I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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Monthly Archives: May 2022
Sixty-two years of budgeting! Stella offered routine and capable service for forty years. Now she was retiring with no luxuries. If something cost more than $16, Stella didn’t buy! Her dad died and left $600 for Stella. Her chance for … Continue reading
Hey I’m sticking with more observations about Reuben. (If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you might want to go there first. https://onetahayes.com/2022/05/22/where-is-reuben-when-theres-work-to-be-done/) Now, why do I say Reuben was woke. I’ll tell you. 1. He started out with an abundance of … Continue reading
A GRANDDAD CHALLENGE. “WHERE IS REUBEN WHEN THERE’S WORK TO BE DONE” This is a topic in a list of sermons in Granddad Jim’s Bible. I took it as a challenge to see what it might mean to me – … Continue reading
Following my theme of “don’t eat the daisies” which I have discussed https://onetahayes.com/2022/05/06/too-nice-to-call-eating-daisies-sin/ As Guardian Ad litem I sat in court waiting for my case to come up. The scenario before me was something like this. Judge to Grandparents who … Continue reading
Conversation with Pete, my twenty-something grandson. Pete, the chances are that you will walk in here someday and I will be gone. In that case, how will you finish this sentence? “I wish I had asked Grandma…..” What will it … Continue reading
A GRANDDAD CHALLENGE. This verse was a topic in a list of sermons in Granddad Jim’s Bible. I took it as a challenge to see what it might mean to me – to us. Isaiah 12:3-4 King James Version 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out … Continue reading
Three sentinels stand Like tall flowering tulips Roots firmly in place.* God, Home, and Country With manners, concern, and grace Requires unity. ************************ *My third tulip is hard to see. It is a peach color between the two yellows.
GOD IS CLOTHED IN MAJESTY Harken, and give God praise. The veil rises in the East, The eyes of God did not slumber nor sleep Listen, and give God glory. His eyes sweep over the hills and lands Observing the … Continue reading
“Just go, I can’t take this anymore.” “Surely you don’t mean that,” Brian responded, as he held her close. “Yes, go,” Sadly, Brian left. It was June 8th. A date never to be forgotten. Two weeks since their baby was … Continue reading