Author Archives: ACFW

Dreams Really Do Come True!

By Lillian Duncan I wrote another post with this same title after receiving my first contract from a traditional publisher. It took 15 years of writing before I received that contract. So you can well imagine I was a little … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

Day 1 Topic: That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Father, we kneel before you acknowledging you as our Sovereign LORD. Before we were … Continue reading

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Are You Being Tossed About by Every Wind?

By Henry McLaughlin Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

Day 2 Topic: Good weather for travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Our most kind and gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for today. Thank you … Continue reading

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Every book deserves a party

By Judy Christie With the launch of my eighth novel, I’m in the mood for fried pies. Make that chocolate fried pies. That’s what the protagonist cooks–and what I’ll serve to say thanks at my upcoming book party at Barnes … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Day 3 Topic: Christopher Vogler and the Early Bird Session Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Father God, we come before you today lifting up Christopher Vogler and the Early Bird Session. Give him … Continue reading

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Six Verses to Anchor Your Thoughts During the ACFW Conference

by Beth K. Vogt “The stars may fall, but God’s promises will stand and be fulfilled.” J. I. Packer, (1926-), theologian People start talking about what they’re packing for the ACFW conference weeks before they print off their boarding pass. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

Day 4 Topic: Wisdom in decision making for the Executive Board as they meet Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. Please … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Day 5 Topic: Travel safeties Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you and praise you for all the amazing ACFW attendees who … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 6

Day 6 Topic: 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. Merciful Father, Almighty God, It is amazing to think that You–the truly awesome, … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Promote a Book

By Carrie Fancett Pagels I’ve had the privilege of participating in a number of book promotion groups for other Christian writers over the years. I always enjoyed it. Well, there might have been one that was iffy, but… A group … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 7

Day 7 Topic: Health for all attending the conference Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Father God, we give thanks to You today for everyone who is able to attend the ACFW … Continue reading

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When Building an Online Presence Don’t Forget They’re People NOT Numbers

By Edie Melson As writers, we all know the importance of building an online following. We spend time crafting valuable blog posts with SEO rich headlines. We follow others on social media, working to connect. All the while keeping a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Day 8 Topic: 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. Heavenly Father, How grateful we … Continue reading

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Is Your Local Bookstore Your Local Bookstore?

by Suzanne Kuhn “My dream is to have my book published, but never be found on a shelf in a bookstore,” said no author ever. Instead, it’s every author’s dream to discover their book on the shelves of bookstores far … Continue reading

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