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  1. Writing While Deliriously Tired
    10 Oct, 2016
    Writing While Deliriously Tired
    Writing While Deliriously Tired (a picture from Facebook that resonated more than just a little...) While Writing: I'm so creative right now, it's like all the  normal constraints have been lifted.  Wow I wrote 2,000 words in 30 minutes!  This is going to be great. Rereading the Next Day: I used the word 'Beautiful' 8 times in this sentence and instead of 'reassuring' I wrote 'refrigerator.'  Also the tenses switched 3 times in one paragraph and I started writing about a character who isn't
  2. When the Job Beats You Up
    28 Aug, 2016
    When the Job Beats You Up
    Friday and Saturday both reminded me of this truth.  Somedays, EMS and firefighting try to break you.  Some days it is mental.  Some days it is emotional.  And some days, it is just plain physical. Friday was a great day.  I worked with a great partner and we had a blast running calls.  When your partner texts you the night before indicating that they haven’t done much the last 4 shifts… and then repeats their desire to DO SOMETHING that shift… you know you’re going to get something.
  3. Life to the Full
    03 Jun, 2016
    Life to the Full
    The more tired I am, the more clumsy I become.  I know this well, from long experience.  It is definitely something that has been a long standing tradition in my life.  Last night, I was at that stage by 10 p.m.  I had been up since 0530, but that wasn't the problem -- lack of sleep is a pretty common phenomenon in my world.  The fact that I was trying to look at something on my phone and waking up who knows how much later when I dropped the phone... well, my brain still thought I was awake and
  4. I'm Fine
    26 May, 2016
    I'm Fine
    You never know what kind of a day you are going to have when you roll into work.  I wasn't sure what to expect as I came on shift at 8 pm yesterday.  I was about to work my first 36 hour shift at my EMS gig. This is a new thing for this job.  Our former rules were that you were only allowed to work 4 hours past our 24.  We will see how this works. I've made it 24 hours.  I have the night half to go... Evenings can be really good or really bad.  Today has been the "normal" kind of chaos.  I
  5. I Could Have Slept All Night...
    27 Apr, 2016
    I Could Have Slept All Night...
    I currently have 28 different blog post ideas neatly jotted down in a writing file.  And... none of them sound like something I want to write about today. As much as I truly appreciate being challenged to complete 750 words a day, it gets old.  Today, I am tired.  There are a lot of varying degrees of tired. There is "sick and tired."  Literally, overcome by wicked head colds or stomach flu or anything else and utterly exhausted because your body is rebelling against the illness kind of
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