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The Deepest Longing

(This week I include the original song” Holy Longing” to accompany this blog) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/03-Holy-Longing.mp3 As I write this, I am counting the minutes until I pick up our youngest daughter, Annie from the Orlando airport. I have... read more

Doing and Being the Right Thing

(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 my blog) Sometimes life hands us choices that either solidify or chisel away at who we are as Christ followers. A new mattress and... read more

Preparing The Home

(This week I’m sharing the song “With You Always” to accompany this blog) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/With-You-Always.mp3 A week and a half ago we signed the final paperwork on our new home in Florida. God’s fingerprints were all over the process... read more

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