28Jul

The world is going to end in September 2015

Posted by in Current Events, Karla Akins, Prophecy, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Did you hear? The world is going to end in September. Or something like that. Apparently, the Illuminati has been sending us subliminal messages since way back via movies. Some folks think Jesus is going to return during Rosh Hashana. Others think the Illuminati is going to put us (Christians?) in internment camps. Honestly, I don’t know if all these things will come to pass. I’m not God. I do know I sense a change coming. I sense that the United States has crossed the line. The dam has burst and there’s no containing the...

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23Jul

What’s on your writing desk, Pegg Thomas?

Posted by in Author Interviews, Karla Akins, Pegg Thomas, Uncategorized, writing, Writing Spaces | 15 comments

Today we get to peek inside the writing lair of Pegg Thomas! I love the simplicity and peacefulness of her space. I think you will, too. Pegg lives on a hobby farm in Northern Lower Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They have barn full of animals, a large garden, a small orchard, and a growing berry patch. Besides writing, she enjoys a variety of crafts including spinning sheep’s wool into yarn, knitting, counted cross stitch, quilting, scrapbooking, and card making. She and Michael enjoy camping, fishing, boat-nerding...

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21Jul

Acknowledging the supernatural

Posted by in Karla Akins, Life, Supernatural, Uncategorized | 4 comments

The devil buffets me. If you saw my personal life right now, you’d know it to be true. I’ve had a fairly challenging life, but the last six years have been absolutely awful in terms of hardships. Now don’t get me wrong. In the midst of my troubles, God has provided for me, kept me safe, and comforted me. For these things I’m grateful. But in the process of the last six years, I’ve definitely been on the anvil and the potter’s wheel. I’m being refined and made stronger. I’m almost afraid to see...

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13Jul

Dear autism families, how do you spell spontaneity?

Posted by in autism, Disabilibies, Disabilities, Karla Akins, Life, respite, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Because I really want to know. Sometimes I fantasize about running errands and grocery shopping. Freely, that is. I mean, without all the logistical hoop jumping that has to take place before, during and after. Before: rustling up the courage to ask someone to either go with me on errands or come watch the family so I can go alone. Then once I’ve got a helper in tow, figuring out when, where, and how it’s going to happen. Get everyone dressed appropriately and toileted and pray that no one has a bathroom emergency before you get...

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10Jul

All the shiny things

Posted by in Confessions, Disabilities, Karla Akins, Life, Musings, Uncategorized, writing | 2 comments

Blogging is like exercise. It’s too easy to get in the habit of not doing it. I love to blog. I’ve blogged since the 90s and have had at least a dozen blogs over the years. My problem is finding a focus.  I tend to lead life that way, too. There are so many shiny things that distract me: theology, writing, music, history, conspiracy theories, politics, entertaining, disabilities, advocating for children (my CASA work), my church ministry–and I haven’t even begun to brush the surface of my family, job and college...

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09Jul

What’s on your writing desk? Featuring J’nell Ciesielski

Posted by in Author Interviews, Authors, J'nell Ciesleski, J'nell Ciesleski, Karla Akins, Uncategorized, writing, Writing Spaces | 16 comments

Today our guest is J’nell Ciesleski who has generously agreed to share her writing space with us! Karla: J’nell, I’ve noted from your website that you write adventurous, historical romance. Where do you settle in to weave your stories? J’nell: I have two spaces of writing. One, my designated office with a pretty view of the tree filled backyard, a plush rug beneath my feet, and a zebra print chair to sit at my feminine desk. And the second, the ‘other’ couch in the ‘other’ room where my daughter’s toys spill out from...

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25Jun

What’s on Your Writing Desk?

Posted by in cats, dogs, Karla Akins, Life, Musings, Office Spaces/Writing Lairs, Pets, Time Management, Uncategorized, writing | 0 comments

In the coming weeks, I’ll feature an author’s writing desk/den/cave/lair on my blog. I’m super excited about this! I love peeking into writer’s spaces to see where they tune into their inspiration. Some spaces are more glamorous than others. And I think it’s fun to see how other people do it. As for me, I have a room called an “office,” but right now it’s a storage closet. <sigh> So I’m hoping to be inspired to dig it out again as I feature other authors on my blog. If you follow me...

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09Jun

Public Shaming

Posted by in gossip, Homeschooling, Karla Akins, Life, Persecution, Strong Girls, Teaching, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Everyone’s talking about it. The recent scandal of a popular homeschooling family has tongues wagging all over the world. And even if I don’t mention their names here on this blog, chances are, you know exactly who I’m talking about. And it’s not all our fault. The family put themselves out there for public consumption. Except that, I like to think they started out as a family who saw an opportunity to share Jesus with the world in a unique way. Maybe I’m naive, but that’s how I like to think it started. As...

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23May

Just a common soldier

Posted by in Holidays, Karla Akins, Memorial Day, Uncategorized | 0 comments

JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today) by A. Lawrence Vaincourt He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.   And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer, for...

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