About rebeccavandemark

My name is Rebecca and I am an author, artist, blogger, speaker, and traveler, who delights in finding grace in simple beauty and ordinary days as I fight Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease.


Hi y’all! Welcome to my personal website! I am so happy that you have stopped by!

This website is the professional website of my writing and speaking events. If you are interested in finding out more about me, my writing, or speaking events simply use the tabs located above. If you are interested in hiring me for a free lance writing opportunity, want to discuss a book project, or contact me to speak at an event please feel free to email me at: rebeccavandemark@gmail.com

While this website is updated frequently with information regarding these topics I update my personal blog, Caravan Sonnet, with daily stories, truths God is teaching me, and artistic adventures almost daily. If you would like to connect in a more informal atmosphere please stop on over and say “hello”! I love connecting and meeting new friends!

If you are looking for more information about SEEN Gathering please find us at our website or at our blog! If you are wanting to have me speak at an event with regards to SEEN Gathering you can contact me at my email above or via SEEN Gathering’s website! We look forward to connecting with you and encouraging each other through various events and that space!

I look forward to getting to know you more and I hope that you have a wonderful day! 

May God bless you abundantly, 

the light that illuminates the darkness

Christmas 41Merry Christmas! 🙂 I hope that y’all had a wonderful holiday celebrating with family and friends. As I write this in my grandmothers cozyhouse in upstate NY surrounded by the soft glow of Christmas lights~ I am reminded again of the wonderful blessings of this time of the year. For me the constant sight of lights reminds me of the light of Christ that offers hope in sometimes a dark and scary world. In the midst of the joy that surrounds this holiday my heart goes out to those who are going through a time where it does not feel as joyful. Sometimes the holidays can be extremely difficult. I am comforted by the knowledge that in many ways the first Christmas was just as hard. One devotional I read recently described the first Christmas in the following words: “Lonely, outcast, exhausted, grieving, vulnerable, dependent, helpless and in pain.” *Sigh* sometimes that is EXACTLY how I feel. What a tremendous encouragement to know that my precious Lord and Savior had such a beginning so that He can perfectly understand my hurts and disappointments in the trials that we go through. As we continue to celebrate this holiday season I pray that the perfect light of Christ illuminates the darkest corners and trials that you find yourself in. May you be blessed!