Poetry, Writing

Fill Me With Love

My most recent submission for #PBF (Poetry Battle Friday) hosted by J.D. Greyson over on Twitter. This weeks topic/word was LOVE.

If you are on Twitter love (there’s that word!) to have you join us and give J.D. and myself a follow. It is a great community of poets and writers!

#LiveYourDreams

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
Life, Poetry

Will You Remember Me?

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“I wanna know, will you remember me when forever comes and goes?” #Promises

This little poem, if you want to call it that, in question form was written and posted back on October 25, 2016 right here on this site. It is now four years later and the question still lingers although I think we all deep down inside know the answer.

We have all made promises to do this or that. Promises we swore we would keep forever.

“In the end forever comes and goes.” #Promises

As time marches on we are often left alone, holding onto the empty promises. Promises made by others and those we made ourselves. Or perhaps we broke our own promises with our own hands.

Either way, I believe the question can still remain and it often haunts each of us.

“Will you remember me?” #Promises

I believe the answer is YES!

The impact we make on others, whether good or bad, will be long remembered. There is never a neutral encounter, make your impact a positive one! And when they remember you, it brings smile to their face and a joy within their heart. ❤