Meeting with the Church

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1 I went to church today.  Being as I'm a minister, one would think, "Well isn't that where you're supposed to be every Sunday?"  The answer is of course, "yes" (and because I'm a minister, but because … Continue reading Meeting with the Church


A Baby’s Hug

A probably fictional story that, nevertheless, holds an important message: We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His … Continue reading A Baby’s Hug

A Bittersweet Day

A bittersweet day in the Franklin family:  Amie can now ay her ABC's perfectly.  One is glad at her improvement and learning, but saddened that the cuteness of her incomplete and sometimes incoherent alphabet is gone. They do grow up don't they.

Wear Black for Jonny

Friday the 26 is the birthday of music legend Johnny Cash.  He would have been 78 had he lived to see this Friday. In order to help celebrate his birthday, American Recordings and Lost Highway records are asking fans to wear black that day.