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A Long Line of Powerful Women

A Long Line of Powerful Women Lucinda Secrest McDowell For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. —1 Corinthians 4:20 She had no idea she had any power. All she … Continue reading

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How Much Do You Want Freedom?

How Much Do You Want Freedom?  Lucinda Secrest McDowell It doesn’t exactly look like a place of Total Revolution. Total Transformation. Freedom. Yet it is. It is completely and utterly white. Puritan. No stained glass windows. No ornate decorations. Just … Continue reading

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What Elisabeth Elliot Told Me

 What Elisabeth Elliot Told Me by Lucinda Secrest McDowell This week is the fourth anniversary of author Elisabeth Elliot’s entering “through gates of splendor” to her heavenly Home. How well I remember that June morning when her daughter Valerie shared her final … Continue reading

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For Those Who Served…

For Those Who Served… Lucinda Secrest McDowell Most of us cannot even imagine the horror of young Allied troops landing on Omaha and Utah Beaches in Normandy seventy-five years ago. But for any who experienced first-hand D-Day on June 6, … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things I Would Tell that Bride Who Was Me

A Dozen Things I Would Tell that Bride Who Was Me Lucinda Secrest McDowell Our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary this week was celebrated quietly. A lovely time for Mike and I to look back and remember – to look forward and … Continue reading

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Best. Thank You Note. Ever.

Best. Thank You Note. Ever.  Lucinda Secrest McDowell Mama taught me that when given a Gift, the only proper response is to say “Thank You”… then immediately write a Thank You note.  So, today as I write some thank you … Continue reading

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The Original ‘Old Faithful’

The Original ‘Old Faithful’ Lucinda Secrest McDowell The park ranger promised me it would happen at this exact moment. And as I stood with hundreds of people from all over the world, our long-awaited anticipation was rewarded with a true … Continue reading

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Where are the Spiritual Mamas Out There?

Where are the Spiritual Mamas Out There? Lucinda Secrest McDowell While still in my thirties, I realized I was an ‘older woman.’ I had stumbled upon the mandate in Titus 2 about older women living in a way that honors … Continue reading

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Resilience

Resilience by Lucinda Secrest McDowell We only have one small tree in our front yard.  By choice. When we downsized from a five bedroom colonial parsonage to a much smaller Cape Cod cottage, we deliberately chose a yard that requires … Continue reading

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Because Everyone is Wounded 

Because Everyone is Wounded  Lucinda Secrest McDowell “Just assume that everyone within the reach of your words is wounded.” These were my words to the writers and speakers attending my seminar entitled “What Your Audience Desperately Needs.” Because it’s true. … Continue reading

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