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Monthly Archives: August 2019

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Those Who Can’t Attend (Day 37)

ACFW Conference Prayer for those unable to attend conference Jeremiah 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Father God, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Keynote Speaker (Day 38)

ACFW Conference Prayer for Keynote Speaker, Frank Peretti Jeremiah 1:9–Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. Heavenly Father, we are so … Continue reading

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A Cast of Characters

By Shirley E. Gould As we strive to craft amazing manuscripts, our plots and genres are nothing without great characters. An interesting hero or heroine coupled with a riveting plot keeps us at our laptops creating word count. For our … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Audio/Visual Teams (Day 39)

ACFW Conference Prayer for the Audio/Visual Team 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 We give thanks to God always for all of you making mention of you in our prayers. Father, we are so grateful for all the talented people who work so … Continue reading

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Unexpected Blessings

Unexpected blessings could be waiting for you in your writing life . . . My first winter in Florida, I visited churches to call “home” while there. My church in Ohio I love has a little over five hundred. I … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: God’s Presence (Day 40)

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

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The Freedom of a Path in the Woods

By James R. Hannibal Long ago, while attending the US Air Force Academy and working as a summer survival instructor, I wandered away from a campsite looking for firewood. Our search took us deep into the unmarked woods of the … Continue reading

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Worth It

  There’s a doctor in the family now. After years of training, studying, interning, pulling double shifts, observing, practicing, and paying, paying, paying, a nephew-in-law is officially a doctor. I can’t imagine the school loans he’s facing as he takes … Continue reading

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Family Reunion

  “How are the family reunion plans coming, sis?” “Oh, didn’t you hear? We’re doing a virtual reunion this year.” “What?” “Life is busy, you know. Lots of other activities to work around. Plus the expense. Imagine what we’ll each … Continue reading

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Power’s Back On

by Cynthia Ruchti Summer storms sometimes mean power outages. A recent storm left our neighborhood without power for five days. The electric company crews were busy around the clock trying to remove fallen trees and repair line damage. Our neighborhood … Continue reading

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Editing as Writing, and Writing as Editing

By Glynn Young A friend and fellow writer asked me if I edited my writing as I wrote or after I finished a draft. My answer was yes. I do both. I edit as I write, over and over again, … Continue reading

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Where Does Your Validation Come From?

By Tammie Fickas Early Tuesday morning my phone vibrated with an incoming text from a friend congratulating me on being a finalist in a flash fiction contest. A whoop of surprise burst out before I could stop it. I quickly … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2019

August 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: The Butterfly Recluse by Therese Heckenkamp — Lila finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding … Continue reading

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