• Akin Traditions – “Merry Thankmas!”
    I always make biscuits when our kids come to town, especially around the holidays. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together the week of Thanksgiving, and we fondly call this “Merry Thankmas!” I learned a long time that you cannot worry about the date you celebrate family traditions. Our family is so large it is a miracle for all of us to get together in one place at the same time the few times a year we can. I’ve learned to celebrate being together whenever we can – and biscuits are always a treat during these times, particularly for the grown-up Akin Boys. They would think it’s a punishment not to have biscuits, and our daughters-in-law and our grandchildren also look forward to this holiday (and anytime) tradition. […]
  • Tribute to Emma Lou Akin
    Emma Lou Akin was my mother-in-law and she was the godliest woman that I have ever known.  I was closer to Emma than I was my own mother.  My parents had divorced when I was seven and we bounced around for two years between momma and daddy.  I went to live in a children’s home when I was nine years old.  At age eleven I trusted in Jesus as my Lord and Savior and He became both my earthly Father and my Heavenly Father.  I met Danny Akin when I was sixteen and he was the man of my dreams.  At eighteen I moved in with his parents after he left to go to Criswell Bible College.  Emma treated me with love and respect and taught me many things.  She always thought of others before herself.  She was humble and lived her life as a testimony to the […]
  • Missions Monday: Spain
    Please join us in prayer for those serving in Spain. That God would bring us people who have soft hearts to the Gospel! That God would continue to give us favor in the eyes of the people. This is so important since we are viewed as a cult here in Spain. That God would keep us desperate for Him and His Word daily! That we would be people of prayer! That God would raise up a national leader to help lead the church plant. That God would send us more workers to help! “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” […]
  • Created as a child of God!
    What do potato chips, Coke, popsicles, mauve, pacemakers, post-its and slinkies all have in common? They were invented accidently! Potato chips were invented by a cook who was irritated at a customer who consistently returned his French fries to be cooked longer. Out of his irritation came the potato chip. Coke should have been a cure for a headache. Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old trying to make his own soft drink with water and flavored powders. Accidently his mix was left outside over night with temperatures dropping below freezing, the popsicle was invented. Mauve was a science experiment by an 18 year old chemist gone wrong but he noticed the color was quite appealing and synthetics were born. The pacemaker was someone’s […]
  • Bearing with One Another
    It’s that all too familiar verse that fits perfectly in an Instagram square with water color flowers embroidering its edges. That verse that glares at you on the wedding invitation. You know, the verse that decorates picture frames in swirling calligraphy. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (I Cor. 13:7). Yes, that one. The one that’s pulled out of context, overused, and rarely understood. And yet, it’s a verse I find myself returning to often for instruction and comfort. Love bears all things. It’s easy to think about bearing a burden for a short time or a season, and it certainly makes it easier when you have an end in sight, a date of relief. But, when you don’t have an end in sight, no […]