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  1. Musical Misadventures
    30 Jun, 2016
    Musical Misadventures
    My baby brother struck again. He plays a lot of video games and listens to a ton more music than I do.  I tend to find a song here and there, or an artist that suddenly springs into my world by “chance” and then I listen to them forever and ever. It started innocently enough.  I was placed in charge of cutting up veggies for a stir fry, and the mountains of greens, radishes, cabbage and etc I was tackling was frankly daunting. My mom mentioned that I should recruit my baby brother… and he
  2. Random Thoughts
    20 May, 2016
    Random Thoughts
    Writing, Music I Am Currently Enjoying, Old Movie and Georgette Heyer.  None of these seem to actually go together, right? I am staring at my page, ready to fill it up with words, and wondering where to start.  What breathtaking topic I will be tackling.  Then I remember that this post will most likely be a collection of the random.  (You can duck out now, I promise I won't hold it against you.) I was staring at my word count total for the month of May in my 750 Words a Day program.  15,106
  3. Driving in Silence (Or Not)
    17 May, 2016
    Driving in Silence (Or Not)
    I am quite sure you are all tired of hearing about how my trip is going... so I will take a tiny detour and talk about driving and music and such.  (I know, SO different.) I have come to the conclusion that I don't mind traveling alone.  I can spend a lot of time in my own head, happily entertaining myself.  I do miss being able to share things with someone -- a laugh, the view, a story, etc.  But I'm really very okay with being alone. I have had some extremely long drives on this trip.  I am
  4. Songs of My Life
    11 May, 2016
    Songs of My Life
    I've been giving a lot of thought to my blog post topics, and trying to figure out what kind of a "rotation" might work.  And...  Yeah, that is going on the back burner.  I try to vary the topics so nobody gets burned out by my writing posts or my EMS posts or even my random posts.  Ha. Music has been on my mind for the last couple of days.  Sunday we were worshiping and I couldn't help noticing that it was an "old-school" Sunday.  We had two additions to our group: one was my best friends baby
  5. GT and the Halo Express
    23 Apr, 2016
    GT and the Halo Express
    Sometimes old classics are what you need the most.   This morning I found a copy of a childhood favorite: G.T. and the Halo Express.  Specifically, the 5th CD (we grew up listening to the tapes over and over and over, but I have a copy on CD) that is titled Made to be a V.I.P.   There are seven episodes in total.  This one, though... this one has been my favorite for years.  Made to be a V.I.P. talks about understanding your worth in God's eyes -- that it doesn't matter what the world thinks
  6. It's Your Life
    18 Apr, 2016
    It's Your Life
    I was in the middle of squats when it came to mind.  The song was simply a fragment, barely able to be held in my mind.  I started singing the lyrics I could remember out loud, trying frantically to hold them in my mind until I could figure out to what song they belonged. "It's your life   What you gonna do? The world is watching you Every day the choices you make Say what you are and who Your heart beats for It's an open door It's your life..." Of course, it was muddled and garbled... but I
  7. Country Memories
    04 Apr, 2016
    Country Memories
    Yesterday I was driving and turned on my radio.  In my neck of the woods, the main stations are country music stations.  The day was sunny and bright, and the music brought back good memories.  Music has a way of taking me back to specific memories, or reminding me of little details tucked into my brain. Country music does that for me and my volunteer fire department.  I don't listen to a lot of country (or the radio, for that matter -- I hate listening to commercials) anymore... but nostalgia
  8. Writer Problems
    27 Feb, 2016
    Writer Problems
    I am a writer.  By definition, I write.  I could be writing articles, stories, poems, notes... anything.  The act of getting words out of my brain is the act of writing.  Sometimes it seems all I do is procrastinate.  And by procrastinate, I mean distract myself and prepare myself to write. A typical session of writing (when I don't have the LIGHTBULB moment) starts with me turning on my laptop.  Then checking my phone to see if anyone posted something on Facebook.  Then checking each of the 5
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