Mark on the Move

Purpose

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I attend Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Marshal L. Ausberry Sr. once 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 my direction. […]

Why?

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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 blood pressure. […]

The Letter L

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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 was lying motionless […]

Emotions

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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, New […]

The Grace of Love

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My Pastor often remarks that we cannot out-sin God’s grace. It’s a great reminder of the love God has for each of us. We can fail and fall down, and fail again and He still makes the effort to help us. He wants us to know Him and He doesn’t wait for us to be […]