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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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ACFW Conference Prayer: For our Families at Home (Day 10)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the families we leave at home Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with … Continue reading

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Building Back the Walls

By Elizabeth Musser Lord, reading Nehemiah 3 this morning has brought me to tears. It’s basically just a list of names of people that I don’t recognize. There are not many who are superstars in the Word of God. Just … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Hotel Staff (Day 11)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Hotel Staff 1 Corinthians 9: 19, 23–For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. I do all things for the sake … Continue reading

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Fool Proof Pitches

By Deborah Clack For those of you who are trekking across the country to San Antonio, Texas for the annual ACFW conference, let me dispel your fears. No cowboy boots required. But you might be thinking that ACFW is big! … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: We Weep With Those Who Weep (Day 12)

ACFW Conference Prayer: That We Weep with Those Who Weep Romans 12:15b– . . . and weep with those who weep Dear Lord, For those whose conference experience includes conquered hopes and dashed dreams, please surround them with Your care … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference  Prayer: That We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice (Day 13)

ACFW Conference  Prayer: That We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice Romans 12:15a–Rejoice with those who rejoice . . . Lord Jesus author of our lives, Thank you for this fantastic opportunity to meet with like-minded people. I ask You to … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Conference Treasurer (Day 14)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For ACFW’s Conference Treasurer, Pam Hillman (Day 14) Psalm 66:1-2–Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. Dear Lord, thank you for conference treasurer, Pam Hillman. She’s taken … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Bookstore Organizers (Day 15)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Scott and Becky Minor as they run the ACFW Bookstore Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Dear Heavenly Father, We lift up Scott and … Continue reading

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