Monthly Archives: February 2014

BE CALM… BE STILL…

And “LISTEN”…

HURRY!!!  HURRY!!!  HURRY-UP AND GO!!!  GO!!!  GO!!! 

WHEN???  WHERE???  WHY???

HURRY!!!  HURRY!!!  HURRY!!!

GO!!!  GO!!!  GO!!!

STOP, SATAN!!!  I admit that I cannot keep up this pace!!!  But, I WILL NOT QUIT THE FIGHT.  I…AM A CHRISTIAN WARRIOR, AND…I AM, DEFINITELY, FOLLOWING  JESUS!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

 

 

 

 

HELPING VS. HURTING

I AM A “HELPER”.  I hope to “HURT” no one!!!

WOW!!!  Not real sure how we got here, but…READY OR NOT… HERE WE GO…AGAIN!!!

So, what do YOU think???  Give a poor man a fish and feed him for 1 day?  Or teach him how to fish so that he can feed himself for life?

Giving someone food for a day…Helps.  Definitely!!!  Charities are a tremendous avenue for individuals to contribute something to “help” the POOR.  I believe that “MOST” people like to “help” others.  And it “feels better” when you are able to choose who “gets” what you are “giving”.

And when does “HELPING” become “HURTING”?   Giving food for a day is fine when those who “receive” are not content to keep receiving.  It is beneficial when individuals  only “take” what is necessary to help get them back on their feet.  It becomes a problem, however, when individuals KEEP “receiving” and then start demanding… MORE!!!

WOW!!!  This is difficult for me, folks.  I AM A HELPER. “HELPING”… is what I do best.  And when, EXACTLY, does “HELPING” become “HURTING,” anyways???

Tough, Tough question.  And every situation is different.  Living and learning, folks.  Take one step at a time.  Seek to improve your own situation.  “Help” others…as able.  Give the best of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!! For yourself.  For your family.  For your community.  For your state.  For our country.  FOR OUR WORLD!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

 

 

 

MOMMA BEAR…

IS COMING OUT TO “PLAY”!!!

PLEASE…DON’T ASK!!!  “Momma Bear”…just, simply “popped” into my mind.  Not sure where this is going, but I hope you will come along for the ride…

Allrighty, then… “MOMMA BEAR” …holds significant “meaning” to our family.  My kids both laugh, HYSTERICALLY, as memories of their “MOMMA BEAR” come to mind during ANY mention of ANYTHING similar to a momma protecting her cubs…OR… “scolding” her cubs!!!  🙂  Tears …of JOY… and SHAME …are forming NOW!!!

Perhaps I will share “specifics”… LATER!!!  Some make me laugh.  Others make me want to cry.  “LIFE”…IS A JOURNEY…FOR ALL OF US!!!  Let us ALL give our best for “JUST” today… “EVERY DAY”!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD.  AMEN!!!

“THE CALL”…

WOW!!!  DOUBLE WOW!!!  WOW!!!

The “message” at church was AMAZING!!!  AGAIN!!!  TODAY!!! (and “yes,” Pastor Walter West was speaking DIRECTLY…TO ME!!! 😉

ABC’s current “focus” is:  “Jesus at the table”.  Today specifically…”The Table of Purpose”.  WOW!!!  I have a “new identity,” folks.  Jesus has been “CALLING” me for a long, long time.  Over 27 years.

The pieces of my life’s puzzle… ARE FINALLY FITTING TOGETHER, PERFECTLY!!!  And guess what???

I HAVE DECIDED…TO…ANSWER THAT “CALL”!!!  AND TO…FOLLOW JESUS!!!  I “KNOW” my “PURPOSE”…”numberoneteam.net.” 

“P.H.P,” folks.  People Helping People!!!

Are YOU ready to answer your “call”?  He is waiting to hear from you.  HE…TRULY WANTS TO BE YOUR HERO!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

TIME…

24 hrs./day.  7 days/week.  We all get the same amount of time.  We all choose how to spend it…however we choose.  Doing whatever each one of us deems most important at any given moment.

First, examine your responsibilities.  The way you spend your time should be based AROUND those responsibilities.  Do you have a family?  Expenses?  Then your time should be spent “working” to provide for that family and to pay those bills. 

“WORKING”… to support and provide for your family… IS A GOOD THING!!!  As a matter of fact… IT’S A GREAT THING!!!  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…”LOOK”… for a JOB.  AND…”ACCEPT”… a JOB.  ANY JOB IS BETTER THAN NO JOB.  Especially when so  many individuals have been “out-of-work” for such a very long time!

 HELP TO SUPPORT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY… IF POSSIBLE .  BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE FOR “JUST” TODAY…”EVERY DAY”!!!  For yourself.  For your family.  For your community.  For your state.  For our country.  FOR OUR WORLD!!!

STILL… “PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE, AT LEAST, I KNOW I’M FREE…”  We keep losing more and more of our freedoms, folks.  As our Government becomes bigger, richer, and stronger. 

