Lists, part 2

Lists, part 2

In my previous blog, I wrote about my penchant to create to-do lists, and how I was inspired by a well-known actor to write my own “Top 10” list for the next chapter of my life. I didn’t simply throw together a list in a single sitting, but over the course of a few...
Lists

Lists

I’ve always been a fan of lists.  I have “to-do” lists that I write and follow each week, and each morning I break down the day into a checklist of what needs to get accomplished. I know lists aren’t for everyone, but they sure help me stay focused and...
Cleanse, Rinse, Condition, Repeat

Cleanse, Rinse, Condition, Repeat

There are a few people in each of our lives that are, well, to be honest…difficult.   They are like oil to our water, fingernails to our chalkboard, or rain to our parade. I don’t know about you, but when I think about the phrase “difficult people” a few...
Keep Watch over your Heart

Keep Watch over your Heart

This week’s blog is written by my brother, Tom Atkins. I’m excited to share that a book version of “My God Alphabet” is coming out soon, and you can get a copy with a suggested donation of $20 or more to: Grace Unleashed, PO Box 97, Champlin,...
My God Alphabet— Z: Zealous

My God Alphabet— Z: Zealous

I’ve come to the last letter of my personal “God Alphabet”.  As I wrote when I first started this adventure, it is by no means the definitive or exhaustive list. Even into eternity, I believe we will forever be exploring and enjoying new facets of God’s...
My God Alphabet —  W: Warrior

My God Alphabet — W: Warrior

When I was in 5th grade, I signed up to serve at an early morning church service. Because it was my first time serving,  I was simply told to observe the other kids who had already been trained. On the day of the service, my dad drove me to church, and we arrived with...
My God Alphabet—V: Victorious Vindicator

My God Alphabet—V: Victorious Vindicator

I have to admit it: I am a die-hard Minnesota Vikings football fan. Since their inception in the early 1960s, the Vikings have fielded some storied, amazing teams. They have been to the Superbowl 4 times—the last some 40 years ago—with no championships to show. They...