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Week 15: Tap dancing and conference prep

Last Tuesday I had my first tap dancing class… And I loved it! It’s not overly intense, but still gives you a nice work-out. The class I am attending is a combination of beginners (there are three in total) and more advanced tappers who took the class last year. 659 more words


We Are the Hunger

A version of this post originally ran in August 2012.  I got a nudge on Saturday from God to rerun it. You’re welcome.

… and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.   741 more words

Christian Walk

Dear August,

Here it is: the final stretch before my third year of college. I’m sitting on my bedroom floor, surrounded by all the stuff I’m bringing to school; I’m taking a break from my furious packing to reflect on the sheer number of clothes I own, yet never seem to wear. 514 more words

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appreciation and faith

I’m not one to often open up with others about the “downsides” of life. Instead, I unintentionally refrain from revealing any negative information in an effort to keep everyone else afloat. 859 more words

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Local Preschool: Initial Freakout

Jubilee had her first day of local preschool today. I will write a little more about how it went in another post, but this one is dedicated to the panic I first felt a couple weeks ago when the imminence of this day hit me like a swift punch to the gut (or heart, more like). 887 more words

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More Bay Area Photos

What stories can you see in these?

This fire alarm was actually this saturated red in real life, too

Dream home spotted in San Juan Bautista… 57 more words


Moody Monday.....

Sundown…after the Harvest

Old and gnarled  the lone Hawthorn Tree. Yet all around new growth has been harvested for yet another season..autumn is on the way

29th August

(C) David Oakes 2016

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