The Lie of Shame

Every one of us has experienced feelings of shame. It’s is a condition in which we feel dirty and polluted. Shame a consequence of our fallen human condition. It can infect us because (more…)


Podcast: Stumbling or Stepping?

I have been thinking about people who stumble through life as though they had no purpose except to do whatever they want at the moment. This is a conscious lifestyle choice. The result is that nobody else’s lives are better because of their presence. Colossians 1:9-10, in The New Living Bible says, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; {10} that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

To some of us, it may not seem important that there are so many people living without purpose. In fact, you could argue that it’s their right to live with this way, with a “Why should I care?” attitude. However, the trail of meaninglessness and lost opportunities such people leave behind is a completely selfish waste. It’s as if they just stumble through life in the dark, never finding God’s purpose or will. A purposeless life is not just a waste, but it becomes deadly to the well being of the one who lives it. There is an opportunity for each of us to have a life’s pattern of purposeful steps. This would carry anyone out of the darkness of futility and purposelessness into the light of significance. Doing this would also likely draw lots of people into a better life along the way. Think about this. Are you stumbling through the night or taking purposeful steps into the light?

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Not Moved – Dr. Bob’s Poem

This is a poem I wrote thirteen years ago when I needed a miracle. It wrote it and then spoke it often, to declare the faithfulness of God. I got my miracle. Share it with someone who needs to hear it.

NOT MOVED

Not moved by what I see…

Not moved by what I hear.

Not moved by what I feel…

Not moved by what I fear.

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Though troubles may approach me…

Though rumors may abound.

Though others may reproach me…

I will reject that sound.

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Though weakness may encroach…

on my abundant strength.

Though sickness come and cloak me…

In Christ I will remain.

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Not moved by what attacks me…

Not moved by what I lack.

Not moved by who deserts me…

Not moved by who turns back.

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Jesus is my Master… My Lord, my Strength, my Shield.

Though others may persuade me… To Him alone I yield.

I live for Him with confidence… In Spirit I am filled.

I live for Him with faithfulness… His kingdom I will build.

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Not moved by what I see…

Not moved by what I hear.

Not moved by what I feel…

Not moved by what I fear.

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Just moved by my Lord Jesus…

And moved by my own zeal.

Just moved by grace and mercy…

My life in Him is real!


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When Faith went through the Roof

Jesus always is completely able to do whatever stirs His heart. When you act in faith, your faith stirs His heart. Mark wrote of a group of men who understood this. (more…)


The Key to Refreshing

I have been thinking all the people I have recently encountered who need a refreshing in their spirits. So many of us can become mentally, emotionally or spiritually fatigued from what our circumstances have offered us. (more…)


A Bridge Whose Name Is “Worship”

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask you about a bridge I have crossed. Do you know that there is a particular bridge over which you can walk when you find yourself in danger of falling into troubled waters. It is a bridge whose name is “Worship.” There is a great example of this in the Bible. Matthew 8:2-3 (NKJV) says, “And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” {3} Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” As you have heard, the leper did not go to Jesus begging because he was a leper. He went as a worshiper. He replaced begging with worship. Now, there’s a principle worth heeding. Jesus responded to the leper’s worship and healed him. The man’s worship was the door to his miracle. Be assured that there is never a lack of compassion in the Lord. Your worship will touch Him. He will transform His compassion into positive, life changing action. I know this is true because, years ago, he healed me of life-threatening cancer when I went to Him as a worshiper. That is a fact that will change what seems to be an inevitable defeat into a victory you cannot help but celebrate. I’m Dr. Bob. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs. While you are there, please look through the free resources. I know what you find will bless you.

A Bridge Whose Name Is Worship


Sitting In The Sun

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute let me share one of my fondest memories with you. It began with a cold morning in New Zealand many years ago. It was one of those bone-chilling days that felt so cold, I could not get comfortable. At the time, we were staying in a home that had a big sliding doorwall just off the kitchen. I sat down in a chair next to that doorwall because the sun was shining through it. In a very short time, the sun began to warm me through and through. Even though it is many years later, I still recall how great it felt to feel the effects of the sun. Here is my point. If you have a cold feeling in your soul today, I heartily recommend you quietly sit with the Son, the S.O.N. of God. His loving presence will drive out the cold, warm your soul and fill your heart. I promise you that whatever feels cold and dark, or anything that burdens your heart, with will evaporate in the presence of Jesus’ loving warmth. Take time to sit with Him today. Oh, go ahead. Give it a try. I promise you it works. I’m Dr. Bob. This Mentoring Minute comes like a ray of sunshine, straight from God’s heart, through mine, to yours. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs. While you are there, find something in my Free Resources that will encourage you. Then, share it with someone else who needs a warm-up. These days, such people are not difficult to find.

Sitting In The Sun


A Rock-Solid Response

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to call your attention to the book of Job, Chapter 1. Verses 20 and 21 record Job’s response to all his incredibly devastating circumstances. They tell us, “Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. {21} And he said… “Blessed be the name of the LORD.”” This narrative teaches us the only logical response to real loss and pain. Though Job’s future seemed bleak at best, he did not once consider blaming God. Here is the lesson. When there was nowhere to turn, nowhere to go and nothing to do, Job did the one thing he could do. He fell to his knees and worshiped God. Worshiping God in the midst of whatever you face will drown your darkness in light. As dark as it may be, a response of worship will bring God’s compassionate, loving presence. As this happens, you can say “no” to what seemed like the end, and declare that something new and good will be birthed. If you are down, or know someone else who is down, worship God through the darkness. Testify to God about His lovingkindness. Speak it. Walk it out in faith, hope, obedience and trust. Then, begin to anticipate a new season, filled with His presence and faithfulness. I’m Dr. Bob and that’s a Mentoring Minute that is a truth-filled, rock solid formula for victory. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs. While you are there, click on “Faith Studies” in the left hand column of my homepage. There is a word waiting for you there.

A Rock-Solid Response