Friday, February 4, 2011

checking in..

Hello, Friends!


It's been SO LONG since I've posted. WOW! I've been thinking that I'd like to try blogging regularly again, but haven't taken the time to start. God has shown me so much over the past few years and I'd love to share some of it with you. (I know that He's brought us down this path not only to draw us closer to Himself, but so that we might also encourage others) I want to be open to whatever God has for me, so I'm prayerfully considering keeping up my blog again. (I stopped because it became so time-consuming.. I've GOT to keep God, then my family first... Amen?) :)

I hope to check back again soon. For REAL this time... LOL!

25 comments:

lifebythecreek said...

Hey sweet friend.. I know that for me, Facebook has taken over as the preferred way to communicate what's happening in our lives. And yet... it's so impermanent. I post, I get responses, but by the next day, I no longer can find them without great effort. The beauty of a blog is it's permanence. You can pull it up hours, days, weeks, months, YEARS later, and there are those posts and photos, waiting for you. So yes, please... blog more! Even though I pretty much know what's going on in your life from your FB, I do treasure your blog entries...
xoxoxo... me

Reba said...

I agree with the above comment. :) I do miss your entries. I always feel so uplifted and encouraged after you post!

Tonya said...

NIce to see you again!

Beth E. said...

I know what you mean, Tonya. After my brother's brain hemorrhage (and subsequent health problems), I realized that life it too precious to waste sitting in front of a computer screen! I've cut wayyy back on blogging.

It's so nice to see you back!

Love you...

David & Nekayeh Carothers said...

Yay!!! You're back!

Jennifer said...

We've missed you soooo much! But, yes, God does comes first-in everything!

lmworley416 said...

Thanks for the update!!!!!!!!! You know I'll be reading anything you write!
Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight!
Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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elizabeth embracing life said...

Tonya, I have not visited in a few months and was so happy to realize it was not just a glitch that had me stuck on your last post. Welcome back. We all have seasons of coming and going. So fun when you are coming. blessings, elizabeth

lmworley416 said...

Life in this world can look so bleak at times. But the victory is ours through Christ! Put your trust in Him! Praying!
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Anonymous said...

WOW - what a nice surprise...miss your updates and your sharing...don't seem to be able to remember to deal with facebook...guess I am just too old to teach new tricks:=) XXOO-Love, me

Dawn ~ BJSMomma said...

Hey YOU!
So glad to read a little word from you. I think of your family often, and that means praying for ya too!

Dawn

lmworley416 said...

Still praying hard in Seattle!
Psalms 34:4, 6-7 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (6-7) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Prayer Bears
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Susan said...

Welcome back Tonya!!

I've missed you here, so bad...

Now, don't tease us, keep these posts coming!

lmworley416 said...

I'm here praying right now.
Psalms 116:1-5 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Prayer Bears
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lmworley416 said...

Always praying!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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lmworley416 said...

Praying in Seattle!
Psalms 86:1-2 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Prayer Bears
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lmworley416 said...

Praying right now!
Psalms 86:15-16 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
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.Keli. said...

Hey friend! I've thought the same thing about my blog. I've had such a trying year but God was faithful and stood by us the entire journey. I must might, might start posting again. But only if you do.... : )

lmworley416 said...

Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers right now!
Psalms 37:39-40 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
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lmworley416 said...

Know that your family is always in my thoughts and prayers!
Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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lmworley416 said...

Always here praying!
Hebrews 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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lmworley416 said...

Continuing to pray!
Psalms 46:10-11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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Briana said...

Hi Tonya!

My name is Briana and I work with Grace Hill Media. I ran across your blog while reading first day of school posts and saw that not only are you a mom and blogger, but you’re a Christian as well! I’d love to chat briefly about working with you on Roma Downey’s new DVD, Little Angels. I would've contacted you through email but I couldn't find your address. Please shoot me an email at briana@gracehillmedia.com so I can explain in more detail. Don't want to get too lengthy in your content box :)

BTW, This isn't spam. You can check our credentials here: www.gracehillmedia.com

Hope to hear from you soon!

Briana

Lynn said...

When I pulled up your page there was some kind of ad thing that popped up first. Don't know what that means...
Am so blessed to be able to pray for your family!
Psalms 31:14-16 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
Prayer Bears
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Dawn ~ BJSMomma said...

Stopping in to say HELLO & that I think about you and your sweet family. I know the days can be brutal some times. But always trying to remember to not let my ETERNAL view get clouded by this temporary view (easier said than done a lot of times). Prayers your way!
dawn