By Nicole O’Dell

Happy New Year’s, Whatever Girls!

Thanks, Erin, for letting me pop back in to your awesome home to celebrate the new year with you!

Are you parenting a teen or almost to that stage and want to prepare? Or perhaps you know a parent of teens. Or maybe you’re just curious about crowdfunding campaigns… If any of that applies to you, then this party is for you!

Who am I?

First is the official bio. Don’t worry, it won’t last long and at the bottom of this post you’ll find a giveaway and a special NYE opportunity…

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 the printed word. A mother of six herself, she has authored 23 books for parents and teens, both fiction and nonfiction, all with the goal of helping the reader make good choices NOW.

I do have six kids. Three of them are my five-year-old triplets who are so much fun and so thankfully NOT three anymore. I also have two teenage girls who love Jesus and me (YAY!), and I’m so very proud of my son, Erik, who is serving in the USAF. I’m also married to an artsy, musician, worship leader guy who can draw portraits that would blow your mind!


Because of my own turbulent teen years and the fallout that imploded my relationship with my parents, I have a passion for the parent-teen relationship. In my family, it all started with my first act of rebellion: I snuck out of my house to go see an Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith concert! Horrors! BUT, I’d had my first taste of independent choice and giving into temptation… it all went downhill from there.

Here’s a bit more about my story and about Powerline365:

Powerline365, Nicole O’Dell, Choose NOW Ministries

And as we start a new year, it’s more important than ever to prepare for victory!

So, I, along with my team at Choose NOW Publishing, have just launched an incredible set of resources for parents that meets them right in the heart of their need.


Plugging Parents of Teens into the Source

Powerline365 is a high-voltage, multi-format daily devotional to help parents raise Christian teens without losing connection.

Tap into the power you need to lead your teens into a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus. Many teens, even those from Christian homes, fail to connect with Him on a personal level. They forge on alone, searching for identity as the enemy pelts them with temptations and doubts. As parents, we’re left reeling, wondering where we went wrong.

Powerline365 offers daily insight (in several formats) to ground you in truth as you plug into the Source. It’s time for you to power-parent from a place of confidence and surrender, believing God’s Word is true, and His promises will never go unfulfilled. 

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within [your teenager], will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6, NLT)

What is crowdfunding and why are you doing it?

Crowdfunding is a great way to make products available to the public.  Those who believe in a project and want to support the raising up of a godly generation of teens who would fund–or buy in–at various levels based on what they’d like to own or gift to someone else. We’re currently running an indiegogo campaign to fund this project. The best way for you to see how it works is to pop over to the campaign site and see what’s what. Just visit when you’re done here.

GIVEAWAY: And all who participate in the campaign and leave a comment here will be entered to win a Spark30 devotional subscription. We’ll give away one for every ten participants. This can also be gifted!

My heartfelt prayer is that you’ll find victory in your relationship with your teens as you lead them to good choices and a strong faith in Jesus. 

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