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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 17

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 17 PRAYER TOPIC: CLARITY OF SPEECH FOR THOSE PITCHING PROJECTS Father, I come before You and ask You to place Your hand on all those meeting with agents and editors this year. … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2015

September 2015 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the Moments of Truth by The Birdhouse by The Bishop’s Son (The Amish of Bee County) by A Tide Worth Turning by When Love Returns by … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 18

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 18 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR CONFEREES TO GRASP WHAT IS TAUGHT AND TO GROW FROM IT Dear Lord Jesus, we have paid our money and committed our time to the ACFW Conference … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 19

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 19 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR MENTOR AND SPECIALTY APPOINTMENTS But verily God, hath heard me; he hath attended to my voice in prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Life of Writing

By Darlene L. Turner “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1 NIV) Picture this . . . you’re sandwiched between friends, holding onto the safety bar with a vice grip. The car moves … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 20

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 20 PRAYER TOPIC: CONFERENCE VETERANS Psalm 18:2 We love You, Lord. You are our strength. Holy God, sometimes we get caught up in this world of publishing and competition and promotion. As … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Hand Writing

By Kim Gilliland Stone, clay, copper, silver, parchment and papyrus were all used to write upon during biblical times. I can’t even begin to imagine the tedium in writing just a quick note to a friend. If I had to … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 21

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 21 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR ALL ATTENDING TO HAVE A SERVANT’S HEART TOWARD THOSE AROUND THEM Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires. Commit everything … Continue reading

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Stand Therefore

By Ian Acheson One aspect of the writing vocation that I wasn’t really prepared for was the frequency with which negative emotions surfaced. Whether it’s the number of rejections one receives, the often daily struggle of putting words on a … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 22

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 22 PRAYER – TOPIC: FINALISTS IN THE CAROL AWARDS Father, Thank You for each of the Carol Aware Finalists. I praise You for the work You’ve done in their lives that have … Continue reading

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Waiting

By Dawn Crandall People who don’t know me might not realize that I signed my three book contract with Whitaker House when I was (finally) six months pregnant with my first child. What they also wouldn’t know is that I’d … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 23

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 23 PRAYER – TOPIC: THE VOLUNTEER WORKERS Romans 6:13 New King James Version (NKJV)- 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God … Continue reading

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A Brainstorming Session

By Lillian Duncan So, I’m sitting at my computer pondering what to write for the first of my four ACFW blogs for the year. Time for a brainstorming session! I could try to find a sneaky way to promote my … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 24

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 24 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR ALL ATTENDING TO HAVE A SERVANT’S HEART TOWARD THOSE AROUND THEM John 3:34-35 Lord Jesus, We know that this gathering is in Your hands. Grow in each … Continue reading

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When Real Life and the Writing Life Collide

By Kathleen Y’Barbo Watch out or you’ll end up in my novel! We’ve all seen this slogan or others like it on t-shirts, mugs, and all sorts of items. Until recently, I hadn’t given the process of creating characters from … Continue reading

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