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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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Spyke is gone

  (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 … More… More…

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Every time you say: "yes" to one thing,

in some way, you say "no" to another.

'coz you can't stretch time.  

 

So, every time you're being proposed a program, listen to your concerns and priorities first. Listen with your heart to God’s point of view and not only to other people’s opinion about it… LISTEN TO YOURSELF, you're worth it.  

 

Be at peace with yourself even if it means saying no,

'coz every time you say no to a suggestion, you say yes to another. 

 

My top priority 

For me, it's spending quality time with God every day. With Him, I learn harmony. It mostly takes place in the forest…

see for yourself:

Read 80 pages of "Meet me in the forest", for free by clicking here 

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Yes says No

Every time you say: “yes” to one thing, in some way, you say “no” to another. ‘coz you can’t stretch time.     So, every time you’re being proposed a program, listen to your concerns and priorities first. Listen with … More… More…

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I was on a train heading for Lyon (a big town in the south east of France). Suddenly, the guy sitting in front of me has a heart attack! 

The conductor shook him like a rag doll, in vain, and uniforms started swarming around him . A doctor was asked for, on the intercom. 

A commotion broke out in the car. The passenger was lying on the ground. Mouth to mouth… cardiac massage, in vain. The guy turned from white to green. 

I know that this happens every day. We're just travelers on earth and should be expecting to see people leave this world, from time to time. Then, I remembered that this guy had asked me to watch over his stuff while he was gone, which I had agreed to.

What if his “stuff” was more than just his bag? So, keeping quietly to myself, I asked God to do something about it, in order for this man to get another chance of knowing Him and put his life in order before reaching eternity. And suddenly, the guy was back!

He left on a stretcher escorted by an army of firefighters, policemen and doctors. 

 

And the story goes on…

In Bienne, where I was supposed to change trains, something had already occurred. A lady was touched when she overheard me speaking about God’s grace with a friend I had bumped into. As we were getting off the train, she was telling me that she knew me (the artist) and that, most of all, she used to be a believer too. We haven’t talked much but it was powerful. As a result, I missed my train (had to change my ticket, reorganize everything…)... and now with this new event, I had the feeling history was repeating itself… (?!) 

I was on my way to two cities to perform a show and was well aware it was going to be a spiritual trip, but wow…! Hell of a start! 

Being close to God makes life really exciting. That’s what my book “Meet me in the forest” talks about. You can download the first 80 pages for free:

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Stroke on the train 

16 I was on a train heading for Lyon (a big town in the south east of France). Suddenly, the guy sitting in front of me has a heart attack!  The conductor shook him like a rag doll, in vain, … More… More…

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So many lost!!!

A couple of weeks ago as I was driving through a city, I was feeling for the world around me, so I prayed: 

-Lord, so many people don’t know You exist. And when they do, they’re not aware that You can be so close.

I was feeling down. It’s so unfair but it’s a fact in our society and I can’t stand it. I carried on: 

-Lord, may I get to reach them in order to tell them so and introduce You to them. Show me the way, what to write or draw or whatever… in order to reach them where they stand! 

I got a few hints from Him, which I faithfully follow every day. It’s really powerful. It takes a heck of a time but I’m looking forward to witnessing the result when it’ll be released.  

In the meantime, here’s a letter I received recently.

k

This young man wrote to me in his own style (I only slightly changed his letter for a better understanding). Thank you for praying for him and those who are like him… 

With love, Alain 

Yannis’ letter My name is Yannis. I’m 15 and I live in Rennes, a town in France. 2 years ago, I was kind of shy and generally nice with people. But I could lose it sometimes (when my mother or my sister got on my nerves, I’d beat them). 

k Over the top And one day, I was kicked out of school. It was a shock ‘coz I had lost all of my friends. I couldn’t help crying. I started trying to figure out why all this was happening and I realized I was always messing around, I wasn’t good enough, nice enough, too imperfect.  So, with all my heart, I decided to change. I was determined to be as perfect as possible. 

k God? A couple of weeks later, my father showed me a movie on the life of Jesus and I became interested in God. The first thing I did was to type “God” on YouTube. I scrolled through the videos and I saw a guy who looked cool so I clicked. 

Your video The title was: “Is God really your friend?” * (it was you and another guy from EMCI TV). I watched it and it broke my heart. It was so moving that I started crying without even knowing, it was unbelievable! (And I still feel like crying every time I watch the video). So, as you were telling us to do, I tried speaking to God and wanted to know more about him. I watched your other videos **, with EMCI TV and on your channel, and started getting closer to perfection every day. 

