Published: 7 years ago

Step Up

At first glance, you might think this post is referring to the runaway hit dance movies that have made it to the big screen over the past few years.  I’m talking, of course, about Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets, and the more …

Published: 7 years ago

When the Church is the Church

Yesterday I saw a prime example of what it means to be the church.  Not attend the church.  Not have a name on a roll at the church.  Not drive by the church on the way to the golf course and yell at the …

Published: 7 years ago

Hooptie Deux Review

The recent Car for Sale post generated quite a bit of buzz.  For those of you who haven’t abandoned this blog in pursuit of better things like, oh, let’s say bedbugs in New York, here’s an update… The SnotRocket’s successor has been named. That’s …

Published: 7 years ago

Best Guest Story EVER?

Ye olde blog is normally pretty quiet on a Sunday.  I don’t usually blog on the Sabbath, but there’s a story in scripture where Jesus says, “If your ox falls into a ditch, and it’s awesome enough to blog about, thou shalt doest so…especially …

Published: 7 years ago

Crummy Church Signs

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t weep bitter tears over the demise of the Crummy Church Signs blog.  The guy who ran that thing gave voice to a truth that I’ve always known: church signs are a bad idea.  Giving …

Published: 7 years ago

Take a Second Look

On Sunday I visited what may be The Cleanest Church In America.  Oh sure, they wouldn’t capitalize themselves in that hoity-toity way, but in their heart of hearts they know it’s true.  Clements Baptist Church in Athens, Alabama, is as neat as a pin. …

Published: 7 years ago

North Carolina: The First Decade

This post should come with a James Taylor soundtrack. It was ten years ago today that the Franks family loaded up the ’89 Ford Aerostar, said goodbye to friends and family, braved the Smoky Mountain pass known as I-40, crossed the state line, and …

Published: 7 years ago

Car For Sale

(Editor’s Note: the car is not really for sale.  No phone calls, please.) On Tuesday, the Franks household lost a dear member of the family.  My ’93 Honda Accord – forever known as the Snot Rocket – went to be with Jesus. I’ve had …

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