Seeking Peace-The Doctor’s Office

18 Jan

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Consistency is not one of my strong points. I make plans then abandon them as something glitters brighter. In my search for Peace, my goal is to share weekly my opportunities to live at peace with all mankind.

I have discovered that without the first two fruit of the spirit, love and joy, peace doesn’t have much of a chance to rule my mind. I am thankful, that though the journey of love and joy is painful, I have grown in them. For this new journey I have chosen JOHN 15: 4  as my touchstone:


Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 


My opinionated personality will certainly need to be doing some abiding!




This week’s case involves a call to my primary care physician office. I was miserable with a sinus infection and wanted to be seen. Unfortunately, due to a mandatory office meeting, I could not be seen for two days. I did not react well.  (Note to self- the person answering the phone did not cause this situation, don’t subject her to your ire.) On the positive side, my husband drove me to a nearby walk in treatment clinic and I was seen within the hour and started on meds immediately. Of course, mentally I was still angry. 

Do you think it would be interesting if I share my journey case notes as in this weeks opportunity?

Seeking peace case notes- The Doctor’s Office  1/15/19

I dont have to walk in anger when I can choose to walk in your love. Pray for them rather than mentally berate then. This is hard!!!

Love- every person in the office is precious to God. 

Joy-anger steals my access to joy. 

Peace – I thank you God, that you love every person who works in that office. My heart takes joy in knowing that because of my frustration, you prompted my heart to pray, rather than berate them. 

Peace- when I choose to pray blessing rather than mentally churn in anger, I have peace. 

Question: Does praying blessings on them initially negate the lingering annoyance?



I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.


This is the video highlight of our pastor’s sermon last Sunday, Tools of the Trade




One Response to “Seeking Peace-The Doctor’s Office”

  1. divoran09 January 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm #

    I hadn’t seen this when I wrote mine. We are certainly on the same wave length.

    Love, DiVoran


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