The Trouble with Recovery

Can I tell you what codependency recovery feels like for me? I feel like a recovering alcoholic working with people drinking wine all day. I ABSORB everyone’s codependency and feel like an absolute crazy person. I have been going to counseling for two years now. I have charted out all the abuse that I can…

Celebrating the Life of Nabeel Qureshi

Apologist, husband, and father, Nabeel Qureshi, passed away September 16, 2017. It may seem that I am a little late in writing this, but I’ve honestly been having a difficult time processing all the thoughts that came with his life this past year, death, and entrance into a new life. Nabeel was diagnosed with an…

What’s Your Interest?

Hello everyone! I wanted to thank those who have decided to follow my blog. It’s encouraging to see others interested in codependency and my take on it. We’ve got a small band of followers on here, which is great, because we can interact easily together. I’m curious to hear from y’all. Is there any part…

I Was Scathed By Harvey

Correction from my last post, I was indeed scathed by Harvey… but not in the way I was expecting. It goes like this: Bumper to bumper, compiled madness of every working man and woman in Houston trying to get to work and home on the same freeway and spare back roads. Lord, help us. If…

Equal in Value – Lessons from Harvey

During the worst of Harvey, I was safely stuck at home watching the storm pass by. For reasons unknown, I went completely unscathed by the storm. The water levels rose too close for comfort towards my house, but never made it in. When the storm passed, I was able to sit on my back patio…

Check In

As Rachel on the Bachelorette would say, I’m going to “keep it 100” with y’all and let you in on the struggle I’ve had the past couple of months. An ongoing weakness of mine that runs in my family is depression. I know depression sounds miserable (and it is), but it’s also oddly comforting. I…

A Mini Break

Hello, friends! I’ve been MIA for the past month, but it’s been for a good reason. God blessed me with a contract job to write a 5 week devotional for families traveling together. That, along with work, my book proposal, and another side job have kept me pretty busy. But! I have finished the devotionals…

Working in Reality

My pastor taught a sermon on work ethic yesterday. While God has transformed my work habits for the better over the past couple of years, there are definitely areas of improvement for me. Lately, I’ve been struggling with discontent in the workplace. I fantasize about how much happier, creative, and comfortable I’d be if I…

By the Root

I’m not much of a gardener, but I try to keep things looking nice. I also live in a rent house and try to be careful with how much money I invest into a property that isn’t mine (I┬átry…). With funding and time, the back yard of our house looks about halfway disastrous and halfway…

Did Somebody Paint That?

I was walking into church yesterday, and as I was walking through the children’s ministry section of church, a girl looked at a mural painted on the wall, pointed, and asked her mom, “Did somebody paint that?” I looked at the mural and was like, wow, what a stupid question. It’s obvious someone did that….

Reality – Don’t Be Afraid

I find that when I wake up in the morning, it’s a lot easier to get up when I feel good about the potential of the day. If there is something I’m dreading or unsure about, I am compelled to not get up. What this does is set me back in the morning to make…

God’s Kind of Justice

Evening! I wasn’t able to post this week due to my computer crashing. However, since I wasn’t able to post, I get to share a blog my roommate wrote. My roommate wrote a beautiful blog about her struggles with desiring justice as a child and seeing God change her definition of justice as she got…