Recently I have been evaluating myself to the kind of sanctified vessel that I believe represents Jesus. When I write some of the sarcastic/critical posts, I wonder again, WWJD? A few weeks ago my son said he had been reading a book with theme “Don’t go quietly,” and he was considering the advice. Most of us Christians have been taught to turn the other check, in other words, be a floor mat. That is hard to get away from.

So I see an America that is far removed from the America in which I grew up! I remember the first murder I ever heard about. I now sit through a discussion of the murder of four college students as though it were a fictional novel. Tonight’s news involved three-year-old who had been murdered and four-year-old who was missing. I’m through “going quietly” and you can expect to see me rattle some cages for as long as I can put letters to my words and words to my thoughts and thoughts to my prayers! And, again, my eyes fill with tears. Oh, God, how can I deal with a society that will allow a girl to sit on top of a car and have a bowel movement! Go quietly? No!

How can I keep quiet when protesters can burn down buildings in support of gay parades, and other protesters can be arrested because they sit too near the door of an abortion clinic!

      A bloganuary issue.  What is my favorite form of travel?  Not often thought of as a form of travel, but walking is my choice.   A car is my favorite vehicle for travel, but I love to walk to my care independently, even though I’m hampered by needing a cane or walker to get to it.

      Another Bloganuary issue:  What fears have I conquered?  Writing and Speaking.     

      The Biden scandal.  Dem’s FBI, and associates: Perhaps we should not have raided Mar-o-Largo.
   GOP:  “Now we are awaiting a pay-back raid in Delaware.”  That’ll be the day!

       But, hush my mouth, Biden implies that I should feel safe because he was taking care of me like he takes care of his Corvette.  Do you think he kept the car keys in a secure room?  Secure?  With Hunter living there?

      Interesting that one of the secure documents was about Ukraine.  Wonder if that was useful at the time Biden ordered Zelensky to fire a prosecutor within six hours or Ukraine will not get the US billion “and dang if the man didn’t fire the prosecutor” Those are not Biden’s exact words.  If you want them, see

      I have a new cooking range available for someday.  I wonder if “someday” will still allow for gas ranges.

     Explanation to bloggers:  Sometimes I read notifications from my cell phone.  If I do, I can mark “like” but I cannot/do not make comments.  Also, I find that if I don’t double-check, my “like” does not go through.   I seldom end my day without having responded to all likes and comments.   With the following exceptions:  One, if the reason for the contact was obviously a sales pitch.  Two, if your blog is complicated.  I cannot afford the time to look through so many pictures, titles, menus, etc to find your latest entry.  Some of you just have too much love for fancy technology!  Three, I generally only read one blog per day from anyone.  Four, if your blog is more than six or seven hundred words. 

     I do read long blogs by some very special writers who just post once a week.

And there is one blogger who piques my interest to the point of my having to see what she has to say every time she posts. They are short and concise, entertaining, and … cymbals, please … they rhyme! What more could I love? Edgar Guest? Yes.

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. Debbie L says:

    We are so like minded!!! I’d love to visit! As you can know, my blogging is very sparse. But they are never short. I’m actually working on a blog about my father in laws WWII service. He was the dearest man, such a precious and humble man who loved Jesus! It’s going to be long. Maybe i should write a short chapter at a time!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Obviously I vote for a chapter at a time. When I did my husband’s story, I broke it into bites. Also, I did a veteran’s story last year. I think I did five posts. I think I have more readers that way. You have to start off with a hook, but if you grab them first, they will be back. Others might have other preferences, however. Yes, your travel logs are long. I end up scanning. But I can’t travel! Others probably gnaw on every paragraph. 😀

  2. Just wanted you to know that I bought myself a little after-Christmas gift from a gift card I received.
    It’s a tshirt with a lion on a background of our American flag. The words on it are:
    “Your first mistake was thinking I was one of the sheep.”
    Silence is complicity when confronted with evil. Holding my tongue is no longer an option with me either. But you knew that. ❤

  3. says:

    Your posts always beckon me to read. Your thoughts on the world are shared by many of us and I hope the desire for our country’s return to normalcy is also shared. We can’t go on the way we are currently without imploding. Love you, girl. Thanks for standing up for your beliefs.

    • oneta hayes says:

      One of the bloganuary topics was to discuss a fear or fears we had overcome. I put “speaking” and “writing.” Most folks would not know how terrified I was before I became “un-terrified.” 😀 If the Lord calls, he equips. But I would be in serious confusion/frustration/trouble if there were not a community of people who pray for folks like me!

  4. Oneta I love your blogs. I do have to agree with you on a lot of points. I have seen so many changes happening in the world, some within my own family and while I think GOD does ask us to love our enemies HE does not require us to just be passive all the time. It does not Honour to GOD to continue to go along with and enable vile or abhorrent behaviour, especially from those who have not intention of repenting from it. I believe in forgiveness and I believe in always approaching situations in the most loving manner possible. Sometimes that means GOD must change people before I can go any further. Sometimes it means we have to put our foot down and say here is the line and no further. GOD BLESS

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