Entries by Renea Cupido

Covid-19 Chronicles: Making Sense of Lockdown 2020

Lamentations 1:16 “For all these things I weep; tears flow down my cheeks.” Two months ago when I last penned my thoughts, life was normal. We got up, got dressed, went to school or work, met at the office and even invited people into our homes. We went to church, concerts, coffee shops, sports stadiums and shopping malls. We […]

The Gift of Community

1 Corinthians 12:25 -27  “25. So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26. If the one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it. 27. Now you are the body of Christ, […]

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 […]


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; […]