Monthly Archives: February 2014

“SUNNY!!!”

“OCEAN WALK” subdivision…LEE DRIVE

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL

 

MISSING!!!  8 week old white lab puppy.  Presumed to have escaped from our neighbor’s, fenced-in, back yard.  Boy, did this neighborhood come to life… IMMEDIATELY!!!  PUPPY ALERT!!!  MISSING PUPPY ALERT!!!

WOW!!!  Neighbors EVERYWHERE… searching for Sunny.  All over the neighborhood.  Wooded areas.  Along Pope Rd.  Along Mickler Rd.  In back yards.  Under porches.  In the small creek by Pope Road that runs down along Mickler Rd.  In garages.  People walking.  People riding bikes.  People driving cars.  A police officer even stopped to “investigate” this “organized” search occurring along Pope Rd. right in front of Ocean Walk subdivision!!!  ALL OF US…LOOKING FOR…”SUNNY”!!!  An 8 week old white lab puppy!!!

And the “clincher”???  Our, beloved neighbors, right next door, were simply “puppy-sitting” for ONE day!!!  That’s right!!!  “PUPPY-SITTING”… FOR ONE DAY!!!  😉

AND…ANOTHER “CLINCHER”?  My guys had just returned home from their Boyscout camping weekend, 11-ish am.  They were unloading the van, I was cutting up a pomegranate when notified about this missing puppy.  Folks from ALL over our neighborhood sprang into action… IMMEDIATLEY!!!  ARE you with me?

OKAY…I ADMIT IT!!!  I can be a little…well, maybe a little…”lazy” on mornings when I have nowhere to be or nothing to do…outside of my house!  :/  YOU ARE “WITH” ME NOW, right?  HERE WE GO…

NEIGHBORS IN NEED OF…”HELP”!!!  Yep, I sprang into action, folks…wearing “night” clothes-only.  No make-up.  Un-combed hair.  Morning breath…with un-brushed teeth!!!  Sound familiar???  I am not kidding, folks!!!  I COULD NOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  I, at least, “thought” enough to slip into my thongs/sandals!!!

Yep, there is a GREAT ending to this story…on about the 5th “search” behind their couch, Sheila found this puppy lying in front of a hole in this couch!!!  Yep…Sunny had found that “hole” and decided to head inside that couch for a NAP!!!  Sheila had looked back there numerous times… NOTHING THERE!!!   Until Sunny woke from her nap and… THERE SHE WAS!!!

Sheila snatched Sunny up and brought her outside to “CALL-OFF” the neighborhood “SEARCH”!!! PEOPLE WERE CELEBRATING…EVERYWHERE!!!  As Sunny yawned, numerous times in Sheila’s arms, unaware of the TOTAL HYSTERIA as neighbors banned together to “FIND” a “LOST” white lab puppy…who had simply been napping!!!

What a GREAT neighborhood.  GREAT neighbors.  GREAT PEOPLE!!!  WE ARE TRULY BLESSED!!!

Ocean Walk subdivision banned together TODAY… and formed our very own…”Number One Team”!!!

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

 

 

FORGIVENESS…

WOW.  THIS IS BIG!!!  “FORGIVENESS…”

I am asking EVERYONE to take a look inside themselves.  This post is dedicated to those individuals who seem easily angered by…”ridiculous” things.  Petty things.   Peel back those layers of your protective coats… and examine what it is, EXACTLY, that you are fearful of.

ANGER… is… SATAN, himself… working within you.  Let go of all those negative emotions.  Give them unto The Lord.  DO NOT BE AFRAID.  There is great need to examine “YOUR ISSUES” so that you may find PEACE… through Forgiveness. 

GOD…IS AMAZING!!!  HE…KNOWS YOUR BATTLES.  HE KNOWS YOUR SUFFERING.  HE IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.  HE…WANTS TO BE YOUR HERO.  SEEK HIS GUIDANCE TODAY.  TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED…

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

ACCEPTING HIS…”GIFT”…

GOD’S GIFT =  ETERNAL LIFE, HEAVEN.

AND…IT’S FREE!!!  WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS “FREE” GIFT???

“…the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

–No man can earn his way into heaven.

–Man is a sinner.

–Man cannot save himself.

FAITH is the key that opens the door to Heaven.

BELIEF… that LORD JESUS CHRIST… is your SAVIOR.  HE… shed his blood for you.  HE… died on the cross.  A horrible death .  And then He rose again, to purchase you a place in heaven.

ETERNAL LIFE = A FREE GIFT FROM GOD.  THE QUESTION…???  WILL YOU “ACCEPT” IT???

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

 

 

 

“HELPING”…THE UNDERDOG!!!

“Underdog is here…Un, Un…derdog is here!!!”

Forgive me, folks.  I remember that above “line” from a children’s movie we took both kids to see awhile ago…AND… I JUST COULDN’T STOP MYSELF!!! 

Okay, HERE WE GO…AGAIN!!!  I have been getting very close with a couple co-workers lately.  VERY…CLOSE!!!  Another “incident” occurred at the end of the day, Friday, 2/14.  VALENTINE’S DAY, 2014!!!  I have discussed this with my husband before, and I also just spoke of this with my co-worker on Friday…regarding my tendency to…join “arms” with the “weak”.

