By Bob Brubaker  |  

The Gift of Gratitude

December 6, 2021

There is much talk about gratitude around this time of year and rightly so. Our country’s leaders designated a time for gratitude years ago and although there is more emphasis on football and turkey than gratitude, at least there is a pause, and the word “thanksgiving” is still in our vocabulary. I believe, however, there […]

How Long Is Long Enough?

November 29, 2021

There is a “default mode” that all of us must constantly push aside that tells us that we have to achieve a certain level in order to find acceptance with God. One area that is always a stumbling block is the area of prayer, and especially the length of prayer. We hear of the prayer […]

Pocket Full Of Promises

November 22, 2021

When I was in college, I always carried a little paperback book with me that was a source of great encouragement. The book titled, “The Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book” was a compilation of 800 promises of God from God’s word by David Wilkerson. The promises were organized by topic of need, so it was […]

Mark That Place

November 8, 2021

As you read the Old Testament you will find that the names of people and places are quite significant. Two such places are Jehovah-Jireh or “The Lord will provide” and Ebenezer or “Til now the Lord has helped us.” Genesis 22:14 (ESV) — 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will […]

Would you steal from God?

November 1, 2021

“How could he do it? Didn’t he think about the consequences? I can’t believe we never caught him.”  Those were words from an elder of a church where the treasurer had embezzled over a hundred thousand dollars over a period of several years but was finally caught.  “Didn’t he realize he was robbing from God?” […]

Where Is Your Identity?

October 26, 2021

Ask a person who they are and most will tell you what they do for a living. Ask a person about their identity and it’s interesting what kind of answer you’ll get or what kind of strange looks you’ll receive. So let me ask you, “who are you?” Many people fight a conflict within as […]

Correctly Assessing Ourselves

October 18, 2021

We all tend to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think. A weekend warrior athlete tends to think of him or herself on a plain similar to a professional. That is until they actually are around a professional then they get a correct assessment. If that tendency is true for athletes of […]

The Sin of Doing Nothing

October 11, 2021

It’s easy to watch things happen or to wish something would happen or not happen but to sit and watch or wish and do nothing is sin. What? The Bible is clear about the sin of doing nothing. James 4:17 (ESV) — 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do […]

Dealing With Disappointment

October 4, 2021

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 […]

Consider This

September 27, 2021

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 […]