You only get one chance to start

We've heard of 'paralysis by analysis.' In some matters, you only get one chance to start. It should be measured and approached intentionally. Starting deserves our best efforts and our focused attention. At the same time, things don’t happen until we start. You can’t steer a parked car … there has to be movement. Tags:  Initiative, Starting, Campbell

Thick faith

Dependability is not based on customer reviews or marketing promises, it's built on personal experience. And that's how we come to know God as faithful and dependable - through experience. It's the key to growing thick faith. Tags:  Dependability, Faith, Trust, Campbell

Take ... courage

Sometimes courage means saying or doing something when others don't. Sometimes it's NOT acting when others are. But where does courage come from, and why does it matter? Tags:  Courage, Campbell

Hope is not a strategy

Strategy puts ‘legs’ on hope. You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved your way into. If you hope for something to change, come up with a series of steps that’ll move you toward what you hope for. Tags:  Hope, Strategy, Action, Accountability, Campbell

A call to humility

The word ‘humility’ comes from the same root word as ‘humus’ which means ‘fertile ground.’ When a man is humble, he becomes fertile ground for God to grow stuff in … stuff like love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness and self-control. Tags:  Humility, Pride, Arrogance, Campbell

Before honor is humility

"You can humble yourself, or I will do it for you." Sounds like something a bully might say, right? Actually, it's probably the experience we've all had at one point or another in life. What if it was an intentional choice on our part, though? Instead of letting our mistakes embarrass us, here are two ingredient for turning humility into honor. Tags:  Humility, Gratitude, Campbell

You're testing me

When things seem to be going all wrong, where's God? Is He testing you, giving you what you deserve, making an example out of you ... or what? Tags:  Trial, Perseverance, Faith, Campbell

How to receive a compliment

Why is it so hard for us to take a compliment? And should we? Aren’t we ‘humble sinners, saved by grace and through no works of our own’? Isn’t it prideful to revel in the praise of men? Here’s what I’ve learned about receiving compliments; 4 simple tips: Tags:  Compliment, Gratitude, Campbell

10 Takeaways on honesty

A group of young men recently asked me about integrity and honesty in the workplace, where there's pressure to take shortcuts or fudge certain details when the reward seems to outweigh the risks. So here is my ‘Top 10” on the topic of honesty. Tags:  Honesty, Integrity, Truth, Trust, Campbell