My newest book is out – “Count It All Junk”

My new book, “Count It All Junk” will take you on a purpose-driven journey. You will be challenged to take inventory, sort through and clean out the junk that may be cluttering your thinking. As you do, you can renew your mind with God-pleasing thoughts and start a new season of victorious thinking. It will make a difference in dealing with the junk that may have cluttered your thinking. Start a fresh new season of victorious thinking.

New for March-April 2016 “Ten Characteristics of God’s Devil Stompers”

“Ten Characteristics of God’s Devil Stompers” is a compliment to “Ten Characteristics of God’s Champions,” which is also found on the “Leadership Attitudes” page. It’s an encouraging list of a champion devil stomper’s characteristics .

Tiny White Bugs – b

I was sitting at my desk, looking out the window at our beautiful yard and the golf course beyond. A number of months ago we planted a young Hibiscus tree about fifteen feet from my window. It had beautiful orange flowers on it when we brought it home and planted it. After a while, the flowers disappeared. We examined the young tree and found it was infested with tiny white bugs that were feasting off the flower buds. They were destroying the buds before they could bloom into beautiful flowers. The bugs have successfully resisted the spray that’s supposed to kill them. We have determined to keep working to eliminate the bugs, so we can enjoy the beauty of the Hibiscus flowers, even though it will be a battle. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”

Have you noticed that it’s always the little things that seem to affect us the most? Perhaps it’s because they are not easy to notice or identify as the cause of our problems. Have you also found that even when we identify the little things as the problem, they can be difficult to deal with and eliminate from our lives? We may even choose to ignore them because they seem so small and couldn’t possibly cause us so much trouble, yet, they do! I’m Dr. Bob Like the little white bugs on my tree, the issues of life that seem insignificant can be recognized, dealt with and ultimately defeated. Don’t allow something that seems insignificant ruin what has so much potential for beauty in your life. It will take determined perseverance and faith, but with God, all things are possible.

No More Junk Drawers -b

At breakfast with my friend, Pastor Bryan Rosenbarger, we talked about how vital it is that leaders in the church live organized, disciplined lives. Everyone is watching. Pastor Bryan said to me, “Leaders who are disorganized and undisciplined are like junk drawers in a kitchen. Most of us have one or two of these drawers, filled with all kinds of things that were randomly thrown in them.” For the most part, the things in a junk drawer have become part of a mixed up mess of seldom or never-to-be used again items. In Philippians 3:7-8, we read that the Apostle Paul well understood junk, as he wrote this: “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. {8} Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ…” A junk drawer, jammed together with neglected and effectively useless items, is a picture of confusing disorder. It speaks of a lack of discipline and perhaps even laziness. We all (and especially leaders) need to clean out our lives of any confusion, lack of discipline or disorder and sometimes, even laziness. I’m Dr. Bob. People are watching. They value, are affirmed and secured when their leaders display steadiness, discipline and order. Eliminate the junk! (more…)

Adversity Reveals Our Character

Discouraging experiences are inevitable. I heard Mr. Jalen Rose, a retired professional basketball player, say, “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” When I heard this, I thought about the Jewish Queen of Persia, Esther.  (more…)

An Irritating Teachable Moment

I was studying my daily Scriptures; and as part of my routine every morning, I recite Philippians 4:4-9. It begins in Verses 4-5 by saying “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to all men, the Lord is at hand.” Just as I finish reciting these two verses out loud, the phone rang. (more…)

Victim or Victor?

My good friend, Dr. Keith Pettus, the Senior Pastor of Truth Center Ministries in Long Island, NY, wrote this in his ministry blog: “Victim status is the modern promised land of absolution from responsibility.” It’s not hard to see that victim status has become the norm for the thinking and behavior of many. Thousands of years ago, in Deuteronomy 28:13, God spoke a promise of something different. His promises never change. Take a few minutes to open your Bible and read it.

Now, Let me paraphrase Dr. Pettus’s blog for you. “These days we are told to believe that we are not responsible for our own lives, because we are victims of our circumstances.” This statement is the center of our contemporary culture’s entitlement philosophy. It justifies blaming others and taking on a victim’s identity. You are not a victim. You are a victor! Take ownership of your future by thinking of yourself as God thinks of you. You are who God says you are.