Mark on the Move

Our Perfect Imperfections

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Any kind of chronic condition, whether it’s related to your health, or longtime financial stress, or relationship stress, can make you question yourself. It can even make you question God, sometimes in anger.  After a stroke or some other health crisis, you might find yourself saying, “Why me? Why are you doing this to me, […]

The New Normal

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The New Normal Most of us like to define “normal” for ourselves.  For example, we might say that it’s normal for us to get four hours of sleep each night, or it’s normal to work twelve hours a day.  We set the pattern and that’s what seems “normal” to us. When I suffered two strokes […]

It’s Too Big for Me; Not Too Big for God

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Some things in life are big!  You lose a job and it’s big because your whole family is affected.  Everybody has to tighten their belts and stretch and bend to meet the monthly budgets. You have to start again to find new opportunities.  It’s big! Your marriage falls apart and you wonder how you can […]

Gospel Music, R&B, and Me

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I used to love R&B and Jazz music.  In fact, 99% of the time, I’d be tuned into one of those stations wherever I happened to be.  After the experience of my stroke though, my musical tastes changed dramatically.  I went from jazz to gospel music and I haven’t turned back since.  Today, it’s gospel […]

Some Assembly Required

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Did you ever buy something you wanted from the store, perhaps a toy for one of your grandchildren or a new bookcase, and then you read the words, “Some assembly required?”  I don’t know about you, but I can tell you I don’t like seeing those words stamped on the package.  I prefer things to […]