232 - The Fountain Of Life

January 10, 2023

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 232– SHOW NOTES (2023 – 02)

Show date –1/10/22


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 232 titled:

The Fountain Of Life

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– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.


BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

BB –  We are talking today about … “The Fountain Of Life”…

So JT What does that title bring up to your mind?

  1. Bob – POINT: We all look forward to a fresh start each year but God says as He has given you a fresh start in a new beginning in Christ we should actually be focused on the “old paths”


Jeremiah 6:16 (ESV) — 16 Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

  1. JT ------ OK THEN LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

“The Fountain Of Life”

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

“The Fountain Of Life”

Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”             ((((:03 PAUSE))))


  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? What would you like our listeners to know about this week?


  1. Bob – Finding Delight In The Lord’s Day –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…




How is tapping into the Fountain of Life better than finding the Fountain Of youth?


  1. Bob & JT discuss


Psalm 36:9 (ESV) — 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

1 John 1:5 (ESV) — 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 1:4 (ESV) — 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Isaiah 55:1–2 (ESV) — 1 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Revelation 22:17 (ESV) — 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.


  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT”


How should we mentally find the fountain of life?


  1. Bob & JT discuss


Proverbs 14:27 (ESV) — 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (ESV) — 13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Proverbs 13:14 (ESV) — 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Matthew 6:33 (ESV) — 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


  1. (JT) Third Question …. From the physical side of life…

What do you hear about consuming more calories in the colder months because your body is trying to stay warm?

  1. Bob and JT discuss…

With the holidays behind us, many athletes looking to begin their training again might find themselves a bit out of shape. Many will approach these early months of training both as a way to begin the process of regaining fitness and to lose any unwanted weight gained from holiday indiscretions.

Many have heard the theory that exercising in the cold is more effective for burning calories than exercising in more temperate environments, but this may be overhyped. The reality is that caloric expenditure for the purpose of staying warm is not significant. Once you start exercising and generating internal heat, no further heat generation is required. So cold-weather calorie burning is likely overstated.

There is, however, an evolutionary behavior that is fighting against all athletes’ best-laid plans to drop weight by doing cold-weather exercise; and that is cold-induced appetite surge. Researchers have long understood that mammals who live in colder climates gain body mass and fat stores towards the end of summer and into the winter months. Humans in the same environmental conditions have demonstrated similar tendencies despite having adequate access to food year-round.

It has long been hypothesized that colder temperatures stimulate appetite and fat storage. In fact, several researchers have explored this and found it to be true. Swimmers who swim in cooler temperature water were observed to eat significantly more than those who swam in warmer water. Just having athletes sit in cool water actually served as an appetite stimulant in this study.

Keep healthy, filling, low-calorie snacks around. Then, when you come back from exercising in the cold, keep in mind that your appetite is likely to be high in the first hour or so afterward. If you do eat, go to those types of foods (e.g., rice cakes, fruits, smoothies, etc.).

One other piece of nutritional advice that is worth mentioning relates to alcohol. Although most athletes aren’t likely to drink an alcoholic beverage before venturing out for a cold-weather workout, it is important to know that alcohol can result in significant thermodysregulation. That is to say, alcohol inhibits the body’s normal processes to retain warmth. By promoting vasodilation — the widening of blood vessels — in the skin, blood will be cooled and then return to the core, resulting in lower body temperature. So while that drink may leave a warm feeling on the way out, it can result in you feeling colder sooner than you may otherwise.

Keep these things in mind when training outdoors during the rest of the winter and you will be better suited to stay the course towards your fitness and race goals.

Anything else JT?


Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….


Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 232.


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for OUR answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast (((:03 pause)))


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