Monthly Archives: September 2014


In St. Augustine, FL on Sat., 9/27/14 was a SUCCESS!!!  I met fellow Christians from numerous churches in the area.  Handed out business cards.  We ate breakfast.  Sang worship songs along with talented bands.  AND… prayed… TOGETHER… before heading out to our assigned destinations!!!

It was a bit rainy that morning, 7:00 am-ish, ET as Christians began to arrive at the Events Field in downtown St. Augustine, FL.  It cleared as we headed out into the community to “HELP”… those in need.   I felt honored to take part in such an organized event of… “P.H.P.,  People Helping People”.

Different “TEAMS” of Christian servants set out for their assigned locations.  Our “TEAM” was assigned to work at a Homeless Coalition.  A neighborhood.  In downtown, St. Augustine.  We raked, pulled weeds, cut bushes, trimmed trees, bagged and toted EVERYTHING to the side of the road.  A ramp was built at one of the homes.  A tree stump, roots and ALL, was pulled out of the ground with a truck and chain.  The wet conditions disallowed any outside painting.

“THIS”… was a nice-sized neighborhood.  With playgrounds and community meeting areas.  Very quaint and pleasant.  Serving as a temporary stepping stone from homelessness to renters or home-owners for families in need.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Who knows… perhaps Saturday will lead to another special day, and Another, AND ANOTHER…???…???…???  STAY TUNED…

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.




here in St. Augustine, FL is DEFINITELY #1 at!!!

“OBAMACARE???  NO, OBAMA-DON’T CARE!!!”  Please refer to that previous post dated 2/8/14 for a few chuckles… AND MY opinion, of course!!!  😉

Hhhmmm… Premiums for medical insurance have skyrocketed.  Deductibles have skyrocketed.  I did not want to spend money on… “ME”.  So, I had NOT been in for an annual mammogram.  In fact, it had been over 2 yrs. since my last exam.  I just recently completed the diagnostic testing on Friday afternoon which revealed… GOOD NEWS.  AMEN!!!

So, what prompted this testing… after 2 years???  I found a “lump,” folks.  And I “monitored” it for 3-4 months before scheduling the necessary appointments.  I couldn’t get the test without a physician’s order, so I requested my MD (who I haven’t seen for 2+ yrs.) to fax one over for the mammogram.  Well, this “lump,” thingy required that I get additional testing… blah, blah, blah…

It rained both days on my way to the Imaging Center.  Oh, “THIS,”  I thought… WAS A DEFINITE SIGN!!!  A BAD SIGN!!!  God was crying as I was on my way to be diagnosed with cancer… BOTH DAYS!!!  I felt sad… but BRAVE. God is with me… ALWAYS.  I knew this Friday.  I know this today.  And I will know this tomorrow, as well.  In fact, I will know that God is with me EVERY DAY for the rest of my life.  He promised.  He… keeps His promises.

Of course, I would feel for the “lump” numerous times… DAILY!!!  “IT”… was ALWAYS there.  The area was becoming more and more “tender” as the days passed.  What???  More tender???  I mean, it actually “hurts” these days!!!  (Pppsssttt… I even developed a bruise from self-inspection.)  REALITY… was setting in… BUT… I knew that I would be “OKAY”… NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Taxation.  Financially punishing the successful.   Providing incentives to NOT work.  Etc, etc., etc…  So, so many individuals not working.  Not contributing, but “TAKING”… and then DEMANDING more… FOR NOTHING.  Where does “THIS” end, folks???  I will tell you…  “THIS”… ENDS… with… “THE END”.

So, the results of a mammogram and ultrasound on a “lump” I discovered a few months ago was deemed non-cancerous by staff at Flagler Imaging here in St. Augustine, FL.  WOOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Chris and I were so relieved.  And…”LIFE”… is now returning to it’s usual, chaotic and difficult pattern!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I love Flagler Imaging!!!  They sure had friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional employees!!!  (Pppsssttt… Yep, I think I bonded with a few of the ladies!!!  I, truly, felt that connection…)  GO TEAM FLAGLER IMAGING!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

I just have to say… ONE MORE TIME… “OBAMACARE???  NO, OBAMA DON’T CARE!!!”  Please refer to that post completed on 2/8/14.  “IT”… became… true-to-life… FOR “ME”!!!

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.






