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  1. Running With My Brother
    16 Oct, 2016
    Running With My Brother
    If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go with others. That was a saying or proverb I remember reading a long time ago, right before running my first 5K with my sister.  This was a special day, because it was the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 5K in Columbus, Ohio.  My sister had beaten breast cancer the previous October, and I had been training for this run since March. My sister decided she would run the race in her cowboy boots, cowboy hat, and jeans.  Not exactly the best
  2. Cup of Joe
    08 Sep, 2016
    Cup of Joe
    Every time I get the chance to interact with RWB members, I am truly blessed.  RWB stands for Red White and Blue.  RWB is an organization that has a people-first mentality, and every single Eagle I've met seems to embody this.  RWB is a veterans organization that promotes relationships within communities -- linking civilians with service men and women.  I met them through Triathlon related interests, and running... but one of the favorite "jokes" of RWB is "We don't just run" -- and they don't.
  3. Running With Eagles
    28 May, 2016
    Running With Eagles
    Today I ran my first 15K Race.  Please understand, I use the words RUN loosely.  The total distance of 15K is roughly 9.3 miles.  It is exactly 3 times longer than I have ever attempted running. I ran/walked intervals for the first 4-5 miles before succumbing to the "I will finish" mentality and speed walking.  My official finish time was 2 hours 13 minutes 29 seconds.  I have nothing to compare it against, so I will just be excited! This race was called the Fallen 15.  It was a 15K, with
  4. 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
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