I Love My Blogger Group

20 Feb

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Life has been a combination of hectic and slow this past two weeks. My husband’s breathing and energy levels have swung wildly, somedays hour by hour. I am accustomed to this but it does unsettle me.

On a positive note, Valentine’s day our blogger group met for our annual dinner and everyone was able to attend! We welcomed Janet’s husband to the group. I think he is a keeper. We had so much fun talking and catching up on everyone’s lives. To my delight I learned that Bill Lites will be taking a Fall journey into Canada and may possibly be in Victoria, BC, Canada when we will be there.

Louise Gibson our poet emeritus turned 91 years old on February 13 and she was not able to be with us but her two daughters were. At 91 Louise still has a lot to say and I am hopeful that she will share a poem or two in the future.

Melody, our photoblogger, has been sharing photos from a new wildlife park in Florida. Be sure to stop by on Tuesday. She has a wonderful video of two giraffes playing.

I have read that running a group blog can be challenging. The only challenge I have with this group is to live up to the standard they set in their commitment and faithfulness. I love and am blessed by each one.

Moving on to a different thought, technology can be annoying but at times it is a blessing . Our health bumps make it difficult some weeks to attend both services at church. This past Sunday I missed the sermon but I was able to watch it on Facebook. This is a quote from the sermon. If you have been around Seagulls you know that they are argumentative creatures.

Did you know that churches now have apps? Our church does not have one yet but I hope it will soon. With all of the anger in our culture I find myself seeking out encouraging words. I especially enjoy the apps of my friends and families churches. On a funny note, my cousin’s church uses Facebook live. I peek in on their broadcast to see if her and her mom are well and at church.

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.

3 Responses to “I Love My Blogger Group”

  1. Daniel Kemp February 22, 2020 at 6:34 am #

    Whatever you write with all the information it contains, is a joy to read, Onisha. Thank you for closing the geographical gap between our two countries.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis February 22, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

      Those of us who don’t enjoying flying use the written word and pictures to expand our horizons. I am so thankful you are feeling better.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. divoran09 February 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

    And your blogger group loves you. You are kind and patient with us and you know how to help us with various things and you give us an outlet for our creative endeavors which is wonderful and valuable. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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