Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  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. Introverts Are Funny Too
    07 Oct, 2016
    Introverts Are Funny Too
    Being an introvert does not mean I have no sense of humor.  I have a very strong, very weird, very eclectic, oddball, quirky, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor.  I just... don't always choose to share my hilarity with everyone else. Being quiet and responsible and "prim" comes naturally, especially when I am not sure who my audience is, or if I'm not fully comfortable being myself with people.  Once that wears off... watch out! What brings this up, you ask?  Well.  I've had at least
  3. Fiction Friday
    16 Sep, 2016
    Fiction Friday
    I have spent some time recently going over some of my old story files -- it has been enlightening and entertaining.  Today I thought I would call this "Fiction Friday" and post an old short story I did Y-E-A-R-S ago.  (You have been warned.)  Enjoy the shenanigans! Jerkwater's First General Store OR How the First Drive-Thru Was Invented      Once upon a time... there was a girl named Mary Lou. She was short and spunky with bright red hair.      When she smiled, she lit up the room.
  4. MASH 4077
    21 Jun, 2016
    MASH 4077
    M.A.S.H. 4077 wasn't a TV show I grew up watching, but I have enjoyed watching it as a grown-up.  Hawkeye Pierce is one of my favorite characters.  Sarcasm, snark and sass.  This might be a recurring theme for things that I like... My absolute favorite episode is Yankee Doodle Doctor, where they were making a film at the 4077th about medicine and doctors in Korea.  It had a ton of shenanigans and over-acting and ridiculousness... but I was riveted by Hawkeye's "end piece" to the film. It
  5. Shenanigans and Sass (and Perhaps a Side of Sarcasm)
    10 Apr, 2016
    Shenanigans and Sass (and Perhaps a Side of Sarcasm)
    It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to write today.  Warning: I still might not actually know what I want to write today.  Ha!  So I started looking through my Pinterest boards as a procrastinating tactic.  There were about 3 different themes I could choose from:  humor I find in movies, film fashions, or random quotes/things that make me smile.  Guess we will all find out which direction I went when I am finished, right? I love movies that have humor in them.  Not the crude, vulgar
  6. Lessons in EMS
    17 Feb, 2016
    Lessons in EMS
    Every time I see a new face entering the field of emergency medical services, I am reminded of all the things they DON'T tell you when you decide "I want to be an EMT." We had a rider on my ambulance (or "medic" in our specialized lingo) last shift.  A nice young lady who seemed normal enough, composed and polite.  She followed my partner and I around on calls and was enthusiastic enough about the experience that she stuck around after her scheduled four hour block of "ride time" was completed
  7. 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