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How to Keep a Spiritual Fervour


I try to keep a spiritual fervour – I do. My husband and I fast, and I’m filled with joy. I prepare meals for guests, I stay up late to study the Bible with someone, I get up early to

Posted in Exhortation, Faith

The Viscount – Chapter Twenty


THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY Jerôme showed up at the café fifteen minutes late. He stood at the entrance, looking around, his eyes blinking to adjust to the poor lighting. Jean sat to the right of the small

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Chicken Confit With Orange-Saffron Glaze


I modified this simple recipe from a French cookbook – Cusine d’Hiver (Winter Cooking) by Tomawak. I don’t think it’s traditionally French, given the fact that they include saffron, but it did look good. Using a skillet, you’ll need to brown 6

Posted in Food, Meat & Fish

Paris Author Luncheon


On Saturday, I met up with a group of authors to have lunch in Paris. We went to the Café Delmas in the 5th arrondissement (2 place de Contrescarpe). The 5th arrondissement (near the Sorbonne) is so charming and quiet, and the

Posted in France, Tourism



As we drove into Paris for church yesterday, we passed the long rippling flags indicating Montrouge where there was a killing three days ago. We passed cavalcades of policemen mobilising for the manifestation that would take place in Paris later

Posted in Convictions, Faith

The Viscount – Chapter Nineteen

This one is a little nicer - closer up, and a view from the side.

Before I start this week’s chapter, let me recap my 2-weeks of “plot-tightening.” On a practical level, I’ve changed Camille’s new friend “Eléonore” to Eloise to avoid confusion with the Viscount’s elder sister. And the mysterious “Jean” who keeps meeting the

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Jesus, the Idiot, and Samuel Pickwick

let it snow

I remember when I first read Matthew 11:28-30. I was in Taiwan, bewildered with grief over my brother’s suicide, and suffering from an undiagnosed depression from a car accident that resulted in head trauma a few months prior. I was homeless, in

Posted in Faith, Jesus

Visiting Rouen


Rouen is located in Upper Normandy, and is pronounced Rue-on. Except that you have to spit on the rue and snort on the on, and you may as well pronounce it ruin, since that’s what you’re going to do to

Posted in France, Tourism

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