WOW!!!  I am on such an amazing journey, folks.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  I simply cannot explain it in a manner that would allow you to “KNOW” what I now “KNOW” or to “FEEL” how I “FEEL” about ANY of it.  I do  H.O.P.E. (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) that “YOU” will also take a chance to experience God’s promises.  “YOUR” journey has already been mapped out.   EACH trial experienced along the paths you have chosen, or have yet to choose, is meant to be utilized.  Utilized  BY YOU,” in some way, shape or form to “HELP” others in a manner according to His plan “FOR… YOU”.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!

“FORGIVENESS”… was a main topic of conversation during Monday night’s Bible Study class.  Hhhmmm…  “THIS”… has been difficult for “ME”.  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…  I am doing well in terms of forgiving “OTHERS”.  This is an area I have focused alot of attention on for the last 8 years.  I have made progress in this area… “forgiving others”.

During the video in bible study class on Monday night, Stormie Omartian, requested  us ladies to ask God to reveal unresolved issues regarding forgiveness in our lives.  I did as requested, folks. I ASKED.  And…  He ANSWERED.  I “JUST” realized… TODAY… during my early morning alone time with God (yep, the realization hit me right upside my head!) that I need to forgive Guess who???  Yep, I need to forgive… my “SELF”!!! 

There are many, Many, MANY sins that I have committed during my lifetime.  There is a specific memory I hold onto…  of a major sin,  to “ME”… committed by “ME” that I have NEVER FORGOTTEN.  “IT” (the specific sin) has caused inner turmoil for much of my life.  “IT”… involves stealing money (coins) out of the wallet that had belonged to my deceased brother, Michael… many, Many, MANY years ago.  Yep, “Michael,” the very special little boy who died of leukemia at the age of 4, leaving behind a tremendous sense of pain and anguish that would touch the lives of many.

I had learned where Michael’s stuff was stored in a cedar chest up in the attic.  I sneaked up there… a few times.  And I stole money to buy little candies at a local dime-store… “Shoemaker’s”…  I think???  In Fayette, OH.  Hhhmmm… “THAT” memory breaks my heart.  WHY???  Oh, why… had I allowed myself to steal from a little boy who had died even before I was born???  For a few pieces of candy!!!  I knew it was wrong.  Way back then.  I think I was somewhere between 7-10 yrs of age… NOT REAL SURE.   I KNEW that stealing from Michael was wrong, but I did it anyway… for a few pieces of candy!!!  🙁  “THAT”… still brings tears to both eyes.

“FORGIVENESS”… sets you free, folks. Begin to “LET IT GO”…  whatever “IT” is… just begin to “LET IT GO”… and feel the relief of weight being removed.  You REALLY can feel the relief, folks.  IT’S AMAZING!!!  AMAZING GRACE!!!

Forgive others as necessary.  For they know not what they do.

Forgive yourself, as well.  For the “self” knows not what “it” does, either.  😉

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.








has been “LOOMING”… this entire month.  I just referred back and learned  that 9/3/14 was the first post referring to “DIFFICULTIES” this month.  3 FULL WEEKS AGO!!!  And I am STILL battling… SATAN!!!  BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD IS BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN YOU!!!  HA!!! “THIS”… is so, So, SO FUNNY!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Come along, folks.  We’re taking ANOTHER TRIP to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  Ready???  Here we go…

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!???  Sadness has been “LOOMING”… the entire month (so far)???  Taking another “FUNNY” trip???  Hhhmmm… Those two ideas do NOT even go together, do they???  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… THEY SURE DO… IN JILL’S WORLD!!!  😉

Difficulties within various relationships have, definitely, had a negative impact on different teams’ performances over the past few weeks.  “THIS”… has been that “LOOMING SADNESS”. Those teams???  “THEY”… are strong… and rebounding.  The damage, however, was so unnecessary.  And how many individuals do you suppose took home that negative energy to share or take-out with/on family members???

I had to prompt myself to attend last night’s class.  “I” am so, So, SO glad I attended!!!  The “FUNNY” thing occurred at Bible Study, The Power of a Praying Woman.  We broke off with our prayer “Buddies” to close the class…

Somehow… we(my buddy group) started discussing “difficulties” and the manners utilized to ward off Satan.  EX.:  Shouting:  “BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD IS GREATER!!!”  You talk about “FUNNY?”  Our buddy group consisted of 5 ladies.  5 ladies in the back corner of the room physically and verbally demonstrating different techniques utilized to run Satan out of our minds!!!  HYSTERICAL!!!  “THIS”… was ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL!!!  IT REALLY WORKS, folks!!!  YOU HAVE GOT TO BREAK THE NEGATIVE CYCLE… SOMEHOW… “ANY” HOW!!!  😉  NEGATIVITY = SATAN.  Please seek to find the positive in every situation.  “IT”… is there.  Can “YOU”… find “IT”???

