How to Choose Your Life Verse

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When circumstances batter us about and we are most prone to go off-course, a single, well-chosen Bible verse can guide us back toward the things that matter most. A “life verse” is a powerful, clarifying tool. A life verse is a short passage of Scripture that serves as a rallying cry to guide and focus […]

Taken from Simplify by Bill Hybels. Copyright 2014. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc. All rights reserved. To order a copy of this book, go to Resources.

How to Love Your Job (or Leave It)

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One of the greatest blessings in life is to love your work, to be satisfied in your labor. When you invest the best hours of your day in a rewarding job, your energy level not only stays high throughout the day; it gets refilled by being at work. A miserable job, on the other hand, […]

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Taken from Simplify by Bill Hybels. Copyright 2014. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc. All rights reserved. To order a copy of this book, go to Resources. To be eligible to win a free copy, please subscribe.

Four Steps to Simplify Your Schedule

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Are you exhausted, overwhelmed and overscheduled? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like everyone I talk to lately is on the verge of burnout. And when we’re depleted, we tend to get irritable. Resentment builds up. We lose focus and mistake motion for progress.

I’m convinced that God is calling most of us to simplify our lives. We need to take steps that will bring us back from our unhealthy, overscheduled lives and bring us into a place that allows us to focus on what’s really important.

So how do we change the pattern? Here are some steps. They’re not easy, but they are worth it.

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Taken from Simplify by Bill Hybels. Copyright 2014. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc. All rights reserved. To order a copy of this book, go to Resources.

(Previously published in March 2015.)