I'm Mark Rickerby, a 30-time Chicken Soup for the Soul contributing author and partner at Temple Gate Films, LLC. My posts are usually inspiring, sentimental, humorous, or any combination of the three, with occasional essays about screenwriting, filmmaking, parenting, travel, and other things that make life worth living. As the title suggests, also look for episodes of my series Messin’ with Mark – God's Sitcom, wherein God messes with me for heaven's amusement. It's the only explanation for the bizarre things that happen to me. If they give you a laugh, great. If not, blame God – it’s His show!