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Short hiatus

Current mood:

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I love Fridays! It’s my favorite day of the week because when the sun sets it’s time to keep the Sabbath holy:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)

Hello, wonderful readers! I’ve been dreading this, but I need to take a break from blogging. I am battling with anemia and lately, I’ve been really exhausted and although I am trying to troop on, I’m currently like…

This morning, I was listening to ‘My Little Universe’ by Depeche Mode:

My little universe is expanding… slowly
Those who know me say I’m growing every day
Beautiful emptiness surrounds me
I take small steps
I’m making progress in an unspecific way

Here I am king
I decide everything
I let no one in
No one
No one
No one

And I was like, ‘Yes! That is exactly what I need. I need to be in my own universe for a while’, so I’ve decided to announce a hiatus.

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I would not be blogging or engaging in social media from Saturday to Monday God’s willing. I plan to come back on Tuesday and catch up with all the blogs. I may schedule a few posts for the time that I’ll be offline. So, I’m going to take my jacket off…

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…and just relax for those few days. I’m going to miss you guys, but I must do this.

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Take care, stay safe, walk with God and have a great weekend.

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Let’s talk… God!

Hello, everyone! As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post this month, I’ve been working on an interactive series for the blog. We’re not going to get into personal details about our lives. We’ll be chatting about various topics as the weeks go by, but today, I want to welcome you to ‘The Brew’. 🙂

Today, I just want to express how thankful I am to God. He has provided me with shelter, a family (although we have our ‘moments’), loving friends, a job, and life. I am thankful for waking up this morning and I am also thankful for the writing passion that He has blessed me with. He has been a driving force in my life and I love feeling His presence as I go about the day’s work.

Thank you, God. ❤

What are you guys thankful to God for?

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‘My Chosen,’

Short Story #18

My new short story offering is inspired by The Mummy (the Tom Cruise one that is now playing). I did not sit down to plan it. I just wrote whatever came to mind (mainly for the dialogue) so I take the blame for all grammatical errors.

“Hallucinating? Vail, does it look like I’m hallucinating? There’s a beautiful woman walking towards us.” Sergeant Nick Morton was livid. “How do you not see her?”

Corporal Chris Vail sat still on top of the black stallion and cups his hands to his eyes. “Maybe you’re seeing a mirage.”

“What?” Nick couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “I am telling you that…” Suddenly, the dessert and his best friend disappeared and Nick found himself in Ancient Egypt. The woman who stood before him wore a white regal dress, her arms decorated with multiple golden bracelets, her feet bare. With the sunlight against her back, she looked ethereal, but when she raised her hand to touch his face, he took note of the cracks in her painted fingernails.

But he was drawn to her fierce kohl-lined eyes which were boring into his soul given that she was intensely staring at him. “My chosen,” she breathlessly whispered against his parched lips. 

Nick was stupefied. “I’m your what?”

“My chosen,” she repeated, her cool hand caressing his jaw. “My love,” she closed the remaining space between them. “I would have ripped the kingdom to shreds if I had to just for you. You’re my chosen.”

The reality of the situation finally hits him and he suddenly felt unworthy in her presence. He did not have a title. He plundered ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sold them to the highest bidder. He was a thief and here this crazy woman was looking at him as if he was her king. “I cannot be your chosen.”

“But I chose you and that is enough.”

His lips were moving towards hers when something dawned on him. “Wait, what am I chosen for?”

The Egyptian princess coyly smiles. “Soon, my chosen, you’ll find out.” she pressed her lips against his and everything went black.

WORDS: 308

I love the ancient out of Nick Morton and Ahmanet! ❤

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Jazzy June!

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May might not have turned out how I expected, but I’m still here, still alive and breathing and for that I am grateful. Now that May has turned her back on us, let us welcome June with open arms! 🙂

I have no idea how much free time I’m going to get on my hands this month, but blog-wise, I look forward to continuing the book reviews, the daily writing prompts and just blogging. I have so many ideas that I want to share so we’ll see how that goes.

Thank God that you’re alive and remember to…

June plans! – La Petit Muse:

Bible Trivia: Love

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“We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

^ 4 books of the Bible that talk most about love: Song of Solomon, First John (for every 50 words you read in John, one of them is ‘love’), and Second John. Psalms is the book with the most mentions of love.

