By Bob Brubaker  |  

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 […]

The Importance Of Talking To Yourself

December 9, 2019

Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones brought up a very good question in his book, Spiritual Depression – It’s Cause and Cure – “Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?” That is a great question because too many […]

Mind Boggling

December 2, 2019

When is the last time you had your mind blown? I mean the time you were overwhelmed with something so outstanding you just couldn’t believe the fact that you really experienced it. I realize we live in the age of the fake, where virtual reality has taken over what is real. So, I do not […]

The Trap Of Convenience

November 25, 2019

There’s a scene in the book of Acts in which the Apostle Paul was in prison yet the Roman ruler Felix and his wife would send for him to hear what he had do say.  After a while, they found it “inconvenient” so they put him off. Acts 24:24–25 (KJV) — 24 And after certain […]

Setting Margins

November 18, 2019

We live with a set of margins every day. Your word processor operates on margins, your phone texting has margins, even the road upon which you drive has margins. So we’ve learned to live with margins. We live on the edge but there is a boundary that we know when we’ve gone too far or […]