No Harmony without the Second Chair Violin!

Paul Clark “A non-serving Christian” is a contradiction in terms.“ (Rick Warren) “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” (1 Corinthians 3, 6-7) “Real Servants view ministry … Read more

Contentment: The Learned Virtue

Mechthild Clark Contentment is not what we often associate it with. We think in order to feel contentment, the following should happen: I have no worries; everything is going well. But then life happens and reality catches up: Anxiety, fear, defeat Loss of parents and siblings Sickness A feeling of being of being overwhelmed by … Read more

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