The Pedicure that Awoke My Heart to Justice

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia My heart awoke to the meaning of justice during a pedicure. The salon was located in an undisclosed home in Cambodia, a place of refuge for girls who had been rescued from the sex trade. The location was secret because of the risk of these young women being kidnapped […]

NO LIMITS: Cynthia’s Audacious 55th Birthday Dream

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia When I was a little girl, I used to dream about what my life would be like at 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond. I later learned that my dreaming translated into being defined as a visionary person–someone who is “given to audacious, highly speculative, impractical ideas and schemes, […]

Good News for Girls: Delivering Babies + Girl Geeks in Kampala + Sisters in Saudi

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Women and Health Yasodha Ojha (above), a birth attendant in Nepal, delivers nearly 50 babies each month in remote villages thanks to funds from the Gates Foundation. Olivia in Ghana has been delivering babies in 105 degree heat, without running water or electricity, for 10 years. “I enjoy working with the poor in the villages because […]

Marriage in Wonderland

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[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Emotional Abuse ] By A. “Don’t buy the ice cream,” he said. “But they’ll ask for ice cream,” I answered, glancing at the grocery list. He shot me a chilly stare, and I knew better than to buy the ice cream. After church the next day, our guests gathered […]

A New Anointing for a New Year

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and He has anointed me. The Spirit of the Lord is upon you and He has anointed you. The Spirit of the Lord is upon us and He has anointed us. Yes, Lovelys, my one word for 2014 is … anointing. It’s not a word I sought […]