Category Archive: Family

I’m Starting a New Church

  WHAT’S NEXT? After eleven years of amazing opportunities in ministry at CrossPoint, I found myself trying to figure out what God wanted me to do next. I began seeking Him for a new opportunity. I prayed for direction. I had conversations with numerous people to see what was out there. I talked with friends …

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My Mom Was a Princess

This is a collection of stories I read at my mom’s memorial service. Much of it is pulled from my upcoming book “Joyride: A beginning in every end.” Although it was written for a funeral, I believe it is quite uplifting and joyful. Barbara Annette Phillips was born in 1941 when the world was at …

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Farewell CrossPoint

Friends and Family, I’m writing to share with all of you what some of you have already learned. On Tuesday, January 13th I was laid off from CrossPoint Community Church due to a budget shortfall. CrossPoint has been the church home for my family and me for eleven years. We will forever treasure the friendship, …

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Helpful Checklist for Needy People

My wife is sweet, and one of her superpowers is empathy—she is very kind and a great listener. This means she’s a magnet for needy, broken people. I’m not sure what this says about me—now I’m sad and doubting myself. Thanks a lot. Why’d you have to bring that up? One day she was on …

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How To Listen To A Friend’s Music

This is something musicians do, we go outside and sit in each other’s vehicles to listen to whatever projects we are working on. We stare at the readout on the dashboard thinking of what we are going to say when the song finishes playing. We have to say something, but there are rules of decorum and decency that …

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Hart Family Letter 2013

Merry XPmas and Happy New Year from the Harts! “Christmas is the monster that lurks beneath the plastic tree in our living room waiting to consume us. It marks another year, fills us our schedule and does its best to empty our bank account. Christmas is a synchronized improvisational dance that reminds us of where …

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Frank Hart’s First Book Publishing Deal!

Once Upon A Time One day a guy calls me on the phone saying he wants me to write a book telling my story. I listen politely, waiting for him to get to the sales pitch. The part where he tells me how much it is going to cost to publish my book, so I …

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Making Marriage Work

Making Marriage Work – Let Your Partner Influence You Frank Hart – CrossPoint Message Why do so many marriages fail? Why are some marriages happy, and others so miserable? What’s the difference between a marriage that succeeds and a marriage that fails? ONLY ONE DIFFERENCE I can tell you one big difference. The only actual …

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XPmas Letter 2011

‘And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: ‘Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people, Unto you is born this day a Savior which is Christ the Lord.’ Luke 2:11 In this letter you will find some other interesting things that Angel said concerning Christmas. 2011, This …

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How to Have Good Things in Your Life

Do you want good things in your life? Do you want to have good friends? Do you want your children to love you? Do you desire peace and love in your marriage? Do you want to have a relationship with your family (mom, dad, grandparent, uncle, etc.) It has been said many times by far …

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