By Bob Brubaker  |  

The “Right Hand” Advantage

March 30, 2020

At the time of this writing, we are under orders of “social distancing” so the practice of extending the right hand when you greet someone may not be in practice at the moment which simply means creative measures need to be practiced in order to accomplish the same impact of courtesy in the acknowledgement of […]

God Will Supply

March 23, 2020

When we are in tough situations it is good to turn to the word of God for comfort and encouragement. That is why the book of Psalms is so special. We read of the plights of the psalmist, particularly David when he is being pursued by Saul who wanted to kill him. Think of how […]

Never Give Up!

March 16, 2020

Everyone has opportunities to give up on things in life. There’s a constant barrage of distractions and feelings of inconvenience that make us want to mail it in and say, “no more.” Have you ever quit on something? What feels so right to do immediately becomes a source of great pain and embarrassment. I dropped […]

Let The Rejoicing Begin

March 9, 2020

The need to rejoice today has never been greater. The number of people who focus on the negative things in life is ever increasing and the age of depression affects those younger than ever so that the question should be asked, “does anyone rejoice today?” Stop and think about it. When is the last time […]

You’re Not Yourself When You Are Hungry

March 2, 2020

“You’re not yourself when you’re hungry,” so says the Snickers ad campaign as a person is depicted way out of character but changes back to themselves when a friend offers the person a Snickers candy bar and they return to normal. There’s quite an obvious spiritual lesson, although I am sure not intended by the […]

Breaking Away From The “Used To” Camp

February 24, 2020

I met with a health care professional about an ailment I was experiencing and was quickly disgusted by her attitude of trying to prove her worth to me by telling me all the things she “used to” do. In the same vein, nothing seems as boring as hearing ex-athletes talk about the old days and […]

Return to The Basics

February 17, 2020

What would you say to a person who kept trying the same thing over and over but never achieved the result they were trying to get? I believe Albert Einstein called this a definition of insanity. Yet, we have all been there and done that unless, of course, we have received a nudge to awaken […]

Need a little power lift?

February 10, 2020

If you want an interesting study of the New Testament, go through the various books and pick out the prayers or the things for which people are said to be praying.  Quite often, the focus of our prayer is on health, safety, families, etc.  We are admonished to cast all our cares upon Him because […]

Are you too soft?

February 3, 2020

Nobody plans to fail or give up but much of what we do before we are tested has a great deal to do with whether we’ll come through or not. The problem comes from thinking we’ll never fail or give up, but that is pride speaking and that is the beginning of trouble. 1 Corinthians […]

The Broken Tooth Syndrome

January 27, 2020

Picture this: You take a seat at your favorite restaurant awaiting the opportunity to order the steak for which you have been longing. Your mouth is watering as you place your order in anticipation of that first bite. The food arrives and after expressing thanksgiving to God you cut off the first bite and lift […]