Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thankfulness…

On Thanksgiving Day, 2014!!!  Boy, what happened to Thanksgiving Day this year???  It came and went so quickly… more so than usual. (Could it be, perhaps, that “THANKSGIVING DAY” came so quickly THIS year because I am “50” now???)  Aaahhhhhh!!!  50???  Yep,  “50 and FABULOUS!!!”  MY B-DAY COOKIES SAID SO!!!  RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!

MGO!!!  The hectic, chaotic and COMPLETE “BUSY-NESS,” not business… “BUSY-NESS” of this holiday season has sure begun!!!  You can feel it too, can’t you???  Everyone must hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO!!!  I absolutely LOVE this time of year!!!  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  There is so, So, SO much to be thankful for… (please take a few minutes, here, to give… “THANKS”… for EVERYTHING you have to be “THANKFUL” for.)

I am LATE… writing “THIS” post, folks.  I apologize.  Thanksgiving Day, 2014.  I awoke early, spent alone time with God, and then jumped out of bed to begin the “THANKS-GIVING DAY”.  I punched in for work a few minutes before 7:00 am.  The day went smoothly… “THANKFULLY”.  😉  Chris, Danielle, Chase and myself made it to the GOLDEN CORRAL in Palm Coast, FL at about 4:30 pm.. MORE than “ENOUGH” time to “STUFF” ourselves before closing time, which was 6:00 pm. (and “I” STUFFED ALOT, folks!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  There were so, So, SOOOOOO many GREAT choices available in EACH category, including beverages, salads, fruits, meats, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, breads, and desserts!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THE GOLDEN CORRAL in Palm Coast, FL scores ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN!!!

ANOTHER… topic to blog, LATE, about… a  5k charity race, called “SHUT-UP & RUN”.  My Direct Supervisor is the FOUNDER of this race which begins EARLY EVERY THANKSGIVING DAY morning to benefit a local Homeless Shelter, The St. Francis House here in St. Augustine, FL.  “I”… AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  Sally Howes, DORS(Director of Rehab. Services)at MCNRC… MY Direct Superviser… Founded this charity event 12 years ago.  AMAZING, right???  AMAZING GRACE!!!

Awards and prizes are given.  Runners can even “WIN” a pie by crossing the finish line before… “THE PIE GUY”.  Now THIS fellow, “THE PIE GUY,” REALLY wears a “THE PIE GUY” shirt during the race… EVERY YEAR!!!  “HE” is easily identifiable during this race.  And ANYONE, I REPEAT… “ANYONE” can “WIN” an AMAZING Publix bakery pie by SIMPLY BEATING that “PIE GUY” across the finish line!!!  Now, “THIS”… is a charity event… and thankfully, no “THREATS” to the “PIE GUY” have been carried out on this Thanksgiving Day charity event… to date!!!  😉    Publix, ya see, is a grocery store chain here in the South and their pies are… AMAZING!!!  Almost worth… tripping the “PIE GUY” just to win one!!!

I do hope EVERYONE enjoyed a thankful Thanksgiving Day, 2014.  Remember… GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!

And please try to enjoy the “BUSY-NESS” of this holiday season.  EVERY-DAY PEEPS are so fun to watch out there… hustling and bustling… through the holiday season!!!  I WILL NEVER…EVER… FORGET:  “BUMPER-CARTS AT WALMART SUPERCENTER”… here in St. Augustine, FL during last year’s holiday hustle and bustle, 2013!!!  I think I blogged about that specific incident.  Back there, somewhere… in a previous post…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, 2014!!!  ‘TIS THE SEASON…  TO BE “JOLLY”!!!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO TEAM FERGUSON!!!

Ferguson, Missouri…

The recent “NOT GUILTY” verdict has resulted in tremendous violence, causing unnecessary harm to innocent citizens.  There is so, So, SO MUCH being reported AROUND THE ENTIRE WORLD regarding “THIS” case and the violence that has occurred since announcement of the grand jury’s findings on Mon., 11/24/15.  What is TRUE???  What is FALSE???  What is MAGNIFIED???  What is FABRICATED???

Busing individuals into Ferguson to encourage…???…???…???… protesting the court’s decision???  Teachers… “teaching” students how to protest during school hours???  WOW, folks.  “THIS”… is VERY troublesome, “IF” TRUE.

“WHO,” EXACTLY is all the anger directed towards???  Is “IT” directed at the responsible parties???  Does the anger being displayed have ANYTHING AT ALL to do with the actual FACTS regarding the case???  Does ANYONE EVEN CARE???  GOD = LOVE, PEACE, and UNITY.  SATAN = HATE, ANGER, and DIVISION.  RIGHT???  OR WRONG???  WE NEED “MORE” GOD!!!