WE ARE…”THE PEOPLE”!!!  WE NEED EACH OTHER…TO HELP OURSELVES (by taking care of our own responsibilities) …AND…TO HELP EACH OTHER.  

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD.  AMEN.

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

“YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE IT IF I TOLD YOU”…

WOW!!!  DOUBLE WOW!!!  WOW!!!

In my panic over…”so much to do” this week, I quickly became overwhelmed… AND… PARALYZED!!!  No kidding, folks.  You can tell when I am COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED … I DO… NOTHING!!!    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…except get MORE and MORE stressed about my inability to get anything done!!!  Yep, “THIS” is a part of that place I call “MY WORLD,” as well!!!  AND… think… I’ve seen “YOU”
there, haven’t I?  😉

MONDAY… work.

TUESDAY, 2/18/14…Work and directly to Evangelism Explosion training.  LOTS OF “HOMEWORK” for next Tuesday’s class.

Wednesday… was just another day in “MY WORLD” (please refer to that previous post dated 2/20/14)!!!

Thursday …work…and then the paralysis begins…as I realized that I had not completed  ANY “HOMEWORK,” due in 5 days!!!  PANIC CITY!!!  So, what do I do?  I had to go to “BED” early this evening!  I mean, I DID feel HORRIBLE!!!  I NEEDED REST, right?  WRONG!!!  “REST” WAS NOT WHAT I NEEDED!!!  It only added, unwanted ANXIETY… over not doing any “homework”!!!

FRIDAY, 2/21/14.  My daughter’s 17th Birthday!!!  I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!  I read just a little of the homework assignment…and had to STOP!!!  I felt completely amazed by what I had just read…  Work.  Interview at Alpha-Omega Miracle Home.  I felt  “RE-NEWED”…”RE-ENERGIZED”!!!

BRING ON THE “HOMEWORK”!!!  I AM READY!!!  WOW, folks.  ALL I can say is… WOW!!!  DOUBLE WOW!!! WOW!!!  Tears rolled down both cheeks as I read this Evangelism Explosion textbook when it began speaking of the different “networks” of relationships that we each belong to…

WOW!!!  “NETWORKS OF RELATIONSHIPS!!!”  This is where I MUST interject… “TEAMS” in association with:  numberoneteam.net“THIS”… “CONNECTION” is what stopped me from reading further earlier.  Here I go again, folks…I sit here stunned and amazed.   DO YOU “SEE” WHAT I “SEE”?  IS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE?  OR COULD IT BE SOMETHING ELSE?

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

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

 

 

 

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN…”MY WORLD”

OMG!!!  DOUBLE OMG!!!  OMG!!!  You WILL NOT believe it folks!  OR… now that you are getting to know me, perhaps… YOU WILL BELIEVE IT!!!  HERE WE GO AGAIN…

Wednesday, 2/19/2014.  I took this day off work so that I could attend the monthly Republican Women’s Club meeting at TGI, Fridays here in St. Augustine, FL.  Guest speaker was Michael Werner, North FL Director of Development, The James Madison Institute.

So, to begin my morning… I COULD NOT GET UP!!!  Well no, I COULD get up, I JUST DID NOT “WANT”… TO GET UP!!!  I had big plans for the morning in that I would stop over at The Alpha-Omega Miracle Home to discuss volunteering opportunities before the meeting which, I thought, began at 11:00 am.  I rolled out of bed LATE ( I thought ) and raced around.  Stopped to get cash at a bank ATM machine on the island… NO CASH AVAILABLE!!!  Hurried on to the restaurant, arriving “late” at, 11:05 am-ish.  NOONE THERE!!!  Restaurant locked and closed!!!

In my “rush” to get cash and race to the meeting, I had forgotten my cellphone!!!  So, I hurried back home intending to phone Iliana, our club President, to discover where the meeting had been moved to.  Yep, my cellphone was right where I had left it… ON MY BED… where it remained… RIGHT WHERE I LEFT IT… playing my favorite motivational song… “The Climb”.  Yep, RIGHT THERE…WHERE I LEFT IT!!!  Oh look, hhhmmm…a “missed” call that I felt certain must be from the club President, revealing the meeting… “change”.  Nope!!!

I had felt horrible (lazy) for not getting around to stop by the Alpha-Omega Miracle Home prior to the “club”meeting, BUT…GUESS WHAT???  That “missed” call was from “them”(Alpha-Omega Miracle Home) seeking to schedule an interview… ON THE EXACT  DAY I HAD PLANNED TO VISIT THEM(unannounced)…BUT  WAS TOO LAZY TO GET OOB (Out of Bed) early enough to stop by… BEFORE THE “club” meeting!!!  I was so upset with myself… AGAIN… for being too lazy to get things done!!!  Aaahhh!!!  Could “THIS” be… ANOTHER SIGN…???  I did not make it in, unannounced, to see them regarding an application I had submitted weeks ago.  However, “THEY” phoned ME” to schedule an interview for this Friday!!!  BAM!!!  DOUBLE BAM!!!  BAM!!!  Coincidence?  Or something else???

