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Silence the Dogs . . . Listen to Him Silence the Dogs . . . Listen to Him
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Silence the Dogs . . . Listen to Him

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 24, 2016

I just went on my first silent retreat. Two days without a word. I know, I know . . . unimaginable for ‘yours truly.’ As the retreat kicked off, we were asked to jot down our prayers for ourselves e.g. “What do we want from God this weekend?” We verbalized our prayers . . ….

7 Nuggets For First Job Seekers 7 Nuggets For First Job Seekers
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7 Nuggets For First Job Seekers

Posted by Regi Campbell on January 28, 2016

If you mentor younger men (or women for that matter), you’ll ultimately be in a conversation about career choices. It might be your son or son-in-law, the son of a friend or someone from your church. I’m sometimes asked to meet with young guys who are about to start their careers. In the last few…

Extra Time Extra Time
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Extra Time

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 3, 2015

When I grew up, we didn’t play soccer. I’m still not sure I understand penalty kicks, corner kicks or what ‘offside’ means. But most mystifying is how they keep time. With multimillion-dollar scoreboards and digital clocks, only one guy knows how much time is left in the game. And he ain’t tellin’ till he’s good…

More Time = Less Stress More Time = Less Stress
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More Time = Less Stress

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 27, 2015

Dictionary.com defines stress as “ mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension.” I get the “strain” and “tension” thing . . . the gap between what is and what could or should be. And no doubt, stress goes up when the stakes are high – when the outcome really matters. Unchecked stress can take a physical toll…

Half a Year – Gone! Half a Year – Gone!
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Half a Year – Gone!

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 3, 2014

Check your calendar. The 4th of July is tomorrow. That means June 30th has come and gone. Half of 2014 is over. Just like that. About this time last year, Belle Beth Cooper¹ wrote an interesting article on Buffer about time perception. I was fascinated because people my age constantly yak about how fast “life’s…

Getting Off Track Getting Off Track
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Getting Off Track

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 14, 2014

How does it work that someone so close to God . . .  so “filled with the Spirit” . . . so fired up and full of love . . . ends up distraught, angry and alone – all in a matter of days? Puzzling isn’t it? Sarah Young, from April 6th Jesus Calling “When you…

Let’s Have Some Fun Let’s Have Some Fun
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Let’s Have Some Fun

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 18, 2013

Men, it’s time. The people who have the most to be happy about (Christ-followers), are the biggest sour pusses. We take everything, especially ourselves, so seriously. We have every reason to be ‘loose as a goose’, yet we live tight as Nick Saban’s underwear. We didn’t start out this way. We used to play. A…

The Choice Not to Chase The Choice Not to Chase
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The Choice Not to Chase

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 14, 2013

A good friend is celebrating his 60th birthday this month. As his son raised a toast at his birthday party, he said something that peaked my interest. He said, “My dad is the most content person I know” I started processing those words and realized his dad is the most content person I know too!…

Is the task your boss… or is God? Is the task your boss… or is God?
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Is the task your boss… or is God?

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 8, 2012

I keep finding myself wrapped around the axle, bound up in the tension between getting stuff done and a peaceful life. In a way it doesn’t matter what I’m working on, the task becomes the boss and I’m consumed by it. It can be ‘Christian work’, business, serving my wife, family or friends. Result is…

Parkinson’s Law and our Available Time Parkinson’s Law and our Available Time
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Parkinson’s Law and our Available Time

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 23, 2012

Here’s the ‘law’ attributed to Northcote Parkinson way back in 1957: Work expands to fill the available time. Nobody wants to admit this and it’s not in the Bible. But I believe it’s mostly true. If I have a ‘thing’ that must be done within a certain timeframe, I usually find a way to get…