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Tension and Trust in Prayer Tension and Trust in Prayer
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Tension and Trust in Prayer

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 30, 2015

C.S. Lewis, in his Letters to Malcolm . . . “Well, let’s now at any rate come clean. Prayer is irksome. An excuse to omit it is never unwelcome. When it is over, this casts a feeling of relief and holiday over the rest of the day. We are reluctant to begin. We are delighted to…

The Scriptwriter and the Timelessness of Prayer The Scriptwriter and the Timelessness of Prayer
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The Scriptwriter and the Timelessness of Prayer

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 4, 2014

Okay, I’m going to be really, really honest with you. What I’m going to say, I’d like to keep this between us, okay? I’m trusting you here . . . I’ve had my doubts about prayer. When I first hit my health issues, I thought, “I don’t know whether to ask people to pray for…

5 (More) Thoughts on Prayer 5 (More) Thoughts on Prayer
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5 (More) Thoughts on Prayer

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 23, 2014

With the goal of ‘emptying my bucket’ on the subject, here goes . . . 1. Some of my prayers, if answered, might not be in my best interest or in the best interest of others. Sometimes, suffering is both necessary and productive, although it’s hard to see it from our limited human perspective. I…

Unanswered Prayer Unanswered Prayer
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Unanswered Prayer

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 19, 2014

Jesus says (in Mark 11:24) “I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” We pray (granted with varying amounts of faith) and nothing happens . . . or it goes the other way. But what if some of those unanswered prayers were actually…

No Regrets No Regrets
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No Regrets

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 10, 2014

Sixteen years ago today, this car (with my son inside) flipped multiple times through the median of Interstate 20 near Madison, Georgia. It came to rest ‘wheels down’ in the opposing lane. Hundreds of fans headed to the Georgia vs. Tennessee game waited and watched as the helicopter landed, loaded and then headed off to…

5 Reasons We Don’t Pray on the Spot 5 Reasons We Don’t Pray on the Spot
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5 Reasons We Don’t Pray on the Spot

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 25, 2014

As I said last time, God has challenged me to be more immediate and bold in response to His unction to pray. Talking with my family, the consensus was “It’s hard . . . it’s really hard.” For once, I didn’t disagree. I started thinking about what makes it hard and (maybe) what we can…

5 Reasons to Pray on the Spot 5 Reasons to Pray on the Spot
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5 Reasons to Pray on the Spot

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 21, 2014

A few months ago, I ran into an old friend as he was leaving a restaurant. This guy is older . . . a mentor to many . . . a giant of a Jesus-follower. Instead of just shaking my hand, he pulled me in so my ear could hear his voice. He wrapped one…

Self-Forgetting Adoration Self-Forgetting Adoration
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Self-Forgetting Adoration

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 20, 2014

I was bragging to my wife about how my ‘default setting’ is gratitude. When I pray during the day, I’m usually saying “Thank you God” for something. “Thank you for forgiving me . . . for adopting me into your family. Thank you for saving my marriage. For turning my business around. For helping the…

Plan or Perspective Plan or Perspective
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Plan or Perspective

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 22, 2014

They say they’re no ‘foxhole atheists’. When the chips are down-I mean really down, most people will cry out to God. Prayer in those situations is pretty straight-up. “Get me out of here” or “Please send help before it’s too late” or “I’ve GOT to make this huge decision. . . please God, if you’re…

Why Would God Want to Talk to Me? Why Would God Want to Talk to Me?
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Why Would God Want to Talk to Me?

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 3, 2014

Imagine having a child, fathered by you or adopted . . . doesn’t matter. Now imagine raising that child without ever speaking to him. He comes to you all the time, asking for stuff, pouring out his needs. He worships the ground you walk on. He adores you. But you never speak back to him….