Joining the race

Updated: May 6, 2020

Welcome to my first blog

My name is Martin Marquez. I started writing when I was just in elementary school. Writing short stories was part of learning in English or Literature. I enjoyed writing and have always had a great imagination. My 4th/5th grade teacher loved my stories I wrote. I was always a nerd, loving school. I loved reading, writing and drawing. Growing up I began my first novel when I was 15 but never finished it because of losing my notebook and diskette I was saving my story to after typing it on the computer at an internet café. Many years later while deployed to Iraq when I was in the US. Army I began working on my book again in the little spare time I had. My external hard drive crashed and I lost my book. I began writing again a few years later. Again, deployments seem to be bad for electronics with all the dust and dirt and sand. I stopped writing for several years.

In 2017, while attending church I realized that I was going in vain and wasn’t truly saved and then I prayed to God getting saved. During this I had been dealing with depression most of my life.

I moved in January 2018 and my pastor suggested I write about my depression in a book. I began doing the dreadful but successful work at working on my depression by praying, reading the Bible more deeply, paying closer attention to preaching, and just growing my faith and belief in Jesus Christ. In doing so I created my first book “Overcoming Depression Through His Word”. This book is a Bible based self-help book. It has my story and shows how I overcame depression and how others might be able to also.

I have since then decided to continue writing and writing for God, producing works that will be honoring to Him. My author platform is built on helping people with life lessons they can learn from my own personal experience and not have to learn the hard way as I did. “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

My blog site is built to help give lessons in tiny posts just talking about life. Life, as easy as it is, it can be extremely hard. My goal is to help others make it easier, if they become better people in the process that is all them. My goal is for me to become a better person and if others do also, wonderful. I am not trying to change anyone. I’m only trying to help anyone willing to read what I write.

I would greatly appreciate it if you choose to follow me and my books. Of course I realize the genre of books and my style of blogs are not for everyone, but everyone is welcome. I will keep you all informed as to the process of my writing and the publishing of my books. I can’t teach you how to write or how to publish books or different methods for writing and such as some authors do on their websites and YouTube channels, however what I will be providing is simply a life that God has lead me to share.

Please check out my book.

Depression is something that most people experience at one point or another. During this time of life, life can be hard to live. Some people attempt to hide it from others, while others have trouble coping with life situations and have trouble with everyday tasks such as personal self-care.

This book will show how the author had gone through depression for many years and teaches how he allowed his faith in God to conquer that depression in his own life. These teachings are meant to help others overcome their own depression while letting them know they are not alone in their struggle.

Can be purchased at: Amazon and Barnes And Noble. Please consider leaving an Amazon Review if you choose to purchase and read my book.

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