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How to Keep That Conference Feeling All Year Long

by Melissa Tagg The annual ACFW is one of my absolute favorite times of year. It’s like Christmas meets my birthday meets all those fun college classes. (You know, versus the classes you HAD to take…like anything even remotely math … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

Day 1 Topic: That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Verse: Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Dear Heavenly Father, ACFW was founded to bring together writers who wish to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Variety

by Jason C. Joyner I’ve been a watcher of the Christian fiction industry for several years now as an aspiring writer. I’ve enjoyed reading great books, interacting with thoughtful authors, and helping to promote CBA books through blog tours and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

Day 2 Topic: Good weather for travel Verse: Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Holy Father in heaven, I bless You and thank You for each … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Day 3 Topic: Lisa Rector-Maas and the Early Bird Session Verse: Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Lord, we lift Lisa Rector-Maas to you for blessings and grace during the Early Bird Session. We … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps to a Successful ACFW Conference – even if You’re Not Attending!

by Beth K. Vogt I’m heading to Indianapolis tomorrow, getting a few days head start on the ACFW conference. I started a mental checklist weeks ago, about the time my Twitter feed and Facebook page filled up with “I’m going!” … 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 before the conference Verse: Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Day 5 Topic: Travel Safety Verse: Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Merciful Father, Almighty God, You are so awesome. You are always awake, always watching over us, … Continue reading

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A Neophyte is Going To Indy

by B.J. Young In four days I’m going to get into my car and drive to the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis. My initial stop on Friday morning will be the orientation for first time attendees. To say I’m excited, and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 6

Day 6 Topic: For worship pleasing to God Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:9-Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Lord, as we meet each day for a time of worship, help … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 7

Day 7 Topic: Health for all attending the conference Verse: Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Dear Lord, we pray that You put Your hand on all those traveling to the conference … Continue reading

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Conference Packing Tips

by Denise Hunter With the ACFW Conference a week away, here are some timely tips on packing, gleaned from 8 years of packing for ACFW. If you plan ahead, you can avoid ironing, tedious decisions (you’ll have enough to make … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Day 8 Topic: For a smooth registration Verse: 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. Lord, you are a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 9

Day 9 Topic: Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Verse: 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. Father, we … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

Day 10 Topic: The families we leave at home Verse: 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 … Continue reading

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