I was DEEPLY touched by the response of Ferguson residents who  shared words of encouragement, team-building AND for the power of prayer with a reliance on GOD.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.  “LET IT GO.”  HE’S GOT THIS, folks.

GO TEAM FERGUSON, MISSOURI!!!  GO TEAM USA!!!  GO TEAM WORLD!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!  AND MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

AAAHHHHHH!!!

Oh, please, Please, PLEASE… SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

The craziness continues, folks!!!  I, SIMPLY, CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  It’s time for ANOTHER TRIP… to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  READY???  HERE WE GOOOooo…

WELL… the business (busy-ness) of the holiday HAS BEGUN, folks!!!  Saturday was completely…???…???…???… BUSY.  We missed going to church that evening.  The rest of the “ALLEN” crew were all “BUSY” on Sunday morning, so “I”… ended up scurrying around, trying to make it to the traditional church service at 11:00 am, ET… BY MY “SELF”!!!  (Pppsssttt… I no longer mind spending time alone with “ME,” my “SELF” and I, so ALL was well!!!)  😉

I was running a bit LATE!!!  So I, TRULY, had to scurry around to… “MAKE IT TO THE CHURCH ON TIME”!!!  :/    ( Sorry… I typed that out even before I knew what I was thinking!!! )   I jumped into the van for  the 1/2-3/4 mile drive to church.  I drove particularly cautious by a St. Augustine Beach Police Dept. SUV sitting at a stop sign as I passed.  “I”… KNEW that I was NOT speeding.  I peered in the rear-view mirror to observe the patrol vehicle turn to follow me.  Hhhmmm… I turned at the first street to my right… the patrol vehicle turned ALSO!!!   DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… The flashing lights came on IMMEDIATELY as both of our vehicles were on the side street.  “I”… was getting PULLED-OVER… by a police officer!!!

Nope, I was NOT nervous or anxious AT ALL while sitting there waiting, Waiting, and WAITING for the officer to run a check on my license plate number.  I would SURELY be LATE for church NOW!!!  The officer began to approach my vehicle, I QUICKLY recognized “HER”… Officer McLerran… our family hero on the night Danielle and I had that run in with the young man  discussed in the “9-1-1” post published on 10/30/14… in the driveway of our home.  Please visit that blog post to learn more about our “9-1-1” adventure.

I peered out the driver-side mirror as she  approached and quickly popped my head out the window, stating: “HEY, I KNOW YOU”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “I”… broke the law, folks!!!  DOUBLE AAAHHHHHH, AAAHHHHHH!!!!  I had NOT “clicked-it,” folks.  FL is a “CLICK-IT OR TICKET” state.  OOPSE!!!

Heavenly Father,  forgive me for I have sinned… yet AGAIN… by breaking the  law!!!  ON MY WAY TO CHURCH!!!  OUCH!!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???  OH, THE IRONY!!!  “THIS”… IS “LIFE,” folks.  I, SIMPLY, CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!

TOMORROW… SURE WAS  A NEW DAY, folks… which was actually “TODAY,” Mon. 11/24/14!!!  And boy did I sure rejoice and be glad in it!!!  I certainly could’ve AND probably should’ve gotten a ticket yesterday… while on my way to church.  B.T.W. (By the way):  I MADE IT TO THE CHURCH ON TIME!!!   :/  AFTER RECEIVING  JUST A VERBAL WARNING… NO TICKET!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

DON’T EAT THAT…[PIECE OF]… CAKE!!!

STOP!!!  ( In the name of “LOVE”  )

Boy, what a difficult week at work!!!  DEMANDS… are HIGH.  The tension… is even HIGHER!!!  Hhhmmm… “LIFE”… IS DIFFICULT.  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.  DO NOT LET YOURSELF BE FOOLED!!!

A stressful week at work ended with a… “CRAZY,” but “FUNNY” situation on Friday afternoon, 11/21/14.  We had all been celebrating a co-worker’s B-day by eating… enjoying… and “sharing”… ice-cream cake!!!   Yummy!!!  Pieces had been cut, placed on plates and left sitting around for folks to grab and eat as they were able to “find” the free-time to… help “celebrate”.

