No demands about making New Year’s Resolution. However, it is a good evaluation and goal setting time. Here are my resolutions – my considerations.

“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, like sudoku, find a word, tv, and those hand held gamey things. Maybe just a friendly smile to a co-worker. Finally the smile gets a bit too flirtatious. Many things are okay, but keep them in moderation.

Don’t listen to the “voices of the earth.” Don’t fall into the doldrums caused by politics, or the fears caused by covid.

“Be a woman of courage” Take risks in Jesus; he is wonderfully exciting. I mostly miss an exciting adventure 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?

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

“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!


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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  1. floridaborne says:

    There are some great points, and I am for many of them. Smile and be kind when you can. Choose to do as many good deeds as possible, and don’t be afraid of COVID-19.

    When it comes to politics, or forebearers warned us to be diligent. We are at a point where one side of the country is trying to burn it all down. When faced with a fire, we don’t stand around looking up at a blue sky and pray to God for rain. We take the knowledge that God has given us and use it to put out the fire. When faced with politicians who have, over decades, put their own needs before their constituents to the point where they see no problem using Dominion servers to vote FOR us, we shouldn’t just sit around and pray that everything is going to be okay.

    Satanic forces don’t go in for the frontal assault. They’ve picked at our constitution a little at a time until, “that regulation sounds okay, that rule isn’t too bad,” has become the 100,000 little cuts that destroyed our bill of rights.

    • oneta hayes says:

      You are so right on all points. My “fall into the doldrums” is meant as a caution against me just giving up in despair. I have been tempted to quit fighting! No. I’m with you. We can’t quite fighting. The House is making me so mad this morning. Nancy’s group meeting. A great issue with them? Removing all gender related words! First they rejoice because we have a woman vice president – the first, of course. Then they don’t want anybody to be called a father, mother, sister, niece, etc. Change to parent, sibling, cousin, etc. Now isn’t that an issue we need to pay them for! Thanks for the punch; I’ll not give up. 😀

      • floridaborne says:

        We all need that “punch” at times.

        The more people are pushed toward the ridiculous, the more people will start to push back. I’m hearing people from all parties saying, “That’s going too far!”

  2. Jael Stevens says:

    Excellent wisdom, thanks for the gift, Sister!😇

  3. rahjomuelvin says:

    Wonderful list. I love it!
    For this year, part of my list too is to be strong and to be of good courage in the Lord! I will hold on to Him no matter what!

  4. Faye says:

    Wonderful wisdom and a great list.
    Getting older and feeling it in the SUMMER heat, I face this new Year with no desire for the; I resolve’ kind of promise resolutions I will thankfully flow with some of yours.(I value the simple and loving attitude) Appropriating God’s Peace and Strength means I need to be closer to Him in prayer and Word. I sense writing is important and I have one New year writing goal that only can come about with His clear inspiration and enabling. Something I Never desired to write. Shafts of Gold is all about a God who impacted in amazing ways over a lifetime. From a spiritual background that was complicated I found my own way to this incredible God who now defines my life. I found my TRUTH in HIM. I thank you for your friendship and blogs. .

  5. Wise evaluation. If I can keep to the outlined considerations above then it would be a great accomplishment on my part. I have set some personal goals but I am learning not to heap too much on myself as well.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Give “due consideration” and work on it. No “now or never” kind of promise like resolutions demand. Even our Lord has a merciful “work on it” requirement for us. He gives space for growing, but he is not patient with not trying. My opinion there. Love to you, little one.

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