By Bob Brubaker  |  

Return to The Basics

February 17, 2020

What would you say to a person who kept trying the same thing over and over but never achieved the result they were trying to get? I believe Albert Einstein called this a definition of insanity. Yet, we have all been there and done that unless, of course, we have received a nudge to awaken […]

Need a little power lift?

February 10, 2020

If you want an interesting study of the New Testament, go through the various books and pick out the prayers or the things for which people are said to be praying.  Quite often, the focus of our prayer is on health, safety, families, etc.  We are admonished to cast all our cares upon Him because […]

Are you too soft?

February 3, 2020

Nobody plans to fail or give up but much of what we do before we are tested has a great deal to do with whether we’ll come through or not. The problem comes from thinking we’ll never fail or give up, but that is pride speaking and that is the beginning of trouble. 1 Corinthians […]

The Broken Tooth Syndrome

January 27, 2020

Picture this: You take a seat at your favorite restaurant awaiting the opportunity to order the steak for which you have been longing. Your mouth is watering as you place your order in anticipation of that first bite. The food arrives and after expressing thanksgiving to God you cut off the first bite and lift […]

The Discipline Of Dressing Up

January 20, 2020

As much as people seem to balk at dressing up today, it’s a proven fact that dressing for the occasion makes the difference. Just take notice how sports figures take on a different persona when they are in uniform. Look at how we respect (or should respect) police officers or the military personnel when they […]

Keeping the Fire Burning

January 13, 2020

There are a million distractions today to keep us from accomplishing whatever we set our minds on doing so unless we are driven by a fire within our lives will be a series of things started but never completed. How many resolutions, goals, or even good intentions to change in the coming year about this […]

Overlooking the Obvious

January 6, 2020

Having friends with local retail shops feeling the pinch from the big “on-line” retail giants, I’m very sensitive to the fact that the ways of the modern consumer will soon leave the local community without the benefits of the local retailer. It happens in all kinds of businesses actually; from retailers to insurance agencies, to […]

Don’t Be Stubborn

December 30, 2019

We all get a stubborn streak in us from time to time, but the Bible is clear that it is not a good way to be – especially when it comes to the things of God. Look at the way God warned His people as He brought them out of Egypt about falling into the […]

God’s Perfect Timing

December 23, 2019

Have you ever grown impatient as you wait for God? If you are honest, you’d have to admit that you have grown weary in waiting a time or two in life. Stop and think about the facts: God has everything in control. He does everything perfectly, including His timing. So why worry and fret? A […]

Fighting Off Distractions

December 16, 2019

Just think of the many things that constantly call out for your attention. You really can’t do much of anything without a constant barrage of texts, emails, phone calls, personal interruptions, besides the temptations to check social media and various entertainment sources. I’m sure if you added up all the distracting things that cry for […]