All posts by John H. Campbell

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The Best Things in Life

How long, O God? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? – Psalm 13 Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of God,

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Teamwork

Anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact-and I have absolutely not an iota of shame in admitting it – that team sports, be they baseball, basketball, hockey, or football which is presently in season – do absolutely nothing to interest me at

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My Neighbor

Fundamentalism: 1 a: a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teaching, b: the beliefs of this movement, c: adherence to such beliefs 2: a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set

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A Place For Us

A world where you and I belong Where faith and love will keep us strong Exactly who we are is just enough There’s a place for us — Carrie Underwood, “There’s A Place For Us” I have to admit, my personal taste in music is

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Once Irreconcilable, Now Indivisible

I have at times, as I am certain a great many others have, speculated on what it would be like to be able to travel back in time and confront myself when I was younger, and speak to the person who I was at that

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Rays of Hope

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” -Genesis 1:3 “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in the night but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12 “Those who do what is true come

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Amazed by Grace

mir•a•cle: 1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine. 2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment. miracle – From Latin miraculum, “object of wonder”; its ultimate root meant “to

Silence

Sticks and Stones

“Then Jesus called the crowd again and said to them, ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile’.” – Mark 7:13 Although I constantly

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One In The Spirit

“We are One in The Spirit, We are One in The Lord. We are One in The Spirit, We are One in The Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, By

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Making All Things New

“I can never forgive myself for that.” How many times have we heard someone utter those words with a genuine sense of sincerity, spoken them ourselves, or experienced that thought as a feeling? It’s a phrase that a great many of us are likely to