Happy International Day of the Girl!


Today is International Day of the Girl!

Who is your girl hero?

Go on twitter and tell us and use the hashtag #girlhero.

Also, remember when I wrote about Strong Girl Malala Yousafzai? She just became the youngest person in the world to win a Nobel Peace Prize! Way to go, Malala!

Just listen to her inspirational speech:

What an amazing young woman all girls everywhere, regardless of their religion, can look up to.

There are so many heroic young woman in the United States who deserve a shout out today. Girls who’ve remained firm in their convictions, faith and goals. Be sure to honor them on twitter today with the hash tag: #girlhero.

I happen to be the grandmother of six Strong Girls! And I’m very proud of their determination to be true to who God created them to be. I’m also God-grandma to another little Strong Girl! How blessed I am!


Trinity, Avery, Maggie, Sonya — 4 of grandma’s strong girls!


My daughter, Melissa. I’m so proud that she’s a Strong Girl!

melissa and abbey

My daughter, Melissa, and my granddaughter, Abbey. Two Strong Girls!


Strong Girl, Lauren, another one of my beautiful granddaughters!


My God-granddaughter, Emma Leigh! She’s one tough cookie!

These girls are my heroes today because they will take the Strong Girl message to the next generation.

As Christian Strong Girls, our message isn’t that we’re strong only because we’re girls. We’re strong because of the strength we gain from the Lord. When we’re weakest, God is strongest. We know this because of what Paul wrote to us in 1 Corinthians 12. He had prayed for God to take something away from his life that was causing him some sort of pain. But here is what God told Paul about it:

“Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me—so that I would not become arrogant. I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10, NET.

Our Strength comes not from our own power, but from the Lord:

“The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” Psalm 118:14, NIV.

Don’t forget to tweet about your #girlhero! And let me know in the comments below who you admire as a Strong Girl!

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