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An Extrovert’s Tips for Making Connections in ACFW

By Traci Tyne Hilton A funny thing happened at conference this year. I noticed that some of the name tags had little ribbons on them that said “author.” Now, it’s a fiction writers conference, so I figured we were all … Continue reading

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Beating the Post Conference BLUES

By Susan May Warren Are you home from the ACFW conference? Finally unpacked? I hope you came home filled with encouragement and new ideas on how to make your writing breathtaking. Now what? Conferences can be overwhelming, between the requests … 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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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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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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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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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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40 Days of Prayer: Day 9

Day 9 Topic: Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments 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 God, we … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

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

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First Impressions

by Ian Anderson My anxiety level increased as I approached the open door for the early-bird “writing skills” class. I hadn’t written anything for weeks and felt very unprepared for the session. Fortunately, when I walked into the large room … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 11

Day 11 Topic: That we mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15b– . . . and weep with those who weep Dear Heavenly Father, please prepare our hearts as we near the upcoming ACFW conference. We all have hopes, dreams, … Continue reading

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