Monthly Archives: September 2014

“THE POWER…

of a PRAYING WOMAN” by Stormie Omartian.  WOW!!!  The first two (2) classes have been… AMAZING!!!  AMAZING GRACE!!! 

Yep, it’s another Bible study at the island campus of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL.  “I”NEED this course, folks!!!  I, originally, was seeking a method, or “GUIDE” to follow FOR… “PRAYING”.  Who.  What.  When.  Where.  Why… YOU KNOW… like… THE BEGINNING… THE BODY… THE END… of a “SOLID” prayer. A magic formula to follow that would increase my confidence in leading a small group prayer.  Anywhere.  Anytime.  With anyone.

So far???  There has been no method or guide revealed.  We do, however, have “PRAYER BUDDIES” and we have had the opportunity to pray in small groups… with our “BUDDIES”.  I am gaining confidence.

I am also growing in my Christian Faith, folks.  Seeking to produce the fruit that will validate the purpose of my Christian Life.  Amen.

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

THE ASSIGNMENT

WOW!!!  EVERYBODY HAS ONE, folks!!!  EVERYBODY… has an assignment!!!  WHAT’S YOURS???  And please remember… “GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME”!!! 

HE… will GUIDE you.  Will you follow?

He… DIED for you.  Will you let Him be your hero?

DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Are you happy?  Really happy… with “LIFE”?  So, so many individuals keep running faster, Faster, and FASTER while seeking to make it to that next level of… success???  Seeking happiness… but not finding “IT”.

“IT”… is already within you, folks.  “IT”… is GOD.

SEEK GOD… and you shall find PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPINESS.  I promise.  And  “IF” you do NOT believe “ME”… YOU’VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE.  EVERYTHING TO GAIN!!!

So, tell me… what is “YOUR” assignment???

GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“GO”… TEAM!!!

WOW!!!  The message at ABC this weekend was delivered by:  Rev. Gib Gerlach; Missional Church Strategist; International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!

The message was… POWERFUL!!!  “GO,”… “GO,”… “GO”… out and make disciples.  “RECEIVE HIS POWER,” folks.  “GO.”  Now, I do not Know this Rev. Gerlach.  We have never met.  EVER!!!  He was, however… SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO “ME”!!!  😉

One of the questions posed by Rev. Gib Gerlach to ask ourselves went something like this:  “Is my Christian Life producing fruit to validate “MY” purpose?”  Hhhmmm…  “THAT”… sure makes ya think, doesn’t it?  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…

“GO.” 

“GO OUT AND MAKE DISCIPLES.”

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

CLOUDS…

WOW!!!  “Thank you,” Ryan (SEOGears)!!!  “CLOUDS”… are so meaningful to “ME”.  “WHITE… FLUFFY” CLOUDS!!!  COME ALONG, folks… it’s another trip to “Jill’s World”…

“MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY,” as I call “IT”… began, consciously, in the early 1990’s as I left OHIO… looking for “LIFE”… looking for “ME”.  While living in Daytona Beach, FL as a traveling therapist I can remember flying “HOME” to visit family/friends in Ohio… looking out the airplane window, praying to God, looking at the clouds.  “WHITE… FLUFFY” clouds.  I felt so close to God.  Up there…in the sky with all of those clouds.  “HE”… was there… with “ME”.  I felt His presence.

TO THIS DAY… I look, IMMEDIATELY, up into the sky.  Looking for “Him”.  The clouds???  They’re simply something to fixate on.  To focus on God.  I cannot explain the sense of being “lost” that I feel when looking into a clear blue sky.  Now, this isn’t meant to be a “BAD” thing.  I guess a clear, blue sky is… “EMPTY”.  I need “SOMETHING”… like a beautiful white, fluffy cloud to grasp onto… in and of an, otherwise, untouchable entity.

“LIFE”… is DIFFICULT, folks.  It is very, Very, VERY BUSY.  “TOO BUSY”… for many… “TO ENJOY IT”. TODAY… I finally “FOUND” some time to speak with my account manager, Ryan, SEOGears.  He helped to incorporate the “WHITE, FLUFFY” clouds into the blog theme.  “Thanks,” Ryan.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  I only wish I could “FIND” more time for your “HELP”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “HELP”???  Hhhmmm… Folks, I submit… “P.H.P., People Helping People.” DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… AMEN.  “Thanks again, Ryan.”

AGAIN… “I  do NOT  know what I am doing”… as far as blogging is concerned.  I am just “DOING”.  And I keep on “DOING”… And “DOING”… while NOT knowing… “WHAT”… I am “DOING”!!!

JUST DO IT!!!   ( “THAT”… is one of the BEST phrases…EVER!!!  GO TEAM NIKE’!!!)

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

GO TEAM Bluehost!!!  GO TEAM WordPress!!!  GO TEAM SEOGears!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  GO TEAM WORLD!!!  🙂

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“WAR”???…???…???…

“Counter-terrorism”???…???…???…

“Military strike”???…???…???…

“Boots on the ground”???…???…???…

WHAT???…???…???  YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!

“WHAT”… exactly… do you call TEAM USA’s actions against “ISIS”???  Perhaps President Obama would call “IT” a pre-season “SCRIMMAGE”… since ISIS is not in the same league with the “PROFESSIONALS”… with players such as Kobe Bryant!!! (Pppsssttt… Have I mentioned, previously, that I also have a “CRUSH” on the LA LAKERS’, Kobe Bryant???  “HE” fits the profile… EXTREMELY “CUTE” and “TALENTED” on the basketball court!!!) 😉

“WHAT”… exactly… do you consider “ISIS”.  A state with recognized borders?  A group of people?  Hhhmmm… WHAT”… exactly… shall “WE”… call… “THEM”???  

