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

FOOD

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