When I think of it, I realize how lucky I was to come across your video ‘coz it talked about God in a different way, a way that spoke to me. Have a nice day. 

* I’m sorry. The title was translated into English but the video is only available in French. 

 

** Links to videos with English subtitles available:

https://youtu.be/sz_5yPqpsW4

https://youtu.be/Jbm7a9n9h0Y

https://youtu.be/_YOaHn24UkE 

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Hi there! 

Let me share some of my everyday life at work when I was writing "Meet me in the forest, Origin" * 

You may not be an author yourself but it doesn't really matter. I believe that the complicity I describe fits just ANY JOB. May this text inspire you. 

* Sorry, this book isn't available in English, yet.

 

Diving in creativity

or exploring the sea of heaven

 

The sky! 

Saturday 6pm. 

After a couple of hours of passionate writing, completely immersed in the world I'm creating, I complete the final anecdote, at last.

I can finally look up from my notes, I'm not "under water" any more and I breathe as if I had been holding my breath all that time. 

As I'm leaving the world of the memories from my childhood, I remember this other reality: Right! I'm sitting at the garden table behind the house!

I sigh, lean back on the chair, look up and… wow! I'm suddenly facing the immense blue expanse right above me. 

So much higher than the big tree nearby, the generous sky was there the whole time! I take a deep breath and like a big fresh bubble inside me, it makes me feel like flying away. I delay the journey 'coz I still have a story to improve. 

A friend of mine who proofread it for me, pointed out some parts that require rearrangements and clarifications. Some scenes need to be rewritten from a new angle, a paragraph or two have to be moved around and the harmony of it all has to be improved so… gotta dive! 

(C u)

 

Worlds!

Monday 11.30 am Phewww! I finally reached a decisive stage and so needed to celebrate with someone that I instinctively headed for the forest. Escaping from my universe, I enter that of the vast nature my best Friend created. The forest and my book are interconnected, and together, we go from one to the other. 

- There it is, Lord… I did what you asked! 

Looking back

It’s been a year since we started writing this book together. At first, we were walking on mushy paths (memory sometimes fails) but as I kept going, solid grounds started appearing under my feet. Now that the job’s done, the landscape I leave behind me is nice and clean for any reader to wander through. Every anecdote I wrote is an easy but well documented path. I cleared it from all the usual obstacles one finds when speaking of God, like those obscure words in dialects unknown to most people. If lost, anyone can make it to Jesus' arms. 

I suddenly stop on my forest path. Er… seems like I’m in my book again! So, I decided to stop talking and start listening for a change. A vision settled in my mind:

I saw a long, modern and very powerful train about to come out of a tunnel to enter an insanely bright light. 

- “The end of the tunnel”! Yippee! Lord, we made it! 

 

Sea and divine complicity

I'm still in the forest and warm sunrays caress my face… which is strange since the forecast predicted a cloudy day. I look up and see something amazing: a huge gap splitting the thick layer of clouds just above my path and enlightening it.

The clouds looked like a sea from above, and the parting of its waters lasted the time it took for me to cross the forest. This heavenly breach highlighted my way right to my doorway, it was magical! 

- Thanks for the treat, Lord. I loved it …

 

Last dive 

OK, back to work… A friend kindly showed me a couple of syntax adjustments I had to make. So, here I am with my imaginary goggles and snorkel, diving in my book again. 

(sea U!)

 

Last one (if you say so…!) 

I've sent my book to still one more person for just another penultimate review. I need to be impartial, ignore laziness, accept big changes if necessary and look at my work with a critical eye. I consult my small and very busy workshop team again and again.  

 

Fruits from the promised land 

If you come across me during times like that, you might get the feeling I'm away. Well, it's probably because I am. When reaching the bottom line of something, I always turn things over and over in my mind and wander in my stories, unable to bring them to a close. My mind's dashboard flashes all over the place… and I strive in order to catch the signs and find what could be improved before this book gets to the printer. 

 

Rewards

At the grocers', I came across a mom and her teenage daughter. They told me how my previous books, “Meet me in the forest” volumes 1, 2 and 3, were part of their daily life and how it boosted their faith. It made me so happy, it's so incredibly comforting! I tear up as I'm writing these words and am reminded of it. I'm so grateful… and I tell myself it's definitely worth all the efforts I make. 

 

Just to nail it (in case I hadn't understood yet), there was a cardboard heart in the mailbox this morning. A child had colored it and clumsily penned his name on it to thank me… thank you… I hung it on the wall in the workshop in case it fell from my memory. 

OK… I’ve got to go back to my book, so… splash!

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Diving in creativity

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