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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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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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40 Days of Prayer: Day 12

Day 12 Topic: That we rejoice with those who rejoice Romans 12:15a–Rejoice with those who rejoice . . . Father, Tenderize us. This business of writing can be so egocentric. Especially when it seems our careers are going nowhere and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 13

Day 13 Topic: Hotel staff I Corinthians 9: 19, 23–For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. I do all things for the sake of the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 14

Day 14 Topic: The ACFW choir as they prepare for the Saturday gala Psalm 66:1-2–Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. Lord, Thank You for the joy that comes with … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 15

Day 15 Topic: Robin Miller, conference director I Corinthians 15:58–Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. Lord, You have all the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 16

Day 16 Topic: Finalists in the Genesis Contest Psalm 135:5-6–For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 17

Day 17 Topic: Clarity of speech for those pitching projects Philippians 4: 13–I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Dearest Lord, Thank you for the ideas you’ve given us. I pray today for us to be able … Continue reading

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