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  1. 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
  2. It's Friday Again
    24 Jun, 2016
    It's Friday Again
    It's Friday. Wait, it's FRIDAY?! Again?? Some weeks feel like forever, some are gone faster than a blink. Some are a blurred combination-- fast with some crystal clear moments of slowing down. This week I literally think I blanked out on the entirety of my week. Friday I went to sleep, and I woke up on Friday the following week. Grrr. So I sat down and thought about what happened last week and here are some of the things that I remember. I went "camping" in my hammock with my sister for the
  3. Sunshine, Sweat and Fire Extinguishers
    17 Apr, 2016
    Sunshine, Sweat and Fire Extinguishers
    Sunshine, sweat and fire extinguishers were on the agenda for today.  I had the opportunity to take a unique training on race track fire and safety through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Mansfield area. I've been on my volunteer department for a decade.  I'm actually in the middle of my 11th year in the fire service.  I started with the basics: my 36 hour volunteer department course, my EMT course... then went through my Paramedic course and paid my own way through the Level II firefighter
  4. 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