south canterbury autumn

Autumn Leaf Colours – Salute to Life’s Death Rehearsals

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. … [Read More...]

resurrection reflections Lester Ruiz

The Resurrection In Retrospect

“Not powerful enough to prevent crucifixion; but influential enough to take the crucified off the cross” "When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day … [Read More...]

Christmas angels on Stafford St. Timaru herald the start of Christmas celebration for more than 3 decades now.

How To Celebrate Christmas Daily in New Year 2015 and Beyond

"Merry Christmas" The most uttered phrase or greeting each Christmas season, spoken for infinite number of times by peoples of the world. As the zenith of the Christmas season comes 25th … [Read More...]

Hope in God

What Makes Hope Less

Pastor John's message yesterday (29 June 2014) on "Building Blocks - Hope" made me reflect on my hope experiences. Apart from asking myself how I may be able to share or give hope to others, I … [Read More...]

love and commitment

“With this Ring”

Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 17: "With this Ring" Open your hands. Look at your ring finger. Is your wedding ring still there? In my long hospital confinement, my wedding ring … [Read More...]

Angie Occeno-Libardo

Beautiful Lessons from a Bar Flunker

GUEST POST BY ANGIE OCCENO-LIBARDO Setbacks come naturally to life, perhaps second to breathing. The unfortunates will even get a shrill experience of the "Murphy's Law," that when things go bad it will just be. Dazed in amazement over the intensity of some issues, one can only shake his head and wonder. Inaccurate the prospects of them … [Read More...]

Lessons Learned from Sickness

The Language of Silence

Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 28: The Language of Silence It is customary for people to make or create a noise when emphasizing something. New business or products are introduced by loud public announcements, accompanied with drum beats, full volume music, street parades, caravans, … [Read More...]


power of prayer

The Power of Prayer

Lessons Learned from My Sickness - Part 1: The Power of Prayer Daily, the Lord revealed to me his miraculous ways, his protection, provision and preservation. And all of these were his answers to the prayers of … [Read More...]

lessons learned from sickness

The Indispensability of Pain

Lessons Learned from My Sickness – Part 2: The Indispensability of Pain Too often, we want to avoid pain. We don't like its sensation. We are simply uncomfortable with it. But do you know that when Christ … [Read More...]


TED 862

The Day We Let Go of Ted

The sound of the alarm from my cell phone awakened me, telling me that it’s already 6:00 o’clock in the morning. I slept after doing my usual early morning chores as online writer. I had worked … [Read More...]

Boat on the seashore

Had He Ever Lived?

Had our brother, Ivan ever lived? In our memories perhaps... Thinking of our brotherly fellowship, helping him grow, sharing and supporting his dreams, listening to his good singing voice, arguing, … [Read More...]

Raindrops by Diane King

It Is Raining Now

Who said it won't be raining for a long time because of the El Nino phenomenon? It's raining now. I thought it was just a droplet and a drizzle passing by and then Emperor Sun would beat his … [Read More...]