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Developing A Healthy Thought Life

My wife is a very disciplined eater. Terese is faithful to a low-carb diet, so she eats lots of healthy salads and vegetables and avoids things like hamburger buns and high-fat foods. She makes choices each day that fit into her goal of maintaining a healthy... read more

Attacks and Storms

Izzy, our Cairn terrier, marked her 10th birthday last week.  Not that I am biased, but Izzy is the smartest, cutest, and most people-friendly dog in the world! For Izzy’s birthday, Terese baked her favorite “Johnny Cake” (cornbread) that we all shared—see the picture... read more

On the Spot Prayers

I continue to discover that worshiping God is all about being available and obedient to His promptings—whenever and wherever they come. This is especially true in the area of prayer. Last weekend my wife and I attended the graduation party for the beautiful daughter... read more

Medals of Honor

Earlier this month our entire family gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to watch our daughter Annie receive her college diploma. We all celebrated Annie’s stellar college career and cheered her on as she moved into the next chapter of her life. In addition to all our... read more

The Old Piano

A few days ago I walked into a studio to begin recording new original music for a project that will be released in early 2019. As I walked into the same studio where artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, and others have made music I felt a sense of history as well as... read more

The sweet sound

This week I’m sharing the original song “The Grace In Which We Stand” to accompany this week’s post. http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/10-The-Grace-In-Which-We-Stand-2.mp3 There’s nothing sweeter than the sound of God’s people singing to Him. As a... read more

Always fulfilling, but sometimes hard.

(This week I’ve included the original song “The Heart of A Friend” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Heart-of-a-Friend-Duet-with-Jodi-Baker-2.mp3 I once heard something about serving God that I now know is not true: “If God... read more

Breaking the Cultural Age Molds

(This week I’ve included the original song “Grace Unleashed” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Grace-Unleashed-2.mp3 Our son Greg is a youth pastor at a large church in Minnesota. Last week his church hosted a gathering of... read more

Forget Me Not

(This week I’ve included the original song “Water Into Wine” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Water-Into-Wine-1.mp3 I’ve been watching as my wife sets up and tends her garden at our house. I’m not much of a gardener but often... read more

See Treasures

(This week I’ve included the original song “The Nature of You” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Nature-of-You-.mp3 After a busy Easter week of ministry at our home church, Terese and I decided to take a day trip to Venice,... read more