Turning 50 brings some interesting things into your life, not the least of which is the awareness that you are on the back nine of life. And unless your destiny is to become one of the 100 year old…Read More »
A couple of years ago Time magazine ran an article on “attachment parenting” which had a cover shot of a mom dressed in workout clothes, breastfeeding her three-year-old boy. Going for the shock value, Time succeeded, and I’m pretty…Read More »
I got some news last week.
Zondervan told me that the license for my book (which comes out August 5th) was bought by a publishing company to translate it into another language.
Immediately the wheels started turning… could it be Spanish?…
Looking up at the news during my workout this morning, I saw a ticker tape flash across the screen that froze my gaze.
…with this week’s latest shooting, that makes 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook…
Let that sink in a…
Everyone who is even slightly acquainted with me knows that if I had to choose one kind of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be bread. (And if I was allowed, I’d throw in…Read More »
Permit me to indulge in a little of my faith history.
I grew up in the Serbian Orthodox church, which means a rich heritage of “religious traditions” (aka big parties)…Read More »
I was unprepared for how I would feel when she leapt into my arms. A small thin Haitian child my husband and I know mostly through letters and not so flattering pictures.
A child I met once as a little…
There are some things you read and you just have to stop for a minute. I’m guessing you have figured from my title just what that was for me. (Either that or you said to yourself “THAT’s why Paul…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
All it takes us one click to get us…
Richard spent most of his 67 years of life…
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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