Cary News features and Faith Filter Columns from 2011 to 2016:
Volunteers with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving become like family to seniors living alone and without support from family published Nov. 26, 2016.
First United Methodist Church in Cary helps orphans survive then thrive, published September 2016.
Cary Christian School starts a new chapter with the first legacy student, Calista Austin published August 10, 2016.
Ministry comes full circle for Pastor James White, pastor of Christ our King Community Church published June 1, 2016.
Finding hope, redemption in prison published May 6 with the story of the Steen Family of Apex who want others to know of the help they received from Pardoned by Christ ministry.
Triangle Community Church paints love of Christ, published April 8, 2016.
Forgione Family story of faith, family as Ivy' has her surgeries, published March 2, 2016.
Men of Armor: Daddy-Daughter Dances create lasting bond, published February 3, 2016.
Woodland Community Church in Cary; the little church that could with Pastor Mark Blanton, published January 6, 2016.
2015 Faith Filter Columns
Larry Perkins, PNC Arena VP, writes of struggles and helps others move forward, published December 1, 2015.
Point Church Care Ministry feeds the hungry and offers clothing on Saturdays, published November 4, 2015.
YMCA aims to end child sexual abuse, published October 7, 2015.
Jobhunters find faith, resources in Colonial Baptist Group, published September 2, 2015.
Mission Trip to Ecuador delivers hope and healing, published August 5, 2015 and features Cary Church of God missionaries.
Amy Carroll, author of "Breaking Up with Perfect," published July 1, 2015.
Fathers go 'All In' for children with focus on Derrick Byrd and the N.C. Fatherhood Conference published June 3, 2015.
One couple's journey to adoption relies on faith with focus on the Baker's and their steps to adopting girls from China, published May 6, 2015.
Music soothes the soul and brings healing with focus on Dori Staehle and Nancy Panko, local authors who published stories about how music helped, published April 1, 2015.
Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference fans flames of faith with focus on Marielle Tooley published March 4, 2015.
Bible Studies help women refresh their faith with a focus on Debbie W. Wilson published on February 4, 2015.
YMCA director helps teens turn dreams into reality with a focus on "Yo Sobha" published January 5, 2015.
2014 Features and Columns. In addition to the features listed below, many past columns can now be found on Liza's Blog page under Faith Filter archive section.
"Expansion project at Beth Shalom" article includes recipe for Potato Latkes. Published Nov. 24, 2013.
"Female pastors are few, but important" highlight on Rev. Joanne VerBurg of Covenant Christian Church, Rev. Carla Gregg or Good Shepherd, and Pastor Classy Preston of Pleasant Grove.
"The First Christmas Carol: a Miser, a Manger, a Miracle" is sure to be a holiday favorite! Published Dec. 4, 2013
November feature "Brown Bag Ministry is way to give back" highlighting volunteers at St. Andrews and the 2,500 meals they give to the hungry each Saturday.
Babs Wagner and Friends of Wake Guardian ad Litem : "Cary woman helps children in court" published April 3, 2013
"VBS grows faith, features Garrett Hinson Salem Baptist and Justin Teseniar Band, published June 5, 2012.
Campus Outreach and Brian Davis, published May 2, 2012
Liza is the author of "Truth about Parenting: Navigating the Elementary Years." For more than a decade, Liza's parenting columns and articles appeared regularly in The Cary News Raleigh’s News and Observer, and The North Carolina Journal for Women. Examples of these may be found on the Features page of this website.
Liza's experiences as an editor include work with The Attachment Trauma Network's Hoofbeats newsletter and Peace Presbyterian Church's Dove Tales publication. She also reviewed and edited Coming to Grips with Attachment: The Guidebook for Developing Mutual Well-Being in Parent-Child Relationships written by Dr. Katharine Leslie.
Liza wrote regular features for the National Examiner's Religion and Faith Reporter. Articles were published weekly. Visit the page to learn more.
Liza also wrote the Parenting Tweens page for the National Examiner. Articles were published bi-monthly and available by clicking here.
Education Nation: Dorthy's red slippers and a return to civility, published May 2011 in Parenting.
Parenting: Communicating in a web 2.0 world, online resource published May 2011.
National Examiner: Saving children one cupcake at a time, published April 21, 2011.
How to talk to your child's teacher: A+ tips for teacher-parent communication" was included in an award-winning publication of Carolina Parent 2009-2010 Education Guide.
NBC 17: Night of Stars in Johnston County
NBC 17: Wake leaders call for a school bond, published March 19. 2008.
NBC 17: Wake Schools explore plan that could permit gun clubs published May 12, 2008.
Cary News Editorials/Columns