A New Chapter for NZ Christian Mum….

by Neeley Davie

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As you may have noticed, things have been quiet around here at NZCM…

This year, I (Neeley) took a much needed break from all things internet and really wanted to seek the Lord on many things. My time with Him was very fruitful and I have experienced such intimacy with Jesus that I really felt I could sense His nearness and His still small voice that I hear in my heart.

To cut a very long story short, I really felt like my time with NZCM, in this capacity, was coming to a close. I have loved this avenue in which to share Jesus online and really felt like it is a ministry of our time. For myself, I simply felt drained by all that was on my plate. Many of our writers are feeling like, they too, were in a busy season that didn’t allow itself time for writing outside of family, jobs, and other ministries. In seeking the Lord in how this should go further, I thought a lot about how online communities were changing, and that blog statistics as a whole are on the decline and people want quick snapshots of information, and writings in short doses. Websites, Blogs, and online articles though are still very important. It is also very imperative that we have a Christian voice online.

So…..

To adapt to these changes, I have decided that for now, we will have this site available until the end of this year.

Our Facebook Page is being updated all the time by our contributors and they will share articles that they have written linked to their blog. We will also share encouraging stories, songs, verses, articles, all of which we would have shared on our website! As well as sharing other sites, apps, pages, and more.

We will look into other areas of social media if we feel that is an appropriate and needed outlet, specifically for those who are not on Facebook.

Overall, in this new chapter, we don’t want to be something else adding to the noise of the internet but something that will help you to draw closer to the Lord. Something that can encourage you and encourage your relationships with God and your kids. Also an uplifting voice on social media that you can share in order that others might know Jesus!

It is important to have that right balance with our relationship with the internet and those right in front of us. Primarily spending time in The Word and in prayer and spending time with our loved ones. So we hope that in this change, we will help you in that area as well.

These closing chapter seasons are always hard. The hardest part for me was talking with the writers, feeling as though I was “quitting” and also finding the words in which to tell all of you, our wonderful readers. But alas, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” Proverbs 19:21. I love knowing I am walking in His ways so for now, thank you so much for reading and being a part of NZCM. And if one day I sense God’s leading to open up this page in much the same way or in a whole new capacity…I will be excited with what He does.

“The LORD Bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you
and be gracious to you; The LORD
turn His face toward you and give you
peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Bless you always,

Neeley (On behalf of all of us here at NZ Christian Mum) xx

Making Memories

By Abbie Harris

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(photo credit)

Yesterday someone pointed something out to me. Something really important.

Something that I thought was a slightly funny but inconsequential moment, was actually potentially significant.

Bear with me…

Yesterday on the school run I had fractious kids – I blame Monday! I was pre-coffee and not really up for the noise levels that six kids, mostly boys, can produce (I also pick up another family en route to one of our schools). Drastic action was required.

“Right you lot, if you don’t tone it down, I’m going to blast this truck with opera music. Don’t think I won’t do it…”

Hmmmm, still really noisy. Right then.

And suddenly I had six kids pretending to be opera singers – full voice, full comedy act. I will never hear You Raise Me Up in quite the same way again! We laughed all the rest of the way and everyone jumped out of the car at their various schools in good spirits.

I would have totally forgotten this moment except for posting a smart comment about boys and opera music on my Facebook page. Then someone pointed this out to me: (Continue Reading…)

Even So Come | Passion

All of creation
All of the earth
Make straight a highway
A path for the Lord
Jesus is coming soon

Call back the sinner
Wake up the saint
Let every nation
Shout of Your fame
Jesus is coming soon

Like a bride
Waiting for her groom
We’ll be a church
Ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing
Even so come
Lord Jesus come

There will be justice
All will be new
Your name forever
Faithful and true
Jesus is coming soon

So we wait
We wait for You
God we wait
You’re coming soon

Is Motherhood Really Our Highest Calling?

by Anna Vroon

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Recently I read these words in a magazine, a magazine which intends to encourage Christian women in their high calling of wife, mother and homemaker.

“Motherhood is the greatest vocation God has given to women.  Rather it is who we are. It is who God divinely created us to be, innately and physically.  God proclaimed the status of motherhood before there was ever a mother in the world.  It was already in His heart and plan.”
Let me be clear, I am one of those women whose greatest ambition was to be a wife and mother.  But I have become increasingly aware that the emphasis placed on it in some Christian circles can be unhelpful, hurtful, and even unbiblical.
Regarding the above quote, these are my thoughts.
Even before God blessed Adam and Eve with the words to ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and  have dominion over [it]’ (Genesis 1:28), he proclaimed the status of mankind, man and woman.  He made them in his image, after his likeness.  God divinely created women, along with men, to be image bearers.  This is true whether we have children or not; whether we are married or unmarried. (Continue Reading…)

Noble

If you live in Auckland, there is a fantastic women’s event to see the story of Christina Noble….her childhood and her ministry….

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TRAILER:

Want to know more:

NEWS INTERVIEW ABOUT HER AND HER LIFE AND MINISTRY (1993):

SHORT DOCUMENTARY (2000):

To watch more videos on the CNCF foundation click here.