Toni Shiloh

About Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website.

In Need of Rest

In Need of Rest

There comes a time in our life when we run out of steam. We started the race full of energy. We had our fill of God, our conviction that we were on the right path. And then we hit obstacle, after obstacle, after obstacle. The first one wasn’t so bad. We were expecting it. The […]

Exclusivity

Exclusivity

Friends, there’s been something on my heart these past few weeks. It’s something that I hear a lot from non-believers and even from some believers. It’s exclusivity. There are some believers who refuse to hang around non-believers. I get it. I’ve seen arguments on why it’s right: don’t be unequally yoke, don’t let bad corrupt good, […]

To Esteem

To Esteem

I’ve been watching other people’s behavior for a while now. As a writer, I think it’s part of my writer brain searching for characteristics to give my characters or the desire for story ideas. What I’ve seen breaks my heart. Some people are walking around like they are better than “them.” You know, the person(s) who […]

My 2017 Word: Connect

My 2017 Word: Connect

It’s that time of year again. Time to decide how you want the new year to be. How you want to be in the new year. It’s a time for contemplation and reflection. For me, it’s a time to choose a word to focus on. It’s a word I want to aspire to. A word that will […]

End the Year with a Bang

End the Year with a Bang

It’s December 1st. The first day of the last month of the year. There’s something about this month that strikes us. Of course, Christmas is coming and Christmas enthusiast are out in full force. I mean, some of them have been singing holiday cheer since Halloween. But that’s not what gets us. There’s something about […]

Live Life Intentionally

Live Life Intentionally

Have you ever noticed books, TV shows, and movies have a common quest? The characters are all looking for a way to live life intentionally. No one wants to get to their death bed and feel the weight of regrets. It’s something that hounds us, niggles us in the back of our mind. As Christians, […]

How to Connect with God in a Busy World

How to Connect with God in a Busy World

We live in a world where technology is at our fingertips. With a tap of a finger, we can find the answers to our problems, carried all in a small contraption that is never far from our grasp. It has erased boredom and filled it with empty games. Having something to do is no longer […]

Well Done

Well Done

Have you ever entered a period in your life where all you did was compare yourselves to others? Maybe you can’t help but compare yourself to the coworker who receives award after award after award. Or, maybe you have a particular talent but envy someone who is better than you. Or worse, you compare yourself […]

Using our Talents

Using our Talents

I read a wonderful book a couple of weeks ago. It was such a poignant story and I experienced many emotions while reading it. After the glow of reading a wonderful book wore off, it hit me. I’ll never write like that. Suddenly, I was plagued with self-doubt and insecurity. How could I continue to […]

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Have you ever asked something of the Lord? You prayed. You sought others to pray as well, because we all know where two or more gather, God moves. You prayed some more. And some more. And some more. And nothing. When the prayer went unanswered, did you waiver in your faith? It’s often in the waiting […]

Fisher of Men

Fisher of Men

On one bright and sunny day, I went to church. It was a normal day, except it wasn’t. It was Family Sunday which meant my kids wouldn’t be going to their classes, but sitting with my husband and I in the sanctuary. During the message, the pastor spoke about our purpose and being “fishers of […]

Did He Die For You?

Did He Die For You?

I’ve noticed a common theme in some Christian fiction novels I’ve read lately. The theme is that Jesus died for sinners, no matter what. No. Matter. What. This is not an uncommon theme. This is not a new idea. It’s what’s preached from the pulpit. It’s what countless fiction writers share in their stories and […]

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Have you ever had that moment in Church where the pastor says something that sparks something in you? A question regarding your faith, actions, or words? I had such a moment recently. The pastor was talking about grace and maturity. While listening to him I asked myself: How would I treat people if I had a […]

The Power of Fellowship

The Power of Fellowship

The month of February brought sickness to my house. My two sons were sick. The youngest plagued with a double ear infection, making him say “huh” to every comment. As for myself, I have my usual chronic illness, as well as dealing with a knee that won’t get better. It’s been swollen since I injured […]

Dream Big

Dream Big

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 ® NKJV I have a confession: I’m afraid to dream big. […]

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

I’m sure you’ve seen posts pop up all over social media about having a word or a phrase for 2016. Ever year I like to pick one, but this is the first year I have picked a phrase. “Bless Him.” I’ve been through a lot in 2015. My youngest son has sickle cell disease which […]

Do Good

Do Good

I have a fear. My fear is that my ego will grow with each compliment, praise, or acknowledgment of my works. It’s a valid fear because the Word cautions us to be meek and humble. However, I discovered a verse in my daily reading that threw me for a loop. “That the communication of thy […]

The Beauty of Being Still

The Beauty of Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 NKJV There was a moment in life where I faithfully got up every morning to spend time with God. I did it because I needed the time. I needed to start […]