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...

Worship Wisdom from Women who Worship

Chris’ note Welcome to my weekly blog! I invite you to take a few moments and share this site (chrisatkins.net) and Facebook Page with a few friends that God may be prompting you to contact. Last weekend Terese and I (with a team of some of our musician friends) had...

Seriously late!

Chris’ note: I appreciate my faithful friends and readers who continue to share my weekly blog with other people! As readership grows, I invite you to take a few moments and share this site (chrisatkins.net) and Facebook Page  with a few friends that God may be...

Irma

(This week I include the song “With You Always” to accompany this blog. Please join me in praying for all those affected by Hurricane Irma) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/With-You-Always-2.mp3 Last week I was in Dallas at a conference when the news...

Best Of Post (Ten Lessons in Waiting)

This week I am traveling so I am sharing a part of my earlier post, “Ten Lessons in the Waiting” you can read my whole post here and the excerpt below. God’s thoughts are not my thoughts, and His plans and ways are higher and better than my ways (see...

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...