Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. Running My Race
    28 Apr, 2016
    Running My Race
    Right now, I feel like I'm standing in the middle of a storm -- hidden in the calm center, actually.  There is so much going on.  Life has been absolutely insane.  I feel like the kaleidoscope of emotions and problems and triumphs is overwhelming. I was trying to wrap my brain around a coherent blog post, and I'll be honest:  I can't tonight. My brain is jumping from a poem I wrote years ago about "all my tomorrows" and the message I wrote about several days ago... to a song by Kerrie Roberts
  2. Country Memories
    04 Apr, 2016
    Country Memories
    Yesterday I was driving and turned on my radio.  In my neck of the woods, the main stations are country music stations.  The day was sunny and bright, and the music brought back good memories.  Music has a way of taking me back to specific memories, or reminding me of little details tucked into my brain. Country music does that for me and my volunteer fire department.  I don't listen to a lot of country (or the radio, for that matter -- I hate listening to commercials) anymore... but nostalgia
  3. Attitude and Mountains
    27 Mar, 2016
    Attitude and Mountains
    Resurrection Day is here.   I've spent a lot of time today thinking about a blog post talking about the wonder of that day, the glorious implications or perhaps highlighting something unique.   I could talk about the empty tomb, the proof behind the resurrection being true, or what His death accomplished.  But all I can think is that all of the above would be old news.  The way I live my life is proof of that truth, or it should be.   I serve a risen Lord.  Death has no hold on me.   But
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