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A Coffee Update!

I’m not entirely sure how often I do these kinds of updates.

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Anyways, salut! And welcome back to this little space on the internet. 

This is a small update on what I’ve been doing lately and the direction in which the blog may go in where it concerns content.

Gardening Project

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I’ve been meaning to start a garden last year, but kept putting it off. Now that I have the time, I got the opportunity to start something small with Mom’s help. I don’t have the space to grow big beautiful fruit trees, but I’m working with what the Lord has blessed me with at the moment: pots. Also, I’ll be working on a side project that I’m calling “The Sunflower Project”. I’ll be sharing the lessons I’ve learned while gardening in a later post. 

Song Writing

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Sometime last year – or maybe it was earlier this year – I shared that I wrote songs pertaining to my faith and walk with God and I’ll share one or two if the time is right. Here is a snippet of “The Prodigal”:

And like the prodigal
that I am
I return to You

And you embrace me, Lord
You accept me as I am
You took my sins and
made them white as snow
As You continue to mold me
into the image of the Savior

These songs were given to me through the Holy Spirit to worship and praise my beautiful Creator during different stages of my life. Although I haven’t written down all of them, I wrote down the ones that I got led to. I’ll leave this for a future post.

The Animal Kingdom

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Growing up, I’ve always been surrounded by animals especially dogs, cats, and chickens. I’ve learned a lot from God’s creations where it concerns the animal kingdom, and I am still learning lessons through them. Some were painful to swallow. Just recently, I learned one about favoritism. I’ve been thinking of incorporating an animal kingdom category, but that remains to be seen. 

New Designs

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When I saw how much time I had, I made plans to return to drawing, but I ended up spending that time on designing new logos, banners, and signatures for the blog… as you might’ve seen with the newly touched up banner above. I’m excited to share them all in God’s good timing.

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What new things have you been up to lately?

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Song Sunday 🎶🎷

True selfless love 💙

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

“No Charge” demonstrates God’s love in action. When we love others without expecting anything in return, we’re showcasing what it means to truly give love. I love sister Shirley Caesar’s version the most for I love that she recalled Jesus’ sacrifice to humanity as the moral.

“The cost of real love is no charge.”

 I came to know this song through my mom. She loved this song a lot and growing up and over time, it made me appreciate her more.

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For the nine months I carried you holding you inside me no charge
For the nights I sat up with doctored you and prayed for you no charge
For the time and tears and the costs through the years
There is no charge
When you add it all up the full cost of my love is no charge

 

For God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son to come here and die for us. There was no charge when He died for us because it was done purely out of love.

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The Promise of a Rainbow🌈

Short Story #28

“Papa!”

“Papa, come quick!”

At the urgency in the voices of his twin toddlers, Ray immediately stopped icing the black coffee vanilla cupcakes and rushed over to them in the playpen that was positioned by the window. They were directing his gaze outside of the window with frantic pointing and worried chubby faces.

“Something wrong with the sky!” the twins echo in unison as they point out the window. “Look, Papa!”

Ray looked and smiled. “Nothing’s wrong with the sky, mes amours. It’s only a rainbow.”

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The twins scrunched their adorable little faces at their ever-patient father.

Ray heartily laughs.

Marcus playfully nudged his sister-in-law. “I bet you a box of the finest Belgian chocolates that he’s going to give the babies a scientific explanation. Ça te dit?

Diana looked at Marcus and then at her husband who was gathering the twins in his arms. “He’s going to tell them a story, but you’re on!”

“A rainbow is a multicolored arc in the sky. It’s one of creation’s most splendid masterpieces all thanks to God.” Ray explained to the babies. “See, people were very wicked and refused to obey God; it displeased Him. However, one man found grace in God’s eyes: Noah. Had it not been for him, the world probably wouldn’t have existed today.”

Ashley tilts her head sideways to look at her father. “Vraiment?”

“Vraiment,” Ray clarifies. “After Noah followed God’s instructions in building an ark, a great flood came and cleansed the earth removing evil-minded mankind. After Noah and family left the ark, a multi-colored curved bow appeared in the sky symbolizing God’s covenant He made with Noah as He promised to never destroy the world in such a way again.

“It’s a beautiful promise. How many colors do you see?”

As Ray occupied the babies, Diana turns to a smiling Marcus. “I know you got lost in the story, but you owe me a box of the finest Belgian chocolate known to man.”

The smile quickly morphed into a sourish scowl. “Ray, couldn’t you have given the babies a scientific explanation and leave it at that?” Marcus picks up one of his twin’s signature cupcake and starts walking away. “Now I owe your wife chocolates! Chocolates, Ray! C’est ouf!”

Ray’s infectious laughter fill the room causing his wife to join in.

French terms used:

* mes amours – my loves

* Ça te dit – up for it?

* vraiment – really

* C’est ouf – it’s crazy

All grammatical errors are mine.

