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  1. No NaNo November
    12 Oct, 2016
    No NaNo November
    October has been full of people frantically and happily prepping for November's NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50K words in 30 days.  Sound slightly insane to you?  It does to me -- sound delightfully, deliciously insane.  I keep reminding myself faithfully that I CANNOT PARTICIPATE in this year's scribbling madness. Why, you ask? Because, reasons.  One of which is the fact that I am in the middle of finishing (yes, figure that muddled thought out!) up a current story.  I need to finish this
  2. 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
  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. When the Job Beats You Up
    28 Aug, 2016
    When the Job Beats You Up
    Friday and Saturday both reminded me of this truth.  Somedays, EMS and firefighting try to break you.  Some days it is mental.  Some days it is emotional.  And some days, it is just plain physical. Friday was a great day.  I worked with a great partner and we had a blast running calls.  When your partner texts you the night before indicating that they haven’t done much the last 4 shifts… and then repeats their desire to DO SOMETHING that shift… you know you’re going to get something.
  5. Challenge Accepted
    02 Jun, 2016
    Challenge Accepted
    Today I took the time to start entering a few of the miles I have accumulated since the end of March.  I still have several more logs to catch up on... but since it is the beginning of June, I thought I would re-evaluate some of the challenges I committed to this year. For anyone not wanting a personal... bragging? talking excitedly and randomly about my accomplishments? Ehhh... anyway.  Read on at your own risk. The challenges that are still ongoing include the 1000 Mile Challenge for 2016.
  6. Challenge Accomplished
    30 Apr, 2016
    Challenge Accomplished
    Well I did it.  I made it through 10,000 squats in 90 days.  It was a challenge.  I was doing well with doing body weight squats early in the challenge.  It was a "low" number I was doing to keep abreast with the numbers required in the challenge... and then I got tired. I got busy, and it got easier to let it go.  To let consistency fade, and put it off until later.  This was aided in part by the fact that my knees were protesting the extra strain.  My chiropractor adjusted my back and that
  7. Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    01 Mar, 2016
    Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    So today I checked my twitter account on my phone.  I'm very low key with this particular form of social media so far.  I'm still trying to figure out how this woks, and what happens on twitter, and oh my gosh, how do you SAY anything in only 150 words?! I saw a posting by someone who follows someone else, about #WIPJoy.  Apparently, during the month of March, it is a time to post about your current WIP (Work In Progress).  New writers term for me, along with MC (main character) and other
  8. Eagle Up
    20 Feb, 2016
    Eagle Up
    Today I did 400 squats.  I know, I had to add and re-add my "sets" to make sure I did the math correctly.  I did it, though.  400.  When I started the Charity Challenge of Squats, I was hoping that I might be able to hit the low end of the challenge by logging 10,000.  The other levels (20K and 30K) I didn't even bother thinking about. I like squats about as much as I like push-ups (which I can't do other than modified or girly ones) and slightly more than I like burpees.  Probably also just
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