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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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Christmas In July

By Mary Manners When the subject of Christmas gifts comes up, most people think of packages wrapped in colorful paper and shimmery bows, sitting under the Christmas tree, just waiting to be opened. When I think of Christmas gifts, I … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 29 – Paid Critiquers

Day 29 Prayer – Paid Critiquers As They Work On Submissions 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your … Continue reading

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Belief for All Things

By Tanara McCauley “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It’s a verse I know well, and one I’m prone to lean on in trying times or when faced with difficult choices. I’ve only recently realized, however, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 30: Agents

Day 30 Prayer – Agents At The Conference Psalm 143:8 (NIV) Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, For to you I … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Heart

By Patti Shene They say you should write what you know. These past few months, my life has been draped in sadness and loss. (Please don’t stop reading! I’m not going to take you into a world of gloom and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 31: Editors

ACFW Conference Day 31 Prayer – Editors At The Conference “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Psalm 141:2 (NIV) Lord, we pray for each of … Continue reading

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