Lance’s Blog

Iraq: How did I get here?

I hear fear in her voice. She’s at an airport with the victim, the victim’s baby and another woman assisting the rescue. The trafficker is part of an organized gang, very dangerous and issues an ultimatum to the victim; “Be at my house by 11pm or I’ll kill you.”

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Making Room for Christ

In all matters of life, we should set apart Jesus Christ as Lord. Our heart is our essence as moral creatures, as image-bearers and the seat of our will. It begins in our hearts. What does that look like at Christmastime?

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It’s always an inside job

At some point between making a hot cup of Rooibos tea, sitting in my easy chair and opening my book, I picked up my iPhone to check on the weather. Then, I began reading the news. The battle was on!

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Welcome to Iraq dude – A wild ride

To avoid being knocked out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile, pilots employ a tactical landing approach in dangerous places. Before I could get my head straight, we were on the ground. A soft female voice came over the intercom, “On behalf of Lufthansa, we welcome you to Erbil, Iraq. We hope you enjoyed your flight.”

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Hashtag Culture – A better way

The problem with a “#hashtag” movement is that it is all about emotion, it contains no plan and no perseverance. There is no real commitment because the hashtag itself is transient and short-lived by design. Hashtags are created to trend on social media.

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Father and son – A Voice in the Darkness

I took my 9 year old son (Nelson) for an overnight camping adventure at our ranch. I had three objectives. First, to invest time into my son’s life. Second, teach him practical outdoor skills while feeding his sense of adventure. Third, each activity was designed to point him toward authentic manhood.

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