Tanning: My Story of Regret

I look like have shrapnel wounds all over my body. And no, I haven’t served a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan. I was an avid tanner for many years. And I’m only 30. Growing up in the sunny South, I have always loved tanning outdoors—laying out at the pool, beach, or even my backyard and slathering myself...

Franciscan Media Launches “Liberty + Vine”

We’re excited to announce the launch of Liberty + Vine, a new monthly digital magazine! Liberty + Vine’s tagline, “at the intersection of faith and life,” captures the essence of the magazine, which is designed to meet you wherever you might be on your personal spiritual path and offers inspiration...

The Aurora Shooting: Be Not Afraid

The Aurora, Colorado, shootings on July 20, 2012, hit a lot of people hard—including me. This weekend, as the pictures of people who lost their lives slowly emerged, it became even more real for me. Faces (more so than names) always prompt me to try and imagine who the people behind the photos actually...

Goodbye, Andy Griffith!

“My dad always taught me that the best lessons come from The Andy Griffith Show.” One of my Facebook friends posted this in response to news of Andy Griffith’s death, announced on July 3. I agree that the wholesome series and Andy Griffith’s fatherly character made for the kind of show you can plop...

What I’ve Learned from the Franciscans

In a few short months, I will have been working at Franciscan Media for five years. As I say goodbye to my twenties this month and I reflect on the last decade, it becomes apparent that a large part of my life has (naturally) centered around my job and my work “family.” My coworkers and I work in...

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