Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Storyteller, Author & Speaker - reNEW Co-Director

Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is passionate about helping you choose a life of serenity and strength. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she encourages deep soul care as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. McDowell, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, is the author of 13 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her books include the award-winning, Dwelling Places (2017 Christian Retailing Best Award for Devotional) , Ordinary Graces,  Live These Words,  Refresh! and Role of a Lifetime.  A member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Lucinda received Mt. Hermon “Writer of the Year” award and guest blogs monthly for The Write Conversation.Whether co-directing  “reNEW ~ retreat for New England Writing,”  pouring into young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. Lucinda’s favorites include tea parties, good books, laughing friends, ancient prayers, country music, cozy quilts, musical theatre, and especially her family scattered around the world doing amazing things.  Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, she writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at www.EncouragingWords.net