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 – “Entrusting Everything To God”

    Posted on February 19, 2018

    As you view the scene of darkness when the Lord Jesus Christ was on the cross, you hear Him cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” However, before He dies, Luke records His words, “Father into Your hands I commit my spirit.”

    What a contrast! Of course, during the time in which […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Encouragement for The Encourager”

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    Do you consider yourself to be an encourager? There are many promises in the Word of God for those who take the time to encourage others.

    Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) — 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

    Notice God says the principle is simple: you seek to […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Stymied By Perfectionism”

    Posted on February 5, 2018

    You’ve been given a project. But the more you think of all that is entailed in doing a good job, the bigger the project looks, especially as you focus on how you could do the project like nobody before; but the more you think about it the bigger it gets, so you put it off. […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Needed Interruption”

    Posted on January 29, 2018

    Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

    There are times when living by Proverbs 3:5&6 takes a great deal of faith to “trust in the Lord with […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Wait, Wait, Wait”

    Posted on January 22, 2018

    Whenever I set out to write a new PowerBreak, I check out what I had written three years prior and how applicable that principle would be for now. When I examined the PowerBreak for this week in 2015, I couldn’t help but think the principle of being proactive while waiting is needed today as much […]