This past week was a “Double Holiday Week.” October 1 is China’s National Day, commemorating the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. It is usually a 5 day holiday, also called “golden week” because the weather is … Continued
This past weekend was a 3-day holiday in China, for the traditional Tomb Sweeping holiday. I decided to do something that I would find life-giving and help me enjoy life in China. I went with a group on an … Continued
One of the many 4-character phrases in Chinese is 名胜古迹 (míngshènggǔjì), which means “places of historic interest and scenic beauty.” Basically, famous places you might want to visit because they are really old, really beautiful, or both. I was recently … Continued
On Saturday, I went on a group hike to a section of the un-restored Great Wall. This section is far off the tourist path and some work to climb along the wall. The person I ended up hiking with had … Continued
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains … Continued
“When your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan … Continued
If this blog is any indication, I go to the Great Wall a lot. I promise this isn’t normal. We just had more Official Visitors. When you have visitors who have never been to China, the appropriate thing to do … Continued
We have Official Visitors this week, and I took them to the Great Wall Wednesday. There are several portions north of Beijing, and the one we went to was about one and a half hours on a train from the … Continued
Iconic China: The flag, the Great Wall, and hundreds of people.
I am moving back to China! Please join me here for a small glimpse into my life in the middle kingdom. I’m planning to share lots of photos and a few stories and reflections.