Friday, 26 October 2012


This past week, I've been cooped up inside with a nasty sinus infection / hacking cough.
After sleeping a few of those days, I started feeling good enough to be more human.

So I dusted off the sewing machine, went on pinterest for inspiration and voilà !

I made our Christmas stockings !!!

Inspired by this picture below:

I used one of my wool socks as a pattern and just added some fat - ha !

 The material came from old Gap slacks and old American Eagle jeans from Tonio.
They were at the point-of-no-return, so basically, the holes were far too advanced for my amateur seamstress skills =).

As you can see, I alternated the pants material for the reverse sides.

Using my favorite sewing tool, the trusty seam ripper,
I removed 2 belt loops from each pair of pants to make the hooks.

Can you guess which one is Tonio's and which one is mine?
I know we will have some fun stuffing those pockets too.
The Gap slacks were Tonio's favorite pair of pants, so, in a way, we're paying homage.
May they live forever... or until I get tired of them and decide to sew new stockings =).

I'm very thankful for my husband who takes such good care of me and encourages me in my creative endeavors (I know he's proud of me for trying new things).

Thank you Jesus for the down times.

--Love Lindsey

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

3 blessings this week...

...out of many

I made my own pumpkin pie out of a real pumpkin !
And I made the crust from scratch too =)
Living in a far away land demands creativity - ha.
We don't have canned pumpkin here, so I made my own "can."
Voilà.  Proud of myself.

I got a free osteopathic/chiropractic visit !
A lady at church made the appointment for her daughter,
but since her daughter couldn't make it, I benefited.
It was one of those "beyond expectations" deals.
I twisted my neck a few weeks ago, and I lost some range of motion.
Since a visit can be costly, I reasoned that I would just stretch and suck it up.
No need.  God had other plans.
He heard the little cry of my heart.
The doc put me back together =).
And the room was beautiful to boot !

Sebastien is in town !
Many of you know Tonio's brother, Sebastien.
He's so much fun to be around.
In fact, he and Tonio are currently on a 2-3 day hike in the mountains.
Well, he's a pilot for Air France, and I wanted to try out his coat.
He looks a lot SNAZZIER than me in it, that's for sure.
Plus, I'm swimming in it !

That's all.
Thanks for reading.

--Love Linz

Friday, 19 October 2012

visit from Germany

Meet our friend Manu from Germany.

He and his lovely wife, Esther, both served in Nice a few years ago.
Now living in Germany, they came back here for a visit in June 2011.
You may remember a WALK we took.

Well, Manu had some vacation time:
he hopped on a motorcycle,
and came to stay with us for 2 nights.

Thanks for the visit Manu !!!

--Love Linz
ps - we like visitors...hint...hint

Thursday, 18 October 2012

25 years of Bibles

25 ans de Bibles

Le 25° anniversaire de La Librairie Chrétienne !
The Christian Bookstore's 25th birthday !

Eliette et son amie.
Eliette and her friend.

Moi et Nina.
Me and Nina.

Plusieurs bonnes conversations sur la rue.
Several good conversations on the street.

Nina, Sylvie (la directrice) et Graziella.
Nina, Sylvie (the manager) and Graziella.

La table avec de la documentation Chrétienne gratuite, même des cookies =)
The table with free Christian material, even cookies =) 

Pierre, Jean, Magda, Graziella, l'épouse de Jean, Sylvie, moi, Nina et Nancy.
Vous pouvez voir que je suis la plus jeune =)
You can see that I'm the youngest =)


Cette journée était vraiment bénie par Dieu.
Nous sommes tous bénévoles et c'était comme ça pour toutes ces années !
Priez pour ce magasin pour qu'il puisse continuer d'être une lumière dans le quartier.
Merci Jésus pour ce groupe et pour tes provisions.

This day was really blessed by God.
We are all voluntary and it has been like this for all these years !
Pray for this store that it can continue to be a light in the neighborhood.
Thank you Jesus for this group and for your provision.

--Love Linz

Tuesday, 16 October 2012



The key to the missionary’s difficult task is also not the key of common sense, 
La réponse, au problème missionnaire, n'est pas la solution du bon sens, 

nor is it the key of medicine, civilization, education, or even evangelization. 
ni le secours médical, ni la civilisation ou l'éducation, ni même l'évangélisation.

The key is in following the Master’s orders— the key is prayer. 
La réponse, c'est la prière.

“Pray the Lord of the harvest . . . .” -Matt. 9:38
"Priez donc le Maître de la Moisson."

In the natural realm, prayer is not practical but absurd. 
Pour l'homme naturel, la prière n'est pas rentable, c'est une absurdité.

We have to realize that prayer is foolish from the commonsense point of view.
Il faut bien reconnaître en effet que du point de vue du sens commun, prier est stupide.

Our Lord calls us to no special work— He calls us to Himself. 
Le Seigneur ne nous appelle pas à une "tâche spéciale", il nous appelle à Lui.

“Pray the Lord of the harvest,” and He will engineer your circumstances 
to send you out as His laborer.
 "Priez donc le Maître de la Moisson" ; il dirigera lui-même les circonstances de votre vie, 
et vous enverra dans sa Moisson. 

This really taught me something this morning,
so I wanted to share it with you guys.
I hope it changes your perspective, too.
I'm so thankful for such a gracious God.

--Love Linz

read for yourself if you are interested: 
FRANCAIS - remplir la date 16 Octobre

Friday, 12 October 2012


Merci mon amour !
Thank you my love !

My wonderful husband went down to buy a roasted chicken for lunch today.
He returned without a chicken, explaining the shop was closed.

"BUT look what I found," he gestured,
as he handed me this happy bouquet of beautiful gerber daisies =).

Cheery orange smiles in a vase reminding me of how much I am loved.
Jesus, thank you for my man.

--Love Linz

Monday, 8 October 2012

church retreat HIKE

Une journée parfaite pour une randonnée !
A perfect day for a hike !
 (vidéo à la at the end)

Amusez-vous bien avec ces belles photos de la création de Dieu !
Enjoy these beautiful pictures of God's creation !

le sommet - 2 674 mètres
the summit - 8,773 feet

Notre randonnée - Voir plus d'info ICI.
Our hike - see more info HERE.

La vue à 360 degrés du sommet.
The 360 degree view from the summit.

--Love Linz

church retreat

Calvary Chapel Nice à la montange !

La louange avec l'ukulélé.
Worship with the ukulele.

Nathalie a fait les chants un matin.
Nathalie ran the slides one morning.

Et je les ai fait quand Tonio a mené la louange.
And I did them when Tonio led worship.

Il a un don de Dieu - j'aime bien quand il mène.
He has a gift from God - I like when he leads.

The church.

Brent a enseigné et Pierre a traduit en français.
Brent taught and Pierre translated in French.

Le baptême.
The baptism.

Quel endroit magnifique !
What a wonderful place !



Mon homme de la rivière.
My river man.

Des serviteurs fidèles du Seigneur.
Faithful servants of the Lord.

Le groupe.
The group.

Notre tente dans les bois.
Our tent in the woods. 

 J'aime bien faire du camping avec mon beau.
I like camping with my handsome.

On a étudié notre identité en Christ (Ephésiens) et l'importance du Saint-Esprit dans nos vies.
We studied our identity in Christ (Ephesians) and the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

--Love Linz
ps - le post qui vient c'est la randonnée qu'on a faite !
the post that's coming is the hike we took !