Inspired scripture: 

Three places to study the meaning of a rainbow or what some of the colors may symbolize are found in Genesis, Ezekiel, and Revelation.

On another note, I’ll be sharing more stories, trains of thoughts, ideas, really short stories, etc. in the near future. I may post a lot of stories on Tuesdays. Most, if not all of the stories are Biblically-based and I want to start incorporating French in many of them.

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TGI Fridays: The Joshua Experience!

I don’t know why I take long to write these posts!

Friday 19, April 2019

Birthday lunch

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I’ve always wanted to go to TGI Fridays on a Friday, so it’ll be more authentic and God made it happen this year… on a Friday as you can tell from the entry date. It was a blessed experience in the company of loved ones. The atmosphere was great, the menu terrific and if something wasn’t to our fancy on the menu, our host Joshua assured us that it’ll be made.

Joshua was part of our wonderful experience! He was warm, friendly, and everything a host should be in the hospitality industry. Although the food was super delicious, Joshua is the main reason we’ll be returning to the establishment.

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Here are some of the delicious food we enjoyed:

My sister Denisia kicked things off with this refreshing triple berry (strawberry, raspberry, & blackberry) smoothie.

Leiya & Denisia had the signature burger. 

My other sister Denise had this yummy pasta!

Tams & I had this deliciously loaded buffalo chicken fries topped with green onions and shaved celery. The bleu cheese was a yummy touch!

Denisia had the pineapple rum cheesecake for dessert. 

From another angle. 

Tams had a brownie covered in chocolate fudge sauce, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream (yum!) and chopped nuts.

***All of these photos were taken by Leiya, our beautiful sister in Christ. She was adamant that she took as many photos as she could. I asked her permission to upload these photos and to also put the logo on them. There was also birthday ice cream, but that photo didn’t make the final cut. 

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Positive Monday: 10 things that make me happy!😄😁

Starting off this beautiful Monday morning with this wonderful and inspiring tag 10 things that make me happy: the 71-year-old’s award via Susie. 😄

Without further ado, here are 10 things that make me happy:

* When God wakes me up to see another day.

* Time alone with God.

* Spending time with loved ones.

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* My Bible study group.

* Coffee!

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* Serving (for the Lord) any which way I can.

* Walking in God’s playground, nature.

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* My pet cats.

* Sunsets.

* Adventure!

Anyone can join in the fun. All you have to do is write 10 things that make you happy and don’t forget to link the original post (see above) or comment down below at least one thing that made you happy today. 

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of January 01st

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I enjoyed participating in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge last year and I look forward to doing it again this year, so let’s kick off the first of 2018.

What one word describes you best?

Ooh! I always say creative given that I am always writing or creating something!

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What is set as the background on your computer?

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If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been too?

The only foreign countries I’ve been to were in books. I’ll love to travel to far away places one day, though. 

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What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Let’s see… I don’t think I’ve been inspired this past week for I spent it cleaning and organizing things. I appreciated my family for we’ve been through ups and downs and we’re still standing despite sometimes shaky grounds.

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

31 days of lists challenge: days 1-5

I guess this is a good time to start this challenge. 🙂

Day 1: Favorite sounds

The mewling of my cat, chirpy birds, the rain falling on my rooftop, a page turning, the sound of silence.

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Day 2: Things that complete my life

God’s purpose for me, health, my family & friends, home, new books. 

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Day 3: Activities I'd do if I was brave

Bungee jumping, skydiving, … it’s not a matter of I was brave, but these activities are not offered here (as far as I know), so maybe one day when I go on vacation aboard, I’ll get to partake in those activities.

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Day 4: Favorite animals

I always choose the same animals for this question, but dogs are the best!

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Day 5: Fears

I’ve talked about this last week – I think – and I said that losing my family is my biggest fear.

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Short Story #13

Good evening from this side of the world! Things are hectic lately, but I am not complaining. Nope, not once, for I am enjoying the ride. I haven’t prepared a short story for today, but I am going to free write. Yep. Whatever comes to mind I’ll just go with it. I take responsibility for the grammatical errors. 🙂

The sun began to set much too soon for little David. The last ball was kicked and then his friends were merrily off to their happy homes. David sighs and shoves his hands in his torn blue jean pocket looking utterly dejected.

He didn’t want to go home.

Going home meant too much noise. Going home meant mother arguing with father and his wayward teenage sisters who felt that they were old enough to have boyfriends and wear revealing clothing like the women they adore in the movies. Sometimes David wished they were boys who liked beach football and Sunday morning cartoons. He was certain that other families don’t fight so why was his always fighting?

David sighs again.

Splashes of orange and pink now painted the sky. He dug his toes in the sand and decided to stay a little while longer on the now deserted beach. He was only 7, but he made a vow to leave home as soon as he turns 18 in search of tranquility.

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