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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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When I was growing up in Chance Cove, Trinity Bay, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. At the age of ten, I broke

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

All summer long, I marvelled at the size and colour of the trees in Newfoundland. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the trees as green

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September Days

September for me has always been the month where work begins and my daily routines start again. I was a teacher for over 40 years,

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Summer Days!

When I was a little boy, June was an exciting time of year for me. School was closing for the year which meant more play

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May Flowers

It’s that time of year again when the flowers are beginning to grow. All winter, these precious little buds have been buried under the ground

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