Mother's Day in a Global Way

As we come upon Mother's Day I am reminded of the various ways in which we are all mothers, daughters, sisters and ultimately, a productive part of our societies.If you occupy that wonderful place between being a mother and a daughter at the same time, you know how crucial your role is as the mother who empowers the next generation, and the daughter that comforts the one before. You straddle the two worlds where your wisdom propels the aims of the next generation and your compassion validates the work of the last....more

Women in Tanzania

 Here are women dancing after the worship service in a villege we visited. They are members of Uwaki, the women of the village who drum and sing and dance. One time when we visited a villege I was there to preach, which I really enjoyed, having them act out the bible story. More about Africa to come....more

Colour Meditation - Can It Help You?

Research has shown that those who regularly practice meditation typically look and feel as many as 15 years younger than their peers and have more energy. That is because giving the mind some time off to repair itself is undeniably rejuvenating.Great thinkers such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison were known to have practiced meditation in a variety of forms to experience breakthroughs in the creative thinking process.In 2003, a cover story in Time Magazine declared meditation as the anecdote for stress....more

Things Got Switched

Why am I passionate about women’s causes?  I have been taught/have observed that women have an innate ability to deal with power, that it is their birthright to be powerful.  I believe that for women not to become powerful in their chosen field in any given lifetime suppresses the potential of both men and women.  I believe that the history of the suppression of the power of women has led to the current state of warfare, imbalance and poverty on the Earth. ...more

How We Bastardize Women's Empowerment

One of my greatest pet peeves is when I see a movie or show with a woman who is on a killing spree or vendetta type mission and next thing out of everyone’s mouth is “That girl kicked butt.” The comments and reviews call these roles empowering for women. Yes, she may have kicked butt but I don’t think that is empowerment at all....more

You Attract What You Are...

I don’t know how usual or unusual this is, but I had instant, strong chemistry with the very first man I met in person after I posted my profile on a dating website.  I couldn’t believe it.  Could it really be this easy?  I, very painfully, over the next several months, found that the answer was no, it wasn’t that easy.  But I learned volumes from the experience....more

Could a Photograph Really Up-Level a Woman's Business/

A good photograph commands a conversation. It even can change the direction of the culture. Think: Demi Moore’s nude seven-month pregnant body on the cover of Vanity Fair’s August 1991 issue. That photograph made way for women to appreciate their pregnant bodies – and even see them as sexy – as opposed to cloaking their feminine selves underneath baggy, unattractive maternity clothes.  Today women are celebrating their round-bellied bodies and embracing the beauty of their pregnancy....more

It must have been destiny

Today is the happiest day of my life because... We have finally found and signed the deed for our new Destiny production center. The three-story house, the Thomas Clayton Center, will serve as our new office, production unit, and potentially a crisis shelter for women in need. ...more

I AM AN EXPERT!

Hello. My name is Claudia and I am an authority on the ups and downs of marriage, children, career choices and divorce. So that you can appreciate my credentials, I will only say that, I have lived them! I have not only survived but I have flourished and you can too! I’ll give you a bit of my history and show you that there is always light at the end of tunnel. I am evidence of the fact that women are strong and resilient. Even when we get knocked down by pain or fear, we can all get back up and dust ourselves off. We just need to know how. That’s my ...more