About

Hello. I’m Chernise; I grew up in Singapore but now live and work in Coventry, UK. I am a part-time fundraiser, a part-time student worker in my local church, and a part-time dabbler in many other things. Most of all in my life I want to be a full-time lover of the God who loves me and gives Himself for me.

Some people talk about cars, others talk about shoes, I talk about God. Seeking Him, finding Him, knowing Him, following Him, living for Him… I have been in jobs where it wasn’t the done thing to have spiritual conversations before, and it felt like I was going to explode (a sure way to recognise something that you were made to do!). Somewhere along the way I realised that people were actually gaining something from my scattered musings and half-strung-together sentences, so I decided to blog the overflow of my thoughts and experiences here. I blog about many things, but mainly about living cross-culturally and in community, and my friendship with God and my God thoughts. If you want to get in touch, email me at fille [dot] mignon [at] gmail [dot] com.

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The name of the blog comes from a Flannery O’Connor quote that I have found to be very accurately descriptive of my short Christian existence:

“Always you renounce a lesser good for a greater; the opposite is what sin is […] the struggle to submit […] is not a struggle to submit but a struggle to accept and with passion. I mean, possibly, with joy. Picture me with my ground teeth stalking joy — fully armed too as it’s a highly dangerous quest.”

PS. If photos on this blog don’t come with credits, they are mine. Feel free to poach.

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