Experience has shown me that there is wisdom in the advice about keeping my words sweet in case I have to eat them. So I’m tiptoeing tenderly into the blogworld in case I choose to retreat, hoping no one will notice that I have been here. On occasion I have had to eat some pretty bitter pills and I have no doubt that I might tread heavily in this wonderland of cyberspace. So why take the chance?

My reason is based on the scripture in II Cor. 2:15 which says in part: “Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God.” I’m alive! So how do I send a “Christ-like fragrance” up to God in whatever number of years I have remaining. I must learn new ways to communicate to people on the run. I’ve noticed that often those people on the run are running to the internet! So here I am! Catch ‘um if I can! Hope to entice with sweet aroma rising from my potpourri of thought and words.

(I hope you will read “Why Me, Lord” which is the second page under About. It will help explain why I am entering this new realm of learning at the age of eighty. I will never cease to be amazed at the blessings I receive.)

THE GOSPEL John 3:16-18 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in ther name of God’s one and only Son.”


  1. Debbie L says:

    Fantastic! When you mention great grand children, I thought you must be up there in years!
    Great writing! No one would ever know, but it’s great knowing! Good for you!
    I love your verse!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Debbie L, thank you for all your encouraging words today. I see you spent some time in my web, so I hopped over to see yours also. Enjoyed my look through. We do have much in common especially things relating to our walk with Jesus. Your question on maturing or getting old is a very timely one for those in the retirement years. Did you read my “Why Me Lord?” That experience was so overwhelming! Why did He leave me here? I hope my friendships on the blogs is at least a part of the reason.

  2. ladycee says:

    Wow! I am so impressed! I love the look of your blog – clean, neat, orderly. The description of yourself tiptoeing tenderly through cyberspace makes me smile. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope by now that you are walking confidently knowing God is beside you :-). I see you’ve been around for just over a year.
    I am a baby blogger (not yet 1 month old) who reluctantly joined the blogosphere but now I’m here, I’m enjoying it. God bless you and your endeavours for his glory. Keep up the excellent work!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Why thank you so much, ladycee. I feel like such a neophyte to be saying welcome to anyone, however, I will anyway! So welcome. I hope to show how my life has been so blessed in Jesus. So many young people seem unable to “find” themselves. I’m convinced that that only happens when one finds himself in Jesus. That expression is probably hard for some to understand but I think you will. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I accept your blessings with joy and encourage you to make blogging friends as you feel a special ministry toward them.

      • ladycee says:

        What a lovely word! You had me reaching for my dictionary as “neophyte” was vaguely familiar to me but could not recall meaning. Thank you for expanding my vocabulary and thank you for the warm welcome.
        I both understand and agree wholeheartedly with your comment re only able to find yourself in Jesus. Keep writing – you have much to offer whether to young, old or in-between. 🙂

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Thank you and blessings to you.

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