Always fulfilling, but sometimes hard.

(This week I’ve included the original song “The Heart of A Friend” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Heart-of-a-Friend-Duet-with-Jodi-Baker-2.mp3 I once heard something about serving God that I now know is not true: “If God...

Breaking the Cultural Age Molds

(This week I’ve included the original song “Grace Unleashed” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Grace-Unleashed-2.mp3 Our son Greg is a youth pastor at a large church in Minnesota. Last week his church hosted a gathering of...

Forget Me Not

(This week I’ve included the original song “Water Into Wine” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Water-Into-Wine-1.mp3 I’ve been watching as my wife sets up and tends her garden at our house. I’m not much of a gardener but often...

See Treasures

(This week I’ve included the original song “The Nature of You” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Nature-of-You-.mp3 After a busy Easter week of ministry at our home church, Terese and I decided to take a day trip to Venice,...

Lifting the Heaviness

(This week I’ve included the original song “With You Always” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/With-You-Always-.mp3 In life we all go through seasons of challenge and hardship. Being in ministry, I am keenly aware of the...

The Absent

(This week I’ve included the original song “To You O Lord” with this blog. Enjoy!) http://chrisatkins.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/To-You-O-Lord.mp3 One test of a life of worship is found in the words we speak about others. I should know, as I’ve stumbled in this...