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Where Do I Belong?

Where Do I Belong? Lucinda Secrest McDowell             I read the word several times before investigating it’s meaning — FoMO. When I discovered the definition, the widespread use made sense to me.             Fear of Missing Out.             Added to the … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been The Last One Chosen?

Have You Ever Been The Last One Chosen? Lucinda Secrest McDowell I was usually the last one chosen. For sports teams during elementary school recess. Back in the day, the captains of each team would take turns choosing players. Raised … Continue reading

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Sometimes Hidden Treasure Shines Through the Cracks

Sometimes Hidden Treasure Shines Through the Cracks Lucinda Secrest McDowell        I always wanted to be a Ming Vase for God.         Beautiful. Exotic. Perfect. Wouldn’t that be a powerful witness to my great God? … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Recovering People-Pleaser

Confessions of a Recovering People-Pleaser Lucinda Secrest McDowell  “Remember, you are living for an audience of One.” My friend Steve Hayner’s great reminder of our goal — to glorify our most important ‘audience’ – God. Not that our friends be spellbound.  Not … Continue reading

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What I Promised All My Children

What I Promised All My Children Lucinda Secrest McDowell I prayed a dedication over each of my children – that they would know God and that He would always guide and protect them throughout life. From then on, my role … Continue reading

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4 New Books for Mothering Day

4 New Books for Mothering Day Lucinda Secrest McDowell That special day of recognition is coming soon – you know, the one that can be either joyful or painful, depending on your life story.  Perhaps we should call it “Mothering Day” … Continue reading

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100 Days of Trust

100 Days of Trust Lucinda Secrest McDowell The news tonight was horrific. And frightening. Seemingly hopeless. And the news last night was the same. In the first 100 days of this new year there were times I was tempted to feel a bit … Continue reading

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