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– Hi! How are you doing?

The question we should ask instead is: 

– Hi! Where are you looking?

Because the state of our heart doesn't really depend on what we're going through but on what we're looking at! Are you looking at your problem or at the solution, Jesus? 

Example of something that just happened to me:

Money issue


 Taking me aside, the workshop's accountant announces to me that our numbers are in the red… again! 

– Oh well… business as usual!

But she insists: –uh… it's never been as bad; this time we're 120,000 CHF short! 

Ouch! Doesn't sound good… I ponder.

I've already been where there was nothing for my family to eat, and God provided with a miracle: someone rang at my door with all the ingredients to cook a meal (the idea had come to them out of the blue) 

Are we a more complicated miracle for God? Absolutely not! 

So, I calmly tell my accountant: 

– Don't worry, God will provide! I went back to my work in peace. I'm working on a beautiful parable that I know will touch a lot of people. Everything's fine (and beyond).

Looking at the concern

But a little later, my wife sends me a text message to tell me we can't use our credit card any more. The anxiety I had been able to shush, suddenly kicked in. 

Disquieted by this new information, I tend to look at it. I didn't sleep well at all that night. 


The next day, I went to church and during the offerings the Lord told me: 

– Give the 5 CHF you've got. 

I hesitated:

– Uh, u sure…? But I opened my wallet and as I was holding the coin, I remembered it had "Dominus providebit", ("God will provide"), written on its edge.

So, I gave it and after my nap (back home, not during the preaching!), bam! I get up with this haunting thought:

 – Go visit so-and-so! 

I really wanted to see them again, on top of it. But I didn't feel like taking the car. So, I started arguing:

– But Lord! I don't have enough fuel. I'll be ridiculous if I run dry. 

– Go!!

(okay! okay!) So I visit these people and we catch up. I'm thrilled to see them again. 

As I'm about to leave, they stop me: 

– Wait, we've got something for you! 

They handed me an envelope with 1,200 Euros. In shock, I tell them that I can't accept, that I… when I hear the Lord thinking inside me: 

– Accept! 

And as I'm driving back, He adds: 

– It's from me…

Later, I topped up (and not just the tank) So, yeah! I'm aware I still owe the bank a lot, and I don't have a clue where that money will come from, but… I'm looking in the right direction. So, I'm at peace and more than okay. 


"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame." Psalm 34:4-5


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God's Answer to Luna

I received Luna's testimony by mail. It's so encouraging that I had to share it with you.

'Coz we're surrounded by more people like Luna than we think. When people in pain cry out to God, He hears!! Just bear in mind that His answer could very well be you!


Luna's Mail

Good evening Alain,

My heart is pounding tonight, and the Holy Spirit is gently repeating… “just write to him and say thanks”.

So here it is...

Let me introduce myself: Luna, 33 years old, two children and a doggie. I live in the south of France.


Jesus vs religion I met Jesus when I was a little girl. It was in His arms that I used to fall asleep. He was my friend, my best friend. My cuddle bubble...

Being from a Catholic background, my grandmother had immediately guided me towards religion. I was only 7 and had a very high fever, but I demanded to be baptized! I couldn't breathe because of the incense, and felt cramped in shoes that were too small. Spilled by the priest, three tiny drops were sprinkled on my neck and on my burning forehead, when I was craving to be entirely immersed in the marble basin filled with holy water!!!

Revolted! I quickly found out that religion was oppressive and cruel and I couldn't understand why our Lord had been crucified! Eventually, my faith turned into anger! I just couldn't accept it!

I mistook religion and Jesus and no longer wanted to be His friend anymore. And He didn’t force Himself on me…

From then on, I experienced devouring shame. Insanity crept in every corner of my misunderstood existence and led to marginalization and addiction. Looking back, I realize that even then, in the darkest moments of my life, Jesus was there.

Backtracking In 2018, I decided to turn away from evil! Thanks to the Alcoholics Anonymous, I found my way back to God. During 3 years, my children, Jesus and I, have known what it was like to be a happy little  family. 

