“A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a job.”  Unknown

For 2017 I hope you have a job you love

One that fits your interests just like a glove.

In the Garden of Eden, Gad gave man work

To name the animals, Adam did not shirk.

‘Twas meant to be a pleasant plan

To occupy the mind and hands of man.

Only when sin came to reign,

Work became labor and caused much  pain.


Lack of a job can create a crisis,

It is a blessed promise given to the righteous.

In Psalm 128:2, God said  “Man would eat the fruits of his labor.”

If you like your work, you’ve been granted  great favor.

To be productive all week long

Will make a person stable and strong.

If you are a work-acholic such as I

You’ll choose to work until  you die.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

  1. Salvageable says:

    Nice! Please say a prayer for my job-seeking children. J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Certainly. I will do that. Also it brings to mind some of my own who need their jobs to be blessed. They have jobs but some entail outgo which hardly leaves enough for living. One has huge rent on his space, another has childcare, another has to work away from home. “Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord.” May we see our economic straits lightened as we see people look to the Lord.

  2. pamkirst2014 says:

    Jobs are so important to our sense of self, aren’t they? As I look forward eagerly to retirement, I am thinking what’s next????

    • oneta hayes says:

      Teacher’s retirement is not great but it gets me by. The freedom to “work” at things I want to do is so fulfilling. I know people who are in their seventies who do hard jobs just because they don’t know what they would do without going to work every day. If one loves his work enough, I guess that would be okay. But believe me there are lots of things I want to that I still don’t have time for. Retirement is wonderful for a busy person. No end of work to be done – if you don’t expect any actual hard cash for it!

  3. Faye says:

    Retirement – from whatever – consider it re – tyreing of your life – ie making you freer and better able to travel in new areas of ‘work’. Its certainly not about money but about living.

  4. I pray that I am able to work till my last day on this side. I can’t imagine not having to be busy.

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