About Mark

A Little Bit About Me

Let me tell you a bit about me. My name is Mark Lile. I grew up in Wood River, Illinois, and now live in St. Louis Missouri. My wife Janet and I are both passionate about helping others in any way we can. We love leading Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Financial Peace University is a nine week course that teaches how to eliminate debt and live a debt free life. Over the past few years, I have developed a love for writing. I love encouraging others. My goal is to share some of the valuable lessons I have learned in life I wish I had learned sooner. This goal was the inspiration for my book Leaving a Legacy: Ten Life Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Sooner. My book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.  

The Purpose of This Website

Ben Franklin was once quoted as saying, “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” My hope is sharing some of the nuggets of the wisdom I have acquired from my mistakes will help someone. If I help even one, I will consider my mission to be accomplished. I have discovered the answers to every problem we  face in life can be found in God’s word. Consequently, as you read my writings, you will find I often use passages of  Bible scripture to reinforce my thoughts. 

My Interests

My interests include photography, travel, computers, debt free living, and music of all types. I also am a big fan of famous quotes. I frequently use famous quotes in my blog posts.

Spreading Words of Encouragement

My  prayer is that as you read my posts, you will find something that speaks to you in your situation in life. I hope somewhere in the words you read you will find encouragement and the driving motivation to never give up on your dreams. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ” What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  

If you find something in my writing that brings encouragement to you, I would love to hear from you. You can contact me via the contact form on the Contact Me page. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.