Published: 8 years ago

Make It Invisible

I’ve mentioned here before that I’m a fan of Joseph Michelli’s podcast, The Starbucks Experience (he’s also the author of a best-selling book by the same title).  On a recent episode, he talked about the concept of keeping our personal problems out of our …

Published: 8 years ago

Steve Gets It

Last week on the big TenneBama vaca, I went to one of the three restaurants in my hometown (And no, I’m not joking…there are three: a Mexican joint, a barbecue joint, and a place with a bona-fide salad bar / sports bar combo called …

Published: 8 years ago

Been There, Done That, Now…

…get the t-shirt! As a former student pastor, I am the proud owner of no fewer than 718 t-shirts.  Each one has a proud history, from summer camps to mission trips to annual themes to even – I kid you not – t-shirts that …

Published: 8 years ago

So Logical, It’s Scary

From the mouth of my 12 year old: “Dad, when I grow up I’m going to be an NBA player.” [Thirty seconds later…] “I’ll have to be an NBA player because I’m going to need to make a lot of money.” [Twenty more seconds…] …

Published: 8 years ago

You Can’t Go Home Again

Last week the fam and I spent some time back in our hometowns in Tennessee and Alabama. Both Merriem and I grew up in towns of less than 8,000 people, so going home is a little bit of culture shock for our kids, especially …

Published: 8 years ago

But Still, I Love Technology…

In a recent post I was probably a bit too harsh on some of the new social media. But in reality, I am amazed at what our e-mails and Twitters and interwebs will allow us to do… I can communicate vision to an entire …

Published: 8 years ago

Coming Soon To A Campus Near You

As you know by now, this fall we’re adding a 12:30 service and a 10:45 overflow service to the Brier Creek AM Campus. With those additions come a huge need to beef up our First Impressions Team. We need peeps to serve on the …

Published: 8 years ago

Caring Enough To Confront

Confrontation has never been one of my strong suits. Merriem loves to tell the stories of our dating and early marriage days when I wouldn’t even speak up if a restaurant got my order wrong… Me: Mmmm…these salmon cakes and asparagus look delicious! Merriem: …

Published: 8 years ago

Pecking Order

In case you’ve ever wondered how things shake down in the Franks household, this picture should be worth 1,000 words: Just a few bullets worth of explanation: This was taken at 11:00 PM. No, it wasn’t staged. No, she’s not allowed on the furniture. …

Published: 8 years ago

I’m The Biggest Loser

I feel a little funny writing this post since it’s a bit self-serving and strictly personal (not personal in a “none-of-your-business” way, but personal in a “TMI” way), but since many of you have asked or at least wondered, I figure I might as …

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