Baby-stepping through new portals

UPDATE: I’ve been swamped, obviously. But I’m finally catching my breath and wanted to share the most recent news from the Akins Ranch! I cross-posted the following on our ministry page: Countdown in T- minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – BLAST OFF! I was in first grade when I first heard those countdowns on …

August’s Brilliant Blog Award Winner

Oops. I goofed. I completely missed the Brilliant Blog Award for August, didn’t I? Chalk it up to being overwhelmed with student teaching. For that I apologize. My oversight in no way reflects how much I love August’s winner: Walking Healed by Shelley Willburn! I love Shelley Wilburn’s blog for so many reasons. Yes, I know, she’s a colleague and …

The Art of Interruptions

Okay, this is hilarious. I had this post completely written and guess what? It disappeared. Then I wrote it again. And added pictures. And the pictures disappeared. Then when I added the pictures again and checked on it–saved it, published it, the original post showed up without pictures. (I was working in Blogger for a cross-post to Hoosier Ink. I …

The May Brilliant Blog Award

This blog award thing has proven harder than I thought! Mainly because there are so many brilliant blogs out there. It truly is difficult to chose. However it is with great joy I present to you the Brilliant Blog for the month of May. It is already an award-winning blog but I can’t overlook it and refuse to give it …

January’s Brilliant Blog Winners!

As you may know if you read any of my posts last week, I’ve launched a new contest this year. I’m recognizing outstanding blogs. Blogs that catch my eye. Blogs that I love. In choosing blogs for this award, I follow the rubric below. Now, keep in mind, anytime there’s a contest that pits one thing against the other, a judge’s …