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Monthly Archives: August 2018

ACFW Conference Prayer: Carol Award Finalists (Day 22)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 22: Carol Award Finalists Psalm 31:14-15a–But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord. I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand. Father God, we worship You, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Conference Veterans (Day 23)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 23 – Topic: Conference veterans Psalm 18:2 — The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge . . . Lord … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: The Volunteer Workers (Day 24)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 24 – Topic: The Volunteer Workers Romans 6:13b–Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Lord, fill our volunteer workers with … Continue reading

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Dancing

By Christine Sunderland It is said and it is written that Jacob dreamed of angels descending and ascending a ladder between Heaven and Earth, and that later he wrestled with an Angel of God. Just so the Christian writer dreams … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For First-Time Attendees (Day 25)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 25 – Topic: First-Time Attendees Philippians 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Dear Heavenly Father, New … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Technology to Work (Day 26)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 26 – Topic: For the technology to work 1 Corinthians 14:33a–For God is not a God of confusion. Heavenly Father, You are the author of all good things, including all technology. We … Continue reading

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Prayers for the Writing Life

By Cindy Patterson Thank you, Father, for this adventurous writing desire you have given me. Thank you for how far you have brought me and for all the many blessings surrounding me. You are always faithful. My heart overflows with … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Conference Staff (Day 27)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 27: Conference staff 1 Thessalonians 1:3a–Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love … Heavenly Father, As preparations are being made and programs implemented, we lift up the … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Spotlight Sessions (Day 28)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 28 – Spotlight Sessions Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Father God, Your Word says that You give wisdom, and we ask You to pour … Continue reading

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When “No, Thank You” is Really “Not Yet”

By Kathleen Y’Barbo You keep track of my sorrows. You have collected my tears in your bottle. You record each one in your book. Psalm 56:8              The process from idea to publication is sometimes much more difficult than a … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Paid Critiquers (Day 29)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 29 PRAYER – TOPIC: 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 … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Agents (Day 30)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 30 – Topic: Agents at the conference Psalm 143:8a–Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; for I trust in You. Father God, what a gift you’ve given those who agent … Continue reading

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What Is the Message?

By Jean Kavich Bloom As an avid fiction reader and a fiction editor with more than thirty years in the Christian publishing world, I understand the power Christian fiction can have. Perhaps that’s one reason I’m concerned about a topic … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Editors (Day 31)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 31 – Topic: Editors at the conference Psalm 141:2—May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering. Most gracious heavenly father, we lift … Continue reading

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Ensemble Cast

by Christa Kinde In our books, the main character rarely operates alone. Depending on the needs of the story, we provide them with friends and neighbors, romantic interests and rivals, critics and supporters. The first book in my new YA … Continue reading

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