Rebecca Hoverd

Press Service International

Rebecca Hoverd studies law and geography at The University of Auckland and loves writing as a way to communicate with God and to unpack her thoughts. She loves coffee, conversations, and would love to hear your feedback at

  •  Offense and goodness

    I don’t know about you but does anyone else get annoyed when someone sends you a message at an inconvenient time asking you to do something or asking you for something? What about when someone from work messages you on your day off?

  • Compassion 101

    Unexpectedly, I learnt a bit more about the character of Jesus on two recent occasions at university. To clarify, I’m not at a bible college or studying theology.

  • Don’t Give Up on Perseverance

    The bible, particularly the old testament, contains many stories of people who went through suffering and needed God to get them through.

  • It Takes a Village

    There is a saying: ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ While I’ve heard this saying briefly before, it only recently became apparent to me what it really means. So, when Jacinda Adern made a post on Instagram introducing her new baby earlier in June this year with the caption ‘welcome to our village wee one’ the comment simply passed over me.

  • 2022: the good and the bad

  • There’s no growth without commitment

    A while ago I came across the quote “there’s no growth without commitment.” I’m not sure who the original author is, but the quote really stuck with me, so much so, I wrote it on a post-it note and stuck in my Bible.

  • Finding Jesus in the positive

  • A slice of peace: for you and for me

  • Locked down - look up (to God)

    The last few weeks have certainly been an upheaval, with a community outbreak of Covid-19 sending New Zealand into lockdown, but since that upheaval looks like most of us just spending a lot more time at home—something we have done before—I’m optimistic that we have all found ways, even small ways, to manage this change.

  • Train harder – don’t try harder.

    I’m sure I am not the only person who looks at the sleek performances of Olympic athletes and thinks that these professionals make complex and demanding sports look effortless and, almost, achievable for an amateur like me.