POWERBREAK

  By Bob Brubaker  |  

Bring Out The Ledger

July 6, 2020

You don’t have to search for frightening news today, it’s everywhere. So much so, the news services are filled with it, the internet thrives upon it, and the social media is overwhelmed with comments about it. Of course, as bad news travels through the conversations of people who have ingested all the above, the result […]

The Warning Light Principle

June 29, 2020

Picture yourself driving down the road and a warning light comes on your dashboard. What do you do? Some panic and fret about what the cause may be, others look up the meaning and make plans to have it checked out, while others ignore the problem and hope it will go away. In which category […]

The Kinked Hose

June 22, 2020

Washing the car or watering plants may not be the most challenging activity, but it can be when you have a hose that won’t cooperate. Picture yourself turning the water pressure on and the hose looks like it should carry the water to the end, but what should be a continuous flow is only a […]

Trusting God Or Playing Yo-yo

June 15, 2020

Have you ever lost sleep over a situation because you were just filled with worry? Most of the things we worry about will never happen. We can’t change the past and worrying about the future only causes us to miss the present. So why do we worry? It’s an attempt to control the uncontrollable.  But […]

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 […]