Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Strongest Women I Ever Met {GIVE AWAY DAY}

 

Hello, friends! You all know that I have been passionate about investing in young girls for a very long time. Well, this August, my newest writing will be for an even younger audience – tween girls ages 8 – 12. More on that coming later!

Through our mutual publisher, I have come to know another who loves girls as much as I do! 

Wynter Pitts is a mom of FOUR little girls! She is also the editor and founder of For Girls Like You Magazine, a ministry to girls (age 6-11) and their parents, that includes a quarterly print magazine, journal, and other print and web resources. Her passion and drive is to introduce young girls to Christian values in a way that they are able to palate and digest, so they can walk passionately and boldly in who God has created them to be. Today, I’m giving away a copy of Wynter and her daughter Alena’s newest book from ZonderKidz “Hello Stars: Lena in the Spotlight”. More on that below.

Here’s Wynter:

Growing up, behind the doors of my row home in the inner city of Baltimore, MD, lived two of the strongest women I have ever met. I am fortunate enough to call them, “Mommy” and “Mama.” My mother and my grandmother were world changers and they didn’t even know it.

 

They didn’t have a list of degrees, a platform, a huge following or even a high position in our local church.

 

Their lives were far from picture perfect.  As a matter of fact, most would have described them as victims of a poverty-stricken and crime ridden city.

 

But they are world changers.  They aren’t world-changers because of any worldly recognition or certificates of accomplishment, but simply because they were Christ-filled women, who knew what it meant to live faith-filled, and obedient lives with few people watching them.

 

They are world-changers because they said, “yes” to God when they did not see Him.  Both women chose to rest in the promises of His love and faithfulness, even when it would be easy to only see their circumstances that seemed insurmountable on many days.  They served the Lord in dark circumstances, willingly carrying their cross as they loved others.

 

I thank God for a mother who lived out her faith on the streets of Baltimore without fear.  I thank God for a mother who recognized the power of prayer and the difference her conversations with God made in the lives of her children.  And I am grateful for a grandmother who believed God’s promise to her to stand still and watch the salvation of the Lord for her and for her family.

 

Today, as a mom of four daughters, I reflect on their strength and thank God for the traces of their obedience that run deep in my own life and serve as the heartbeat for my family.

 

In 2015, my oldest daughter, Alena, landed the part as Danielle Jordan in the 2015 hit film, War Room.  Now, 2 years later, we are thanking the Lord for her success as the youngest African-American female to be represented by a major publisher. While I am proud of my daughter and the tangible success, I am reminded that her ability to impact the world for Christ started almost 40 years ago when Christ Jesus chose to grab the hearts of my grandmother and mother.

 

As women of God, regardless of the favorable or unfavorable details of our lives, we must remember that we are not a result of circumstances but we are His Chosen daughters, called to live out His purpose and lay a foundation that testifies of His goodness for generations to come.

 

Hello Stars- new book by War Room Movie actress Alena Pitts from For Girls Like You on Vimeo.

 

To qualify for the drawing for Hello Stars, you need to do TWO things:

#1. LEAVE A COMMENT below. Share the name of a young girl you would like to give this book to or a church or local library you would donate it to.

#2. SHARE THIS POST on social media.

That’s it! Once you do both, your name will be entered into the random drawing. Be sure to tell your friends so they can sign up too. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, May 31st so don’t delay! {Contest is limited to US & Canadian readers only.}

*** This contest is now closed. The winner is Bettie Guthrie

who posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. Congratulations, Bettie! *** 

 

Lynn

Comments

  1. I have 3 daughters, all of them have been through significant struggles. However, my youngest is still struggling, she just turned 11 years old and we have been in counseling for 3.5 years and she has come a long way. I want her to give God more room in her heart. Y

  2. Marilyn Dauer says:

    I will give this book to my 7 year old granddaughter.

  3. Madelyn May says:

    The Christian resources are wonderful. Our family will share this amazing resource. God’s Blessings as you continue to SHINE for Jesus!!!

  4. Marilyn May says:

    Our family would donate Hello Stars to the local library!!! Many people would benefit from this resource!!!

  5. Vonnie J Kronk says:

    I would give this book to my 9 year old granddaughter Kaitlyn who is just starting to become the woman God has made her to be & this would help her

  6. I would love to gift this to a very special young lady at our school whom I have had the privilege of mentoring. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I will share the link on my fb ministry page.

  7. I would love to give this book to my daughter, Ella to help her understand that God is in control and capable of bringing great things through her life entrusted to His care. Ella is twelve years old.

