Last, but not Least

As Women’s History Month draws to a close,  I’d like to finish with the Woman who led me to the Lord. One of the most significant women in my history is a woman whose name I did not know for over forty years.  She was speaking at an Assemblies of God kids...

Another Woman from Tonya’s History

Angeline Tucker is not a name most of you will recognize.  I never knew her well although I did meet her in my early twenties. Her daughter and I taught together my first year of teaching. I knew her story, but  we spoke of it only once. In the early 60’s, Sister...

Tonya’s Women History Month

       March is National Women’s History Month. Talk shows and news reports will feature women whom society considers worth of remembrance. They will feature artists who have produced great works of all kinds of arts. They will report on the “first women”,  first...

Muhammad Ali & Me

I’ve never understood the ‘sport’ of boxing. I can understand the desire to pummel someone with your fist but the risk of being pummeled far outweighs the joy of the former. Even more confusing is the audience excitement at the sight of flowing body fluids and swollen...

He’s Still God 12/8/21

The first line  of Phillips, Craig and Dean’s song You’re still God, says  “I thought I could trust you.”   It causes the saint to be shocked at the honesty, the transparency,  some might even be offended by it. In another time,  I might have been. But not today, ...

Christmas Unwrapped

With Christmas just 3 days away,  some faces are not radiant with happiness at the season. There are empty chairs around a festive table and one or more of those chairs will be empty at dinner. Some are tethered to their phone in hopes that today is the day the...

Spam Risk

I recently read an article by Chad MacDonald, host of  Charisma podcast network’s The Voice of Revival. He shared a story of being detained by hostile forces in a land barely open to the gospel.  The soldiers confiscated his cell phone and began scrolling through it....

Moving delayed

 If you’ve ever moved, you know the frustration of delays and roadblocks  Moving digitally is an even more challenging event.  This old dog is having trouble with the tech tricks!   Blog is currently posted at TonyaAnn, Writer  on...

Moving Day

This blog is moving to my website within the next few days,  you can access today’s word on my facebook page,  TonyaAnn, Writer.  Please like the page while you are there!  Thanks.  

Two-Faced?

      Luke is the only non-Jewish writer of any book in the Bible.  His gospel and the book of Acts comprise over one fourth of the New Testament. This lengthy writing focuses on Jesus’ many parables and teaching but does not neglect the...

Tolerance and Righteousness are not Synonyms

    Paul founded the church at Corinth during his second missionary journey.  Most of its membership were ex-pagan Gentiles.  As a result, they still walked in their worldly desires. Their spiritual immaturity blinded them to the seriousness...

Come, See, Be Changed

  John,  the beloved disciple.  One of the first disciples called.  Part of Jesus’ inner circle.  A fisherman by trade.  The author with the most to say wrote his account of the gospel almost twenty years after the others. ...

BIG Announcement

      I’ve always been told to write the book you want to read.  In early 2021,  I knew I wanted to read the Bible through this year.  I had used the One Year Chronological Bible on several occasions and even used the format with a...

Old Gold, Gold and Silver

    A few years ago,  my daughter and I had a heart-to-heart conversation.  She’s the practical one,  I’m the emotional one.  We were discussing my move from my childhood/adult/entire life home.  She wanted me to move...