by Neeley Davie
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.
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