Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. D-Day Minus 4
    15 Aug, 2016
    D-Day Minus 4
    Monday found me at the firehouse, working my first 24 hour shift in what felt like a century.  It is always a fun time... I was "riding In Charge" of the Medic, which is my normal job at my other job.  The reporting software is totally different between the two, but the basic role remains the same.  I was paired with a veteran paramedic that I truly enjoy working with.  It was a slow morning and a slow afternoon.  I was literally walking laps in the firehouse trying to find SOMETHING to do
  2. Bruises
    11 Jul, 2016
    I was cataloging my injuries tonight, and kept getting distracted by the sheer, straight up FATIGUE that I was fighting through.  That has eased a bit.  The other night I was literally so tired I was typing a sentence and falling asleep for five minutes before jerking awake in a mad panic to type another sentence. Anyway.  The catalog of injuries includes the sore muscles from the "rescue" call at the Fire Department... a week ago today.  (Those went away by Monday, but then again, I added
  3. Fourth of July
    04 Jul, 2016
    Fourth of July
    As I went through the 4th of July this year, I was aware of a few things that felt different this year. The parade was as long and as well attended as it normally is by the public, despite the gray skies and threatening showers.  The kids and people lining the streets are truly wonderful and unstinting with their support of the fire department, trucks and honor guard. The turnout from our members... well, that was a little harder.  I'm only a part timer, and I know how hard it is to juggle
  4. Fire Shenanigans
    01 Jun, 2016
    Fire Shenanigans
    Today was the first 24 hour shift I've been able to work at the Fire Department job in far, far too long.  I am loving it.  I'm also on the medic...  ah well.  It has been unexpected.  I didn't really have a plan for what I wanted to write about today, but as I sit down, with about a half hour to get words down on a page...  I want to talk about a lot of different things. Today was hot and humid -- sticky sweat factory style weather -- until the rain came through.  Of course, the rain began
  5. Holiday Weekends
    27 May, 2016
    Holiday Weekends
    I was driving home from work today and realized that there are tons of campers, vehicles hauling ATV and 4-wheelers behind them and motorcycles on the roads.  It is a beautiful day, in the 70's, sunny with a light breeze... I can understand people taking advantage of the outdoor weather. Then it dawned on me that it was 0900 on a Friday morning........ and, well, it is a holiday weekend.  Memorial Day Weekend, for the record.  I have to say, I started snickering to myself.  Not because of the
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