By Bob Brubaker  |  

The Daily Grind

September 26, 2022

Although life does have its ups and downs overall, it is really just a daily grind, but we shouldn’t be surprised. After sin entered the world, God declared man’s effort to sustain life would be laborious. Genesis 3:17–19 (ESV) — 17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your […]

Prepare To Fly Away

September 19, 2022

In 2001 I won a trip to Russia to fly in a Mig-29 and it was quite an exciting flight. Prior to the flight, we were required to go through ejection seat training so we would be prepared. In the event of an ejection seat scenario the pilot would give the command to “prepare to […]

Morning Prayer

September 12, 2022

There is just something about seeking the Lord in the early morning hours that cannot compare with any other time of the day. Maybe it’s the discipline of denying yourself or maybe it’s the greater opportunity of uninterrupted time with God. Nevertheless, it’s a proven beneficial time for which even the Lord Jesus Christ and […]

Marks Of The Perfect Mind

September 5, 2022

There are many descriptions of “the mind” as it pertains to the way we live our lives. Many talk today about a “divided mind” as they feel pulled in a multitude of directions. Others speak of a “lazy mind” that doesn’t want to think. What about a “perfect” mind? Philippians 3:15  Let us therefore, as […]

Finding And Recognizing An Open Door

August 29, 2022

It’s an experience we face from time to time when an apparent open door of opportunity closes, and we are not sure what to do. We’ll probably hear a word with which people try to console saying, “whenever one door closes another door opens,” but how do you find and recognize the open door? Is […]

The Power Of Resilience

August 22, 2022

What you do when you fail or fall is just as important as any success. That’s what you’ll find when you get the back story of those who have achieved great things. Most have had moments of failure or experienced setbacks of one kind or another. Instead of dwelling on the failure or the pain […]

The Truth About Indecisiveness

August 15, 2022

Decisions are made every day. In fact, most of make hundreds of decisions each day but what about the decisions we are putting off or if you please make the decision to make not decision? That is called “indecisiveness” and that is something that will hurt us in the long run. Granted there are times […]

Handfuls Of Purpose

August 8, 2022

There’s a scene in the book of Ruth in which Ruth is gleaning in the field of Boaz and Boaz instructs his men who are harvesting the field to leave some “handfuls of purpose.” Of course, to get the impact of that statement you need to read the entire story of Ruth who left her […]

Unceasing Prayer

August 1, 2022

There are times when you see directives in the Bible that you just think are impossible, so you just feel like not even trying. One example is the call for unceasing prayer. Like all texts in the Bible, it’s best to get the context, so please note: 1 Thessalonians 5:12–25 (ESV) — 12 We ask […]

The Value Of Strain

July 25, 2022

There is a sense of longing for paradise in which there will be no more disappointment or even strain. But this world is not paradise, so we groan or strain. Romans 8:18–23 (ESV) — 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to […]