Monthly Archives: January 2014

“LIFE” = TODAY’S #1 KILLER. #2 = ???

“LIFE = TODAY’s #1 KILLER.”  I do hope you have read that previous post, dated 11/24/13.  I now wish to continue on with “MY” #2 KILLER…

Any guesses?  I refer to “this” KILLER in MANY, MANY posts…That’s right,  INNER TURMOIL” = TODAY’S #2 KILLER!!!  I encourage you to “toss that idea around a bit”!  Do you “get” what I am saying?  LIFE = TODAY’S #1 KILLER; INNER TURMOIL =TODAY’S #2 KILLER… PRETTY DEEP, huh?

Wait a minute…but isn’t “LIFE” ALSO a cause of “INNER TURMOIL”?  WOW!  Everything is sooooo inter-connected.  One thing impacts another thing, which impacts another thing and on, and on, and on…

God can help ease your burdens.  TODAY!!!  He is waiting to hear from you.  Please don’t wait until tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year.  Seek His help TODAY.  TODAY IS ALL WE HAVE, folks.  RIGHT NOW.  You will never know EXACTLY when… “tomorrow” is the day that NEVER-GETS-HERE…

Think about that, okay?  Good luck with your attempt to survive “LIFE,” folks.  My thoughts and prayers are with “you”.

Sincerely, Jill D. Allen

 

 

 

“MINE”…IS MINE; “YOURS”… IS YOURS

What are you thinking, folks?  You probably think that I am talking about “STUFF,” right?  “MY”…stuff…is MINE; “YOUR” stuff is…”YOURS”.  Well, I am NOT talking about “stuff”, like…”things”.  I am speaking of those personal, intimate, individual  thoughts, ideas, DREAMS…“VISIONS”.

We don’t all “SEE” the same things, folks.  I am learning this as I go.  My “vision” is big.  “I can almost see it”. (Miley Cyrus is singing that song to me…AGAIN…”The Climb”.)  And do you know what?  I FINALLY “GET IT”!!!  It’s okay if not everyone else “sees” what I “see”.  That’s okay.  Perfectly fine.  God has given it to “ME”.  Not to you.  Not to him.  Not to her.  To me.

It’s really “OKAY” if other people don’t “SEE” what I “SEE”.  This is “MY” vision.  Given to “ME” by The Almighty Heavenly Father, God.  It is up to me whether to “SHARE” these “visions”…or not.  It has taken a good portion of my life, searching…”FOR ME”.  God has always been with me:  Beside me… to walk “with” me; in front of me… to guide me; behind me… to catch me; and He has even carried me when I was too broken or weak to continue moving forward on my own.  Praise Jesus.

I guess the main purpose of this post is to share my opinion that “visions,” or “dreams” are highly individual.  Not everyone will “see” what you “see”.  And that is okay.  It is not theirs.  It is yours.  Just don’t give up.  You can never give up.

This is “LIFE,” folks.  VERY DIFFICULT for ALL of us.  We are, hopefully, all heading to the same destination.  Heaven.  It is not too late to seek forgiveness of your sins through Jesus.  HE…is the way.  He…is the ONLY way.

Hang onto your visions, folks.  They are meant to be yours.  Now, do with them what you may…

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD.  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 

 

PASSION…OR…ANGER???

Folks, I am GUILTY…AS CHARGED!!!

I do believe MANY people commit this SAME “VIOLATION”…

OMG!!!  I have got to “pause” RIGHT HERE!!!  Folks, I have written fake citations (#7365921) as Sherriff Allen on the palm of one hand with a finger-tip from the other hand for ridiculous “violations”!!!  So, so,true!!!  And so, so funny!!!

Okay, back on point now…I will often present my opinions with such passion that I sound angry.  And I sooooo, TOTALLY, used to mistake this passion for anger myself!!!  But, I am living, folks.  Living and learning…as I go.  I now recognize this degree of passion…and… “IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!  PASSION!!!  NOT ANGER!!! 

Now, opinions and thoughts are very, let’s say…”intimate”… to each individual.  We tend to hold them closely.  Defend them righteously.  Present them passionately!!!  Praise God!!!  ALLELUJAH!!!  You know, like a passionate minister preaching The Word!!!

This is, yet, another word of caution regarding communication…try to calm yourself during or immediately following heightened discussions by reminding yourself that loud volume can simply be indicative of “PASSION,” not “ANGER”.  Always attempt to clear the air, however.  Any information interpreted incorrectly can have a negative impact on a team’s ability to work together successfully.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN FEARS ARE REALIZED…

“THE MIND IS A POWERFUL THING.”

