Category: Purely Personal

Shed the Love

Shed the Love

Had you told me a year ago that our family would be moving back into the world of dog ownership, I would have laughed.  Had you told me that we would have an inside dog,...

Man vs. Durham

Man vs. Durham

I was just tipped off to a blog-I’ve-never-seen-but-will-now-be-reading-voraciously, which tipped me off to the fact that Adam Richman was in the Dirty D and I didn’t even know it. Adam is the host of the...

Love God, Love People

Love God, Love People

Last Thursday my best friend Greg lost his dad to a massive stroke.  Jim English was not only the dad of my friend, he was my friend.  I’ve gotten to know him over the last...

So Logical, It’s Scary

From the mouth of my 12 year old: “Dad, when I grow up I’m going to be an NBA player.” [Thirty seconds later…] “I’ll have to be an NBA player because I’m going to need...

You Can’t Go Home Again

You Can’t Go Home Again

Last week the fam and I spent some time back in our hometowns in Tennessee and Alabama. Both Merriem and I grew up in towns of less than 8,000 people, so going home is a...

Pecking Order

Pecking Order

In case you’ve ever wondered how things shake down in the Franks household, this picture should be worth 1,000 words: Just a few bullets worth of explanation: This was taken at 11:00 PM. No, it...

I’m The Biggest Loser

I’m The Biggest Loser

I feel a little funny writing this post since it’s a bit self-serving and strictly personal (not personal in a “none-of-your-business” way, but personal in a “TMI” way), but since many of you have asked...

In The Heat Of The Night

In The Heat Of The Night

Not too long ago I developed a condition known as “I’m old.”  True, I’m only 35, but I can no longer sprawl out in a chair or bed any old way I want to without...

Jack, Jacob, and Me

Jack, Jacob, and Me

Last Thursday night I hit a new level with my 13 year old.  Jacob and I went out for dessert and discussion on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (nicknamed “Jack” if you’re still trying to...

Jonah Moments

Saturday night we arrived home after a long day of church stuff, kids’ friends’ birthday parties, and a cook out with our small group.  As I pulled into the driveway it was entirely evident that the...

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