Darkness and Light


The Power of Prayer

"All men, Socrates, who have any degree of right feeling at the beginning of every enterprise, whether small or great, always call upon God." (Plato C. 428-348 B.C.)This week, a personal testimony as to the power of prayer. After my cancer bout 18 months ago Vera and...

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Parental Pride

You will always get a group of parents at a prize-giving or at school sports. And, if they were honest, they would tell you that they have really only come to see one figure walk on to the platform to receive the prize, certificate or diploma. They have only come to...

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We Labour for Things

Many years ago in the United States the leader of the Democrats offered the mayor of New York the Democratic nomination for Governor of New York State. He had served his year as mayor, and had gained the approval of all political factions. His public popularity was at...

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Earlier this century, Mr. Schwab, the President and major shareholder of the giant Bethlehem Steel Corporation in America, had given away millions of dollars. He had bequeathed schools, churches and hospitals, and gave $2 million for a home for orphaned and crippled...

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The Devil Will Flee

I haven't written or spoken much about the devil during my years of pastoral and internet ministry. In some churches where I have been invited to preach there has been a suggestion that it is a taboo subject - you know "We don't talk about that here." Well, perhaps we...

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The Ant and the Feather

One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour.At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack...

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Being Wrong

Adam Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first American to fill a bathtub. Doctors who heard of it predicted rheumatism and inflammation of the lungs. Some cities banned the new 'bathtub exercise'. Today a home is not complete without a bathtub or shower. The crowd...

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Ron Clarke