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The Other Voices The Other Voices
Priorities

The Other Voices

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 9, 2019

We hear voices in our heads all the time. Hearing voices doesn’t make us crazy (at least not all of us). Most of the time we’re hearing ourselves . . . we’re giving ourselves instructions, thinking about what we have to do next, thinking about people we care about, or mulling things over. But there…

Value from the Inside Value from the Inside
Character

Value from the Inside

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 5, 2019

We often assign value to people from the outside. We meet people (or read about them, read what they write, or hear them speak) and we assign them value based on what’s on the outside . . . on what they do, what they’ve accomplished, their titles, the size of their house, the size of their church, the…

How to Manage Your Meetings How to Manage Your Meetings
Mentoring

How to Manage Your Meetings

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 2, 2019

In the middle of my mentoring meeting, I look down at my watch, and it reads ten minutes until 9:00pm. But I look at my Conversation Guide, and it says it should be 8:20pm. How did I get 30 minutes behind? What do I do now? The answer . . . take a break. What?…

A Thanksgiving Question A Thanksgiving Question
Priorities

A Thanksgiving Question

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 28, 2019

One question: “Who or what are you most thankful for?” Take a second and think about it. Be honest with your answer. Now say it out loud. If you didn’t say, “Jesus,” there’s a problem. For thirty-three years of my life, it would never have occurred to me that I should be thankful for Jesus….

Going Full-Time Going Full-Time
Walking the Talk

Going Full-Time

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 25, 2019

Organizations of all types have flocked to part-time employees. To management, they offer flexibility and lower cost, in part because they typically don’t get benefits. It works well for the part-time employee too. Fewer on-duty hours and more freedom to do other things. Many Christians have become part-time Jesus-followers. They get the flexibility of choosing which parts of…

Church is the First Stop Church is the First Stop
Church

Church is the First Stop

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 21, 2019

I don’t know anyone who is totally satisfied with their church. People who go to a large church want the warmth and connection of a smaller one. Others are trapped in smaller churches and hungry for the music, programs, and preaching of bigger ones. Go to a seeker church, and it doesn’t go deep enough….

How to Approach Big Decisions How to Approach Big Decisions
Decision-Making

How to Approach Big Decisions

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 18, 2019

When most of us have a decision to make, there are three stages we move through . . . If we think it through and settle on an option, we’re ready to pull the trigger. So long as we’re reasonably sure. So long as we’re not sinning or violating God’s law. So long as we…

Dealing with your Doubt Dealing with your Doubt
Theology

Dealing with your Doubt

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 14, 2019

We all experience doubt about our faith. It will wax and wane, but it’s never going to be completely extinguished. So, what do we do in those moments of doubt? We have to choose to believe. Here are a few things I try to remember and choose to believe when I’m experiencing doubt . ….

Confession Confession
Community

Confession

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 11, 2019

Nowadays, we talk about transparency. But for centuries, it was called confession. It’s the idea of telling another Jesus-follower your failures and misdeeds. Confessing sin to one another was a huge part of the early church and perhaps a big part of its profound power and influence. Over the years, private confession to a priest replaced public…

Stuck in the Roundabout Stuck in the Roundabout
Marriage

Stuck in the Roundabout

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 7, 2019

My counselor friend Kathy is one of the smartest people I know. Not just book smart, she’s street smart too. I was telling her how every married couple I know struggles with sex, money, or extended family (parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, etc.) She said those were manifestations of a problem but not the real problem….