This photo evokes a lingering memory of NZ. The land is literally refreshing with all its endless landscape and multicolored hues.
Coming from a place where tall buildings abound, it was a smell of fresh air to be surrounded by arboreal shades.
If there are images etched in my brain about our brief vacation, they would be mountain ranges, Victorian architecture, and flora and fauna enjoying divine provision without so much regulation.
Of course, the visit has been enhanced tremendously by the fellowship of friends.
Thanks to Jonan Castillon and his energetic Wife Jewel Kwe Castillon. Their quiet and lovely Daughter Jadyn was ever ready with her smile. Without this family and their Food Haven, our stay would have been a simple ocular investigation of the place.
We, therefore, declare profound thankfulness for the gift of friendship through them. To me, although this gift is not of essential value for survival, it makes survival essentially valuable!
The opportunity to speak to a community of faith about nurturing relationships was a bonus, an icing to the cake.
What a joyful experience to share how relationship should be at the forefront of everything we are and anything we do.
When we disregard its remarkable importance for the tyranny of the urgent, we lose the focus of our presence on earth.
May you all have the opportunity to visit this well-kept NZ’s secret called Timaru.
And when you pass by don’t forget to visit the Castillon’s at their mouthwatering Food Haven at Stafford!
Shalom, peace coming from wholeness, be yours!
NOTE:The photo and article were published originally on the author’s Facebook account and were reposted here with his permission.