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My Least Favorite Word… “deserve” My Least Favorite Word… “deserve”
Grace

My Least Favorite Word… “deserve”

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 13, 2011

There are few words in the English language that stop me cold. Hearing the Lord’s name used in vain still does it. But about the only other word that has same effect is the word “deserve.”  Every time I hear it, whether on t.v. or from a close personal friend, it makes me want to…

What’s Down In The Well What’s Down In The Well
Marriage

What’s Down In The Well

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 10, 2011

What’s down in the well comes up in the bucket. One of my young executives taught me a principle years ago that I’ve never forgotten. It was cathartic for me as a leader….and as a husband. He said, “When something one of your employees does bothers you, confront them with it before that day ends….

Are You Arrogant? Are You Arrogant?
Prayer

Are You Arrogant?

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 6, 2011

Saturday night. Men’s retreat. Bonfire. “Write on this card the issue in your life you haven’t turned over to God.” The card gets nailed to a cross, the cross is raised for the visual, and one by one they are ripped from the cross and thrown in the fire. Moving. Convicting. Healing. I’ve done this…

Two-Way Relationships Two-Way Relationships
Community

Two-Way Relationships

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 3, 2011

Once you “get” the essence of Christianity….that it’s not about you, but about Him and others, you find yourself really busy. You’re immersed in church stuff; you get involved in ministries, Bible studies, small groups and the like. You step it up with your wife and your kids, working to become the leader of your…

Human Being or Human Doing Human Being or Human Doing
Walking the Talk

Human Being or Human Doing

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 30, 2011

I recently had ‘em handed to me by a good friend. He said, “When I see someone running as hard as you run, I wonder who he’s trying to please.”  He didn’t even think “Is he trying to please someone?” He knew that answer. The question was who? Most of us start out trying to…

Exclusive vs. Inclusive Exclusive vs. Inclusive
Walking the Talk

Exclusive vs. Inclusive

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 27, 2011

Carl Sandburg is a legendary American writer and poet. In an interview, he was once asked, “You are such a master of words…what is your least favorite word?” His answer… The word “Exclusive.” I get it. No one likes to be excluded; to be put on the outside; to be dissed. The odd thing about…

Facts Are Friendly Facts Are Friendly
Character

Facts Are Friendly

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 21, 2011

I’ve said this a thousand times and every time I say it, my wife disagrees. It’s become a point of debate, not just with us, but with our friends as well. Let me stake out the point/counterpoint. Point – I need to know the facts. Don’t spin it, don’t sugar coat it. Give me the…

Mentor Young People Mentor Young People
Mentoring

Mentor Young People

Posted by Chris Hornsby on September 19, 2011

(Today’s post is from Boyd Bailey, whose “Wisdom Hunters” daily devotional is read by over 100,000 people daily. To subscribe, click here.  You can also follow him @WisdomHunters on Twitter.) “At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.”…

Love Is Not A Hole You Fall Into… Love Is Not A Hole You Fall Into…
Marriage

Love Is Not A Hole You Fall Into…

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 15, 2011

It’s a choice you make. And it’s not always an easy choice. Often, I just don’t feel like loving my wife, especially when she disagrees with me. Or when she’s failed to do things I’ve asked her to do. Or when she’s got stuff for me to do that I’m not motivated toward. Or when…

Why Mentors Don’t Call Why Mentors Don’t Call
Mentoring

Why Mentors Don’t Call

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 13, 2011

A few of the guys I’ve mentored have gotten their feelings hurt because I don’t call them. I could hide behind “I’m really busy” or “I’ve got a lot of mentees and not enough time to go around” –  But I don’t. Truth is they have to call me. There’s a purpose here.  Actually, there…