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  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. Dad Lessons
    06 Sep, 2016
    Dad Lessons
    Today I decided that a good blog post would be about the things my father taught me.  I know I did a post similar to this in June (Father's Day)... but bear with me.  This, ladies and gentlemen, was inspired by being in a restaurant bathroom, realizing the toilet was malfunctioning, and without thinking about it, popping the top off the toilet to fix the mechanism.  Mission accomplished.  As I proudly surveyed my handiwork, all I could think was "You know you're the daughter of a handyman
  3. Father's Day
    19 Jun, 2016
    Father's Day
    Dad was wearing the t-shirt I had gotten for him a while back today: DADDY you are as clever as YODA, as loyal as OBI-WAN, as fearless as Luke Skywalker. You are our FAVORITE JEDI. I loved the t-shirt the moment I saw it for a lot of reasons, including the fact that I am a huge nerd.  The fact that my entire family are Star Wars fans is also a huge plus. One of my favorite memories growing up was getting Dad to "talk like Yoda"... and he entertained us royally for as long as he could keep a
  4. 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
  5. Knowing is Half the Battle
    18 Feb, 2016
    Knowing is Half the Battle
    They say "knowing is half the battle" and "admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery." They may have a point. I have changed many flat tires in my lifetime.  My dad made sure I could change a flat before turning me loose at 18 with a drivers license.  One year, I swear I changed it three times in under two weeks.  The first couple of times I had a flat tire, I simply didn't know I had a flat tire.  In my defense, the first time was on our dirt road, which is full of pot
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