“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


On March 4th 2017, I will be in Madison Wisconsin as one of a number of speakers to a one day symposium entitled DIGNITY AT THE END OF LIFE: From Suffering To Hope. This one day event for medical professionals is sponsored by the Pro-Life Healthcare Alliance and the . The date is getting close so For more information and registration click here https://www.humanlife.org/product/dignity-life/

My session is entitled JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF OF DISEASE TOWARD MEANING: A CASE STUDY. I want to lay out some pertinent points in my 33 year experience with incurable disease and adult onset disability that came in the form of multiple sclerosis. I will chronicle the course of the degenerative physical disease and accompanying emotional and spiritual consequences. I will explain some helpful and unhelpful things health care professional did, or did not do. 

And I want to explain how my journey toward meaning involved a redefining of self and self-image; a discovering or rediscovering of significance -- not only in myself, but also my family, my community, but most importantly in my relationship with Christ and Him to me. And finally I will tell of a new ever progressing and  evolving understanding of meaning and a clearer sense of purpose in my life to which degenerative disease and disability helped me see more clearly.

Hope to see you there. -- Mark

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