  8. Cindy Tandy says:

    From the time of our Lord and forever the”Power of One” changes everything. The power of one good heart moving by faith IS the game changer. Our Lord, Queen Esther, Mother Teresa, Lysa Terkerst, Renee Swope, and now we read of the Wynter’s mommy and mama. Early this year I began working with young girls temporarily moved into a home away from home, so that souls and families can be restored and made whole. Carpenter Place, it’s staff, programs, and mentors are changing young women’s lives one at a time! Believing in mentoring and influence as you do, posting and sharing in anticipation of greater knowledge is pure joy!
    Because ‘giving to others the comfort we first received from God’ is both a responsibility and a privilege.
    2 Cor. 1:3-5

  9. nancy s says:

    I would donate the book to Life Church – Canton, as my daughter is older.

  10. My granddaughter Alina is 12. She was on fire for Jesus when she was little but I know she is distracted by the world. Her parents are not believers and Alina and I are divided by many miles. I would love to share this book with her.

  11. Wendy G. Bronson says:

    I would love to give this to my Granddaughter Emma who just turned 8. We don’t get to see her much. Her Mom stopped going to church & Emma doesn’t have much access to the teachings of Jesus anymore.

  12. I love this idea of mothers and daughters uniting together to inspire each other. Lynn has done this for my daughter Alicia (now 16) and me over the past 4 years. We still read Lynn’s “Revolutionary Love” devotional together. The greatest thrill of my life this 3 way connection that has enriched me as much as it has Alicia.

    I want to bless my Godly Niece Sallie with this book to share with her 8 year old daughter Kaya. Kaya’s strong willful nature and intelligence needs the balanced perspective that only a life staying close to Jesus can provide.

    • Sallie Nau says:

      Thank you Aunt Gail! Yes, the force is strong with Kaya! I know that one day she will be strong for Jesus and be firm in what she believes in. God made her a pillar of strength for a purpose. Thank you for adding us to the list here. We would love to read the book together.

  13. I love the movie War Room!
    I would give this book to my 11 year old daughter.
    She seems to have struggles & emotions that I just don’t understand. I feel she would really benefit from this book. Thank you!

  14. Laura Califf says:

    I would love for this book to go to my daughter Emalee (10) then we would pass it along to my granddaughter when she is old enough (she is 3 now).

  15. Betty Guthrie says:

    I love the idea of an outreach for young girls! Thank you for this avenue for spiritual nurture! I would like to bless Reagan Punsky with a copy of this material!

  16. Betty Guthrie says:

    I love the idea of an outreach for young girls! Thank you for this avenue for spiritual nurture! I would like to bless Reagan Punsky with a copy of this material! I am excited to see this material, as I teach young girls in Sunday school!

  17. Star S. says:

    My niece, Lena, would absolutely love this book. She just had her 1st communion and I would love to give this to her.

  18. I have two beautiful daughters, Olivia age 8 and Makayla age 10. I want to be able to share this book with both of them as they grow in their faith and their journey into womanhood.

  19. Cari Adams says:

    This is awesome. Thank you!

  20. I would love to give this book to my granddaughter Praised God ! she needs this positive resource to help her to grow in Christ Jesus! This book will truly be a great encouragement for her at this time in her life what she may not g doesn’t get at home.Thank you for this wonderful book! God Bless You!

  21. Georgette J Johnson says:

    I love the idea of ministering with young girls -preteen. I would give this book to my youngest grandchild, Alison Grace. She is a child Evangelist. She shares Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone. She has led children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Lord told me when she was born that Alison Grace would be His evangelist. She is very bold and has a loud voice that really carries well. She was just baptized two weeks ago. She is being raised by a single Mom with no Father figure influence.I believe, this book would be great for her.

  22. Mothers and grandmothers have an important legacy to leave for their children and grandchildren. Thank God that these women were Godly women who saw the importance of their role in this life.

  23. Amanda Vess says:

    As a mother of two daughters (and 3 sons), I see the spiritual battles raging daily. I am also a children’s ministry director, along side my husband. I would like be to share this book with my daughters as well as the youngsters at our church. Thank you for what you’re doing and instilling in your own and sharing with the world! God bless!

  24. Linda N says:

    Should I win, I would gift this to my grand-daughter, Briar.

  25. If I am to win i would give this book to my daughter.

  26. I have two young daughters that I would like to win for them. They would love this book. When they finish it I would share the other girls in our church and especially the ones that aren’t raised in a very good home.

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