They told me it would happen. Those wise mentors just a little ahead of me who said “These are the years that bring the perfect storm of aging parents and heavily hormoned teenagers, confronting you with the desperate need…Read More »
This week we are finishing up the video that will accompany Finding Faith in the Dark.
And there are 4 things that have me looking like an older version of this:
1. You…Read More »
50 dead and another 53 injured is what my iPhone greeted me with Sunday.
And the worst part about it is I didn’t feel the least bit of shock.
Sadness and Anger? Yes and Yes.
But news of attacks like Orlando have…
Most of us have experienced it.
A time when something happened that we wish we could take back.
And often it’s because we want to erase what has been done.
But there are times when we want a do over for the…Read More »
I’m guessing you are familiar with the term “Murphy’s Law”.
But in case you need a quick little definition, here’s what “Murphys Law” means:
“An adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
The…Read More »
Skimming through John 10, I found myself stuck on these words:
“I have come that they may have life; and have it to the full.”
Feeling a bit empty, I found myself wondering what life to the full actually means.
We know…Read More »
Coming off the events of Holy week, I’m aware that Easter can feel like a movie you love that you’ve already seen.
You get into it.
You relish your favorite parts.
But you know how the story ends.
And that changes the way…Read More »
When it comes to jobs, relationships, football teams and “The Bachelor”, Getting the boot is not usually something people celebrate.
However when it comes to foot surgery, out come the balloons.
With the presentation of “the boot” by your doctor, you…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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