13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”  14 Do everything in love.            I Corinthians 16:13,14  (NIV)


“Be on your guard” Yes, remember the devil is not likely to attack full force on big issues; he is much more likely to sneak up on little things we don’t think much about.

“Stand strong in the faith” Don’t listen to the “voices of the earth.” Heed Bible doctrines.

“Be a woman of courage” Take risks in Jesus; he is wonderfully exciting. I mostly miss the excitement when I don’t take any chances. What would it matter if I am rejected when I say to the hapless “Jesus loves you”! What if I took a stranger to MacDonald’s for a meal? Could I even call that courage?  If life is “old hat,” take a risk in Jesus.  Do something to help someone.

“Be strong” Being strong includes taking care of myself – physically, mentally, spiritually; so get some exercise, do some puzzles, finish reading my “Holiness” book.

“Do everything in love” – Put myself out to do a “good deed” for every age level. I rue the division of the generations, but I generally don’t do much about it. Go to the mall, smile at the teens, sit by one. She might even stay put to see what I will say!



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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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9 Responses to AHH – MORE DAYS COMING!

  1. grAnnie Roo says:

    Marvelous facts to help start the new year, Oneta.

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Nice story and piece of information. I love a story with a bit of a back story to it.. Thank you.

  3. Faye says:

    Thanks for 2019 encouragement. How important that without compromise or political correctness but aligned with the WORD we simply BE IN 2019. What you ‘see’ is what I am but it is Christ in me who makes the difference. It’s a fact and I love because He loves me and He loves you. family, friend, shopkeeper or even the rude teenager who obstructs our path and gestures rudely. Welcome 2019!.

    • oneta hayes says:

      We shouldn’t expect much of teens, especially if they haven’t been taught well. They are amazingly lacking in positive experiences. Not judging them; I just know they haven’t lived long enough to gather much by experience and osmosis. 😀

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