Author Archives: Regi Campbell

Walking and Talking With God (Part I)

I’ve always been freaked out to hear someone say “God told me to ___________”. In my upbringing, God spoke to people like Abraham, Moses, Noah and Jesus, not people like me. It gets more weird when someone says “God told me to tell you ___________.” Does God not know how to reach me directly? But...

With or Without God?

Little kids come in crying, telling different stories about what happened. Most of the time, parents can figure out the truth pretty quick. Sometimes both versions of the story are true, depending on the point of view. To get back to peace and quiet, we’ll believe one or ignore them both. Most of us have...

Things I Learned in 2013

This time each year, I sit down and ‘net out’ the most significant things I learned. Good, bad or ‘rained out’, here’s this year’s list… 1. We trust someone who wants something for us. We fear someone who wants something from us. Our God not only wants something for us, but wants to be with...

Worship is the Way Back

So what do I do now that Christmas is over? How do I get back from the orgy of food, wrapping paper and turkey? Short days of early winter. Slow work schedules and hours of the NFL & bowl games. What do I do next? In a word…worship. Matthew 2:1 says “AFTER Jesus was born in Bethlehem”...

Are You Satisfied With Jesus?

In every story and every ‘picture’ we have from scripture, Jesus was satisfied. Even when His humanity erupted briefly in Gethsemane, He came back to ‘satisfied’ as He said to the Father “not my will but your will be done” (Luke 42:22). He knew where He came from, He realized what He was facing (it...

Is Jesus Satisfied With Me?

Growing up Baptist, my mind runs to the B.B. McKinney hymn “I am Satisfied”. Written in 1926, it had a good tune, but bad theology. First verse… I am satisfied with Jesus, He has done so much for me: He has suffered to redeem me, He has died to set me free. Good so far. But...

Does God Love Us or Use Us?

A gargantuan question posed by John Piper. Were we created to worship, to ‘glorify God’ and be used by Him to lead others to do the same? Is that the point?  Is God a megalomaniac who needs us to feed his appetite for importance? Is he a God who just can’t get enough? If God...

Fresh Friday

It’s been a couple weeks since our last Fresh Friday, but I honestly did not find any content worth sharing during that time. Fortunately, that has changed for today! I stumbled across a couple of videos that are worth sharing with you guys. The first video is a short film all about technology, more specifically...

Daddy and the Checkered Flag

It’s crazy how much influence our dads have on us. If they’re involved in our lives, they shape us at the core. If they’re not, their absence shapes us at the core. No one escapes the power and influence of their earthly father. Mine was more absent than involved so when I grew up and...

Stop Counting?

Not too long ago, I heard Bob Goff say “We need to stop counting”. He’s busting on everything being so knotted up and measured. So ‘corporate’. He said love should be inefficient. Senselessly abundant and over the top. Ever had a little wad of money in your pocket with no idea if it’s ones, fives,...