Friday, 30 March 2012

wednesday project

don't leave me alone with fabric, a sewing machine and buttons

BEFORE                                           AFTER


BEFORE                                           AFTER

i'm so thankful to have a sewing machine
it's really satisfying to be a little domestic here and there =)
thanks momma for teaching me to sew when i was little
thanks jeni for leaving behind this great machine to use

we're off to Grenoble for the weekend - see you in a few days

--Love Linz

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

finally !!!

a group effort made complete this week
children's ministry can now meet upstairs !!!

tonio was pretty much the project manager, the momentum, the organizer
i'm so proud of him !

of course, pierre and nancy did a ton
a couple from church craig and barb
2 faithful workers jean-claude and hervé
and about 20 others from september to march

thank you Jesus for a place for the kids
next prayer: someone with a heart to lead children's ministry

Love Linz

Monday, 26 March 2012

la quatrième étape

the fourth step
(out of four !)

j'ai passé toute la journée de vendredi ici avec une vingtaine d'autres
i spent my whole friday here with about 20 others

c'était comme une classe d'histoire de la france
it was like a french history class

 quelques notes
some notes

Alors, j'ai ma carte de séjour temporaire et j'attends la vraie.
So, I have my temporary "green card" and I'm waiting for the real one.

les quatres étapes que j'avais déjà passé !
1) Attestation Session d'Inforamtion sur la Vie en France
2) Attestation Ministrèrielle de Dispense de Formation Linguistique
3) Attestation de Réalisation d'un Bilan de Compétances Professionnelles
4) Attestation de Formation Civique

the four steps I've already passed !
1) Certificate of Information on Life in France
2) Certificate of Governmental Exemption of Language Education
3) Certificate of Professional Competence Fulfillment Assessment
4) Certificate of Civil Education

WooHoo !
Merci Jésus.

--Love Linz

Saturday, 24 March 2012


a girls' day out

Sanremo, Italy
45 minutes from Nice

color !!!
{sidenote: to describe france & italy in colors,
france = black, grey, maybe brown, and an occasional red;
italy = every color you can imagine !}
seeing as color affects me tremendously, i try to make an effort EVERYday to wear a little, if not, a lot

taken for the sandoval family =)
a family who appreciates foo-da-fa-fa and MOOstaches

indoor market
drove by monaco on the way home

 perhaps you are thinking, just like I am,
what in the world, "Lindsey, you're living a dream life !"

How does one turn down a phone call like this?:
"Hey, Linz, would you want to come to italy on tuesday with us?" -Nancy

um... hmmm... no, i have too much laundry to do
or no, i just feel like having a day at home...

all this to say, i really want to praise God for these opportunities
i never want to take for granted where i live
yes, i have my hard days, just like you,
(and they seem to come often)
"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD."-Job 1:21
He has taken me away from my family, that i miss very much, my comforts, my "identity"
He has given me so much in return:
an incredible husband who loves Jesus and me so much
a new life in France, the opportunity to travel, learn a language
and the opportunity to be stretched until all I have is my identity in Jesus Christ

and for this i rejoice
Blessed be the name of the LORD !

--Love Linz

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

work in progress

about 6 months ago, 
you saw this picture below on the blog post from September

21 September, 2011 - BEFORE

15 March, 2012 - AFTER
same wall after all the electrical work, putty, plaster and paint

and I'm proud to brag that my husband chose the color 
and had the idea to paint these cool stripes !!!

 getting closer - new carpet in the other room

pretty soon, children's ministry can meet back upstairs instead of the foyer of the church
please pray for this to be completed soon
tonio has been such a huge blessing in keeping the project moving forward

--Love Linz

Monday, 19 March 2012

women's conference

Calvary Chapel Nice, France

with ladies from Nice, Lyon, Paris, Berlin and even Luxembourg

our little bookstore

Ismahan setting up the beautiful tables

Nathalie & I leading worship

Singing "The Love of God" in French

Anne translating for Cathy Taylor from Seattle

so diligent

Shannon Woodword also came from the Seattle area to share

Sunday morning we met at a hotel in Cannes

my friend Diana

the hotel

an old villa transformed

Alexandre III

the pastor's wives: Jennifer, Cathy, Nancy, Shannon & Becky

Darlène is our Luxembourg representative

 Au revoir !!!

Cathy and Shannon were such a blessing to all of us.
They taught the Word of God, shared their stories, and poured their love out.
We studied:
In the Shadow of the Rock
In the Shadow of the Tree
In the Shadow of His Wings
In the Shadow of His Hands

You can even listen if you'd like (English + French) !
The teachings should are up and running on the church blog.

Love Lindsey

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

apocalypse 6

revelation 6

tonio est un prof super passionné - j'aime bien quand il enseigne
tonio is a really passionate teacher - i love when he teaches

je ne connais personne qui aime étudier plus que lui
i don't know anyone that likes to study more than him 

on a pris une petite pause pour nos têtes
we took a little break for our brains

cette image représente les 4 premiers sceaux ouverts dans ce chapitre
this image represents the first 4 opened seals in this chapter

i'm enjoying this study tremendously, 
not just because it's a little nuts studying the end of time 
along with all the crazy happenings, but because through it, 
God is showing me how much He really does love every person on this earth, 
me included...  
He doesn't want anyone to perish - not one.

--Love Linz

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

mr. chambers - 6 march

"It takes Almighty grace to take the next step

when there is no vision

and no spectator --

the next step in devotion,

the next step in your study,

in your reading,

in you kitchen;

the next step in your duty,
when there is no vision from God,
no enthusiasm
and no spectator.

It takes far more of the grace of God,
far more conscious drawing upon God to take that step,

than it does to preach the Gospel."
--Oswald Chambers

Jesus, thank you that You never leave us nor forsake us.
Help me take the next step.

I hope this has encouraged you as it has me.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me [Jesus] you may have peace. 
In the world you will have tribulation; 
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." 
--John 16:33

--Love Lindsey

Thank you to all who read this blog.
I wish I knew all of you.

If Jesus is someone you don't really know,
I want to encourage you get to know Him.
He's the best friend I've ever had, my Savior,
my King, my Creator, my source of Peace and Truth.
Are you ever curious about ::HEAVEN::?
You too can experience God's Peace and Salvation.

Jesus is eager to get to know you better
if you want Him to.