Tuesday, May 31, 2016

See, the problem is...

I've given my problems to God, but I keep agonizing over them. It's like I'm taking my problems back, but I don't want them back. I believe in God and I believe He is working on all of them. From experience, I know that He is a way-maker. He has performed miracles-things that defy logic in my life, and at the eleventh hour.  I just have to do my part, knowing that He will do the rest. 

I'm going to agonize again. I know this, but I'm going to read this post every time doubt seeps into the crevices of my mind. 

Goodnight y'all. 

Dear Alieux,

There comes a time when you have to be quiet and let God do what you've asked Him to do. 
He's already working on it. Be patient, things have to be in alignment. You want another job? Perhaps your ideal job is waiting for someone to get a promotion from it. That new job has to be posted first. The person who had that job might be applying for another job and if she gets it, then her job will be available.

It's all part of The Lords' intricate planning. Be patient for the blessing to flow down to you.  Just know that God's timing is perfect; you'll see. 

Prince & the Revolution - New Position / I Wonder U / Under the Cherry Moon

Monday, May 16, 2016

Malian Photographer Seydou Keita

While in Paris I saw an art exhibition currently showing the works of Malian Photographer Seydou Keita.

He is mostly known for his portraits of people and families he took between 1940 and the early 1960s and that are widely acknowledged not only as a record of Malian society but also as pieces of art. At church the previous  sunday they spoke of the exhibition and I had to go see it, and take pics. 

This was one of the highlights of my trip.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Things to do

Now that I'm back from Toronto and Paris-

Walk a lot like I did in Toronto and Paris 
Eat less pastries, unlike I did in Parisp
Learn how to make pastries
Make crepes
Learn French 
Push my baking business
Get more short stories sold
I got by with only watching Cnn while in Toronto and Paris about a few minutes at a time, so apparently I can live without the  10-plus hours I sit and watch  TV at home. 
Get my ice cream business off the ground once I think of a name for the business. 
Go to church
Remember that God is behind the scenes working on my behalf and that I will be victorious. 
Work on a budget and stick to it. 
Sleep at least 7 hours a day. 
Drink at least 2 and a half liters of water a  day.
Lose 60 lbs. 
Write more poetry.
Visit Canada more to be sure I want to move from the US.
More blood sugar control.
Find another job.
Focus on people who show I matter, and forget about those who show I don't matter. 
Worry less
Pray more
Keep in touch with the people I stayed with in Toronto and Fontenay Sus-Bois.
Buy baby gift for Solomon and Amanda's baby, due in in 2 months. 
Seriously consider moving to Toronto after the Presidential elections, no matter who wins. 
 Or Madison. 
An ambitious list, eh?

In Case You Didn't Know...

God is bigger and stronger than all your problems put together.

Monday, May 2, 2016


On my To Do list

I can see myself living in Toronto or Paris, and it has nothing to do with my hatred of Donald Drumpf or my disliking Hillary Clinton, or my wanting to escape a certain situation; I've wanted to leave the U.S. since the last time I left Paris to return home.

I think I will make it happen. One of my closest friends in America is now a French citizen. My family wouldn't even know I moved if I didn't tell them. I have lived in Oregon 9 years and no one has visited me once. And yes, I have invited them many times.

If there's anything that Prince's death taught me was that tomorrow isnt promised. It could be taken away from you quicker than you can snap your fingers. Don't put off your dreams until tomorrow. Your tomorrow might not exist.

Bob George



Prince - We Can Funk (unreleased 1986 version)