Thursday, November 18, 2010
"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!"
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,
And 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!
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"
"I am looking for the Overtaker, not the Undertaker!"
(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
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;
pinyin: Tiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng,
A Beijing Hutong
the last rays of sunlight in Beijing before sunset.
Please Pray for 中国!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Northern China as we flew over from the US
(Taken with a 55-200mm Nikon/Nikkor lens)
"Better City, Better Life" The World Expo's motto
At the World Expo in Shanghai.
This was inside the UK Pavilion at the World Expo.
These are what the UK building is made of. Plastic rods, each containing a rare or almost extinct seed.
Self portrait in Hong Kong