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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Here Be Dragons – Part 2

By Lynette Sowell Last week I talked about four dragons that we writers can face on our writing journeys: time, jealousy, procrastination, and a nameless one that I’ll elaborate on a little more. I’ve had twelve years of perspective on … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 30

Day 30 Agents at the conference Psalm 143:8a–Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You. Heavenly Father, You are our strength and shield, a present help in trouble. You guide us along life’s paths and … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear: ACFW-Style

by Melissa Tagg I got stuck in a dress the other day. I mean reeeally stuck. Arms over my head, uncooperative fabric playing boa constrictor with my torso while my sister laughed at me inside the department store dressing room. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 31

Day 31 Editors at the conference Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering. Most gracious heavenly father, I lift up each editor who will be attending the ACFW … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 32

Day 32 Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Dear Father, we hold Brandilyn Collins up to You. We ask that You … Continue reading

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Redefining Success at the ACFW Conference

by Beth K. Vogt A writing friend of mine is attending the ACFW conference for the first time this year. She is excited… and nervous. Right now, “nervous” rules the roller coaster ride of her emotions. The biggest virtual hill … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 33

Day 33 Finances for those attending Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Our wonderful Lord, we thank You for Your daily provisions and for the many ways You meet our every need and often … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 34

Day 34 Those teaching workshops Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Heavenly Father, Thank you for the men and women who will be sharing their wisdom through workshops at the conference. We pray even now … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 35

Day 35 The praise band as they practice and lead worship Verse: Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Father God, we lift up each member of the praise team to You this day. From … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 36

Day 36 Those teaching continuing education Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Dear Jesus, You have chosen the teachers for the continuing education classes carefully. Thank you for … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons – Part 1

By Lynette Sowell Twelve years ago, on August 16, 2000, ACFW launched its first e-zine, with seven columns. Back then, I was honored to have a tiny column called Dragonslayers. I was unpublished at the time and I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 37

Day 37 ACFW members unable to attend conference Jeremiah 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Lord Jesus, many … Continue reading

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Historical Markers

By Donna Schlachter There we were, hurtling down the road at about seventy-five miles an hour at ten o’clock at night, when I uttered those words my husband has come to dread: “Oh, look, a historical marker one mile ahead … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 38

Day 38 Michael Hyatt, keynote speaker Jeremiah 1:9–Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. Father, thank you for choosing and sending … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 39

Day 39 The conference committee I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers. Heavenly Father, thank You for the giving heart and ready willingness of those working to organize … Continue reading

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