By Bob Brubaker  |  

I’d Like To File A Complaint, Please

September 6, 2021

In a day when all companies seem to be downsizing, the typical customer service department has gone digital. Typically, now when you have a complaint, you can’t just call the customer service department, instead you are directed to see the menu online and follow the link. Instead of someone hearing your complaint, you have to […]

Time For A Mindset Reset

August 30, 2021

Have you ever been envious of people who portray success but do not portray a fear for God or respect for His word? It’s easy to fall into the trap of the world where every decision is about moving forward in advancing our personal prosperity. This is what Asaph describes in Psalm 73. Look closely […]

Stand In The Gap

August 23, 2021

As we view the conditions in our world today, it’s easy to get on the side of criticism or just be discouraged to the point of cynicism, but many are crying out, “what can we do?” Ezekiel 22:30 (ESV) — 30 And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall […]

The Battle with Self-sabotage

August 16, 2021

There could be a variety of reasons behind a person missing the mark, seeming to sabotage what they are doing or the direction they are going. Sometimes a person is trying to live up to expectations to which they have not really been called. Others advanced way beyond their level of faith and the future […]

Laboring To Rest

August 9, 2021

Have you ever had one of those nights when you thought you were tired but couldn’t get to sleep because your mind was really active? Or you woke up in the middle of the night but couldn’t get back to sleep because you thought of one thing after another? Although the application is entirely different, […]

Avoiding the Convenience Idol

August 2, 2021

It’s easy to fall into the trap of the idol called “convenience” where we serve God out of ease rather than sacrifice. Because our culture is so driven by this principle of handiness where we see double drive through stations at fast food restaurants and churches that schedule meetings based upon what is easiest for […]

Where are those who would be like Barnabas?

July 26, 2021

As I sat at lunch with a friend a while back, he made and interesting observation and said, “where are those who would be like Barnabas today?” The thought of that really triggered my mind to think of how we all could use a person like that, of how nice it would be to have […]

Worship 101

July 19, 2021

Corporate worship seems to be downplayed in our current society.  By corporate worship I mean the value of being part of the church body worshiping together as one body, rather than people worshiping as individuals in a meeting place with other individuals. It seems corporate worship has been devalued to the place where singing seems […]

Keeping The Lists Short

July 12, 2021

There are three lists that need attention to keep as short as possible if one is to be happy in life and enjoy spiritual growth and maturity. There is the list of people you’ve offended that need an apology from you, the list of people who have offended you with whom you are to seek […]

Content But Not Complacent

July 5, 2021

We’ve had the privilege over the past year of getting to know a young professional baseball player. Being drafted right out of high school and sent to our town to train, his parents made sure he was established with a local church. It’s been great for the church and for my wife and me to […]