About Me – Who I Am

My sweetheart & me

My sweetheart & me

First and foremost, I am a child of the Living God.  My name is Toni, and I am married to a wonderful man named John.  Together, we have four children:  his sons from a previous marriage – Jonathon (24) and Jody (21 – who married his high school sweetheart, Robiayne, in the summer of 2009!), and our two girls, Alexis (11) and Hannah (9).

After my love of Christ, and for my family, my passions are health and wellness,  photography and writing.    However, even before my love for taking photos  and learning about natural health came a love of writing (and with it, reading!), and so I have a goal of one day completing a book and having it published.

We are a homeschooling family, facing all the struggles and triumphs that come along with it.  But we know that God gives us the grace to face everything that we come up against.  The world is our classroom, and everything we do is one way or another linked to our learning.  We are still learning and growing in our daily disciplines, and we love being able to grow closer together as a result of our homeschooling lifestyle.  I wouldn’t trade the time I am able to spend with my children for anything.

My goal in writing this blog is two-fold.  First, I want to have a way to get out all the words and ideas that are rolling around in my head.  Second (well, actually, this would be my main purpose), is to encourage those who read this blog.  I hope and pray that by reading the words I write, someone somewhere, who may be going through something similar, will find comfort and solace in the arms of God through my words.  I pray that what I write leads a lost soul back to their Creator.  The words I will write are completely and totally insignificant, unless the Lord chooses to use them for His Work.

So, I pray you will be blessed by what you find here.  Please feel free to comment on my posts any time (even every time you visit my page!). I’m going to start working on this blog again, so drop by often to check it out.  In the meantime, bear with me as it will take me a little while to get everything “just right!”

In Him,


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeff
    Nov 16, 2008 @ 17:06:53

    I am so excited for this new blog… You go girl..!
    April 2004 God led me to you in a chat room and now look, you have one of your own… ;u) TeeHeehe…

    John, Huge congrats on the new Job location, It’s about time… God still stands true in that he hears our prayers; “pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Jas:5:16:” Amen

    Can’t wait to tell the “Boy’s”
    Praise God…


  2. tonilyn18
    Dec 01, 2008 @ 14:53:43

    Jeff ~

    I can’t wait to meet you face to face – here or in heaven, and to thank you in person for the obedience you showed before God by shining the Light of God in front of me. Your prayers, and the prayer of “the boys” have helped to sustain us through a lot over the last several years. It amazes me how long you and I have been talking about the Lord, and I am still overwhelmed with gratitude.

    LOL….I have an idea! Perhaps you and Sherry could come on down for a vacation over the summer…lol!

    Seriously, your faith continues to inspire me, and your knowledge and challenges continue to make me grow in my own faith. God did a truly miraculous, wonderful thing when He led you to that chat room over 4 years ago.

    Thanks for listening and obeying Him….I only hope and pray He can use me as much as He has used you to bless me and my family.

    Thanks, and thanks to God for you and your family.


  3. brianshaw
    Mar 13, 2009 @ 23:16:05

    Just checking in Toni. Hope all is going well for you and your family!

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