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  1. Descent into... November
    01 Nov, 2016
    Descent into... November
    Okay.  I just realized I have been doing a massive stint of procrastination on my blog post writing.  I have been hung up on posting daily, because that is what I had in my head I wanted to do.  I write more often than once a week.  The challenge of writing more frequently has been a good one... but I feel it is time to admit that my life, between LIFE, trying to sleep, work EMS and Fire jobs, go on adventures, READ, and maybe sleep some more... writing a blog post isn't happening. I don't
  2. Random Scribblings
    13 Oct, 2016
    Random Scribblings
    My "to be read" pile of books is metaphorically about to devour me whole... thankfully I've been accumulating most of them electronically on my Kindle.  So no actual towering piles of death and destruction and imminent doom... I know, everyone is disappointed. I actually want to re-read a ton of Alistair MacLean books that I've read about a dozen times.  I want to read some classics, like Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.  I want to read some steampunk / fantasy / science fiction stories.
  3. Dad Time
    09 Oct, 2016
    Dad Time
    After several scheduling false starts and hiccups, my dad and I had finally settled on a date to go ride our bikes on the Ohio Erie Canal bike trail in the area of Peninsula, Ohio.  I was squeezing this in between a back 12 at the fire department and a back 12 at my EMS gig, but hey, it was going to work. Today was gorgeous.  I mean, it truly was like the best day fall creates: cool, crisp, sunny... gorgeous.  It was a perfect day to ride a bike, because you wouldn't get overheated.  The
  4. Pumpkin Spice
    05 Sep, 2016
    Pumpkin Spice
    No, it isn't fall yet.  Or Autumn, if you prefer that term.  Yes, Starbucks has brought back the Pumpkin Spice Latte beverage of choice for all of those folks (okay, me too) who go wild for anything pumpkin flavored in the fall season... and yes, we did have a single day of tolerable, cool temperatures. The weather even has been cool to chilly in the morning when I head to work.  All of these things are vast improvements in my humble opinion.  I don't like high heat and humidity.  This summer,
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