Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?
If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God’s Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.
Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
These “dwelling places” that offer the joy of God’s promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.
Lucinda Secrest McDowell is the author of 11 books, including “Live These Words,” “Amazed by Grace,” and “Quilts from Heaven.” She has contributed to an additional 25 books and has been published in more than 50 magazines. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, she speaks internationally through her ministry “Encouraging Words.” An award-winning writer who has earned accolades from prominent writers’ conferences and retreats, McDowell has also worked in radio broadcasting, in retreat planning, and on church pastoral staffs. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in Connecticut.
I am so impressed with this simple yet profound devotional. It is exactly what I needed at this time in my life- to go back to the basics and just focus on one thing which ultimately focuses my heart and my mind on my Savior. Don’t let the simplicity of this devotional fool you- this baby goes deep (and I LOVE it!) The author shares from personal experiences and I felt I really got to know her- she is a sweet sister in Christ- for sure! I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a fresh start or breath of fresh air for their devotional time. I have read LOTS of devotionals and this one is just so precious- I know I will not only share this with my friends, but use it again and again. This devotional is a great investment in your relationship with the Lord, don’t you miss it!