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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?
Then she totally surprised me. A total stranger invited me to their house, and I accepted.
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
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Psalms 68:16 “Why do you look with envy, O Mountains with many peaks, at the mountain which God has desired for His abode?” (NAS) Psalms 147: 16-17 “He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?” When I visited … Continue reading Never Summer – Never Envy
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
Psalms 37:37 “For the person of peace will have a posterity – a legacy.” Purpose in life. We all want to be known for making a difference in someone’s life, in our world, and in our community. In the darkest of nights we wonder if what we do makes a difference to the God of … Continue reading Leave a legacy
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Satisfaction is fleeting. Our desires are ever expanding, and contentment is brief when we are busy making a living and not making a life. Happiness and blessings seem to be interconnected. It is easy to be happy when we … Continue reading I can’t get no satisfaction….