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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lesson Learned

by Lynn Hobbs Humbled to have my work accepted in a writer’s anthology, I dove into the edits they required for my three short stories. No problem with edits. With the third book in my series scheduled for publication later … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 23

Day 23 Topic: The Volunteer Workers Verse: Romans 6:13b–Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Father God, We thank you for each of the ACFW conference volunteers. In … Continue reading

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In God’s Waiting Room

by Sarah Sundin “Wait.” We don’t like that word, do we? But a writer’s life is filled with waiting. Most famously, we wait for that first book contract. But the waiting doesn’t end. We wait for our editor’s approval. We … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 24

Topic: For all attending to have a servant’s heart toward those around them Verse: 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 25

Topic: For the technology to work Verse: I Corinthians 14:33a–For God is not a God of confusion. Heavenly Father, You are the author of all good things, including all technology. We ask for Your blessing and protection for those in … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 26

Topic: First-time attendees Verse: 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, thank You for the opportunity to attend conference this year. First-time attendees have … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 27

Topic: Conference staff Verse: 1 Thessalonians 1:3a–Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love . . . Lord, we lift up the conference staff to You today. Thank You for their hard work and long hours … Continue reading

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Bugged by the Ladies

by Dana Mentink Consider the humble ladybug, fellow readers and writers. She’s less than a quarter of an inch long, silent and stoic and more than likely unnoticed in your yard. Truth be told, she’s a powerhouse, a dynamic dame … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 28

Topic: Spotlight Sessions Verse: Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Dear Lord, Guide the editors and agents as they share the platform. Give them wisdom to impart the needs of their publishing houses … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 29

Topic: Paid critiquers as they work on submissions Verse: 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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Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

By Donna Schlachter I keep promising myself that one of these years, I’m going to enjoy summer. Instead of spending the months of June, July, and August cooped up indoors writing and revising and researching, I’m going to spend the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 30

Topic: Agents at the conference Verse: Psalm 143:8a–Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You. Our Heavenly Father, We lift up our agents who are giving of their time and expertise to attend our conference. … Continue reading

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Subtle Set-ups and Powerful Pay-offs

by Christine Sunderland Life is a journey from choice to choice, an exercise of free will. When we choose, a genetic component changes, and we become slightly different people. We have chosen a direction that informs our genes and colors … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Topic: Editors at the conference Verse: Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering.Verse: Father, Thank you for the editors attending this conference. We are so blessed to have … Continue reading

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Critiquing Suggestions for Transitioning to Published Author

by Carrie Fancett Pagels I’ve posted elsewhere about not despising the day of small beginnings, as the Bible also tells us. One of the blessings of working on three “smaller” publications in the past several months is what I’ve learned … Continue reading

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