Unless you’ve been on a media fast, you’ve undoubtedly heard by now that the royal baby was born this week. On Monday, there were two million tweets on him, and he hadn’t even been given a name. Now that…Read More »
Ahhh… vacation. It’s summer and everybody’s doing it. Given my current love relationship with the airlines (see former blog), we decided this year to do the infamous road trip vacation. It was beautiful… Portland, Seattle, Tahoe, San Francisco… with…Read More »
So I just finished my first real book.
Not that the fourteen before were not real, but they were “How to” youth ministry books. Fun ideas, tricks of the trade. How to be a good small group leader.
Can we talk?
I feel like I’m in a bad marriage with United Airlines. I’ve been with them for 25 years, flown 1,245,000 miles, and most of the time it feels like they don’t know I’m alive. In our first…
Long waits produce the best stories. Perhaps that’s why God includes them as part of his design. Nevertheless, when we’re in the midst of them they can seem never ending.
Think of it: when Abraham and Sarah had Isaac, they…Read More »
This week, like many others, I have been watching the aftermath of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. In the meantime, it’s blue skies and 75 degrees outside and I am feeling a little guilty about where I live. I…Read More »
From Moses’ perspective, the directions were crystal clear. The promised land was theirs; they just needed a strategy for claiming it. Since there were twelve tribes of Israel, they would send one man from each tribe. Twelve “spies” who…Read More »
What’s your story?
I don’t mean that blithely. I mean it literally. What is your story?
God has given it to you for a purpose. And He wants to use it for more than just you.
On that note, here are some…Read More »
Meet LaurieHi, I used to be Laurie Polich, but now I'm Laurie Polich Short. Some of you older youth workers might remember me from my Youth Specialties speaking days. But a few things have happened since that time...I got married, became a step mom, and most recently published two books. Read more on the "About Laurie" page
Today I’m a guest on the Focus on the…
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What people are saying about Laurie
“Laurie exceeded all our expectations. Weeks later I still had people commenting about how much Laurie’s speaking meant to them.”
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