Grief, Writing

Memoir Teaser! Interior title page, Part 3 -Redeeming the Future

Title page, Part 3 – Redeeming the Future from my upcoming #memoir ‘𝐶𝑜𝑤𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝐶𝑟𝑦.’

I recently sat late in the evening watching my beautiful wife crying while reading an early copy of my upcoming book. I love her heart and I am blessed. I can’t wait for you to read it also, for it is a story of hope and healing. The cover design has been approved and the book will be published later this summer.

It chronicles my journey of carrying grief and healing while navigating personal and societal expectations around men and grief. Though it is written from a man’s perspective, ladies I encourage you to read it also and recommend it to the men in your life.

How can you support the book when it launches?

  1. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media, post a review on Amazon, Goodreads etc.
  2. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media.
  3. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book).

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! ~Mark (Exodus 15:3)

To view my post about Part 1 – Reconciling the Past click here.

To view my post about Part 1 – Embracing the Present click here.

God, Life

A Wicked Question

We claim to love, we claim to care, and we claim to… well, whatever it is.

And if we are honest with ourselves how often do we fail?

I know in my case I find myself loving others how I think they should and need to be loved assuming it is all good and right. Do I ever ask them?

And what about God? I often run around trying to please him when maybe all he wants is for me to spend time with him?

Now go and learn what this means:

‘I desire compassion, rather than sacrifice,’

for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:13 NASB2020

#LoveLanguage #LiveYourDreams

Grief, Writing

Memoir Teaser! Interior title page, Part 2 -Embracing the Present

Title page, 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝟮 – 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 from my upcoming #memoir ‘𝐶𝑜𝑤𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝐶𝑟𝑦.’

“𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚, 𝒎𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆…”

A journey of carrying grief and healing while navigating personal and societal expectations around men and grief. Currently in the cover design phase and to be published later this summer.

How can you support the book when it launches?

  1. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media, post a review on Amazon, Goodreads etc.
  2. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media.
  3. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book).

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! ~Mark (Exodus 15:3)

“𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚, 𝒎𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆…” #Memoir #CowboysAreNotSupposedtoCry #Men #Grief #MentalHealth

To view my post about Part 1 – Reconciling the Past click here.

Grief, Stories, Writing

My Memoir is Coming! Interior title page, Part 1 -Reconciling the Past

Title page of 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝟭- 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁 from my upcoming #memior 𝘾𝙤𝙬𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙧𝙮’.

My story of carrying grief and healing while navigating personal and societal expectations around men and grief.

Currently in the cover design phase, stay tuned and sign up for my mailing list for more updates!

#LiveYourDreams

How can you support the book when it launches?

  1. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media, post a review on Amazon, Goodreads etc.
  2. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media.
  3. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book).

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! ~Mark (Exodus 15:3)

Adventure, God, Poetry, Writing

Carrying Swords

Sometimes life just is.

Sometimes there are no answers.

Sometimes all we can do is…

  • Believe
  • Be faithful
  • Stand strong
  • Cherish the time
  • Choose to trust
  • Have mercy
  • Love

For in the end it is often not the weapon we chose to carry that defeats our enemy. Within our heart and soul a true warrior carries the Sword of the Spirit that forever is able to vanquish our enemies, in the name of Yeshua!

Yahuah is a warrior; Yahuah is His name.

Exodus 15:3
Grief, Stories, Writing

Podcast Interview is Live – 1/12/2021!

Exciting news! A couple months ago I was interviewed by Ronit Plank about my book “Cowboys Aren’t Supposed to Cry” and living through grief as a young man, and today is the air date!

I share my walk through cancer with my first wife, her death and aftermath of grief and the writing of my memoir > Cowboys Are Not Supposed to Cry. Listen to my story at And Then Everything Changed or any streaming platform. Know that you are not alone in whatever kind of grief you may have or be experiencing.

I pray God’s blessings over each of you. Be a warrior poet and

Live Your Dreams!

Grief, Life, Stories

No Turning Back Now – Podcast Interview

Airing this Tuesday, January 12 on the And Then Everything Changed podcast. I was blessed to be a guest and interviewed by host Ronit Plank, her intro on IG is below.

⚡️Next week @mwschutter joins me to talk about nursing his first wife through cancer, becoming a young widower, and what he’s learned about the man he was all those years ago and who he is now.

You can listen in on all the podcast platforms – ITunes, Apple, Spotify and so many others.

This spring you can read more of my journey in my upcoming memoir ‘Cowboys Are Not Supposed to Cry‘.