Requirements for All Things Possible

With God, all things are possible. When you make possibilities your destination, you can be sure that you can get there, because with God, all things are possible, and nothing is impossible. In today’s world, that’s better assurance than a bucket of gold or a stack of silver. In fact, (more…)

The Value of Honor

Honor is a quality in us that is a deep conviction to do the right thing regardless of what the outcomes might be. Honorable people have a great advantage when it comes to leaving a legacy that others will celebrate. The distinguishing feature of this legacy is that if we live with honor, and it remains after we are gone, it’s what we will be remembered for. Equally important are the legacies we leave behind from one season to the next. These are like individual chapters in a history book. Add these chapters together and they form the entire record of our lives, with which others and most importantly, God will judge us. Your legacy is determined by making the moment count for the right reasons: obedience to God and compassion for His people. (You will find this and more on Page 146 of my  book, “The Proven Track of Success.” – See my “Bookstore page on the website.)

Six things to do when life is perpetually overwhelming

My daughter Sarah posted this today on Early Bird Mom. (her blog). It’s six things to do when life is perpetually overwhelming.  It’s very practical advice. Here is the link:

With What or Whom Will You Agree?

Consider this. It’s not just what we do. It’s what or whom we agree with that makes the difference. Paul understood this, and in Ephesians 4:22-24 (NKJV), he wrote about an exchange for every follower of Christ that will make this difference. (more…)

“The Wrong Road Never Leads to the Right Place.”

I must admit I love old TV westerns from the 1950’s or 1960’s. While watching one of my favorite black and white TV westerns from a series about a man named Bat Masterson, I heard one of the actors say, “The wrong road never leads to the right place.” I thought to myself, (more…)

The “If” Factor

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute, I want to ask you, “What if?” You are probably thinking, “What if what? (more…)

The God Who Whispers

Recently, I came across a movie on TV called “Finding Normal.” I only saw a few seconds of it before I changed the channel. However, in those few seconds, I heard one of the actors say,  “Most people are looking for a God who shouts instead of one who whispers.” That caught my attention and I thought of Elijah hiding from Ahab in a cave (1 Kings 19). 1 Kings 19:11b-12 (NKJV) says, “…And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; {12} and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” Psalm 46:10a (NKJV) says, “Be still, and know that I am God;”

We all have varying degrees of difficulty hearing or recognizing God’s voice. Perhaps it’s because we don’t put enough effort into listening. Instead, we expect Him to speak with a voice of thunder, as He has been known to do in the Bible. Perhaps much of the time He just wants to have our complete attention so He can whisper to us. I’m Dr. Bob. Many of our richest times come when we quietly wait on the Lord. These become fertile ground in which to hear from Him. Will you “Be still,” listen quietly, and know His voice? It may come as a peaceful, quiet sound, just for you.

Go Where Anything is Possible

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask if you are headed in the right direction? Or, are you going where only disappointment and discouragement await you, perhaps even failure? When you look ahead, do you see yourself headed for mediocrity and fruitlessness? Well, why don’t you pick a new direction and walk into your destiny. Go where anything is possible. (more…)

Getting Wet is Part of Life.

My wife, Nancy and I were driving down the highway in a rainstorm. Nancy pointed to a large white bird, sitting on a branch in a tree near the side of the road. It was clearly very wet, being completely exposed to the downpour. We talked about how getting rained on is not only part of the bird’s life, but ours too. We all have our share of difficult days. Jesus said, in Matthew 5:45 (NKJV), that our heavenly Father “makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

The Lord’s words reminded me that, like the white bird in the rain, we all experience times of obvious discomfort. Even the majestic eagle has its times experiencing a downpour. The eagle often chooses to launch out and soar above it, riding the currents and enjoying the warmth of the sun. We can be like the eagle, choosing to soar above our problems and feeling the warmth of the presence of the Son. If you’re experiencing problems and feeling down, take to heart Isaiah’s words. In Isaiah 40:31, he wrote, “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” I’m Dr. Bob. God has given us the ability, like the eagles, to soar with God-given strength above the storms of our lives. Will you fly like an eagle or stay stuck in the storms of life without flying above them by faith?

Getting Wet is Part of Life

Who or What’s in Control?

Consider this thought: “You can control your attitudes or your attitudes can control you.” Controlling your attitudes is a proven principle for success. Have you ever watched how children typically interact with each other? (more…)