Some Lessons We've Learned

Over the last 40 years of ministry

The Mask

By boblehman / September 1, 2020

By now you know I’m a movie nut. I mean, I even like bad, low-budget, B movies. Speaking of those, Jim Carrey starred in “The Mask” back in 1994. Crazy comedy with some animation thrown in. Here’s the premise. Carrey’s character finds an ancient green mask. When he puts it on, he changes and becomes…

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Whining never works

By boblehman / August 25, 2020

When you don’t get your own way, what do you do? Do you get angry? Do you pout? Do you get loud? Do you play the “that’s not fair” card? I’m finding that this is not just an issue of childhood adolescence. It’s an issue we all face. The most successful people I know have…

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My chemistry set

By boblehman / August 18, 2020

My Mom and Dad were masters at leveraging circumstances as a teachable moments. When things went south, and they did from time to time, they would ask a simple question. “What did you learn from this?” I set up a chemistry set in our laundry room. Now these were the days when a chemistry set…

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Bruised for our sake

By boblehman / August 11, 2020

In the world of politics, there will always be those who say they “feel your pain” but have not actually experienced the pain and difficulty you may be going through. Their statement might seem a bit disingenuous. Jesus is no politician, but when He says He feels your pain, He’s lived it. Isaiah 42:3 says…

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Nothing but the truth

By boblehman / August 4, 2020

I don’t want to get particularly political, but we do live in an age where news sources may or may not be reliable. I might not use the term “fake” news, but the reality is the line between fact based journalism and opinion pieces are harder and harder to tell apart. How might one define…

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A family dose of love

By boblehman / July 28, 2020

I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop working on a project. They always have some background music playing. Today we’re listening to an “oldies” station. I find myself singing along (in my head thankfully). Then I hear, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. I think it was released in 1979. Maybe years ago I didn’t…

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Don’t give up…no matter what!

By boblehman / July 21, 2020

Nobody sets out in life saying, “I wonder if what kind of poor decisions I can make.” Nobody when they get married has already made up their mind that they’re going to get a divorce. Nobody intentionally looks forward to a bad life or to a bad work environment or an unhealthy home life and…

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Doing the wave

By boblehman / July 14, 2020

You never know who you’re going to sit next to at a baseball game. You know, you get a ticket, you sit down maybe with a friend and then someone invades your personal space and sits next to you. Maybe they’re a Giants fan…whatever. At the game, someone, some dude, usually with a painted face…

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“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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