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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. MBTI Partner: INFP
    13 Sep, 2016
    MBTI Partner: INFP
    So I made my partner take the MBTI test.  No, not the one I worked with for a while... one of my favorite people to work with.  My partner is known as "Momma G" because of her motherly heart.  I love working with her, and not just because she's a good Advanced EMT.  She's just an amazing person. Today, we got to talking about personalities and how we process information.  I am fascinated by the MBTI and personality types -- I can't help it.  Sometimes I try to figure out those around me...
  3. Mandatory Fun
    11 Sep, 2016
    Mandatory Fun
    You've read a few blog posts about how my week was leading up to the OSR weekend of "mandatory fun" (aka you will enjoy yourself or I will punch you in the throat... This is totally a joke, people, I promise.  Really.)... if you haven't, let me catch you up:  I am an introvert.  I don't like crowds in social setting.  My baby brother asked me to come, God opened the door, I knew this was where I was supposed to be... and the enemy tried to destroy my peace spectacularly. Long story short?  I
  4. Conflict
    09 Sep, 2016
    Conflict
    So I was feeling tired and overwhelmed the other day, and that always leads to some… interesting… thoughts. I have decided that ISFJ’s are the people who are not allowed to have an opinion.  For example, we get described as moms.  Or that loyal animal that is suspiciously too good to be true. We take care of everyone and are too busy doing all the stuff dumped on us to formulate a logical argument, too tired to deal with “emotional logic” (aka STOP with the tantrums) and simultaneously
  5. Six Question Character Challenge
    21 Aug, 2016
    Six Question Character Challenge
    I ran across this challenge right after completing the August Beautiful People Challenge… and decided I couldn’t overwhelm my readers with TOO much writing related stuff, especially about my characters.  And… then I wrote about 7 D-Day related posts in a row, and… yeah.  So perhaps overwhelming people is kind of a contradiction. Anyway.  I found this challenge on Kristen Kieffer’s blog (kristenakieffer.com) via Twitter (@ShesNovel).  I immediately wanted to do it for my characters.  I mean, you
  6. Blog Challenge: How to Write an ISFJ
    11 Apr, 2016
    Blog Challenge: How to Write an ISFJ
    I had an interview today for a job I would very much like to get.  Preparing for interviews is a gut-wrenchingly horrific undertaking for me.  I have a very literal mind, a dislike of double-meanings in conversation or questions and on top of all of that, I'm an introvert.  So I like people in small doses. In short, I am an ISFJ.  No, that doesn't mean I allow that to define me 100%.  But as I prepared for my interview this time and potential questions, I decided a large part of my strategy
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