Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory

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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. BOOKS
    22 Aug, 2016
    BOOKS
    Because I haven’t had a moment to squee over books recently, I thought I would write about some of my reading pleasures lately.  Some of my recently read have been re-reads (just as valid, I swear!) and some have been new... And I have also been delving into Audible, a program for books on tape.  And by that I mean, I can play them from my phone in the car. One of my best friends griped at me that I hadn't read All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque.  He griped enough
  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. Bookworm List Update
    22 Jun, 2016
    Bookworm List Update
    Not so very long ago, I published a blog post on a "TBR" pile (figurative, not a literal pile) of books I was planning on reading.  I have been astounded and astonished by the fact that I have gotten five of the ones I wrote about read, and another one started. Last Tuesday at work was a very productive day.  And so was Sunday... And because I know all of you were DYING TO KNOW how they were, I'm going to share my thoughts on the ones I have conquered. KENAN was first on my list.  It is
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