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 »
I have come to believe our greatest blessings come wrapped with our biggest challenges.
And God is in it all.
For me that blessing is being a mom.
The challenge is there’s a word “step” before mom.
Although you probably wouldn’t know it…
Lisa was 43 years old, past the age of marriage by most people’s standards. She had faithfully prayed for a husband for 20 years.
Then, miracle of miracles, Lisa met Ryan.
Ryan and Lisa became engaged four months after they met….Read More »
Last weekend I spoke at an event for Compassion. I was taken aback when I met one of my volunteers.
She had a face that rattled me.
It was completely normal on one side, but the other side looked like the…
So this is my first blog entry. I recognize I’m about 100 years late into the game (slightly prone to exaggeration too), but I never felt like I had enough time or words to make it worth my while….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
They come barging in uninvited, take over our lives,…
Anyone else notice how fast this Summer is going?
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.”
“Laurie Short is a terrific speaker, great to work with, and uniquely gifted to connect right away with adults and students. Our whole conference loved her!”