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The Spirit of Christmas

Every year around the end of November, there seems to be something in the air. A feeling comes over most people in December that isn’t

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Have Faith

The past couple of years have been particularly challenging for most of us. We have endured a pandemic, several life-changing storms, inflation, food insecurity, joblessness,

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Lessons to a Child

When I was a little girl, my father would take us to Chance Cove, Trinity Bay every summer to visit his family. As I was

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Welcome Back to Church!

Recently, a cousin of mine, brought my mother an old article he had saved from 1988. The article was from The Churchman, what is today

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Holidays With God

The summer has arrived! The sun shines bright and warm, and the flowers are out! The sense of renewal is in the air, and everyone

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Why Do We Go To Church?

When I was a teenager, I remember having a conversation with my father about why I had to go to church. At the time, many

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The Hope of Easter

Growing up in the Clarke household, Easter was a very special time. As a young teenager, I remember waking up at 5:00am to get ready

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My Father’s Legacy

My father, Ronald Clarke, entered into his eternal rest on January 1, 2022. After Thanksgiving, dad’s health took a turn and he didn’t leave the

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A New Year’s Lesson

The gospel for the first Sunday after Epiphany tells the story of Jesus going into the temple at the age of twelve. Like any other

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Christmas Light

This is the last column written by Ronald Clarke for Anglican Life; it appeared in the December 2021 print issue of the paper. Ronald Clarke

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