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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...