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 Word Zone

I was immersed in my daily Bible reading when I realized that I experience a unique comfort from it. I value the Bible as a very special place into which I can go. It’s like a zone of its own amazing texture and color. It also carries an aroma and a taste that is pleasant and appealing. (more…)

The Value of Discipline

I was thinking about the things I have done to try to keep myself healthy and strong enough to accomplish what I believed was the will of God. I am acutely aware that I must value and apply these same disciplines going forward. Being disciplined has made possible

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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Our Pastors

As I was sitting in church, listening to my pastor share the Word of God, I thought about what a unique gift our pastors are to us. (more…)

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

Dear to Him

I was doing a leadership teaching by Skype to students in Pastor Bill Schwartz’s Bible school class in Belgium. They were a great group and it was exciting to see their enthusiasm. After I had finished my session with them and signed off, I sat down with my one-year old grandson, William. (more…)

Riches make for themselves Wings.

I received a profound piece of wisdom from the Lord while doing my morning devotionals. It came as I was reading in Proverbs. As I read, the Word spoke to me about easily (more…)

From Crisis to Blessing

I want to share the way you go from the crisis you may find yourself in to the blessing that you so desperately need, even when it may seem impossible. (more…)