Category: Purely Personal

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...