But ouch! A brutal and unexpected, fusional and passionate relationship shattered it all to pieces. An argument finally broke the camel’s back, to the point that I thought I was gonna slip back into hatred and insanity… again.

That’s how on July 17th, I cried out: Help me Lord! I can’t do it on my own. I beg You to help me once again! Tell me what it is you want from me!!! What am I supposed to do?


Miracle! I had to go to work an hour later (I work at the flea market) and despite the emotional state I was in, I finally managed to set up my stand at the spot I was assigned. It was situated in the park of my village, at the foot of an iron cross surrounded by a fence (very convenient to hang my dresses). My stomach was hurting like hell and I had the feeling of being in a dark hole. 

Suddenly, a man and two women came up to me. One of the women said that the Lord had told her I could be in need.

I was shocked!

– Wait a minute! What?!? What Lord??

She answered: -Jesus. Are you hurting anywhere? I can pray for you if you wish…

I answered yes, thinking they would pray when back in their church!!! 

Instead, she put her hand on my stomach right there… My pain was gone before she even had time to say “In the mighty name of Jesus, I command the pain in Luna’s stomach to completely disappear, now!”! 

I was embarrassed but my stomach wasn’t hurting any more. I stood up and stepped back a little. My boyfriend seemed cross (he didn’t know I had cried for help).

When I asked them what their religion was, they answered:

- We don’t have any. We’re just disciples of Christ! But here’s another disciple’s calling card. She doesn’t live far from here. Call her. She’ll be able to help you. Incidentally, I had planned to go to that village the following day, in order to rest in the forest in the presence of my heavenly Father!!! 

So that’s how I met Orianne. She told me about the Gospel, about Jesus, about the living stones in the Church of Christ… just like in the book of Acts. 

She prayed for the Holy Spirit to come upon me. She gave me three gifts: a Bible, a comic book “Conventional Wisdom”, and another book “Meet me in the forest”!!! I couldn’t believe it!

There was no anger left in me. I knew I had experienced the biggest turn of my whole life! I was baptized on October 15th 2022.

So, this is my story. Now it’s time for me to say ‘good morning Alain!’. (‘coz it’s dawn). 

I hope that my yadda yadda wasn’t too awkward and confusing and I send you my most sincere and limitless gratitude for all that you give in your works*! 

May you and your beautiful family be blessed, dear brother. 




* Would you care to see for yourselves?


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The primary source

“All things are from him and through him and for him" (Romans 11 :36, CEB)

God is the primary source of life. In Him, our deepest needs are met. And the good news is that, through His sacrifice, Jesus has given us open access to it.  


Err... but how?... 

Well…you just need to stop (by walking in the woods for example 😉) and fully open your heart. Spill it out, put your whole life on the table, let go of what you think you have, and seek God for real.  

The most important is that we need to seek Him, the primary source, before asking Him to fill one of our secondary sources.  


The secondary sources 

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights" (James 1:17, NIV)


‘Coz they indirectly come from Him,these precious and soothing gifts should be cherished, but without ever forgetting they are only temporary sources that cannot quench our thirst forever. 


Nature in its beauty is one of them. Those who admire it are in some way unknowingly in awe of its Creator. People who reject faith and can't name 'God', will talk about "strength" or "energy" 'coz too much crap is associated with the word. 

Animals, the ones we care for, love between us, friendship, tenderness, and all the moments that follow these: artistic expression, culinary art and so many other fields of interest have their source in Him. Wisdom, pleasure of learning, dreams and fantasy do bring us joy… and even sex (but hey! don't get excited! You’ve got to follow the manual 'coz, just as for many other things it’ll go south otherwise) In short, all of these come from Him too but are nothing else than secondary sources, if not tertiary. 


And what's most surprising is that believers are often not the ones to enjoy them most. 


What about church?

