Liz Hay

Press Service International

Liz Hay rejoices in living in a beautiful part of God’s creation in a high country mountain basin; and she also rejoices in hearing stories of God at work in people’s lives. One of her favourite activities is reading fascinating biographies that illustrate the wonderful ways God works uniquely with each person.

  • Becoming wise…

  • What about our rights?

    How many times have we heard that question in our Covid 19 world? Often, it’s used in the context of personal freedom – individuals wanting to be free to not wear a mask, not be vaccinated, go where they choose, associate with whom they want to. It’s all in the name of human rights.

  • Listening to the silence

    In pre-digital days I was helping out at a school camp for 11 year olds. One of the activities the class teacher asked the children to do, was to get away by themselves, where they couldn’t see or hear anyone else. During 20 minutes on their own they were to simply sit, and listen. Then they were to write down what sounds they heard.

  • Two men – and the bottle

    Recently I heard such sad news. A man in his forties whom I knew a little, had been found dead. He had been homeless for a while, as he was no longer able to live with family. Although he’d been provided with accommodation, his lifestyle was such that he couldn’t carry on there.

  • “Then we shall see him face to face…”

    I was admiring my hairdresser’s ability to multi-task. As she dealt with my unruly hair, she told me animatedly of her recent Face Time encounter with friends in the UK whom she’d worked with.

  • ANZAC Day – More than remembering?

    On the 25th April Kiwis and Australians turned out in their thousands, often at dawn, to remember the sacrifice of those who died during service for their country, particularly during  both world wars. (Although any service overseas during the 20th century, and in recent times, is also alluded to.)

  • Marriage and long-term relationships

    The Facebook post caught my eye. It was focused on pointers on how to make long term relationships work and had insights from couples who had been through tough times.

  • It’s trendy to transition…

    She was only 12. Her mother had been rung by the school, after a few weeks into the new school year, to find out how ‘Sam’ was doing, and how best the school could help ‘them’ during ‘their’ process of transitioning.

  • We are losing the ability to trust each other

    “It pays to wear a wedding ring, even if you’re not married,” opined the newspaper columnist I read yesterday. She was writing about her experiences as a solo mother when trying to find a rental property to live in.

  • ‘You don’t get to pick your father…’

    A quote from the well-known Christian writer, William Willimon, caught my eye: You don’t get to choose your vocation – or pick your father.