Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

Jesus > me

By boblehman / September 24, 2019

John 3:30 “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”                                 This is the secret to the Christian life, but it’s also the secret to every successful relationship. I often tell people “I married out of my league.” So true. What I try to communicate is simple. My wife is more…

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Exercise (Also please read request at the end!)

By boblehman / September 17, 2019

I like to exercise. Maybe you do too. I first started running and jumping in grade school. I had a never-ending reservoir of energy. Now that I’m older, the intensity of my workouts is not as great. In college, I can remember regular workouts where I worked so hard that I had zero energy left…

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Suicide

By boblehman / September 12, 2019

I heard the news today and you probably heard it too. Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California pastor, and mental health advocate died by suicide Monday. He was only 30 years old and was associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside CA, under Pastor Greg Laurie. He co-founded Anthem of Hope, a mental health nonprofit…

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Horror Flick

By boblehman / September 3, 2019

A few years ago I saw a “horror” movie. You might not call it that, but I do. It was a movie called “Hook.” Robin Williams starred in this Peter Pan remake. Why would I classify it with the horror genre? Let me explain. Peter is a high power businessman. He’s making deals and making…

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I wish he didn’t say that!

By boblehman / August 27, 2019

When you hang with people for any time at all, you eventually get in a conversation or overhear a conversation where you say to yourself, “I wish they hadn’t said that.” Maybe you heard a spouse say in the midst of pain, “I married the wrong person.” Maybe they say something the seems out of…

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“I’m no role model”

By boblehman / August 20, 2019

What makes for a good example? Of course, it means doing things that are good, right, have integrity, and helpful. It means being intentional in the things you choose to do. It might also include things like attitude and listening to others. It might include things to avoid. Avoid run-ins with the law. Avoid promising…

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Mentors

By boblehman / August 13, 2019

I’m a chemistry minor from Northern Arizona University. I remember one professor who was delighted to share with his students his chemical analysis of human beings. He would say, “do you know that 99% of the mass of the human body consists of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. They are worth…

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Examination Time

By boblehman / August 6, 2019

I recently posted that I live in Arizona. The sun shines here over 350 days/year. So, I constantly out in the sunshine. It so happens that the exposure to the sun yields so not so good results. I’ve had lots of skin cancers including a melanoma which for you neophytes is a pretty serious cancer.…

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Living in the “heat”

By boblehman / July 30, 2019

I was born and raised in Arizona. So, I generally don’t mind the heat. As a kid, we’d play outdoors in the middle of the summer. If we got thirsty, we’d go to the garden hose and take a drink. There was no such thing as bottled water. Now, the water that first came out…

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Haunting Thoughts

By boblehman / July 23, 2019

I’ve got a quick exercise for you. Close your eyes and think through the past 24 hours. Think schedule. Think about people. Think conversations. Think about work. Think home. Think commute. Think about sleep. Think about laughter. Think of tears. Think fears. Got it? Ok. Open your eyes and quickly write down who were the…

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