Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Moment in Madison Square. (via @slkooiman, HT @drmoore) Good gracious. This is a beautiful story of marital love, from both sides of the wedding altar. I wanted to tell you so many things.  I wanted to tell you how beautiful she looked, how she …

Published: 3 years ago

Creating an Asking Culture

Last week we talked about those who ask: people on your team who challenge their friends to serve in a meaningful way within the church. Every team needs doers, but if your team doesn’t have askers it won’t be long before you don’t have …

Published: 3 years ago

Stories vs. Statistics

Last week was vacation week for the Franks family. And like all good vacations, I had time to catch up on a backlog of reading (I also watched Dawn of the Prequel to the Sequel of the Reboot of the Rise of the Planet of …

Published: 3 years ago

Don’t Just See The Cost

My mom was a wise woman. She always knew the right thing to say and the right time to say it. (That was mainly because I was her favorite child and she loved me more than my siblings, but that didn’t make it less true.) …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: It’s Not What You Know…

Last night my fourteen year old came to me, excited out of his skull about a study trick he’d just developed. In preparation for an upcoming biology test his teacher told the class that they could bring a 4×6 index card to the test …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Virtue of Unread Books. (via @storywarren) I struggle with this one: do I buy more books when there are still some I haven’t read yet? Scott James makes a valid case. So my library has a diverse lot of books and, more importantly, an open …

Published: 3 years ago

How to Get People to Move Down Front

I get it: when some of you read that title, you immediately began searching for white-hot needles to stick into your eyeballs, because the thought of nerdy, dry-as-yesterday’s-toast guest services talk makes you want to weep bitter tears. If you find yourself in that …

Published: 3 years ago

“Had It Not Been For __________, I Never Would Have __________.”

It was meant to be a throwaway statement: an off-the-cuff anecdote to illustrate a larger topic. It happened last week in a monthly meeting we host with some of our key volunteers. Honestly, I don’t even remember the “larger topic” right now. But I …

Published: 3 years ago

Liam Neeson & Bad Goodbyes

Warning: this post contains what the kids call “spoilers.” If you like your movies with a bit o’ suspense, you may wanna skip this one. Last weekend part of the Franks family picked up Non Stop from our local Redbox. If you’re not familiar with this latest …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Cruise Ship or Battleship?

Heads up to my SummitRDU friends: this weekend we’re making a big push for you to serve. Selflessly. Generously. Recklessly. We’re rolling in to a big fall season and we have multiple opportunities for you to get involved. With that in mind, I’m dusting …

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