Mark on the Move

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 […]

The New Normal

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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 and had to […]

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, […]

Acceptance Brings Hope

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When you have a stroke, or any life-altering illness, everything changes.  Your physical body is not the same and nothing about your life feels “normal.”  You feel drained and you are ushered through a wide range of emotions that move from feeling uncertain to desperate. Eventually with the grace of God, you are able to […]