Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season

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 faithDo 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 PRAISE FOR DWELLING PLACES As there are seasons of the year so there are seasons in our walk with Christ In Dwelling Places, Lucinda McDowell takes us on a gentle sojourn through words that inspire, encourage, educate and magnify the Lord Debbie Macomber, 1 New York Times Bestselling Author If you re looking for encouragement based on God s Word, read Dwelling Places Lucinda Secrest McDowell has taken 130 key words from the Bible and created powerful devotions that will comfort, exhort, and bless you daily in every season of the year Her powerful stories and poignant ending prayers will capture your heart and point you towards hope and truth Buy one copy for yourself and ten to give away Carol Kent, speaker and author of Waiting Together and Unquenchable In Dwelling Places, Lucinda Secrest McDowell elevates devotions to a new level As always, McDowell uses some of the best quotes you will read this year, but she adds to them her special brand of storytelling as well as teachings that will minister to your soul A masterful devotional, managing to be both short and deep at the same time Tessa Afshar, Christy, award winning author of Land of Silence and Fields of Grace I never miss a new book from Lucinda Secrest McDowell Her writing is so real and warm and down to earth, and at the same time thought provoking, profound, and theologically grounded A rare combination Dwelling Places offers readers deep moments of reflection, inspiration, and encouragement that will stay with us throughout the day and throughout the seasons of our lives Christin Ditchfield, syndicated radio host, speaker, and author of What Women Should Know About Facing Fear Dwelling Places is balm for the soul, resonate and full of life, bringing the Word to dwell with me as I pondered each of the daily words long after I d finished reading them Christa Parrish, Christianity Today award and Christy award winning author of Still Life and Stones for Bread
Dwelling Places Words to Live in Every Season 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 w

  • Title: Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season
  • Author: Lucinda Secrest McDowell
  • ISBN: 9781501816444
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dwelling Definition of Dwelling by Merriam Webster Time Traveler for dwelling The first known use of dwelling was in the th century See words from the same century Dwelling Synonyms, Dwelling Antonyms Merriam Webster Seen and Heard What made you want to look up dwelling Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. The Slave Dwelling Project Developing Resources to The Fifth Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will be held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Vocabulary Places English for Students Vocabulary Places This Vocabulary Places is the list of words denoting various Places This Vocabulary Places will help you improve your word power Take down the words which you may need in your communications. What are the rules where I live Accessory Dwellings Columbia, Missouri now allows Accessory Dwelling Units in all R zoned residential lots, excluding two neighborhoods overlay districts While the majority of residential lots in the city are zoned R and are not affected by the new ADU ordinance, it is possible for future ordinances to extend this to the R residential lots as well. Plantations and Courthouse Grounds The Slave Dwelling As the Slave Dwelling Project continues to evolve, patterns and themes are beginning to develop I have spent the night at four institutions of higher learning Clemson University in Clemson, SC the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC Furman University in Greenville, SC The Dwelling Place The Swan House Series Elizabeth The Dwelling Place The Swan House Series Elizabeth Musser on FREE shipping on qualifying offers After a childhood accident that leaves her disfigured, Ellie has never been able to embrace the God of her parents NYS Multiple Dwelling Law Tenant Net NYS Multiple Dwelling Law, TenantNet tm the Online Resource for Residential Tenants Rights Places Synonyms, Places Antonyms Thesaurus Synonyms for places at Thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions Find descriptive alternatives for places. National Register of Historic Places listings in Anne This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts these locations may be seen

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    1. Divided into four seasons, this devotional book encourages us to dwell (Fall), shine (Advent), renew (Lent), and grow (Summer). Each reading focuses on one word within that season's theme and is based on a Scripture verse. Lucinda Secrest McDowell unpacks this single word with personal illustrations as well as insight from other believers and further Scripture.While this is not an in-depth Bible study (nor is it meant to be), Dwelling Places is full of simple but profound truth. It is a great re [...]

