I am a stepmom.
If it sounds like I’m introducing myself at an AA meeting, that isn’t so far from how it feels. These words require work for me to own, and they don’t come easily out of my mouth….
I am a stepmom.
She had green eyes, brown hair, and a soul that far surpassed her years. I loved her immediately.
On the day we met, her father brought her to my apartment with the goal that she would approve of his choice.
If you’ve been around college students, you’ve probably heard the expression “ring by spring.”
“Ring by retirement” is the slightly less popular phrase my engagement coined.
And in the final session of my video series, you see a 2 minute clip…
In this week’s blog post, you get to meet my hubby. He shares his back story before we met. As it turns out, he had his own story of pain and loss before our story began. And he talks…Read More »
There are two things I’ve learned about God’s plan:
1. He pays little attention to my timeline.
2. He hardly ever takes me up on my ideas.
The truth is, most of the time God is working a completely different agenda than…
Have you ever prayed for something- and secretly wondered if God was deaf?
That was one of the subjects I talked about on the Focus on the Family broadcast last week: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/finding-god-in-the-story-you-didn’t-want
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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 »
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
Have you ever gotten to the end of a…
I remember the morning well. It was the day…
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