Thoughts from Idelette's heart, our Founder & Editor-in-Chief.

The Messages that Separate Us

There were six of us: Three single, without childen. Three married, with children. We sat spread out across our living room after the monthly editorial meeting. The sun was beaming through the wood blinds and we were curled up on the two couches and the chair-and-a-half in the corner. The meeting was over, but we lingered, not […]

Dear Writer, We Commission You

May your words and your life bring Light May you carry the torches of Love and justice and goodness and Hope May your words stir up, wake up, shake up, lift up May your sentences be balm for wounded souls May it be balm for your own soul. Where there is cynicism, may you plant […]

I Share My Story So Apartheid Does Not Happen Again

“You know, it may sound funny,” my African-American friend from North Carolina said recently, “but I’m glad you were born in South Africa during Apartheid.” “If you hadn’t been born there at that time,” he added, “you may not be as passionate against racism.” We thought about it for a moment and then I nodded. […]

Honor the Mothers

A few months ago, a friend sent me Beth Moore’s latest book, Audacious. I had never read any of her books and the truth is, I did not truly have a desire to do so. I grew up on the other side of the world and my formation took place in Dutch Reformed Sunday School […]

A Blessing for What is to Come

This is for the day when the future calls, But we may not feel ready. This is for the day when we need to step into newness, And all we want to do is curl up on a couch in familiar pyjamas and let it all pass by. This is for the day when the stars […]