Instead of a Sunday Sermon from me, I am referring a post called “Robbing God” posted by stainedmythespirit. A fantastic perspective of robbing God that goes beyond tithes and offerings – or time, talent, fasting, or anything else I had ever considered.


Sign in hotel lobby:  The manager personally passed all the water served here.

Sign in religious artifacts store:  If you are interested In life after death, try robbing this store.

Sign in cocktail lounge:  All women are requested not to have children in the bar.

Sign in dry cleaners:  Drop your pants here.


Caught by conscience in my sin, I drag myself before your face

And all my shame shouts out my guilt and calls for condemnation.

But as your eyes read all in mine and neither blink nor charge

I hear the call of stones un-thrown and weep in my salvation. 

(Ann Cole, Decision Magazine)


Still He goes on loving me, loving me all the time

I have wounded him, his patience tried

Spurned his tenderness, his name denied

But still He goes on loving me, loving me all the time. 

(Frank Houghton, Decision Magazine)


Cartoon of a teenager with his pants dropped down to lower hips:  “I don’t really like dressing this way, but it is the only way I can keep my parents from dragging me out with them.”


Family Circus:  PJ looking at piano keys.  “There are millions of songs in here, but you have to punch the right ones to get them out.”


In 1993, Evelyn Noestmo lost her ring as she and her husband tried to push their car out of a snow drift.  Three years later she was cooking moose entrails as a treat for their dog.  In those entrails was her lost ring with its distinctive crack  which caused it to fall off in the first place.  (taken from unidentified AP newspaper article)


Wishing you all a joyous Sunday. This is unusual kind of Sunday post, but if you took my advice and read the article by “stainedbythespirit” you have added to your Sunday blessings.

The poems from Decision Magazine magazine were from years ago. I have no idea of how to give the authors credit they are due.

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. says:

    You have a wonderful sense of humor. That must be why I love you so much. That and your love for God.

  2. StainedbytheSpirit says:

    Thanks Oneta for reading my post and sharing it. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and the LORD blesses you greatly! Oh and I saw something here too that I wanted to share that I thought was just so kind. A lady talked about a kindness jar. She said every time someone was unkind to her she put money in a jar and then when it was full she went out and bought something nice for someone. She said it was her way of turning bad into good. I thought that was a great thing. I am gonna do it! Her blog is marlagro, God Stories for me. Yippee

    • oneta hayes says:

      That’s a wonderful idea. I would add putting money in when I have been unkind also. You know the kind of times when I leave a store then realize I had been rude or thoughtless in some way. Maybe to another customer who was in the aisle or muttering about another driver. My jar might fill up faster than I expected.

      • StainedbytheSpirit says:

        That is wonderful Oneta….I will do that too and yes you are right it might just fill up faster…I know I am impatient at the best of times…..GOD BLESS and have a great day!

  3. capost2k says:

    Got my blessing from the laughter! 😂

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