Lance Brown

To Fear or NOT to Fear


We all have fears that we live with everyday.  During the beginning of the COVID pandemic, I talked with a LOT of people about the fear of this virus that we knew virtually nothing about.  Was it going to be largely fatal?  Was it going to be highly communicable?  Was it going to be like…

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ISOLATION, Part 5: Trinitarian Community


The riches of Christ, once “hidden” in the recesses of our hearts, unobserved due to desires for other things, can become real, not just in our heads but in our hearts.  Trinitarian community, alive in the redeemed heart gives us the power and awareness to come alive as people. Once we were “dead” to the things…

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ISOLATION, Part 4: A Spiritual Missional Community


We were made for community. We were made for a particular kind of community. This week we’ll look at being a missional community. What did Jesus have in mind when He called us to follow Him? And why is being a part of a missional community important?

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The Invisible Mother


Being a mother can seem like a thankless job. What you do can seem or feel so insignificant. Mothering seems to have so little immediate payoff.  These are just three of the challenges every mother faces. We’ll look at a few more challenges this week, and how Jesus sees these challenges in a very upside-down…

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ISOLATION, Part 3: Grace-grounded Community


We need a grace-based community. We need a community that understands that we will all fail ourselves, others, and the Lord, but that none of those failures identify us or define us.  Grace is the “magic tonic” that allows sinners like us to keep getting up, not with heads hung down in shame, but in…

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Smoke on the Water


So I got to spend a little time up at the lake last week.  It was cold.  The air temperature was about 40 F in the morning and the water was a crisp 65 F.  The effect of the morning sun, was a beautiful “smoke on the water” effect that just made me appreciate the…

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