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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…

Truth Telling Truth Telling
Character

Truth Telling

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 7, 2011

Isn’t it weird how we lie? How we spin stories to make them represent the people we wish we were instead of who we are?  Or sit quietly and let an untruth be perpetuated when we know it’s a lie? And we’ll do it with people we’ve known for years as quick as with total…

The Poor Will Always Be With You The Poor Will Always Be With You
Stewardship

The Poor Will Always Be With You

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 1, 2011

The words of Jesus almost take away the urgency to help, don’t they? In the moment, Jesus was teaching his disciples the difference between the temporal and the eternal, between the practical and the divine. We’ve taken his words out of context and used them to set ourselves free from taking the needs of the…

Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move! Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move!
Marriage

Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move!

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 30, 2011

(This 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.) “So Ahab went home, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had said, ‘I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.’ He lay…

Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome
Priorities

Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 26, 2011

Our son had the best dog that ever lapped water from the face of the earth. His name was Lyle, a black lab with more sense and sensitivity than you can imagine. You’re having a conversation about food, come back later and he’s retrieved a bag of Ramen noodles from the shelf. Unopened…he wouldn’t want…