Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Once again...

Hello! I don't know if there's anyone who still reads this blog, but in case you're wondering why I haven't posted in a while it's because I've moved here: http://allons-y-linusrenee.blogspot.com/ I just realized that some of my other social media profiles listed this blog as my blog or website and that I'd forgotten to change it. I think that's all been fixed now. But since I just discovered that I figured I would come back and re-share the new location for my random thinkings. :) again, that's here: http://allons-y-linusrenee.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sorry for the confusion

ok, well, I apologize for all of the craziness regarding my blogging....I just needed to consolidate my blogs, so I've moved - again. For those desiring to continue to be in the know about what's going on in and around my mind and life. please find me here: http://allons-y-linusrenee.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 27, 2011

flurry of posts

why does it always seem that once I've updated my blog once in a day about a particular thing I find in that same day so many other things with which I want to update my blog? In those situations, I often find myself trying to wait until tomorrow or in a few days from now so that my blog-readers aren't faced with a downpour only to go through a drought for another week, month, etc.

Well, today, while I'm thinking about it, I'll post another. I've been doing a lot of thinking about writing recently. Probably in part because I just watched Woody Allen's new film Midnight in Paris yesterday. It was a film that seemed made for me. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, and I do highly suggest going to see it, so I won't go into too many details. When I stopped and thought about why I think that film was made for me, and how a writer/director like Woody Allen could write/direct a film for me is when I realized this: although we're veryvery people, we're both artists. We're both writers, we're both driven by the desires and frustrations of making art, bringing meaning to life.

Thinking those sorts of things, that I might have something in common with someone who is known for their art, gives me hope, and a desire to try to keep pushing through those walls-of-fears that I've built that keep myself safe from my own desire to create art.

Well, that's it for now, I guess. Maybe later there'll be another post...


it's not very often that I talk about much else on here than leaving for Scotland. But after church last night I just needed to pause and say a few things about the amazing blessing that Rock Harbor Fullerton has been in my life.
Week after week I'm continually amazed by what I've seen God do in this place and how I watch Him continue to work in the lives of the community He's gathering to himself in this place. I have been grown and stretched and loved on in and by this community that it will - no matter what happens in the rest of my life - be a very big part of my heart.
One of the hardest parts about leaving for school in Scotland is leaving this community*family*body of Christ (each of those words on its own isn't expressive enough, therefore the combination). My excitement about what God is doing and will continue to do in North Orange County, in the City of Fullerton, in and through RH Fullerton has only grown from those first days we met to pray together for what this campus might be. As it's Summertime we're moving into our summer rhythms as a church, but that also includes murmurs, thoughts, plans for what's to come in the Fall. Every time I hear about those I experience a very bittersweet excitement. I can't wait for this family of mine to move into these adventures. I long to be praying for them from wherever I am about whatever is happening here. However I can't shake the slight sadness of being able to see it first-hand. Which is when I'm reminded of the amazing things I'll be getting to be a part of where I am and the prayers from this family that I know will follow me and surround me all the way out to Scotland.
As I walk and drive around Fullerton I can't help but imagine what this city can and will grow into as the Church (both RH Fullerton and the body of Christ in Fullerton) continues to pour out themselves into it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Today I received some more exciting news from Aberdeen! I have a place to live! This year they started a new discount scheme for International Student housing that provided places in a particular group of residence halls at a significant discount! So, when I could I applied for that. I'm not sure who my flatmates will be, and I'm not sure if Aberdeen will supply that information or if I'll just have to wait and see. If you could be praying for whomever they may be, that would be wonderful! The residence hall I'll be in is named Hector Boece after the first president of King's College in Aberdeen (one of the schools that would become University of Aberdeen).

After receiving this today there's very little left that I need to procure in order to start making my application for a student visa! It's crazy how quickly things seem to be moving despite what has felt like endless waiting before this point. It's becoming more real and more exciting every day!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

oh, and these are fun reads....

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/dont-date-a-girl-who-reads/ (there are 2 pages, read both of them)

and then read the response:



Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Been A While...

Wow, blogging. I feel like it's been an age since I last was on here to properly update this - to inform everyone about what's been going on.
Well, since my last update, I've been kept rather busy. Between work and church and trying to live as presently as possible while I'm still here in Southern California - soaking in ever last sun ray. And despite my complaints of feeling like I've been waiting forever, the year has flown by. Somehow it's already June and next thing I know, I'll be in Aberdeen.
If I could properly remember what's happened in between I'd tell you all about it. Unfortunately, that's not possible as my brain doesn't want to cooperate with me at the present. All I know is that it has been a very full year. From my first vacation without my family to watching many dear friends get married to growing up a little more and learning more every day...I really wish I'd been better at keeping this thing up, it would be useful to go back and look at what's happened. Oh, and as I've not documented all of the projects, I'll just have to hope you trust me when I say that the cooking and baking has also been still going on. In fact, I made a Red Velvet cake from scratch - and it wasn't just any red velvet cake, it was a red velvet TARDIS cake!

Well, that's all for now. I'll hopefully keep updating this more regularly, so you'll get to join me in this coming year, instead of waiting - like this year - many months before you get a lacking update.