Reflections on Turning 25 and The Next Phases of My Life/ Un Article de Blog sur Mes 25 Ans de la Vie et Les Ères Prochaines de Ma Vie

Credit/Crédit: Shutterstock.com Life changes quickly and constantly, doesn’t it? La vie change rapidement et constamment, oui?

Hi everyone,

Well, here it is- my last semester at my university as an undergraduate French studies student. That said, much will change and I am looking forward to it! Two or three changes of courses of study, attaining a blessed job, reconnecting with older friends and making new ones, and much more along the way has been more than I ever expected. For all this change, having come out of it 25 years old and closer to God and my family than ever before is a blessing. I couldn’t ask for more right now. Whatever God wills, I look forward to that. I hope only that you will pray for and encourage me and let me know how I can do the same for you. Thanks and God Bless!

As always,

Michelle

PS: Look for some writing and a new video by the end of this week!

Bonjour, tout le monde,

Les jours sont arrivés- les jours finals comme une étudiante de premier cycle  ‘a l’université où j’étudie le français.  Cela dit, j’anticipe avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme que ma vie changera beaucoup! J’ai changé mes programmes des études deux ou trois fois, j’ai trouvé un job que j’aime beaucoup,  j’ai repris contact avec mes amis d’un longtemps et j’ai fait la reconnaissance des nouveaux amis, et plus que j’avais anticipé. Pour tout que s’est passé, que j’avais vécu pour 25 années, les meilleures unités avec Dieu et  ma famille qu’avant maintenant, est une bénédiction de Dieu. Je ne peux pas demander plus de Sa faveur au moment.  J’anticipera la volante de Dieu pour ma vie. J’espère que vous prierez pour et encouragez moi et je les ferrai pour vous aussi. Merci et Dieu vous bénisse!

Comme toujours,

Michelle

PS: Je publierai des nouvelles écritures (des poèmes, paroles pour les chansons, et cetera) et une nouvelle vidéo ‘a la fin de cette semaine!

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Change of Plans!/ Un Changement des Plans!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and will please pardon a brief change in plans! I will still blog as often as possible (hopefully daily). Thanks!

As always,

Michelle

Bonjour tout le monde,

J’espere que vous allez bien et que vous pardonnerez un changement bref dans mes plans! Je creerai encore les articles de blog (chaque jour, j’espère)! Merci!

Comme toujours,

Michelle

Lyrics/Writing, As Promised

*Note: This post is in English only presently. I will post a French version tomorrow.

Hi everyone,

As promised, here is the writing I said I would post, though it is untitled as of now. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

As always, Michelle

Another day, these several hours of blessings and regrets

Are presented to me once again and I face them/

But I know You are not done with me yet/

I want to change, stop living so much for myself

Yet I know my own efforts would leave me imperiled/

Refrain/Chorus

Renew me once again, bring me back to You

That my life might reflect Your Holy Truth/

Lord, I know I have so far to go on this road

I pray, as You promised, then, You’ll never leave me alone/

You will renew and change me, I am sure

So from here on out, all of me, again, is Yous

After Some Consideration/Apres Un Peu De Considération….

FRPIC.com has some decent clipart for projects like this! FRPIC a l’art décente pour les projets comme ce blog!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well! As promised, I am writing some again today and will post it. I am also working to learn a popular, somewhat recent song (2003 or so) for a cover video. Look out for a new post with some writing this evening and a video by Saturday! Thanks and God Bless you.

As always,

Michelle

Bonjour tout le monde,

J’espère que vous allez bien! Après un peu de considération, comme j’ai promis, j’écrirai un peu aujourd’hui et je publierai mes écritures. J’apprendrai une chanson pour une vidéo aussi (2003 ou un autre an plus récent), comme un souscripteur sur YouTube (YT) m’a demandé. Anticipez un article de blog avec des nouvelles écritures ce soir et une vidéo avant ou sur samedi! Merci et Dieu vous bénisse.

