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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28Apr

Behavior is communication

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

As a Mom with special needs children, my mantra has always been, “behavior is communication.” Before my twin sons learned to speak at the ages of 7 – 9, they were constantly frustrated because they couldn’t express their needs and desires in words. Tantrums were a constant. As I watch the riots on TV, I have to wonder if part of the problem is that people don’t know how to express themselves. When commentators question them, many of them can hardly speak in coherent sentences. They are out of words or they...

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06Apr

Hoosier Ink: You have to be a little loopy to be a writer

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I’m the blogger at Hoosier Ink today! Check it out! : You have to be a little loopy to be a writer.

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25Mar

Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year

Posted by in Authors, book reviews, books, Christianity, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, Devotionals, Karla Akins, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Deliverance Leads to Healing and Revival” To understand this book of prayers entitled Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, I think it’s important to understand their context. The only way to understand their context is to know more about the man who wrote them. The history of this author is fascinating. In 1838, Blumhardt’s father, Johann Blumhardt, answered the call of pastoring in the small German town of Mottlingen and became legendary because of his part in the healing and exorcism of a...

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24Mar

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

Posted by in Authors, book reviews, books, C. S. Lewis, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Holidays, Karla Akins, Madeleine L'Engle, Philip Yancey, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Okay, so I’m early (a proper lady is never late). But it’s never too early to plan for Christmas, right? I simply must share this little treasure with you. It’s a book called Watch for the Light and it includes readings from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day, Madeleine L’Engle, Martin Luther, Kathleen Norris, Henri Nouwen, Philip Yancey, Karl Barth,  Síren Kierkegaard. Thomas Aquinas, C. S. Lewis and more. Madeleine L’Engle, people! I love her. Do you know her books? (Go ahead. Click on the link. I’ll wait.)...

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15Mar

Discipleship: Living for Christ in the Daily Grind by J. Heinrich Arnold

Posted by in Authors, Bible Study, Bible Study, book reviews, books, Devotionals, J. Heinrich Arnold, Karla Akins, Ministry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“What a great gift it would be if we could see a little of the great vision of Jesus – if we could see beyond our small lives! Certainly our view is very limited. But we can at least ask him to call us out of our small worlds and our self-centeredness, and we can at least ask to feel the challenge of the great harvest that must be gathered – the harvest of all nations and all people, including the generations of the future.” –J. Heinrich Arnold If there was ever a time the world needed a vision of Jesus it’s now. And...

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