Tuesday, April 29, 2014

'Live These Words' Devotional to Launch at Mark Twain House

The Mark Twain House and Museum has been selected to launch Lucinda Secrest McDowell's new book "Live These Words: An Active Response To God."  This free event takes place on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 pm in the museum center.

Hartt School of Music Professor Gregory Babel will be the pianist for the evening, which will feature word games, discussion with the author and light refreshments.

This is free event, followed by a book signing. Reservations are required. Click here, or call 860-280-3130.

McDowell is a storyteller at heart who brings wit, wisdom and the "wow" factor to any evening. A respected international conference speaker and author who has written for 50 different magazines, collaborated on 20 books and authored seven of her own, McDowell encourages both women and men to live transformed lives in God's grace and hope.

Description from the author: 
Live These Words: "Do you ever struggle between being with God and doing for God? We can truly embrace both in our lives -- sitting at the Master's feet as well as walking in His way. 'Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.' (John 13.17) Join me in discovering the many layers of these 40 words from the Word -- vibrant words such as fear not, shine, remember, hope, wake up, encourage, forgive, ask, and persevere. Each day includes a memoir, biblical lesson or inspiring profile, ending with a practical action point to enrich your own life and those you touch. Out of the being will come the doing. As we approach these words with grace and humility, God will weave them beautifully into our own unique stories."

In addition to "Spa for the Soul ~ Rejuvenate Your Inner Life," McDowell has written "Quilts From Heaven," "Amazed by Grace," "What We've Learned So Far," "Women's Spiritual Passages" and "A Southern-Style Christmas," and earned Mt. Hermon's Writer of the Year Award. She holds degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University and also studied at the Wheaton Graduate School of Communication. Visit her site here.

The Mark Twain House  and Museum (www.marktwainhouse.org) has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.

The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The museum is closed Tuesdays during January, February and March. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visitwww.marktwainhouse.org. 

Full Disclosure: This event is sponsored in part by The WritePros, owned by CT Arts Connection Editor Lauren Yarger.

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