Folks, with ALL due respect… IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!  AND…

THEY ARE… WHO & WHAT THEY ARE!!!

Do you really think the “PLAY” on words changes what “IT”  is or who “THEY” are???  THINK ABOUT IT!!! ( another tribute to my brother, Bob)  😉

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

 

 

 

FRUIT OF THE…

“CREEK”… (“Fruit of the Loom” underwear).  Folks, “THIS” is so, So, SO funny!!!

EVERY YEAR… we pick themed costumes for the entire Rehab. Dept. to enter the contest as a “TEAM” for the facility’s annual Halloween Party.  We’ve been the Flintstones, Cowboys & Indians, convicts, grapes on a vine, Wizard of OZ, etc.  We, generally, remain undecided as to our themed costumes until the last few days before the party!!!  Yep… we then have a VERY short time to get prepared.  Our costumes are ALWAYS arranged with “STUFF” from home which makes them so much funnier!!!

Boy, we sure have GREAT patients at our nursing facility!!!   The therapists???  We are ALL “CRAZY”!!!  Loud chatter, laughter and singing can often be heard from any of the three main therapy gyms.  We like to have fun!!!

Let me drift for a moment and tell you a “cute” ritual, okay???  It seems that  we ALWAYS have “favorite” patients at work.  AND… we ALWAYS TELL them.  ALL OF THEM!!!  “THIS”… is so, So, SO funny.  A therapist will lean in REAL close to an elderly patient and whisper, “Don’t tell anyone, but YOU’RE”… MY FAVORITE”!!!  😉  This is stressed in a “crazy” manner so that anyone, anywhere close  gets a chuckle out of it!!!  Especially the patients!!!  Yep, I’m chuckling inside myself right now!!!  “THIS”… is so, So, SO FUNNY!!!

Back on topic:  “Fruit of the Creek”…

A current therapy patient renamed some treatment modalities according to their color:  Blueberry, Granny Smith(green), red delicious, lemon/banana(yellow), clementine(orange), grapes(purple).  “THIS” quickly turned into “FRUIT of the Creek”!!!  HA!!!  Our DOR (Director of Rehab) could be a huge pair of men’s underwear (fruit of the loom) and each therapist could be a color representing a fruit!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  “FRUIT of the CREEK” (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab. Center)!!!  😉

Folks, this nursing facility is like one big happy family… and yes, we all have bad days, BUT… WE ARE A TEAM!!!  HEY… perhaps the entire facility… STAFF AND PATIENTS… could dress in costumes as a box of cereal… “Fruity Creek” with our administrator as the “BOX” containing the fruity pebbles!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  NOT!!!  “THAT”…will NEVER happen, folks!!!

Today was just another day at the Creek!!!  So. so FUN!!!  Have I mentioned that I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B”???

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

9/11, con’t…

7:52 am, 9/11/14.  My heart aches, folks…

The memories of “THAT” day are flooding my mind.  “LIFE”… as we knew it… WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME.

AND… I just read an announcement via my I-phone… There is currently a “Record 92,269,000 NOT in Labor Force;  Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low”.  :/  MY HEART ACHES, folks.  OUCH!!!

Both kids are getting ready for H.S.  My son, Chase, just walked in to show me the American Flag shirt he is wearing to school on this VERY significant day, 9/11.  Wow, “Thanks, Chase”.  I needed that.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

MY MOOD IS “BRIGHT & CHEERY” AGAIN… after a simple thing like “THAT”… my son sharing his Independent decision to wear an American Flag shirt on this day, 9/11.  “WE”… ARE “TEAM USA”!!!  “WE,” are also a part of, “TEAM WORLD”!!!

I am a proud Christian American.

P.H.P, folks.  People Helping People.

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

And remember…

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

THE “KNOCK”…

I often see posts on FB regarding Jesus… knocking on a front door with the question… “Will you answer?”  Hhhmmm… I can now respond “YES,” quite assuredly as  “I”… am a born-again Christian.  FINALLY!!!  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!

But, I am now aware of the “knocks” I had been getting even before my car accident at age 22.  I NEVER opened the door, folks.  “LIFE”… was too busy.  How tragic is that???  I didn’t open the door and let Him in until age 42.  That scares me, folks…

QUESTION… Does Jesus ever “STOP” knocking???  And how can anyone know WHICH knock might possibly be the LAST knock???  Think about it… and ANSWER THAT DOOR!!!  😉  You’ve got NOTHING to lose.  EVERYTHING TO GAIN!!!

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“YA GOTTA DO WHAT YA GOTTA DO!!!”

Bear with me folks… there are 14+ therapists (only 3 males) at work EVERY DAY, Mon. – Fri. in our Rehab. Dept. (Pppsssttt… personalities OFTEN clash)  😉  I just need to… “Wrent” (write)- I JUST made-up that word, A.K.A. “Vent” (verbalize).  Question… is venting the same as complaining???  I SURE HOPE NOT!!!   :/  We ALL know how I feel about complainers, right?  Eeeeeecccckkk!!!  Could “I”… possibly… be complaining???  BY “WRENTING”???  I am a bit tired and do not feel like referring to “WEBSTER”.  Come along, folks.  I just need to “wrent,” … “V-E-N-T”!!!

WHAT???!!!???!!!???  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  “YOU”… DID NOT JUST SAY “THAT,” did you???

“Ya gotta do what ya gotta do”… according to… “WHO”???  “YOU???”  PLEASE… maybe “I” don’t want to do what “YOU” think “I” should do… according to “YOU”!!!

GET OVER YOURSELF!!!  And, may I ask… “WHAT ARE YOUR ISSUES”???  Do you know???  Do you even care???

“THINK ABOUT IT”!!!  (A tribute to my brother, Bob)

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.