Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

“You’re dead to me”

By boblehman / July 7, 2020

We all use phrases that are popular in our particular culture. Those phrases are often locked into a particular time frame. For example, in the 80’s, “gag me with a spoon” (an insulting response) or “having a cow” (being upset) were used by just about everyone.  In the 90’s it was things like “talk to…

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Wearing masks

By boblehman / June 30, 2020

During the current COVID-19 crisis, I wear a mask when I’m indoors in a public place. I’d love to show you a picture of me with sunglasses, mask, and hat. There is nothing that is recognizable or that identifies me…other than the poor choices that I make for my wardrobe (but that’s another story for…

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I don’t know what to do

By boblehman / June 23, 2020

“I don’t know what to do!” Have you ever said it? You’re at the end of your rope and resources. You’ve exhausted everything and still feel overwhelmed and afraid. I’m finding that in a world that changes from moment to moment (or should I say, from news cycle to news cycle) I’m saying it all…

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The richest man in town

By boblehman / June 16, 2020

We all have favorite traditions. One of mine is watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” each year around Christmas. Who doesn’t get a little choked up at the end as the whole town comes together to express their love for George Bailey during his time of need? The people that he has loved on for his…

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Who you gonna call?

By boblehman / June 9, 2020

The coronavirus has left all of us vulnerable. What we “thought” we could control, our jobs, our health, our future, we now know what internally we all suspected. We really can’t control anything. We never could, but we would fool ourselves into thinking that we  know it all and could do it all. So as…

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Lay down your life?

By boblehman / June 2, 2020

Jesus was always at work teaching and training His disciples for a life of meaning and service for God and others. You see this written on most pages of the gospels. Related to his teaching, when He declares “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends “…

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Just a little help…

By boblehman / May 26, 2020

I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t feel good when they help somebody out…even if it’s difficult or inconvenient. I remember getting a call from a friend who had car trouble. He called me for assistance. I have to say, I was a little reluctant to help…well…very reluctant. The reason was pretty simple.  He was…

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I’ve got a problem

By boblehman / May 19, 2020

I hate to be so revealing of my inconsistencies and shortcomings, but I have a problem. I don’t think I’m the only one. You may struggle here too. This is my issue: I want my wife to tell me all of the “wonderful” things I do…all the time. Somehow my ego needs to be satisfied…

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Grace upon grace

By boblehman / May 12, 2020

There is an interesting phrase found in John 1:16. “For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” What does grace upon grace mean? The Gospel of John was written to reveal the deity of Jesus Christ. The opening chapter strongly declares that Jesus is full of grace and from that fullness…

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What’s your button?

By boblehman / May 5, 2020

Everybody’s got a button. You know, that one thing that really sets them off. We often talk in terms of “that guy really knows how to push my buttons.” The Free Dictionary defines this idiom as “drawing a strong emotional reaction from someone, especially anger or frustration. For example, My mother-in-law really knows how to push my buttons.…

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