Who is this “Slingshot Scribe”?
My name is Mark and I’m really happy that you are visiting my site. I live on the family farm and enjoy writing to share some of my experiences, hoping to hit the mark of encouragement with my words.
I have worked as a piano teacher, a customer service representative, and a church staff member. I had a season of working long lonely nights cleaning office buildings, and spent one summer learning that I was not cut out to be a surveyor’s assistant. And there may have been a few misguided months of trying to prove that I could do carpentry work like my brothers (I couldn’t!)
I currently teach piano, do some copy-writing, and teach classes about the use of Young Living essential oils.
I also enjoy playing keyboard in a worship band.
Since I’m single, friends are like my family. My closest friends have come through my Celebrate Recovery group, the worship band, and those who are “coffee house regulars“ with me.
I love Jesus, and am learning to like him, too. (Yes, there is a difference!)
Just like you, I’ve experienced some significant bumps and bruises in this life. The lessons from those wounds are probably the most valuable in helping me live freely as a brother, a friend, and a son.
My favorite writing spots
I write at my family farm and also at the local coffee bar. (Regardless of where I’m writing, there’s usually a cup of coffee involved.) And, if my computer or journal is not close by, I will use whatever is available: a church bulletin, a bank deposit ticket, a business card, or even a paper napkin, to get my thoughts recorded.
Why “Slingshot Scribe“?
A slingshot might be dismissed as a toy. But a slingshot can also be weapon to be reckoned with. Just ask Goliath about his encounter with David and his sling!
One of the definitions for “scribe” is “wordslinger”. I’m not shooting stones or pebbles, but am aiming words of hope gathered from my challenges, joys, struggles, and even sorrows. And hope is the weapon that strikes at the heart of our personal giants.
If my words bring you some encouragement, then I have aimed well, and hit the mark.