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  1. WIP Joy September, Part 3
    26 Sep, 2016
    WIP Joy September, Part 3
    WIP Joy September, Part 3 Okay, I got impatient and decided to finish this all up at the same time.  You know the drill, this is part three of a month long challenge hosted by Bethany A. Jennings (@simmeringmind on Twitter).  ENJOY! Deep Stuff Week 18. Share a line that hints at your theme.      "Family doesn't let family stand alone." 19. What’s one big reason you’re writing this story? Hmm. It is a story I have been trying to tell for years, and it has moved from a "retelling" of a
  2. WIP Joy September, Part 2
    20 Sep, 2016
    WIP Joy September, Part 2
    Okay, you remember this from earlier this month: this is a challenge based on my current Work in Progress.  I am answering questions asked by challenge host Bethany A. Jennings (@simmeringmind on Twitter). I was going to try to do more than just this week, but WOW, all of my main characters were... VOCAL. Protagonist Takeover Week! (All answers must be in your character’s words!) (Okay.  So these will be from the point of view of both Alys, Kyler and Micha-el.  Sometimes all of them,
  3. WIP Joy September, Part 1
    15 Sep, 2016
    WIP Joy September, Part 1
    This challenge is brought to you via Bethany A. Jennings (@simmeringmind on Twitter). My only regret is that it only comes around every couple of months instead of every month. (Though in retrospect, that's probably a blessing!) I enjoy participating, and I love watching this unfold on Twitter.  There are so many creative minds out there and stories I am longing to read now.  And, without further ado, here is the first installment! Intro Week: 1. Tell us about your WIP!      Take an
  4. Favorite Blogs Friday
    29 Jul, 2016
    Favorite Blogs Friday
    This is a Collection of Blogs I Follow (In My Non-Existent Spare Time) I wanted to take time to look at some of the blogs that I really enjoy reading even though I don't get to do it on a regular basis. As if you all needed more reading material other than MY blog... here are some of my top picks.  Enjoy! Cait @PaperFury : http://paperfury.com/ This girl's blog makes me laugh out loud -- literally -- every time I get a chance to read it.  I actually will make time to read it (and by read I
  5. March Challenge: Work In Progress JOY
    31 Mar, 2016
    March Challenge: Work In Progress JOY
    This month I was delighted to participate in a Twitter challenge, #WIPJoy.  I was introduced to the challenge by Bethany A. Jennings (Twitter: @simmeringmind / Blog: simmeringmind.com)  and had a blast tweeting random facts about my current WIP (Work in Progress). Because I had so much fun........ I want to share them with you.  My current WIP is titled Stand in the Rain, and my elevator pitch goes something like this: My current WIP is a Sci-fi Universe with events similar to pre-WWII Europe
Made 4 Him


Made 4 Him is the blog I started this January, and I would like to welcome you to the adventure.

I have one goal: to carry the presence of Christ with me wherever I go, to reflect Christ in all I do, and worship Him with my life. I was made for a purpose, with a grand and glorious adventure ahead of me. I believe God gave us LIFE, and He intends us to have life to the FULL.

My purpose and goal in writing and hosting a blog is simply to glorify Him. Why do I write? Because that's what He created me to do. I can't NOT write.

Writing is the way I can share the things God is showing me, teaching me and encouraging me as I walk. Hebrews 10:23-25 comes to mind: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." (ESV)

I want my writing to encourage others and build them up in Christ. As a writer, I am a signpost pointing back to Christ, always being ready to answer those who want to know more about the hope that I cling to.

I want every bit of my writing, from humor about EMS scenarios or sharing about my writing process to have that overarching theme -- my faith may not be defined and stated in each line, but it is part of the fabric of who I am, so much so that there can be no doubt about who I serve or where I stand.

My blog doesn't have a simple topic I am writing about, because life isn't simple. I'm not a machine that only can function and complete one task. He created me to be a writer, but He also has placed me in a position to serve Him as a paramedic and a firefighter. He is challenging me physically with running, swimming and biking. He has blessed me with opportunities to travel.

In the Old Testament it talks about the the words of God's commandments being on your heart, taught to your children... talked of as you sit at home, as you walk along the roads, when you rise up and when you lie down, written on your doorposts and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6) This is how my faith should be, and everything flows out as an extension of my faith.

My blog is about the journey and the adventure He is taking me on, the situations and people and lessons I am learning as I go.
I believe writing should make a difference, be meaningful, to have a purpose. Sometimes, that purpose is simply to fulfill the calling placed on my life. It is a way to process and understand what He is sharing with me. It is a way for me to document the mile stones along my path in following Him, so I can look back and see where I have walked.

And at the end of the day... my hope and my passion is that everything in my life would glorify Christ.


                                                                                  Soli Deo Gloria -- Glory to God Alone