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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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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer – Day 25

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 25 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR THE TECHNOLOGY TO WORK There was a time Lord where we would trust in You to provide good seats so everyone could see the speaker or hear … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 26

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 26 PRAYER – TOPIC: FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES Abba-Father, remind each first-time conferee that You are by their side, holding their hand, calming them, and they only need to ask for Your strength. Remind … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 27

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 20 PRAYER – TOPIC: CONFERENCE STAFF 1 Thessalonians 1:3 New International Version (NIV): We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 28

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 28 PRAYER – TOPIC: SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS Proverbs 2:6 – For the LORD gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. Dear Heavenly Father: We thank You for hearing our prayers. … Continue reading

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Conflicted about Conflict?

By Ane Mulligan My first novel was a Biblical fiction in which I strung together a bunch of scenes from Jesus’ life, interspersed with the fictional characters. There was no conflict, other than the Pharisees wanting to crucify Jesus. I … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 29

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 29 PRAYER – TOPIC: PAID CRITIQUERS AS THEY WORK ON SUBMISSIONS 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace … Continue reading

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