May 23

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! *** 




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What people are saying

"If you are looking for a speaker who will inspire your community to become the women that God desires for them to be, Lynn Cowell is the perfect choice. In our planning meetings in the months prior, Lynn shared her heart and her years of experience. Even though she was miles away in North Carolina and we were in Illinois, she helped equip our team with helpful ideas for marketing and planning our conference. The feedback after the conference was overwhelming with what a wonderful impact she had on not only on the teens, moms, step moms and grandmothers who were deeply touched to help the young women in their life stay encouraged to choose wisely and follow God’s path for their lives. God has gifted her with the ability to reach young girls with the message that our identity must be in Christ and not in what their friends, boyfriends or media is pushing on them."

Lisa Teichmiller — Revolution “Strong Women... Stronger Daughters”, Conference Planning Team

Christ’s Church Effingham, Illinois