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Straddling the Fence

By Donna Wichelman Mathew 6:24 –“ No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth” (NASB). … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: November 2020

November 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Snowbound in Winterberry Falls by Ann Brodeur — Owning her own PR firm is all reporter Stephanie Clark wants … Continue reading

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It Came Upon A Midnight Clear…

By Allie Pleiter When I set out to write a book about an “imperfect Christmas,” I had no idea how far from ideal the Christmas of 2020 would be. To be honest, it’s probably an overstatement to say I set … Continue reading

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A Fresh Outlook

By Loretta Eidson Life has a way of clouding our vision. We get caught up in caring for family and long workdays juggling multiple responsibilities. In addition, many of us must get kids off to school or prepare for weeks … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act

by Shirley Gould Lately, life has been a balancing act as the coronavirus ended life as we know it and we faced major changes. Covid-19 caught us off-balance—totally unprepared. We have quarantined, worked from home, educated our children, and watched … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Falling Leaves  

By Kariss Lynch When seasons change, I celebrate. In general, I struggle with change, but something about nature changing and ushering in something new is exciting and familiar, even as things shift. As an adult, fall has become my favorite … Continue reading

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Through Prayer, In Prayer, You Can

By Susan A.J. Lyttek Recently, I found myself doing the impossible. Okay, let me back up. Many years ago, I planned a six-book series. Stories one and two were finished and with the possibility of a contract, I started book … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quotes for Wavering Writers (and Everybody Else)

By Frank DiBianca Writing a novel is not a piece of cake nor is publishing one. And the better we want it to be, the harder it is. But it is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding adventures we … Continue reading

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What Driving Taught Me About Writing

By Lynn H. Blackburn It’s hard to turn a parked car. Ever heard that one before? I can’t remember where I heard it first, but it’s so very true. You can be in the car, behind the wheel, motor running, … Continue reading

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Put Your Feet on the Desk

By Terri Gillespie “. . . and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12, NKJV I have a friend who was a vice-president … Continue reading

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Haircuts & Hurricanes

by Kathleen Denly This year has been full of surprises, and few of them pleasant. It can be difficult to understand what God is thinking during times like these. It can be tempting to believe what we are going through … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2020

October 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website Children’s: The Firefly Warriors by Susan Count — They chase a light and then it chases them. (Children’s from Hastings Creations … Continue reading

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The Face of God

by Christine Sunderland Yesterday the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels was celebrated, when we recall how angels transfigure Earth with Heaven. They live among us, inspiring and protecting. They are guardians, guides, and messengers. In my recently published … Continue reading

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How to Be a Real Writer in Four Easy Steps

By Kimberley Woodhouse Step One: Write. The best way to become a real writer is… you guessed it: to write. You might have one thousand amazing ideas but you’ve flitted from one to another and never finished one of them. … Continue reading

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Festina Lente

By Kay DiBianca I read a cute little mystery recently entitled “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore.” The book mentioned a term I had never encountered before: “Festina Lente.” This Latin term means “make haste slowly.” The Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius adopted … Continue reading

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