Entries by Maryann Gillet

Dealing with Disappointment: Dare to dream

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   “Once upon a time two friends had a dream.  They dreamed about building a bridge of opportunity from one community to another.  Long […]

Boundaries

Mark 6: 31 – 32 “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.”   […]

Connect through Storytelling

 1 Peter 4:8-10 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”   Just over two weeks ago we hosted […]

The Meaning of Matric

Psalm 139 : 13-14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.   A typical June in Cape Town signals the start of the rainy season and mid-year exams.  I […]

Thuma Mina

  Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”   Those of us who have lived through the Zuma era will never forget the sense of relief, that feeling of having a heavy load […]

The Power of Connectedness

ACTS 4:32 “All the believers were in one heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”   Connectedness is a core value of IseeU. Nobody arrives at her destination having travelled alone. Along the way we would have encountered cheerleaders; coaches; sages; cynics; […]

Exploring Meaningful Transformation

Romans 12:2 “ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” IseeU Hosts 2nd Annual “Connect Event” After months of planning and preparation, the day had arrived – […]

IseeU – Through the eyes of a Mentor

Deuteronomy 31:8  “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”   It feels like just yesterday that Karen and Hayley approached me to become a mentor and join the “IseeU” team. So, I can hardly believe […]