Why Thanksgiving is my Favorite Holiday

Kara Powell | Nov 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Don't get me wrong: I love the spiritual significance of Easter and Christmas. For sure. But Christmas is so laden with gifts, and Easter is generally celebrated over one day and can be a bit of a blur. Thanksgiving is four relaxed days with great food, with family and friends, and some football thrown in. Plus it's a season to focus more on gratitude than we normally do. This Thanksgiving our FYI team is grateful for YOU - for the way you inspire us, encourage us, and teach us new ways to equip teenagers with the lifelong faith they need!

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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