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  1. Things To Remember
    07 Sep, 2016
    Things To Remember
    This is definitely an old post... I wrote it back in 2011.  I had 6 years in the fire service at that point.  I now have 11, and these STILL hold true. Just a few things I've learned in my few years on the job that I felt might be worth passing on to anyone who might be interested: Battle scars and war stories. They go hand in hand. As you gain experience in this field, your scars will be the faces you remember, the injuries you accumulate and the mistakes you make. The war stories are about
  2. 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
  3. Semper Memoria
    06 Mar, 2016
    Semper Memoria
    I was driving home from work this morning after an uneventful 12 hour night shift when I saw it.  As I was about 20 minutes from home, there was a large billboard beside the road.  Sometimes this particular one is blank.  It has advertised everything from a "safe place to leave an unwanted baby" to "ATV adventures" to jewelry sales (I can't remember which brand specifically). This morning it had a picture of a local fallen law enforcement member.  This particular LEO was a Line of Duty Death.
  4. Lessons in EMS
    17 Feb, 2016
    Lessons in EMS
    Every time I see a new face entering the field of emergency medical services, I am reminded of all the things they DON'T tell you when you decide "I want to be an EMT." We had a rider on my ambulance (or "medic" in our specialized lingo) last shift.  A nice young lady who seemed normal enough, composed and polite.  She followed my partner and I around on calls and was enthusiastic enough about the experience that she stuck around after her scheduled four hour block of "ride time" was completed
  5. 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