Author: Kristen Ekiss

3 Steps To Navigating A Difficult Relationship

A healthy relationship with another person is one of the most amazing ways that we get to show a broken world what the love of Christ looks like. God desires for us to be in community with each other, loving one another as He loved us first. But, what if your relationship with the other person is difficult? Do you have a relationship in your life that’s difficult? A relationship where you feel like you’re just beating your head against the wall and not getting anywhere? Maybe you argue a lot, or avoid confrontation. Maybe there’s unforgiveness lingering around...

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Four Rules For Healthy Conflict

I’ve done some bold and amazing things in my life. I’ve traveled the world, fought for my country and adopted several children. I know that the Lord has more amazing things in store for me. As much as I love an adventure and a good challenge, there is one thing that I ashamedly have gone to great lengths to avoid; conflict. Conflict in life is inevitable. But, I struggle with the risk of hurting someone else’s feelings. I struggle with the risk of being wrong and I struggle with staying calm when I’m so passionate about a specific topic....

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Overwhelmed With The Mess

I don’t remember the exact day it happened. It was probably sometime between our 2nd and 4th adoption. I just couldn’t take it anymore. The mess was consuming my thoughts and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t work hard enough to keep my home clean. I was fed up and I just stopped cleaning. I quit.   You see, I used to be a self-professed neat-freak. Any of my old roommates could tell when I wasn’t pleased with the cleanliness of our apartment by the look on my face. I’m sure I wasn’t the easiest to live...

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Roadblocks

From the time I was a young adult, I knew that my passion and calling was to serve others. I’ve had the opportunity to serve in the military, as a law enforcement officer, as a Biblical Counselor, as a teacher, and as a health and fitness coach. I love serving people. If I were to choose which one of those areas was the calling that God placed on my life, I would tell you that I have been called to minister to women in the areas of health, fitness and wellness. I find nothing but pure joy when I...

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‘Tis The Season For Receiving

What is the best gift you ever received? Christmas of course is all about receiving. Yes, you heard me correctly……receiving. Bah humbug with this giving stuff! I can vividly remember the best gift I ever received. I was a little girl, probably about 7 or 8 years old. We were celebrating Christmas at my home and my aunt brought over this large wrapped package for me. (I’m not ashamed to proclaim that I was her favorite.) I was so excited to unwrap this gift. My aunt Barb always gave the best gifts. I unwrapped the large box and saw...

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