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  1. END the Drama
    09 Nov, 2016
    END the Drama
    Watching this election play out in 2016 has been one of the most excruciating experiences.  Not the worst.  Let me be absolutely clear about that.  There are many other things that come far ahead of this.  But seriously, people.  Excruciating. It always has bothered me to see intelligent, rational people become raving lunatics.  Double standards, lies, manipulations and double-speak are anathema to me.  I hate politics.  At any level, of any kind.  Politics, actually, could be used as a curse
  2. All of My Tomorrows
    12 Sep, 2016
    All of My Tomorrows
    Yesterday was 9-11.  The fifteenth anniversary, actually.  I know the world was remembering it -- some with tears and memories, others with memorial services.  We have a generation growing up that didn't live through it.  For my generation, I think of it as our "Pearl Harbor" memory.  Everyone from the World War II generation knows exactly where they were on that day, and what they were doing when they found out. The next generation?  Where were you when Kennedy was shot?  For mine?  Where were
  3. Grief
    11 Jun, 2016
    Grief
    To be honest, I didn't want to write this blog post.  Grief isn't funny, interesting or motivational in any way, shape or form.  It sucks.  It hurts.  It changes you, and you will never be the same person after you are touched by grief. It has been a rough week or two. I didn't lose anyone personally.  No, its more subtle than that.  A close friend of my family -- who is FAMILY herself -- lost her mom.  Watching her deal with the loss, the memorial service and funeral... and watching my mom
  4. Fire Shenanigans
    01 Jun, 2016
    Fire Shenanigans
    Today was the first 24 hour shift I've been able to work at the Fire Department job in far, far too long.  I am loving it.  I'm also on the medic...  ah well.  It has been unexpected.  I didn't really have a plan for what I wanted to write about today, but as I sit down, with about a half hour to get words down on a page...  I want to talk about a lot of different things. Today was hot and humid -- sticky sweat factory style weather -- until the rain came through.  Of course, the rain began
  5. Guest Post: Traveling From Home
    19 May, 2016
    Guest Post: Traveling From Home
    I want to take this opportunity to share something beautiful with you.  May 19 is my birthday, and this year it was my 30th.  No crisis ensued, by the way.  But as I was pondering what to write about... the dear best friend and sister of my heart sent me a link to her very first blog post.  It blew me away and blessed my heart.  I want to share that with you. (Originally published on  http://stationarytravel.blogspot.com  May 14, 2016 by Lydia Bowman.) Traveling... From Home. Dear gentle
  6. Niche Blogging... Or Not
    22 Mar, 2016
    Niche Blogging... Or Not
    Today I was contemplating finding a niche for my blog.  I feel that I write about so many different things, and I don't want to be limited by a set topic group.  I am more than one thing as a person, and that carries over into my writing.  As a matter of fact... I am the girl who freaks out about outlines for stories, feeling the suffocation of creativity and the freedom to explore shriveling when I have to "nail down" something in writing. So I sat down and tried to think of all the
  7. Made 4 Him Manifesto
    14 Mar, 2016
    Made 4 Him Manifesto
    Manifesto: a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives or views of its users. Day 1 of the 7 Day Intentional Blogging Challenge hosted by Jeff Goins is to write a Manifesto.  I don't think I'm alone in the fact that "manifesto" is a term that makes me cringe (things like communism and Mein Kampf come to mind) or start to panic.   I am the girl who hates to outline my stories because then they become too rigid for me to write.  How on earth am I going to write a manifesto
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