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You Can’t Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube You Can’t Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube
Identity

You Can’t Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube

Posted by Regi Campbell on January 18, 2019

What’s done is done . . . you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube . . . it’s no use crying over spilled milk. I believe it’s a gift from God . . . this dark black line between the past and now. It’s why He gave us His grace the way He…

The Power of a Name The Power of a Name
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The Power of a Name

Posted by Kevin Harris on December 24, 2018

A few months ago, this quote from Lebron James showed up on SportsCenter . . . “I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name. When I was younger, obviously, I didn’t have a dad. My whole thing was, whenever I have a kid, not only is he gonna be a Junior, but I’m gonna do…

And When He Came to Himself . . . And When He Came to Himself . . .
Identity

And When He Came to Himself . . .

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 17, 2018

“And when he came to himself . . .” These six words might be the most important words in the world. They come from Jesus’ story of the prodigal son, recounted in Luke 15 (King James Version). The young man decides he doesn’t want to be who he’d started out to be . . ….

Which Version Do You Believe? Which Version Do You Believe?
Identity

Which Version Do You Believe?

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 14, 2018

Your coherent narrative is the story of your life. It’s usually chronological . . . starting with where and how you grew up and the big things that happened to you leading to big changes in you. Then, where you are now, and where you see yourself going from here. It starts with remembering. In his book The Rest…

Are You a Human Being or a Human Doing? Are You a Human Being or a Human Doing?
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Are You a Human Being or a Human Doing?

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 26, 2018

Years ago, a good friend really handed it to me. He said, “When I see someone running as hard as you run, I wonder who he’s trying to please.” My friend didn’t wonder, “Is he trying to please someone?” He knew that answer. The question was who? Most of us start out trying to please…

We are Complete We are Complete
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We are Complete

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 9, 2017

My church just had its annual Man Night. Quite a production with campfires, bacon snacks, brownies and milk, film clips . . . you know, real guy stuff. At the end of the main talk, 6 truths about identity were put up on the screen along with this question, “Which of these do you struggle…

Identity is Ascribed Identity is Ascribed
Identity

Identity is Ascribed

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 2, 2017

Who am I? Identity was Dictionary.com’s 2015 Word of the Year. Millions are ordering DNA profiles on themselves. What’s my race? My nationality of origin? Why do we care so much about identity? Because we don’t know who we are and we want someone with credibility to tell us. Beginning in early, early childhood, our…

My 34th (Spiritual) Birthday My 34th (Spiritual) Birthday
Identity

My 34th (Spiritual) Birthday

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 21, 2017

Earlier this week . . . September 19th . . . was the anniversary of the night I walked out in the backyard of my house and cried out to God for the first time in my life. Oh, I’d been a “Christian” since 5th grade. I’d been to church at least a thousand times. Baptized. Taught…

Sunballousa Sunballousa
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Sunballousa

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 29, 2016

I think about Mary (Jesus’ mother) all the time. I picture her standing there, watching people bowing down and worshipping her baby. From kings to shepherds, they brought gifts and stared at her newborn. Scripture says she, “treasured these things in her heart.” Instead of “treasured,” other versions use the word “held” or “pondered.” The…

Getting Out of the Boat Getting Out of the Boat
Identity

Getting Out of the Boat

Posted by Chris Arias on September 22, 2016

Today’s post is from Chris Arias, a former mentee who heads up The Renegade Room here in Atlanta. Chris is a serious Jesus-follower, husband and father of three. The experience he describes below led him to create the ministry Expedition at Sea. Twice a year, he takes small groups of men sailing for five days…

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