Your Best …parent: Transparent

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring Minute, I want to ask you what it is that people see in you? Do they see a person filled with insecurity and self-protective tendencies that darken and hide what is really inside? (more…)


Consumed by What?

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask what it is that consumes your thinking? Are you consumed by your problems or disappointments? Do you spend a great amount of time thinking about what might have been or should have been? Do the challenges of daily life cause you to worry and dwell upon what might happen if things do not change? Are you so consumed by these and similar thoughts that your emotions seem to control your days? And… have you hoped and even prayed for something to change? Let me suggest a remedy. Start choosing to allow your thinking to be directed to the opportunities that lay within every potential problem you face. Look at these potential problems as situations that carry within them the seeds of great victory. If you do, you will destroy your problems’ ability to capture your heart and emotions. Then, you will be free to focus on the opportunities, and move ahead, captivated only by faith that God will do for you and in you, all that His Word promises. I strongly encourage you to embrace His promises and watch Him take you to your blessings. I’m Dr. Bob. I strongly encourage you to embrace His promises and watch Him take you to your blessings. Now, in addition to what you have just heard, I want to invite you to listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

Consumed by What?


Just Drive the Bus

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute, I want to assure you that you do not need someone to affirm the quality of your driving. Just drive your bus. The people will be waiting. Let them on. Let them off. Just focus on the task to which God has called you. Yes, there will be times when you are stopped by a red light. Just relax and wait for the green. It will surely come. When it does, just drive the bus. There will be other times when it seems you are stuck in a traffic jam and cannot move. Just relax and wait for things to clear up. You will get to your destination and will help many others do the same. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at Dr.Bob@mentoringministry.com and just relax, drive the bus, and let me know about the route to which you have been assigned.

Just Drive the Bus


Lighten the Load

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute, I want to ask if you ever have that sinking feeling? If so, you may need to lighten your load. Are you ready and willing to do so? I am reminded of the lesson from Acts, Chapter 27, when the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked. When the ship was sinking in the storm, sailors threw stuff overboard. They knew that if the ship was burdened with too much stuff, it was destined to sink. It is a timeless lesson. What stuff are you carrying around in your heart that gives you that sinking feeling? It can be like an anchor chained to your soul. Here is the good news. It is not too late to surrender it to God. Give it to Him and trust Him to carry the burdens for you. In Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. {29} Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. {30} For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” If you will make the exchange today, you will feel like your load is so light that you can walk on the water all the way to your destiny. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry.com and let me know how it feels to be free of that sinking feeling.

Lighten the Load


Golden Delicious

I’m Dr. Bob and I want to ask if you have ever enjoyed a nicely ripened Golden Delicious apple? I find apples to be tasty and satisfying, especially when I have one of those mid-afternoon cravings for something special. Now I normally like chocolate, but there are times when nothing but a good apple will do. Have you heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, how about this? “An apple a day keeps the devil away.” Let me explain. Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV) says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Psalms 34:8 (NKJV) says, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” I highly recommend you make it your habit to speak God’s Word in response to any situation in which you find yourself. When God’s Word is ‘fitly spoken,” you can trust what you say to fit the situation. It will be a golden apple that keeps the devil away! Yes, today would be a good day to taste the goodness of the Lord, as you watch Him respond to what you say. After all, you are simply saying what He said. He will surely honor His Word. It is always solid gold. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry.com and let me know what you think.

Golden Delicious


What about tomorrow?

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute I want to ask you the question, What about tomorrow? Does thinking of tomorrow cause you to worry? Matthew 6:34 tells us not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. If you spend your time worrying about tomorrow you may fail to realize your opportunities for today. If you embrace your opportunities for your todays, they will become the stepping-stones upon which you will walk into many victorious, joy-filled tomorrows. This would be an excellent opportunity to remind yourself that God is at work in your life today… and He will be there for you tomorrow. Here is the point. Do something with today’s blessings, so you can expect more of them tomorrow. Encourage a friend with these thoughts. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry and let me know what you think.

What about tomorrow?


What about tomorrow?

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute I want to ask you the question, What about tomorrow? Is that something about which you worry too much? Matthew 6:34 tells us not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. If you spend so much time thinking about tomorrow you may fail to realize your opportunities for today. If you exercise your opportunities for your todays, they will become the stepping stones upon which you will walk into your tomorrows. This would be an excellent opportunity to remind yourself that God is at work in your life today… and He will be there for you tomorrow. So, why don’t you do something with today’s blessings, so you can expect more of them tomorrow. Encourage a friend with these thoughts. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry and let me know what you think.

What about tomorrow?



Trust or Rust?

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a mentoring minute I want to talk to you about the subject of “Trust or Rust?” Proverbs 3:5-6 encourages us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts. It tells us to acknowledge Him in all our ways. This is a formula for success through our faith in God. When we don’t practice our trust in the Lord, our faith gets rusty around the edges. It loses it’s integrity. It dulls and begins to deteriorate. When we do practice our trust in Him, He directs our paths to great things. Why don’t you polish your faith today with a good application of trust in God? You will cause your faith, and your life, to shine for all the world to see. Please share this with a friend. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry.com and let me know what you think.

Trust or Rust