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This is a picture of me on Devil’s Bridge and represents a major milestone of recovery and hope in my adult life. You can read more about this on the Press in, Press on, Pass it along page.

BACKSTORY

Lost Man is an autobiography in song. The album art is a picture of me on Devil’s Bridge and represents a major milestone of recovery and hope in my adult life.

My story is not that unique. I think most people can relate in some fashion or form. As a teenager, I was quietly, inwardly yet dangerously rebellious. I suppose to most people, I had no issues that really needed attention. However, anger was consuming me till it seemed there was very little of me left. Eventually it started showing up on the outside and, here’s the kicker, I was proud of my temper. I would fly into a rage, mostly at home and to a few close friends (weird, I know) over just about anything. It almost got me killed. I clearly remember thinking of taking my life on more than a few occasions. It was only the grace of God that I did not. 

Jesus rescued me in the summer of 1975 when a huge youth revival swept through the southeastern United States. I began to change almost immediately and He is continuing to change me to this day. I’m deeply grateful. I want to be a mirror of the One who saved me. Moldable, shapeable, soft-hearted, open…these are the things I want to be. This is my brief story. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.

What is your story? If any of this sounds familiar and you want to talk, I’d be happy to speak with you.   

God Bless you! 

Mark

LYRICS

So I’m thinkin’ bout life, this life you gave
I’m a pretty tough guy but you had to save
Me from a terrible direction that only led
To destruction and grief
I’m a lost man that had to be found
A lonely man, for sure, that was totally bound
For destruction and grief
Until YOU came along  

I know You ALWAYS have been and always will be
Why did it take me so long for me to see
That You love me, that You care for me
Cause You are who I need

I’m a lost man that has been found   
I’m a new man that makes a new sound    
I’m a mirror who reflects the One who saved me
I’m a dead man made alive again  
I’m a blind man who can see again   
I was broken but made new again
Because of You, Because of You!! 

So often I only reflect on me
The things that happen,  so full of pity
Cause my eyes can only see 
What's around me My eyes can only see what’s here
My direction is often guided by fear
Cause sometimes it’s all I know
…..it’s all I know 

I know You ALWAYS have been and always will be
Why did it take me so long for me to see
That You love me, that You care for me
Cause You are who I need 

I’m a lost man that has been found   
I’m a new man that makes a new sound    
I’m a mirror who reflects the One who saved me
I’m a dead man made alive again  
I’m a blind man who can see again    
I was broken but made new again
Because of You, Because of You!!! 

(Bridge) 

No more selfishness, enough of me!
Let my life be easy to see
That You, You are in control

I’m a lost man that has been found
I’m a new man that makes a new sound
I’m a mirror who reflects the One who saved me
I’m a dead man made alive again
I’m a blind man who can see again
I was broken but made new again
Because of You, Because of You!!