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  1. Descent into... November
    01 Nov, 2016
    Descent into... November
    Okay.  I just realized I have been doing a massive stint of procrastination on my blog post writing.  I have been hung up on posting daily, because that is what I had in my head I wanted to do.  I write more often than once a week.  The challenge of writing more frequently has been a good one... but I feel it is time to admit that my life, between LIFE, trying to sleep, work EMS and Fire jobs, go on adventures, READ, and maybe sleep some more... writing a blog post isn't happening. I don't
  2. Grins and Giggles
    15 Oct, 2016
    Grins and Giggles
    I swear I started this writing with an idea.  A goal for a blog post.  And... I stare at the blank page in front of me and wonder just WHAT I was thinking.  Good grief, you're thinking.  Didn't we just read a random bunch of thrown together thoughts a day or two ago?  Umm... welcome to my life...? Grinning.  Well, here is my Twitter (and other places like it) Hilarity Collection, just for you. I think this was re-tweeted under the heading of "Scots folk on Twitter are the best..." (And for the
  3. Random Wrap Up
    25 Aug, 2016
    Random Wrap Up
    I feel like it has been a while since I have done a random facts and info blog post.  (For all of you people clamoring that it has, in fact, been less than a month, shhhhhh. Facts are not welcome here.) Moments from D-Day: I have been called Bridget, Betsy and AMY during this event.  The Betsy, I understand.  I look like my friend who runs the event, who answers to that name.  Bridget, okay, it is close to Brittany.  Amy?  Who even knows.  After the event, I have decided that all staff
  4. Random Thoughts, Part 66
    05 Jul, 2016
    Random Thoughts, Part 66
    Well, to be honest, I was thinking of putting together the post I would have written Tuesday if I had actually had time to write it.  But I think the better part of valor would be not allowing my emotions to drive my actions. So, I will simply say that I made a list of things that bother me, and things that I like.  Hopefully it will be entertaining and not a tirade.  Something I like: (because you should always start out with something positive) I like being able to play music in my vehicle.
  5. Unexpected Cinema
    20 Jun, 2016
    Unexpected Cinema
    Tonight I found myself thinking about movies that have surprised me.  Ones that most people roll their eyes at, but that make me go back and watch them more than once.  Not the big blockbuster movies like Marvel’s superhero movies, or Star Wars, or Pride and Prejudice.  No, I’m talking about more… random… movies than that. For starters… Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Well.  Let me start by saying I do NOT do zombies.  That is like a 99.9% absolute NO for me.  But I’m really glad I gave this
  6. 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
  7. Random Shenanigans
    12 May, 2016
    Random Shenanigans
    Spoiler Alert:  This post is going to be random.  With possible shenanigans.  And funnies.  I am leaving for Maine either Monday PM or Tuesday AM (really early) so I have been writing these blog posts ahead.  So technically this will be my May 12 post... but it is only the 9th.  Thumbs up to me.  This.  This is me today.  I packed my new backpack yesterday evening after a long day, and I am simply hoping I remembered everything important.  I packed the normal stuff (socks, etc) and clothes;
  8. Epic Bouts of Spontaneous Randomness
    16 Apr, 2016
    Epic Bouts of Spontaneous Randomness
    Bouts of Epic Randomness... Well, this was a term coined by a partner of mine when we worked private EMS.  We both no longer work there, but the friendship (and the sentiment) stuck.  When you have forged a friendship in the wee hours of the morning driving long distances, you tend to have these... episodes... In fact, that actually brings to mind a lot of good memories.  Not the least of which was the EPIC night where we drove over an hour to a hospital in the middle of the night, dropped
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