Category: Purely Personal

Notes from a First-Time Pops

One week ago today, Merriem and I became grandparents. The call came shortly before midnight on Monday: Alyssa and Austin were heading to the hospital. Lil’ Bean – the nickname given to our yet-to-be-born grandchild...

Another One Launched

Earlier this month our youngest son…who is still two years old, the last time I checked…married the love of his life. If you’re keeping track, this whole “kid getting married” thing is still pretty new...

Bring Home Baby Franks.

Occasionally I’ll hijack this blog away from all things guest services and divert it to the purely personal, and today is unapologetically one of those days. Our kids Jacob and Summer recently went public with...

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.) Thanks for being a reader in 2021! It’s been another busy year in our ever-growing family, and I’m grateful...

The Christmas Story(ish)

The countdown to Christmas continues. Please enjoy this clip from last weekend’s Christmas With the Summit, which you can see in its entirety here. (If you’re an email or RSS subscriber, click here to see the video.)

Revelation 19

As we count down to Christmas, please take a few minutes to worship. This was the opener for Christmas With the Summit 2021, which you can watch in its entirety here. (If you’re an email...

Franks Family: Party of Ten

Today, some personal news: In the wild season that has been 2020-2021, our family has managed to eke out some celebrations along the way: A couple of engagements at the start of this whole thingA...

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 and...

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 for...

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 behind...

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