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ACFW Conference Prayer: Good Travel Weather (Day 2)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 2 – 9/19/17 – GOOD WEATHER FOR TRAVEL Dear Heavenly Father: We lift up the ACFW Conference in prayer. Please bless all those attending with good weather as they travel from … Continue reading

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Write Like a Pirate

By Kariss Lynch Remember that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean, the one where the not-so-refined Miss Elizabeth requests parley with the pirate captain? She thinks parley is a Pirate Code granting her protection. Sadly, she didn’t quite know her … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – Early Bird/Post Conference Sessions (Day 3)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 3 – 9/18/17 – EARLY BIRD AND POST CONFERENCE SESSIONS “…turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding…” Proverbs 2:2 Father, as we move from the Early Bird … Continue reading

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The Blog Post for People Who are Going to the ACFW Conference . . . and for People Who Aren’t

by Beth K. Vogt Two types of people are reading this blog: People going to the ACFW conference in Grapevine, Texas from September 21-24 People not going to the ACFW conference in Grapevine, Texas from September 21-24 This post is … Continue reading

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

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 4 – 9/17/17 – WISDOM IN DECISION MAKING FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD Father, we ask for wisdom for the ACFW Executive Board in all things surrounding the conference, and to administer … Continue reading

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Conference Prayer – Travel Safety (Day 5)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 5 – 9/16/17 – TRAVEL SAFETIES He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor … Continue reading

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Five Lies Every Character/Writer Believes

by Angela Arndt Every good character has obstacles to keep him from reaching his goals. Whether your heroine is a nuclear scientist creating a secret device to save the world or a receptionist who’s secretly in love with the town … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 6)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 6 – 9/15/17 –  FOR WORSHIP PLEASING TO GOD Lord Jesus, our goal here on earth and in Heaven is to please You with our worship and praise. Holy Spirit, we … Continue reading

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When Writing Stops Being Fun

By Rondi Bauer Olson I had so much fun with my first baby. I dressed him up in the cutest outfits, played with his baby toys while he drooled on them, and took enough pictures to fill multiple scrapbooks. Then, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Health For All Attending Conference (Day 7)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 7 – 9/14/17 – HEALTH FOR ALL ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE Lord, You made our bodies, and You designed the way they work. We ask that during our conference, You give those … Continue reading

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

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 8 – 9/13/17 – FOR A SMOOTH REGISTRATION “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to … Continue reading

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Attacking Atychiphobia

By Andrea Boeshaar What’s Atychiphobia? In my book My Heart Belongs in The Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma, I address atychiphobia or the fear of failure. One of my two main characters, Mac Albright, is terrified to fail. For him, it’s … Continue reading

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

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 9 – 9/12/17 – CASEY MILLER AS HE FINALIZES APPOINTMENTS Heavenly Father, we thank You for bringing Casey Miller to this conference to provide the important service of scheduling all ACFW … Continue reading

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The Cost of Choice

By Angela Beach Silverthorne Someone asked me why I loved to write. So many words ran through my mind, but one stood out. CHOICE. I feel a need to write about the cost of choice, to show readers strategies that … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – The Families at Home (Day 10)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 10 – 9/11/17 – THE FAMILIES WE LEAVE AT HOME Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but … Continue reading

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