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One Breath From Death – The Story & Publishing

Bob Brubaker, Director

“One Breath From Death – Look What God Can Do” is the encapsulation of Bob Brubaker’s story when in 2005 God spared his life. This website is also a compilation of Bob’s story, his PowerBreaks (weekly blog), books that Bob has written, and news of interest.

Bob is a pastor, having been in ministry since 1983, a 19X Ironman Triathlon finisher and was even sponsored by SPAM® 1999-2001 earning him the nickname of “Spamman” and he is even in the Spam Hall of Fame in Austin, MN. Bob missed the Ironman competition in 2005 because he was dying from pneumonia and was in the midst of spending six weeks in the hospital in Denver, CO where he was sent to find the root cause of the illness. His health continued to fail even to the point of a collapsed lung, which led to a near death experience. The account of his “One Breath from Death but Look What God Can Do” experience can be found on this site. His story has been an encouragement to many who are facing impossible circumstances.

Bob resides in Clearwater, Florida with his bride of nearly 44 years where Bob is the pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church.

    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Taking Instruction”

    Posted on September 24, 2018

    There is something in all of us that makes us resist taking instruction. It’s called pride and the Bible warns us about falling into the trap.

    Proverbs 15:32 (ESV) — 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

    Proverbs 13:18 (ESV) — 18 Poverty and disgrace come to him […]

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    The Weekly PowerBreak – “I’ll Just Take My Ball And Go Home”

    Posted on September 18, 2018

    Have you noticed how this passive aggressive action seems to be most prevalent today? People seem ready to walk out on marriages, contracts, and vows at the drop of a hat. And what is behind their actions of leaving? More often than not is a desire to hurt the people or organization for not doing […]

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    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Did Jesus really mean it?”

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    Jesus seemed very serious about being “all in” when it comes to following Him or serving Him. Take a look at the following and see what you think:

    Luke 9:23 (ESV) — 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and […]

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    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Participating In Holy Combat”

    Posted on September 3, 2018

    We sometimes balk at the phrase, “prayer warrior,” because we have lost sight of what happens when we pray so when we hear that phrase we think the person thinks they are at war with God in prayer. And if you hear the way some people pray or talk about prayer it seems like they […]

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    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Almost Won’t Cut It”

    Posted on August 27, 2018

    It was a feeling of frustration for a four-year-old boy, who every time he visited his grandmother, longed to be in the school playground behind her house. The playground seemed within easy reach. However, a six-foot chain link fence appeared to be the monster for a four-year-old that kept him from his heart’s desire. One […]

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