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Ron Clarke

Fear

"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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Speak the Words of God

"Words. Do you fully understand their power? Can any of us really grasp the mighty force behind the things we say? Do we stop and think before we speak, considering the potency of the phrases we utter?"  (Joni Eareckson Tada).Next year, maybe earlier, Australia will...

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Pentecost Sunday

"To the church, Pentecost brought light, power, joy. There came to each illumination of mind, assurance of heart, intensity of love, fullness of power, exuberance of joy. No one needed to ask if they had received the Holy Ghost. Fire is self-evident. So is power!"...

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Acts 29

"Be to the world a sign that while we as Christians do not have all the answers, we do know and care about the questions" (Billy Graham).You won't find Acts Chapter 29 in the Bible. Chapter 28 might be the end of the Book but it is not the end of the task before all...

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Word Power

"Be humble and gentle in your conversation; and of few words, I charge you; but always pertinent when you speak." (William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania). It is very easy to squeeze the toothpaste from a tube but impossible to put it back. The same can be said for...

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Darkness and Light

“There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle.”  (Spanish proverb).We are surrounded by tragedy - both personal and as a society - these are the dark periods in our lives, in the lives of our nations and of the world.  At...

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