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Monday, December 27, 2010

New blog address

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Book Review "Children of Jihad"

Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle EastChildren of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East by Jared Cohen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Children of Jihad by Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen, (a Jewish American) travels to Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran recording his experiences in this hard-to-put-down book.
This is a very interesting book about the youth living in the Middle East. Lots of history about each area's political and social situation- in the past and today.
It was interesting to me that Hezbollah hates the American Government and Israel, but at the same time they don't hate individual Jews and Americans, even becoming friends with Mr. Cohen while he was there visiting. An amazing- and at some times- chilling book about the Middle East today.

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Book review "Invisible China"

Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic BorderlandsInvisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands by Colin Legerton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Invisible China by Colin Legerton
Very informative book telling about people in different parts of China. I enjoyed learning about minority ethnic groups. Culture, history, foods and customs, a great book for anyone interested in China in general but especially good for those researching ethnic groups of China, the "Middle Kingdom."

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Josties - "What Happy Is" Official Music Video

Treasures from Proverbs and Psalms

"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!"
-Proverbs 16:16

Psalm 90

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
 1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
 2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
         Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
         Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
 3 You turn man to destruction,
         And say, “Return, O children of men.”
 4 For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it is past,
like a watch in the night.
 5 You carry them away like a flood;
         They are like a sleep.
         In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
 6 In the morning it flourishes and grows up;
         In the evening it is cut down and withers.
 7 For we have been consumed by Your anger,
         And by Your wrath we are terrified.
 8 You have set our iniquities before You,
         Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
 9 For all our days have passed away in Your wrath;
         We finish our years like a sigh.
 10 The days of our lives are seventy years;
         And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
         Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
         For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
 11 Who knows the power of Your anger?
         For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
 12 So teach us to number our days,
         That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 

 13 Return, O LORD!
         How long?
         And have compassion on Your servants.
 14 Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
         That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
 15 Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
         The years in which we have seen evil.
 16 Let Your work appear to Your servants,
         And Your glory to their children.
 17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us,
         And establish the work of our hands for us;
         Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Little girls and dolls. :-) 

"Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom"

                                                                                 -Psalm 90:12

"I am looking for the Overtaker, not the Undertaker!"
~William MacDonald 

(Author of "One Day at a Time"a great daily devotional and also Bible commentaries for the Old and New Testament)

You keep him in perfect peacewhose mind is stayed on You,because he trusts in You.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beijing, CHINA photos

Autumn leaves and Chinese tiles

In Beijing, near Tian'anmen Square 
(simplified Chinese天安门广场
traditional Chinese天安門廣場;
pinyinTiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng,

                                         A Beijing Hutong

A restaurant 

the last rays of sunlight in Beijing before sunset.

Please Pray for 中国!