Did anyone else notice that Christmas decorations went up the day after Halloween? I drove into a shopping center parking lot on November 1st, and the telephone poles had morphed into candy canes. And I felt a little sad….Read More »
You probably never thought you’d see Miley Cyrus and Tim Tebow in the same sentence. But last week, both of them were in the news. For different reasons.
Tim Tebow was cut from the New England Patriots. It’s not the…Read More »
I just got back from a mission trip. Five families from our church took their vacation time, packed up their children, and went to Nicaragua for a week.
As a former youth pastor, I have always known the value of…
On my last blog, I wrote about the Royal Baby. I talked about the difference a birth canal can make in determining your life.
However that’s only part of the story.
Certainly, there are circumstances in our lives that we…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.
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…
In 1995, a movie was released that greatly impacted…
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!”