2nd Day of Christmas Giveaways with Lynn Cowell
Welcome to the 2nd Day of Christmas Giveaways!!!
Today my friend Lynn Cowell is joining us to talk about a unique opportunity to be generous this season. She will be giving away a Magnetic gift set including a matching set of earrings and necklace from Fashion and Compassion and a signed copy of her latest book “Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants”.
To join in on the fun and be entered to win the various prizes, simply leave a comment on the post answering the question of the day. ALSO—one grand prize will be given to one person who comments on all 12 days.
The Grand Prize is a $50 gift certificate to Proverbs 31 Ministries store and a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com!!!
Now, here is Lynn to offer you today’s post…
Hi! I’m Lynn Cowell , a friend of Karen’s and a fellow Proverbs 31 speaker. My heartbeat is to set women of all ages on the path toward wise choices by leading them to the only love that can fill the love gap in their hearts. My husband, Greg, and I live in North Carolina with our three children (when they’re not all at college
The TV commercial hyping up Black Friday put into words what I feared most when it came to Christmas: that my kids would make Christmas all about what they would get.
So, my husband and I decided the best way to help them get that Christmas isn’t about getting was to teach them to be generous givers.
I still remember my heart pounding, like the drum set featured in the JC Penney catalog on my lap. If only Mom and Dad would get me everything I circled and not just one! I would dream.
I wanted to create that kind of excitement in the hearts of my kids when it came to giving. So when they were little, Greg and I had them circle items in a catalog too – the Samaritan’s Purse catalog. We allowed each of our children to choose a
gift from them to someone in need. Chickens, medical care, goats or food, this opportunity gave our kids the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life and to begin practicing generosity. As they grew older, we asked them to choose a non-profit that was close to their heart to give to. One daughter chose hope for girls rescued from sex trafficking; another help for those on skid row. At this point, they were giving … but it was still our money.
This same year, each of our children received gifts from Greg and I that were not just for them, but benefitted those who created the gifts. Journals, purses and jewelry, normally purchased at the mall, became blessings to both my kids and to the artisans, helping them to make a living in a dignified way.
You can only imagine my joy last Christmas as I watched my kids exchange gifts that were double blessings; blessings for the receiver and the maker. One daughter gave her sister a necklace helping to feed the poor. Another daughter gave her best friend jewelry that spreads hope.
Now, they too, are not just giving once … they’re giving twice.
My heart just soars as my girls are learning to not just be beautiful on the outside with gorgeous jewelry and fashionable bags; they are learning gorgeous is more than a face in the mirror. Beautiful is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control; captivating characteristics that the Bible calls the fruit of the Spirit. They are becoming magnetic!
Today, I’m giving away a Magnetic gift set including a matching set of earrings and necklace from Fashion and Compassion and a signed copy of my latest book “Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants”.
For a chance to win this set, just comment below with the name of a young woman in your life that you would like to share this set with and have her learn to be beautiful inside and out.
All winners will be announced Tuesday, December 22.
I would share with my daughter in Oklahoma.We could both enjoy.
Teresa, a former student of mine.
My daughter Andi. She’s 10.
My sister, Staci, who has gone through a rough year or two.
My friend, Mindy, that’s going through a rough time right now.
Brooke or Kristina
I would share it with my friend Anna
There is a young mother at church who was abused as a child, I would love to give it to her!
Magnetic is a powerful book! I’m so grateful for the books you’ve written Lynn. It’s inspiring as a mom to 3 girls.
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I would love for my granddaughter, Destiny, to grow into a strong, faithfilled young woman. She is a senior in high school. She is beautiful inside and out but she hasn’t discovered that or believes that in her heart. We are going to see her and her brothers and other cousins after Christmas.
Easiest question to answer…..my beautiful teenage daughter, Zoey.
Nicole -actually bought the book for her this Christmas but would share it with a friend.
My BFF Jody, we have been through so much in our 30 year friendship. We don’t get to see each other as much as we used to but talk and/or text nearly everyday!
My daughter Abigail; being the middle daughter she often feels left out or forgotten. It breaks my heart and seems to happen no matter what I do. I spend lots of time with her in God’s Word. Because I can’t, but He can!
Emily needs this reminder – xo
Jen – she tends to be so hard on herself and doesn’t always see her self-worth.
Alex…as she embarks on a new page in her journey to her adult life.
Emily- as she is my cousin, but is having a lot of medical problems and feels that she can’t “do” anything. She has 2 small children and needs to know how beautiful and strong she really is!
My sister Kourtney to remind her she is special
My daughters would be truly blessed with this gift.
Sue – would like for her to know she is beautiful.
I would love to share this gift with my daughter Abigail.
Her name is Destiny and she is being raised by her grandparents because her mother is a meth addict and her father an alcoholic.
My best friend Heather. We’ve been friends since college. We’re in our early 30’s and she has already survived breast cancer. To me she is beautiful inside and out and I’d love to be able to share this with her.