Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

Isolation sucks

By boblehman / January 19, 2021

Isolation sucks. I don’t think it really matters if you’re an introvert or an extrovert. Isolation is bad. Think about it. When a prisoner (who’s already in jail away from the public) messes up, they are put in “isolation.” It doesn’t sound like that’s a good thing to me. Often people with physical or mental…

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Zombies?

By boblehman / January 12, 2021

It used to be hard to talk to someone about the reality of the resurrection. Someone who was thoroughly dead being brought back to life. But maybe not so much anymore. My wife teaches the little kiddos in Sunday school. She was explaining the resurrection of Jesus to the kids. Knowing my wife, she was…

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Forgive and forget

By boblehman / January 5, 2021

We’ve got the greatest dog in the world. His name is Jackson. He’s a small terrier. He loves his family. He goes crazy when we get home. I can remember accidentally stepping on his paw not too long ago. Boy did I feel awful. What a monster he must think I am. He yelped a…

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Feeling sorry for yourself

By boblehman / December 29, 2020

It was inevitable. It was only a matter of time, but I got it. COVID. I’m only a few days into this new journey and so far, so good. For me, a sore throat and some achiness. However, like you, I have friends and acquaintances who haven’t faired as well. It’s Christmas Eve 2020 as…

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Elections

By boblehman / December 22, 2020

Elections weren’t generally popular during Bible times. Yes, ancient Greece was a “democracy” in theory, but according to Encyclopedia Britannica Online, it wasn’t until the 17th century that representative democracy used voting as the primary decision-making process. Leaders in the early church were chosen or appointed based on character. In fact, the selection of Elders…

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Road less traveled

By boblehman / December 15, 2020

In elementary school, we had a section of my English class that was devoted to the “classics”, especially poetry. One of those “classics” was a poem by Robert Frost called “The Road Not Taken”.It begins, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.” It ends, “I took the one…

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Living with regret

By boblehman / December 8, 2020

I was fascinated by an article written in 2012 by Bronnie Ware. As a nurse, she spent years working in hospice, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded many of the conversations she had with patients as they faced their final days on earth. She wrote of the extraordinary…

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Time

By boblehman / December 1, 2020

Time is the great equalizer. At least, that’s what people say. What does that mean? To put it succinctly, it doesn’t matter how rich or successful you are…how old or young–everyone gets only 168 hours each week. Period. You can’t buy more time, but you can give your available hours away. When we do that…

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Fights

By boblehman / November 24, 2020

I got into a fight today. Fortunately, there wasn’t much blood. In fact, there wasn’t any. Nothing physical ever happened, but it was a fight for sure. It wasn’t loud, unruly, or disruptive, but it still a fight. No other people could see the fight, but it was a fight none the less. What was…

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The current divide in America

By boblehman / November 17, 2020

Are you deeply bothered by the current divide in America? I am. Winston S. Churchill once said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”  I believe the true divide between people is internal. It seems to me that what we are observing in the world and America is first a…

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