Earthquakes. Rioting. Racism. Persecution.
In the last four days, we seem to hear these four words every time we turn on the news.
They are BIG WORDS.
And we are small.
And it’s easy to feel…paralyzed.
Why am I always surprised by my hard?
Maybe it’s because I prefer easy. Fun is even better. Call me crazy, but hard is something I don’t always embrace on my resume.
I like those seasons when I’m sitting on a…
Can I make a confession? I have always loved the scene in Talladega Nights, where Ricky Bobby (Will Farrell) prays to the Baby Jesus. Frankly, it was the only part of the movie I actually watched. If you’ve never…
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…
Hi, 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