24 Jan

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Wow did this day fly by. It seems like it was just 10:30 am and I was working on the weekly church highlights video.  It’s a good thing I don’t have much to write about today.

As I was thinking about my blog for today, I realized how often I say I am not lucky at winning things. But as my mind rolled back over the past 6 months, I realized I am lucky!  In the past 6 months I have won a novel, Shadows of a Down East Summer by Lea Wait, a gift certificate for a massage and just this week, a $10.00 coupon at a favorite jewelry store, Amazing Jewelry. I used the coupon to buy a bracelet I had admired the day I put in the raffle ticket at the store.



All of these wins required some effort on my part. I commented on a book blog to win the novel, bought a raffle ticket for the massage gift certificate and chose to listen to the young woman asking people to fill out a ticket to win the $10.00 coupon.  I guess that is why the Publisher’s Clearing House is not going to be knocking on my door with the big check and  I won’t wake up a lottery winner.

I am enjoying reading the book, looking forward to the massage and love the bracelet.


Here is the video from this morning. I really like the sheep.





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.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

4 Responses to “Winning”

  1. Onisha Ellis January 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    A book, a massage and jewelry all make for a happy lady. Thanks for watching the video. I love finding photographs. I have to curb my quirky sense of humor when I choose them, though.


  2. Daniel Kemp January 25, 2019 at 7:12 am #

    Enjoy the winnings, Onisha, and a lovely video.


  3. divoran09 January 25, 2019 at 6:27 am #

    Wise and witty. I’ve been loving your church highlights.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Onisha Ellis January 25, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

      I am usually watching the sermon on Facebook and it’s funny, when I am the service, I keep wanting to rewind.


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