Author Archives: Regi Campbell

The Scriptwriter and the Timelessness of Prayer

Okay, I’m going to be really, really honest with you. What I’m going to say, I’d like to keep this between us, okay? I’m trusting you here . . . I’ve had my doubts about prayer. When I first hit my health issues, I thought, “I don’t know whether to ask people to pray for...

Waiting for God

“I’m just waiting for God to give me direction” “God says ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘wait’. Right now I’m waiting.” “I don’t want to get ahead of God.” We’ve all said these things. They’re part of our “Christian-ese”, our ‘church-speak’. But are they true? Biblical? Helpful? Or error . . . even folklore? “Waiting for God...

Thanksgiving…For My Marriage

(Following are excerpts from a letter we received about What Radical Husbands Do.)   “My husband and I were in the roughest patch of marriage we had ever experienced.  We were coming up on our 15th year and I honestly thought that it would be our last. I had been exhausted from the previous years...

The Strategy of Jesus

“There is no person in history who has impacted all of mankind more than Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was deeply concerned for the continuation of his redemptive reconciling work after the close of his earthly existence, and his chosen method was the formulation of a small band of committed friends. He did not form an...

God’s Best

So everyone now ends their emails with “Best” or “My best”. Best regards? Best wishes? Best of luck? I'm the best? You’re the best? No clue. I think it means “I’m in a hurry but I need to put some sunshine here before my name. I don’t have time to think about it, I want...

Surrender to Who?

Another dimension of surrender has to do with who you're surrendering to. Surrender is hard because it's humiliating. It’s admitting you’ve got nothing left to fight with. It's failure from an ego perspective, so it's easier to surrender to someone who's respected and who’ll treat you with dignity. It's just that no one really knows...

How Do I Surrender?

I’ve thought a lot about this idea of surrendering. It’s a word that isn’t used much in our culture. It’s almost anti-American to think of surrendering….to anyone or anything. Here’s what I’ve come to understand. Surrender is what you do when you have NO OTHER OPTIONS. No army surrenders to the enemy unless or until...

Set Her Free

(Today’s post is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of the book: What Radical Husbands Do: 12 Steps to Win and Keep Your Wife’s Heart.)   You don’t have a wife like you have a car. She’s not a possession. She’s a person. In America, wives are volunteers. They choose to get married. They choose to...

Characteristics of a Life Surrendered to God

“You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” David (Ps. 51:16-17) NLT   Unbroken and un-surrendered Focuses on the failure of others Self righteous, critical, fault-finding...

The Reverse Ripple Effect and Moments of Truth

I recently visited a website that talked about the ‘ripple effect’. The metaphor’s been around a long time in evangelical circles. The idea that in a ‘moment of truth’. . . a critical ‘turning point’ moment, you make a splash that creates a wave that goes out from you and creates a wave that creates...