Family Goods and Hards

Family Goods and Hards

They told me it would happen. Those wise mentors just a little ahead of me who said “These are the years that bring the perfect storm of aging parents and heavily hormoned teenagers, confronting you with the desperate need for massages and spa days fervent prayer”...

Part of a Bigger Story

This week’s blog is actually the continuation of a story I posted two weeks ago. It can be read alone, but if you want the full story and you missed that post, here’s the link: http://blog.lauriepolich.com/when-god-widens-your-gaze/ With this story, I invite you to...

When God Widens Your Gaze

Author Philip Yancey (of whom I am a big fan) says there are 3 questions we struggle with when we feel God’s distance and want or need him to be close. The questions are: Why is God hidden? Why is God silent? Why is God unfair? At the root of our doubts, usually one...

The Measure of a Three Day Life

  Jon and Stacy were pregnant with their first child when they got their news. The son of a minister, Jon had been a Christian most of his life. He worked for Habitat for Humanity. Stacy worked at Angels Foster Care, an agency that places babies born to drug-addicted...

The Cure for Holiday Stress

Ah the Holidays…. Time for food and fun and of course- family. This can raise all kinds of emotions depending on your family sketch. Personally, I’ve got two parents, two step parents, two brothers, two half  sisters, one step sister, two sisters in law,...

The Importance of giving Thanks

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.  I love Christmas, but I’m worried that if...
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