Araina Kazia Pereira

PSI

Araina Kazia Pereira from Wellington, New Zealand is a published writer having written for various outlets and most recently joining as a Press Service International young writer. She enjoys asking the big questions and writing about the challenging questions that she has wrestled with in her own journey, as well as her learnings along the way. You can contact her at arainakaziapereira@gmail.com.

  • Have we disguised the saboteur of blessing?

    The saboteur of blessing is not always clothed in black with horns coming out his head, nor is it the person who got in the way of your promotion, nor is it the person that you last argued with. Often we have in our own ways disguised the true saboteur of blessing.

  • Truth, transparency and troubles

    It used to always baffle me when flying overseas, watching the safety video and hearing them say ‘please help yourself before helping others’. The thought of me putting my oxygen mask on first while I watch another struggle seems bizarre.

  • Riding the wave in the Storm: Learning to protect your mental and physical health when stuck at home

    Ah and here we are again, just about a year later, finding ourselves once again in a situation that has now become all too familiar.

  • When lukewarm is convenient

    Have you read the same thing as a friend but had a different interpretation of it? I once got into a discussion about what the difference between wearing a beanie ‘on my ears’ is versus what wearing a beanie ‘over my ears is.’ Both meant the same thing but were differently interpreted.

  • Here, in the wait

    Have you ever been sick, gone to a doctor, been given meds and never taken them? I did once. I was still sick two weeks later.

  • Choosing Kindness, Choosing Character

    Over the last little while, our world has seen many things come its way, from a global pandemic to the recent death of George Floyd and the on flow of political protests.

  • Is conflict in the church healthy?  

    The picture of a happy and unified church is one that sings of what the church should be. Often when looking from the outside, it may also be what people see.

  • Have we put God in a box?

    Do you ever look at some toys and wonder how on earth it doesn't terrify a child? For me every time I have come across a jack-in-the-box, I wonder that exact question. If you haven't seen one, let me describe it to you, it's a box that you wind and then all of a sudden a clown pops out of it.

  • Dear Santa, pandemic is not on my wish list.  

    As Christmas draws near I increasingly find myself excited for some time out, yet puzzled as to where this year went. I asked myself the other day, what has actually been achieved?

  • Plan X, Y, Z.

    Like the rest of NZ, I found myself deeply disappointed with the return of ole mate COVID. Like many, I had wonderful trips around the country booked, all which overnight had to be cancelled.