Recounting the simplicity of meaningful and powerful moments shared with “sisters in Christ,”(taken from a prayer buddy’s text message) has suddenly brought on a sense of undeniable… “BRIGHTNESS”… and… “CHEERINESS”!!!  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.



Father, Forgive “US”

I will admit that I am a bit “FLIGHTY”.  I am a bit naive.  I do not, often-times, “GET” things.  This high-tech field of communication via the Web… can be VERY dangerous.  “I” am finally “GETTING” that MANY, MANY “EVILS” are passed along via “piggy-back”.  Ex.:  A negative, sinful site attaches itself to other sites seeking to “sneak in through the back door”.  Hhhmmm… come along, folks.  Another adventure through the thoughts that occur in this place called “Jill’s World”…  READY???  HERE WE GO…

We ALL get SPAM, correct?  I consider “SPAM” to be direct advertisement that others seek by posting their links as a comment to other sites… legitimately.  The site owner who receives these comments may possibly be interested in viewing their site which was delivered as a SPAM comment.  I ALWAYS  DELETE/TRASH ALL OF THESE.

Now, those-types of legitimate comments are said to be delivered by “ROBOTS” (I think)!!!  Scary thought, huh?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  “ROBOTS” out there… SOMEWHERE… delivering messages!!!  WHO???  WHAT???  WHEN???  WHERE???  WHY???  The simple chatter about invisible “ROBOTS” doing ANYTHING scares “ME”!!!  :/

And then, there are individuals from specific organizations/sites who post legitimate comments regarding a specific post, without obvious,”OVER-” advertising themselves.  They, genuinely, approve of or appreciate a certain post that they have read.  Now, these comments will generally receive approval.  “OTHER”  individuals may not like a certain post and they will encourage a broader spectrum of consideration.  I tend to approve these-type of comments, as well.  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  AGAIN… I SEEK TO HARM NO ONE.

But, THEN… there are, STILL, “OTHERS”… who add a quick positive comment that may NOT even be regarding the post it’s attached to in an attempt to gain approval of their comment.   By clicking “approve,”  advertisement is shared forward for their site to any readers who may read the comments received.  HA!!!  I AM ON TO “YOU”… FINALLY!!!  After 1 yr./2 mos. of blogging!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Unfortunately… “THEY” are NOT reading this post.

I guess the main purpose of this post is to point out “THIS” deceit to those of you who ARE, actually, reading these posts.  I’d like to think that “I” CANNOT be the ONLY flighty and naive individual out there… somewhere… in this world-wide WEB “space”.  (Pppsssttt… I actually picture outer-space when I think of where this info. is traveling, but I “LOSE” sight of the “info.” in space as I just don’t “GET” all the specifics of how things occur.  It’s that enormous and  incomprehensible to “ME”!)  ANOTHER EXAMPLE of “ME” being “ME”… and GETTING LOST… in my own mind (Jill’s World)!!!

Many of the sites using this deceitful manner of advertising ARE… Hhhmmm… what shall I say???  Sinful?  Disgusting?  Immoral?  I apologize to ALL readers for ANY distasteful sites I have promoted via approving their, seemingly, positive comments regarding a certain post.  I AM SORRY!!!  I have become more discriminative of those comments that receive approval.  I do hope that I will no longer pass along anything that might be displeasing to Him.

Heavenly Father, please forgive “THEM” for they know not what they do.  And forgive “ME” for my naive participation in passing along anything that is against your teachings.  Amen.


THE “M.M.M.” Syndrome

WHAT???  The “M.M.M.” Syndrome???…???…???…???  Come along, folks.  It’s ANOTHER trip to “Jill’s World”…  😉  WOOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“M.M.M.” Syndrome???  Oh yeah, that stands for the “ME, ME, ME” Syndrome!!!  Everybody is so focused on the “SELF”.  THEIR… “SELF”!!! “ME, ME, ME!!!”  “It’s ALL about ME!!!”

That almost makes me want to chuckle as I recall how that same statement was utilized in previous posts.  As used “HERE,” however:  “It’s ALL about ME,” is at the center of our difficulties this past week at work.  Teammates’ anger regarding the perceived “laziness” of others.  Yep, “THOSE” were the “COMPLAINERS!!!”  Feeling as though they do more work than others.  Oh, and I admit it… “I”… became ONE of… “THEM”.  Yep, I complained “TO” and “ABOUT” the complainers who were complaining about other teammates!!!  :/

The negativity “I” brought into the conversation which revealed my displeasure or frustration with “THOSE” complainers, made “MY” complaining just as bad as theirs.  “I”… am living and learning, folks.  And growing in my Faith… my Saving Faith.  Amen.

