Category: Purely Personal

Remembering Doug

Last Thursday, our church lost a giant. A family lost a husband and a dad. And all of us lost a friend. Doug Martelon had been a part of the Summit family since 1994...

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

(If you’re an email subscriber or RSS feed reader can’t see this year’s Christmas card, click here.) Thank you for being a reader in 2020! Despite this pesky pandemic, it’s been a pretty great season...

Romans 12 and Social Media

Far too often, I find myself a slave to my phone. Shoulders hunched, thumbs scrolling, brow furrowing, I’m the picture of that classic detached human who has traded those in the room for those...

28 Days

If you’ve been paying careful attention to this blog and the related social feeds (and why wouldn’t you, because nothing else is going on in the world), 2020 has been a banner year for...

Graduation(ish) Day

Tomorrow, our third-born will leave high school. It’s the continuation of a strange lifelong journey that began in the shadow of 9/11. Like everyone in his generation, Jase doesn’t remember a world without color-coded...

Missing His Majesty

As we count down the final hours until Christmas, I think it’s fitting to share this passage from my favorite Christmas-book-that’s-not-really-a-Christmas-book, God Came Near by Max Lucado. Merry Incarnation Eve, everyone. The stable stinks...

Twenty-five.

9,131. That’s the number of days that occur in a quarter of a century. 9,131. That’s 25 years x 365 days per year, + six leap days. 9,131. That’s the number of days since a...