The Sunday She Stood

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I was 30 years old the first time I heard a woman preach. And no, it wasn’t a women’s conference. Or a Bible study. She wasn’t a visiting missionary, or giving that cute little mini message that happens before the actual sermon. I mean honest-to-goodness-Sunday-morning-real-deal-preaching. I happened to be at a church I drop in on […]

Living With Disapproval

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I hate disapproval. I know we’re not supposed to use the word “hate” but the truth is that “dislike” just isn’t a strong enough word. Maybe “I can’t stand disapproval” is a better alternative. Regardless of finding the exact right word for it, I know this—I do all kinds of tricks to make people like […]

When the Holy Spirit is Our Midwife

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I had just finished throwing up for the first time (not the last) into a handful of paper towels when the midwife walked in. “I’m sorry. I threw up,” I said to her, although that would have been pretty obvious from the vomit covering my t-shirt and bed sheets (paper towels not being particularly appropriate […]

I Dream of Girls

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By Carrie Beyer | Twitter: @clbeyerwriter 1. The wind I least want to wrestle away: the whispering one   that howls in secrets to the gentle girl who dares wear flowers   and a scarf in summer, and fails to bind her breasts with cups   or walk quickly enough through that wind that keeps distracting […]

Good News For Girls: Global Women Creating and Advocating

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Women in Business Inzozi Nziza = Sweet Dreams, with Rwanda’s first ice cream parlour. In a place where it’s still unbearably hard to be a girl, a training programme for female mechanics in Goma, Congo. Sometimes it only takes one woman to turn around a town. Waste recycling + women on the margins = economic win […]