Category: Purely Personal

One Question Wednesday

Today I’ll sit down for the first time with my newly-hired administrative assistant. My former assistant Kristy is in the throes of full-time mommyhood (mommydom? mommyland?), and so a new chapter in the Summit’s Connections team...

Graduated Reality

It’s a text that a parent is never quite ready for. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday afternoon when the familiar “ding” escaped from my phone. Noticing that it was a message from one of...

Five Loaves vs the Four Year Old

On Sunday afternoon I had an impromptu lunch date with my daughter. And by “lunch date,” I mean Zaxby’s on the back porch while pollen coated our chicken fingers in a lovely shade of yellow....

Why We Need Passion Week

Christians are funny creatures. We embrace tradition and eschew tradition. We point to the old ways and blaze trails to new ways. We love liturgy and hate liturgy. We use terminology like “it’s not about religion,...

Stop and Watch the Sun Rise

Not long ago I was out west for a conference. You need to know that I haven’t spent that much time “out west.” There was that one time in Texas, and another time in California,...

Dads Who Run

As I type, I’m sitting in my living room looking out on the back porch and the landscape of Snowmageddon 2015. The Raleigh Durham area is caught in the icy grip of .000004 inches of...

Flashback Friday: Twenty Years

Today marks 22 years of marriage to my girl. That’s a long time, y’all. I don’t know what I thought life would look like back on that cold January day in 1993, but I couldn’t ask for...

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

Flashback Friday: Moses, ‘Mandments, & Toenail Polish

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   If you tuned in last week, you know that Advent has come to...

Flashback Friday: A Tree Grows in Durham

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Meticulous research has shown me that there are two kinds of people...

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