- Barbara Mahany, author of Motherprayer and Slowing Time
Both eloquent and profound, Ordinary Graces will infuse your heart withwonder through a fresh take on ancient words. Lucinda excavates andlays bare the hidden riches of a single word, proving that the richesare stored in the secret places (Isaiah 45:3), not to be skimmed off the top by the casual observer, but mined from the deep.
- Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Executive Director of The Praying Life Foundation, author of Live a Praying Life ®
Ordinary Graces is filled with sweet surprises. Lucinda Secrest McDowellpresents her readers with one powerful word gift a day. She skillfullydefines it within a biblical context, and then challenges us to take anaction step. This devotional will transform the way you live each day. I highly recommend it!
- Carol Kent, speaker and author He Holds My Hand
When I buy a devotional, I want to know that I'm getting profound insightsthat are theologically grounded, yet relatable to my everyday, ordinarylife. That's exactly what Lucinda Secret McDowell offers in OrdinaryGraces. I wanted to underline something in every paragraph, and I foundmyself reflecting on her words when I went about my day as a mom and awife. This beautiful devotional will minister to your heart and lead you straight to the source of all grace: Jesus.
- Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol
Little did Lucinda Secrest McDowell know that my 'life verse' is John 1:16:'For of His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.' InOrdinary Graces, Lucinda has conveyed the strategic importance oflooking for and finding God's grace in our everyday lives. His gracedoes transform our lives. Gently. Tenderly. Wonderfully. The words shehas chosen are exquisitely real and important to my life--and yours.Indulge in the grace-filled truth she is sharing. Take it for yourself.
- Ruth Graham, author In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart
Whether read one day at a time or in a season of refreshing, Ordinary Graces by Lucinda Secrest McDowell offers focused reflection on key,attitude-altering words. McDowell's interweaving of quotes from otherthoughtful considerers adds even more depth to the beautifully expressed ponderings.
- Cynthia Ruchti, author Mornings With Jesus and As My Parents Age
In Ordinary Graces, Lucinda skillfully guides us through a daily word that will help us begin to comprehend the unfathomable grace of God.Practical and powerful, this book will be a recurring reminder toreaders of all ages of just how much God favors us and wants us to excel through His love.
- Deborah Smith Pegues, bestselling author of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue
Ordinary Graces is an excellent short daily devotional, including Scripture andpractical ways to put the presence of God in the forefront of our day.Each day features a word we use in our everyday lives which LucindaSecrest McDowell knows how to capture in an excellent illustration. She writes beautifully and succinctly of the things we need to hear,usually with some humor and sharing a fascinating story. At the end ofeach day's devotion, she writes a short intimate message from God to us, always aligned with the truths of Scripture. I highly recommend thisbook for anyone seeking to grow in knowing God.
- Valerie Elliot Shepard, author Devotedly, Jim (letters of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot)
What a delight to slow down for a few minutes of quiet with this beautifully written devotional, Ordinary Graces. In a world of hurry, Lucinda'swords remind us there is grace and strength available if we will juststop to receive. Each day's reading will speak to you from Scriptureand change your life for the better.
- Arlene Pellicane, author of Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life
In the beginning was the Word ... and there were words ... and they allhad meaning and they were good for the spirit of man. And then LucindaSecrest McDowell came along and took ordinary words and ushered inordinary graces. These are the words you'd expect in a book such asthis, words like gift and life. But there are also words one doesn'texpect, words like broken and anger. And perhaps my favorite word ofall, sleep. In Ordinary Graces, Lucinda gives us a glimpse of theordinary to the extraordinary, highlights of her heart, and momentswithin the heart of God. Close enough to hear His heartbeat.
- Eva Marie Everson, CBA Bestselling Author, President, Word Weavers International
Ordinary Graces is the sort of book I can return to again and again for wise and gracious words that encourage, challenge, inspire, and comfort. A feast for the soul.
- Sharon Garlough Brown, author Sensible Shoes novel series
Author Lucinda Secrest McDowell has given us an extraordinary book with hernewest release, Ordinary Graces, Word Gifts for Any Season. Althoughthis wonderful resource is one you'll always want close at hand, it'salso one that you'll find yourself sharing with those you meet who needencouragement and hope. McDowell is an author you'll turn to again andagain when you're looking to connect with our Heavenly Father in adeeper, more intimate way. Truly a book that is a gift to us all.
- Edie Melson, Award Winning Author, Blogger, and Speaker
Lucinda always brings me to a place closer to God, deeper in the Word, happier in relationships and more joyful in life with Ordinary Graces.
- Pam Farrel, author of 45 books including Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman
We all want to do something great for God. Ordinary Graces reminds us that we can miss the extraordinary hand of God in the everyday practices oflife. Through Scripture, thoughtful illustrations, and compellingquestions, Lucinda Secrest McDowell reminds us to discover grace in theabundant life we already have.
- Melissa Spoelstra, author Total Family Makeover
With warmth and wit Lucinda McDowell befriends us readers and shows us howto notice God's graces and promises in the everyday circumstances allaround us in Ordinary Graces. You will find scholarly insight andencouragement from each devotional reading from this masterful writer.
- Janet Holm McHenry, author of 20 books including the best-selling PrayerWalk