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Jul 29

Wednesday Wisdom Tip: It’s GOOD to be Bold {Give Away Day}

It's Good to Be Queen

 

“How many of you want to be bold?” Liz asked.

The number of hands that went up? Well, it was quite underwhelming.

What is it about the word bold

I decided to check out what dictionary.com said. Maybe this would reveal why out of 800 women in the room I could count the number of raised hands.

Bold: 

1. not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring
I want to be courageous and daring! That’s what I want for my girls. too. Not hesitant or fearful in the face of danger. Give us double doses!
2. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent
Maybe this is it. We’re afraid to stick out? Be called rebellious? Or even that nasty word I got on my report card: loud.
3. necessitating courage and daring; challenging

Yes! Back to the positive!
4. beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative

Absolutely! I want my daughters and I to go way past conventional thought and actions. I pray for us to be world-changers and that usually means pushing past the norm.
5. striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy

Awwww … this may be the kicker; the one thing we are afraid of. It’s what we don’t want to be or even accused of: flashy or showy.
It appears to me though, if we are going to make a difference, change the world, it’s going to be a mixed bag. We are going to have to be bold and that may mean being misunderstood sometimes. Even so, it’s a bag I’m going to pick up and encourage my girls to also! 
I’m going to encourage them to be like the Queen of Sheba.
Queen of Sheba?
Yes! Not the Queen of Sheba we saw in elementary school in old-school Hollywood flicks late at night before the TV screen went fuzzy. I want them to resemble The Queen of Sheba that Liz Curtis Higgs reveals in her new book, “It’s Good to Be Queen“.
The Queen of Sheba was bold in the best sort of way. In 1 Kings 10 we read of her visit to King Solomon; her visit to learn. She wanted more than she had.
More wisdom.
More understanding.
More. So she was bold and went to the one place she could find it. She risked the danger to not just find out more, but to become more. And she was well rewarded.
Can I just tell you how much I am enjoying Liz’s new book? (I would have been done by now, only I got the amazing opportunity to speak at She Speaks, where Liz was speaking too. I even got to eat breakfast with her! How cool is God..and Liz too!)
Queen Sheba is challenging me to become bold, open, humble, honest and so much more.
I’m so excited because today we’re giving away a “It’s Good to Be Queen” Book Bundle! One blessed winner will receive:
* Queen of Sheba earrings
* Queen of Sheba hair clips
* a picture frame
And more!
To enter for an opportunity to win the book bundle, in the comment section on my blog below, simply share where you could be bolder in your life. And if it is one of those busy days, just say “I’m in!”
The winner will be announced on Friday!
Lynn

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"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."

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