I realized there had been a “problem” with my cellphone for awhile.  The “ringer,” apparently, was “OFF”.  How could this be?  I didn’t “turn” it “OFF”!!!  So, I reported “this” to my daughter, hoping she would “fix” the problem(“I” am low-tech.), however… LIFE IS TOO BUSY… for ALL of us!!!  So the “RINGER” has been “OFF” for, perhaps, awhile now!!!  Maybe that’s why I never answer my phone, right?  HELLO…IT NEVER RINGS!!!  Whew!!  One problem fixed!!!

Another problem???  I referred to the e-mail regarding our “meeting” …it did not report a time or location!!  I phoned Iliana twice, panicking!  I HATE…TO BE LATE!!!  And it was already 11:15 am– the meeting was to begin at 11:00 am… I THOUGHT!!!  I messed with this email for a few minutes before realizing that I needed to “download” the rest of the message!!!  🙂  I’m so embarrassed!!!  The downloaded portion of this email revealed the location, TGI, Friday’s.  And the time, 12:00 pm!!!  An hour later than I “thought” I “knew” it was supposed to be!!!  WHEW!!!  I could relax!!!  I WASN’T LATE, after all!!!  I still had time to get there… “EARLY”!!!

The clincher?  Oh, yeah…there IS “ONE” …I am a bit embarrassed to report exactly how “un-glued” I may become when “stressed,” but remember those 2 phone calls I made to Ilianna( club President)…in a panic?  Well…I think I got confused and I may have thought I was leaving a message for my husband…  🙂  I ADMIT IT!!!  Somewhere in this “jumbled” message… I “think” I may have said…”I LOVE YOU”…  to Iliana, “President” of the Republican Women’s Club of St. Johns County!!!  OMG!!!  DOUBLE OMG!!!  OMG!!!  YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! Oh, “WHY” did this have to happen…TODAY!!!  I was trying so hard to make a “good impression”!!!  🙂

Believe it or not, folks…tears roll down both cheeks as I recall how absolutely ridiculous I must have sounded in those messages to the President of this club!!!  So, So embarrassing!!! JUST ANOTHER DAY, FOLKS…  WELCOME TO “MY” WORLD!!!  I couldn’t make this stuff up!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! (you do want to be my teammate, right?  😉 

LIFE… ;)

You all “get” the secret, right?  Many “ideas” for this blog are “born” out of actual events occurring in “DAILY LIFE”.  “STUFF” happens…and ends up appearing in this blog!!!  “LIFE” happens, folks.  FOR ALL OF US!  GOOD things.  BAD things.  EXPECTED things.  UNEXPECTED things, etc., etc., etc.

Therefore… it is only fitting that… “LIFE” gets a post all to itself…

                                                LIFE…  😉

 

HELPING TO BUILD PEOPLE UP…

LOVING TO TEAR THEM BACK DOWN!!!  Why do we do this, folks?  We ALL love watching someone’s “CLIMB” to the top.  We even help to PUSH them up to the top…ONLY…to tear them back down to the bottom.  THIS… is so, so true of each and every one of us.  WHY???

I will use RECENT/CURRENT EXAMPLES… #1:  Miley Cyrus.  I remember this very talented, young, sitcom. actress making her debut as Hannah Montana.  Then she quickly progressed to a talented singer on stage  and movie star on the Big Screen.  It was AMAZING… to “witness” her developing talent.

#2:  Justin Bieber.  I remember this young, “cute” boy making appearances on morning news programs.  I believe he became “FAMOUS” by posting videos on Youtube?  This young boy went straight to the TOP!!!  AND NEVER LOOKED BACK!!!

So, what happened?  We hear how both of these young individuals are currently struggling.  “STRUGGLING”… while seeking to “SURVIVE LIFE”.  I am choosing to try and… “HELP,” folks. I love both of these very talented young adults.

Our family, including MYSELF… helped to propel these two individuals to the top.  How does a child mentally “process” thousands and thousands of “fans” treating them like royalty?  Having access to unfathomable wealth?  THEIR WORLD… IS DIFFERENT THAN… OUR WORLD.  PERIOD!!!

Teach children to look to their peers for behaviors/characteristics to “copy”.  WEALTHY, CHILD STARS…ARE NOT OUR CHILDREN’S PEERS!  THEY LIVE IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD!!!  NOT OURS!!!

Wealth attracts… EVIL.  Evil surrounds these “GOOD KIDS,” 24/7.  Let us try to support them.  Love them.  Nourish them… BACK TO FAME.  We helped them make it to the top, originally.  We have torn them back down to the ground by speaking negatively of their inability to ward off EVIL.  Let us all be supportive and  nourish them back to… “REALITY”.  Allowing continued growth and development of their God-given talents.

GOODLUCK MILEY and JUSTIN.  “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” what it must be like to have all those fans AND $$$… JESUS LOVES YOU…AND SO DO WE!!!

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