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40 Days of Prayer, Day 18 – For Conferees to Learn

Day 18 Prayer – For Conferees to Grasp What Is Taught and to Grow From It But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God … James 1:5 (NASB) Thank you, God, for the opportunity to learn during … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 19 – Mentor & Specialty Appointments

Day 19 Prayer – For Mentor and Specialty Appointments But verily God hath heard me; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy for me. Psalm … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 20 – Conference Veterans

Day 20 Prayer – Conference Veterans The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. — Psalm 18:2 Lord, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 21 – God’s Timing

Day 21 Prayer – For All Attending To Rest In God’s Timing For Their Lives Heavenly Father, You know exactly what You’re doing. You are well aware of the time, the day, the week, the year. And You are never … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 22 – The Carol Award Finalists

Day 22 Prayer – Finalists in The Carol Awards But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Free

By Hallee Bridgeman Typically speaking – and every publishing house is different and contracts can vary – these are the royalties for an author with a major publisher: Hardbacks: 10%-15% Paperbacks: 8%-10% eBooks: 25% The majority of the earnings for … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 23 – The Volunteer Workers

Day 23 Prayer – The Volunteer Workers Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 24 – A Servant’s Heart

Day 24 Prayer – For all attending to have a servant’s heart toward those around them Father God, thank you for the blessing that the ACFW conference is. Being able to attend and learn and fellowship with other Christians in … Continue reading

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Quirky Sources to Add to Your Characterization

By DiAnn Mills I live and breathe story–most writers do. And we’re always looking for ways to ensure our characters and their predicaments are exciting and unique. Some of the places we look can be a bit . . . … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 25 – For the Technology to Work

Day 25 Prayer – For The Technology To Work “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” — Philippians 4:6 (NIV) Gracious Heavenly Father, we are thankful … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2016

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Falling for the Single Dad by Lisa Carter — After fifteen years away, Dr. Caroline Duer is nervous about returning to her hometown. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 26 – First-Time Attendees

ACFW 40 Days of Prayer – Day 26: First-time Attendees Phillippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Father, in the name of Jesus, we … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 27 – Conference Staff

Day 27 Prayer – Conference Staff Heavenly Father, we come to You today to lift the conference staff in prayer. Like the body of Christ, each staff member fills an integral role. May their work reflect their faith in You. … Continue reading

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Why Every Author Needs a Detective

by Amber Schamel Every author needs a detective. It’s elementary, my dear Watson. Not sure you believe me? Very well, I will explain. Wednesday afternoon, a quarter past one. I was at lunch with my brother. We were casually talking … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 28, Spotlight Sessions

Day 28 Prayer – Spotlight Sessions Thank you, Lord, for the Spotlight Sessions. Thank you for the publishing houses and agents who so generously offered to share information and help conferees make connections in this world of Christian publishing. May … Continue reading

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