Clowns Feeding Goats

I have always enjoyed from reading the works of Charles Spurgeon. He wrote this in 1879: “A time will come, instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns feeding the goats.” It’s easy to (more…)


A Mosaic of Memories – Dr. Bob’s Three Hundredth Mentoring Minute

I’m Dr. Bob. This is the three hundredth Mentoring Minute. Have you considered what you will leave behind when your days are finished and you move on to eternity? Hey, we are all headed there. A legacy does not begin with the end of things. It starts and is built in the now. When you are gone, the complete legacy of your life will remain, and it will represent how you touched your world. It will cover all of your activities and every one of your opportunities to be an influence to those you encountered. It will define how people will remember you. John 15:16 (NKJV) records Jesus saying, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain…”

At a recent memorial service I attended, I heard Pastor David Briggs say, “You will be a mosaic of the memories of those who knew you.” A mosaic is made of diverse elements that form an image. It can be a good image or one not so good. The greatest impression you can leave behind, when you eventually move on to eternity, will be a mosaic of memories in those God brought across your path. Everything you say, all that you are and all that you do, will represent individual pieces in the mosaic of your life. Taken as a whole, they will give an eternal picture of how you influenced your world in the time you had here on earth. I’m Dr. Bob. Here is the point of this Mentoring Minute. The only one who can create and arrange the pieces in your life’s mosaic is you. Now that is worth some careful meditation. Selah.

A Mosaic of Memories


Pivot Points

We recently had some new doors installed in our home. As I watched the carpenter hang them, I thought about how securely he attached the doors to (more…)


Common or Uncommon Sense?

Common sense normally tells us to take the path of least resistance. We think that it would be foolish to endure unnecessary hardships or trouble to get somewhere, when (more…)


Look Ahead. Walk on Solid Ground.

I want share the key to staying on track in your walk with God. It is a two-part formula and it will work every day of your life. It is found in (more…)


The Drive to Win

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask, How strongly are you are motivated to claim the fullness of your destiny? I am talking about every bit of it. You are, after all, a winner and champion for Jesus. You have a championship destiny. Is your drive to win stronger than your fear of losing what you have? In other words, are you aggressively chasing your destiny… or simply trying to protect the comfort zone in which you presently live. What is driving you today? Is it security and comfort, or the desire to fulfill the will of God as you discover His best? I love Caleb’s attitude. In Joshua 14:12 (NKJV), he said, “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.” My advice is not to let fear or timidity deny you your mountain. With God, all things are possible, including the fullness of your destiny, with all its fruitfulness, satisfaction and joy. Go ahead. Get your mountain. I’m Dr. Bob. That’s a Mentoring Minute you need to own for yourself. You can listen to additional Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

The Drive to Win


Worship and Wait

I’m Dr. Bob and for just Mentoring Minute, I want to give you some heartfelt advice. It may be for today or perhaps, for some time in the future. It is good for either. Here it is. When you have tried your best but things do not seem to be going your way, don’t give up. When what seemed to be a successful effort turns sour, and you have no apparent way to fix things, don’t give up. There is an alternative to giving up. What you should do is worship and wait. Again, don’t give up. Worship and wait. Isaiah 40:31 says, “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.” Whatever may be happening, you can be sure God desires to be at work perfecting you. All He asks is your cooperation to remain steadfast in your worship and your patience. You will probably experience discomfort. Just understand its value in the process. God will always use discomfort, or disruptions in your comfort zone to take you to new levels of championship living. Then, you will soar like the eagles, in the power of the wind of the Spirit. I’m Dr. Bob, and that’s a Mentoring Minute for champions. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

Worship and Wait


Don’t Go Back

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to encourage you not to look back or go back to the old influences and ways of behavior from your past. This is good advice. It covers three specific areas of life – your thinking, feelings and behavior. Romans 6:13-14a (NKJV) says, “And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. It continues to say, {14} …for you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 12:2 (NLT) says, “…let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Your future success begins with your thinking. Work toward a personal transformation in the way you think. Take encouragement and direction from God’s instructions in Romans 12:2. If you will change your thinking, changes in the way you feel and act will follow. Here is your confession as you look ahead. “I have the mind of Christ. I am thinking like a champion for Jesus. I am changing from glory to glory. I will move to all God has for me.” You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs. Be sure to take advantage of the free resources on the website.

Don’t Go Back


The Prayer You Don’t Want Answered

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to let you know there is a prayer that you do not want God to answer. There will be times when God asks you to enter into a new season. These times will carry a substantial change for your life. When this happens, do not even consider praying, “God, please don’t make me do this.” He might or might not honor your prayer. That is His decision. However, if you will accept His will, and move forward in obedience and trust, you can be sure His will for your life is always best. Romans 8:28 (NKJV) says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” God is faithful and His plans for you always are best. In times of change, embrace an expectation for something great from God. Trust Him for it. As you do, you will find your willingness to trust in the Lord will reward you. Here is a good way to change your prayer. Pray, “God, I will gladly move ahead, knowing you are with me and have a great plan for me. Let your will be done in my life. In Jesus name, Amen. Then move ahead with confidence, knowing the best is yet to come. I’m Dr. Bob and that’s a Mentoring Minute and a prayer that you can wrap your life around. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

The Prayer You Don’t Want Answered


A Lifestyle of Expectations

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a Mentoring Minute I want to talk to you about expectations. We all live with expectations. Doing so is a part of life. As a pastor, I have counseled people whose lifestyle was one that featured a consistent expectation of trouble, disappointment and failure. I have been saddened to see this in so many good people. However, the vast majority of those I pastored lived with the expectation of God’s promises, blessings and when needed, His supernatural intervention. The choice was obvious. It was a choice of attitudes. The outcomes they experienced were equally obvious. Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Listen carefully. If you make the choice to live with positive expectations that are founded on the promises of God, you can expect the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God. Expect Him to honor His Word that says He has a plan for your life – a plan for peace and not for evil. What will be your choice? The quality of the next season of your life will depend on it. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

A Lifestyle of Expectations