HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND
THIS IS BELIEVE: I BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN ENTER HEAVEN. I BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE TEACHES THAT MATURE ADULTS MUST CHOOSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS AS LORD AND THAT ACCEPTING HIS SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS, IS THE ONLY WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
THEN WHAT SHALL I DO? NEVER DISCUSS THE SUBJECT? PRETEND I DON’T CARE?
I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS LOVE, THAT JESUS CAME TO SHOW GOD’S LOVE, THAT CHRISTIANS ARE TO SHOW LOVE TO OTHERS.
SINCE I REALLY BELIEVE THE BIBLE AND BELIEVE CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY WAY TO SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN, DO I SHOW MY LOVE TO YOU BY NOT TELLING YOU?
I love chatting with you. I love meeting challenges with you. I love hearing your stories, jokes, poems. I love your creativeness and ability to “weave fancies into verse.” I love your family stories, your cooking recipes, your medical advice, your photographs, your poetry. I love you. I care. I care enough to risk your leaving me because I want to spent time in Heaven with you.
In twelve days I will be eighty-six years old for goodness sake! I don’t have all that much more time to put off telling you I want to shake your hand and hug your neck in our eternal lives! – And Jesus is the Way. Smiling at you, dear friends.
“weaving fancies into verse” Mary Lathbury
Hey my friend, happy birthday! Thank you for being such a good witness to who the Lord is and how much He loves us. You are a real treasure and your friendship is priceless.
Aww, IB. Those words are precious to me. You are precious to me.
ok, 12 days..the 25th? I’m putting it on my calendar!
And you, my friend, have put everything that matters in a succinct nutshell!!
Thanks, Tonto – No, I mean Julie. I was afraid I would be riding the range my myself with this one. The devil has us convinced we can only love if we never disturb, if we only let one walk in ease. Gitty-up! Let’s ride.
I’m right behind you!!!
Mi Amigo. I can also count to ten – uno, dos, tres, qua….. I guess that’s unnecessary.
Une, duex, trois…
Oh, my. Talents is I had never dreamed you had.
limited talents mon cheri 🙂
Amen! Beautifully shared. ❤️
Thank you. I care. There are so many hurting people and I believe an honest hope for the future would help. And what can be more hopeful than eternal life with the One who gives life. Do you go by the name, Joy? I welcome a blogging journey with you.
Hi Oneta, Yes, Absolutely! I’m so glad you are writing and sharing the good news of Jesus. I’m doing the same and it’s wonderful to see so many sharing Christian encouragement and inspiration in the blogging world. Looking forward to journeying with you! Blessings, Joy
Thank you. It will be good.
Amen, Ms. Oneta! The only thing we will be able to take to Heaven with us, are all of the people whom we’ve shared the Gospel with and who have received Christ into their heart.
I want no less than all. Jesus made it possible for all. Whosoever! Costs nothing that has not already been paid.
Oneta, then you will have to wait for me in hell as we are destined to spur after death also. As you already closed my door to heaven, hell is where I am heading. See you there😀
My dear friend and respected foe. Never have I the power to close that door. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. …” I’m still expecting to see you in Heaven. Oh what a joy that will be! Chances are I’ll go first. You might find me in the garden, or maybe some messenger will come to tell me you are on the way. I’ll drop that old hoe and run with abandon to greet you. What a day! 😀 Joy, double joy! 😀 😀
Ah, respected foe! I like that😀
I hope some miracle happens and we meet in this world rather than waiting for the unknown. Oh, what fun will that be to brew a tempest in the coffee cup. I take black though.
If you live up to hundred, chances are I shall go before you but I may be just a vagabond roaming the empty space.
Aww. Good night, Pranab. Make mine sweet tea with raspberry, please. Only two cubes of ice.
Good night Oneta. Never made that one but always game for trying out new things (within limit though😀).
Mine is safe. If you can’t do this, do an Arnold Palmer. Make me one too.
PREACH IT SISTER!!!!! 👍And happy birthday! 😃
Thank you for support, Cindy. The devil is a mean ole cuss who told me I would lose all my friends if I got too blunt. One is supposed to keep one’s religion in his home and church, we are told. Glad to be your friend.
I love this, Oneta. Thank you for being bold and true to your beliefs. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the one true God, is my Savior and my Lord. For many years, I was agnostic, almost an atheist. But I became a believer because the preponderance of the evidence compelled me to believe.
“Preponderance of the evidence…” How true! There are holes and plenty of place for questions in the Christian faith, but it is the most simple of all other rational. Man can be brilliant but all he can do is secondary to the One who started time, matter, and space. This could get long. 😀 Glad to be blogging with you, Lady Quixote. Tell me about your name sometime.
Amen beautiful and dear friend. Now in 2010 true love is telling it exactly HOW IT IS. He died to set the humans spirits of all mankind ‘free’. The Word is God inspired. He is LORD. Thank you my dear for telling it as it is. I have told family this Christmas That this is the LEGACY of TRUTH I want to leave behind. I hope your birthday will be a day of PEACE and GRATITUDE. XX f.
Thank you, Faye. Legacy of Truth – how important it is to leave that testimony. I receive your blessings for my birthday. 🙂
An early happy birthday to you, Oneta and a beautiful read.
I’m grabbing on to the birthday wish. It is comfortable for me to know you are back on a regular basis, Yinglan. I missed you while you were gone.
Oneta, I missed blogging too and I’m trying to be regular with a minimum of 1 post per week and hopefully, I’ll stick to that. 🙂🤞
Jesus is surely the way.
Happy birthday in advance, Oneta.
Well you are one year elder to my granddada. Haha.
Your granddadda must be a wise one to have produced a granddaughter like you. Or was someone else more important in your life to give you security in Jesus? Thanks for the comment, dear Shreya.
It was my school. Hahaa
You’re welcome, dear.
Take care. Stay healthy.😊
Happy Happy Birthday! Such a blessing. Here’s to many more. 🙂
I have no reason to think there will not be many more. Thanks, Erin, for the good wishes.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday week! Peace, Love, & Light be with you. ❤
Thank you. I will report in a few days.