Monthly Archives: January 2022

EVALUATING MY CHURCH

Several years ago I was standing in the congregation singing worship songs when it pierced my mind that we only sang songs in worship to God—Like “Exalt Him” or “Awesome God.  If a Hebrew, Muslim, or Sun Worshipper were standing … Continue reading

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FUNNY IS….

Funny to me that a quip, joke, or short story have an unexpected and humorous ending. For that reason, I love puns. “Did you hear about the kidnapping? He woke up.” “What do mama camels have that nothing else has? … Continue reading

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FOXES IN THE VINEYARD

This is my fourth (and last) post regarding the condition of Christ’s vineyard – his local churches. The other three were posted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. BUT SEE THE LITTLE FOXES dancing around in the shadows where the foxes are … Continue reading

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ORDINARY LADY – BIG EFFECT

BLOGANUARY JAN 6  SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME AND WHY I’m leaving the Bible characters and the Elites for others to remember.  There are many “ordinary people” in my church world who inspire me.  That is the group from which I … Continue reading

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MAKING GOOD WINE

Today is part three of my discussion “The Vineyard” which was published Monday here https://onetahayes.com/2022/01/04/the-vineyard/ Part two published Tuesday here https://onetahayes.com/2022/01/05/pastoring-the-church/ MAYBE THE PASTOR STARTED with 11 and grew to 100 or started with 400 and grew to 4000.   Whatever … Continue reading

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I CAN’T EVEN PLAY “CHOPSTICKS”

Bloganuary Prompt Day 5 What is something you wish you knew how to do? I wrote the following rhyme a couple of years ago. It was posted on this blog in April, 2019. It is mostly fiction since my parents … Continue reading

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MAGIC OF THE PAPER DOLLS

Aren’t these paper babies cute. My how I would have loved them during my paper-doll years. Actually these dolls were from the time my sister, 10 years my junior, remembers. However, I did receive paper dolls in a limited amount. … Continue reading

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PASTORING THE CHURCH

(It is important that you read here before this post makes sense.) THERE HAS BEEN SOME PRUNING TAKING PLACE AND SOME LITTLE FOXES  HAVE BEEN PLAYING IN THE VINEYARD. AS THE YEARS GO BY the pastor gets a bit bored.  … Continue reading

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THE VINEYARD

THE  VINEYARD “Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: … Continue reading

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EASY ANSWER

BLOGANUARY, Prompt for Day 3. When was the last time you left your comfort zone? Easy answer. Last night when I wrote my regular post published earlier this morning. The reason I was uncomfortable was because it seemed to be … Continue reading

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