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Prayer and Fast Week 🙏

Praying and fasting is a necessity for all Christians.

The combination of prayer and fasting can help transform your life through the Holy Spirit. Some people might see fasting as burdensome, but I assure you that it is not. The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to our Father. It also cleanses our souls and keep us away from distractions. 

This week, I want to focus on prayer and fasting, as I prepare to fast for this upcoming weekend. 

Here’s what to hopefully expect this week concerning the topics:

^ Prayer and Fasting, an introduction

^ Why must we pray? (and verses relating to fasting)

^ How to fast and what to fast for?

^ A Reblog from The Way Online

^ The benefits of fasting

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Another Tattoo

Short Story #20

Whoa! I haven’t updated Short Story Sunday in a long time because I did not have the inspiration to do so. I still don’t have the inspiration to, but today’s short is an addition to the last short story I wrote call Tattoos and I’ll be free writing so forgive my grammatical errors and my French as well. 

Antonio Caster was wiping down the counter and humming along to an old Spanish song when the doorbell chimes signaling that he had a new customer. With a smile, he straightens his frame, ready to greet his fifth and probably final customer of the day. However, when the tall, bald-headed man with the piercing silver gray eyes confidently walk into his tattoo parlor, Antonio lost his smile. This man was a regular client of his and a good tipper, but one night when he tattooed the name of a fallen hitman on the Frenchman’s back, he realized that Jean-Pierre Papin was more than just a regular client.

Jean-Pierre was tattooing the names of his fallen enemies on his lower back and this made Antonio wondered if the bad man had a mild case of amnesia.

He forces his best smile when the man approached the counter. “Bonjour. How can I help you today?”

“Another name,” Jean-Pierre impatiently flings a piece of paper on the counter.

Antonio picks it up and gasp. “Isn’t this the name of your girlfriend?”

Jean-Pierre darkly looks at him.

“Right on it,” Antonio said with less enthusiasm as he led the Frenchman to the back room. “Where would you like it?”

“Same place,”

He killed her! I can’t believe he actually killed her! Antonio panic inside. And now he wants to tattoo her name alongside his enemies. Oh, Marilyn! What have you done to deserve this!

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Jean-Pierre walked out of Antonio’s Ink an hour and a half later with a puzzled look on his face, his skin still stinging from the fresh ink. He did not understand why the man hesitated to ink Marilyn’s name on his skin. Was it because he was putting her name next to his enemies? He had no other choice in the matter, though.

When he returned to his Montmartre flat, freshly brewed coffee assaulted his senses causing him to gag. He hated coffee. “Do you mind?”

“Oh, you’re back!” a surprised feminine voice answered. “Désolé pour le café!

“I put up a lot for you because you’re lucky I like you a lot, Marilyn.”

WORDS: 354

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Sizzling September!

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August was a beautiful month and I can’t believe that I am already saying good bye. Oh, how the time is flying by so fast before our very eyes!

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow). JOB 8:9

The days are really numbered, yet, some of us are still looking for signs to proclaim the end of time. 

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Fave August Posts!

I enjoy writing all of my posts, but these few were my utmost favorite to write last month!

Nourishing my spiritual life

Wattpad Covers

Positive Monday: Let’s just have a laugh

The Barcelona Job

Twinning is winning

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September Plans!

Going with the flow is what I do now. 🙂

I’ve been giving my blog a makeover little by little because I can’t afford to spend an entire day on my blog anymore. Life is catching up with me and I’ve been scheduling most of my posts for the past month or so. This week, I didn’t even tweet anything, but I don’t miss the platform. However, I plan to conquer Wattpad, so this month, I’ll be spending more time over there than here because I’ve got a sneaky plan. *rubs hands together deviously*

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Kidding! Kidding! I don’t want the world, but I’ll be spending some time trying to build an audience over on Wattpad. I have some exciting news regarding my writing, but I don’t want to jinx anything so I won’t mention it until that actually happens. 🙂 I’m going to try my utmost best to work on the Sunday Shorts which I’ve neglected in the past few weeks and I am still doing the Tom Cruise Movie Challenge, so I may watch two of his movies this month. I am thinking of featuring another YouTube content and I’m yet to start the A to Z challenge. I hope I can do that soon!

I know I probably say this every month whenever I do a post like this, but I have exciting posts coming up! I’ll try to keep up my daily posts as I steer the wheel of this thing call life with God by my side. I’m pretty much hyped for this month!

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Thank God that you have breath and remember to…

June plans! – La Petit Muse:

September 21st: We can be taught!

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What makes a teacher great?

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* A great teacher maintains professionalism in all areas.

* A great teacher has clear, written-out objectives for his/her students.

* A great teacher is always organized and prepared.

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* A great teacher is a leader.

* A great teacher motivates the students.

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* A great teacher has a wonderful sense of humor.

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* A great teacher enjoy what they do because they’re passionate.

* A great teacher is creative.

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* A great teacher sets high expectations for their students.

* A great teacher has in-depth content knowledge of their subject/material.

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* A great teacher is always accessible whenever his/her students may need them.

Although I am grateful to all the teachers who have taught me during my school years, there is always that one teacher that has the most impact on me because he was everything that I listed above and more. He was always prepared, always on time, had a great sense of humor, and he was patient when it comes to explaining material that we sometimes didn’t understand the first time around. He’ll always be my all-time favorite teacher! 🙂

*** Photos and GIFs via Google Search from Matthew Gray Gubler’s movie The Learning Curve.

SHARING: Prayer & Fasting – Supernatural Power To Conquer

Today, I share an insightful post from Tamara.

Tamara Lee of The Way Online is an absolute favorite blogger of mine. She loves and respects our Father. She values her alone time with Him and she loves encouraging others in the Christian faith. She is a strong spiritual woman and I love that aspect about her.

Her blog is spiritual nourishment.

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Today, I share a post from her blog about prayer and fasting and what the act can do for you. She also shared a powerful testimony. Click on the link and enjoy:

Prayer and Fasting – Supernatural Power to Conquer

Why we pray

Prayer draws us even closer to Him. ❤

Why we pray?

Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s life. We pray because it is the only way we can establish a personal relationship with our Father. If you look at the Book of Acts, you’ll see how the disciples depended upon prayer. We don’t pray to impress God; rather we pray to invite God. We pray because it binds us closer to Him. 

“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results”

James 5:16

And remember, prayer is personal and not a show. It is our Christian duty to pray regularly as it helps us to grow in righteousness.

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Acts 6:4

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What the Bible says about fasting?

The Bible teaches about practicing fasting in both the Old and New Testament. There are many scriptures concerning fasting, but these are a few of my favorites:

We fast to…

…humble ourselves before the Lord:

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Joel 2:12

…for an intervention:

“And the Lord afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick. David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.”

2 Samuel 12:15-17

And to fast in secret:

There is nothing that we cannot pray about! Pray draws us closer to God. I’ll like to hear about your prayerful experience. 🙂