Self-assured and true,
Tasteful, stylish, and graceful.
She keeps herself chaste.
Advice to my granddaughters: turn away from evil,
live holy, and demand respect.
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge using words “chaste” and “taste”. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/02/24/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-chaste-taste/
About oneta hayes
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...
Chaste in mind or chaste in body? Many due to poverty or other reasons beyond their control, through the ages, are forced to trade the chastity of the body just to survive. Do we shun them?
Pranab, I don’t shun anybody, neither does Jesus. Most certainly I would not shun a woman who has been forced into sex trafficking or such thing. That poor woman probably has little to feel self-assured and confident about. I doubt that many would label themselves an a “Confident Woman.” I am pointing out what I want for my granddaughters.
I know you won’t.
What you want for your granddaughters is what we all want but unfortunately many won’t have that choice and the hypocrites among us will shed crocodile tears about the “death”of morality.
Great haiku Oneta.
Thanks, Pranab. I have a heart for the hurting. But I think Jesus makes everyone “new” again. It is my goal to help the fallen know that. I don’t make a lot of excuses for the college South Beach spring crowd. But individually I would like to hold them in my arms and tell them how wonderfully precious they are. And how I regret that they have not discovered that truth. Good night, Pranab. It has gotten too late on me again. 😀
Don’t feel sorry for me. I have seen my truth my way😀
Proverbs 31. Beauty for Ashes. Trash to Treasure. All who come to Christ whether in the most deprived, black or limited places on this Earth can be transformed by encounters with One who is LOVE. I suggest that prana who often blogs here checks out sometime what is happening ‘out there’ in the hell=hole of some poverty ridden pockets of this Earth and then sees what they all are aspiring to……A Confident Woman – redeemed from the streets of prostitution in Pakistan. Past forgiven and a NEW woman emerging from the ashes of the other. What I want for my granddaughters is that forever they always look for HIGHER than their circumstances. One has to see very clearly what she has been transformed out of. (Heritage is poverty (China). A prayer that all girls will aspire to become a ‘Confident’ woman ‘despite where they may have sunk.
One of the beauties of Salvation by Jesus. Sanctification, set apart, made new, reborn, as if it had never been. All good.