Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Olympic Spirit
    10 Aug, 2016
    Olympic Spirit
    The 2016 Rio Olympics are ruining my blogging and writing life this week.  I was sitting at work with multiple blog posts to write, a story to keep writing on and innumerable things to do, and I seriously spent MOST of my time watching the Olympics. In fact, I wish I could take a week or two off and simply enjoy watching the games.  I love watching the feature stories about athletes and countries that nobody knows.  I love watching the triumph of the Olympic spirit throughout the games.  Sure,
  4. Conversations at the Firehouse
    19 Jul, 2016
    Conversations at the Firehouse
    You never know quite what topic might come up around the firehouse.  I've been doing this for over 11 years now, and I am still surprised some days. Take, for example, the forty-five minute conversation between my co-workers about "what to expect when your wife is expecting."  The perspectives were multiple and varied:  father of four, dad to multiples, father with mostly grown up kids and the poor soul who just found out he was expecting. "Your life will never be the same.  You think you
  5. Don't Wait For Tomorrow
    02 Mar, 2016
    Don't Wait For Tomorrow
    Death is certain.  Life is not.  Monday I was reminded of this.  One of my great-uncles died.  Since I was off work, I volunteered to drive my mom to the Cleveland area for the funeral service.  None of us had been able to attend the calling hours prior to the funeral. I've lost a lot of my great-uncles and great-aunts, and both my grandparents on my mom's side had died years ago.  The last funeral I can remember attending (due to work, etc) is the one for my Aunt, my mom's sister.  That had
  6. 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