Mark on the Move

When There’s Too Much Noise

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If you live almost anywhere in suburbia, you can feel like you never have a quiet moment.  Either you’re assaulted with the literal noises of the outside world, or you’re overwhelmed by the noises of fear and doubt and worry and uncertainty that spin around in your head.  Wherever you are, there is simply too […]

Gains and Losses

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I am a numbers guy! I know how to create spreadsheets that tabulate gains and losses.  I know how to balance the budget and save for the future.  After all, I’ve been trained to do those things and I’ve managed to do them quite well.  The thing is, there isn’t much about that kind of […]

Wake Up Calls

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Sometimes life scares us.  We may narrowly miss being in a car accident and feel grateful that we didn’t get sideswiped or injured. We may pay a visit to our doctor for some minor problem only to discover we’re in the early stages of something that could be life threatening. We’re grateful we didn’t wait […]

No Ordinary People

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When critical events bring change into our lives, they do so in every arena.  If you have strokes or other major health issues, that event effects your body in every way.  The thing I learned was that my body had to work hard to recover and I had to be willing to work on it […]

If You Have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear

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He told them, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom—you know how it works. But to those who can’t see it yet, everything comes in stories, creating readiness, nudging them toward receptive insight. These are people— Whose eyes are open but don’t see a thing,Whose ears are open but don’t understand a word,Who avoid making […]