it was a mess, so was I. It’s true—I crave order in my surroundings. People who can live and work in chaos are a mystery to me. In fact, a couple months back,...

Thirtysomething

Jimmy Buffet comes to Cincinnati almost every year. I’m one of the few people who have never gone to one of his concerts. A few months back, my friend Ryan was assembling a group to go. This is how the text conversation went down: “We R goin 2 Buffet in August. U coming?” “Are you drunk?” “Come...

Liberty + Vine: Hope in a Digital Format

As my family and friends know, it’s easy for me to get lost. Happens all the time. Unless you write out directions so explicit a third grader could follow them, I’ll lose my way. Bank on it. Recently I was driving through a part of eastern Kentucky I had never been before. Lost, I called my dad—who...

Q&A about “Liberty + Vine”

Susan Hines-Brigger, editor of Liberty + Vine, sits down for a Q&A about this new digital magazine from Franciscan Media. What is Liberty + Vine? What’s it about? Liberty + Vine is a monthly digital magazine from Franciscan Media that seeks to meet people wherever they are on their spiritual paths....

Let the Games Begin

I love the Summer Olympics. Let me rephrase: I live for the Summer Olympics. For the two weeks that the Games are televised, I lose focus of pretty much every other area of my life. I’m not as communicative with friends—and I’m not sorry about it. I’m constantly checking the medal count...

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