Returning to the Mother City

   In three days, I will fly off to the Mother City in South Africa. Twelve years ago, I stood in the Waterfront in Cape Town and took this picture. That day, Scott and I had just returned from a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent most of his years in prison during […]

Anne-Marie Heckt: I Am From

On Tuesday we launched a synchroblog on SheLoves in conjunction with Heritage Day in South Africa. By the end of the day, there were about 30 link-ups and I put a word out that–perhaps–we could reach 200 link-ups? Not because we want to reach a number, but because I am loving reading these posts. It […]

Want to Be a Bearer of Justice? Have your Feet Washed.

“True bearers of justice are people who have had their feet washed.” –Gwen McVicker I am blessed to have an extraordinary mother-in-law. Gwen is the woman God used to first crack open my heart for justice, right alongside the prophet Isaiah. I’ve had the privilege of writing a 40-day prayer journal with her, traveling with […]

Eight days to Running a Half-marathon and Raising a $1000 for our Sisters in Gulu.

Next Sunday, Sept. 25 I will be lacing up my gray running shoes, put on my favorite Lululemons (the lone outfit I’ve been training in for the past three months) and drive to the South Surrey Athletic Park for my first ever half-marathon. Gulp. Half-marathon. Running twenty-one kilometers. Not words I ever thought I would […]

Connected: The Power of our Social Networks

On real influence, Nicholas Christakis, and what transmuted the world for me just yesterday. Here’s my Hypothesis: Sisters are meant to turn up the Light in each other. Process: I don’t have a sister. I am five years younger than my brother. Meaning: I grew up pretty much like an only child. I had one […]