And…IF you will refer to previous posts…I ALSO mention a deep desire for me to “fight” other people’s battles.  Specifically, those people who I feel are, somehow, weakened, or are… “THE UNDERDOG”!!!  WOW!!!  This has been so, so true of me… ALL OF MY LIFE!!!  I can even remember “specifics”… from back in elementary school.  I believe that I have mentioned “taking down the bully” in a previous post.  I, ALSO, remember, ANOTHER specific occasion in elementary school.  Perhaps I will discuss that particular memory…IN A LATER POST…

WOW!!!  The pieces of my life’s puzzle are fitting together… FINALLY!!!  PERFECTLY!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

 

 

ABC sermon, SAT. 2/15/14

OMG!!!  DOUBLE OMG!!!  OMG!!!

Okay, another “sign”?  Is this just a “coincidence”?  Or could it be “something else”?  You will NOT believe this, folks…(or…maybe you will…???)  HERE WE GO…

Both of my guys are away…again…this weekend.  Yep, ANOTHER camping trip with Boyscouts.  Chase is currently a Life Scout.  Next step?  EAGLE SCOUT!!!  EAGLE… is the GRAND PRIZE!!!  Yep, I am so, so proud of my two guys!!!  So, Chris and Chase are out of town.  Danielle is… not feeling the best.  “I”…end up going to church by myself… AGAIN!!! You with me?  Okay…

To begin the evening, one of the pastors that I view as “LEAD” musician of our church “band,” makes a comment about… “MIRACLES”.  A recent post added to the blog of:  numberoneteam.net , 2/13/14, is regarding a current “MIRACLE,” happening in my life… RIGHT NOW!!!  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! 

I am sitting in church…by myself.  I could barely stay focused on what Pastor West was preaching tonight.  I was, completely… COMPLETELY… in my own world.  Yep, that place called “Jill’s world”!!!  I scribbled “thoughts” ALL OVER MY bulletin.  I COULD NOT STOP!!!  UNTIL… BELIEVE IT OR NOT… Pastor Walter West starts talking about asking… “SIRI” (the voice on I-phone) questions!!!  WHAT???  ARE YOU SERIOUS??? 

I JUST… spoke about “SIRI” in that same post about… MIRACLES 2/13/14!!!  Okay, I am a bit “confused” about things…I think I “thought”… the name was “SIMON,” NOT “SIRI”!!!  BUT… SIRI… is that voice on the I-phone that I was talking about!!!  OMG!!!  IS THIS A COINCIDENCE?  OR COULD IT BE SOMETHING ELSE??

DOUBLE OMG!!!  OMG!!!  MIRACLES…???  SIRI…???

AGAIN… I sit here feeling “STUNNED” and “AMAZED”!!!  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

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

 

ANOTHER…”CRUSH”

LEBRON JAMES.

Yep, THE ONE.  THE ONLY.  LEBRON JAMES of the MIAMI HEAT!!!

I am so, so…VERY… busy these days.  I, RARELY watch tv anymore.  Once in a great while, I might have to stop and peek at this new show called… “DUCK DYNASTY”.  Must admit that I get a chuckle or two when I do watch it.

I have NOT, however, been following the NBA this year, as usual.  I believe that my satisfaction of the situation involving Lebron’s  “decision” to…(follow ME… FROM Ohio TO Florida 😉 … to play for the MIAMI HEAT, has been met.  Back-to-back NBA championships, MVP’s, and now… “MAN OF THE YEAR” FOR 2013???  WOW!!!  DOUBLE WOW!!! WOW!!!

For those of you who may still be upset over his “decision” to take his talents to the Miami Heat?  Ohio, former fans…I presume…I am truly sorry for your “LOSS”.  Folks, this is AMERICA!!!  LAND OF THE FREE.  HOME OF THE BRAVE.  Aren’t ALL Americans allowed to enjoy our, so-called… “FREEDOM”?  To… FOLLOW OUR DREAMS??? 

We are ALL teammates, called… “AMERICANS”!!!  We can ALL enjoy this man’s amazing talent from anywhere in this AMAZING COUNTRY!!!   HIS “GIFT” IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO “WITNESS”!!!

So, if you just “happen” to catch this post about you, Lebron James… Yep, I have a “crush” on you!!!  🙂  You…are my NBA b-ball “crush”!!!  “CALL ME”…  😉

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

“IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING GOOD…”

“DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!”

Again, folks…I have difficulty tolerating, hhhmmm…complainers, arrogance, “high-n-mighty” self-righteousness.  I understand that “venting” actually does help one to “feel” better.  But continuing to complain about something/someone after those, directly involved, have already resolved the situation…???  Come on, I DON’T “GET” THAT…ANYMORE!!!

