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Posted by Regi Campbell on March 20, 2014

We hear voices in our heads all the time. We’re not crazy because we hear voices (at least not all of us). Most of the time we’re hearing ourselves; we’re giving ourselves instructions, thinking about what we have to do next, thinking about people we care about or mulling things over. But there are other…

Walking and Talking with God (Part II) Walking and Talking with God (Part II)
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Walking and Talking with God (Part II)

Posted by Regi Campbell on January 9, 2014

If you missed Part 1 you can read it here. Listening to God and obeying His voice may be new to most American Christians. We’ve been taught to go to church, sing songs, give money, and ask God to bless us. Our prayers are a lot more talking than listening. Inviting God into our decisions…

Walking and Talking With God (Part I) Walking and Talking With God (Part I)
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Walking and Talking With God (Part I)

Posted by Regi Campbell on January 6, 2014

I’ve always been freaked out to hear someone say “God told me to ___________”. In my upbringing, God spoke to people like Abraham, Moses, Noah and Jesus, not people like me. It gets more weird when someone says “God told me to tell you ___________.” Does God not know how to reach me directly? But…

Worship is the Way Back Worship is the Way Back
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Worship is the Way Back

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 26, 2013

So what do I do now that Christmas is over? How do I get back from the orgy of food, wrapping paper and turkey? Short days of early winter. Slow work schedules and hours of the NFL & bowl games. What do I do next? In a word…worship. Matthew 2:1 says “AFTER Jesus was born in Bethlehem”…

God Speaks…Now What? (Prayer Part III) God Speaks…Now What? (Prayer Part III)
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God Speaks…Now What? (Prayer Part III)

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 29, 2013

There’s a moment… a split-second when you ‘hear’ His still small voice. When that thought comes to you. When you feel that unction. When words form in your mind that you didn’t ‘think’. Words from outside of you. It’s God. Speaking to you. Plain and simple: God’s voice must be responded to! “Behold, I stand…

Does Prayer “Work”? (Prayer Part II) Does Prayer “Work”? (Prayer Part II)
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Does Prayer “Work”? (Prayer Part II)

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 25, 2013

Unsettling question isn’t it? Heretical to think ‘no.’ That would be sacrilegious and disappoint your mama if she ever heard you say it. But dishonest to say ‘yes’; too many examples of good prayers coming back with bad answers. Even the question seems to sully something holy. When we think about something that ‘works’, we…

A Breath of Fresh (Pr)-ayer! (Part 1) A Breath of Fresh (Pr)-ayer! (Part 1)
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A Breath of Fresh (Pr)-ayer! (Part 1)

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 22, 2013

I’ve been frustrated and confused about prayer for a while. A few questions rattling around in my head…. -If God already knows what I want and need…and if I trust Him totally with outcomes, why would He want me to go over, and over, and over what’s on my mind? That seems inconsistent with what…

Rest for Your Souls Rest for Your Souls
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Rest for Your Souls

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 15, 2013

Been bounced around like a bb in a boxcar? A surprise tax bill. A friend says you make him feel like an “object.” A neighbor announces a surprise decision that affects your property without so much as a ‘heads up.’ A leader you’ve trusted says some things you’d have thought were out of character…but they…

Andy’s Daily Prayer Andy’s Daily Prayer
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Andy’s Daily Prayer

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 1, 2012

I don’t remember exactly how this came my way. It might have been handed out after a worship service… my church often gives out ‘homework assignments’. But this one stuck and it’s been on my prayer table ever since. I’m not a big fan of scripted prayers. I don’t read what I want to say…

Why is listening to God so hard? Why is listening to God so hard?
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Why is listening to God so hard?

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 11, 2012

Time and again, when I make myself stop, get down on my knees and pray, really talk to God and listen for His voice, I get direction. I get words of affirmation (which are ‘money’ for a words of affirmation guy like me). And I get correction. The other morning, I rushed into my time…