As for me, when I go to church (or on spiritual sites on the internet), I know I’m not drinking from the primary source but the secondary ones. I go for the pleasure of seeing everyone and encouraging them. If the time of praise and worship, the preaching, the prayers or whatnot aren't top shelf, it doesn't matter much, 'coz my primary source is in the forest with Jesus.

Those who bless you can only do so after having drawn the blessing from the primary source. In order to get top quality you have to go there yourselves. 

Speaking of which, I've got to go fill my "tank" (for free!!!)


"As the scriptures said concerning me: Rivers of living waters will flow out from within him" (John 7: 38, CEB)

  Hey ! What if we went to the source together? It's simple, just click here and we'll meet in the forest: After reading one of my books, send me your impressions (or testimonies) so I can share them and encourage someone.  

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(This drawing was made by my son Benjamin. It portrays Spyke so well… He loved playing and rolling in the sun.) 


Spyke is gone

My dog (my life buddy)'s health was declining rapidly. 

So, I asked the Lord what I was supposed to do: he was only 8 and a half years old. Was I to pray for him to heal?  

(I witnessed a couple of miraculous healings during my life, so why not his?)  But He answered:  

– Let him go, Alain. His time has come. 

His answer reminded me that we were nothing but passers-by on earth and that it was only natural that we should go one day. 

If the most caring and fair person I know (God) says so, then I know that the best thing to do is just to accept he would soon die…  



On Sunday, our small family gathered on the deck to spend one last moment with him. Witnessing everyone’s sadness wasn’t easy, but it truly was such a beautiful day of fall… The forest's beautiful colors were enhanced by the sun. Such peace emanated, that I had the feeling I hadn’t actually noticed it before. Spyke was suffering and could hardly move, but I realized that he came to each one of us, wagging his tail feebly, as if to say goodbye. 

In the evening, at home, Spyke left us. I saw him leave; I saw his life fading away. In tears, I carried his little body to the animal care center. I couldn't walk straight and was afraid of dropping him. I so wanted to be with him until the end, so when they put him in a freezer until cremation… my heart shattered for good. 


As I was leaving the place, I was crying at the thought of my lifeless dog, abandoned in this cold and horrible box. That's when Jesus told me: 

– He's gone, Alain… Gone!

His words comforted me, it wasn't my dog I had left there, it was just his body, he wasn't there anymore. 

I'm grateful to the Lord for having known Spyke all these years, my doggo so full of joy and life… I am more than ever determined to make the most of every single moment I am given. I'll rejoice in everything around me. I'll savor still living on this earth and being able to bless people with my writings and my drawings. And, of course, I'll go in the forest to talk with God… without Spyke.

Spyke in my books….

My little dog can be seen for the first time in "Meet me in the forest 2" *. He was just a baby then, and was so cute!! And, of course, since he's a part of my life, he was back in " Meet me in the forest 3" *. Check him out… he's a real piece of work!!

Long before he was born, I had given "Robi" a little dog named Sir Flea Skwad, a spy serving the Creator and employed at helping his owner… I wasn't aware of it then, but I now realize God was preparing me to welcome Spyke. And my Creator has helped me a lot through him, just like in the strips. 


 *The translation of these two books is in progress 



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Healed from an eating disorder 

Lauren's testimony

 This text is in three parts

– Lauren's cry 

– her letter

– her testimony

A cry has nothing to do with a nice, politically correct prayer, the kind you can brag about in church. No, you spit it out from your guts. And it's a good thing too, coz' it's you God cares about, not any kind of religious bows (He's no gym teacher!). Besides,’good manners’ are the worst insult to sincerity. 

 God hears

If I'm sharing Lauren's letter with you (with her authorization), it's because I believe her testimony will help some of you.  

Jesus answered Lauren's cry one way. He might answer yours differently, but it will always be with love. Because, since He opened heaven's door, your cries to Him are heard in high places. 

 Lauren's letter 

Hi Alain!

It's Lauren :) I get your newsletter by mail and each time, it brightens up my day. 