    2. With the dawn of each new year, Christians and spiritual seekers vow to seek a deeper, closer relationship with God and grow their spiritual life. Yet like many resolutions, as time passes, so does determination to stay the course. But what if a thriving, active faith were as simple as reading one word a day? Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend a few minutes every day turning to God's Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow. Through short [...]

    3. Lucinda Secrest McDowell in her new book "Dwelling Places” published by Abingdon Press gives us Words to Live in Every Season.From the back cover: What if a thriving, active faith were as simple as reading one word a day?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 McDowel [...]

    4. And I thought . . . What a great devotional book. The subtitle Words to Live in Every Season explains the essence of the book. It's divided into 4 sections: Dwell Fall, Shine Advent, Renew Lent, and Grow Summer and ending with a section titled Gratitudes followed by the Epilogue: Secrets Of The Nest. Each devotional begins with a scripture and then a short story with some thoughts to ponder. I loved the end of each devotional. Instead of a prayer for the reader to pray each devotional ended with [...]

    5. When I agreed to review this devotional I had no idea it would turn out to be such an amazing book! Honestly I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am to have this book! I was raised in the church and have been a devoted Christian all my adult life. I have certainly read my share of devotionals and Bible study books and this is hands-down the best one I have ever seen! This is my favorite one to date. There is absolutely nothing that I don't love about this book.When I received this in the mai [...]

    6. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.A trend in recent years - across blogs, message boards, even churches - has been to choose one word to focus on for a given year; I haven't typically taken part, as I couldn't ever- pick just one word- feel like I'd know what to do once I did pick a word- not shake in my space boots at the thought of an entire year with just one word (what if I was called to sacrifice?!)Dwelling Places helped [...]

    7. About the Book:With the dawn of each new year, Christians and spiritual seekers vow to seek a deeper, closer relationship with God and grow their spiritual life. Yet like many resolutions, as time passes, so does determination to stay the course. But what if a thriving, active faith were as simple as reading one word a day?Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend a few minutes every day turning to God's Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow. [...]

    8. Reviewed at The Power of Words: bit/29ijfOEDwelling Places is an excellent devotional, unique in its focus on one word a day. It’s not a deep book, yet it delves into deep spiritual truths in a way that reflects on how God’s Word and our lives intersect. Lucinda Secrest McDowell draws from Scripture, personal experiences, and the words of classic writers – Amy Carmichael, Catherine Marshall, Andrew Murray, etc. – and the result is an inspiring collection of meditations that is informativ [...]

    9. I am not usually a fan of devotional books because they just barely scratch the surface on topics and usually don't go far enough into them, however, there were a few things I liked about this devotional that sets it out from others of its kind. This devotional is broken up into spiritual seasons that parallel yearly seasons — Dwell (Fall), Shine (Advent), Renew (Lent), Grow (Summer). I do like how it is divided into these seasons and attach a "spiritual season" to them. I want to primarily fo [...]

    10. My Thoughts On The Book: I am a huge fan of devotionals. My husband or daughter usually get me one for Christmas every year. For me, devotionals are a great way to connect to God. I was quite impressed with Lucinda McDowell, the author of Dwelling Places. McDowell divided it into four seasons--Dwell, Each section or season Shine, Renew, and Grow. Each of these sections has approximately thirty entries. Each reading begins with a short scripture, then offers us a short explanation of the scriptur [...]

    11. McDowell has written inspiring explorations of 130 words. She has compiled the writings into seasons, paralleling the rhythm of life. Her writing was shaped by her experience of living with Elizabeth Elliot when McDowell was a young seminarian. Helping with the housekeeping, driving, typing manuscripts for Elizabeth, McDowell was encouraged to follow God's call to write. I'm glad she did.Each of the devotions is a good lesson on an aspect of the Christian life. McDowell includes Scripture quotes [...]

