Here’s a resource I wish I had available 15+ years ago when my kids were teens: Powerline365. This is such a cool concept for parents I don’t even know how to begin telling you about it.
So, um, I’ll just jump in.
Nicole O’Dell has been a guest here before. She’s a friend of mine who is passionate about helping folks make good choices. To that end she provides weekly podcasts nad a thriving blog with columns for both teens and parents. She has written hard-hitting fiction for teens and nonfiction for their parents. Her Hot Buttons series for parents has earned the Focus on the Family Seal of Approval.
Her newest project, Powerline365, brings everything to a whole new level. This is an amazing crowd-funded multi-media devotional for parents, which, at its basic level, sends a devo-a-day to your inbox. You can sign up yourself, or subscribe parents of teens you know and love.
But there’s more. Way more.
As crowd-funding projects work, you can choose to buy in at a whole bunch of levels. These run from five bucks to two grand and offer everything from the email subscription, to receiving a paperback or hardcover (when available), to multi-book packs for churches, to personal coaching calls with Nicole, to a weekend parenting conference at your church, to just name a few highlights.
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this entire project! The devo-a-day is so cool and can be started at any time, so don’t worry about having missed the first ten days already. Adding the e-book, paperback, and hardcover options as they become available (ETA June) kicks the whole concept up a notch.
But then add in all the other levels and I can hardly stand not having teens any more (bet you never thought you’d hear me say that…) so I’ve gifted 5 packages to parents I know.
Besides the basic goals, crowd-funded projects have stretch goals, and Powerline365 is no exception. P365 podcasts, DVD teaching bundles, and a Q&A book are among the bonuses given to each funder as the stretch goals are met.
Why? Why is Powerline365 so important?
Our kids are in the trenches. It’s a tough time to be a teen. Add the temptations that have always faced young people and then ramp them with technology. At the same time, parents are busier than ever and often on their own, far from their own family support groups. Sometimes they feel the kids are lucky there’s dinner on the table and car pool available to all the stuff the family is involved in. Who has the time or energy to deal with the extra stuff?
Parents WANT to be plugged in, but they often don’t know how. They know their kids’ spiritual life is not “extra” but may lack resources that fit into their busy lives.
With Powerline365, parents of teens can get spiritual sustenance directed to their specific needs, in their inbox, every day. Resources written BY a parent of teens FOR parents of teens.
Won’t you please consider helping to fund this groundbreaking project? Go to Powerline365 and prayerfully consider the various levels. Think about the parents you know, the church you belong to, and your ability to donate. Ask your church or Bible Study group to join in.
Nicole O’Dell is the founder of Choose NOW Ministries, bringing a message of hope for today’s families through daily articles, weekly radio shows, and published resources. A mother of six herself, Nicole has authored 23 books for parents and teens, both fiction and nonfiction, all with the goal of helping the reader make good choices NOW.