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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Insert With Caution

By Lynn Hobbs A quote from Herbert Hoover: “The whole of the inspirations of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American … Continue reading

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Conference Overload?

by Shannon Moore Redmon The conference is almost over. Only one more day left. We’ve packed information into every cranny of our mind and our hearts love the new friendships forged, but a bit of anxiety starts to fester. How … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For God’s Will for Conference (Day 1)

ACFW Conference Prayer: That God’s Will be Accomplished at Conference Lord, It seems there have been many obstacles and roadblocks leading into this year’s conference. Some who are heartbroken in not being able to attend or having to cancel. Others … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Traveling Weather (Day 2)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Weather to Travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Father God, we ask for good weather as we travel to San … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions (Day 3)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Dear Lord, We pray for those who have gone the extra mile and committed to attending the … Continue reading

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Called to Write

By Kathryn Haueisen I can still clearly remember one particular day when I was a teenager reading in a wingback chair. What I remember most clearly is that day I realized I want to be a writer. That idea planted … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom for Executive Board (Day 4)

ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom in decision making for the ACFW Executive Board Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. Father God, source … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 5)

ACFW Conference Prayer: 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. Dear Heavenly Father, As we move toward the hope of giving all glory … Continue reading

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Honest Humor

By Preston Shires I don’t think of myself as a particularly funny guy, and I believe if you asked any one of my students, my opinion would be confirmed, especially after finals. However, I do like to write a story … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Robin Miller (Day 6)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Conference Director, Robin Miller Lord, We know your timing is always perfect, and today we come before you to pray for Robin. The challenges this year are bigger than ever, so first we pray for her … Continue reading

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To Follow a Dream

By Chandra Lynn Smith I entered my first Genesis contest in 2002 before it was the Genesis Contest. I think about that pitiful entry now and feel very sorry for the judges who struggled through reading it. The thing is … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Health for Attendees (Day 7)

ACFW Conference Prayer: Health for All Attending Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Dear Lord, You are called our healer. And I pray that this weekend you give provision of your touch … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For a Smooth Registration (Day 8)

ACFW Conference Prayer: 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.  Father God, we ask your … Continue reading

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Integrity an Integral Requirement for Historical Fiction

By Donna Wichelman How many of you read historical fiction and why? I asked this question in an informal survey on Facebook to get a pulse on what makes the genre compelling. Many answers complied with what you would expect: … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Casey Miller/Appointments (Day 9)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Hebrews 4:16 NIV – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of … Continue reading

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