Hhhmmm… Now, we just happen to have a… “SHARING” table at work in the documentation room.  A small bite had been eaten from a rather large piece of ice-cream cake prior to it being, temporarily, placed on the “SHARING” table… FOR JUST A FEW SECONDS!!!  The “drop-off” girl…blamed another therapist…when in actuality… a THIRD, “pick-up” therapist had strolled in and confiscated this plate with a rather LARGE piece of ice-cream cake which was… CONVENIENTLY, but ACCIDENTALLY… placed atop the “SHARING” table!!!

“I”… jumped into ACTION, folks!!!  As soon as it was discovered “WHO” had taken “THIS” piece of ice-cream cake from which a different therapist had already eaten a bite.  Yep, I jumped off my chair at the computer, raced out of the documentation room, THROUGH a PT gym, ACROSS the hallway, and INTO another therapy gym yelling… “DON’T EAT THAT CAKE”!!!

“I”… WAS TOO LATE, folks.  “THIS”… was so, So, SO FUNNY!!!  WE LAUGHED SO HARD!!!  One of our male therapists was caught with the piece of ice-cream cake, yet he shook his head quickly AND  guiltily, indicating  that NO, “HE” didn’t eat that piece of ice-cream cake…  with the spoon  STILL… IN HIS MOUTH!!!  “THIS”… was too, Too, TOO FUNNY!!!

Boy… we sure NEEDED something, HYSTERICAL, like “THAT”… to end our VERY “DIFFICULT” week… “IN THE CLINIC”.  LAUGHTER… IS THE BEST MEDICINE!!!  TOUCHE’.

JUST ANOTHER DAY, folks!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  NO MATTER WHAT!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH CO-WORKERS…

ARE BEING TESTED AND TRIED… over and Over and OVER… again and Again and AGAIN!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  LIFE… would be so much EASIER…  “IF”… we just didn’t have to deal with “OTHER” people!!!  Especially… DIFFICULT people!!!  (Pppsssttt… “WE” all know… EXACTLY… who “THEY” are, don’t we?  Hhhmmm… do you think “THEY” know… who “THEY” are?  Not likely, huh?)    😉

LIFE… is so, So, SO DIFFICULT!!!  Tell me, where do you draw the line between right… and wrong???  Ethical… and unethical???  Moral… and immoral???  Legal… and illegal???  We are all imperfect people.  Seeking to survive this thing called “LIFE”.  Sinning… every day!!!  I REPEAT, folks…  we are all imperfect people… SINNING EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  Don’t MOST of us know when we are doing something, technically, WRONG???  Yet,  we can  justify doing wrong in “THIS” instance?  Well, what about “THAT” instance???  Or “THAT” instance???  Tell me… WHERE DO “YOU” DRAW THOSE LINES???

Isn’t the “TRUTH”… ALWAYS… the “TRUTH”???  RULES ARE RULES,  RIGHT???  OR WRONG???  Perhaps “MY” truth isn’t “YOUR” truth.  It kind of depends on “WHO” each of us have become based on where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to certain situations while simply seeking to survive this thing called… “LIFE”!!!  AND…it also depends on “WHO” you turn to and “WHERE” you turn to find those answers to LIFE’S questions that are acceptable to… “YOU”!!!  WE ALL GET TO CHOOSE, folks.  PLEASE CHOOSE WISELY!!!

TURN TO GOD.  FOLLOW JESUS.  REACH FOR THE BIBLE.

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

WHERE TO BEGIN???

WOW!!!  There is so, So, SO much going on right now… in EVERY-DAY “LIFE,” I simply DO NOT know where to begin.  How about beginning with this weekend’s message at church, delivered by Pastor Walter West, okay???  OKAY!!!

Onward… with… “FAMILY-OLOGY” here at the island campus of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW, folks!!!  I just got “CHILLS”!!!

EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS A FAMILY, folks!!!  “WE ARE FAMILY!!!”  Aaahhhhhh!!!!  I, IMMEDIATELY, began singing that song inside my own mind!!!  I had been transported back in time… somewhere between the yrs. 2000-2003!!!  Our Rehab. Dept. (approximately 7 therapists) sang and danced to that VERY song… “WE ARE FAMILY,” by Sister Sledge.    We did this performance… “TOGETHER”… as some sort of a talent show for the entire facility, including patients, residents and staff.  WOW!!!  I had forgotten about that “team-building” experience/performance over 10+ years ago!!!  I think I have pictures of that event… somewhere… amongst ALL of the treasured “STUFF” I have held onto… Somewhere… here in our home… SOMEWHERE…

Family… FAMILY… F-A-M-I-L-Y!!!  WOW!!!  I’ve got chills, folks!!!  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  “FAMILY”… DEFINITELY… refers to our IMMEDIATE family:  Spouse, children, siblings, parents, in-laws, [“out-laws,”] aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grands, etc., etc., etc.  Now, “FAMILY”… also refers to friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, STRANGERS, citizens of your community, citizens of America, and ANYONE, ANYWHERE in the ENTIRE WORLD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  WE ARE FAMILY!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

