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Monthly Archives: August 2013

40 Days of Prayer: Day 13

Day 13 Topic: Hotel staff Verse: 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 … Continue reading

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Who is That Person Anyway?

by Diana Wallis Taylor My recent book, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, came out to good reviews and that of course is encouraging. It also posed some questions, mostly, “How can you take a person who appears in one paragraph … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 14

Day 14 Topic: The ACFW choir as they prepare for Sunday worship Verse: Psalm 66:1-2–Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. Heavenly Father, I pray for the ACFW choir as … Continue reading

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Overcoming Writing Fears

By Loretta Eidson Pressing the send button for that first submission can be the most nerve-racking, push-of-the-button feat ever tackled. Why? Writing thrusts the writer’s reputation into the world. It shouts from the inner corridors of the heart, “I have … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 15

Day 15 Topic: Robin Miller, conference director Verse: I Corinthians 15:58–Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. Thank you, Father, for … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 16

Day 16 Topic: Finalists in the Genesis Contest Verse: Psalm 135:5-6–For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

By Mary Connealy Fired Up, Book #2 of the Trouble in Texas Series releases in September and I want to talk about how I got the idea for this seris. I have a character in my Kincaid Brides Series, the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 17

Day 17 Topic: Clarity of speech for those pitching projects Verse: Philippians 4: 13–I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for this chance to take our writing to the next leg of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 18

Day 18 Topic: For conferees to grasp what is taught and to grow from it Verse: James 1:5–But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will … Continue reading

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Encouragement for the Discouraged

by Lindsay Harrel As most of us know, this writing journey can be filled with a lot of valleys. Experiencing writer’s block. Being stuck at home when everyone else is attending the big conference. Feeling like you’re on the outside … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 19

Day 19 Topic: For those attending as they get into final preparations Verse: Psalm 66:19-20–But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor … Continue reading

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A Sense of Style

by Michelle Arch Anyone who has been engaged in the craft of writing for any length of time has developed a uniquely personal style. During the last several years in Chapman University’s dual Master of Arts in English and MFA … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 20

Day 20 Topic: Conference veterans Verse: Psalm 18:2–The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge… Lord, we praise you for leading and guiding us in every aspect of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 21

Please join us in today’s prayer. Topic: For all attending to rest in God’s timing for their lives Verse: Psalm 37:4-5–Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 22

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. Topic: Finalists in the Carol Awards Verse: Psalm 31:14-15a–But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, You are my … Continue reading

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