If given a choice, we would wish it away. But if we are willing to walk through it, the pain we’ve experienced can be the source of the greatest impact we will have. Our pain is the balm of…Read More »
In honor of Veterans Day, I dedicate this blog to those who give us the meaning behind this day.
Thank you for serving us so faithfully.
This one is for you.
A week ago on Halloween, there were children who dressed up…Read More »
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…
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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…
Looking up at the news during my workout this morning, I saw a ticker tape flash across the screen that froze my gaze.
…with this week’s latest shooting, that makes 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook…
Let that sink in a…
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
It started four years ago while I was leading…
All it takes us one click to get us…
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