Mark on the Move

Purpose

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Purpose   I attend Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Marshal L. Ausberry Sr. recently gave a sermon on “purpose”.  At Antioch, our purpose statement is “Loving God, Loving Others”. The sermon got me to think not only about our church’s objective but also about mine. I reflected on […]

Why

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Why?   In 2007, after I suffered the two strokes and had to endure major brain surgery, to say I was confused would have been an understatement. I was 46 years of age. I didn’t smoke. I wasn’t what you would call even a light drinker. I didn’t have high cholesterol. I didn’t have high […]

The Letter L

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The Letter L In 2007 when I suffered my two strokes, my very first thought was that I would simply work hard to overcome my situation. In fact, working hard had paid dividends for me in my life up to that point; so I had no reason to believe it wouldn’t work again. As I […]

Emotions

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Emotions As I struggled to recover from my two cerebral vascular accidents in 2007, I also found myself struggling to trust God. I must admit as I look back, I find that confusing because I attended church as a youth. On Sundays we went to mass at Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Queens, […]