Tiny White Bugs

Podcast: Tiny White Bugs

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 (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

If You Want to Win the Battle, Lead the Way with Praise.

For just a Mentoring Minute, I want to revisit a battle that carries a lesson for all of us. It was recorded in 2 Chronicles, Chapter 20 that the battle was weighted heavily in favor of Judah’s enemies. It was a fearful time. (more…)

The Shield is Truth Plus Faith.

The Shield is Truth Plus Faith (An Excerpt taken from Dr. Bob’s book,  “A Kid in God’s Treehouse – A Devotional Commentary of Psalm 91”)

For just a Mentoring Minute, “I want to take you to a valuable Bible truth that begins with Psalm 91:4b (NKJV). It says, “His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” “The Bible describes “truth” as spiritual battle gear. The Apostle Paul included it in the full armor of God in Ephesians 6. Let’s look at the spiritual application of truth as a “shield;” and then, (more…)

My Unfailing Defense

As I was doing my Bible reading this morning, I reflected on what has sustained me through the many trials and challenges I have faced. With every word of every chapter I read, it struck me that my only sure defense has been God and His Word. This was so clear to me, as I was thinking about those times when I had nowhere else to turn. You can argue with someone about many things, but will never successfully argue with a person’s experience. My own experience has taught me that when it appears that there’s nowhere for me to go for relief, there still remains a place I can always go. That place is found in the pages of a Bible, or equally as well, in the Word of God that I have hidden in my heart.

Psalm 63:6-8 (NKJV) says, “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. {7} Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. {8} My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.”

God will never leave you stranded or stuck without hope. He will always show you the way if you hold fast to the course He set for you in His Word. After all, He is our hope. I’m Dr. Bob. We find completely our hope through God’s Son Jesus. You can bank on that because Jesus is fully dependable, unfailingly capable and willing to be your help. That’s what grace is all about. He is filled with grace and it defines His heart. I think we ought to all reflect on how much we imitate Him in this particular area.

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God Will Send You a Rope

I want to share some wisdom that Pastor Jenny Michael shared with Nancy and me. She said, “When you have been hanging by a thread, God will send you a rope.” Pastor Jenny’s words draw us to the faithfulness of God. After thinking about it, I had to add to this: (more…)

“New Beginnings” is now on the website.

Divorced or broken relationship? We have now provided Dr. Bob’s teaching on “New Beginnings.” The classes have helped thousands of people to recover and move ahead with life.  Here is the link.

A Kid in God’s Tree House

For just a Mentoring Minute, I would like to share with you my thoughts on Psalm 91, Verses 1-2, which bring us great assurances of safety and security.

Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. {2} I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

As I began to think about this “secret place of the Most High” that the psalm speaks of, a picture formed in my mind. It was of a kid, who has a tree house her father built, especially for her. It is a place to get high above the child’s daily world and safely abide, imagining all kinds of wonderful things. At times, her father might climb up and join in the fun. It is a wonderful place that is always there for the child to spend time and let her imagination run free. In many ways, “the secret place of the Most High” is such a place for the child of God. It offers the delights of all our heavenly Father has created for us. It is our place of safety in which we can spend time with God, trusting Him and leaving the cares of the world behind. I’m Dr. Bob. I know the Lord has such a place, ready to welcome you. It is a place where you can just be a kid in God’s tree house.

A Kid in God’s Tree House