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“Have you ever seen the devil face to face?”

Short Story #22
My first Christian Fiction.
Well, sort of.

“God does take too long to answer prayers,” he fussed behind the now frowning Frenchman in the coffee line. “Maybe if I see the face of God, I’ll believe in Him. It must be easier to believe in the devil.”

That was it.

Marcus turns to look at the grumbling man behind him. The man’s face was beaten with weathered lines crisscrossing from the left to right, a visible scar on the chin. He wore a baseball jersey tucked neatly into black dress pants, his hair unkempt.

“Have you ever seen the devil face to face?” Marcus calmly asked.

The man scrutinized him with hard cold blue eyes. “No, but…”

“Did the devil ever came to you in the flesh and proclaim, “Here, I am, Satan, Lord of Darkness now believe?” Did he died for your sins?”

“Are you crazy?”

Marcus didn’t let the petty insult faze him. “The same faith that you instill in a wicked being without seeing him face to face, why can’t you instill that faith in the Most High above?”

He had the attention of the people and the barista now.

“We might have seen depictions of what the devil looks like, but he did not offer you eternal life. It is easier to believe in the devil because entertainment tells you to given that it’s there for a distraction. That’s why it’s hard for you to believe that a Higher Force exists. 

“Who do you think created nature? Man? Where do you think your talent comes from? What is that little blessing called? A miracle and the devil cannot bless you with one. What he does is lie to you and provide a temporary relief to your living situations. Don’t let the wickedness of this world deceive you. Just as it is easy for you to believe that the devil exists, then, it is easy for you to believe that God does indeed exist. Now, if you excuse me, I have a coffee to purchase. Have a blessed day.”

The man stood daunted for a while coming to grip with what had just taken place. Maybe the Frenchman was right. Maybe he needed to reevaluate his perspective on life and have a little faith sometimes.

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I really wanted to post a new story today. Although I have tons of new material, I am not ready to share them as yet. I found this one while going through a notebook. It was written last year, but I never got around to typing it up until now. I don’t write Christian Fiction so this was a pleasant surprise when I first scribbled down the words on paper and it takes place in a coffee shop. I look forward to writing more stories such as these. 

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Posted in Books & Reviews, Challenges/Tags

Day 07: A book that makes you laugh

I am laughing just thinking about Sophie Kinsella’s “I’ve Got Your Number”. I wrote a review about it last year and gave it five stars. It was the funniest book I’ve read by an English author.

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You can read the review here: I’ve Got Your Number. I’m still trying to get better at book reviewing so it might not be an awesome review! 😛

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50 Foods #9: Corn

Origin: Southern Mexico
Date: By at least 5000 BCE
Type: Staple food of the region

Corn was first domesticated in South America by the Aztecs of Mexico. From this chapter:

^ Corn is thought to have spread throughout Mexico from the Oaxaca Valley.

^ The Olmecs lived in cities and built step pyramids.

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I don’t know much about the Olmecs. I haven’t spent time reading about them. I only know them as the first major civilization in Mexico. Apparently, they developed the first writing system to be used in the region and may have developed the first calendar. Although there is no solid evidence of the Olmecs performing rituals and human sacrifices, I won’t doubt it.

^ America is BIG on corn!

Would I eat it?: I LOVE CORN! I love it boiled, roasted, in soup, in pasta, in salad… I LOVE CORN!

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La Petit Muse: a look back at 2017

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I trust that you’re having a fantastic Sunday morning thus far! And if you’re not, there’s always coffee to cheer you up. 🙂

I meant to look back at 2017 last week blogging wise, but I just didn’t get around to doing it. 2017 was a blast for me. It was not my best year yet, for I believe that I’ve just started it and it’s going to be epic, but it was an awesome one! I met and made many friends here, picked up a new language (we’ll go into details at some point), grew closer to Christ, read many books, celebrated a few milestones and started posting on Wattpad among other achievements. Some were small, some were big, some were in between, some didn’t happen at all, but I am thankful for every achievement. 

2017 ended on a fairly positive note for me and I am utmost grateful to God for allowing me to experience both highs and lows. Through everything, I feel as if I have somewhat grown and it feels great!

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So, beginning this week (and probably for the rest of janvier), I’ll be looking back at my favorite blog posts from last year and sharing them. I have no idea if I’ll do it month by month, by categories, or just randomly, but it’s going to be fun, so join me for a year in review? Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I’m just going to lay low and relax today.