The Kubik Report

The Kubik Report



September 14, 2023 40 mins

The First Annual Gear Grinders Classic event was held on September 10th in Northern Minnesota.   It was a bike ride from Gooseberry Falls State Park in Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior participated in about almost 20 people (including me and my son Michael)  who enjoyed a weekend of fellowship, great food, Church services and THIS INTERACTIVE PODCAST!   

We held an open discussion about how we can better share our fait...

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Tim Pebworth and I talk about what the United Church of God and LifeNets are doing around the world.   He is in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast when we do this interview.


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Weekly Sabbath Services in French from Bordeaux.  9:00 an Eastern time US

From th...

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Joseph Mughogho in Lilongwe, Malawi and I speak about our common experience with the United Church of God and LifeNets.  He has been accountant for UCG and is currently the LifeNets Business Manager for northern Malawi.  

He is the author of several books on leadership including  

Unleashing Leadership in You, How to Lead Others while Leading Yourself and Triangle of Life.   On Facebook   You can learn more abo...
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August 27, 2023   In this interview with Ryan Cooper from near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam we reflect on Ryan's life in SE Asia as well as Korea.  He has worked as a school teacher and humanitarian.     He is a UCG member from Terre Haute, Indiana where I met him more than 15 years ago.  He tells a compelling story.  He was married to Kimmy last year and she just gave birth to their son Daniel.      He can be reached at  ryancol...
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Greg Thomas discusses his views on the popular subject of The Law of Attraction. How does it stack with the power of choice and making healthy cognitive decisions?  We discuss positive and negative mindsets and how they often determine success and failure in what we do and can even affect our health.

Be sure to subscribe to Greg Thomas's YouTube channel by typing in "leadership excellence channel" in the YouTube search  bar and joi...

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It's been one year since the James Webb Space Telescope has been in operation one million miles from the earth.  It is 100 times more powerful than its predecessor the Hubble Telescope.  

It has reached out far further to what appears to be the edge of the universe. This is where light now coming to us would reveal the primitive clues to the formation of the universe.  What it discovered is startling and unexpected.  Instead of clo...

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Micah Gunn has given me permission to repost his his podcast Truth Be Told podcast ( with noted radio host Dr. Frank Turek posted originally on August 12, 2022 at

In this episode of Truth Be Told, Dr. Frank Turek and Micah Gunn offer up a defense for the discipline of Apologetics. The defense of ...

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I gave this message at the Pasadena Auditorium congregation on Nov 13, 1993 just after returning from Ukraine with Oleh Zajac and Bev.,  Lots of interesting history about our early working with these people that we still work with today, particularly in their distribution of aid in the current war with Russia.  Also a glimpse into the Worldwide Church of God.   

Photo is of Michael Palchey who was the founder of the postwar Sabbata...

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My brother and his wife just returned from their son Colin's College graduation on July 2, 2023 in Lviv, Ukraine.  They vividly describe the emotional moment in a country that is still being brutally attacked by Russia.  

They tell a great story of courage, love and patriotism that few of us know.

Read their written account with photos at



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Merna Eppick is Board President of the Simmering Center which is a recovery housing facility housing 43 people nightly as well as a 10-bed respite center facility. 

We talk about opioids, alcohol, meth, and other addictions.   

You can reach Merna Leisure-Eppick at

Merna Leisure-Eppick Receives 2023 Missouri Mental Health Champions’ Award

Merna Leisure-Eppick received the 2023 Missouri Mental Health Champions...

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Don Hooser, who manages Breaking Free and I discuss in greater detail Don's work with this website, journal, and resource to help people with additions.  Don also poignantly shares a personal family tragedy that came as a result of an addiction. 

Don can be reached at



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Rex Sexton has lived in Portland for 30 years and has been pastor of the Church for ten.  Portland, the "City of Roses" has been hurting from the consequences of broken laws resulting in broken lives.  We talk about what will ultimately fix this city. Rex is a passionate person who talks about drugs, homeless, migrants, Antifa and anarchy.

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Carol Emerson Hill and I continue our candid discussion about how to face retirement positively as not end, but a new beginning. You can be fulfilled personally and be valuable to others.  In this candid and casual conversation, we talk about feelings, thoughts, and actions to consider. 

You can reach Carol at

Be sure to listen to our first podcast at

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A compelling, insightful, personal discussion with Don Hooser, long-time friend of 53 years, elder, teacher, writer.  He recounts his life's experiences and as well as early ambitions.  Here are a few links for what we discussed.

Talked about:


     Single Sex Attraction 


     Breaking Free


     Virtual Christian Magazin...

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Recorded September 28, 1992 in the Worldwide Church of God. 

Many ask me about Ukrainian Sabbath-keepers that I visited for the first time in Transcarpathia in 1992.  This experience greatly widened my perspective on what God is doing with mankind.  When Christ returns, He will marry His bride.  Who is the Bride of Christ?   Are you part of the body and bride that Christ will marry? 

This episode recounts my first impressions of ma...

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This is podcast number 10 with Greg Thomas this year.  Greg give valuable advice about how to live a life in which you are and feel like you're accomplishing something. 

He speaks of life hacks that you may not have thought were valuable, but they are.  He speaks of varied subjects ranging from creating the right environment from the moment you get up in the morning to never saying it's too late in life to start something you've no...

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May 8, 2023

Melvin Rhodes and I discuss the May 6, 2023 coronation of King Charles III. We have come just come off from the longest reign in British history that lasted 70 years.  Where has Britain and the world come to in this time?   We talk about the changes in the British Empire, now much diminished Commonwealth.  

Melvin, who was born in England is a rich source of British history and a popular commentator and analyst.

Go to h...

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We continue with our ninth podcast about leadership with Greg Thomas who is a business consultant, author, keynote speaker, and a personal life-coach whom I have known for many years. Among varied leadership topics we have discussed personal leadership and servant leadership.   

Today we turn our attention to managing our lives with tools on how to have a fulfilling and productive day.  

Greg has an engaging and easy-to-apply prese...

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Roman Grynishyn is Founder and CEO of World to Rebuild Rural Ukraine.  Much of Ukraine is devasted and hurting from the brutal by Russia that began Feb 24, 2022.  This has affected all strata of society, not the least family farmers.  Ukraine is an incredibly rich land agriculturally (and other ways.  600 million people rely on food produced in Ukraine, many by family farmers.   The Russian invasion has destroyed homes, farm equipm...

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In this personal conversation with my nephew Colin Kubik we talk about his life's journey that has brought him through Ukraine where he has found the roots from his grandparents.  He will be graduating from University on July 1, 2023.  His days are concerned about possible rocket attacks.  He works as a stand-up comedian and being a rare international student at the University.  You will learn interesting things from this candid in...

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