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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...

UNPREPARED

A fool lacks wisdom; He makes no preparation For tomorrow’s need. He might have knowledge – And a  head full of trifles – But does not plant seed. ************** Image: “Barren land”  Unsplash https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/08/13/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-214-lackfool/

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THE THREES

This is the day of the threes.  Three years since Howard passed on and  three weeks since the doctor said I have about three months before joining him.  So I come to this bench where I sit for about three … Continue reading

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PART 3 -WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY RE: SUFFERING

A continuation of posts regarding why good people suffer.  In what way does God keep his promise to work out everything for our good (Romans 8:28)? Part 1:  Character building   https://onetahayes.com/2018/08/07/what-does-the-bible-say-re-suffering-part-1/ Part 2: To Help Others, Because of Sin,, Advance … Continue reading

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ADVICE FOR WOULD-BE DRIVER

Dear sixteen-year-old. If today your driving is haphazard at best, then heed my advice, don’t go for your test. ********************* This is my first try at a 19 word challenge by Sammi Scribbles   This challenge was to use the word “haphazard.” … Continue reading

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WHO’S WATCHING JULIE?

Four-year-old Julie,  intent on filling her basket with flowers, wandered from camp, unaware that eyes were peering from the woods.  She walked deeper and deeper into the brush and trees.  Julie – as sweet and innocent as Little Red Riding … Continue reading

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I’M NOT SICK, BUT I’M NOT WELL

·  Moms everywhere you’re gonna love me for this! Toddlers are absolutely not adapted to “I’m not sick, but I’m not well” time; for them, as soon as the fever is gone, they are back on energizer bunny. Teens are … Continue reading

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THE EAGER TALE-SPINNER

I’m sitting on a lawn chair about a hundred feet behind this scene.  My goal is to plot a short story with this as the setting.  What might I write?  I see a couple walking to the bench.  They sit.  … Continue reading

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PART 2 – WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY RE: SUFFERING

Part 1 listed scriptures which show that good character traits can come to us via suffering. Today (Part 2) will give scriptures for three other causes/reasons/benefits which touch on the subject of the suffering of a Christian.   SO WE … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY RE: SUFFERING – Part 1

Time goes so fast!  When I wrote about Job, I intended to get right back with the subject of suffering.  It’s difficult.  There are so many questions about God and suffering. Who causes suffering?  Why does God allow it?  There … Continue reading

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THE LAST LAUGH

Time and movement stopped; so did the debt collectors, when the old man died. ************* image: Pixabay Writing haiku for Ronovan: https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/08/06/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-213-timemovement/

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