Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

Got to be FIRST

By boblehman / December 3, 2019

Head honcho, leader, trailblazer, main guy, the big kahuna, pioneer…these are some of the terms we use for the people who have leadership in our lives. Just for fun, if they’re friends, sometimes I’ll describe them in some funny, more casual ways. Hopefully, I do it respectfully. I’m grateful for the many ways these people…

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Know the culture

By boblehman / November 26, 2019

I was in Montreal Canada this week. What a beautiful city. If you’ve never been there, google the “old city of Montreal” to see some incredible architecture. The streets are much like Europe. The language of Montreal and most of Quebec is French, not English. Here’s what surprised me. Montreal is just a very short…

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My red beetle

By boblehman / November 19, 2019

I drive a Volkswagen Beetle. It’s red. Definitely a throw-back to my college days. As I look out my office window I can see the parking lot where my VW sits. I look at all the cars, I can’t see another red VW. I can see over 100 cars, but none like mine. I know…

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The “halo effect”

By boblehman / November 12, 2019

Even a surface reading of the New Testament reveals that the Apostle Paul didn’t have it easy. It really didn’t matter what town he traveled to, his message was met with pain, rejection, and violence. In spite of that, he continued to spread the Good News about Jesus and some people responded and from those…

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A simple view of friendship

By boblehman / November 5, 2019

I’d like to suggest a simple view of relationships that has served me well. Years ago I attended a seminar in Colorado. I still remember hearing an explanation that there are basically four levels of friendships that become deeper and more significant as you grow. Level one is what is called an “acquaintance” friendship. This…

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Thank you Mr. Beans

By boblehman / October 29, 2019

My son and his family just got another kitty. You know the world is divided into two groups. Cat people and dog people. Generally speaking, I’m in the dog camp…not to be confused with the dog house. But, their new cat, Mr. Beans, doesn’t know he’s a cat. He thinks he’s a dog. He fetches,…

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Wayne’s World

By boblehman / October 22, 2019

I love a good comedy. Wayne’s World is one of them. It’s so silly and crazy, it’s funny. One classic scene from the movie is well known and remembered by quite a few of us, aficionados. In a Milwaukee concert hall, Wayne and Garth, the characters from “Wayne’s World,” arrive at the Alice Cooper concert.…

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The things that REALLY matter.

By boblehman / October 15, 2019

William “Bud” Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1988, but he was $1 million in debt within a year. He said, “I wish it never happened,” “It was totally a nightmare.” A former girlfriend sued him for a third of his winnings, and his brother was arrested for hiring a hitman to kill him hoping he’d…

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Fresh look at “love.”

By boblehman / October 8, 2019

It’s likely you’re familiar with this passage: “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice but rejoices in the truth. It bears all…

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Friday night

By boblehman / October 1, 2019

I was the president of my fraternity in college. Many of us lived in the fraternity house and Friday night we would have a regular poker game. It happened almost every Friday night. Before you get the wrong idea, it was penny poker with a primary goal of just hanging out with friends. I enjoyed…

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