Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

ANXIETY!!!!!!!

By boblehman / March 20, 2020

I wrote the following couple of paragraphs in 2018, but I thought it might bring comfort considering the “anxiety the coronavirus is bringing.” Okay. It’s time for some gut-wrenching transparency. I’m afraid and I’ve spent the greater part of my adult life living with fear and anxiety. Does that surprise you… especially when you realize…

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Wake up!

By boblehman / March 10, 2020

Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments ” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.    Joel 2:12-13            …

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Driving permit

By boblehman / March 5, 2020

My grandson is learning to drive. He has his driving permit which means he can drive, but he has to have an adult licensed driver in the car with him. I was speaking out of town, so I thought, “I’ve got a great idea. I’ll let him drive the four-hour trip and I’ll work on…

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Gifts

By boblehman / February 25, 2020

What was your best gift you’ve ever received? I must have “short/long term memory loss.” I can’t remember what I ate for lunch today let alone a gift someone gave me years ago. That being said, I have been blessed with many gifts, many kind acts of love and service directed to me. Allow me…

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Parental Balance

By boblehman / February 18, 2020

Have you ever spent time around parents that feel they have to provide every opportunity and activity for their kids because they were “neglected” themselves in their own childhood? Maybe you’ve heard them say, “I promised myself I would never do that to my kids.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. It actually sounds pretty…

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You’re not alone!

By boblehman / February 11, 2020

Despair and depression do something to you. The way you think changes. There is a strong tendency to be more self-centered focusing on your issues solely. The nature of depression is interesting. Here’s a quick primer. According to Web MD, most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or…

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Remember

By boblehman / February 4, 2020

The Super Bowl is this weekend. Like a lot of you, I enjoy watching the game. Secretly, I REALLY enjoy watching the Super Bowl commercials. They’re usually creative and funny. They’re so popular, that they “leak” them to the public before the big game. I happened to see Google’s commercial today. It’s a conversation of…

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Celebrating with another

By boblehman / January 28, 2020

Why is it so hard to celebrate the successes of others? It might be because of jealousy. Dictionary.com defines jealousy this way: resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, or against another’s success or advantage itself. Jealousy is a normal emotion that just about everyone experiences. But, jealousy can grow into anger…

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A high calling

By boblehman / January 21, 2020

I’m not sure when it happened, but it is pretty much understood that pleasing someone else is a negative thing. You know, “doing the will” of another. US News recently said this about the practice. “It can erode your sense of integrity — and you can start feeling bad about yourself.”  If your motivation for…

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Day to day anxiety

By boblehman / January 14, 2020

Those of you who fight anxiety on a day to day basis know this simple fact. It can raise it’s ugly head just when you’ve got a handle on it. In fact, you may find yourself dumbfounded…”where did that come from?” “I thought I was past that.” The hard reality is simply this, “there are…

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