I was forty-seven years old and for the first time in twenty-five years I was not a pastor in a local church. I was in uncharted territory. The local church was not just a place where my wife and I did ministry, it was a place where we did life. More than I realized, my […]
In this episode of The Live True Podcast, David Loveless interviews Lance about healthy life practices for followers of and leaders for Jesus. Listen to the podcast here. Listen to this encouraging and enlightening conversation around: How to integrate your imperfections as both a follower of and leader for Jesus How leaders can be living […]
Every now and then we all need a good dose of “perspective”. A few days ago I was preparing a message from an intriguing story in 2 Kings 7. It is the story of 4 lepers sitting at the city gate of Samaria. Surrounding the city is the Aramean army and rather than fight they […]
Ambition is a double-edged sword. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction. I have wrestled with this issue for most of my life. If you have leadership gifts, you know what it is to be […]
It’s scary to realize that the path to external success and internal emptiness can be the same road.
This week focus on reading the Bible relationally, not informationally.