Made 4 HIM

Made in HIS Image for HIS Glory


  1. Random Thoughts, #33
    03 Oct, 2016
    Random Thoughts, #33
    My brother just showed me the newest trailer for Rogue One, a StarWars film coming out in December.  I can't tell you how excited I am by the fact that we are going to get another STAR WARS movie!!  And with so many big names and good actors involved! (Excuse me while my inner nerd jumps up and down and squeals in glee...) I read a blog post by @theAimeeMeester about stories, and how they impact us.  Movies, television series, music, books, plays... all of it plays a part.  I'm not usually one
  2. Father's Day
    19 Jun, 2016
    Father's Day
    Dad was wearing the t-shirt I had gotten for him a while back today: DADDY you are as clever as YODA, as loyal as OBI-WAN, as fearless as Luke Skywalker. You are our FAVORITE JEDI. I loved the t-shirt the moment I saw it for a lot of reasons, including the fact that I am a huge nerd.  The fact that my entire family are Star Wars fans is also a huge plus. One of my favorite memories growing up was getting Dad to "talk like Yoda"... and he entertained us royally for as long as he could keep a
  3. May the 4th Be With You
    04 May, 2016
    May the 4th Be With You
    May the 4th Be With You!! I was twelve when my parents finally let me and my brother stay up late and watch the original Star Wars trilogy.  (Staying up “late” meant past our bedtime of 8 p.m.).  I’ve been a huge fan ever since, even though my brother chased me down the dark hallway making Darth Vader breathing noises… I can still remember the torture of waiting a week to borrow the remaining two movies from my best friend’s family… and then waiting impatiently until the “time was right” to
  4. Coffee
    05 Apr, 2016
    A blog post devoted to the critical importance attached to a morning (night/afternoon/DAY) with coffee.  Here is a poem. I think today is going to be the day I write an entire blog post about coffee, and my consumption of coffee. Several years ago, I was expounding upon this glorious topic... I still have it somewhere.  Coffee, you must understand, is VERY important to my life. Let's also clear up a common misconception about me: I CAN survive without coffee.  I can.  You might not want to
  5. Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    01 Mar, 2016
    Writing: Work In Progress Challenge
    So today I checked my twitter account on my phone.  I'm very low key with this particular form of social media so far.  I'm still trying to figure out how this woks, and what happens on twitter, and oh my gosh, how do you SAY anything in only 150 words?! I saw a posting by someone who follows someone else, about #WIPJoy.  Apparently, during the month of March, it is a time to post about your current WIP (Work In Progress).  New writers term for me, along with MC (main character) and other
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