HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND

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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.

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“weaving fancies into verse” Mary Lathbury

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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40 Responses to HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!
    Thank you!

  3. joyamead says:

    Amen! Beautifully shared. ❤️

    • oneta hayes says:

      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.

  4. 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.

  5. pranabaxom says:

    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😀

    • oneta hayes says:

      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! 😀 😀

  6. Cindy says:

    PREACH IT SISTER!!!!! 👍And happy birthday! 😃

  7. 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.

    • oneta hayes says:

      “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.

  8. Faye says:

    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.

  9. Yinglan says:

    An early happy birthday to you, Oneta and a beautiful read.

  10. Shreya says:

    Jesus is surely the way.
    Happy birthday in advance, Oneta.
    Well you are one year elder to my granddada. Haha.

  11. Erin says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Such a blessing. Here’s to many more. 🙂

  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday week! Peace, Love, & Light be with you. ❤

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