Rev. Dr. Kenneth Isom

MAY I INTRODUCE my mentor, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Isom.  He is the reason I continued to believe that God had a plan for me after the issues presented in my last two blogs.  (Ken’s Dr. degree is as a Veterinarian.  That made us compatible; I was not dumber than a dog.)

ABOUT 2006 I STARTED working at the Bridge AG church.  They sort of made me an associate of an Associate.  Ken had charge of several ministries at the church; I helped specifically in the Home Ministry for those who could not longer come to the church.  Basically they were homebound, in assisted living, or in rest homes.  I thought of them as my Sage Isle people.  Get the connection the Bridge/Isles.  And they were sage/wise people.

THIS DEVELOPED INTO other services for the Senior members of the church.  Especially in areas of fellowship.  We had bus trips.  I published a monthly eight page colored newsletter which we mailed out to over two hundred people.  I delivered Sunday DVD’s.

THIS BACKGROUND INFO is given because I want to stress how much reason I have for my admiration for Ken Isom.  I used to tell him that I only knew one person who was his equal; that was my son, Carl.  Now that is high praise!  I wasn’t quite old enough to be Ken’s mother, but close to it!

WE HAD A TUESDAY  morning meeting called the Prime-timer’s.  Ken had a recurring theme to drill into us.  We could choose to refire, not retire. During those Tues. mornings, he quite often suggested that we become bloggers.  I had no idea what he meant by blogging; didn’t figure I needed to know. 

AFTER MY CRISES on June 30, 2013, I found myself without health or income for continuing the kind of thing I had been doing. 

SO NOW IT WAS TIME TO REFIRE AND BLOG.  With the Lord as my teacher and Ken as my prodder, I started blogging in October, 2014. He was over to visit this week, thus the picture.  He still doesn’t know how to blog.  I hope he will take an hour to come back and let me show him.  If so, I will do a blog giving you his link.


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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5 Responses to REFIRE, DON’T RETIRE

  1. says:


    • oneta hayes says:

      Amen. Aren’t we blessed! I see new works from you and Paul as you refuse to retire, except to the extent of refiring for this coming chapter of your lives. I liked seeing the picture of your drama group. Go, girl, go.

      • says:

        This week I’m spending recovering, but will be Back at it again soon. Have a happy 4th❤️🇺🇸

  2. God bless and your faithfulness. Yes, I am at that age now. Refire and not retire.


    • oneta hayes says:

      I know you can anticipate new adventures in relationships and knowledge in your future. Watch for the open doors; they do not appear very large sometimes. The door might be small with a vast field reaching beyond. Exciting times.

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