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  1. Balance
    18 Oct, 2016
    Balance
    Balance is something I can't seem to find often.  I try and try and try... but at the end of the day, the balance between work and time off, time with family and time alone, time working on writing projects and time spent DOING things... it never seems to quite add up to an equal sum. What I have found, is that instead of the "descent into madness" and the "heights of exultation," I have the steadiness of walking through life's challenges and through the joys.  I'm not really one for living in
  2. Monday Madness
    19 Sep, 2016
    Monday Madness
    Monday Madness... Well.  I can't always promise that this is ONLY on Monday.  This past week has been a doozy. The days are starting to all blur together. Today, for example… I have a WWII event to pack for… and I’m working.  If I wasn't working, I would be procrastinating like crazy.  I have uniforms to figure out, food to figure out, things to haul in and out of my vehicle, and a few hours this evening (more realistically -- Wednesday), to do it all in.  And I’m here, staring at a computer
  3. MBTI Partner: INFP
    13 Sep, 2016
    MBTI Partner: INFP
    So I made my partner take the MBTI test.  No, not the one I worked with for a while... one of my favorite people to work with.  My partner is known as "Momma G" because of her motherly heart.  I love working with her, and not just because she's a good Advanced EMT.  She's just an amazing person. Today, we got to talking about personalities and how we process information.  I am fascinated by the MBTI and personality types -- I can't help it.  Sometimes I try to figure out those around me...
  4. Pumpkin Spice
    05 Sep, 2016
    Pumpkin Spice
    No, it isn't fall yet.  Or Autumn, if you prefer that term.  Yes, Starbucks has brought back the Pumpkin Spice Latte beverage of choice for all of those folks (okay, me too) who go wild for anything pumpkin flavored in the fall season... and yes, we did have a single day of tolerable, cool temperatures. The weather even has been cool to chilly in the morning when I head to work.  All of these things are vast improvements in my humble opinion.  I don't like high heat and humidity.  This summer,
  5. 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.
  6. Baby Steps
    02 Apr, 2016
    Baby Steps
    Baby steps. Forward progress is progress no matter how small. Finding a balance between work, writing, exercise, enjoying family and sleep is kind of like trying to gauge how much caffeine (read cups of coffee) it takes to keep you awake, alert and semi-enthusiastic about your day and where you cross the line into heart palpitations, shaking hands and jitters. Fortunately for me, caffeine doesn't often give me the jitters.  I can drink a cup or two of coffee (STRONG coffee, mind you) and go
  7. 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
  8. Just Breathe
    24 Mar, 2016
    Just Breathe
    I have been sitting here pondering what to write about today.  I am already a blog post "behind" this week, and I wanted to get back on track with something good.  And... this week has been crazy.  Let me recap some of the things that have gone badly. I have been working a crazy schedule due to a schedule change at the beginning of March at my EMS job... which then threw off my schedule at the fire department.  On average, I've been working 72 hours a week.   After a hectic weekend, I was
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