Author Archives: Regi Campbell

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...

Teenager Troubles

  The parental goal for the teenage years is to get them through it. Every now and then, we hear some amazing story of a teenager who’s public about their faith, helping others, and walking with God in an amazing way. More often, we hear about kids who are confused, conflicted, angry and withdrawn. In...

5 (More) Thoughts on Prayer

With the goal of ‘emptying my bucket’ on the subject, here goes . . . 1. Some of my prayers, if answered, might not be in my best interest or in the best interest of others. Sometimes, suffering is both necessary and productive, although it’s hard to see it from our limited human perspective. I...

Unanswered Prayer

Jesus says (in Mark 11:24) “I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” We pray (granted with varying amounts of faith) and nothing happens . . . or it goes the other way. But what if some of those unanswered prayers were actually...

Contentment and Joe Montana

Arguably the best quarterback ever, Joe Montana had this freakish ability to forget the last play and focus on the next one. None of his energy focused on what didn’t just happen. No worries about the play after this one. He was all about current reality . . . about grasping the situation he was...

Testing Your Faith

Everything in your life is going to hell in a hand basket. House problems, marriage problems, business problems, kid problems, mother-in-law problems, money problems, boss problems. “Maybe God is testing your faith,” says your friend. Really? So your loving Heavenly Father puts you on a personal version of “Survivor” to see if you’re really a...

No Regrets

Sixteen years ago today, this car (with my son inside) flipped multiple times through the median of Interstate 20 near Madison, Georgia. It came to rest ‘wheels down’ in the opposing lane. Hundreds of fans headed to the Georgia vs. Tennessee game waited and watched as the helicopter landed, loaded and then headed off to...