^ 5 chapters that focus most on love: 

Psalm 136: God’s loving kindness

1 John 4: Love one another

Psalm 117: Love takes a large percentage

1 Corinthians 13: This is referred to as ‘the love chapter’

Hosea 3: A prophet’s love, God’s love

Via overviewbible

The word ‘love’ appears 551 times in the Bible.

^ Peter is asked by Jesus 3 times if he loved Him. John 21:1-17

^ Love is first mentioned in Genesis 22.

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15 Films Tag

Angela of lifeofanangela recently did a post about the 15 Films Tag. I thought it was fun and decide to give it a try. Angela blogs a little bit of everything and I suggest that you check out her amazing blog.

Let’s do this!… now if I can find a film that does not feature Bae. 😛

1. Favorite Film 

I have a few favorites, but at the moment, I am LIVING Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

2. Favorite Scene in Favorite Film

Where Ethan Hunt climbs the Burj Khalifa. This is probably the most iconic scene of all the Missions. ❤

I wish I could do this:

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3. Favorite Actor

We might be on the verge of a break-up, but Tom Cruise is Bae and will always be Bae. He’s committed to his craft, has a great smile and dresses great. He gives 110% and he’s generally nice to his co-stars and even nicer to his fans. Which actor shows up at their premier an hour or two before just to mix and mingle with the fans? He is the King of the Meet & Greet. 

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4. Favorite Director

I used to like Karan Johar, but Christopher McQuarrie is now my all-time favorite director/writer. As a director, he did a fantastic job with  Jack Reacher and MI: Rogue Nation, but he has also inspired me as a writer with movies such as Valkyrie, The Tourist, and Edge of Tomorrow.

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5. Film that makes you cry the most

Hahaha! I always say that if you want to cry, watch a Bollywood film. And Shah Rukh Khan is the King of Crying! However, the last movie I sort of cried for was Sanam Teri Kasam. Man! That movie had every emotion I could ask for. I’ll do a review for it soon. 

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6. Film Saga you have given up & why

Harry Potter. I simply got bored of witches and wizards and chanting.

7. Favorite cinematographic genre

I joke about Tom being his own cinematographic genre, but really, whatever movie he is in because most of his movies are shot gorgeously! 

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8. Least favorite cinematographic genre

Oh, the horror!

9. Childhood film

Man! I loved Matilda!

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10. What film you would like to star in?

Something New just because Simon Baker would be my landscaper. I loved him in this movie! And Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to do stunts with TC.

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11. Films you want to watch

At the moment, I don’t care for movies, but if I can watch Tom Cruise’s film catalog, I’ll do it for I’ve not seen all of his films.

12. In what film you would like to live

Thank you for asking! I’ve always wanted to live The Three Musketeers! The one from 1993 with Chris O’Donnell and Charlie Sheen. I could already picture the Parisian adventures we’ll have! I won’t accept the others after it.

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13. What’s your favorite cartoon film?

I LIVED Aladdin and still do. ❤

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14. Films you would recommend

I honestly don’t like recommending films, but if you’re looking for a good interracial love story, Something New. This movie deals with race issues, why black women are afraid to be with white men and why love always wins in the end. The Three Musketeers from 1993 for a good old French adventure! If you’re into action, then I recommend you watch Hollywood’s greatest action star in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

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15. Films that made you laugh

The last film that made me laugh like a lunatic was Housefull. That was a gold comedy! And all my darlings was in this one: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, and Riteish Deshmukh.

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This was fun to do. 🙂

Share Your World for June 19th

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It’s been a while since I’ve done Cee’s Share Your World Challenge! I’ll do the latest one now.

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

Hating. People think that it’s cool to hate someone or something for no apparent reason because the media or their friend or their neighbor say it’s okay to hate.

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What quirky things do people do where you are from?

Where I live, the people are pretty normal.

What are some things you wish you could unlearn? 

Hmmm… nothing.

Who is someone that you miss having in your life?

No one. I contend with the people in my life. 

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

My sister in Christ and partner in writing spent the day with me at work last Friday and I couldn’t ask for more. We have a slow period so having her presence here was a blessing. As for next week, God, surprise me. 🙂

June 23rd: Island of misfit posts

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We all have something we’d like to write about, but that doesn’t really “fit” our blog. Write it anyway.

Hmm… isn’t that right? My blog revolves around my spiritual walk with God, the books that I read, writing, the movies that I watch, a little bit of fashion & style, and humanity. If there is anything else that I’ll like to rant about even if it doesn’t fit, I’ll write it.