So, learning to take the focus OFF of our, individual “SELF”… Hhhmmm… WOW!!!  “THIS” is difficult!!!  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Make that decision, folks.  And decide to follow Jesus.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!


Oh yeah, have ya’ all heard the new “I”-phone 6 is out???  In taking the focus off of ourselves, can we please call it the “U”-phone???  :/  Sorry.  I’m drifting “OVER THERE.  OVER THERE!!!”  Oh, no… the navy song AGAIN!!!  “HELP!!!”  :/




So says the Bible.  WOW!!!  Dr. Walter West delivered a powerful message this evening at church.  (Pppsssttt… He was speaking directly to “ME”… AGAIN!!!)  ;)  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  I did not have a pen with me.  There were NO pens within sight.  Chris even walked around, out there… SOMEWHERE… looking for a pen… NO LUCK!!!  Folks, I did not take notes tonight.  🙁  And I left my bulletin behind for a worshiper to utilize at one of tomorrow’s services.  Bear with me as I recount the memorable points…

— Pastor West began the service with “SMALL” talk leading into the message.  At some point he referred to the number of folks meeting with him to report negative encounters with fellow church-goers.  HA!!!  He did NOT label them as “COMPLAINERS,” but “THAT” is what he meant.  (I think)  😉     He responded with… “GROW-UP”!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  I, truly, enjoyed this brief speech he made .  “THIS” past week, particularly, was ANOTHER “DIFFICULT” week at work… FOR MANY OF US… DUE TO  “COMPLAINERS”!!!  YEP.   AND “I”…COMPLAINED… ABOUT THE “COMPLAINERS”!!!  Oh yeah, “I”… BECAME ONE OF… “THEM”!!!  AGAIN!!!  A COMPLAINER!!!  :/  Heavenly Father, please turn my outward complaints of others… INWARD TO YOU.  AMEN.


— 60% of residents living within St. Johns County, here in FL are not associated with any particular Faith, or are Non-Christian.  (Pppsssttt…I am not certain EXACTLY how that statement was worded, but it indicated that there are ALOT of individuals/neighbors right here in St. Johns County, FL that need to be touched, and transformed, by God’s word.)

—  GO… GO and make disciples.  Share the Good News.  Do NOT fear others’ negative opinions.  THERE WILL BE OPPOSITION.  BE OBEDIENT.  GO… GO… GO.  Share the Word.  Before it’s too late.  THE END IS NEAR.  We shall never know  EXACTLY when “TOMORROW” is the day that NEVER gets here…

THERE WILL BE GREAT SUFFERING, for Christians and non-Christians.  The suffering has begun, folks.  IT WILL GET WORSE!!!  Do NOT allow yourself to think that things will get better.  “THEY”… WILL NOT!!!  Be honest with yourself, the suffering has already begun…


— There is, but, ONE way into heaven…and Eternal Life.  Through Jesus.  THERE IS NO OTHER WAY, folks!!!  Now, “GO”… SHARE THE GOOD NEWS.

— Everyone must choose the path they take.  Everyone deserves an opportunity to be aware of and able to choose the “RIGHT” path.

— The book containing all of those names of individuals to be welcomed into heaven has been closed until the END, “JUDGEMENT DAY”!!!

QUESTION???  Is YOUR name in that book???  IT CAN BE!!!  Make the choice.  Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  You will be AMAZED how He transforms your “LIFE”.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!  AMEN.


P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!


A “TRIP” down…


False assumptions are common between EVERYDAY PEEPS, folks.  Teammates can be on COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PAGES regarding the EXACT same situation.  “IT”… all depends on the position from which you view it.  Come along… “THIS” is one of those “DIFFICULT” and painful memories from the past…

Danielle had been placed in the care of a private sitter upon my return to work post maternity leave back in 1997.  The private sitter set the terms.  We agreed.  “I” felt so, So, SO proud that I paid her the full amount, EVERY WEEK, according to the terms SHE had set.  “I” was paying “HER” price for her service.  PROMPTLY!!!  

Unbeknownst to me… “SHE” considered “ME” to be her BOSS when “I” considered myself to be her customer.  And “SHE” had gotten upset that I had not offered to pay more for her services  despite the terms of HER agreement.  Hhhmmm… “THIS,” to me, was comparable to paying extra money for a purchased item at the check-out counter!!!  Paying more than charged???  Boy, and Danielle had been under her care for less than 3 months at that point of the sitter’s explosion.

