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Connections Matter

By Donna L.H. Smith I’ve always heard it said, “It’s not always what you know, it’s who you know.” It’s the same for Christian publishing, too. When I first started writing, I knew very few people, and had few connections. … Continue reading

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Conference Season Is Upon Us

by Deb Haggerty ‘Tis Spring and the conference season is upon us. The advent of this time of the year brings both anticipation and dread to both attendees and faculty alike. Having been an attendee and having served on various … Continue reading

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Conference Takeaway

By Donna K. Rice Spring brings a busy conference season for both the writing and ministry arenas. In April, I attended Mount Hermon Writers Conference, came home and repacked, then headed for our ministerial fellowship’s women’s conference. The first weekend … Continue reading

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Keep the Energy Going

By Cathleen Armstrong Anyone who has ever attended a conference knows the feeling. You come home exhausted with a notebook full of workshop handouts and a head full of everything you’ll need to take your writing to new levels. You … Continue reading

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An Expectant Heart

By Ian Acheson Late last year a pastor spoke a word over me about the Lord wanting to give me a new book, a new optimism and referenced Habakkuk 2:2-3 which talks of waiting on a new vision. I stored … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Give Up

by Catherine West While at ACFW’s annual conference in Nashville this year, I was reminded of something. I had the opportunity to pass through the ‘waiting room’ of the appointments area a couple of times, and oh, the pressure was … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 1 – God’s Will Be Accomplished

Day 1 Prayer -That God’s Will Be Accomplished At The Conference Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1 Father God, as we come … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 2 – Good Travel Weather

Day 2 Prayer – Good Weather For Travel Dear Heavenly Father, we give You praise and honor for all Your wondrous works. You have so many wonderful blessings planned for those who hear Your call and are coming to the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 3 – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions

Day 3 Prayer – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions “…listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding…” – Proverbs 2:2 HCSB Father, thank You for the opportunity to learn from experts during the Early Bird and Post … Continue reading

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Four Little Words to Help You Prep for the ACFW Conference

By Beth K. Vogt For those of your prepping for the upcoming conference, here are four words to guide you, and yes, I used the acronym A.C.F.W. Even if you’re not attending the conference, these four words apply to every … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 4 – Wisdom for Executive Board

Day 4 Prayer – Wisdom In Decision Making For The Executive Board Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 Father, we ask for wisdom for … Continue reading

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“Go North, Young Author!”

By Ramona Richards Here we are, setting on top of the conference and as a Nashvillian, I’d feel amiss if I didn’t at least offer up some suggestions about the city you’re about to visit. Nashville is a glorious, friendly … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayers, Day 5 – Safe Travel

Day 5 Prayer – Travel Safeties Thank you, Father, that You never miss a beat. Even as Your children who’ve known Your consistent kindness, we forget Your watchfulness. Certain situations still send us over the edge. In particular, waiting irritates … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 6 – Worship Pleasing to God

Day 6 Prayer – For Worship Pleasing to God “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.” – 2 Corinthians 5:9, NKJV Heavenly Father, music is an integral part of worshiping and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 7 – Health for Attendees

Day 7 Prayer – Health For All Attending The Conference Dear Lord, as we make the final arrangements for the conference, we come before You–our Maker–and ask for Your protection over our health and the health of our families. Many … Continue reading

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