What does God consider to be evil, displeasing abominations? Blasphemy? Premeditated murder? Rape? Interestingly, while those are without a doubt all bad, the abominations listed in Isaiah 66 are hallmarks of Old Testament religion: animal sacrifice, grain offerings and burnt incense. The perpetrators of such abominable sins of religion are indicted by God as having “chosen their own ways”. Yet the people who are favored by God are those who are humble, contrite in spirit and tremble at God’s word.
Only by carefully sourcing your food can you be sure your family is eating produce that is not loaded with harmful chemicals or germs. That’s why I’ve been very interested in learning about how to easily grow food for my family the most efficient way possible. In my research, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to [...]
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4) Song: Alive In Us We’ve been devastated that our baby girl, Jesse Anna, got sick so quickly and left us in just two days. [...]
Like all our children, our third child has been such a treasure in our life, a gift. In fact, her first name, Jesse, means gift or Jehovah exists. Her middle name, Anna, means gracious or one who gives. The Chinese part of her name, 美兰 (or 美蘭 in traditional characters), is pronounced Měi Lán and [...]
There are two “must do” tourist attractions in Chengdu. The first is to visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. The second is the “Fu Rong Guo Cui” ( 芙蓉国粹) evening variety show that highlights various acts including the Rolling Oil Lamp in local Sichuan Dialect, puppetry, hand shadow puppets and, my favorite, face changing [...]