Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Overcharging for the Gospel

What can you learn about grace vs. works from your kids? Plenty… I own a 14 year old entrepreneur. Well, “entrepreneur” may be too nice of a word. “Con artist,” “swindler,” “shyster” … those are the words that more accurately describe my – ahem – entrepreneur. …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Three links. Three previews. Three things I’ve been reading this week. Happy Threesday.* The Truth About Adoption – One Year Later. Jen Hatmaker knocked it out of the stratosphere with this post. Don’t stop praying for adoptive families once their child is home. Truth be …

Published: 5 years ago

Vision & Thanksgiving

Last night was our church’s annual Vision Night. It’s a time we look forward to every year as we gather to celebrate what God has done, and look with anticipation to what he is going to do. Last night we rejoiced – as we …

Published: 5 years ago

Preparing for the Onslaught

We’re in the middle of the fall attendance surge here at the Summit. College students are back, families are returning from summer vacations, and people from the community are hitting one of the two times per year when they typically try to check out …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Who Killed Sunday School?

Fresh outta the archives (which is a oxymoronic sentence if there ever was one), here’s a fun-filled topic from last year: When I came on board in 2003, the church had transitioned to a hybrid model: on-campus Sunday School and off-campus small groups. One of my …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Some Thursdays, I link you to meaningful articles that I’ve been reading. But other Thursdays (this Thursday), you get fluff. Hey, fluff can be good. Kick your feet up. Have some coffee. Read the fluff. Ten Worst Marriage Proposal Fails. I’ll admit, every time I see …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: When A Good Deal…Isn’t

Here’s an oldie but a somewhat-goodie. What makes it goodie, you ask? It’s already been written. I’m takin’ the day off. …we’re going to need your Social Security number, you need to quote five consecutive scripture verses from Leviticus, employment history, a letter of …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

‘Tis been a few weeks since I’ve delved into the Thursday Three For All waters. That’s where I don’t contribute anything meaningful to the blogosphere, save for what I’ve been reading. Which is pretty meaningful. So here it is: Exploding Chocolate, Poisoned Scuba Suits, …

Published: 5 years ago

Have. Mercy.

While we were listening to Sunday School bells in West Tennessee this weekend, we took a few minutes hours for a photo shoot with our Official Franks Family Photographer. Robin has been shooting our kids for almost as long as we have had kids, but …

Published: 5 years ago

For Whom The Sunday School Bell Tolls

This weekend Merriem and I got to catch up with some of our oldest friends on the planet. Not Methuselah-style old friends, but friends-since-college friends. Mike Waddey and I were roommates back in the day, and then he and Robin lived a few doors …

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