Daily Life During Covid-19

18 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Wow! What a week it has been since my last post. Last week my daughter and I were contemplating a plan to assist our church members with food and supplies delivery. I had sent an email to the church suggesting it and together we have worked out a plan. Gateway Care is now active but at this time, we have received no calls. We are updating the Facebook page with information about restaurants going strictly to take out as well as more food delivery services.

We met last week for service and it was an encouraging time. A lot of smiles and waves but we kept our distance. Our county as of yesterday only had one case of CV-19 confirmed. I hope we are able to meet this week but if not we can take advantage of many online services.

I am tempted to sink into fearful moments but I find encouragement in God’s word.

A pastor friend who leads a small church confided to me that a good Sunday sees attendance around 75. Since his members are largely in the danger ages for CV-19 he decided to go to a streaming service. He had over 400 views. I am giving thanks for this technology that enables people to find comfort in the safety of their homes. Your local churches may be streaming from their webpage, Facebook page or on an app. Check them out!

Yesterday I went to Sam”s Club to pick up my online order. While there, I noticed people with toilet paper in their carts so I walked over to the paper products section to check it out. There was a non-moving line but I decided to wait and see if it moved. It did. The workers were in the process of bringing out more pallets. Once the line moved, it was orderly. No panic. Thankful for those working in stores to provide for us. Pray for their protection.

Our family is doing well. We have food and enough toilet paper to calm my husband’s TP anxiety. Find humor and share it. I am noticing people practicing kindness. Good will come from this. Let’s be strong and courageous together.

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.

One Response to “Daily Life During Covid-19”

  1. divoran09 March 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

    God blog. I agree about all the stocking and sales people in so many of the food stores.

    I guess I knew about ordering groceries from some stores to have them delivered at your house or for you to drive over and have them brought to your car. Renie is working on setting that up at Publix for us. She’ll come over and give us a tutorial once she figures it out. It’s certainly a one day at a time situation…sometimes a minute by minute situation. I’m enjoying watching a Sid Roth You Tube talk every day. Margaret and I are getting our spring yard work done. The past few days Bill and I have run almost non-people errands such as dropping things off at Brevard Charities, going to UPS to return purchases, going to the warehouse across from the Art League off Garden St., to store some things from the house. It’s nice to get out for a while. We’re not afraid, just waiting to see what’s needed next.

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