The Lights of Christmas...

Kara Powell | Dec 23, 2009

Last week, my kids’ school did a show on the “Lights of December,” which highlighted how lights are an important part of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice. (Of course, my 9 year-old and 7 year-old were adorable singers. They were quick to tell their buddies where to stand and where to go when the show ended. Wonder where they get that from?) It was a good reminder to me of how important light is, and how beautiful it is, especially this time of year.

So may the lights - candlelight, Christmas lights, regular lights - that surround you remind you of the true hope and light of the world: Jesus Christ.

We at FYI will be closed until the new year. We can’t wait to journey with you in 2010 and see what the new year holds.

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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