Apple Trees

http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Grace-Unleashed-.mp3 (This week I’ve included the original song “Grace Unleashed” to accompany this post. Enjoy!) John and Jodi, two friends of ours, oversee their family’s apple orchard in Western Wisconsin. Every...

God’s Plan over our plans

Last Sunday our church celebrated the grand public opening of our new building. Two services were planned for the morning, and all preparations and arrangements were ready…or so we thought! When our staff, techs, and worship musicians arrived at 7 a.m. on Sunday...

More than a Feeling

This past Sunday our church in Florida inaugurated a brand new, beautiful ministry building and campus. The morning included a short worship service at the rented facility we were leaving, a long police-escorted car procession to our new facility, and an amazing time...

The Deepest Longing

(This week I include the original song” Holy Longing” to accompany this blog) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/03-Holy-Longing.mp3 As I write this, I am counting the minutes until I pick up our youngest daughter, Annie from the Orlando airport. I have...

Doing and Being the Right Thing

(This week I’ve included the original song “I Will Love You” for you to enjoy. I appreciate your support and help in telling others about my blog) Sometimes life hands us choices that either solidify or chisel away at who we are as Christ followers. A new mattress and...