Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. 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
  2. Wheelie Fun Day
    31 May, 2016
    Wheelie Fun Day
    Today I had a "wheelie" fun bike ride... (Okay, okay!!  Mom, that was for you.) As you might guess, I was able to take a bicycle ride today.  It is my third for the year.  Yeah, I know, that's really incredibly super specific.  (But really, I CAN be that specific... because I did 13.5 miles and then completed 15 miles and change earlier this year when we had a random sunny, nice day.) We haven't really had a ton of nice weather at the same time that I was off work.  This makes me sad, and
  3. Mother's Day
    09 May, 2016
    Mother's Day
    Mother’s Day is a day we pause nationally to honor our moms.  I wanted to do a spectacular post on Mother’s Day, something truly special to commemorate the moment.  And as usual, I find myself staring at the computer, trying to pull words out of somewhere to say what I mean. My mom is a generational anomaly.  If you’ve ever heard the term “millennials” or “greatest generation”…  Well.  She was born at the very end of her generation, one of the youngest members in her family.  Her parents were
  4. So There I Was...
    31 Mar, 2016
    So There I Was...
    Throwback Thursday Blog Post:  Previously Published February 23, 2015 It has been said all good stories start with "Hold my beer and watch this..."  A variation on that would be the phrase "So there I was..."  Or I could lead with the traditional "It was a dark and starry night..." I think I will simply lead with "Mom, this post is for you." I am a bit of a night owl.  I was waiting up for my sister to get home from work one Tuesday night this winter.  She was supposed to be home at 1230 am
  5. Spring Break and Adulting
    25 Mar, 2016
    Spring Break and Adulting
    Spring break is apparently a "thing"... a time off of school for all the kiddos in school or college.  My first experience with spring break was when I was in college.  I was home educated (taught at home) from kindergarten through 12th grade.   I was innocently wondering why we were didn't have college classes on a particular date in March... and was told "That's Spring Break, of course we're off school."  It took me a minute for my brain, fatigued and full from working, studying and working
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