Published: 7 years ago

Thirteen

Today, the scales have tipped.  Today, 2/3 of my children are teenagers.  That’s right…the sulking, the mood swings, the slammed doors and screams of “I wish I’d never been BORN!” have begun.  And that’s just me and Merriem…the kids are even worse. Today our …

Published: 7 years ago

Food Wars

I’m going to go ahead and apologize to Jon Acuff.  You may have heard of Jon; he writes a small, struggling blog and matching book called Stuff Christians Like with enough readers to take on Moldova in an arm wrestling match.  I would have …

Published: 7 years ago

The Power of Observation

A few weeks ago the Franks crew made a stop at a Starbucks.  I love Starbucks like fundamentalists love denim jumpers.  They are all about customizing the experience for the customer and delivering the element of “surprise and delight” as Joseph Michelli mentions in …

Published: 8 years ago

Spark of Genius

It’s no secret that if my 12 year old had never been born, the humor content on this blog would drop by roughly 83.2%.  His random observations about life prove that he is not like the rest of us.  He is…what’s a nice way …

Published: 8 years ago

One Man’s Trash…

  Last week the Franks crew got the heck out of Dodge for a little post-Easter relaxation.  Our journey took us back to our hometowns in Tennessee and Alabama just to hang out with the grandparents and eat our weight in real barbecue. It …

Published: 8 years ago

Easter…One More Time

Just in case you missed it in this weekend’s service or on one of the other 192 Summit blogs, here’s a video recap of Easter weekend…pretty dang awesome!

Published: 8 years ago

Believe: the Backup Plan

My 12 year old volunteers with a three year old class on Sundays.  Last week they were working on some sort of art project, and he decided to go with a Believe theme.  This is what he came up with… In case you’re unfamiliar …

Published: 8 years ago

Does This Make Me a Grandpa?

The Franks family has expanded…kind of. Nope, none of my kids have taken child brides (deep breath, Summit elders). But a few weeks ago, Christopher & Nicole welcomed baby Noah into the world. A few years back the Summit had an adopt-a-college student program. …

Published: 8 years ago

Remembering Virginia

Last week I received the call that I knew would come someday: “Virginia’s gone.” Virginia had battled cancer for the last several years.  Like everything else in life, she faced it with courage and an unshakeable faith in Jesus. I first met “Miss V” …

Published: 8 years ago

Topical Tuesdays: Resources, Take 2

We’re in the middle of a several-week series called Topical Tuesdays, where you pick the topic and I make up answers.  You can add your topic / question to the list by commenting on this post.  For the second week we’re tackling the topic …

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