When I speak at my own church, there is a certain amount of angst as I strive to put together insights in a fresh and “never heard before” way. But when I’m given a text I’ve never studied, (Hebrews…Read More »
With Isis still ravaging the Middle East…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 »
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…
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 »
Tomorrow I am off to Haiti. When I come back, I’ll have more money, more clothes, more food, and more comfort than I had when I left. The reason is because I will actually see all that I have….Read More »
A reflection on Lent
“For Christ’s love compels us”, Paul writes.
To which I must confess reluctantly, “Not always”.
(However I don’t recommend that for your church’s next responsive reading.)
But if I’m honest, there are times when I am compelled…Read More »
Have you ever given a gift that you didn’t intend to give?
I was leaving my staff Christmas breakfast, and I had pulled out a couple bucks to tip the valet when two of my co-workers whispered “You gotta do…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
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