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  1. EMS Rights
    11 Oct, 2016
    EMS Rights
    Disclaimer:  This blog post is made in a spirit of SARCASM and INAPPROPRIATE HUMOR.  Do NOT continue reading if you are sensitive to the above.  See also, EMS HUMOR. Okay, so I have to start this post off with a story.  I was talking to a friend of mine who writes, and we were talking about evoking emotions in our writing.  They immerse themselves into the emotion.  I write outside the emotion.  Mostly personality differences, but I also have a strong sense of self-preservation from being in
  2. Writers Write
    01 Oct, 2016
    Writers Write
    You know you are a writer when... you may or may not have spent an hour on Pinterest, pinning things to a story board.  Things like... men for specific characters... tattoos that you wouldn't get, but your characters have... and things like that. Your Pinterest search history, in fact, looks very sketchy at best.   You have boards for fashion, and places, and quotes, and character inspiration, and you add to each of them shamelessly.  You are always slightly freaked out by the comments under
  3. Creating a Blog Post
    30 Sep, 2016
    Creating a Blog Post
    What actually goes into a blog post?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  Grin.  It takes several things.  For one, working internet.  This is kind of important, because my blog is online.  I also use a program called 750 words to type in for my blog posts, and that also requires working internet. Most of my blog posts are about 750 words long.  It seems to be a good length where I can say what I want to say without dragging it out for EVER.  (Balance is a good thing... right?)  I've been typing since I
  4. War Correspondent Story
    24 Sep, 2016
    War Correspondent Story
    I always get a good night's sleep at any WWII reenactment.  Oddly enough.  I attribute it to not having any EMS calls in the middle of it.  I still function better with coffee as a wake-up.  Getting a text from my friend saying there was coffee for me at the vendor area was a FANTASTIC thing to hear. They had a huge pot (literally, a pot) full of coffee.  I brought creamer (purchased the night before) and endured the incredulous teasing from one of my friends about the color of my coffee and
  5. Confessions of a Writer
    02 Sep, 2016
    Confessions of a Writer
    The quirks and foibles of my writing personality are legion.  And legendary.  (Mostly in my mind, however.)  My best friend has pointed out my many… unique… strategies of writing. The biggest one appears to be that I write my stories in random chunks, rather like a dust hurricane tossing out pieces of flotsam and debris to land where they will, then muddle them back into a coherent whole. When I know the entire story in detail (like for EMS runs or an actual event / interview of a person for a
  6. D-Day Minus 6
    12 Aug, 2016
    D-Day Minus 6
    You know you're in trouble when you have one of the nation's largest World War II reenacting events in less than a week and you A) have no idea what you are doing B) no food plan C) barely know if your uniforms fit D) are still packed from an event 6 months prior E) are more concerned about coffee availability F) are toying with the idea of wearing wigs G) aren't even worried H) ALL OF THE ABOVE. Guess which one I fall into!  Yep, H.  It is that moment of sheer and utter numbness where
  7. Created to Create
    24 Jul, 2016
    Created to Create
    We were created in the image of God the Creator.  Yet somehow we seem to have this idea fixed in our minds that we aren't artists or creators.  Such an odd view, right? Or we get the heebie jeebies about the term artist or creative.  Like they will somehow cause us to be viewed as hippies or tree huggers or space cadets without a grasp on "reality" -- and no, I'm not saying that being those things are inherently bad or good.  It is simply a stigma from a specific term, and how people can view
  8. Creativity
    29 Jun, 2016
    Creativity
    What does creative or creativity mean to you?  To me, it means the ability to create something, or the act of creating something. Creative: having or showing an ability to make new things or think of new ideas; using the ability to make or think of new things; marked by the ability or power to create.  (Merriam-Webster dictionary app) I think this is most often thought of in the context of being an author, painter or musician.  That’s not wrong… but I think it leaves a lot of creative
  9. Both Sides of the Coin
    14 Jun, 2016
    Both Sides of the Coin
    I grew up with the premise that there is one big difference between fiction and reality... that fiction needs to make sense.  After putting my short story out there for the world to see (okay, I know this blog isn't read by THAT many people, so I'm actually relatively safe!) I was pondering how much harder it was for me to hit "publish post" on THAT one vs many others that I have shared.  I have done some very personal posts about a variety of things, but this was one of the harder ones to let
  10. Behind the Scenes
    13 Jun, 2016
    Behind the Scenes
    Part of the reason I've been behind on blog posts this week is because I wrote a short story over two days.  For the record, it took two days only because I squeezed work and life and sleeping in between writing sessions... Grin.  Anyway. I don't often share my fiction, so this is new and terrifying territory.  This is a short story about a very peripheral character in my current Work In Progress, but since he will be playing a larger role in a follow up story, I wanted to pursue his back
  11. Beautiful People Challenge: Childhood
    07 Jun, 2016
    Beautiful People Challenge: Childhood
    One of my favorite things came swimming into my e-mail box the other day!! Cait at paperfury.com blog sent out a Beautiful People Challenge: Childhood Edition. I love this writing challenge because, well, obviously, CAIT (ahem, paperfury.com) is funny and awesome and I love getting to "hang out" with her. Also, I like the fact that it challenges me to look at my characters closer and get to know them. And... well, I'm a writer. I obviously love my "babies" and I love talking about them to
  12. March Challenge: Work In Progress JOY
    31 Mar, 2016
    March Challenge: Work In Progress JOY
    This month I was delighted to participate in a Twitter challenge, #WIPJoy.  I was introduced to the challenge by Bethany A. Jennings (Twitter: @simmeringmind / Blog: simmeringmind.com)  and had a blast tweeting random facts about my current WIP (Work in Progress). Because I had so much fun........ I want to share them with you.  My current WIP is titled Stand in the Rain, and my elevator pitch goes something like this: My current WIP is a Sci-fi Universe with events similar to pre-WWII Europe
  13. I Am A Protagonist
    17 Mar, 2016
    I Am A Protagonist
    Today's Blog Post is by Guest Blogger Reagan Colbert.  Her website is http://fiction4hisglory.com/index.html  Please stop by and enjoy some of her other blog posts as well as this one!    I Am A Protagonist     Fiction is a complicated thing. Speaking as someone who has tried pretty much every kind of writing, I can say that fiction is the hardest. Yet it is also the most rewarding.       As the fiction writers, we spend our days creating character bios, mapping out our settings, describing
  14. 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