Hope in Perseverance vs. Despair

Perseverance: the word I used for finding answers to the disparate changes in my health that limited my hiking, especially at altitude. Three years of declining ability to breath had led us to discuss relocating out of our beloved Rocky Mountains. One final chance to find answers – go to National Jewish Health in Denver Continue reading Hope in Perseverance vs. Despair

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

Terra Cotta Warriors – Xian

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