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Ron Clarke

Wasted Words

"Words are things, and a small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." (Lord Byron 1788-1824).The Parable of the Sower (see Matthew 13:3-9) is a good example of wasted seeds, and Jesus likens them to...

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"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8 NIV)"An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the...

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"Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work." (Peter Marshall 1902–1949)Why do we always seem to be in such an all-fired hurry?  Why, when we get behind the wheel of a car does our personality change?  Why do we drum our...

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"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929)In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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God and the Pandemic

"For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name"  (The Apostle Paul, from Ephesians 3:14)When I was 17 years of age I contracted a serious streptococci infection. For several weeks I was in an infectious...

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God’s Protection

"This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything"  (George MacDonald 1824–1905)In these difficult...

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