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  1. Grins and Giggles
    15 Oct, 2016
    Grins and Giggles
    I swear I started this writing with an idea.  A goal for a blog post.  And... I stare at the blank page in front of me and wonder just WHAT I was thinking.  Good grief, you're thinking.  Didn't we just read a random bunch of thrown together thoughts a day or two ago?  Umm... welcome to my life...? Grinning.  Well, here is my Twitter (and other places like it) Hilarity Collection, just for you. I think this was re-tweeted under the heading of "Scots folk on Twitter are the best..." (And for the
  2. It Bothers Me
    10 Sep, 2016
    It Bothers Me
    Saturday morning was not one of my best mornings.  I had survived my shift – we had even had some sleep.  I was working with a good partner.  The catalyst that felt like a nuclear bomb going off inside my head?  I had a run at 0700.  Before you laugh, or judge… hear me out.  If I’m going to explain in detail why I’m a bad person, I want you to have all the facts.  I didn’t think it was supposed to be my run.  We trade, you know.  And the other crew should have taken it.  It only escalated in
  3. Confessions of a Writer
    02 Sep, 2016
    Confessions of a Writer
    The quirks and foibles of my writing personality are legion.  And legendary.  (Mostly in my mind, however.)  My best friend has pointed out my many… unique… strategies of writing. The biggest one appears to be that I write my stories in random chunks, rather like a dust hurricane tossing out pieces of flotsam and debris to land where they will, then muddle them back into a coherent whole. When I know the entire story in detail (like for EMS runs or an actual event / interview of a person for a
  4. Best Friend Therapy
    26 Jul, 2016
    Best Friend Therapy
    Best Friend Therapy I have been blessed with time to spend with my best friend.  The location truly is immaterial, because it doesn’t matter.  Together is the only word either of us pay any attention to.  And… in the end, it isn’t physically together that matters, just together in spirit. I was thinking about best friend things, and why mine is the best, and I’m going to attempt a haphazard blog post that will be woefully incomplete and totally inadequate.  She is the best.  Period. Some of
  5. Travel Tips
    21 Jul, 2016
    Travel Tips
    If all goes well, I will be in FLORIDA in less than 24 hours.  I keep trying not to think about it.  This is a vacation I have been looking forward to for a while, but I'm trying not to think about it... because I'm at work.  And tones drop.  And the unexpected happens.  I'd prefer to be sitting on the plane before I really start thinking about it.  But I can pretty much guarantee I will have a huge smile on my face when I do.  I'm trying to remember my best advice for travel, including getting
  6. Throwback Thursday: Prague
    14 Jul, 2016
    Throwback Thursday: Prague
    I've been thinking a lot about traveling over the last week or so.  I mean, I'm almost always thinking about travel, but this week has been kind of special.  I keep thinking about Prague.  My brother can't understand why I really want to go back -- it was dirty and smelly and loud.  And it was.  It was ALL of those things... and yet it was beautiful.  And something about that city made me fall in love with it.  I'm not a city person, but something about living in a European city makes me
  7. Much Ado About Shakespeare
    09 Jul, 2016
    Much Ado About Shakespeare
    My best friend is going to be the cause of this post.  Just so that everyone is clear on that.  And... since I know you are all waiting with BREATHLESS anticipation... it is... about Shakespeare movies.  Yes, you did, in fact, read that correctly. You may be thinking... this is Much Ado About Nothing.  Or you may be shrugging your shoulders and saying, As You Like It... Okay.  I will desist with the punnies.  But we were having a perfectly pleasant conversation, and it turned into swapping
  8. STEPS (also known as Travel Tuesday)
    12 Apr, 2016
    STEPS (also known as Travel Tuesday)
    "Travel Tuesday" AKA STEPS was a post I published at the end of March 2015. Today, as I contemplate my still painful and sore left foot, courtesy of the 3.5 and 8.8 miles I put on them Saturday... this seems a worthy and relevant post to share with you. (Lucky YOU.)  It actually brings back some really awesome memories.  Enjoy. So my best friend and I got the chance to go to Europe in 2013.  Both of us were fortunate enough to have baby brothers tag along (who are best friends also!) and we
  9. Coffee and Bits of Randomness
    05 Mar, 2016
    Coffee and Bits of Randomness
    A lot of my blog posts lately have been revolving around writing, EMS or... well... slightly involving physical activity.  Or something random.  But it has been pretty steadily writing and EMS. That wasn't planned, by the way. This morning, I find myself pondering what on earth I could write about.  It's a Saturday morning, but that means nothing in my line of work.  I came off shift this morning from job #1 and I go to job #2 tonight for 12 hours.  I get Sunday and Monday off, though!  I love
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