    12. When I sit down every morning with my coffee and my Bible, I typically like to preface my time in God’s Word with a bite-sized daily meditation. It’s my way of dipping my toe into the Living Water — a taste before I plunge. Perhaps because my mind usually starts buzzing from the moment my feet hit the ground, planning and plotting the day ahead, this small moment prior to my deeper study helps to ground me and point me in the right direction. And often, it also provides an idea, an insight [...]

    13. If I had to describe this book in one word it would be soothing, reading the devotionals just sooth my heart and soul. Dwelling Places is a devotional quality book that is quite different than any other that I have used. First it is broken down into four sections, dwell~fall, shine~advent, renew~lent, and grow~summer, sort of like the seasons of our lives. Each reading focuses on one word and then touches on how it's used in the Bible and how it can be relevant wherever we might be in our life. [...]

    14. As an East Coast transplant living on the West Coast, one of the things I miss the most are the changing seasons. Fall has always been my favorite season because of the changing leaves, the smell in the air and how the light starts to change. California doesn't get the extreme changing colors the East Coats is known for but it remains my favorite season nonetheless.Our Spiritual lives can go through changing seasons just like the weather. Dwelling Places by Lucinda Secrest McDowell goes through [...]

    15. This has become my new devotional! I love how it's divided into the four seasons and I chose to focus on Fall - my favorite time of year!This devotional starts with a beautiful Scripture to meditate on. Then the author shares a wonderful devotional to help you focus on God's goodness and to help you grow in your faith. There are usually questions within the devotion for you to ask yourself and I really like that.My favorite of the Fall devotions was called, "Presence". In this devotion the Scrip [...]

    16. If you are looking for a way to deepen your spiritual walk but only have a few extra minutes in your day, then this is the perfect book for you. It contains short, inspiring devotions which focus on a single word (such as trust, light, restore, guide, community, friends, and transformed).Secrest’s book is organized into four seasons: Fall/Dwell, Advent/Shine, Lent/Renew, and Summer/Grow. Each section contains thirty to forty readings, so the reader can spend more than a day focusing on each wo [...]

    17. What a beautiful devotional, Dwelling Places by Lucinda Secrest McDowell is! Divided into four seasons, and focusing on the simple ways to dwell (Fall), shine (Advent), renew (Lent) and grow (Summer), we are presented with a daily way to seek peace in a new day. A small book in size (4.5" x 7" x 3/4"thick), it'll be perfect in by your bedside, next to your favorite chair looking out the window, or in your purse, being with you whenever the moment strikes. This devotional is not dated, except in [...]

    18. Whenever I’m in a bookstore and I find myself in the Christian Living section or if I’m perusing blog review options, I love looking at the devotionals out there. I love devotional books. They help open up my quiet time and for those times when I hit snooze too long, I love knowing I can still get a bit of Jesus in the morning (it makes my day so much better!)This devotional is different from most in that it is divided into seasons (I choose to focus on summer because I’m a fan) and not th [...]

    19. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The words of the Psalmist promise peace and security. But the words don’t mean just in the next life. You can start dwelling or abiding in the Lord right now. One way to do that is to immerse yourself in the God’s Word. One good resource is Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s devotional guide, Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season. Divided into seasons with 30-40 daily readings, this devotional will meet you just where you are and where Go [...]

    20. If you’re looking for a different type of devotional – one that affords you the opportunity to spend a few minutes each day meditating on a single word, thought or concept and discovering the blessings that come with unpacking empowering words – then Dwelling Places might just be your cup of tea!Dwelling Places – Words To Live By In Every Season is a seasonal devotional filled with individual words – along with individual Scriptures and accompanying devotions –to reflect upon and be [...]

    21. Well, now imagine my surprise when reading the first day of the summer devotions, to find I was addressed by name. OHH my! However then I glanced and the author's name was LuCinda, so she wasn't directly addressing me, but I have to ask one thing. Do I think the Holy Spirit of God knew I would be reading this devotional, and know that I needed to be called out by name? I believe so. "Now Cindy, start growing!" Ouch. Busyness, of life, often steals my time and I find myself running on empty, spir [...]

