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 »
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 »
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 »
For half my life, I prayed for a husband and child of my own. For half my life, God gave me singleness and other people’s children to care for. I wondered if God and I spoke different languages.
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 »
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…
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
It started four years ago while I was leading…
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