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Learning a lost art: Sentence Diagramming

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog, Devotional | Comments Off on Learning a lost art: Sentence Diagramming

Learning a lost art:  Sentence Diagramming

Why Sentence Diagram? I read a good book recently, “Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog” by Kitty Burns Florey.  The book is a well written, witty history on the birth and progressive refinement of sentence diagramming.  I think she sums up how most feel about sentence diagramming in the opening pages, 1“Diagramming sentences is one of those lost skills, like darning socks or playing the sackbut, that no ones seems to miss.” My first exposure to sentence diagramming that I remember was at Grace Bible Church in 2011.  I’m sure my third grade elementary school...

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Lehman Furlough 2017

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Lehman Furlough 2017

Lehman Furlough 2017

Furlough:  October 2017 – July 2018 To say our blog and website have been neglected would be an understatement.  This is my first post in the last five months… Rest assured, we are alive and well in Madang.  Lord willing the topic of furlough will be a good way to break the silence. I remember setting foot in Madang.  It was December 6th 2014.  Our family was tired, excited and ready to get to work.  The idea of furlough was so far in the distance.  Thankfully, we had plenty to do before furlough and praise the Lord we have been busy…  Well, like all things in life the...

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Resting and working in Madang

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Resting and working in Madang

Resting and working in Madang

It has been a busy couple of weeks since we got back from the visit with the Canns in Mareroro.  Knox got sick the day we left and I got sick just two days after him.  In fact, the first week back in Madang was one of the most unproductive we have had in a lot time.  It was very discouraging but showed us we needed to add “resting” to the calendar.  Praise the Lord he is sovereign over such circumstances and we are called to be faithful in the midst of them. After that tiring week the following week was very productive.  The kids wanted to shoot the bow and arrows in the...

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Children’s Presentation at EBC

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Children’s Presentation at EBC

Children’s Presentation at EBC

Encouraged by our Kids Our kids participated in a Children’s Sunday service at our local Church in Madang.  Over time we have come to enjoy being a part of this local body.  It has already been over a year since we became regular participants in the body at EBC and we are encouraged to participate in various programs.  The kids practiced what they needed to say for 6 weeks.  The result was them doing a great job in the presentation!  Oh, and it was all in Tok Pisin!  ...

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Praying for things around the world

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog, Devotional | Comments Off on Praying for things around the world

Praying for things around the world

Lorie and I have found ourselves praying a lot recently.  Our family has always had a pattern of praying, typically falling within the context of meals and bedtime.  However, we have found those times of prayer with more depth and concern recently.  I am not sure on the particular reason but I do know that Lorie and I have felt more compelled to pray for more things than we had in the past weeks.  We recently sent out a newsletter for the month of August and included two prayer requests that have been heavy on our hearts.  David Hantla fighting Leukemia and our teammates the Dodds making a...

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It’s already Wednesday!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog, Family, Logistics | 1 comment

It’s already Wednesday!

It has been an exciting week at the Lehman house and it is only Wednesday!  Here are a few events from the week. I was able to help SIL with a translator’s house in Madang.  Brad and Faith Halverson are the SIL Center Managers and I told Brad I would love to help with the project.  We headed out with Simon Sammie up the coast highway then down a dirt road going West for 20 mins.  We finished sheathing the interior with plywood then trimmed the edges with some furrings trips.  Brad and Simon have some work left to complete but they should be done this weekend.  The SIL missionary will...

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