Tag Archives: Change


28 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


From The Butterfly School “Butterflies and moths go through a life cycle known as complete metamorphosis.”

Just as butterflies must experience metamorphosis to achieve their beautiful, best self, so must we be willing to experience our own metamorphosis to achieve our beautiful and best self.



If only “change me, Lord were my first heart’s cry, I believe I would see others with a clearer, more loving eye.

How Do You Like Your Change?

15 Nov

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Change is one of those words that can be both positive and negative. Some people are not happy with change in any form. They like knowing exactly how to do something or exactly what to expect. This doesn’t mean they like what is happening, but they are comfortable with where they are.

On the other side of the spectrum are the ones who chase after each new idea or fad that comes along. For them change is exciting and the status quo is boring. They always know the cool places to go, the latest trends and seem to be very happy to “ride the wave of change” wherever it takes them.

I fall right in the middle. I love technology.  When I visited Walt Disney World in the 1970’s, The Carousel of Progresswas one of my favorite rides.

English: Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in...

English: Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I used to dream about instant communication and now I have not one, but multiple options for it.  I enjoy trying new foods and especially like trying new restaurants. I am always on board for a road trip or a cruise, but don’t expect me to get on an airplane, not happening.

On the other hand, I am not fond of the ethical changes I see around me. Truth is considered situational as is obeying rules and cheating. I could try to explain this with all kinds of theories but in the simplest form I believe it all boils down to too much “I”.  Change ME, might be the best change of all.

If you would like to read my daughter’s take on change, click the link on the right for Rebekah Lyn’s Kitchen

Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Philippians 2:3-4 The Message

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