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…Read More »
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…
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…Read More »
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,…
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 »
Last week, I experienced a holy moment. I went to pray with my friend Kim who (barring a miracle) is living the last days of her life.
Kim has been fighting Stage IV Ovarian Cancer, and after twenty four brutal…Read More »
It’s an interesting culture we live in. With the rapid rise of social media, many of us now spend more time documenting our lives than we do living them.
Don’t get me wrong- I love seeing what people are up…
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…
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