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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...

BEHIND STAINED GLASS

How many “layers” of doors do you have to enter to get into your church sanctuary? Probably at least two, maybe three or more-exterior, lobby, at least.  Can anyone peek in and see what is going on in your sanctuary? … Continue reading

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WHEN SPARROWS SANG -ALTAR

Twenty-some years ago I wrote a manuscript called “When Sparrows Sang.”  It consisted of memories of singing songs in the churches I attended the first half of my life.  Basically relating to hymn singing or southern gospel songs sung by … Continue reading

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LIAR MEETS LIAR

Divorced, thirty-six years old, three children and nearly penniless, Ilene worried over the imponderibilia awaiting her if she could not quickly find a husband. After taking the kids to her mom, Ilene stood before her mirror, rubbing her hands one … Continue reading

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HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND

HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND THIS IS BELIEVE:  I BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN ENTER HEAVEN.  I BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE TEACHES THAT MATURE ADULTS MUST CHOOSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS AS LORD AND  THAT ACCEPTING HIS … Continue reading

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FLARE UPS

The fire was subdued. Much like unresolved anger, Hidden flames smoulter. ************ Thanks to Pixabay for image. Thank you, Ronovan, for hosting this challenge.

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I HAVE A LONGING

The following section was from 2014 (a Face Book status).  Still timely for me.  Churches are still into Live Big, Love Long, You’re Blessed, Friendship Avenue, Unity Forever, We’re the Loudest.  And especially “You gotta love yourself first!” *********** Oh, … Continue reading

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COLORS SERENE

Brook of classic blue Mid’st fern green of mossy walls Skilled Master Painter ************ Image:  Pixabay Thanks to Ronovan for the haiku challenge to use the words “moss” and “brook.”  Tourmaline hosts Color Your World with the first color of … Continue reading

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FELLOW CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS

Mary Lathbury, composer of the hymn “Break Thou the Bread of Life,” said of her own talent, that God said to her “Remember, my child, that you have a gift of weaving fancies into verse and a gift with the … Continue reading

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SOME DO’S AND DON’TS

TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS AND OTHER DROP-INS, FRIENDS IN THE MAKING. Some of you, as do I, believe that we are providing a ministry to the Lord by our efforts here on Word Press.  Others are interested in helping others … Continue reading

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THE UN-DOING HAS BEGUN

On previous years I have seen bloggers tagging JusJoJan but didn’t catch on to the challenge.  This year I found it.  Thanks, Linda.  Be sure to check link below if you are in the dark about JusJoJan.  January 2nd prompt … Continue reading

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