I seize this opportunity to tell you how much Spyke's story moved me. THANK YOU so much for sharing with us these tough moments you faced. 

 The first (and one time) I wrote to you was in March of this year. I was telling you how "lonely" in my faith I was feeling. So, as you suggested, I contacted G. and that was …awesome! Such a simple and warm person, and his family as well. I also met a couple of people from the church. 

On September 5th, I was baptized. What a memorable day, so full of joy! In short, I am happy! So happy to have met Jesus and to be able to live all this with Him. 

On this occasion, I prepared a small testimony I'm attaching to this mail. 


See you soon, Alain.  



Lauren's testimony 

Life is good

My name is Lauren. I was born to a family that lacked nothing. Brought up with love, support and financial security, I was a well-educated diligent girl and a dreamer above all. Because of our education and our Catholic upbringing, I was aware of God but he was by no means first in my life. 

Life was good. I was a good student, gifted with artistic talents (in singing and dancing), and boys showed appreciation. In other words, as one of my friends put it, my life was that of a princess with not a cloud in sight. I really had nothing to complain about. 

The glitch

At 15, at adolescence, tables turned. The sweet and smiling little girl I was, became a rebellious and more or less depressive youngster. (Not so) petty criticisms about my looks made me feel bad about myself and about my body. I started losing self-confidence and self-esteem and no longer loved myself. The only thing that comforted me was food, but I very soon started controlling my diet in order to lose weight. I hadn't realized what door I was opening and how this kilo hunt was leading me into a game very hard to quit. Restrictions and frustrations made me compensate and I would automatically regain the weight I had lost, if not more. The perfectionist I was couldn't cope with all the fails in this race all about weight and looks. I was wearing myself out. This yo-yo dieting lasted until I was 23. 

The cry

One night, one of the many times I binge ate, I couldn't get up from the couch anymore and I was feeling really bad. My stomach hurt so much. It was unbearable. 

I was only able to cry out: JESUS! 


Psalm 18 :6 (NIV) "In my distress, I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple, he heard my voice, my cry came before him, into his ears." 

That night something changed. Straight after my cry for help, indescribable peace came over me, taking away all stomach pain. Someone had met my grief. 

Falling back 

In spite of this first sign, my eating habits quickly caught up with me, ensnaring me in the same patterns all over again; there was a difference, however. 

My will to overcome this was strong! I started opening the word of God (the Bible) and I'd pray when things got too bad, hoping He'd have the time to listen to me. 

But I rapidly turned to other methods that seemed more "efficient" to me. I started with a food balance program in order to manage my intake. Then, I underwent behavioral therapy to address my lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. Another therapy went back to what I could've experienced in my mother's womb that could be impacting my present life. Then, I tried another more "energy focused" approach, based on the belief that my energy supply was being drained by some toxic relationships I had. I wanted to heal from these eating disorders so badly that I ended up following a couple of hypnosis sessions. Long story short, none of these methods ever healed me. They did temporarily relieve me but at what cost? The relapses would cause even more pain. 

Every time, I thought I had found THE solution that would free me from this living hell. But it was all in vain, nothing but mist, a chase after the wind (Ecclesiaste 4:16) 


Falling for Jesus


A year ago, driven by the Holy Spirit, I cried out for the second time and a spiritual authority stood up against my 13 years of eating disorder to save, free and heal me!

 2 Thessalonians 3.3 "The Lord is faithful, and He will protect you from the evil one" 

 Since then, Jesus has been with me every day, through thick and thin. He is #1 in my life, at last. He is my friend, my confidant, He is the ONLY person never too busy to listen to me. 

I gave Him my life and was baptized to show Him how much I loved Him and wanted to follow Him all the way. 

Jesus still heals today. 




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Healed from an eating disorder 

Healed from an eating disorder  Lauren’s testimony  This text is in three parts – Lauren’s cry  – her letter – her testimony A cry has nothing to do with a nice, politically correct prayer, the kind you can brag about in … More… More…

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