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  1. Balance
    18 Oct, 2016
    Balance
    Balance is something I can't seem to find often.  I try and try and try... but at the end of the day, the balance between work and time off, time with family and time alone, time working on writing projects and time spent DOING things... it never seems to quite add up to an equal sum. What I have found, is that instead of the "descent into madness" and the "heights of exultation," I have the steadiness of walking through life's challenges and through the joys.  I'm not really one for living in
  2. It Bothers Me
    10 Sep, 2016
    It Bothers Me
    Saturday morning was not one of my best mornings.  I had survived my shift – we had even had some sleep.  I was working with a good partner.  The catalyst that felt like a nuclear bomb going off inside my head?  I had a run at 0700.  Before you laugh, or judge… hear me out.  If I’m going to explain in detail why I’m a bad person, I want you to have all the facts.  I didn’t think it was supposed to be my run.  We trade, you know.  And the other crew should have taken it.  It only escalated in
  3. Dad Lessons
    06 Sep, 2016
    Dad Lessons
    Today I decided that a good blog post would be about the things my father taught me.  I know I did a post similar to this in June (Father's Day)... but bear with me.  This, ladies and gentlemen, was inspired by being in a restaurant bathroom, realizing the toilet was malfunctioning, and without thinking about it, popping the top off the toilet to fix the mechanism.  Mission accomplished.  As I proudly surveyed my handiwork, all I could think was "You know you're the daughter of a handyman
  4. Father's Day
    19 Jun, 2016
    Father's Day
    Dad was wearing the t-shirt I had gotten for him a while back today: DADDY you are as clever as YODA, as loyal as OBI-WAN, as fearless as Luke Skywalker. You are our FAVORITE JEDI. I loved the t-shirt the moment I saw it for a lot of reasons, including the fact that I am a huge nerd.  The fact that my entire family are Star Wars fans is also a huge plus. One of my favorite memories growing up was getting Dad to "talk like Yoda"... and he entertained us royally for as long as he could keep a
  5. 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
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