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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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