Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

As we put the finishing touches on the October issue of Liberty+Vine magazine, my thoughts turn to fear. That’s because we chose the concept of fear and its many facets as the driver behind next month’s articles in L+V. Fear isn’t always a bad thing, of course. Sometimes it helps us make...

On the Flip Side

When I do my weekend cardio at the gym, I often spend my time on the elliptical flipping through an odd melange of magazines that have been cast off by those whose exercise for the day is, blissfully, complete. This past Saturday, it finally hit me: Those magazines make me feel terrible about myself! I have...

I Love You More Than Chicken Tacos

Today my “baby” cousin turns 20 years old. This blows my mind! I am amazed that my cousin—who always has felt like a little sister to me— is no longer a child and has not been for years. Harley is about to be a junior in college, but more than that, her creativity, intellect, and talent are...

When I Grow Up

At 36 years old, I probably ought to know what I want to be when I grow up. Ah, if only it were that simple! I have a good career, a patient husband, many loving friends, and the best mother on earth. I have everything I need and, frankly, most of what I want. Yet I still find myself searching—often...

‘Be Kind Anyway’

A friend posted a Mother Teresa quote on Facebook on Monday morning, and by the time afternoon came, I could see it was another instance of the Spirit moving in mysterious ways. I had been asked to help with something very important, and strange as it sounds, it was something both very simple and very...

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