By Bob Brubaker  |  

Laboring To Rest

August 9, 2021

Have you ever had one of those nights when you thought you were tired but couldn’t get to sleep because your mind was really active? Or you woke up in the middle of the night but couldn’t get back to sleep because you thought of one thing after another? Although the application is entirely different, […]

Avoiding the Convenience Idol

August 2, 2021

It’s easy to fall into the trap of the idol called “convenience” where we serve God out of ease rather than sacrifice. Because our culture is so driven by this principle of handiness where we see double drive through stations at fast food restaurants and churches that schedule meetings based upon what is easiest for […]

Where are those who would be like Barnabas?

July 26, 2021

As I sat at lunch with a friend a while back, he made and interesting observation and said, “where are those who would be like Barnabas today?” The thought of that really triggered my mind to think of how we all could use a person like that, of how nice it would be to have […]

Worship 101

July 19, 2021

Corporate worship seems to be downplayed in our current society.  By corporate worship I mean the value of being part of the church body worshiping together as one body, rather than people worshiping as individuals in a meeting place with other individuals. It seems corporate worship has been devalued to the place where singing seems […]

Keeping The Lists Short

July 12, 2021

There are three lists that need attention to keep as short as possible if one is to be happy in life and enjoy spiritual growth and maturity. There is the list of people you’ve offended that need an apology from you, the list of people who have offended you with whom you are to seek […]

Content But Not Complacent

July 5, 2021

We’ve had the privilege over the past year of getting to know a young professional baseball player. Being drafted right out of high school and sent to our town to train, his parents made sure he was established with a local church. It’s been great for the church and for my wife and me to […]

Cowardly Communication

June 28, 2021

If you ride a bicycle, you’ve no doubt experienced the guy in the car who passes while yelling obscenities and other verbiage to let you know how he feels about your riding on his road and causing him to slow down.  If you get on Facebook, you cannot help but notice how many people are […]

An Examination Of Faithfulness

June 21, 2021

There are people in this world who may be considered boring because they just consistently do their job without a bunch of fanfare. Day in and day out they are the ones upon whom you can count to be faithful. These are the people that most people overlook, but when there is a need these […]

Divine Gentleness

June 14, 2021

When you think of the Sovereign God who created the heavens and the earth and Who rules all things by His power and for His glory, you may not be prone to think of His gentleness. His gentle side, however, points to a source of great blessing for us and a mark to which He […]

Good Boasting

June 7, 2021

Nobody likes to hear someone brag. It’s quite sickening to be around someone who always takes the conversation to their accomplishments and acquisitions. There is something good about which to boast however, when you boast of the Lord Jesus Christ and His accomplishment. Galatians 6:14 (ESV) — 14 But far be it from me to […]