Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. Things To Remember
    07 Sep, 2016
    Things To Remember
    This is definitely an old post... I wrote it back in 2011.  I had 6 years in the fire service at that point.  I now have 11, and these STILL hold true. Just a few things I've learned in my few years on the job that I felt might be worth passing on to anyone who might be interested: Battle scars and war stories. They go hand in hand. As you gain experience in this field, your scars will be the faces you remember, the injuries you accumulate and the mistakes you make. The war stories are about
  2. Dad Lessons
    06 Sep, 2016
    Dad Lessons
    Today I decided that a good blog post would be about the things my father taught me.  I know I did a post similar to this in June (Father's Day)... but bear with me.  This, ladies and gentlemen, was inspired by being in a restaurant bathroom, realizing the toilet was malfunctioning, and without thinking about it, popping the top off the toilet to fix the mechanism.  Mission accomplished.  As I proudly surveyed my handiwork, all I could think was "You know you're the daughter of a handyman
  3. Worth It
    31 Aug, 2016
    Worth It
    Someone mentioned the other day that they had friend or relative that was interested in getting into fire and EMS.  My automatic reaction was simple: go for it.  It's worth it.  It will just never make you wealthy. I didn't talk about the wear and tear on your body from the physical nature of this job.  I didn't mention the memories that you absorb and deal with over the years.  I didn't mention the lack of sleep, irregular meals, 60+ hour work weeks or any of the other challenges. But I
  4. Back to Work
    23 Aug, 2016
    Back to Work
    As I survive my shift at the EMS job today, I’m really, REALLY glad that I didn’t schedule anything on Monday following D-Day (I slept in until noon, if we are being honest – I was exhausted).  I don’t have any time at the fire department until Saturday, which gives me time to regroup, unpack my vehicle (HA!) and get my feet under me again. My sister and I were talking at the end of the D-Day event that we were both looking forward to coming back to work.  There were multiple EMS calls, heat
  5. 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
  6. Easter Saturday
    26 Mar, 2016
    Easter Saturday
    Sometimes, the only way through the problem is head on.  Straight through.  Keep pushing.  Sometimes it is by approaching it from a new angle, a new perspective.  Sometimes, you have no idea which it is. I hate those times.  I prefer to do something that I know is going to work.  Preferably the first time.  Wasting time is just... irritating. But mostly, it is never that simple.  Even as babies, we learned by trial and error, falling many times before standing and eventually walking.  We
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