Hello. My name is Lucinda and I am a Letter and Card Writer.
I spend way too much on stamps and stationery. My Daddy wrote letters his entire life, and I guess I picked up the habit.
I happen to agree with John Donne: “Letters mingle souls.” And I do so want to connect with your soul in meaningful ways.
During my intentional digital fast in January, I spent time thinking and praying about this weekly blog that pops into your email every Wednesday morning:
- How can my shared words help meet a need in your life?
- Is there a different format that would be more reader-friendly?
- How shall I communicate without seeming bothersome?
In the midst of these musings I was studying Paul’s many letters in the Bible! Here is what he wrote to the people of Corinth:
“Your very lives are a LETTER that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it – not with ink, but with God’s loving spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives – and we publish it.” 2 Corinthians 3.3. MSG
Not only do I love words, and stringing them together to reach out through letters (and other ways), but God’s Word says I AM a LETTER myself. Yikes! Our very lives are letters of recommendation from God to anyone in search of strength, perseverance, hope, purpose, delight, wisdom, and so much more.
That’s a big responsibility, because I know how utterly inadequate and imperfect I am in shining the Light of Christ.
“We wouldn’t think of writing this kind of letter about ourselves. Only God can write such a letter… It’s written with Spirit on spirit, his life on our lives!” 2 Corinthians 3.5-6 MSG
You need to know that in this season, I’m willing to share my authentic life and learnings with anyone who will listen. So, I’ve decided to write you LETTERS – “Letters from a Seasoned Soul” — sharing experiences, challenges, what I’m learning, and (always) how God’s Word intersects with our ordinary life.
To whom will you write a note or card this week – just because?
Thank you for continuing to encourage me – I’m grateful for your friendship and prayers more than you can imagine.
Every Blessing, Lucinda
“Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength”
©2022 Lucinda Secrest McDowell www.LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com
Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, she has authored 16 books including “Soul Strong – 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life” , “Life-Giving Choices – 60 Days to What Matters Most,” “God’s Purpose for You,” and “The Courage to Write.” (Purchasing my books here benefits me as an Amazon associate.) She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and shares encouraging words weekly at LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com