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  1. Random Scribblings
    13 Oct, 2016
    Random Scribblings
    My "to be read" pile of books is metaphorically about to devour me whole... thankfully I've been accumulating most of them electronically on my Kindle.  So no actual towering piles of death and destruction and imminent doom... I know, everyone is disappointed. I actually want to re-read a ton of Alistair MacLean books that I've read about a dozen times.  I want to read some classics, like Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.  I want to read some steampunk / fantasy / science fiction stories.
  2. Reading Again...
    05 Oct, 2016
    Reading Again...
    I have been hit with a longing to go back and re-read all of Alistair MacLean's books.  Well, most of them.  I discovered them years ago, starting with Athabasca and Where Eagles Dare.  I was actually less than impressed with Athabasca on first read -- as my dad kindly pointed out, the man has a thing for extremely long sentences.  As in, almost a paragraph in length. In fairness, it was a paperback book, so... there's that.  But Athabasca was a slower read.  Alistair MacLean had a very
  3. TBR Pile
    03 Aug, 2016
    TBR Pile
    TBR Pile Status: Still overflowing and threating the life of the owner.  Fortunately mine are mostly electronic right now, so I have the advantage.  But it is still overwhelming to keep seeing good looking books, and want to read them ALL right at the moment. Too many choices can be paralyzing.  Also, not having any time left in the day when I’m forcing myself to write for Camp NaNoWriMo July project and then to complete the editing for my WIP chapters… Sad fact is that I went to look back on
  4. Book Series
    10 Jul, 2016
    Book Series
    What is the definition of a good book series?  I think my primary definition of a good book series is one that I will (and probably HAVE) re-read at least once (probably MORE than once...).  They have to have characters I care about.  This is a nebulous statement, but I mean the characters that sneak into your heart and take up residence there.  The ones that you wish you had for friends.  Or the ones who just tug on your heart strings.  These are the characters who will live in your mind
  5. Book Dragon Musings on YA Books
    24 May, 2016
    Book Dragon Musings on YA Books
    It is always fun following the current threads of conversation on Twitter, or any other social media site, for that matter.  Except when politics are being discussed – those I find incredibly boring.  Anyway. There are quite a few writers peeps I follow on Twitter and the conversations range from character quirks to why people don’t read more books to Young Adult stories. Before plunging into the whirlwind of Twitter, I have to confess I really didn’t pay any attention to book classifications.
  6. Spring Break and Adulting
    25 Mar, 2016
    Spring Break and Adulting
    Spring break is apparently a "thing"... a time off of school for all the kiddos in school or college.  My first experience with spring break was when I was in college.  I was home educated (taught at home) from kindergarten through 12th grade.   I was innocently wondering why we were didn't have college classes on a particular date in March... and was told "That's Spring Break, of course we're off school."  It took me a minute for my brain, fatigued and full from working, studying and working
  7. Niche Blogging... Or Not
    22 Mar, 2016
    Niche Blogging... Or Not
    Today I was contemplating finding a niche for my blog.  I feel that I write about so many different things, and I don't want to be limited by a set topic group.  I am more than one thing as a person, and that carries over into my writing.  As a matter of fact... I am the girl who freaks out about outlines for stories, feeling the suffocation of creativity and the freedom to explore shriveling when I have to "nail down" something in writing. So I sat down and tried to think of all the
  8. Suckers, Cheese and the Bible
    18 Mar, 2016
    Suckers, Cheese and the Bible
    Yeah, I know.  It doesn't seem like any of those particular items go together.  Also, FYI, "suckers" is synonymous with lollipops, just in case anyone was wondering. Today I wanted to talk about what Christianity has called "getting in the Word" (among other things).  Reading your Bible, for those confused by euphemisms or Christian-eze lingo.   I'm writing this because I haven't been reading my Bible as often as I should or want to.  One of my goals in January is to read the entire Bible
  9. 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