Comme toujours,

Michelle

Apologies and Other Such Matters/ Des Apologies et Des Autres Choses

Note: I plan to write this entry in French as well as in English- please excuse the length of the entry! Thanks!

Note: J’écrirai l’article de blog en français comme je l’avais écrit en anglais- pardonnez-moi, s’il vous plait! Merci!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well. Additionally, since I have had some time to blog again now, considering having a busy week, I’m sorry I didn’t follow through with the previous post I promised. Ayyyyyyy, do I dislike busyness sometimes! Very well, such is life and, with that, I have made some neat discoveries and plans in the process. God willing, they will work out! That said, I hope you can forgive me for my lack of posts here, on YT, on my public Facebook page, and related accounts recently! I promise to be more prompt and consistent concerning posting in the future!

God Bless,

Michelle

Bonjour tout le monde,

J’espère que vous allez bien. En plus, pendant j’ai des moments pour créer des articles de blog au moment, comme j’avais été une semaine occupée, je fais mes apologies  que je n’avais pas créé l’article de blog passé que j’avais promis.   Ayyyyyy, je n’aime pas ‘a être occupée parfois! Eh, bien, c’est la vie et j’ai découvert des choses intéressantes et j’ai fait des plans dans le procès. Si Dieu le permet, les plans seront bientôt la réalité de la semaine prochaine. Cela dit, j’espère que vous me pardonnerez et je serai plus constante et rapide concernant la création des articles de blog et des autres messages, videos, et cetera, sur le Facebook, le YouTube, et cetera.

Dieu vous bénisse,

Michelle

The New Year and Some Changes/ Le Nouvel An et Des Changes

Credit to FotoSearch.com (http://sr.photos3.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP651/k19485765.jpg) Happy New Year!

*Note: I will post a French version of this entry shortly, as it is already very long in English!

*Note: Je créerai une version de cet article de blog en français bientôt, parce que c’est très long en anglais!

Hi everyone,

This is Michelle again! As you know, last year was busy as anything and this year is shaping up to be somewhat more relaxed. That said, some changes are coming, which I wanted to highlight by first sharing my New Year’s Resolutions and then mentioning some other changes, a few of which I have mentioned before. That said, here are the New Year’s Resolutions as I posted them on Facebook:

1. I resolve to spend more time with God in prayer, quiet times, service, and any other form of worship which He calls me to practice. After all, I claim He is my top priority in my life and claim to follow His command of doing so. Therefore, I must make it so, right? That I will, by His grace alone.

2. I resolve to spend more quality time with my family and friends as well, being intentional in every encounter I have with loved ones. (Yes, this includes Reilly and my future fur-daughter, Dixie Mirabelle.)

3. I resolve to get healthier in all respects by taking care of myself in terms of eating, exercise, et cetera. For example, I will be eating more fruits and vegetables, more complex carbohydrates and proteins, more unsaturated fats and less simple carbs, junk food, et cetera. I will also exercise daily and resolve to sleep 8-9 hours per night on a consistent schedule insofar as I am able.

4. I resolve to be less critical and judgmental of myself and others in my life. After all, I have discovered that I can be a perfectionist in many areas of my life and that I need to “let go and let God” work out my life. He created me, made me His child, and knows what is best for me for many other reasons besides those listed (cf. Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 55:8-9, et cetera)

5. Finally, I resolve to live more intentionally in everything else I do: applying myself more to my studies, saving more money, giving more of my time and talent to loving others as God has called me to do, working towards a bright future more seriously, and having fun in life, too!
Indeed, I am looking forward to what 2015 will bring, thanks be to God, and prepared to enjoy the bulk of it, as I know there will be setbacks along the way. Oh well, that’s life!

Finally, I intend to work more on videos, songwriting, and other creative projects such as spoken-word poetry and jewelry-making. Look for them in the near future (today on!).

So, what are your New Year’s Resolutions and what did you like best and least about last year? If you could do anything the same and anything differently, given the chance to relive last year, how would you do that? Let me know and I look forward to reading your comments!

God Bless, as always,

Michelle