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.

  • 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.

  • Now you know all about me!

    In an Asian country a young man was filling in an application form.

  • What does it mean to be ‘privileged’?

    I went through the questions in the online quiz.  I scored 61% which meant that was the degree of privilege that I was enjoyed, because of my gender, race, background, education, wealth, and amount of prejudice I had experienced

  • Being true to yourself?

    Ah, I thought, that’s it! I’d been reading some articles on identity issues, and had been wondering why the general trend seemed to be that anyone who didn’t feel comfortable in their own body should be affirmed in the gender that they felt that they really were.