Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. Courage Over Fear
    06 Oct, 2016
    Courage Over Fear
    Some days, courage is that still, small voice saying, I will try again tomorrow. I wanted to put a "shout out" to the barista today who had two small tattos: Mind over Matter, and Courage over Fear.  What made the black letters on the inside of her arm remarkable is that they were over multiple small scars criss-crossing and healed up and down her arms.  That spoke more profoundly than words.  Cutting is something some people do "to feel."  It is a coping mechanism.  From the outside looking
  2. Reading Again...
    05 Oct, 2016
    Reading Again...
    I have been hit with a longing to go back and re-read all of Alistair MacLean's books.  Well, most of them.  I discovered them years ago, starting with Athabasca and Where Eagles Dare.  I was actually less than impressed with Athabasca on first read -- as my dad kindly pointed out, the man has a thing for extremely long sentences.  As in, almost a paragraph in length. In fairness, it was a paperback book, so... there's that.  But Athabasca was a slower read.  Alistair MacLean had a very
  3. Courageous Moment of Obedience
    04 Oct, 2016
    Courageous Moment of Obedience
    I was driving home today and listening to the ESV Bible on audio book.  It is easier for me to listen than it is to stay awake while trying to read, especially since I can (and do) fall asleep at the drop of a hat, regardless of whether I want to or not.  I have been listening to Acts lately.  I think that many know the story of Paul, staring from where he gave tacit approval to Stephen being martyred by being stoned to death (with rocks, not weed, for those not familiar with the story).  He
  4. Random Thoughts, #33
    03 Oct, 2016
    Random Thoughts, #33
    My brother just showed me the newest trailer for Rogue One, a StarWars film coming out in December.  I can't tell you how excited I am by the fact that we are going to get another STAR WARS movie!!  And with so many big names and good actors involved! (Excuse me while my inner nerd jumps up and down and squeals in glee...) I read a blog post by @theAimeeMeester about stories, and how they impact us.  Movies, television series, music, books, plays... all of it plays a part.  I'm not usually one
  5. Magnificent Seven
    02 Oct, 2016
    Magnificent Seven
    I went to see the Magnificent Seven movie today with my folks and baby brother.  WOW!!  Let me just start by saying WOW.  I am thoroughly impressed. Of course, when I saw the trailer for the first time, I knew I had to see it.  Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt?  Oh yes.  This 2016 re-boot of the 1960 classic film was a phenomenal film in its own right.  This film also has Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Luke Grimes and Matt Bomer.  In short, a
  6. 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
  7. 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