How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality

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Does everyone have a God-given dream? Or are only “special” people given the task to steward one? I have a growing sense that many people live with creative, Spirit-inspired ideas stirring inside their hearts but have little clue what to make of them or how to develop them. These aren’t only gifted entrepreneurs or Type-A […]

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Beth Booram is a spiritual director and author of Start Something New, which can be ordered in resources.

How to Let Go of Regrets


Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, once noted that regret “causes us to become cannibals of our own hearts.” Unresolved regret is a leech that steals from our present in order to feed the pain of our past. Some regrets stem from the things we’ve done, like ending a relationship, quitting a job, dropping out […]

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Michelle Van Loon is the author of If Only–Letting Go of Regret. Click here to order your copy today. Please visit the Resources section for further reading.

Four Steps to Simplify Your Schedule


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.)