Calendar God Reminders

Kara Powell | Nov 18, 2009

Last week I spoke at Reload, a one day conference sponsored by the Urban Youth Workers Institute. I loved the folks I met at Reload.

My seminar was called Stress in the City and reflected some research weve done at FYI on urban youth worker stress and burnout.

In my seminar, we started talking about how wed like to think about God constantly throughout the day but we often dont. Chris was a youth worker in the seminar who shared a great idea. He takes whatever insight he learned during his morning prayer and Bible time and sets it as a periodic calendar reminder throughout the day. That way multiple times during the day, hes reminded of what God showed him that morning.

I love that idea. How else are you trying to stay connected to God throughout the day?

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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