3 Ways I Deal With Death

3 Ways I Deal With Death

The saying, “you win some you lose some,” hits close to home today. Today I celebrate my biggest win – 37 years ago today I asked Jesus to save my soul from sin and death. June 12 will always be my spiritual birthday and I am so glad I accepted His gift of...
7 Things Pastors Wish Their Congregation Knew

7 Things Pastors Wish Their Congregation Knew

I’m going to tell you some things about your pastor that he will probably never tell you, but probably wants you to know. It may be presumptuous of me to speak on behalf of your pastor, but I think you will both benefit from my third party perspective. 1. Your pastor...
Calling a Ministry Timeout

Calling a Ministry Timeout

I just talked to a highly effective, yet exhausted pastor, who was looking for some ministry coaching on keeping a sustainable schedule. Most of my blog posts are inspired by questions like this from pastors, most of which applies to other busy leaders as well. This...
4 Tips to Staying Healthy On the Road

4 Tips to Staying Healthy On the Road

I quickly gained ten pounds when I started working for LifeWay because I did not know how to stay healthy on the road. No matter how much progress I made between trips, it seemed like I was doomed to failure while away from home. Here are four of the tips I learned...
Women’s Inc Magazine Interview

Women’s Inc Magazine Interview

Women’s Inc., a women’s magazine in Arkansas recently ran an article on Janet and was kind enough to mention me as well. The article is also on their website. Through 25 years of marriage, Mark and Janet Dance have learned the vital importance of the...