By Bob Brubaker  |  

Overcoming Weariness

March 1, 2021

It’s a phenomenon how Christians take on responsibility and seem to find joy in serving the Lord, no matter how menial the task, then out of the blue they find what they are doing a weariness. It happens in all levels of Christian service, from those who help clean up to those who lead. It’s […]

Handing Over Everything To God

February 22, 2021

As you view the scene of darkness when the Lord Jesus Christ was on the cross, you hear Him cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  However, before He dies, Luke records His words, “Father into Your hands I commit my spirit.” What a contrast!  Of course, during the time in which […]

Encouragement for The Encourager

February 15, 2021

Do you consider yourself to be an encourager? There are many promises in the Word of God for those who take the time to encourage others. Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) — 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Notice God says the principle is simple: you seek to […]

How Then Shall We Pray?

February 8, 2021

Many people are caught in the dilemma of seeing things that are troubling on every hand from the leadership in our country including the advocation of things contrary to historical values of the republic. The repeated question of “what can we do?” is heard through the land and the answer is quite simple: pray. That […]

Needed Interruptions

February 1, 2021

Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. There are times when living by Proverbs 3:5&6 takes a great deal of faith to “trust in the Lord with […]

What is on your reading list?

January 25, 2021

It is good to have (or at least to begin) a list at this time of the year of books to read during the year. Do you have one, or at least in mind?  It’s been well said that leaders are readers, although it seems that with the onset of social media, people are filled […]

The Now Factor

January 18, 2021

Ever notice how many things we put off until “someday?”  “Someday, I’ll get in shape.”  “Someday, I’ll organize the garage.”  “Someday, I’ll spend more time with the kids.”  And the list goes on… If we are not careful, we live our lives in the SOMEDAY mode and never enjoy the present. The Bible speaks of […]

Life Is Never Easy

January 11, 2021

It is never easy. If it were easy, then the motivation, the effort, or the reward would be minimal.  But that is not the case in serving the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:1–7 (ESV) — 1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you […]

To Blame or To Make Excuses Is To Be Lame

January 4, 2021

The words of the title are an adjusted old proverb but as true today as it ever has been. So much so, that it is appropriate to begin the year with a quip to encourage you not to play the “blame or excuse game.” Ever notice how everyone is quick to blame and/or make excuses? […]

Hope For The Future

December 14, 2020

For many people, the prospects of a new year being as challenging as this past year is upsetting. In fact, even some people who profess knowing God and following the Lord Jesus Christ are often found expressing more doubts and fears than hope and encouragement. The Bible is filled with answers to many examples of such a dilemma. The book of Isaiah is a good example. Look […]