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The Serious Side of Synonyms

by Betsy Lowery We writers often evaluate the nuances of meaning between two similar words as we seek the “right” word to use. It’s not unheard of for me to poll my friends: How would you describe the difference between … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 37 -ACFW Members Unable to Attend

Day 37 Prayer – ACFW Members Unable To Attend The Conference Heavenly Father, enable those of us not attending the ACFW conference to use those days to renew our commitment to seek You daily. We pray for safety and favor … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read Love Inspired Novels

By Lisa Jordan I read a discussion recently where a reader was concerned about the content and quality of Love Inspired novels because the parent publisher releases secular romance novels as well. This particular reader didn’t want to support a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 38 – Keynote Speaker

ACFW Conference – Day 38 Prayer – Keynote Speaker Jeremiah 1:9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth.” Dear Heavenly Father: … Continue reading

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Am I the Only One Who Struggles?

By C. Kevin Thompson Watch this video, then we’ll talk. Do you feel a little small after watching that video? Insignificant, perhaps? Hopefully awestruck, though, right? Now, read this article, then come back for the finale. I watched this video … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39 – The Audio/Visual Team

ACFW Conference – Day 39 Prayer: The Audio/Visual Team We thank you, our Lord and Master, for putting Your hand on the members of the audio/visual team for the work You have given them to do. We pray that starting … Continue reading

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Becoming a Writer of Excellence

By Donna L.H. Smith This is something we all strive for, but let’s face it. As “excellent” as we can become, mistakes happen in publishing, both on the author’s side and on the editor’s. I recently read and reviewed a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40 – God’s Presence

ACFW Conference – Day 40 Prayer – God’s Presence & Blessing Psalm 127:1 CEB – “Unless it is the Lord who builds the house, the builders’ work is pointless. Unless it is the Lord who protects the city, the guard … Continue reading

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Fiction You Can Believe

By Lee Carver We are well acquainted with the expression “willful suspension of disbelief.” The story may be total fiction, but we are drawn into it to the extent that we choose to believe it could happen. We want to … Continue reading

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Writing to Discover Truth … and Yourself

By Ian Acheson Golly gosh, I’ve struggled writing the sequel to Angelguard. The basic story of Angelguard fell out of me. I was a complete novice (well, I still am really) but the story just kept coming. I’d turn up … Continue reading

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Balance

By Patricia Bradley Earlier this week I received a call from a non-writing friend who invited me to go shopping. The conversation went something like this: “I can’t,” I said, “I have a deadline. Maybe next time.” “You’ll have a … Continue reading

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We All Need A Little Brave

By Catherine West When Sara Bereilles’ song Brave (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4) first came out, the tune got me. It’s catchy. It makes you want to get up and dance. But then I started really listening. And the words . . . yes. … Continue reading

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Do You Want to be an American Ninja Warrior Writer?

By Beth K. Vogt I’m one of the 6 to 7 million viewers who watch American Ninja Warrior (ANW). I cheer from the comfort of my home as (mostly) ultra-athletic men and women jump, swing, run, and climb their way … Continue reading

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Summer Writing

by Roxanne Rustand Howdy from the Midwest! I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend holiday, and had a chance to be with family or friends. Can you believe that the holiday has already come and gone? … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: July 2016

July 2016 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston — Devastated by a broken courtship, Rachel Fisher takes a position at a … Continue reading

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