Posted in Inspirational

Sunrise, A New Day, Another Time for Worship and Service

Sunrise at Caroline Bay by Jewel (1280x719)

I rise in the morning and thought about how God has blessed my life.
I thought of the birds who sang joyous songs as the sun ascends from the east,
I thought of the flowers all blooming with colors of pastel,
God be praised He gave me a beautiful world.

A new day promises another time for worship,
We give Him the praise as He showers His wonderful grace;
He gives us faith, hope and love,
That we may share with friends and family;
And most of all He gives life for you and me.

For from Him and through Him, all things were created,
Give Him the glory and praise for this wonderful world.

– from the song “A New Day” by Grace C. Dumlao

[quote cite=”Colossians 1:16″ url=”http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Col.1.16&version=NIV”%5DFor in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.[/quote]

PHOTO CREDIT: Sunrise at Caroline Bay by Jewel Kwe Castillon

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Posted in Inspirational, Living in New Zealand Now, Living in Timaru, Promote South Canterbury, South Canterbury living, Tell A Friend South Canterbury

South Canterbury – Tell a Friend Best Family Group Entry

Thank you!

South Canterbury Tell a Friend Award

 

Our family is grateful for the award that the South Canterbury – Tell a Friend contest organizers gave. The prizes are just awesome.

Joining the Tell-a-Friend contest has given us the opportunity to meet new friends, integrate with Timaru community and gain internet marketing knowledge.

While there’s no perfect place in this world, we say that there are many reasons for beautiful living in South Canterbury.

To God be the glory! Praise Him.

We just can’t stop thinking about South Canterbury.

Watch this video to know more:

South Canterbury – Tell a Friend from South Canterbury NZ on Vimeo.

Posted in Living in Timaru, Promote South Canterbury, South Canterbury living

Listen to the Sea

By Placido B. Matta

Timaru Coast Walk

Have you ever been to a sand bar

Listening, watching wavelets caress the sandy shore?

I have –

And heard the gentle voice of God.

Or,

Dashing Rocks Timaru

Heard the roar of waves

Venting their wrath upon rocky shores?

I have –

and heard the voice of an angry God.

Remember the money changers

Defiling the holy temple?

So, beware and

Listen to the sea.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Ross Waugh’s Photographs

Posted in Inspirational, Living in New Zealand Now, Promote South Canterbury, South Canterbury living, Tell A Friend South Canterbury

Reasons For Beautiful Living in South Canterbury

 

A beauty to behold, a beauty to think and to feel about, and a beauty to be remembered.
Dr. Juanito M. Acanto

South Canterbury

Our simple aspiration in life is to find a peaceful place to live and use to the fullest the gifts that God has given us.

We found it in New Zealand. We lived initially in Auckland for nine months then moved to Timaru on 14 August 2012.

We love the place, the weather and the friendly people. The surrounding towns of South Canterbury are such lovely places for its tourist destinations, history, and placid environment.

It didn’t take us a month to realize it’s easy to live a happy life in South Canterbury. Let me give you two reasons.

South Canterbury is home and gateway to popular scenic spots

Lake Tekapo South Canterbury

Church of the Good Shepherd South Canterbury

Two hours away from Timaru is Lake Tekapo. A trip to Lake Tekapo is just like finding a trove of treasures that gives lasting happiness.

Walking along the stony shores of Lake Tekapo or wading into its cool crystal clear waters make you realize you’re really in an awesome place.

Don’t fail to take a pose at the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Read her brief history and feel the solemnity inside, you would surely wish to renew wedding vows in the hallowed halls of this famous church.

Then drive for 10-15 minutes up the popular Mt. John Observatory and spend time appreciating the 360⁰ view at Astro Cafe. Surely, these are the best of times spend with friends and family.

Astro Cafe Mt. John Observatory Visiting Lake Tekapo is just like stepping into a real-life movie scene.

At Timaru, the heart of South Canterbury, Caroline Bay gives a very relaxing beat

The dune boardwalk gives you access to beautifully planted and cared sand dunes of Caroline Bay.

Tired and stressed after the day’s work?

Not feeling well, suffering from colds or whatever infirmity?

Take a walk at Caroline Bay, through the pathways, the board walk, and stroll along the beach, you will be refreshed and healed.

I can’t understand it but each time I go promenading at Caroline Bay, feeling the sea breeze, hearing the sound of surf, seeing seagulls flying and playing freely my mind relaxes and my soul quiets.

Caroline Bay South Canterbury

Caroline Bay South Canterbury

Caroline Bay Fitness Trail is a two-kilometer walk with stops at exercise and fitness equipment.

They are located strategically in the park so that capable fitness buffs could enjoy the bay and park views while exercising.

Caroline Bay South Canterbury

Many friendships are forged at the playground.

The paddling pool at Caroline Bay is the children's favorite.

Anytime on a sunny day is great time for picnic and frolic at Caroline Bay.

Kids may go and play at the playground while parents sit and relax under the sun.

It’s at the Caroline Bay playground where children share and play together at the swings, slides, and other rides, winning friends in the process.

As a migrant and pilgrim in search of a place of peace and happy living for my family, South Canterbury is the best place to begin.

Isn’t it lovely to see that the rich and poor, young and old, able and not-so-able can have the same chance to experience and enjoy these reasons for happy living in South Canterbury?

Like the old Timaru Lighthouse that had guided many ships to Caroline Bay Port, may your dreams of beautiful life guide and lead you to come, visit and live in South Canterbury.

Timaru Lighthouse South Canterbury

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Photo Credits: Jade Jarbadan, Jewel Kwe

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