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Monthly Archives: August 2013

40 Days of Prayer: Day 32

Topic: Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Verse: Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Lord, we pray for energy, a clear mind, wisdom, a clear voice, and … Continue reading

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5 Keys to a Successful Editor/Agent Appointment

By Elizabeth Ludwig Few things strike fear into the stout of heart more than speaking in public. In fact, according to a recent Gallup Poll, the only thing more petrifying is a fear of snakes. Is it any wonder, therefore, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

Topic: Finances for those attending Verse: Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Lord, we thank You for being a God who provides for all of our needs. We glorify You for making a way … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

Topic: Those teaching workshops Verse: Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You, Lord, for those teaching workshops at this year’s conference, and thank You for their willingness to share their knowledge … Continue reading

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Extrovert Your Introverted Writing Ways

by Crystal Laine Miller If you are an introverted writer, you may be ready to crawl into a cubby somewhere after reading Amanda Luedeke’s The Extroverted Writer: An Author’s Guide to Marketing and Building Platform. Don’t. Read it again (it’s … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

Day 35 Topic: The praise band as they practice and lead worship Verse: Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, thank You for choosing to inhabit our praises. We lift up every member of … Continue reading

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God has Bestowed Creativity Upon His Creation

by Mary Ann kerr Creator noun: a person or thing that brings something into existence. • (the Creator) used as a name for God. God is the author of creativity. I realized the other day that I always think of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 36

Topic: Those teaching continuing education Verse: Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Abba-Father, You are El Shaddai, the strength Giver. As the continuing education teachers prepare for their … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

Topic: ACFW members unable to attend the conference Verse: 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, we … Continue reading

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Letting Your Protagonist Be Super and Human

by Rachel Hauck Did you see the movie, “The Avengers”? Did you like it? I did last year and wow! Another blow-’em-up New York City movie. I think Hollywood needs to get more creative, but hey, that’s me. Poor NYC … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

Topic: Robin Jones Gunn, Keynote Speaker Verse: 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. Lord, please wrap your arms around … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

Topic: The conference committee Verse: I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers.Verse: Father God, we come corporately before You today to ask for a special and intense sense … Continue reading

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What Coldplay Taught Me About Pitching

by Melissa Tagg Anybody who knows me knows I love Coldplay. Like, soooo much. I’m convinced there’s a Coldplay song fitting for every occasion in life. And one of my great dreams is for someone to someday sing Coldplay’s “Green … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40

Topic: God’s presence and blessing Verse: Psalm 127:1–Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Precious heavenly Father, We thank you for the … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction: The Christian Faith

by Bruce Hennigan “The Da Vinci Code” has old over 30 million copies since it debuted in 2003. It has been translated into over 40 languages. Not too bad for a work of fiction that in its author’s own words … Continue reading

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