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Oozing Everyday · 4d ago

The Campos Boys

San Diego, Texas.  You’ve probably never heard of it.  It’s a town in South Texas outside of Alice, Robstown and Corpus Christi.  It’s where my dad was born.  A small town where Spanish was ...
Oozing Everyday · 1W ago

Coming up for air

I’ve been underwater for too long. The chains around my ankles have kept me tied to the bottom of the ocean where it is cold and dark. No matter how hard I try, my limbs just can’t move and ...
Oozing Everyday · 2W ago

Spontaneous?

One word that definitely does not describe me is “spontaneous.”  I like to have a plan.  Even on vacations I like to have a plan.  But sometimes being spontaneous is exactly what needs to ha...
Oozing Everyday · 1M ago

He is always with me

Doing the next right thing is hard.  Alcoholics use the mantra when they want nothing more than to take a drink that leads to another and another.  An overeater will use it when they want th...
Oozing Everyday · 1M ago

I Wish…

    When you are an adult there are moments that come back to you.  Moments that all of a sudden make sense from something in your past.  I have been living with depression and anxiety for over 20 years and I have seen my mother in my life in more wa...
Oozing Everyday · 1M ago

Crawling into a hole

Sometimes I want to crawl into a hole and hibernate.  Not necessarily because of depression or sadness, but because there are times that I do not feel connected with the world.  I don’t find...
Oozing Everyday · 2M ago

Not the change I expected

When I started my One Word journey this year with the word “change,” I was anticipating something much different than what I am currently experiencing.  I thought the change would be more of...
Oozing Everyday · 2M ago

I missed it

I have always said that the Lenten season is my favorite season of the church year.  It is a time when I am more intentional in my prayer life, and is a time when I give up or add something to my life to enrich my understanding of my spiritual life. ...
Oozing Everyday · 2M ago

He is all we need

When I am in the middle of something awful, something like my Caeleb’s pain, a lengthy hospitalization, the loss of my job, or even being verbally attacked, I feel like the world is coming down all around me.  “Surely I won’t make it through this!  T...
Oozing Everyday · 2M ago

Anxiety

I have anxiety.  Okay, I know, some of you are thinking, “Anxiety is not a real thing!  Ju...