Published: 12 months ago

Merry Christmas From The Franks Family!

Thank you for being a reader in 2016! I’m taking a brief blogging break through the end of the year. See you on the flip side in ’17!

Published: 12 months ago

Christmas at DPAC 2016: Day 1

Last night was one for the record books: as far as our last five years at DPAC, it was our second-highest crowd and our largest volunteer team ever assembled. In case you missed it (shame on you), here’s a tiny little sneak peek:     …

Published: 12 months ago

Christmas at DPAC: A Few Ways to Pray

An earlier version of this post originally appeared on December 22, 2015 As this post goes live on Thursday morning, the Durham Performing Arts Center will be noticeably more quiet than yesterday, and decidedly calmer than later this evening. On Wednesday, a small battalion of volunteers gathered …

Published: 12 months ago

Top Reads of 2016

Some things are just certain at the end of a calendar year: people are going to attempt to beat tax deadlines, Christmas cards are going to threaten the sanity and backs of postal workers everywhere, and erry blogger you know is going to roll …

Published: 12 months ago

25 Questions For Mary

Last week I took some time to get re-acquainted with an old favorite. Max Lucado’s God Came Near is – in my opinion – the best of his many writings. It’s also a stellar book to read to take time to really soak in the incarnation. …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Five Ways to (Hopefully) Keep People From Falling Through the Cracks

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I heard it again last weekend: another story from one of our guests who had contacted someone about something, and that …

Published: 1 year ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   The Best Ministry Ideas Are In …

Published: 1 year ago

Why We Offer a Connections Confab

[This is a modified version of a post that originally appeared on December 2, 2014]   A couple of weeks ago I announced the 2017 Connections Confab – a small gathering for guest services / assimilation geeks that is part coaching network, part learning lab, …

Published: 1 year ago

Christmas at DPAC: It’s Not For Us

(This is a modified version of a post that originally appeared on December 9, 2014.) We’re neck-deep in last-minute planning for one of the largest events we do all year. Christmas at DPAC takes months of planning, miles of cable, tons of lights, our entire …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Our Annual Jam

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   As a blogger, I feel like I have one primary responsibility to you, the reading community. And this year, I almost …

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