I’ve found a song that I was writing once upon a time, called “Thanks For All That You’ve Done.” It expresses my joy to my Savior on this special day that I have never had before neither will I ever have again! But I plan on a 90th next year if Jesus does not come.


When Mary first came to him

She was burdened down by sin;

Her body scared by her disgrace

The shame of sin was on her face.

     But Jesus reached out in love

     Gave her peace from above.

And she cried  “Lord, thank you for all that you’ve done!”


Zacchaeus, rich in earthly wealth,  But sad and poor within himself.

He was a chief Publican, but by the crowds, he was shunned.

One day he heard Jesus call his name

From that  day, he was not the same.

Joyfully he shouted, “Lord,  I thank you for what you’ve done!”


and I say

I thank you, Lord, for what you have done for me

You’ve given me peace, joy, and victory.

You’ve supplied my every need.

From bonds of sin I have been freed.

“I thank you, Lord, for what you’ve done for me!”

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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. shoreacres says:

    A happy and blessed birthday, Oneta! You surely do show the world what it means to grow old with grace!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful day Oneta! GOD BLESS you and Happy Birthday!

  3. granonine says:

    Happy birthday, my blogging friend! Still serving the Lord in your 89th year–what a testimony you are to God’s grace!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I hope many will understand that I write these blessings as a witness to God’s faithfulness. I had/have so little to offer to Him, but it is enough. He is not a hard taskmaster.

  4. says:

    Happy birthday to a most special woman of God. I’m so glad to be your friend. Have a blessed day!

  5. C.A. Post says:

    Happy Birthday, dear saint!

    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

  6. Kim Smyth says:

    “It is right to give him thanks and praise.”
    Happy Birthday, Oneta!

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Happy Birthday, Oneta!

  8. robindd4l says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Ms Oneta! What a blessing and inspiration you are to us all. Hope you had a wonderful day as special as you….Many, many blessings to you.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, robindd41. I always learn from your posts. You have a straight eye on the fulfillment of prophecy. May you be blessed by a following of readers who need to know how serious the later days are.

  9. I hope you had a blessed, joyful day with those you love and who love you 🥰

  10. Happy belated birthday! What a blessing you are to all of us.


  11. ghostmmnc says:

    Oh wonderful! Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed the actual day, but hope your whole birthday week has been full of fun and joy! ❤

  12. ~M says:

    Beautiful roses… I hope you had a wonderful birthday. 🌹

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