By Bob Brubaker  |  

Are you available?

October 19, 2020

There is an old saying that the best ability to offer to God is your availability and rightly so because if you offer your availability to God, you are offering all that you are, just as instructed. Romans 12:1–2 (ESV) — 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present […]

Enlisting The Power Of Habit

October 12, 2020

We all live in a series of habits in life, from the way we brush our teeth, to the route we drive to work, even the way we communicate. Understanding what is behind our habits in the cue, the routine, and the reward can give us, says author Charles Duhigg in his book The Habit […]

“Slow belly” Syndrome

October 5, 2020

When the apostle Paul left Titus in Crete to set things in order and establish qualified leaders in the church there, he made the following statement regarding the conditions into which Titus was getting: Titus 1:10–14 (ESV) — 10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision […]

No Looking Back

September 28, 2020

One of the keys to success is being disciplined enough to weigh out your decisions but once you make your decision, go for it. Hesitations and holding on to past failures only hinder you from performing your best in the present. You can see the difference in baseball players who strike out. One will be […]

Understanding The Times

September 21, 2020

As David is assuming the role of king after the death of King Saul, he does an assessment of people who claimed allegiance and among the resources of men of various talents there were the sons of Issachar who bore this unusual description: 1 Chronicles 12:32 (ESV) — 32 Of Issachar, men who had understanding […]

Come Out From Hiding

September 14, 2020

Have you ever been guilty of trying to hide something in your life? Maybe you have convinced yourself that you’ve even been successful in hiding it from God. Wrong! The Bible is clear that the revealing of our secrets is the beginning of healing. James 5:16 (ESV) — 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one […]

The heart of work is a matter of the heart

September 7, 2020

On this day that is designated in the United States as “Labor Day” – a day to take a break from our labors and be thankful for the opportunity to work and for God’s provisions as we spend time with friends and family, it’s good to reflect on some thoughts about work versus idleness and […]

Instruments of Reconciliation

August 31, 2020

Let’s face it, we live in times of turmoil when people seem to be very intolerant but at the same time there is a constant call for reconciliation. What do we do?  Hide from the problems and hope they will go away? Most people don’t get involved because they don’t feel qualified, but God has […]

For Such A Time As This

August 24, 2020

The words, “for such a time as this” are taken from the book of Esther when Mordecai told his cousin, Queen Esther that she needed to step up and go to the king to plead on behalf of her people, the Jews. At first, she balked because of the fact that anyone who went into […]

The Test of Peace

August 17, 2020

There seems to be a constant call for our attention in many different directions today. Which way do we turn? How do we follow what is right? Wait! We are given the prescription for times like this in God’s word. God has given us what we need, and God has assured us in His promise […]