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  1. Another Madcap Adventure
    03 May, 2017
    Another Madcap Adventure
    This post has been a long, LONG time in coming. My apologies.  I have owed you ALL some explanation for why there has been a 5 month hiatus from the blog.  And somehow that made it harder to get started.  There has been a LOT going on in the time I've taken a break.  Last fall, my sister and I went to San Francisco, and it was a blast.  I hugely enjoyed my time there.  And then in December, I went with my baby brother, my best friend and HER baby brother (who might as well be MY baby brother
  2. When You Can't Run... Walk
    09 Apr, 2016
    When You Can't Run... Walk
    Its hard to believe it is already over a week into April... but what is almost harder to believe is the fact that I woke up to under 30 degree weather and a brisk, robust snow storm.  Yeah.  Spring?  We had our three days.  Going back to winter. It actually threw a huge monkey wrench into the works for the Women Veterans 5K I was scheduled to run this morning at 0930.  They had to cancel the event due to the trails being covered with snow and ice.  Not mentioning the mini blizzard going on
  3. Medic Madness
    19 Feb, 2016
    Medic Madness
    Walk a mile in my shoes.  A mile is a finite distance, easily traveled by most.  But where these boots have been... now that's the real story. Yesterday, my boots -- well worn, somewhat scuffed, uniform boots -- were jammed on my feet as I gathered up my food and gear for my pending shift.  They are six inches "high" so that I meet the compliance at my place of employment for the proper uniform boot.  The six inches is (in theory) for ankle support and to keep water, snow and anything else
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