I suddenly realized that I continue, to this day, turning to medical doctors to “FIND” something “WRONG” with me.  Hhhmmm.  I work in the medical field, folks.  I work with patients who, constantly, describe “phantom” pains or symptoms…

I do believe that these “pains” or “symptoms” are sometimes, let’s say…”fabricated” purposefully by my patients in an attempt to thwart therapy treatment efforts.  Okay, so maybe sometimes they just don’t “feel” like doing “therapy”.  I understand that…remember… “I HAVE, LITERALLY, BEEN THAT PATIENT BEFORE” who may not feel up to doing therapy every day.  I am CERTAIN that I sought to “skip” treatment on a few occasions back then by reporting “phantom” symptoms…  😉  This is when those symptoms do not exist AT ALL…PERIOD!!!  There is a conscious and purposeful deceit here.

Now, what about those individuals who feel “CERTAIN” there is something medically/physically wrong…somewhere?  This is where my thoughts and opinions may “drift” a bit, folks.  First of all, I do think that illness or disease occurs spontaneously, unexpectedly.  An actual “PROBLEM” begins this process of “SEARCH AND FIND.”  And hopefully, the problem is “found” quickly.

Let us now discuss those individuals who also feel “CERTAIN” that “SOMETHING IS WRONG”…”SOMEWHERE,” but nothing is found or it takes awhile to identify the problem?  Certain diagnoses do take awhile to be identified, however, “SOME” of these “PROBLEMS,” I strongly believe, are “CREATED”.  Created by the mind, subconsciously, which then results in the actual development of…”SOMETHING”!  This allows the release of our “INNER TURMOIL” via development of actual diseases or illnesses.

Many individuals do not enjoy living life at all due to their “INNER TURMOIL” which may result in living life as a “sickly” person.  THIS IS NOT PURPOSEFUL…AT ALL!!!  I truly believe that our “INNER TURMOIL” sometimes presents itself, outwardly, as signs or symptoms of a physical illness.

We all know individuals who are “sick” all the time, right?  Please be compassionate.  Realization of one’s “INNER TURMOIL” has got to be sought by the individual.  No amount or degree of medical/ psychological insight thrown at individuals will have any impact at all.  Compassionate “guiding” by the right person may direct individuals toward the right path, however, “THE SEARCH” MUST BE ENTERED WILLINGLY AND INDEPENDENTLY!!!  God is “THE WAY,” folks.  HE IS THE ONLY WAY.  He is waiting to hear from you.  GOD, truly, WANTS TO BE YOUR HERO.

Please be caring and compassionate, folks.  LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!  I, truly, believe that each and every one of us are doing the best we can… SIMPLY SEEKING TO SURVIVE.  Remember that we are who we are based on what we’ve experienced in life and how we’ve responded while simply seeking to survive…to continue living this difficult thing called… “LIFE”.

P.H.P., folks:  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 

 

 

CREATING…??? (destination of this post = unknown)…

“The mind is a powerful thing!”

“See it…become it…”

“Want it?  Just do it!!!”

WOW!!!  I am not real sure “WHAT”… this post’s true message is; “WHERE”… it will lead us; “WHEN”… I will “get it”; or “WHY”…???  I started with what I thought was a specific “intention,”  regarding our minds’ ability to “create” illness, but I am “drifting” off…somewhere…I am not sure where, but I will follow…

“The mind is a powerful thing!!!”

“See it…become it…”

“Want it…Just do it”

BAM!!!  BAM,BAM!!!  (Thank you, Ms. Pam).  I, now… “GET” it!!!  Sorry, folks…just a little “break”.  I have just got to “STOP RIGHT HERE”!!!

WOW!  Did I just say “BAM,BAM”???  Well… “Mi’ nombre’ es Pebleci’ta“!!!  Get it?  “BAM,BAM,”…”Peblec’ita”…???  Do you “get it” yet?   I submit… Pebbles and Bam-Bam!!!  THE FLINTSTONES!!!  Oh, yes…I just “KNEW” this post would lead me somewhere!!!???…  😉  You will not understand any of this unless you have been following me and you “GET”…”Pebleci’ta”(es mi’ nombre’ y mi’ en su’ casa!!!).  Sorry, folks.

All joking aside, I do “GET” where this post is taking me/us…and yes, the message was delivered by Dr. Walter West, lead Pastor at our “family church” with our “church family” at Anastasia Baptist Church, St. Augustine, FL.  The “message” that I took home with me from a specific church sermon, somewhere between now and last May, 2013 was that we each need to go out there in “life”…SOMEWHERE…wherever He may be leading us and… JUST DO IT!!!  This brings me back to:  See it…become it…” and “Want it…just do it!!!”  (Dr. West informed all of us that we do not “have” to seek his approval to do anything we may feel the need to do in Jesus’ name.  Amen.  Just do it!)

