Posts by boblehman

Changed life

Love those who can’t love you back. I think that statement encapsulates the very heart of a changed life. There are many definitions and examples of how Jesus changes our life. A tax collector named Zacchaeus paid people back 4 times what he stole from them. God changed Rahab’s identity from a prostitute to a…

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Hard work

It takes work and focus. What takes work and focus you might ask? Answer: Just about everything. Aside from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ which is by grace through faith, everything else takes work…hard work. And related to work is its familiar corollary: focus. It’s been said, “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with…

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Loving well

TIME magazine, February 23, 2015, makes an intriguing statement “research shows married couples enjoy greater longevity than singles.” That report makes “’til death do us part” even more of a commitment. Married couples have been found to have lower rates of substance abuse, lower blood pressure, and less depression than singles. Even though the study is a few…

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Big picture helps see the little picture

There’s nothing glamorous about travel. It’s the destination that’s the important thing. Right? When I was younger I used to think how awesome it would be to go to all the different airports. Planes coming and going. How cool would that be to have that lifestyle? Boy did I get that wrong. If you travel…

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Navigating the routine

So how do you navigate the “everyday”? The “ordinary”? The “routine”? Here’s a thought. Take the life of Abraham. Some incredible things happened to him and through him in his lifetime. He demonstrates his faith in God by leaving his home and traveling to a land he knew nothing about (the land of Canaan…the promised…

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Looking good

It may be nice to tell others about how compassionate we are by using Twitter or Facebook, but it’s ultimately our actions that make the difference. The idea of “looking good” seems to be a bigger value than “being good.” Why is that? Part of the answer is that many of us have not taken…

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Anticipation

Anticipation. That is the title to a 70’s song by Carly Simon. Just a few lines of the lyrics say, “We can never know about the days to come, But we think about them anyway.” It’s a secular perspective on life. Every person who walks on this planet could identify with those lyrics. But as…

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Free!

Free! In some ways, the word “free” has got a bad rap. “Free” often accompanies some slick advertising campaign. “Just sign up and you’ll get this free book, magazine, or product.” The problem is that the free thing never lives up to the hype. It’s a free book that you’d never read. It’s a magazine…

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My Dad

I’ve got a picture of my dad in my office. It’s attached to the American flag that was used in his memorial service when he died. It reminds me of his service to our country as a United States Marine. It’s a great picture. He’s in a leather jacket with a WWII leather flight helmet…

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The power of a whiffle ball bat

How Gary Larson’s mind works baffles me. He is the creator of The Far Side, a cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to more than 1,900 newspapers, I still chuckle daily reading his 2021 calendar. One panel cartoon showed a picture of some tough guys holding a child’s whiffle ball bat. They’re surrounding some dude saying,…

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