Chanell Diaz

Press Services International

Chanell Diaz is a member of The Salvation Army in New Zealand. She and her husband Ronald both work as child care workers and Chanell is also a qualified Youth Worker through Praxis. Chanell has a heart for justice and enjoys creating art and writing in her spare time.

  • The day democracy was tested

    Barely a full week into the new year and 2021 was already trying to compete with 2020. On January 6th the unthinkable happened. The US Capitol building was attacked by its own citizens.

  • Finding peace in my garden

    During this time of fear and uncertainty it is important to find something to do that brings you joy. For some it might be baking, some it might be a creative outlet. For some it might just be time with their family (while still following the recommended “social distancing” of course).

  • Spring halloween and wedding season

    As October is coming to an end, I notice my garden is coming to life. A lot of flowers (a lot of weeds) and berries are being pollinated and my vegetables are thriving. It gives me a different vibe for halloween compared to my northern hemisphere friends, which as we know is autumn, with cool weather and pumpkin spice lattes (yum).

  • The resilience of children

    We can all agree this year has been collectively tough for all of us to some degree. Whether it was just coping with the fears of covid 19 or suffering through natural disasters, racial injustices, relationship breakdowns, job loss and home insecurity we have all had our own unique challenges to navigate.

  • A woman's place

    This topic often comes up in Christian and church circles. What is a woman's place? Is it the biblical definition? Surly all Christians agree that this is the God given role for all women.

  • Chanell Diaz STORY  -  My interesting life

    Kia Ora, My name is Chanell. I am 30 years old and of both Maori and Pakeha (NZ european) descent. I write articles for Press Services International / Christian Today.

  • The human cost to saving the environment

    I personally care a lot about climate change and I have for a long time.

  • Protest is a means of catharsis

    According to the dictionary, protest is a noun that describes “a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something”. This description seems to fall a little flat in comparison to what’s been happening in the United States since the 25th of May this year.

  • Change of seasons

    It’s autumn. The leaves are falling. The nights are cooler and lockdown (if you live in New Zealand) is moving from level 4 down to level 3. Life is slowly getting back to how things were before.

  • How to deal with life's disappointment

    Often times in my faith journey I find myself hitting a wall. Sometimes life is so dark that it's hard to even pray. Church becomes routine and sometimes even that is too difficult.