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Grit & Glory, Songs & Stories

Aug 29, 2023

Author, David Steen, and Mark share stories of living in “God’s smile” despite a painful divorce and how a beautiful song of blessing came from a burst of anger. This is just what our God does.

Visit the Episode Webpage to hear the featured song, May Your Coffee Taste Much Sweeter, and to check out custom song options.


David Steen resides on a small farm in Hartford, Arkansas, where he enjoys long walks to the creek with his lovely wife and short walks through the field with his sheep. Other passions include writing, music, reading, cooking for their large family and sipping on a cup of dark roast coffee as often as possible.

David recently published his first book, Almost Home, Setting Our Sights Toward Heaven, which can be pre-ordered through his website or wherever books are sold.

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Are you looking for a unique gift for someone who’s special AND hard to buy for? Over the years I have enjoyed writing a variety of custom songs such as theme songs and songs that celebrate or commemorate. I have written for businesses, non-profits, individuals, events and occasions. I'm excited to take these experiences and make this special type of gift more readily available. Click here to learn more>>>


You might be one connection away from thriving in the identity God has for you. Over the years as a pastor, Mark learned a lot about relationships and the benefit of strategic connections with others. Today he helps Christian men overcome anxiety, stress and toxic culture to dive into the identity of the man God created them to be…together…in a “pack”.

Click here to discover opportunities for life-on-life collaboration with other godly men. 


You can hear today’s featured song at or on your favorite streaming platform. You can also buy one of Mark’s CDs at


Why is it important to tell God stories? There are so many reasons but Jesus explained it best when He was asked about using so many parables. He said, “I tell stories, to create readiness, to nudge people toward receptive insight.” (That’s taken from Matthew 13 Message version). I’ve experienced God’s amazing work in my life through Jesus Christ and I’m passionate about others experiencing this joy and peace as well! ~Mark


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