Life on a beautiful Island by Paul Clark

IN 2020, just before the worldwide corona pandemic crisis, my wife and I took a Caribbean Cruise which was truly ‘the trip of a lifetime’. We thoroughly enjoyed our one-day Jamaica stop, but I will never forget the words of our Christian tour guide: “We live on a beautiful Island but we also have many … Read more

Limitations are Opportunities

Paul Clark “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” (James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905) I was born with a congenital eye problem which meant throughout school I could not see from my desk what the teacher wrote on the blackboard.  To read then, as now, I place my nose closely … Read more

Never say Never – the New Year is coming!

Paul Clark  “Fear looks – Faith jumps!” (Smith Wigglesworth) “Don’t determine what God can do by looking at what you can’t do.” (John Lindell) „20 years ago, I sat in front of the Central Bible School Library talking for hours with my girlfriend Laura, who today is my wife. I told her then, there are … Read more

When it comes to conflict, I would rather be a Teddy Bear!

Paul Clark “Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.” (Paxton Blair) “Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.” (Costa Rican proverb) I read somewhere, that if pastors habitually ignore or avoid resolving conflict situations, it might be better to look for another profession. Without a doubt, conflict resolution, is one of the most unpleasant … Read more

Always Look Forward!

Paul Clark “Those who embrace the future are generally happier than those who embrace the past.” (Unknown) “Continually reminiscing about the past means missing out on the future.” (Greek Proverb) Let me say from the beginning that it is imperative to look back and thank God for what he has done in and through my … Read more

Attitude Check

Paul Clark  “It is ironic that one of the few things in this life over which we have total control is our attitudes, and yet most of us live our entire life behaving as if we had no control whatsoever.” (Tim Rohn) “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” … Read more

The Challenge and Joy of making disciples

Paul Clark Writing on this subject is not easy for me, actually I am somewhat frustrated. Why! Looking back over the years I have observed too many Christians who began their spiritual journey “on fire” for Jesus, but somewhere along the line due to various circumstances these believers moved however gradually away from a deep … Read more

Communication und Conflict Resolution

Paul Clark “How priceless your faithful love is. Important and ordinary people alike find safety in the shadow of your wings. They eat well because there is more than enough in your house. You let them drink from your river that flows with good things” (Psalm 36:7-8) “The greatest test of spirituality is how one … Read more

At first sight unremarkable!

Paul Clark Matthew 13:33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Anyone who thinks small plants are unremarkable, have never seen them break through hard asphalt. (Unknown) Jesus regularly used … Read more