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  1. Introverts Are Funny Too
    07 Oct, 2016
    Introverts Are Funny Too
    Being an introvert does not mean I have no sense of humor.  I have a very strong, very weird, very eclectic, oddball, quirky, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor.  I just... don't always choose to share my hilarity with everyone else. Being quiet and responsible and "prim" comes naturally, especially when I am not sure who my audience is, or if I'm not fully comfortable being myself with people.  Once that wears off... watch out! What brings this up, you ask?  Well.  I've had at least
  2. MBTI Partner: INFP
    13 Sep, 2016
    MBTI Partner: INFP
    So I made my partner take the MBTI test.  No, not the one I worked with for a while... one of my favorite people to work with.  My partner is known as "Momma G" because of her motherly heart.  I love working with her, and not just because she's a good Advanced EMT.  She's just an amazing person. Today, we got to talking about personalities and how we process information.  I am fascinated by the MBTI and personality types -- I can't help it.  Sometimes I try to figure out those around me...
  3. 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
  4. Conflict
    09 Sep, 2016
    Conflict
    So I was feeling tired and overwhelmed the other day, and that always leads to some… interesting… thoughts. I have decided that ISFJ’s are the people who are not allowed to have an opinion.  For example, we get described as moms.  Or that loyal animal that is suspiciously too good to be true. We take care of everyone and are too busy doing all the stuff dumped on us to formulate a logical argument, too tired to deal with “emotional logic” (aka STOP with the tantrums) and simultaneously
  5. Cup of Joe
    08 Sep, 2016
    Cup of Joe
    Every time I get the chance to interact with RWB members, I am truly blessed.  RWB stands for Red White and Blue.  RWB is an organization that has a people-first mentality, and every single Eagle I've met seems to embody this.  RWB is a veterans organization that promotes relationships within communities -- linking civilians with service men and women.  I met them through Triathlon related interests, and running... but one of the favorite "jokes" of RWB is "We don't just run" -- and they don't.
  6. Make 'Em Laugh... (So You're a Paramedic...)
    22 Mar, 2016
    Make 'Em Laugh... (So You're a Paramedic...)
    Medic Madness Monday -- Previously Published in February 2015 (and a day late due to a long day at work) Many years ago, when I was a newbie in the Fire and EMS world, I read a humorous quote about this profession.  It read something to the effect of "FMS/Fire -- the only people introduced at social gatherings by profession, not name."  It actually has more than a passing resemblance to the truth. So, let me give you an (almost) fictional scenario.  I am an introvert who can be social and
  7. 10 Things About Me
    11 Feb, 2016
    10 Things About Me
    Things About Me I am a writer.  I like to write science fiction, fantasy, historical, fairy-tale re-telling, adventure, and stories that don't fall into any category.  I also write non-fiction, poetry (on occasion) and medical patient reports.  Some days it feels like the patient care reports are the ONLY thing I get to write. I am a reader.  I can't even begin to tell you all the different types of things that I love to read, but rest assured, it varies considerably.  I take books on a book
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