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

  • 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.

  • On self-care, the cup metaphor and Jesus

    Self-care was a buzzword a few years ago now but the overall practice which it stands for remains important. We have a responsibility to take care of ourselves. To be good friends, partners, spouses, employees, volunteers, we need to be ready and able to show up to the people and other responsibilities in our lives.

  • What’s your motivation?

    We might not always be aware of what they are, but we certainly do have motivations for the things we choose to do with our time.

  • Where Transformation Happens: Seek Discomfort

    We often consider that the measure of development in the world as a matter of having the things that can make life a little bit easier.

  • Limitless

    We exist in systems of rules and boundaries, limits and constraints. Speed limits and road markings protect us from the inherent risks in cars and other vehicles.