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Empathy for Jesus

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 17, 2014

Day in and day out, Christ-followers ask Jesus to have empathy for them. To ‘be with them’. We thank Jesus for His love and forgiveness. We rest knowing He “feels us”. . . that He understands . . . that He felt what we feel when He walked the earth as a human being. But…

Is Jesus Satisfied With Me? Is Jesus Satisfied With Me?
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Is Jesus Satisfied With Me?

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 19, 2013

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…

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The Laws of Applause

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 2, 2013

Years ago, somebody taught me “You won’t have peace until you figure out who your audience is, and God is the only audience that matters.” While this is true, living it out risks two misunderstandings: God is an ‘audience’ we perform for, which ignores grace What people think doesn’t matter, which ignores reality Everyone likes…

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Lucky or Blessed

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 7, 2013

The mechanic kept saying ‘blessed’. “I’ve been blessed.” “You were sure blessed with that one.” On and on. Thinking I’ll throw out a ‘faith flag’ and find a new ‘brother’,  I said “You keep talking about being ‘blessed’. What do you mean by that? I assume if you’re blessed, there’s a ‘Bless-er’, right?” He looked…

37 Vials 37 Vials
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37 Vials

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 3, 2013

Last week, I had an initial consultation with the Emory Lung Transplantation Center. They told me I needed to be sicker to get a lung transplant. Go figure. But to access my overall health and to identify donor organs that might be a match for me, they needed a little blood work. When the phlebotomist…

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He’s Here

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 26, 2013

I just lost a good friend. As they say, “He went on to be with the Lord.” Or did he? Ken had been around church forever. When I got to know him, he and his family were kinda’ sorta’… mostly not. A preacher blow-up had killed his energy for church. Miriam and I were engaged…

Here’s My Heart Here’s My Heart
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Here’s My Heart

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 9, 2013

On Friday morning, I did what I love to do. I got up before sunrise, went down to the beach, plugged in my headphones and watched the sky get continually lighter as I started singing my favorite David Crowder song. I love this song because it challenges me to trust God. Really trust Him. It starts with a…

Why We Need Grace Why We Need Grace
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Why We Need Grace

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 12, 2012

I royally screwed up. I completely forgot a commitment I made and “no showed” something important. What’s worse, the guy I let down is one of our most fired-up champions for Radical Mentoring, sprinkling words of affirmation all over Twitterworld and the blogosphere. Another young friend of mine made a major screw-up and now his…

Don’t Fix Me, Feel Me Don’t Fix Me, Feel Me
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Don’t Fix Me, Feel Me

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 28, 2012

There’s a lot of talk about love right now. Joel Manby has a great book called Love Works. Bob Goff’s book, Love Does inspires me like few books have. Both these books drive home a principle I’ve bantered around for years: the only love that’s real is love that’s demonstrated. You gotta’ do something or…

When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees… When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees…
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When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees…

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 14, 2012

It was early in my business career. Our start up venture was a little over two years old. We had opened our first expansion city office, and it was awful. Wrong market, wrong people, wrong location, wrong tactics, wrong everything! On a flight with our chairman and our attorney, it became immanently clear that we…