We have a community…
Circuitous Fireflies seeking horizons of their own and adding their illumination to ours. These valued contributors resonate with the tacit cadence of the universal pilgrimage to the landscape beyond the horizon.
Aka: Frenchie the red-headed firefly
Mother of two, stepmother of three, Joni relates well to oft overwhelming emotions associated with life transitions. She is a hope-merchant born out of despair and hopelessness. With a penchant to overcome, she continues to experience the nuances between pain and suffering and the growth that comes by acceptance.
Joni travels from strength to strength amidst the challenges that invite her to question God and faith. “At times it is difficult, to see mountaintops from life’s valleys, but object permanence assures me they are there and experience affirms God is faithful. Jehovah, El Roi knows my heart, hears my prayers and refreshment comes through those He positions along my path.”
Joni earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology just short of turning 50 and continued her educational pursuit by earning an MBA while working full-time.
A passion for writing, Joni has a compassionate heart coupled with ribald humor that warms your heart while shocking the “sthocks” off of you. (That’s spoken in nasally Dillard’s brogue and I am pretty sure the backstory will show up in one of her blogs.)
Joni has a story to tell as she invites the experience of her wisdom through humor and tears; unbelievable life examples. She was a trusted business partner in recruiting with Crystal Anzalone for 10 years. The axiom that business and friendship cannot mix proves disavowed with Joni. She is the foundational writer in the genesis of Ophthalmology for the Soul book series. We celebrate her contribution to our work.