The ridge between northern and southern Umbrian forests grows the magical black truffles famous in many Italian dishes. On our hike to the ‘ecotourism’ Bartoli Farm, it begins to rain as fog rolls in and covers the mountains with mist. ( Patrico sul Monteluco, firstname.lastname@example.org) The farm is a working farm and is available for dining tourists and … Continue reading AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm
What do you believe in? How do you protect the earth and its creatures? Who was St. Francis of Assisi? St. Francis of Assisi is known to be the patron saint of animals, but he is so much more. He restored the life of the priests to be more Christ like after he had a vision in … Continue reading Who is St. Francis of Assisi?
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
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
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Isaiah 30:15 “In quietness and confidence is your strength.” (NIV) A silent retreat is a necessary escape from our crazy world. Stillness. No human voices. Birds and flowers beckon me to the next bench. Not a hike to achieve a goal, but a prayer walk. Peace as the salve for grief. Wind in the Aspens … Continue reading Silent Retreat
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
Ecclesiastes 6:12 “For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?” (NIV) Xian, China transitioned from small city to a metropolis beckoning tourists when the Terra Cotta Warriors were discovered … Continue reading Terra Cotta Warriors – Xian
Genesis 1:12 “The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” (NIV) Lunch at a Chinese restaurant with glass floors was memorable and we enjoyed a Panda shaped dessert. Everything was served family style and they … Continue reading FOOD