POWERBREAK

  By Bob Brubaker  |  

To Fear or Not Fear

June 8, 2020

Over fifty times in the Bible you can find the combination of words “fear not” which says that in our natural state we are given to much fear. The present time can be labeled as a time of great fear. People are afraid to go out of their houses for fear of the virus. They […]

YES or NO

June 1, 2020

We are told clearly in the book of James to make sure our “yes” means “yes” and our “no” means “no” but I’m afraid that many times we waver in how our yes and no play out. James 5:12 (ESV) — 12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by […]

The Test of Integrity

May 25, 2020

On a scale of 1-10 where would you place yourself on the integrity scale? First, let’s define integrity. Integrity by definition is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness or the state of being whole and undivided. Another practical definition would be integrity is what you do when you know […]

Those Nasty Little and Not So Little Idols

May 18, 2020

If I asked you if you had any idols in your life, most likely you’d say no but if we go a little deeper into the definition of an idol, then most of us would have to admit a struggle in succumbing to one idol after another. John Calvin once said something about our minds […]

A Passage Out Of The Pit

May 11, 2020

We have all been in what seemed to be a “pit” in life. Maybe things were not as bad as they appeared, but the way our minds spin things (in this case as a downward spiral), the toughness of our situation can go from bad to worse. Recently in my series in which I have […]

The Toughest Words To Say

May 4, 2020

Some of the toughest words for me to say in life have been the words, “I NEED YOUR HELP.”  Let’s face it, we all like to feel we have everything under control and asking for help could be interpreted as a sign of weakness and none of us wants to admit that. I experienced this […]

Confidence In The Day Of Trouble

April 27, 2020

Psalm 27 is a great Psalm to calm your nerves when what appears to be the day of trouble arrives in your life. Psalm 27:5 (ESV) — 5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me […]

Tapping Into Faith’s Reservoir

April 20, 2020

There was a time when the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith so Jesus gave them some motivation for an increase of faith then pointed out to them that their faith would increase with their level of faithfulness. Luke 17:5–10 (ESV) — 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And […]

One More Time

April 13, 2020

“Just one more time daddy, just one more time.” The scene can be repeated in a billion situations. It can be a father and child at the swing set when just one more won’t suffice. It can be the questions of life that come up between parents and children when the child asks but one […]

April 6th – A Day Of Gratitude

April 6, 2020

It’s hard to believe that my “one breath from death – look what God can do” experience was fifteen years ago today. In addition to a debt of gratitude to God for His orchestration in all matters, including my interest and excessive involvement in endurance sports, namely Ironman triathlons. Who would have ever thought when […]