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

  • On hope—it’s everywhere

    You might say that now is a better time than any to pursue hope, to find hope, to desperately reach your hand out and grab hold of hope. But once we overcome this current season, you might be disappointed to find that life in all its ordinariness also needs hope.

  • What COVID-19 reveals about human nature

    It feels difficult to write on anything at this time but COVID-19. With that being said, I am aware that there is already so much out there on this subject, whether that is news, updates from churches and companies, motivation and encouragement, or tips on hygiene and health.

  • 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.

  • Finding Jesus in the positive

    When life isn’t going well, or following our carefully made plans, it is perhaps easy to turn to God, crying out for help and comfort. When we are in the winter, we find ourselves desperately asking him for peace, for him to change the situation. We rely on his strength, his victory to get us through the difficult times and seasons in our own lives.

  • 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)