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Monthly Archives: September 2012

40 Days of Prayer: Day 6

Day 6 For worship pleasing to God 2 Corinthians 5:9-Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Our most kind and gracious Heavenly Father, we praise You today because You are … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 7

Day 7 Health for all attending the conference Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Dear Lord, we thank you for the complexities of our bodies. We also thank you for the security … Continue reading

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Is Your Blog Secure?

by Michael Lee Joshua There have been so many incidents of hacking email accountss, but we sometimes don’t take the proper care to secure our blogs. Having built a number of blogs or websites on the WordPress platform in the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Day 8 For a smooth registration Romans 8:28–And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Father God, as the final details … Continue reading

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Words, Camera…and Action!

by Bonnie Calhoun What comes mind when I say those words? Typically someone would think of a movie set in the oldun’ days. Someone had a tripod camera and a megaphone and a snappy board with numbers on it. I … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 9

Day 9 Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Hebrews 4:16–Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Dear Lord, Thank You … Continue reading

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Writing Older Characters

by Lisa J Lickel It’s my birthday today! I’m fifty-one. Made it-yippee. I know, thank you, I don’t look it. But of course I can’t help thinking about age, my family, my friends, and my characters. Commercial and pop fiction … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

Day 10 The families we leave at home Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too … Continue reading

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Conference Networking

by Danica Favorite Many people are focused on networking at conferences. Not that networking isn’t important, but I hope at this year’s conference, you’ll also remember the power of simply making friends. The most valuable industry contacts I’ve gained have … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 11

Day 11 That we mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15b– . . . and weep with those who weep Dear Jesus, dreams and expectations for our writing will echo through all attending the conference. Dreams to find the right … Continue reading

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

by Eileen Key The calendar page flipped this weekend and we’re now down to hours ’til conference liftoff. People are running themselves ragged shopping, dieting, packing, …oh wait…maybe some are writing, preparing one-sheets, elevator pitches and polishing the proposals. After … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 12

Day 12 That we rejoice with those who rejoice Romans 12:15a–Rejoice with those who rejoice . . . Dear Heavenly Father, With excitement and anticipation, we are looking forward to hearing about all the good things You’ve arranged for our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Submerged

Title: Submerged Author: Dani Pettrey Publisher: Bethany House Date: May 2012 ISBN: 978-0764209826 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Bad girl Bailey Craig has vowed never to return to Yancey, Alaska. She’s changed-but Yancey is a town that … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 13

Day 13 Hotel staff I Corinthians 9: 19, 23–For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. I do all things for the sake of the gospel, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 14

Day 14 The ACFW choir as they prepare for Sunday worship Psalm 66:1-2–Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. God of all the earth, we shout our praises joyfully to … Continue reading

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