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“It’s Only Brain Surgery!”

“It’s Only Brain Surgery!” Lucinda Secrest McDowell I was only 19-years-old when I first met a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. I remember their names to this day: Dr. Brian Robinson and Dr. James Geissinger, both of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. You … Continue reading

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5 Exciting Things for Autumn in New England!

Here’s My Latest Newsletter! 5 Exciting Things for Autumn in New England! All the Senses Engaged – You know that smell…. Crisp. Clean. Cool. What we used to call “sweater weather.” And envision those colors – hues of vibrancy that only … Continue reading

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The Day I Chose to Smile

The Day I Chose to Smile Lucinda Secrest McDowell It was only half a tooth. But it was half of my front tooth, and it had broken off completely. When I looked in the mirror, a shocked and snaggle-toothed woman … Continue reading

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What I Learned After I Knew It All

What I Learned After I Knew It All Lucinda Secrest McDowell I was once young and full of it. Ideas. Opinions. Advice. Me. Truth-as-I-saw-it. Then… Life. I grew up and learned how much I really didn’t know. So I began … Continue reading

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Because Today We Need to Trust

Because Today We Need to Trust Lucinda Secrest McDowell I looked up at Daddy with wide-eyed, ten-year-old amazement, “I can’t believe you burned down ‘Brookside.’” The fire had left its devastation — everything around us was black and charred. There … Continue reading

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I Did A Drastic Thing Today!

I Did A Drastic Thing Today! Lucinda Secrest McDowell Look what I found in the Bible! “Hair that is turning white is like a crown of honor. It is found in the way of being right with God.” Proverbs 16.31 … Continue reading

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Are You Really Wearing That?

Are You Really Wearing That?  Lucinda Secrest McDowell We get dressed every day. Occasionally, several times a day. Depending on our personality and the occasion, we sometimes give a lot of thought and attention to what we wear. It took … Continue reading

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Did You Know that “It’s a Great Day to be Alive?”

Did You Know that “It’s a Great Day to be Alive?”!  Lucinda Secrest McDowell This post was originally written August 6, 2010 – and exactly one year later – August 6, 2011 – my sweet Daddy went Home. This year … Continue reading

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So God, Here are the 24 Things I Want in a Husband…

So God, Here are the 24 Things I Want in a Husband… Lucinda Secrest McDowell In my late twenties, when was still not married, I decided God needed some specific help! While many of my professional, educational and ministry dreams were … Continue reading

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About Those Messages Filling Our Minds…

About Those Messages Filling Our Minds… Lucinda Secrest McDowell  As my eyes open after a long night of sleep, they slowly begin to focus on what’s in front of me. Letters merge into words and I read them yet again … Continue reading

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