This is My Story and I Am Sticking to It

23 Jul

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

This summer has certainly had its ups and downs. Our family members have been Onishaplagued with ongoing physical challenges and a precious uncle went to be with the Lord. The garden I was so excited about in the spring has pretty much fizzled. The weather has included rain most days and when it has been nice, my work with Rebekah Lyn Books has kept me hard at work on my computer instead of chilling on the porch.

Then Monday morning I looked outside and the sun was shining, my husband was feeling better and a flower basket hanging outside my front door was beautiful and

House Wrens love to nest here.once again housing a bird nest. For the past three years we have purchased the same kind of flower basket and each year an adorable bird has nested there. Something about that basket and the new life growing inside of it sparked a thrill of joy. It reminded me that whether I am experiencing mountain top highs or walking down a thorny path it is all a pattern in the seasons of life. I have rejoiced in the glorious days and I will choose to rejoice in these trying days.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14.27

8 Responses to “This is My Story and I Am Sticking to It”

  1. Linda Lewis August 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    It’s amazing to me that when we are barraged with challenging things and things that break our hearts, there is strength way down deep inside that we didn’t realize we had. I’m glad you’re seeing signs of your strength in the world around you, Onisha, and hope things become more joyful soon.


  2. fuonlyknew July 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Your sweet nesting bird may be a message to you, life goes on and there is nothing you can do but go with it, believing there is a reason for all things and counting our blessings. I have been on a downward spiral in my life and keep looking for a rise ahead:) Still waiting…


    • oldthingsrnew July 29, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      It seems when I am the most overwhielmed God sends something small to give a lift to my Spirit. I am reminded that after the Flood, Noah sent out a dove. When the dove returned with a green twig they knew the earth was habitable again. I hope you soon have a sweet bird or a green twig to perk up your heart. I always appreciate your comments and tweet support.


  3. Louise Gib son July 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Oh dear! I think these “challenges” have affected my brain! I had better start proof reading my writing before I send it. At any rate, my prayers for your inner peace and healing of all illness within your home remain the same. God bless you, Alta!.


    • oldthingsrnew July 29, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Your comments are always enjoyed regardless of any spelling.


  4. dlites2013 July 23, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Lovely blog, wonderful message, great writing. Love you. D,


  5. Louise Gib son July 23, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    I am so sorry you are going through so many “hard places”, Alta. Fortunately, God always brings a liot of small things, like the little bird nesting just outside your door, to cheerr us on.


    • oldthingsrnew July 23, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Thank you DiVoran and Mrs, Gibson. He is so generous and kind to provide a physical sign to spark what my heart knows to be true.


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