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…

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….

Fool Proof Marriage

Writing this post could potentially seem odd because I am not married, so some may think it obvious that an ignorant single in her twenties could write something titled, “Fool Proof Marriage”. Stay with me though. This is coming from Ephesians, and, well, Paul wasn’t married either. Ephesians 5 and 6 have traditionally been loved…

Desire without Knowledge

“Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.” -Proverbs 19:2 Have you ever made an impulsive relationship decision? I have. Many, many times and over again. Usually it is in response to my obsessive thinking. Obsessive thinking begins with a desire. The desire could be seeking a…

Obsessive Thinking… And How to Turn It Off

As a codependent love addict in recovery, my two biggest challenges are obsessive thinking and anxiety. Those two usually come strolling into the forefront, middle, and back of my brain and increasingly remain there until I feel insane. Here’s today’s insanity: A former boyfriend of mine was mentioned in conversation which led to me thinking…

Day “Four”: Helplessness

As my “ten day” challenge to myself progresses, it’s apparent that my definition of a day is not the 24-hour term, but more like a day in regards to a long period of time… which is great. So, here we go: Helplessness! Here’s a great one: “Overwhelming others with your needs and wants.” This one…

A Plant, A Dog, A Husband Pt. 2

So, I’ve got the plant, got the dog – all thriving, do I get the husband? Short answer: I don’t care. Not to say I don’t want a husband, but the point is that I don’t need one. I believe one of the most important parts of being a recovering codependent/love addict is looking to…

A Plant, A Dog, A Husband Pt. 1

I’ve heard that if you can take care of a plant, then you can have a pet. If your pet turns out healthy, vibrant, and wonderful… then you’re ready for a husband. Well, I’ve kept some plants alive. Not just alive either. I planted some flowers in a pot that are still flowering. There were…