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 nearly 44 years where Bob is the pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church.

    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Life Lesson From Golf”

    Posted on October 15, 2018

    It’s interesting what leads to a good afternoon nap. My wife and I began turning on professional golf by which to relax. After all, the announcers always talk in a gentle almost whisper and when you are awake the scenery is generally relaxing. One thing I’ve noticed in watching golf is the way it pictures […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Dealing With Disappointment”

    Posted on October 8, 2018

    There are thousands of reasons to feel disappointment every day. Some things we just brush off as trivial and other things really get under our skin, blast our emotions, and overtake our very being. How we deal with disappointment is a choice and we would all have to admit that sometimes we have not made […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Consider This”

    Posted on October 1, 2018

    We are constantly asked by others or demanded via commercials to consider one thing or another. In other words, there is a vying for your attention and more than just attention, your consideration. First let’s define it. To consider is to think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision. So there is much that […]


    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 […]


    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 […]