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  1. Writing While Deliriously Tired
    10 Oct, 2016
    Writing While Deliriously Tired
    Writing While Deliriously Tired (a picture from Facebook that resonated more than just a little...) While Writing: I'm so creative right now, it's like all the  normal constraints have been lifted.  Wow I wrote 2,000 words in 30 minutes!  This is going to be great. Rereading the Next Day: I used the word 'Beautiful' 8 times in this sentence and instead of 'reassuring' I wrote 'refrigerator.'  Also the tenses switched 3 times in one paragraph and I started writing about a character who isn't
  2. Fiction Friday
    16 Sep, 2016
    Fiction Friday
    I have spent some time recently going over some of my old story files -- it has been enlightening and entertaining.  Today I thought I would call this "Fiction Friday" and post an old short story I did Y-E-A-R-S ago.  (You have been warned.)  Enjoy the shenanigans! Jerkwater's First General Store OR How the First Drive-Thru Was Invented      Once upon a time... there was a girl named Mary Lou. She was short and spunky with bright red hair.      When she smiled, she lit up the room.
  3. Words on Paper
    03 Sep, 2016
    Words on Paper
    I have a topic that I want to work on soon, but not today.  It will require a lot of work and prayer to write well... and unless I can do it well, in a way that accurately represents my thoughts, I will leave it untouched. I know I've done several writing blog posts recently, but this is kind of a writer-heavy week or so.  I am waiting on an e-mail.  I'm actually not expecting it quite yet, even though I was told end of August.  I turned in a "pitch" to a publication at the beginning of
  4. Confessions of a Writer
    02 Sep, 2016
    Confessions of a Writer
    The quirks and foibles of my writing personality are legion.  And legendary.  (Mostly in my mind, however.)  My best friend has pointed out my many… unique… strategies of writing. The biggest one appears to be that I write my stories in random chunks, rather like a dust hurricane tossing out pieces of flotsam and debris to land where they will, then muddle them back into a coherent whole. When I know the entire story in detail (like for EMS runs or an actual event / interview of a person for a
  5. Open Doors
    06 Aug, 2016
    Open Doors
    I wrote a little bit already about working through a time sensitive writing project I spent this past week completing… and today was the culmination of following through with it. I submitted my first three chapters, synopsis and a brief bio to a press!!  Friday was the day of working through polishing up the synopsis and chapter edits that a good friend of mine graciously put together.  It was my last round of edit/polish before getting it out of my hands. In fact, with all the craziness at
  6. Write On
    02 Aug, 2016
    Write On
    Okay.  So Monday before I went to work my EMS job was a full day of writing, writing, and MORE writing.  Also of begging people to read things for me.  It was a great thing that I actually had a 3 day weekend.  God was watching out for me. I actually got up early on Monday, believe it or not.  And I edited like a mad-woman.  My sister had given me feedback at some point during the weekend when I pressed her into reader duty.  This was actually quite a good thing.  My sister has a very logical
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