I was born in small town America, a little farm town in Wisconsin. I grew up with an adventurous spirit. There was little I would not try. I began a redeemed walk with God in 1971, and have been passionate about God's agenda since that point. I have always had a special appreciation for people who never seem to be noticed. It became clear to me that no life is unimportant. I have felt drawn by God to help people reach their full potential and destiny. In that sense I see myself as a great encourager. Over the years that has taken many paths. Most recently in prayer ministry for heart healing, and teaching and writing. Everyone matters to God.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I suffered from learning disabilities, perhaps ADD, and had to quit college, because I could not construct decent sentences. After returning to God in 1971, my mind began to get into normal rhythm. I attribute that change to the renewing of my mind and healing from Him. The renewal of my mind came from studying and memorizing scripture. So one of my first book ventures was a book that connected our everyday questions about life with answers from God from the actual scriptures. I hope to republish that book. During the last 20 years, I have been learning from scripture about heart healing. Many relationships suffer because of childhood wounding events. My goal was to help reconcile these relationships among wounded people through inner healing. Our relationship with God, began to present itself as another relationship which needed reconciliation. Hence the creation of this book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have discovered, that God prefers to touch this world through us. It became clear that God wanted to get this message out, and chose to ask me to do it. That has given me immense satisfaction. Everyone wants to be needed. God needs me for this purpose. God needs you for another purpose, it remains to be discovered. But when discovered, it is tremendously fulfilling, to do something so worthwhile for Him.
People are searching for safe places. Many people don't think to turn to God the Father. Childhood father and mother wounds can misrepresent our view of God. We may never have heard our Dad say "I love you." Mark shows us a Father (God) who is very different than we thought. He is your first Father, and longs to see your dreams fulfilled, your heart satisfied, and will bring you safety.