Author Archives: Patrick C Marks

About Patrick C Marks

The basics are…really basic. I’m a husband, father of 5, teacher, pastor, writer and a musician. I am also…bald...I have a crooked back (had to wear a back brace when I was a kid – ultimate geek with a piece of plastic and aluminum that made me look like a cyborg)...I dye my goatee so I don’t look like I have one foot in the grave and I would do much better if I actually USED the gym membership I pay for. I blog about things that matter to me and I write everything from non-fiction books about Evolution and Creation to short stories about being chased by bears. In short - I don't fit many molds but I can be entertaining.

Crash: A Novel

The following is a SHORT synopsis (only 637 words) of my novel “Crash”… Kyle Reynolds is a seventeen-year-old senior at St. Mark’s Academy in Seattle, Washington. Kyle grew up on the mission field and after his parents are killed in … Continue reading

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Nothing isn’t something

So many people today get emotional…well – very emotional….okay, sometimes irrationally enraged…whenever the subject of the existence of God comes up. You have to wonder why! I mean, it should be common sense that God exists (and if you’ll read … Continue reading

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Community Dis-service

Once upon a time – We started a church. I’ve heard repeatedly about how noble an idea this was, about how delighted some people are with our “call to community service.” But I think some folks misunderstand our mission because … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday, I’ll cry if I want to…

Okay – so I don’t want to cry, but that old 60’s song is ringing in my ears. I’ve got NOTHING to cry about – unless it’s tears of joy. No, seriously – I’m so blessed I should walk around … Continue reading

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The Devil is not in the Solution business!

“But the Magicians of Egypt did the same with their secret arts” (Ex 7:22)…So – God worked through Moses to demonstrate His great power by turning the waters of the Nile into blood. And the magicians take a little clean … Continue reading

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Got Motivation?

Motivation isn’t magic – it’s an intentional, freewill choice to act (or not act). We so often think that motivation is linked to feelings – but that is only true if you DECIDE to link your motivation to your feelings. … Continue reading

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Enrich your soul!

I admit that I’ve NOT gotten over my heart attack back on June 9, 2017. I’ve gotten over it physically – got the clean bill of health, 3 functioning stints and a disinterested Cardiac doctor who just says “you’re fine” … Continue reading

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