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This quote is from Finding Faith in the Dark, which I am tempted to rename Finally Faith in the Dark, because it’s been a year since I…
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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 »
It happened last weekend.
My husband and our eleven year old boy had “the talk.” You know, the S-E-X one.
It was the perfect timing, because I was away speaking and they had a couple days all to themselves. And with…
Last week I wrote about it. This week I decided to let you see it with your own eyes.
If you missed what I posted last week, you may want to follow this link: http://blog.lauriepolich.com/the-road-to-a-bigger-life/
But to get the full…
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…
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 »
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
They come barging in uninvited, take over our lives,…
Anyone else notice how fast this Summer is going?
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.”
“Laurie Short is a terrific speaker, great to work with, and uniquely gifted to connect right away with adults and students. Our whole conference loved her!”