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Monthly Archives: August 2019

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Conference Staff (Day 27)

ACFW Conference Prayer – For the Conference Staff 1 Thessalonians 1:3a Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love… Almighty God, Thank you for our Conference Staff as they work on the myriad of details to … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Spotlight Sessions (Day 28)

ACFW Conference Prayer – For the Spotlight Sessions Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Father, bless these agents and publishing houses for their willingness to share time and expertise with those who are … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Revisions

by Tammie Fickas Since the conference is just around the corner, I thought we should all get in the spirit with a rousing round of conference carols. What? You’ve never sang conference carols before. Well, that’s okay because I can … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Paid Critiquers (Day 29)

ACFW Conference Prayer – For the Paid Critiquers as they work on Submissions 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17–Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, … Continue reading

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Lasers and Hermeneutics

By James R. Hannibal “There I was.” Isn’t that how all good war stories begin? Clean Hunter—the European version of Red Flag—was in full swing over Germany, France, and Belgium. I showed up in my target sector for a night … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Agents at Conference (Day 30)

ACFW Conference Prayer – Agents at the Conference Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You. ~ Psalm 143:8a We pray for the agents at this year’s conference. May they have time to listen to … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Editors (Day 31)

ACFW Conference Prayer – 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. Dear Father, prepare each editor to encounter You at conference. May they speak … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Emcee, Brandilyn Collins (Day 32)

ACFW Conference Prayer – For Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Dear Father,  We come with thankful hearts for Brandilyn’s willingness … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Finances for Those Attending (Day 33)

ACFW Conference Prayer – Finances for those attending Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Heavenly Father, You are our God, the God who provides. Nothing is too hard for you, so we come to … Continue reading

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Perseverance and Dreams

By Darlene L. Turner Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:4 (NIV) What happens when our well-thought out plans for our writing journey start falling apart? We receive … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Those Offering Items in the Marketplace (Day 34)

ACFW Conference Prayer – Those offering items and services in the Marketplace Proverbs 8:11 –  For skillful and Godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls and all things that may be desired are not to be compared with it. … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: The Praise Band (Day 35)

ACFW Conference Prayer for the praise band as they practice and lead worship Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, Thank you so much for the opportunity to come before You in corporate worship. … Continue reading

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The Four Movements of the Story Beats

By James R. Hannibal In a previous blog I told you about story beats—an author’s path through the woods. You don’t have to stay on the path, but knowing where it lies gives you the freedom to wander. These story … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Those Teaching (Day 36)

ACFW Conference Prayer – For Those Teaching Workshops Proverbs 1:5—A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. Father God, Thank you for providing wise counsel to Your children. As these … Continue reading

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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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