WOW!!!  Thank you, Walter West!!!  I guess we all take home our own individual “message” from each sermon you lead.  I told ya so, folks.  Pastor West was, truly, speaking directly to “ME”!!!  And thus, we have the development and growth of “numberoneteam.net” involving different, but specific goals or objectives.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

OMG = OH, MY GOD!!!

OMG!!! ( OH, MY GOD )

DOUBLE OMG!!! ( OH, MY GOD!  OH, MY GOD!!! )

First of all, I would like to thank my friend, Shannon, for “cutely” bringing it to my attention that it is OKAY to say… “GOD” without fear of ANYTHING!!!

I am ashamed of the fear I displayed in previous posts to actually type out “GOD” when exclaiming :

“OMG!!! (Oh, MY GOD!!!)  DOUBLE “OMG!OMG!!!” ( Oh, my God! Oh, My God!!! )

Thank you so, so much Shannon Bass Laurence!!!  Why was it so difficult for me to just state it…the way…I MEANT IT?    EVERYBODY “knows” what that stands for, right?  “OMG” IS NOT PROFANITY!!!  “OMG means “AMAZING,” right?  AND…I SUBMIT:  GOD IS AMAZING!!!

This is SOOOOO “CRAZY”!!!  Do you “GET” the depth of it all?  I even discuss how denying Him has negatively affected our amazing country in a previous post!!!  AND… “AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT” was indicating how important it is to …SAY WHAT WE MEAN!!!  HA!  DOUBLE HAHA!!!

Not sure why, but I am just feeling a HUGE desire to state, strongly… “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE”!!!

Thank you so much, Shannon!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!   AMEN!!!  HE IS TRULY…”AMAZING”!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 

 

“CHRIST”MAS, 2013

It was, TRULY, an AMAZING “CHRIST”MAS 2013!!!

Topping off the “BEST CHRISTMAS EVER,” 2013 (so far), was receiving Sarah Young’s daily devotional:  “Jesus Calling”.  I am serious when I say:   “I GOT CHILLS”!!!  I  G-O-T  C-H-I-L-L-S, folks!!!  

No kidding.  This “gift” was just given to us yesterday, 1/16/14!!!  CRAZY???  I could not make this stuff up.  Welcome to MY WORLD, folks!!!  God is REALLY  E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!!!  And you can “feel” it too, can’t you?

Now I can say that “I REALLY FEEL IT” as well as I CAN ALMOST SEE IT”!!!  😉  Oh, sing it to me Miley Cyrus…”The Climb”.  My #1, go to, motivational, inspirational, pick-me-up SONG, folks!!!  I highly recommend that you really “listen” to its message.  It brings a tear to my eye, fills my heart with a warmth I cannot explain, and it drives me forward on this, “MY JOURNEY”.  Thank you Miley Cyrus!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 

“AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!!!”

MY CONTINUED COMMUNICATION “BLUNDERS”:

Aaahhh!!!  LIFE WOULD BE SO EASY IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!!   

I’m certain I’ve made that comment before.  I’m saying it again!  AND…that probably won’t be the last time I say it, either!!! LIFE WOULD BE SO EASY IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!!” 😉

I have been “learning” that I don’t always say…EXACTLY…what I mean.  I have known for quite awhile that when I tell my husband, Chris, that “WE” need to do something…I REALLY mean that “HE” needs to do it.  Don’t all wives do that?  Well, Chris and I both have known for quite awhile now that I really mean “HE” when I say “WE” in reference to the desired completion of a task or chore!  😉  This is “cute,” right?

Well, I just experienced myself doing the same type-of thing during a Rehab. Dept. meeting YESTERDAY…AT WORK!!!  Only THIS time…I really meant “WE” when I said “YOU”!!!  I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT I HEARD MYSELF SAYING!!!  INDIRECTLY!!!  And?  “Somebody” could have gotten very upset thinking my use of the word “YOU” meant that I was referring to HER, however…THAT WAS NOT THE CASE.  When I said “you,” I REALLY meant “we” and “we” was intended for “others”.  So, the end result?  The point I tried to make, indirectly, was probably not taken by the intended recipients!!!  Oopse.

Communication…is difficult, folks. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN! MEAN WHAT YOU SAY!!! OH, yeah!!! I say: “BE DIRECT!” Don’t “tip-toe”… through the topic! WHAT??? Are you kidding me!!! ( Sorry, I am stuck with that song, “Tip-toe Through the [tulip],” racing around in my mind and I CAN’T GET IT OUT!!! [ Please forgive me, BUT…”Help!!! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” I have definitely gone to that place called “Jill’s world” AND…IT’S LONELY HERE!!!] 🙂

Now, back to my point…there is absolutely NO need to “tip-toe” through ANY topic as most folks listening won’t “GET IT” how you “MEANT IT” ANYWAY!!! BAM!!!
Yep, I made another “blunder” at work yesterday, BUT…I’M LEARNING! LIVING AND LEARNING!!! I am, REALLY, gonna try HARD to say what I mean, folks. No more saying: “WE,” when I really mean “YOU”! And..NO MORE saying “YOU” when I REALLY MEAN “HER, HIM, OR THEM”!!! I WILL TRY MY BEST, folks!!!
GOODLUCK to all of you…”out there” with saying what you mean.

LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!! Noone has time to waste on trying to “figure” out what you meant to say by what you actually said. “AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!!!” 🙂

GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD! AMEN!!!

MAKE TODAY COUNT!!!

Hhhmmm…”make today count”.  HOW?

Just give the best of yourself…for today.  We all have good days.  Bad days.  Up days.  Down days.  This is “LIFE,” folks.  NOTHING… is guaranteed.  NOTHING… should be expected.  ANYTHING… can happen.  EVERYTHING… is possible.

JUST GIVE THE BEST OF YOURSELF FOR TODAY…EVERYDAY!!!  For yourself.  For your family.  For your community.  For your state.  For our country.  For our world.

PLEASE…GIVE THE BEST OF YOURSELF FOR “JUST” TODAY…EVERYDAY.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD.  AMEN!!!

 

 

“THE TRUTH”…

You are NOT going to believe this…

Anastasia Baptist Church…OUR CHURCH FAMILY…”TEAM ABC”!!!

Lead Pastor:  Dr. Walter West

He, Pastor Walter West, was speaking DIRECTLY TO ME…AGAIN…at church this morning, 1/12/14!!!  The message was regarding “Presence!” Acts 27…

“Presence to personally declare truth.”  This was actually the first point in today’s sermon of which we, the congregation, can take “notes”, A.K.A. “fill-in-the-blanks” in the weekly bulletin.  😉  I  repeated that statement, “Declare the truth,” to my husband…IMMEDIATELY…2 OR 3 TIMES!!!

Folks,  I get in trouble, ALL THE TIME, for speaking the truth!  I do not sugar-coat my opinions.  I say what I think, trying to ensure that those who are listening will “GET” what I mean.  My husband says I could use more tact.  People often get irritated with me…at least they used to…

Ya see, I try not to get involved with other people’s “problems” anymore.  I try to “fly under…the radar!” (now, picture that on-land, total-body swan dive right here, okay…’cause that’s right where Nena(my girl-crush)  and I would fit it in!  Yep, RIGHT HERE!!!)

I used to “upset” people, esp. co-workers, by saying exactly what I thought about anything…everything!  Moral issues.  Ethical issues.  Legal issues.  “You-name-it” issues!  If you could call it an “issue”… then I HAD AN  OPINION!!!

OMG!!!  You have got to be kidding me!!!  “ISSUES?”  Did I just type about “ISSUES”?  Double OMG!OMG!  That is one of my MAIN topics with numberoneteam.net!!!  “EVERYONE HAS ISSUES”!!!  “TISSUES FOR ISSUES”!!!  WOW!  Now tell me…DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?  Is this just a coincidence?  Or could it be something else?

I am now questioning my recent quest…”to fly…under the radar”?  Perhaps I should continue inserting my opinion?  Hhhmmm. I need to pray about this one…aren’t the “lines”  between right and wrong always blurred?  WOW.  Makes you think, doesn’t it?

“Presence to exemplify thankfulness.”  Pastor West actually commented about the need to pray before dining out at a restaurant.  BE THANKFUL…EVEN if your order isn’t exactly how you’d prefer.  Don’t complain.  Be thankful you have food to eat!  Be thankful someone else prepared it.  Be thankful you don’t have to clean the kitchen!  BE THANKFUL!!!

I am chuckling so, so hard right now…DEEP INSIDE.  And you better believe that I got a good chuckle out of this at church this morning, also!!!  Poor Chris took a few good “elbows” into his left arm!!! (not sure, but he “may” have some bruises!)  Now… THIS, truly bothers me…when people, complain and send food back…especially if they get “ugly” with the waitress, WHO DID NOT EVEN COOK THE FOOD TO BEGIN WITH!!!  Boy, my husband KNOWS exactly how I feel about THIS topic!!!  No, he doesn’t complain or send food back, but we have been out with “others” who sure do!!!

One last reference to church today…Pastor West also stated, more than once, how “The world is lost”.  OMG!!!  Thank goodness I could find humor in this as I have repeatedly referred to my leaving Ohio in order to “find myself”.  Tell me, is it even possible to “find” my lost “self”…IF…the whole world is lost, too???  🙂 Yep…I’m chuckling…

There were many other GREAT points made in church, worthy of reference, however I just picked those few that were REAL meaningful to ME.  Yep, Pastor Walter West delivered ANOTHER amazing message today!!!  I DO think he was speaking directly to me…AGAIN!!!  😉

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!