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  1. War Correspondent Story
    24 Sep, 2016
    War Correspondent Story
    I always get a good night's sleep at any WWII reenactment.  Oddly enough.  I attribute it to not having any EMS calls in the middle of it.  I still function better with coffee as a wake-up.  Getting a text from my friend saying there was coffee for me at the vendor area was a FANTASTIC thing to hear. They had a huge pot (literally, a pot) full of coffee.  I brought creamer (purchased the night before) and endured the incredulous teasing from one of my friends about the color of my coffee and
  2. Rockford, Day 1
    23 Sep, 2016
    Rockford, Day 1
    Dateline – Rockford, IL “World War II Days” reenactment Okay, so I really get into reenacting, given half a chance.  This event is a very long drive (10 hours if driving from home) and 5-6 hours from my friends home by Toledo.  One of the best parts is driving out with my friends – it gives us a chance to visit on the way out and “debrief” on the way home. I drove up Wednesday night, listening to an Audible book (I was deeply engrossed in Death in the Stocks, by Georgette Heyer and read by
  3. D-Day Minus 6
    12 Aug, 2016
    D-Day Minus 6
    You know you're in trouble when you have one of the nation's largest World War II reenacting events in less than a week and you A) have no idea what you are doing B) no food plan C) barely know if your uniforms fit D) are still packed from an event 6 months prior E) are more concerned about coffee availability F) are toying with the idea of wearing wigs G) aren't even worried H) ALL OF THE ABOVE. Guess which one I fall into!  Yep, H.  It is that moment of sheer and utter numbness where
  4. Victory in Europe Day
    08 May, 2016
    Victory in Europe Day
    Sunday May 8 will be a lot of things this year, including Mother's Day.  It is also going to be the 71st anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day.  I am a huge WWII nut, so I am really excited about writing about that topic.  (I actually can't believe I have restrained myself as long as I have in regards to writing about my passion for WWII.) Well then.  Let me correct this oversight.  I am a WWII reenactor.  I do my best to recreate the time period through use of accurate clothing and
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