Tag Archives: Obsession

Oh Snap!

23 May

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

How many of you enjoy popping bubble wrap? I do. The packaging wrap that comes in some boxes with the large bubbles are fun too. I like to put them on the floor and pop, pop, pop!

Over the past few years I have felt myself drawn to a new kind of pop…Snapware.

I realized I had reached the obsession stage when I came home from shopping at Publix grocery with a large rectangle one that I had bought without considering the price. After washing it I began to slowly snap and unsnap the latches.., snap, unsnap, snap, unsnap… until my husband commanded me to stop!

Yesterday our daughter spent the day helping sort items for our church rummage sale. She sent me a picture of a Snapware container and asked if I wanted it….duh. A bit later she sent another picture of more containers and asked if I would like them. Double duh. Then she asked which of the two I wanted.

I am thinking that buying this Snapware from the church rummage sale will nullify my splurge on the one I bought at Publix.

Wait, don’t people with addictions tend to justify their actions? Oh snap!

Today I Choose to Reject the Idol of Problems

14 Sep

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis




Wow! As I began my morning devotions with Jesus Always, the very first sentence blew my socks off.

“A long-term problem can become an idol.”

How can this be? According to the author, an ongoing difficulty can occupy my thoughts until it reaches idolatrous proportions.

Have I found my mind obsessing on problems? Yes!  But 1 Peter 5:6-7 offers the solution.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time. Cast ALL your anxiety on him because he cares for YOU. “(emphasis mine.


PS: My friends and fellow bloggers are having lunch together today. I can’t wait!  We only get together once or twice a year.



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.

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