Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. People Matter
    03 Apr, 2016
    People Matter
    What is your Creative Process...  and which is more important, Plot vs Characters?  Two different questions that came up this afternoon.   The first question was from #CreativeLifeMonth asking what my creative process was.  I had to laugh as I contemplated my answer to this one.  My Twitter answer was the abbreviated one: OCD vs spontaneous chaos = barely controlled, organized chaos.  Non-linear story writing. My perfectionist tendencies try their best to paralyze me and tie me into endless
  4. 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:  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
  5. I Am A Protagonist
    17 Mar, 2016
    I Am A Protagonist
    Today's Blog Post is by Guest Blogger Reagan Colbert.  Her website is  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
  6. Let the Games Begin
    12 Mar, 2016
    Let the Games Begin
    Today's challenge can be summed up in about one phrase: 59 minutes.  Yeah, you read that correctly.  It is 11:01 pm, and I have 750 words to write in order to continue my "streak" intact (and also to not end up on the Wall of Shame for this month's challenge).  I have motivation. Today has been a whirlwind of nothing, followed by a whole lot of everything.  I am working EMS today, and I am with my partner of infamy.  I mean fame.  Grinning. Even feeling under the weather, my partner is a
  7. Beautiful People Blog Challenge
    09 Mar, 2016
    Beautiful People Blog Challenge
    Today's challenge was from Twitter (that site is rapidly becoming rather addicting, actually) user Katherine Rebekah's blog (  And SHE got the challenge from another Twitter user, [email protected]  After some tracking through blogs, I found Beautiful People #16: March Edition hosted by [email protected] Fury. ( It looked... FUN.  Besides, who doesn't want to talk about their characters? There were 10 questions to answer, and some of them really made
  8. Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    01 Mar, 2016
    Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    So today I checked my twitter account on my phone.  I'm very low key with this particular form of social media so far.  I'm still trying to figure out how this woks, and what happens on twitter, and oh my gosh, how do you SAY anything in only 150 words?! I saw a posting by someone who follows someone else, about #WIPJoy.  Apparently, during the month of March, it is a time to post about your current WIP (Work In Progress).  New writers term for me, along with MC (main character) and other
  9. Writer Problems
    27 Feb, 2016
    Writer Problems
    I am a writer.  By definition, I write.  I could be writing articles, stories, poems, notes... anything.  The act of getting words out of my brain is the act of writing.  Sometimes it seems all I do is procrastinate.  And by procrastinate, I mean distract myself and prepare myself to write. A typical session of writing (when I don't have the LIGHTBULB moment) starts with me turning on my laptop.  Then checking my phone to see if anyone posted something on Facebook.  Then checking each of the 5
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