Shopping Carts and Bumper Stickers

This week I am sharing the original song “Season of Light” with you. Enjoy! http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Season-of-Light-.mp3 The holiday season can often present circumstances and choices that reveal who we really are. Yesterday I was in the...

Three Years and Counting!

I appreciate all the people who read my weekly blog on chrisatkins.net and those who follow my posts on Facebook and Twitter!  This week I’m including the song “Grace Unleashed “ for reasons that will be obvious as you read on....

Every bite

Several years ago a few students spoke at our church’s Sunday services about a mission trip to Haiti they had just completed.  From their emotional accounts of the trip, I knew it had been a life-changing experience for them. The words of one of the students, however,...

The Ride

Last week we had the opportunity to spend a day at Disneyworld with our son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons Wynden and Brae. It was a near-perfect day, and we stored up countless memories of our time together. Seeing our grandsons meet Mickey Mouse (who actually...

From the Archives – Bob Williams

“Several years ago I had the privilege of serving as a part-time special projects musician in the International Ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).  The Director of the International Ministries, Reverend Bob Williams, was an amazing...

Enemies

Think for a moment about those countries that your government has determined to be enemies of the state. Perhaps their leader is a ruthless, corrupt dictator who spews threats or has orchestrated evil acts against other people or countries. Maybe the country itself...

Caloused

You can tell any guitarist who regularly plays their instrument by looking at their fingertips. Practiced guitarists have fingers that are characterized by thick, toughened skin known as callouses. New guitar students typically experience sharp, piercing pain in their...

Divided? Undivided?

This weekend my wife Terese and I got to spend time with Dan and Tami, two new friends from our church. As we rode together in the car, Dan told me about a church they sometimes attended in their ‘other’ home state when they’re not in Florida. He said that tensions...

Four months

As I write this, I’m sitting at a boarding gate in Orlando International Airport. I’m getting ready to fly to Minneapolis to meet my wife so we can drive together in her car to our new home in Florida. The past four months have been a time of transition here in...

Through Grief

A few days ago our nation witnessed the horrific, senseless murder of nearly 60 people, with hundreds more injured and hospitalized. One of my colleagues told me that a friend of his still hadn’t heard from his wife since the massacre. It’s incomprehensible and...