By Bob Brubaker  |  


March 4, 2019

Is there something in your life that needs to change? The doctor says, “In order to survive, you must change your eating habits!”  The financial advisor says, “In order to make the money you want you must change your strategy.”  The coach says, “In order to achieve your goals, you must make some changes in […]

Divine Delays

February 28, 2019

Everyone is in a hurry today and nothing seems to make us really angry more than facing a delay. Ever find yourself driving down the highway and coming upon a car going about 10 miles an hour slower than you and the other lane is packed with cars? It’s frustrating to say the least, but […]

The Trap Of The Minimum Daily Requirement

February 28, 2019

No matter what food your purchase you’ll find on the labeling the percentage of the minimum daily requirement (MDR) the product provides.  But where did this minimum daily requirement come from and how was it established?   Actually, the MDR was introduced during World War II as a means of providing the troops what would be […]

The Flow of Love

February 28, 2019

Richard Sibbes in his book A Bruised Reed said, “It is love in duties that God regards, more than duties themselves.” When you get right down to it, that is exactly what Jesus says is the greatest commandment. Mark 12:28–31 (ESV) — 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with […]

Got a minute?

February 28, 2019

The phone rings and you answer it. On the other end is a friend who politely identifies him/herself and proceeds to ask you the question: “Got a minute?” It’s almost impossible to say no. I mean who wouldn’t give a minute to a friend, even though you know the minute will not be a minute, […]

God’s Secret Weapon

February 28, 2019

So how is your prayer life?  Do you even have one?  Does your church have a regular prayer meeting?  If so, do you look forward to attending and participating?  Regretfully, the answer to most of the questions above is a resounding, no.  But why?  Perhaps we have forgotten Who is in control and the sovereign […]

Are you cheating yourself with a light version?

February 28, 2019

Have you noticed how many food items are “light” today? Most of the time it is spelled “lite” to indicate the cut down version of the former. It’s the tendency to want a little bit of whatever but not too much. “Lite things” began with a cut back in calories or sugar content but has […]

An Agenda for Adjustment

February 28, 2019

Adjustments are never easy, but course assessment and corrections are important in every aspect of life.  If you are always doing the same things without evaluating the effectiveness of your actions, you’ll end up getting into a rut and never get the results you desire. 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Examine yourselves, to see whether you […]

The Grace In Stretching

February 28, 2019

There’s something about stretching that most of us put off. I could be talking about the stretching that coaches try to get their athletes to do after a workout, but I’m really talking about the things that have cause for us to stretch beyond our comfort zone in life. Judges 6:11–16 (ESV) — 11 Now […]

The Weekly PowerBreak – “The Rebekah Principle”

August 6, 2018

What is some great advice for those entering the workforce, taking on a new job,  or going off to college? How about the “Rebekah Principle.” Genesis 24:10–20 (ESV) — 10 Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia […]