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Thank you! 💙

Salut à tous!

2021 has officially come to a close. It’s been a tough year for blogging, as I had to readjust to make way for new projects and other engagements in my life, but I always tend to find my way back here. I’m not 88.9% sure of what my next step is, but I do know I want to thank you, the reader, for setting sail on this journey with me.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my posts, and to leave comments. Thank you for checking in and for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate your time, patience, understanding, and even advice. I’ve been blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community, and it wouldn’t have been so without you, so a huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

May the tears we cry in 2021, water those flowers to bloom in 2022. May the happiness we sow in 2021, reap joy in 2022. And may the peace of God set your heart aright.

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022, and all the best to all of you. 

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VERSE OF THE MONTH (December 2021): 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. 

Hosea 4:6 🤔
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I’m Quitting My Blog

Anne has been a constant member of the WP community, and I’m going to really miss her presence here, but she’s embarking on a beautiful life soon!

Anne, it was a pleasure to read your book reviews, your thoughts about college, and even your movie views. I’ll stop by your YouTube channel soon! Thank you for being a part of the community, and may God bless your new life. 💙

Anne with a Book

Yeah…unfortunately, this is not clickbait. I started this blog back in December of 2016. And this will be my last post for the foreseeable future. I can’t believe it’s already been almost five years that I’ve posting on an almost perfect schedule (there are just a handful of times I couldn’t post for various reasons). I started with no followers but my mother, and now I’ve grown to almost 1,500 followers. It’s something I’m very proud of and I have loved every minute of blogging!

Blogging is such a fulfilling enterprise and it’s taught me valuable lessons. I have gotten better at writing and now writing pretty much everything short feels like a breeze to me. Words come more easily to me and I’m much better at basic grammar. I have learned better discipline and been able to talk to other amazing book nerds about books!

So you might be…

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My 2 Cents 💭

Second impressions…

So, here’s the thing about first impressions: they can be tricky. People thrive on trying to please men so much that they have a checklist to make sure that their very first impression is super perfect. A few years ago, someone said to me that if she met someone for the first time and that person is “grumpy” if said grumpy person comes up to her the next day with a smile on his/her face and tries to talk to her, she is going to remember how grumpy that person was for the rest of her life, even if that certain person does not show a hint of grumpiness for the rest of their life.

Is that assumption fair? Yeah? I don’t think so.

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While first impressions are important because they may leave a lasting good image, it does not always reflect someone’s true personality. I can be grumpy when I meet you, but how do you know that I’m the sourest grape of the bunch? I simply did not want to have a chat with you on that day because I was rushing home to take care of a sick relative. You do not know if I was coping with the bad news of a loved o or if someone/thing put me in a bad mood. You do not know me from a first impression. That is just judgmental. Maybe I am an outgoing person, but on that specific day when we met for the first time, I was grumpy, simply because I was going through a tough time.

We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

At the beginning of this post, I said that first impressions can be tricky. How do you know that when you meet someone for the first time they aren’t faking their first impression because they live to impress? How do you know I’m not faking the smile plastered on my face as I laugh at something you say while we shake hands as we’re introduced? I leave you a good lasting first impression, but do I really want to get to know you as time goes by? I am only being nice because that’s what society demands of me. I’m usually grumpy, but you like me from THAT first impression, so you’re willing to overlook my dour mood, which is like most of the time?

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So yes, while I agree that first impressions leave a lasting effect, I have to disagree with the world in judging someone solely base on first impressions. While it’s true that first impression never dies, meeting someone that you weren’t charmed by for the first time makes you judgmental if you’re not aware of what is going on in that person’s life.

Sometimes, first impressions can be wrong. Look forward to the second impression.

And that’s my two cents.

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VERSE OF THE MONTH (April 2021): 

And it shall come to pass in the 
day of the Lord's sacrifice, 
that I will punish the princes, 
and the king's children, 
and all such as are 
clothed with strange apparel.

Zephaniah 1:8 👚
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I’ll be back soon.

Salut à tous!

I want to start off by apologizing for my absence across the community. I hadn’t meant to stay away for so long, but I needed to take a break… unplanned and all. I was excited to relaunch this blog, and I was super excited about the material I was working on, but life caught up in every way, so I had no choice but to step back for a bit.

I still won’t be fully active for a while, although I do have a few posts already scheduled and ready to go at some point. Most likely, I’ll be back full-time by April (hopefully, earlier be it God’s willing). In the coming days, I’ll try to log in and catch up with your blogs. Until then, may the peace of God be with you.

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VERSE OF THE MONTH (February 2021): 

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:

‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. 

Jeremiah 30:2 ✍