By Bob Brubaker  |  

Get Your Mind In Gear

September 25, 2023

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming, when your mind wonders off and when startled you almost feel like you have been in REM sleep? It happens to all of us and often people who are seeking to be followers of Christ often let their mind drift and lose their focus on Christ and their determination […]

Lamenting Your Way Out of The Pit

September 18, 2023

What do you do when you find yourself in the pit? Let’s face it, we all find ourselves in circumstances of sorrow, disappointment, fear, grief, or pain that the best way to describe the situation is calling it a pit. The psalmist David actually described coming out of the pit by the grace of God […]

Help My Unbelief

September 11, 2023

There’s a great lesson with a promise in Hebrews 11, in which we find the example of faith in the life of Enoch which is followed by a promise and a challenge about faith. Hebrews 11:5–6 (ESV) — 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was […]

Breaking The Trap of The Goldilocks Pattern

September 4, 2023

There’s a trap to which we easily fall prey when we follow the pattern of the majority of people around us. Like in the children’s story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Goldilocks sought what was just right. The oatmeal was either too hot or too cold, the bed was either too hard or too […]

An Eye on Eternal Things

August 28, 2023

It’s easy to get stuck on things of this world. We see what is happening in the news and get depressed. We often focus on our own suffering and feel we wonder if there is any hope at all. Stop and look up. This world is not our home. There is more, in fact, much […]

Our Hiding Place

August 21, 2023

We have all felt it: the pangs of disappointment, setback, or discouragement make us want to just run away. Some people do run from their problems, others find a “get-away” in drugs, alcohol, video games, or porn. Still others just shut down in depression. To hide from these feelings or to sit back and criticize […]

Let’s Talk About Faith

August 14, 2023

People have many descriptions of faith today. Sometimes faith is presented as some mysterious thing that you cannot see but you just feel. Wait a minute. Consider what the Bible says: Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) — 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is substantial and […]

The Test Of Expedience

August 7, 2023

Since there’s a default mode to which we all seem to resort – the mode of “works righteousness,” where we try to make ourselves acceptable to God, the matter of Christian liberty comes up over and again in the New Testament. Instead of living by a set of rules of what we can and cannot […]

Lite Affliction

July 31, 2023

Of what do you think when you see a title like, “Lite Affliction?” It’s really meant to connect us in the modern use of “lite” as in lower in calories or something that is not as much as it could be. Believe it or not it’s actually used in a name of an exercise routine […]

Never Forsaken

July 24, 2023

The prospect of being forsaken is simply unthinkable. Just the sound of the word seems horrible. The Lord, however, promises to never forsake us which should give us boldness to face whatever the world sends our way. Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV) — 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, […]