Mark on the Move

One Step Forward; Two Steps Back

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If you’ve been in the recovery process for a while, you may find yourself feeling like you always have to take a step back before you can move forward. That process can feel very slow and you may wonder if it’s worth the effort. Every morning when you rise, you have choices to make. You […]

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 […]

A Stroke: Good News or Bad News?

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Since having the two strokes that nearly took my life, a number of people have asked me a question.  They want to know if having a stroke was the worst day of my life? Well, that’s a good question.  In fact, it’s an important question because it means I have to look at where my […]

Who Is in Control?

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I like being in control!  I like knowing that I can make a plan, stick to it by working hard and have it come together well.  I should really say, “I liked being in control!” One of the first things I learned after having a stroke when I was only 46 years old was that […]

A Cleansing of My Soul

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Now and then you experience life in a way that cleanses your soul. It changes your view and helps you discover God in a new way.  Like Moses coming down the mountain after meeting with God and receiving the Ten Commandments, you’re changed. Your soul is cleansed and you’ll never see things exactly as you […]

Be Still!

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God wants to speak to us. He wants us to listen for His voice and direction. It helps to simply sit down, quiet our spirits and let God in. He probably has a lot of things to tell us if we would simply just stop everything that distracts us and wait for Him; really listen […]


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