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Monthly Archives: August 2012

40 Days of Prayer: Day 21

Day 21 For all attending to rest in God’s timing for their lives Psalms 37: 4-5 . . . Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Love Reunited by Renee Andrews — A soldier returns home to find the love of his life is single again, but he also learns that … Continue reading

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Five Conference Tips from a Veteran Attendee

by Vickie McDonough After waiting all year for the ACFW conference to roll around again, it’s hard to believe that it is now only weeks away. The highlight of my year is attending the ACFW conference each September. I know … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 22

Day 22 Finalists in the Carol Awards Psalm 31:14-15a–But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand. Father God, we thank you that our times are in … Continue reading

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“Pantsing” the Pre-Book Synopsis

by Anne Mateer I’m a pantser. I thrill at the thought of starting a story with just a character or a situation, only a hazy destination in mind. I love discovering new twists and turns and characters along the way. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 23

Day 23 The volunteer workers Romans 6:13b–Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Father, we lift our voice to you in praise today. We thank you for the … Continue reading

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Ridin’ the Beach Ain’t Ridin’ the Range

Janet Chester Bly Copyright©2012 In writing fiction, sometimes you’ve got to know your animals. My sons and I had to do some study on horse behavior when we worked on author Stephen Bly’s last novel. In Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 24

For the technology to work Verse: I Corinthians 14:33a–For God is not a God of confusion. Lord God Almighty, even the most sophisticated piece of technology is a poor imitation of Your creative Power. But at the ACFW conference, our … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference: Friday Night Tips

By Mindy Obenhaus Are you getting as excited about conference as I am? Now I know you think you’re coming to Dallas, but you’re not. You’re coming to Grapevine. So as a resident of this fine town, let me be … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 25

Day 25 For all attending to have a servant’s heart toward those around them John 3:34-35–A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 26

Day 26 First-time attendees Philippians 4:6–Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Father God, we thank You for providing for these people to attend the conference … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 27

Day 27 Conference staff 1 Thessalonians 1:3a–Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love . . . Father God, thank you for the many people on the ACFW conference staff. So many of them are writers … Continue reading

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Demons and Darlings

by Michelle Arch After three years in Chapman University’s MFA program and six semesters of writing workshops, conferences, and purposeful study of the craft of writing, I have debunked any notion that existed in my mind that writing is a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 28

Day 28 Spotlight Sessions Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Father God, Your Word says that You give wisdom, and we ask You to pour out insights and understanding upon those who teach … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 29

Day 29 Paid critiquers as they work on submissions 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17–Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your … Continue reading

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