Category: Purely Personal

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 the...

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 terror...

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

Thank you for being a reader in 2019! If you’re an email subscriber or RSS feed reader can’t see this year’s (surprisingly tame) Christmas card, click here.

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 like...

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

We’re praying God’s very best for you in 2019. Merry Christmas from our insane family to yours!   (If you’re an email or RSS subscriber and can’t see our sweet family photo, click here.)

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 way-too-young...

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

Thank you for being a reader in 2017. I’m taking a brief blogging break through the end of year, but I’ll be back on the flippity flip in 2018. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Take Ten.

I am what you would call a maximalist. Now in fairness, I’m not 100% sure that’s a word, nor am I 100% sure that if it is a word, I’m using it correctly. So let me explain...

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!

Flashback Friday: In Solemn Stillness Lay

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! A couple of weeks ago Merriem and I were sitting in the living...

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