Mark on the Move

Just Sit Still

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Do you remember when you were just a wiggly little kid and your mother would give you that look you knew so well.  It was the one that reminded you to just sit still. You didn’t need her to say a word.  You just had to look at her face, and all the wiggling stopped. […]

Up with Prayer

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.             1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NKJV I have to admit that I was one of those people who couldn’t even imagine what it meant to “pray without ceasing.”  After all, if I’m praying every moment, how do I have […]

Where Else Can I Turn?

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When life overwhelms us or becomes difficult, perhaps even causing us to feel hopeless, we wonder where we can turn.  Where will we find the help we need to get through the crisis of the moment? When I was in the early phases of stroke recovery, I wasn’t always sure if I would get back […]

An Invisible Shield

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In Bible times, great warriors and kings had armor bearers, those who walked before them carrying their shield.  Whether that shield truly protected them from the arrows of their enemies, I’m not sure.  You and I probably don’t expect someone to walk in front of us with a shield to protect us from others, but […]