All posts by John H. Campbell

Man worrying with furrowed brow

There’s No Time Like the Present

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.” -Joan Rivers I’ve often began some of the writings I have contributed with some odd quotations from unexpected sources that may not immediately come to mind or

Hand reaching toward sunlight

Consider the Source

Not too long ago, I found myself in the midst of having one of those “difficult conversations.” Not that I was uncomfortable with the topic being discussed – quite the contrary. It was one of those talks with a friend enduring some difficult circumstances where

Sunlight shining through leaf

The Opportunity To Shine

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and

Silence

Speak Your Peace

From a very young age, my Mother had a saying she would frequently employ as an admonishment whenever I would become angry, frustrated, or upset with someone else. As with most of the advice she instilled in me, it came in very useful throughout the

Black male hands resting on an open Bible

Momentary Lapses of Reason

Even for those of us who consider ourselves to be of strong faith and committed to maintaining a secure sense of spiritual fortitude, it can still happen, at least occasionally. Even for those of us who have encountered our own individual miracles firsthand in our

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Breaking the Chains

Every day during one of my less favorite times of the day-my commute to the office-it is a fairly regular occurrence. I don’t have a multitude of pet peeves, or factors which cause me to become easily frustrated and anxious, but at the pinnacle of

Light emanating into a cave opening

Rock Solid

I count myself and many of my friends among those who were joyful and grateful at the historic outcome of the recent presidential elections. All of us (some LGBT and some heterosexual) had been a shade discouraged and felt somewhat depressed over the events of

Rainbow over walkway

The Road Less Taken

“Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who

Hands making heart shape

Cleaning House

I have said it many times, but I feel it always bears repeating, and at this time it seems particularly appropriate: there is never a need to wonder where God is, or to engage in a desperate search for God. God has this uncanny ability