PowerBreak Ministries

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 42 years where Bob is the pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church.

Come ride with us. Check out this year’s CELEBRATION RIDE ACROSS FLORIDA – Click on the “Bob’s Annual Ride” link above.

    The Weekly PowerBreak – “The Now Factor”

    Posted on January 15, 2018

    Ever notice how many things we put off until “someday?” “Someday, I’ll get in shape.” “Someday, I’ll organize the garage.” “Someday, I’ll spend more time with the kids.” And the list goes on…

    If we aren’t careful we live our lives in the SOMEDAY mode and never enjoy the present. The Bible speaks of living […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Think about this…”

    Posted on January 8, 2018

    It’s never easy. If it were easy, then the motivation, the effort, nor the reward would be minimal. But that is not the case in serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

    2 Timothy 2:1–7 (ESV) — 1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “To Blame Is To Be Lame”

    Posted on January 1, 2018

    It’s an old adage but as true today as it ever has been. So much so, that it’s appropriate to begin the year with a quip to encourage you not to play the “blame game.”

    Ever notice how everyone is quick to blame? Politicians blame the other party. Batters strike out and blame the umpire. […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “What’s The Big Deal?”

    Posted on December 25, 2017

    Many times, we seem to get pulled in a thousand directions at this time of the year and want to just stop and say, “What’s the big deal about everything?” and maybe we say that about Christmas. It needs to be noted that when the emphasis is all about consumerism, snowflakes, and anything but God […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Excuses, Excuses”

    Posted on December 18, 2017

    Have you ever noticed how quick people are to make excuses for their failures today, and if you question their excuse you seem to be unfair?

    Recently, I was stood up by a person who had a standing appointment with me for the purpose of discipleship. When I questioned him on his failure to show […]