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Alone.

Lately my wife and I have gotten hooked on a reality TV program entitled “Alone.” The premise of this show is that a group of individuals is helicoptered into different remote locations in the wilderness of British Columbia where they have to survive—alone— without... read more

Why Worship?

(This week I am sharing an excerpt from my book “The Isaiah Encounter: Living an Everyday Life of Worship”. You can find the book at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and more. Your support of this blog is greatly appreciated! ) “Why did God create worship?” This was a... read more

Independence and In Dependence

As the United States celebrates Independence Day, we remember and celebrate our freedom. We have always been a nation that cherishes independence and freedom from kings, rulers, and oppressive regimes whose tyranny crushes people rather than protecting, upholding and... read more

Carrying our Burdens

Last week we hit the road and headed to Florida after selling our Minnesota home and packing a rental truck with all our belongings. On Friday we arrived in the Sunshine State and are now somewhat settled in the house we are renting until we close on the purchase of... read more

Stephen

(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 this blog) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/I-Will-Love-You-2.mp3 The news lately has been dominated by an... read more

The Compass

(This week I’ve included the original song “Holy Longing” for you to enjoy. I appreciate your support and help in telling others about this blog) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Holy-Longing.mp3 This year has been one of big changes, especially... read more

Rescue Part 2

(This is the second of two posts on this topic. I’ve included the original song “Rescue Me” to accompany these blogs) In my last post, I recounted the time I almost drown as a young child but was rescued by God’s grace through some quick-thinking family and friends. ... read more

Rescue Part 1

(This is the first of two posts on this topic. I’ve included the original song “Rescue Me” to accompany these blogs) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Rescue-Me.mp3 When I was 2 years old, my parents took our family to a company picnic. The owner of... read more

Undying Love

Last week I read with heartbreak about a well-known singer who had taken his own life.  As I read the statement from his grieving family, I prayed for his wife and children who are struggling to make sense of the death of their beloved husband and father. I was... read more

Ten lessons in the waiting

Last week was a roller coaster ride for our family. One day we were riding high on the realization that we had a purchase agreement on our Minnesota house and could move forward with plans for a new home in Florida and our ministry there.  Two days later we were in... read more