I fell out of my family’s green Ford Maverick when I was about 4 years old. I remember it vividly. My dad was driving my sister and I to a Lawson’s convenience store and somehow my foot got wedged in the door handle. As we were approaching an intersection…whoosh…plop. I fell out. The incident left me no bodily scars, … More LET GO
#1. “We’re the Frankle family” POLL RESULTS: Caden-57% Andrew-38% Ashley-5% Katie-0% RIGHT ANSWER: Andrew (38% got it right!) #2. What was the Boston Tea Party? “When King George invited everyone over for tea and cookies?” Ashley- 63% Katie- 26% Andrew- 5% Caden- 5% RIGHT ANSWER: Ashley (63% got it right!) #3. “I’m going to … More ANSWER’S TO ‘WHO SAID?’
In light of the upcoming election, we thought we’d add our own poll to the mix. See if you can figure out which of our kids said these words.
I like surprises. I know some hate them, but deep down do they really? Jane Austen wrote, “Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.” I disagree. I remember one surprise in particular that was especially shocking. The last summer before Erin and I were to marry I … More SURPRISES
I recently finished When Breath Becomes Air. A great read with this sobering thought: “I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I … More WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
The most insidious lie we can believe about God is that He is somehow against us. It’s the very same lie that planted seeds of doubt in Eve’s spirit in the Garden of Eden. We’ve doubted God’s goodness ever since, and it’s the root cause of a thousand other problems. If the enemy can get … More GOD IS FOR US
We are training local believers in our home church in Toliara to reach the village of Tsianisiha. The village has no church, but we are praying for person’s of peace to open the door to the gospel.
Basically, the day is a church mission trip. The team of believers from our attending church is traveling to a town 2 hours north where we understand there may be some believers but no church. The task of the team is to walk the dirt paths of the town, talk to people, and share the … More A MALAGASY MISSIONS TRIP
(DISCLAIMER: The following are unedited entries from my ministry journal. Please forgive the poor grammar and excessive use of ellipses.) MASIKORO EVANGELISM CONFERENCE Day 1 – Travel Day: I spent the majority of my time Saturday picking up each of the students from their perspective villages. got a call from Pastor Jonoro letting me know … More JOURNAL ENTRIES: EVANGELISM CONFERENCE
I received a call from a friend last week letting me know that he was praying for me and the work that I was about to do. Two things struck me about that call: first, my friend was Malagasy; second, the work that I was endeavoring to do was humanly impossible…for me. When I submitted … More A CALL FROM A FRIEND