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

  • 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.

  • Blessed are those who have learned

    Have you ever felt like you have mastered something? Like you know how to do something and you do it well?

  • Love God, love yourself, love others

    The other night at my homegroup (aka a life group/connect group) we got talking about a lot of things. Among things, we talked about loving ourselves and others.

  • Just do it

    Nike is possibly the most popular sports brand around the world. The Swoosh logo is instantly recognisable, and their slogan ‘Just Do It’ is iconic. It wouldn’t be difficult to find a Nike item of clothing in most people’s wardrobe.

  • Fake it till you make it

    You know that saying, ‘fake it till you make it’? Let’s unpack that a little. 

  • Stewarding Creation well

    How delightful is it to see the sky lit up in yellows, pinks, oranges, reds? A beautiful sunset or sunrise always catches people’s eyes as they look upon it in wonder. Or how about a leisure walk along the beach, listening to the sound of sand crunch beneath your feet, looking at the ocean lappingat the shore, orout at the horizon.

  • Martha and Mary in 2019

    ‘But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”’  (Luke chapter 10, verse 40)

  • A reflection on Easter

    Growing up, I didn’t really think much more of Easter than being a time of excessive amounts of chocolate, hot cross buns and a lot of days off school. Every year, my parents, played the Easter bunny and put chocolate on my bed while I slept.

  • Making a case for silence

    Have you ever studied or worked with music playing in your ears? You know you’re just trying to get in the zone and concentrate on something important by blocking out the background noise. You think that listening to music will help.

  • A faith that changes everything

    I know I am not the first person to address the issue of society’s constant bombardment of the idea that we need to do everything for ourselves. If we want something, it is we who go get it.