Happiness is an Elephant

Numbers 12: 5-6 “Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward,  he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you,  I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.’”(NIV)             My greatest Continue reading Happiness is an Elephant

Shanghai Treasures

Jeremiah 52:7 “Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled. They left the city at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians were surrounding the city.”               Shanghai is an ancient city now bustling as one of the largest cities in China with a population of 24 million in 2017.  It Continue reading Shanghai Treasures

Chongquing, China – 30 Million People! Never heard of it?

Jonah 3:3 “Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it.” (NIV)             Modes of transportation are what connect communities, people and culture.  We took planes, floated in boats, and traveled in vans, walked miles, private cars, and now the Bullet Train from Chengdu Continue reading Chongquing, China – 30 Million People! Never heard of it?

Li River, China and Four Things for Luck

Psalms 98:8 “Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;” (NIV) There is a quiet peace when we are on, near, or in water. People took selfies with the stunning background scenery of the Li River. Chinese people were posing for pictures and were dressed in all their finery. The navigation through Continue reading Li River, China and Four Things for Luck

Guilin Cave, Pearls, River and Luck

Psalms 128:2 “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” (NIV) Guilin, China is a small city by China standards with only 1 million people and after Beijing and Xian, it felt quiet and empty. The Li and Peach Blossom Rivers converge with four lakes and we are greeted with stifling Continue reading Guilin Cave, Pearls, River and Luck

Marketplace Xian

Ezekiel 27:24  “In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.” (NIV) Xian Mosque and Market Bazaar was a cacophony of color. Calligraphy, art, t-shirts, purses, fancy lacquered chopsticks, embroidered shoes, Buddhist tasseled offerings, bells, and colorful kites were displayed in mass quantities.   Continue reading Marketplace Xian