Friday, October 29, 2010
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with Lynn Martin Cowell
(Robin) Lynn, could you please tell us a little about yourself?
(Robin) Since you have walked with the Lord has there been a time you struggled? If so, would you please share?
(Lynn) Just like any other woman who loves God and purposes to live her life in love with Him, I have definitely had my struggles! The hardest time in my life (so far!) has been in raising my three teens. As parents, we have dreams for our children. We invest in their lives and in faith, believe that all will go well. The toughest thing for me has been to realize that my children have a free will just like I do! C.S. Lewis said it was terrible and wonderful both at the same time. He was so right. Over the past year, I have had to do a lot of releasing; allowing my children to write their story with God, especially when the script is not the one I had planned!
(Robin) Has there been an "aha" moment in your life that has changed your perspective?
(Robin) Do you have a favorite bible story, verse, song or hymn that gives encouragement when struggles come?
(Robin) What is one thing you look for in a close friend and what is one quality you hope others see in you?
(Robin) What are a few of your favorite books you have in your collection you would share with a friend?
(Lynn) “Redeeming Love” Francine Rivers
“Principle of the Path” Andy Stanley
“Sun Stand Still” Steven Furtick
(Robin) When life seems to go crazy, what is one thing you do to bring comfort and peace?
(Lynn) Getting alone with Jesus; tea, Bible and journal near by. The best place to do that is in the mountains!
(Robin) What is one thing about yourself you admire?
(Lynn) I have come to the realization that not every one gets just how wild about them Jesus is. Knowing this just gives my life such an enormous amount of peace and confidence; confidence that my Love always, always has my best in mind.
(Robin) What are a few of the things you love surrounding you?
(Lynn) My husband and kids. Worn out sweatshirts. If I can get to them, the Blue Ridge Mountains.
(Robin) What are your deepest passions?
(Lynn) To lead teens and their moms to find their completion in Christ. When we get that He completes us, we can change the world.
(Robin) What is the best advice ever given to you?
(Lynn) Loosing my life in Him, surrendering it daily, is where I will find true life.
(Robin) In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?
(Lynn) She got that Jesus really was crazy about her and she spent her life sharing that with others.
(Robin) What are you currently working on?
(Lynn) I have my first book being released in April titled “His Revolutionary Love; Jesus’ Radical Pursuit of You”. It is a book for teen girls revealing the love changing love of Jesus.
(Robin) How do you define success?
(Lynn) When those around me can see Jesus and the joy in my life spills over daily to them.
Lynn, thank you for taking time to come by. I just knew you would fill this Friday with blessings. Congratulations on the new book coming out! You go girl! Lots of nuggets to carry away this week. I love When we get that He completes us, we can change the world. We are children of the King of kings. We are His princess, each and every one of us. With Him living in us we have the power to change this world and reach others for Him. I pray you continue to reach many, empowering them in finding themselves in Christ Jesus!! I encourage you to visit Lynn's sites and see all she is doing.