Our world is full of tragic news and heartfelt disconnection.

We struggle to find good in all the strife and insurrection.

The devil uses all these things to tug within our reasoning.

He twists and turns our very thoughts, with his own special seasoning.

But God’s power is much stronger. He’s crushed the serpent’s head.

He took the devil’s strength away when He rose from the dead.

That evil creature walks the earth, in shadows and in darkness.

He preys upon our weaknesses. He thrives upon our starkness.

He lurks about like lions prowl to forage for their meal,

But never will he find surcease for God will always heal.

The day will come when victory will come from up above.

When God will come to judge us all with justice and with love.

Lord, give me wisdom from your Word. Protect me with your arm.

Keep me within protective wings that shield me from all harm.

You’ve conquered death and so will I, as long as I trust You.

You’ve taken all my sins away. There’s nothing I can do,

Except to spread your Word of truth and love as you loved me.

Now shield me from all evil and set my spirit free.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. ken riddles says:

    Amen. (and cool drawing)

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    You could post this every day for five days and I would enjoy each time. One read is not enough but I will not remember to come back ever again. So keep busy pushing forward.

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  3. says:

    You are too kind, but thank you!


    • oneta hayes says:

      I meant it. Some of the blogs I read much too fast to savor the joy they bring if I sit and dwell on them a while. I’m sure you also have the urge to speed read on some things you know would be nourishing if you ate more slowly. At least I do.

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      • says:

        That’s for sure. I know the ones I truly enjoy and get so much nourishment from. I don’t always take the time. Even in retirement there never seems to be enough of it.

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  4. I love owls and that drawing is amazing! Your poem hits the nail on the head too. Thank you both. 🤗 💜

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