    22. I own many devotionals and so it seems surely there can't be anything unique about this one, but there is. It's wonderfully unique. Broken down to seasons rather than days, McDowell turns our attention onto a single word each day of each season. By focusing on just one word all day, I found her powerful message stayed with me even better. And while she does divide the book into seasons, the seasons are different than you'd expect. They're Dwell:Fall, Shine:Advent, Renew:Lent, and Grow:Summer. I [...]

    23. Want a deeper connection with God that lasts all year? The author has taken select words and written devotionals full of illustrations, stories, and Biblical thoughts around that word. The devotional is divided up into the four seasons with focus on Lent and Advent for spring and winter. The cover is what first drew me to this book. It's colorful and yet peaceful. Each devotional has a lot of thought put into it. The stories and scripture leave an impact that has the reader thinking and ponderin [...]

    24. There is NOTHING like the peace the Lord provides is there!!! I know for me, I have to seek that Peace and by that I mean setting time aside to be with the Lord through prayer and HIS Word! Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season is a phenomenal devotional! It is broken up into 4 sectionsDwell, Shine, Renew, and Grow each one correlating with Fall, Advent, Lent and Summer. For my review I was to share my thoughts on the Summer readings or Grow. I love working in my yard and seeing Gods be [...]

    25. First of all, I love how the seasons aren't called by their names. Dwell, Shine, Renew, and Grow are put in their place. This book is also the perfect size, it's not too small where you forget about it, it's not too big where you can't take it with you easy. Thus far I have focused on Fall/Dwell. Each reading includes a verse, a lovely story, and a thoughtful phrase to encourage you. Pretty typical set up but the words within the pages are what matter. I really like Lucinda's writing style and t [...]

    26. I write devotions myself, so I'm kind of picky about the ones I read. When I opened Dwelling Places, I knew I'd found a devotional book I'd love. Each day, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lucinda's beautifully written thoughts.In her simple approach, you'll find devotions filled with the wisdom of God. I've been reading the summer section and particularly connected with #10 "the sea." Because I love water and the power of God, her words resonated with me. If you're looking for a good devoti [...]

    27. "Dwelling Places" is a devotional book with 130 days worth of devotions. These are divided into 4 seasons: Dwell (30 devotionals, fall), Shine (30 devotionals, winter/Christmas, suggested read during Advent), Renew (40 devotionals, Lent), Grow (30 devotionals, summer). Each day's devotion is based on a word, and the author quotes a verse containing that word. She then related a story and talked about the verse. Each devotion ended with a paragraph written as if God is speaking to the reader abou [...]

    28. DWELLING PLACES is a devotional divided up into four seasons, making it timely for whatever date it is. They aren't dated, so you can go in order, or you can kind of jump around anywhere in the season we're enjoying for a relevant reading. Each devotional is short, and won't take much time out of our daily schedule to read. They start with a verse, a short story, a tie-in to scripture, an application, and end with a prayer. I like this devotional for a five minute time with God, but it is not me [...]

    29. I really like the simplicity of this devotional. I have been reading a few randomly for Spring/Summer because that is the seasons I received this book in but I want to really dive in this fall which is the starting season of the book. The author really put time into thinking about where people are today in their lives and how they might need to connect with God. Each word is fitting, timely and I felt moved by the short devotions. *I received a copy of this book for review purposes, all opinions [...]

    30. I have fallen in love with this devotionalwhat a wonderful refreshing way to start your morning. It left me feeling loved by God and gave me thoughts to meditate on throughout the day that just seemed to be what I needed. God definitely speaks through these lovely words. DWELLING PLACES is encouraging and a blessing, a rejuvenating summer devotional. I'm looking forward to the other three seasons in the book.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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