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Monthly Archives: March 2019

My Ideal Reader

By Sarah Hamaker Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my ideal reader. Who is she? What does she like to do? What does she read? Where does she live? What is her family life like? What draws her to … Continue reading

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Cyber-Praying with Sisters

by Elizabeth Musser In my other life, as a pastoral caregiver to missionaries, I had started an online Skype study with a small group of women from our mission using the Companion Guide to Sharon Garlough Brown’s novel, Sensible Shoes. … Continue reading

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The Power of Happy Moments

By Grace Hitchcock Sometimes it is tempting to allow drama and heartache to swamp our stories. Years ago, a favorite professor of mine would say over and over how “only trouble is interesting.” Today, I’d like to talk about how … Continue reading

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Failure or Success – Our Choice

By Henry McLaughlin I experienced two what might be called failures recently. In the space of three days. On Saturday, I received a rejection from an agent. On Monday, a publisher declined to consider my manuscript. It was the same … Continue reading

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It’s a Conundrum

By Ane Mulligan In this world, there are problems and there are conundrums. They do differ. Problems are your ordinary, garden-variety bugaboos. A pro-blum or a pro-blem, depending on where you live. Either way, whether a hitch, snag, or quandary, … Continue reading

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Imagine the Impact

By K.W. Bounds Why do I even bother writing?  Threatening to torpedo my work in progress, this thought surfaced leaving a wake in its path, as I scrambled to stay afloat in a sea of self-doubt and frustration. The compulsion … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: March 2019

March 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Children’s: The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog by Daphne Self — Majesty, the firehouse dog, is missing. Willie and Jax … Continue reading

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