About Me

Welcome to my Blog!  Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a while! There are few things I like better than a good cup of coffee shared with a good friend.

My best friend in the world is Jesus.  Yep, it sounds corny, but it’s true. I am blessed with many meaningful friendships. Sometimes, though, I still feel alone.  (Don’t we all, even in the midst of full lives?) But my constant friend is Jesus. I covet and protect my morning time with Him. When life is crazy busy and I push Him aside, I can tell. Knowing Christ and spending time with Him makes all the difference in my day.T&D

 

My best friend on the planet is my hubby – Tim.  We’ve been married for 25 years. (I can’t wait to say, I’ve been married longer than I was single!  Still have a year or two to go on that one!)  I used to think it wasn’t possible for my husband to really know me —inside and out. I mean–I’m a woman, he’s a man. Can he really “get me?” After all these years, though, he does. Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself. More than anyone, he exemplifies the love and forgiveness of Christ to me.

 

 

MRAI have three c-r-a-z-y teenagers!  They are a ton of fun and keep me busy.  The other day I told one of them that each stage of parenting is wonder-filled and difficult.  It often seems that I don’t quite “get it” when it comes to teenagers and all that goes with them.  But they are good to clue me in.  😉

We have fun with SnapChat and those crazy lenses. Too often I elicit a groan when they see I saved a screenshot of whatever darling selfie they came up.

Hey … I’m a mom! It goes with the territory. I do promise them that I won’t share those on my social media channels. Those pics are for my own favorites folder. 😉 They are older teens, and it’s a joy to watch them doing “their thang” and becoming who God designed them to be.

Other than spending time with my family, my heart’s passion is teaching the Word of God to women. The relational and emotional needs of women are deep. God meets those needs amazingly! When you fall in love with Jesus and the Bible, you will experience the full, over-the-top abundant life He wants you to have. It’s not an easy life, but it is rich in meaning and fully satisfying.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life,” (John 10:10, NLT).

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows),” (John 10:10, AMP).

Here you will see how God meets those needs in my life, and hopefully, how He can meet them in yours. When you leave, I pray your heart feels lighter; you feel hopeful about your day; and are encouraged to deepen your relationship with the Lord. Because of my own love for the Word of God, each blog post will be rich in Scripture.

Dianne

“The [the law, statues, precepts, commands, fear, and ordinances of the Lord] are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;  they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb,” Psalm 19:10 (NIV). 

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In my early blogging days (which wasn’t that long ago!) I was nominated for two community awards: the Very Inspirational Blogger award and the One Lovely Blog award. Part of receiving these includes listing some “fun facts” about yourself. So if you are interested in that, you can check out the posts at the above links.

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Copyright info can be found on my Legal Stuff page.

You may contact me by emailing Dianne@diannethornton.com.

14 replies

  1. I love you Dianne. A great Site. Spreading the love of Jesus.
    love
    Dad

  2. Thanks Dianne, for visiting The Call of the Pen and commenting on my Writing 101 post 🙂

  3. Dianne, thanks so much for following Hot Tea and the Empty Seat! What a blessing your blog has already been just reading the little bit that I have! I am excited to continue to follow along on your journey with our sweet Savior, Jesus!
    -Katie
    http://www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.com

  4. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Follow the link to see the details. Complete if you wish but I mainly want you to know how I think and feel about your blog. Not only for the style and look but the happiness I enjoy visiting you each time.
    http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/one-lovely-blog-award-from-monika-cornec/
    Much Appreciation
    Ronovan

    • Thank you very much, Ronovan! I’m delighted you enjoy your visits to Sweeter Than Honey. Guess what. Meredith nominated me for this last week. 🙂 I finally posted my acceptance late yesterday. Congratulations to you!!

  5. Looking forward to reading your blog, have a blessed day!

  6. I loved raising my sons through all the stages and phases. The teen years — with three boys times that many friends each — meant my home was filled with lots of laughter and big sneakers piled up by the front door and the refrigerator always raided. LOVED those days. Trying at times, but so much fun and aliveness. Hope you will enjoy your journey to young adulthood as much as I did. It goes very fast!! Found you via #RaRaLinkup

  7. Dianne, I am trying to send you email, could you email me at sandyd748@aol.co,
    Thank you!

  8. I’m glad to meet you (through Christian Bloggers Bootcamp). I’ve only been blogging since December. I’ll be back here to visit from time to time because I really like what I’ve seen so far.

  9. Hello! Ms Dianne.
    My name is Cerrina, and I just started going surfing on the web for blogging.
    I love how yo share your love for Christ to everyone.
    I am looking for new hobby’s to keep me busy.
    God blessed me to start a hobby in raising orchid’s they are a lot of fun, but I am also interested in doing blogging, if you could give me any kind of tip’s on blogging I would appreciate it.
    There are so many ways of doing this, but as I seek God in this he will give me what to say and do.
    God Bless you and your family.

    • Hi Cerrina! Welcome to my blog!

      I’m blessed that God ministered to you through my site. I would LOVE to share more with you about the things you mentioned here. If you’ll email me at dianne@diannethornton.com, then I’ll reply with, hopefully, some substantial direction for you!

      Praying God’s blessing in YOU as you seek to serve and glorify Him in new endeavors!

      ((Hugs)),
      Dianne

  10. Why Hello! Ms Dianne.Pray that all is well with you and your love one’s.
    May the hand of God rest upon you and bring you his peace and his unfailing love, be bless
    today.
    received your email and would love and except your help in starting a blog.
    Have read upon some of the information, but some of it sound’s a little complicated.
    I also have started going on line to pray for others and this blogging would help to bring encouragement to a lot of lost and hurting people.
    Cerrina Lynn

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