Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. Delays and Disappointments
    27 Jun, 2016
    Delays and Disappointments
    June has been a month of reality checks.  I would say delays and disappointments and detours have abounded, but it has still been a good month. I started the month looking forward to a Triathalon, riding about 100 miles on my bike, swimming, running a 5K and a 10K on my own, and writing. All I can say is that nothing but writing happened this month that I was planning on doing.  And even then, my writing has been a mad scramble to put words on paper.  Some days, most of those words are my
  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. RUNderful Life
    22 May, 2016
    RUNderful Life
    I have a Triathlon in less than a month.  I feel woefully under-prepared for this undertaking.  My bike?  Yeah, I've ridden twice.  Running?  More than that, sure... Swimming?  I am feeling better about swimming, but nowhere near as good as I should be. And things aren't getting any calmer around me.  The weather has been ridiculously cold for biking when I've been off.  Running I can at least do inside... and swimming, the nights I've been able to work with a coach, have been great.  I feel a
  4. World's Worst Bike Mom
    22 Apr, 2016
    World's Worst Bike Mom
    I feel like the world's worst "bike mom."   Let me explain.  I own a bike.  Not a motorcycle, mind you... a bicycle.  Specifically, a Giant Liv Alight hybrid model.  Nothing fancy, nothing over the top... just a solid, mid-range bike that would work for what I needed to do: a triathlon. I went looking for a bike after deciding to participate in my first triathlon, planning to keep riding regardless of the triathlon.  I took a huge leap of faith and invested in something I was hoping I would
  5. Niche Blogging... Or Not
    22 Mar, 2016
    Niche Blogging... Or Not
    Today I was contemplating finding a niche for my blog.  I feel that I write about so many different things, and I don't want to be limited by a set topic group.  I am more than one thing as a person, and that carries over into my writing.  As a matter of fact... I am the girl who freaks out about outlines for stories, feeling the suffocation of creativity and the freedom to explore shriveling when I have to "nail down" something in writing. So I sat down and tried to think of all the
  6. Swimming in the Deep End
    19 Mar, 2016
    Swimming in the Deep End
    Wednesday evening I met a group of people for a swimming session.  I am not a good swimmer.  I can "not drown" and I love the water.  (Which my dad said was his goal -- don't drown, enjoy water)  My swimming was a hodge-podge of paddling in a neighbor's pond, a few swimming lessons at a local pool when I was 6 and working with a fellow firefighter / water rescue tech while going through a swift water rescue class. I can actually tread water for a very, very long time.  In 2009, I was reveling
  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