Friday, 30 November 2012


Dear blog people,

if you read our posts, thanks !
I'd like to share a bit about my 'little' sister.
She is younger but taller.
Louder but definitely more witty.
Stronger and more brunette-ish.
Smart in medicine and very pretty.

I love her.
And I'm proud to be her blog manager,
while she is in medical school.

Stop by for a look around.
Follow the blog if you'd like.
Enjoy !

--Love Linz

Sunday, 25 November 2012

CD - Fear Not

I would like to share a CD with all of you.
I recorded most of the songs 6 years ago and the others about 8 years ago.
[if you're on Facebook, you may have already seen this.]

I wrote all of them, except the last one, which is by Leon and Crystal Sandoval.

Click HERE or click the photo to check it out.
You can download the songs for FREE !


I thank Jesus for these songs and the lessons I continue to glean from them.

--Love Linz

ps - That's my horse Molly.  
I gave her to a great neighbor family before moving to France.  
She's in good hands, and I can see her whenever I visit California.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

T- HANKs giViNg

That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving
And tell of all Your wondrous works. 
-Psalm 26:7

I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving
-Psalm 69:30

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 
-Psalm 95:2

A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! 
-Psalm 100:1

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. 
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. -Psalm 100:4

 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 
-Psalm 107:1

"Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name (David).
-1 Chronicles 29:13

 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
-Psalm 105:1

 And He (Jesus) took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. -Matthew 15:36

For in the days of David and Asaph of old [there were] chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. -Nehemiah 12:46

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry (Paul). -1 Timothy 1:12

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; 
and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15

Today, I thank God for:
the Bible
my husband
talking to my mom, dad and sister on the phone
my family
my belle-famille
pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin
outdoor market
pumpkin seeds from a real pumpkin ;)
flowers from the man i love most on this earth
clean sheets & bedspread
our church
our home
our life together

Jesus, I love you and give you thanks for oh-so-much more than just this list !

--Love Linz

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Bible Study

Une Étude Biblique
avec 3 chères amies
(with 3 dear friends)

Rencontrez Pia, Elodie et Diana !
Meet Pia, Elodie and Diana !

Chaque vendredi, on étudie quelques chapitres de la Bible.
Every Friday, we study a few chapters of the Bible.

Cette semaine, on a étudié 1 Timothée 1-3.
This week, we studied 1st Timothy 1-3.

Merci Seigneur pour mes amies.
Thank you Lord for my friends.

--Love Linz

Friday, 16 November 2012

still legal

round 2 !

today, we brought a stack of documents and photocopies to the préfecture
(French administration building)

after a chilly wait outside, 
then a mad dash to get into another line,
then waiting for our number to be called...

it was all worth it
(3 hours later)

you see that sweet paper above? - i get to stay another year
woohoo !!!

thank you Jesus
--Love Linz

ps - yes, i'm married to a French man
yes, it's seems silly to do all this paperwork every year
but hey, i really can't complain
i'm so blessed to be here with my handsome

definitely. worth. it.

Thursday, 15 November 2012


On aime bien quand Seb vient à Nice
We like when Seb comes to Nice


 Tonio and Seb


 tightening the rope

 Seb and Tonio

 Seb (i'm in the water)

 Seb and me dancing - ha !


 Monsieur Hairy Crab


It was a fun, sunny November afternoon in Nice.
I wore my wetsuit (sooooo thankful)...the MEN were tough, though.
Water is chilly, not freezing, but my wetsuit kept my lips from turning purple =)

Seb, we like hanging out with you.
Thanks for being so much fun.

--Love Linz

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

our friend Thomas is 30

Notre ami Thomas a 30 ans

Nous avons fêté son anniversaire dans le Vercors.
We celebrated his birthday in the Vercors.

la route
the drive

la fête
the party
le principal intéressé, Thomas (debout)
the birthday boy, Thomas (standing)

raclette, un repas d'hiver typique de la France
raclette, a typical French winter dish
on était 20
there were 20 of us

le gâteau
zee cake

le matin
the morning
mes amis, les petits ânes
my friends, the little donkeys

un jeu de dominos
a game of dominoes

la vue du châlet
the view from the cabin

Thomas, Edgar et Tonio
des amis du prépa
friends from university

une nouvelle amie
a new friend

 le petit-dejeuner

les châlets où on était
the cabins where we were

la descente
the descent

une bouffée d'air frais - ahhhh.
a breath of fresh air - ahhhh.

j'adore les montagnes
i love the mountains

merci Jésus
thank you Jesus

--Love Linz