Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

Don’t hide

By boblehman / September 22, 2020

One must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true. Albert Einstein The Bible clearly says, “There is no God.” Really? It’s true. This statement comes from Psalm 14:1. How could the Bible, which is all about God, say that there is no God? Does that rattle your faith? What’s the…

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New normal

By boblehman / September 15, 2020

“New Normal”. How many times have you heard those two words during the pandemic? A hundred times? More? How about this one? “Nothing will be the same.”                                                  Both of the those expressions speak to movement. Let me explain. “New normal” implies a leaving of an old normal. “Nothing will be the same” implies that…

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117 degrees

By boblehman / September 8, 2020

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re in the middle of a heat wave. Now a heat wave in Arizona is different than other places. Currently, it’s 117 degrees outside as I write this blog. That’s crazy heat. That’s dangerous heat. There are warnings all over television and social media. This is life=saving information.  Stay indoors.…

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The Mask

By boblehman / September 1, 2020

By now you know I’m a movie nut. I mean, I even like bad, low-budget, B movies. Speaking of those, Jim Carrey starred in “The Mask” back in 1994. Crazy comedy with some animation thrown in. Here’s the premise. Carrey’s character finds an ancient green mask. When he puts it on, he changes and becomes…

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Whining never works

By boblehman / August 25, 2020

When you don’t get your own way, what do you do? Do you get angry? Do you pout? Do you get loud? Do you play the “that’s not fair” card? I’m finding that this is not just an issue of childhood adolescence. It’s an issue we all face. The most successful people I know have…

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My chemistry set

By boblehman / August 18, 2020

My Mom and Dad were masters at leveraging circumstances as a teachable moments. When things went south, and they did from time to time, they would ask a simple question. “What did you learn from this?” I set up a chemistry set in our laundry room. Now these were the days when a chemistry set…

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Bruised for our sake

By boblehman / August 11, 2020

In the world of politics, there will always be those who say they “feel your pain” but have not actually experienced the pain and difficulty you may be going through. Their statement might seem a bit disingenuous. Jesus is no politician, but when He says He feels your pain, He’s lived it. Isaiah 42:3 says…

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Nothing but the truth

By boblehman / August 4, 2020

I don’t want to get particularly political, but we do live in an age where news sources may or may not be reliable. I might not use the term “fake” news, but the reality is the line between fact based journalism and opinion pieces are harder and harder to tell apart. How might one define…

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A family dose of love

By boblehman / July 28, 2020

I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop working on a project. They always have some background music playing. Today we’re listening to an “oldies” station. I find myself singing along (in my head thankfully). Then I hear, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. I think it was released in 1979. Maybe years ago I didn’t…

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Don’t give up…no matter what!

By boblehman / July 21, 2020

Nobody sets out in life saying, “I wonder if what kind of poor decisions I can make.” Nobody when they get married has already made up their mind that they’re going to get a divorce. Nobody intentionally looks forward to a bad life or to a bad work environment or an unhealthy home life and…

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