That’s right.  I used to “jump-all-over” individuals’ mistakes…especially if I were, somehow, involved.  I’d join in, if not LEAD, an effort to make life difficult for others by embarking on a campaign to ruin their credibility.  Including my husband, co-workers, supervisors, ANYONE…whom I thought had done wrong to me.  This is revengeful, folks.  An attempt to “get even”.  And I was so sure that I WAS ALWAYS “RIGHT”!!!

NEGATIVE BREEDS NEGATIVE.  BAD + BAD = EVEN MORE BAD.  And if a situation DOESN’T involve YOU…STAY OUT OF IT!!!  Unless you intend to turn things around.  You know, to somehow point out the positive.  IT IS SURELY THERE.  CAN YOU FIND IT???  Especially when a situation is already “bad,” or it has already been resolved.  The ONLY things said should be said in an attempt to deflate the situation.  Not escalate it.

ANGER INDICATES “INNER TURMOIL”.  You can’t really be “angry” with someone for making a mistake, can you?  To be angry with someone for being… “HUMAN”.  Perhaps they are distracted by, well…maybe by… THEIR PLATE OF CRAP!!!  Or, could there be a cultural/communication barrier by any chance?  And isn’t YOUR anger towards them simply an inappropriate release of YOUR “inner” anger which is completely unrelated to “this” specific situation?

Really think about that, okay?  EVERYONE STRUGGLES EVERY DAY SIMPLY SEEKING TO SURVIVE LIFE!!!  P.H.P. , folks.  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.  And remember…

IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING GOOD, THEN DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!

We already have enough “chiefs,” don’t we?  And not enough “Indians,” DEFINITELY!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD.  AMEN!!!

 

 

 

 

 

“HELPING”…

I…am a “HELPER”. 

“HELPING…IS WHAT I DO BEST!!!”

I do not “pick and choose” when or if I will “HELP” anyone.  This is automatic.  “THIS”…IS ME!!!  I get, COMPLETELY… COMPLETELY… frustrated whenever “anyone” gets reprimanded for… “HELPING” others.

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN!!!

 

 

MIRACLES…

REALLY DO HAPPEN!!!

MY I-phone says that it is currently 3:19 am, ET Thurs., 2/13/14.  I have been awake for awhile, just lying in bed…thinking.  “THINKING.”  Intermingled with praying.

I am a “THINKER,” folks.  An “over-analyzer”.  EVERYTHING…MEANS SOMETHING…This has been my life…for my ENTIRE LIFE.

I can remember looking over at the bedside clock awhile ago.  It said 2:30-ish am, ET. I now sit out at our kitchen table typing this post about “MIRACLES”.  This is no “accident”.

And what is a…MIRACLE???  It is:  “An event that seems impossible to explain by natural laws and so is regarded as supernatural in origin or as an act of God.”  This is the definition… taken right out of my reliable, weathered, paperback Webster’s dictionary.  My daughter gets “irritated” with me.  She thinks I am “crazy” for looking in a “book” to search for the definition of words.  Just last evening as I sat here typing out that previous post, she said to  ask…???…for the proper spelling!  “Someone” on my I-phone.   Perhaps   “SIMON”???  I do not remember “its” name…???  I am “low-tech,” folks.  And “THAT”…IS FINE WITH ME.  Hey!!!  This is another good example for that previous post:  “FEAR…OF THE UNKNOWN…”  Computers…in this instance!!!  So, so true!!!

Okay, I’m “wrabbling” again…”to write idly or foolishly”.  Remember?  I made that word up…in an earlier post.  😉

Back on topic… MIRACLES…DO HAPPEN, folks.  I am living one.  Right now… TODAY!!!  A “MIRACLE,” designed by God…is taking place within me.  Again, you would not believe me… IF I TOLD YOU!!!

GOD IS AMAZING!!!  Perhaps this post regarding “miracles” is my answer to the question posed in that earlier post… “WHAT IS THE ACTUAL “PURPOSE” OF THIS BLOG, ANYWAYS?”

I hope you will keep reading and following this journey.  “Things” are certainly getting exciting…

 

 

 

 

 

JUST “WHO” DO I THINK I AM???

Wow.  Not real sure where I am going with this one…it is personal, though.  About “ME” and my “FAITH”.

This, actually, takes me back to one of my “sessions” with Pastor Walter West.  So, so many emotions flooding my entire being during the summer/fall of 2013.  All due to the fact that “TURMOIL”  seemed to be building and impacting every aspect of…”LIFE”.  Please refer back to the home page for details.

The bible speaks of this “TURMOIL”.  It is inevitable, right?  So tell me, “Just who do I think I am?  What do I hope to accomplish?  Do I want to “change” the bible?  Stop the madness?  Lead  people to Jesus…before the inevitable end occurs???  HE…IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN, you know?  What is the actual “PURPOSE” of this blog, anyways???

So, so many questions.  What an amazing journey I embarked on…over 27 years ago.  I am, certainly, ON THE RIGHT PATH, folks.  For…“I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS”.   AMEN!!!

Please remember that I am at “newborn” status in my Christianity.  I pledge my life to the Lord.  LIVING AND LEARNING…DAILY!!!  Giving the best of myself for “JUST” today…EVERYDAY!!!  According to His word…