Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory

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  1. Writer Moments: Meekness
    14 Sep, 2016
    Writer Moments: Meekness
    One of my friends was reading the first couple of chapters for my current work in progress and commented about one of my characters.  Alys is the main character, my protagonist.  This is HER story.  But... family is a huge part of her story, and because of that... part of her story is KYLER'S story.  Kyler is her twin brother. Kyler is a goof-ball, a cut-up, and a bit of a clown... and he's brilliant on top of it.  I believe he is an ENTP, actually.  The fact that I have met people in the real
  2. How God Sees
    23 Jul, 2016
    How God Sees
    As I prepared to go on vacation this summer, I found myself thinking about the term "swimsuit season" and all the anxiety that can overwhelm us with.  Summer means showing more of our physical bodies than we do in the winter... Usually after a season of less activity and more eating. It reminded me that how I think of myself is sometimes very different than reality. For example, I know my height and weight.  I'm tall, so it helps with the semblance of slimness.  Like many people, I'm aware
  3. Controversial Christianity
    15 Jul, 2016
    Controversial Christianity
    I don't claim to follow any kind of Social Media or news, for that matter, with any degree of regularity.  I'm usually a few steps behind current events unless I happen to be on Facebook or Twitter, or working with co-workers who want to watch the news. But I had been part of several blogging / writer groups on Facebook and I have to say I have noticed a few things cycling through the pages.  Some of it had to do with the topic of homosexuality.  Some had to do with sexuality in general
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Made 4 Him Manifesto
    14 Mar, 2016
    Made 4 Him Manifesto
    Manifesto: a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives or views of its users. Day 1 of the 7 Day Intentional Blogging Challenge hosted by Jeff Goins is to write a Manifesto.  I don't think I'm alone in the fact that "manifesto" is a term that makes me cringe (things like communism and Mein Kampf come to mind) or start to panic.   I am the girl who hates to outline my stories because then they become too rigid for me to write.  How on earth am I going to write a manifesto
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