We get to choose

Kara Powell | Jul 23, 2009

Photo by Jase Daniels

If you’re a youth worker (especially a suburban youth worker) in the U.S., you’re likely familiar with Youth Specialties (YS). And if you’ve ever been to a Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention, you’re familiar with Tic Long.

Tic is leaving YS, and it’s hard to see him go. I greatly appreciated this blog post and I wanted to pass it on to you. I’ve read it multiple times and it’s inspiring me to think about the choices I can make given what I face. I love the questions he lists.

I’ve known Tic since I was a high school student. He blew me away a few years ago when over lunch he asked me a question about something going on in my life in college. I had almost forgotten about it myself. But Tic remembered. And he asked about it.

Can’t wait to see what God has ahead for Tic - and all of us. And we all have choices to make.

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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