desires of your heart

3 Mindsets That Are Killing Your Dreams

What are the desires of your heart? Do you have a dream? A desire burning deep within for something better or something more in your life, whether it’s money, love, peace, or something else equally important?

 

Maybe you had a dream at some point, but by now, you’ve given up on attaining it. Maybe you, as I once did, look at your life and see a muddled mess instead of a dream come true. You pray and you wish, but you only seem to encounter more troubles.  

toxic thoughts

Is it OK to Be a Control Freak?

Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I’m a recovering control freak.

I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions by saying things like, “I’m just trying to protect you,” and “I’m not angry, I’m passionate.” I was the type who couldn’t take criticism and blamed others for my misfortune.

And I’ll admit that while I am very happy I am no longer that person, I still get tempted to control sometimes. So I was relieved to discover that there is one area where I was still allowed let my control freak flag fly.

selfish about self care

How to Stop Feeling Selfish about Your Self-Care

The Bible says we are to deny ourselves and take up our cross (Matt 16:24). I’ve met many women who take this to mean that you need to be there for everyone every time they need you for something.

If you’re like these women, here’s are two contradictory truths you may not have considered:

  1. If you’re the type who is always there to help, there will always be a waiting list for those wanting your help.
  2. You are limited in our time and energy. So if you are always helping others, you won’t have time to help yourself.

I know what you’re probably thinking: But isn’t it selfish to take time for myself?

never fit in

You Were Never Meant to Fit In

Growing up, I desperately wanted to be accepted, so I would become whatever anyone needed me to be. All I ever wanted in life was to fit in and I thought that if I looked better, acted a certain way, or gave in to things I didn’t believe in, I would finally be included.

But I always struggled with a nagging sense that I had greater purpose in life. I knew there was something in me; the problem was I relied on others to discover it.

Are the Risks You’re Taking TOO Risky?

It was a hot August day. The sun was shining bright. I made my way across the busy parking lot to my car in a daze.

As I sat in the sweltering heat, I couldn’t focus on anything else but the medical report in my hands. The doctor had taken over an hour to explain in detail what was happening in my body but all I truly remembered hearing was, “stage 4 adrenal failure.” I thought, What does that even mean?

I took the news with a grain of salt and asked how I could manage my workouts and my current work schedule. The doctor looked sternly at me and said, “Kris, I don’t think you understand.