In addition… there are TWO (2) Spiritual families:  The family of God; and the family of Satan.  As a re-born Christian, folks… my Father is GOD.  Heaven is going to be FULL of… “FAMILY”.  Our Christian family.  Guess what else???  “I”… have “Spiritual DNA”… (Pppsssttt… God’s DNA!!! ) within “ME”!!!  SAY WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “ALL” Christians have been blessed with God’s DNA!!!  “THUS”… making ALL of us… “FAMILY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

And that’s NOT all, folks!!!  As a re-born Christian… “I”… HAVE TWO  (2) HOMES!!!  SHUT-UP!!! (Now, that is meant to be “funny” ).  Yep, my earthly home and my heavenly home.  Pastor Walter also informed us that we should take care of our earthly homes, as well.  The “CHILLS” keep coming, folks.  May I submit:  “KEEPERS OF CASTLES”; and “KEEPERS OF CASTLES, con’t…” both published on 5/25/14 and “KEEPERS OF CASTLES, con’t…” published on 6/1/14.  Please refer back to those posts as a refresher.  I am completely AMAZED, folks.

Now, back to the specific, fill-in-the-blanks, of the “BULLETIN” at ABC for this weekend, 11/22-23/14,  “Every Christian Has a Family”:

–“Return to the feet of your father.”———-Ephesians 3:14

–“Carry on your family name.”———-Ephesians 3:15

–“Claim your Spiritual inheritance.”———-Ephesians 3:16

–“Keep up your family home.”———-Ephesians 3:17

–“Explore the depth of your family roots (LOVE).”  Explore Christ’s “LOVE”.———-Ephesians 3:17

–“Test the scope of your family strength.”———-Ephesians 3:18

–“May you be filled with “IT” (HIM).”  IT = HIM, meaning IT = HE.  And HE = LOVE.  And… WE ALL KNOW THAT:  HE = GOD.  THEREFORE…GOD = LOVE!!!———-Ephesians 3:19

Wonderful, WONDERFUL message delivered with such PASSION by Pastor Walter West.  He even gave permission to each of us at the 11:00 am, ET traditional service to say the following:  Pastor Walter, “YOU ARE FULL OF IT”!!!  AMEN.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  “WE ARE FAMILY”… (Aaahhhhhh!!!  I, simply, CANNOT quit singing that song… over, and Over, and OVER… again, and Again, and AGAIN… in my mind!!!)

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

P.H.P, folks.  People Helping People.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

“BEING A PARENT OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE”

WOW!!!  “THIS”… was the message at church over the weekend, 11/15-16/14.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Yep, Rev. Ron Moore was speaking DIRECTLY to… “ME”!!!  AND… my husband, Chris.

Now, Rev. Moore was Lead Pastor when our family joined Anastasia Baptist Church.  AMAZING man.  He retired.  Rev. Walter West then became Lead Pastor.  Both of these Pastors have been instrumental along MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY… way before I even knew “IT” was “SPIRITUAL”… AT ALL!!!  Hhhmmm… sounds a bit “CRAZY,” huh???  “CRAZY”… in a good way.  😉

I just thought of something…( I guess we’re taking a short detour in this post, folks)  Hhhmmm… The car accident occurred in 1986.  I was 22 years old at that time.  I became aware of “THIS” journey  in 1992 as I left Ohio in search of “ME”.  The search continued… and continued… until a truth was revealed to me by God in 2007 shortly after my mother’s passing.  This blog was initiated in Aug, 2013.  The spiritual nature and tone of this blog has increased over time.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.  WITH THE MAIN FOCUS/MESSAGE ENCOMPASSING… “LIFE” IN ITS ENTIRETY.  “CRAZY,” huh???  Too BIG to tackle???  NOT WITH GOD AS MY TEAM LEADER!!!  AMEN.

Okay, back on topic…

Yep, we are still studying:  “FAMILY-OLOGY” at church.  The message delivered covered topics involving the following:

1.)  Use the time you have with your family(children)or you will lose it.

2.)  Share a Faith with your children that is vibrant.  The church should be viewed as a reinforcement to what is taught at home.

3.)  Be a positive role model.  Actions speak louder than words.  One (1) example is worth a thousand “I told you so’s”.

4.)  LOVE your child’s mother/father.

MARRIAGE IS A LIVING THING, folks!!!  Nurture it.

