Mark’s Musings – Self-Care

Mark’s Musings – Self-Care

“What has brought you here today? Did your wife make you come? Does your job require you to do this? Are you coughing something up? Is something hurting?” This was how my doctor opened my physical last week. When I told him I think physicals are a good idea, he said:...
Mark’s Musings – Cultivating Peace in Challenging Times

Mark’s Musings – Cultivating Peace in Challenging Times

“Where are your circuit breakers?” This is the message I received from our pet/house sitter during Annual Conference. I was a little alarmed! We haven’t had any problems with our current house on blowing circuits. What was happening at home? With further discussion,...
Mark’s Musings – June 11, 2019

Mark’s Musings – June 11, 2019

Better one or two? Three or two? Better three or one? It is amazing to me how eye doctors and their staffs can figure out the right prescription to correct our vision! I have been slow finding an eye doctor since we moved from Sierra Vista. A little over a week ago I...
Mark’s Musings – When the Way is Unclear

Mark’s Musings – When the Way is Unclear

I was shocked on Sunday that God was leading me without me even noticing (at least at first!). My analytical mind was struggling with a timing issue. It was noon, and Vista de la Montaña U.M.C.’s morning worship service, plus the special groundbreaking service for...
Mark’s Musings – Making New Friends

Mark’s Musings – Making New Friends

By nature, I could easily become a hermit. Sometimes this is my desire. Human relationships are so complicated. Each of us are broken and scared (not to mention scarred) in our own ways. It is hard—sometimes it even feels dangerous—to be fully transparent and...
Mark’s Musings – Kindness Over Judgment

Mark’s Musings – Kindness Over Judgment

How do we respond when we mess up? My Monday had a rough start. The weekend and previous week were non-stop with activity. This coincided with a head-cold reducing my energy and enthusiasm. I was grateful to see the new week arrive, and to experience a peaceful...

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