Hhhmmm…  I felt proud for paying her price for her service without delay.  And she… had gotten angry that I didn’t pay MORE than she charged.  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…  What???  Are you serious???  Our different views of the same situation were COMPLETELY OPPOSITE!!!  SAME SITUATION… DIFFERENT VIEWS!!!  INCREASING RESENTMENT.  NO COMMUNICATION.  EXPLOSION!!!  SEVERED WORKING RELATIONSHIP…

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS ARE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.  Discuss “ISSUES” and seek to resolve them before allowing an unnecessary explosion to occur that may sever a team’s ability to work together.

DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING.  Perhaps an important issue to you might be trivial to another.  Perhaps that issue could become more important to ALL if discussed as a “TEAM”.  Perhaps issues may need to be addressed again,  And Again,  AND AGAIN.  As necessary.


P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!









SAY WHAT YOU MEAN.  MEAN WHAT YOU SAY.  Why is it that we have difficulty informing teammates of our personal needs or desires?  WITHOUT complaining???  There “IS” a way to get your point across without going “NEGATIVE” on teammates.  And… why not just ask or remind teammates for/of something???  BEFORE IT BECOMES A MAJOR TOOTHACHE???

Allowing negativity to grow and grow to the point of getting angry about something without even seeking to resolve the matter will NOT increase your team’s success.  “ASK”… and you MAY receive.  “DON’T ASK”… and you WILL NOT receive!!!  Simple, right?

And please don’t assume ANYTHING.  EVERYONE doesn’t know EVERYTHING.  Perhaps someone “FORGOT” something.  Or can you believe that perhaps someone made a… Ssshhhhhh… perhaps they made a “MISTAKE”???  :/  Oh, no!!!  NOT A “MISTAKE”!!!  Maybe they weren’t feeling well.  An oversight???    Emergency???  Distraction???  Who knows what…???…???…???  “SOMETHING”… “SOMEWHERE” explains it.  Please seek to discover “IT” before allowing “IT” to tarnish working relationships.  And what is the collateral damage of the resulting “EXPLOSION”  between “TEAMMATES”???

A good team will “RECOVER” or “REBOUND”.  The negative impact on working relationships, however, is so, So, SO unnecessary.

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!





WHY…   waste your time complaining???  What is ALL the anger REALLY about???  If something needs to be done… JUST DO IT!!!  One thing I’ve learned… If complainers were not complaining about “THIS,”… they’d be complaining about “THAT”!!!

QUESTION:  Do YOU ever forget to do something???  I think it’s safe to assume that most people forget to do something, EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  EVERYBODY is in hurry-up mode, trying to get yesterdays work done today!  EVERYBODY’S GOT “STUFF”.  Spouse, children, family, work, money, health, home, vehicle(s), pets, etc., etc., etc.  Responsibilities, emergencies, “THINGS”… come-up (A.K.A.:  “stuff” happens”).  There are so, So, SO many things involved with EVERYTHING!!!  And “YOU” do not know EVERYTHING about ANYTHING!!!

And please forgive me, folks…  HERE I GO AGAIN… I’m complaining about those individuals who complain!!!  Oh, I wish I didn’t get so upset about this ridiculousness!!!  Forgive me, Father.

The Bible indicates that complaining is destructive to Christians.  The Greek word “complainer” refers to someone who is unhappy with “LIFE”.  “Discontented with his lot in life,” according to the site:   “”.

According to Galatians 5:22-23, complaining is not a fruit of the Spirit.  We need to think positive, folks.  And Philippians 2:14 states that we should “do everything without complaining and arguing”.

Folks, “COMPLAINING”… IS NEGATIVE!!!  ANYTHING NEGATIVE… is associated with SATAN.  Any sense of ANGER or frustration about anything is… NEGATIVE.  Please seek to keep things positive.  Now, this is also something I need to say to myself….  SELF, COMPLAINING ABOUT COMPLAINERS… IS NEGATIVE!!!  NOW, STOP COMPLAINING”!!! 

“Heavenly Father, please turn my outward complaints of others…inward to YOU.”  AMEN.

Keeping things positive… in ALL that we say… reduces the possibility of provoking a negative response from the audience.  Once ANYTHING is turned negative… THERE IS NO TURNING BACK!!!

AND… PLEASE REMEMBER… all of us are out there juggling our plates of crap, EVERY DAY, doing the best we can do while simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.