Archive for February 2019

How to Thrive in Your Professional Connections

C. S. Lewis knew how important it was to have like-minded friends with similar interests and concerns. Those who shared the same passion for writing and creating –like J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams. So, the Inklings gathered together twice a week in community, out of which came such classic works as The Chronicles of Narnia…

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The Fine Art of Asking Excellent Questions

The Fine Art of Asking Excellent Questions Lucinda Secrest McDowell  “Who is your favorite literary character and why?” was the question that opened our online study – a weekly gathering of ten women from all over the country. What ensued was a lively discussion of our childhood heroines, including insight into how those characters may have…

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So, How Hard is it to Really Love?

So, How Hard is it to Really Love? Lucinda Secrest McDowell  Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection,          and take delight in honoring each other.   Romans 12.9-10  Love is and love does. My home church’s motto…

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7 Benefits from Time Apart

I’ve often encouraged others to “come apart before you fall apart.” As 2019 dawned, I realized it was my turn to do just that. When I chose to “hibernate” for the month of January, my intention was to deliberately live quietly, offline, and mostly out of touch. I continued much of my work and daily…

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