Welcome to my world. It’s what I call my garden. Sometimes things get a little messy here but we all seem to clean up good. I do everything in my garden by faith. Sometimes I even have to forgive by faith.
What I love most about my garden are the people I share it with. My favorite hobby is digging around my Bible. I like cozying up in Father’s Presence next to my fireplace and writing about the things He teaches me. Pizza and spaghetti are my favorite foods. I struggle in both the kitchen and in the exercise arena. But by faith I get better every day.
My blog is filled with stories of how Father God taught me about Everything Jesus Died To Give Us. It’s filled with stories about God’s love and His ways.
Like everyone I have trials and challenges. But keeping my feet shod with the new shoes Father gave me keeps me fixed, stable and in confident faith. Regardless of what happens in my life or in the world I can still enjoy the same peace God enjoys.
Short Introduction Bio
Toni Chism shakes the status quo. Wild at heart she began her relationship with God not knowing how to tell Him she wasn’t a virgin. Desperate for transformation, Toni had no idea God’s plan was for her to help Him transform the lives of others. Toni’s God adventures are entertaining and insightful. She delivers an inspiring, childlike message of hope by encouraging audiences to become doers of the Word of God—virginity not required.
“Did you draw blood?”
Toni Chism lost more fights than she ever won and her mother didn’t like it.
Expecting her to be the neighborhood titleholder, her mother tried to make her tough. But human strength wasn’t enough for the things Toni experienced in life.
Years later her God encounter changed everything. Toni’s mother tried to make her the toughest kid in the neighborhood, but it was Father God who taught her how to draw Blood—the Blood of Jesus.
After her encounter, God started showing up in her living room. Teaching her about His Kingdom, He showed her how to live the victorious life Jesus died to give her.
Toni is the author of Power Surge, a book about how God taught her to rise from the ashes of defeat to live a life of victory and wholeness.
Toni is also the author of the up coming, Free To Twirl. A book loaded with juicy details of a wild-lived life, and a wilder encounter with Almighty God.
In 1991 Toni graduated Lay Leaders Academy, in Oklahoma City.
In 1994 after earning a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma, Toni freelanced for newspapers and trade publications. Her first Magazine article, The Mailbox Monster, appeared in ByLine.
A Bible Study Leader since 1995, Toni stretches participants to obtain everything Jesus died to give them.
In 2002 she was a Speaker at The Women of Valor, Under Construction Conference in Mid-Michigan.
Since 2014 Toni has served as a Small Group Leader at Victory Church, Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
In 2014 Toni began blogging about Living His Promises at tonichism.com. Today, she is a Victorious Life Coach blogging at EverythingJesusDiedToGiveUs.com.
In 2017 she published a short story in Cracked Ice, a collection of tales about what can happen when the lights go out in an ice storm.
In 2017 as an International volunteer, Toni wrote and performed in a dramatization of how Jesus changes lives. Through an interpreter lives were changed as she shared her own vivid transformation, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
In 2017 Toni earned a Ministers License and Diploma of Biblical Studies degree from Andrew Wommack’s, Charis Bible College, Oklahoma City Campus.
In 2017 at an Andrew Wommack Ralley, Toni participated as a member of the prayer team of volunteers.
In 2018 she completed Charis Bible College’s Business Track Internship Program, Oklahoma City Campus.
In 2018 she was a guest Speaker at Charis Bible College, Oklahoma City.
In 2018 she graduated Shannon Ethridge’s B.L.A.S.T. Mentoring. A program designed to Build Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers.
In 2019 Toni earned certification as a Christian Life Coach from Light University.
Toni takes the Blood Jesus shed serious. Her mission is to do what Jesus said to do. Go into all the world declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ with signs and wonders following. Her home base is in Oklahoma where she lives with her ever-loving husband of twenty-eight years.
Toni’s good-natured speaking style blends her knowledge of God’s Word with her life experiences. She engages audience participation with fresh perspective and humor. As a Victorious Life Coach she helps people grow in knowledge of the Word, and in their relationship with God, through growing strong in Christ.
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