I’ve never had a child.
But birthing a book is the closest I’ve come to the emotions you must feel letting something out into the world with your heart full of hopes and dreams for what It will become. You…
I’ve never had a child.
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 »
If you are someone who is interested in new tools for spiritual growth, I am thrilled to introduce a new FREE resource. It’s a brand new journal called “Reframing your life with God’s perspective”, and it is…Read More »
Another heartbreak greeted our nation early Monday morning.This one was unique because of its magnitude, and the speed of news that emerged from the gruesome scene.
Before we knew the final death count, we heard about people throwing themselves on…
Last Monday morning I spoke at Westmont College. Then I boarded a plane and headed to Sioux Falls.
But in the midst of a crazy week, I carried with me a small moment from the morning that kept a smile…
I realize this is a little bit of a self focused title for a blog. (especially tomorrow when it no longer applies). But I feel compelled to mark the beginning of this 39th year (for the seventeenth time) with…Read More »
Every week there seems to be new difficulties in front of us. Whether it’s news about life underwater in Texas,
or feeling underwater in our own lives,
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Another bad week in the States. Being white feels like unwanted clothing, and words coming from within this permanent shell seem trite. However I feel compelled to stand with brothers and sisters of all color and race simply to…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!”