I took to heart a VERY SPECIAL,and PERSONAL MESSAGE… delivered specific to “ME” Sat. night, folks.  FAMILY… is so VERY important.  MY FAMILY NEEDS ME TOO. “THEY” are a HUGE part of “THIS”… My Spiritual Life Journey.  After church that night  I, IMMEDIATELY, felt it necessary to break a commitment I had made that would have required MORE of my time… AWAY FROM MY FAMILY.

Thank you, Rev. Ron Moore.  MARVELOUS MESSAGE… delivered with such PASSION.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

OOPSE…

“IT”… KEEPS HAPPENING AND HAPPENING… OVER AND OVER…AGAIN!!!

Miscommunication occurs DAILY,… HOURLY,… MINUTELY, … (is that even a REAL word?) SECONDLY!!!  (Hhhmmm… is that a word… meaning that “IT” occurs in rapid succession…quickly… in just a few seconds???)  AAAHHH!!!  LIFE… would be SO MUCH EASIER if we just DIDN’T have to DEAL with OTHER PEOPLE!!!  DOUBLE AAAHHH, AAAHHH!!!

Misunderstanding is, DEFINITELY, a BIG part of the problem.  Incorrectly interpreting a statement happens…FREQUENTLY.  “I”…  ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT “I” MEANT TO SAY  BY WHAT “I” ACTUALLY SAID… !!!  According to “ME”!!!  😉  I, undoubtedly,  often misinterpret what others meant to say by what “I” thought they meant by what they actually said … according to “ME”.  EVERYONE… in the room can hear the EXACT same thing, from the EXACT same source, at the EXACT same time, but yet each person there will interpret it THEIR own way… ACCORDING TO “THEM”!!!  And guess what???  Yep, EVERYONE there can have a different opinion… ACCORDING TO “THEM”… in “THEIR” WORLD!!!  HA!!!  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT STUPID, LITTLE…???…???… SIMILE:  “According to THEM… in THEIR world”!!!   DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

It never ceases to amaze me how something… ANYTHING… can be tossed around and transformed into something completely… DIFFERENT… than what “IT” actually “IS”!!!  Time for one of my FAVORITE little saying, folks (any guesses what “IT” might be???)  I’m guessing, but I think WE ALL KNOW WHAT “IT” IS, RIGHT???

“IT IS… WHAT IT IS,” folks!!!  “IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!”  😉

“LIFE”… IS DIFFICULT, folks.  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.

We may not always get to make the rules, but we DO need to try and follow those rules set by proper authorities.  I recently discovered that I have actually been a RULE BREAKER when it came to certain rules/laws that “I” DON’T tend to AGREE WITH!!!  OUCH!!!  There is ACTUALLY a post, titled:  “BREAKING THE RULES,” published on 5/21/14.  Please refer back to it for a chuckle or two.  😉  I do try, folks, to be a law and rule abiding citizen/employee.

A BIG problem arises IF we don’t actually follow a rule, but we break it just enough  to make it appear that the “RULE”… IS WORKING… WHEN, IN FACT, IT IS NOT!!!  THINGS WILL NOT BE FIXED IF IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THEY ARE BROKEN!!!  EASY, right???  Follow the rules.  They will ONLY be changed “WHEN” and “IF” it’s apparent that they ARE NOT WORKING.  Wait a minute… DON’T WE ALREADY KNOW THIS???  Hhhmmm… think, Think, THINK…  

As God commands all of His followers:  “Thou shalt not lie”.  Enough said.  To each his own…

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.

 

 

 

WHOSE FAULT IS IT???

SEEKING OTHERS TO BLAME… is a negative characteristic.  NEGATIVE = BAD.  BAD + BAD = MORE BAD.  SATAN… is associated with the “BAD,” right???  Or wrong???

“THIS” (LIFE)… IS A TEST, folks.  “THIS” (LIFE)… IS ONLY A TEST!!!  THINK ABOUT THAT… for a moment.  Maybe two.    Then seek to endure your pain… Endure your suffering… Endure.  Endure.  Endure.  With a steadfast, everlasting FAITH that:  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.

“LIFE”… IS A TEST, folks.  “LIFE”… IS ONLY A TEST!!!  So, how do you pass this “TEST”???  SIMPLE… accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  Follow Jesus.  Read the word.  Know the word.  And live the word… from this day forward… (Pppsssttt… “WE” are… “HUMAN”.  And “HUMANS”… are sinners.  WE MAKE MISTAKES!!!)

GOD… IS ALL-MIGHTY.  Let HIS light shine within YOU.

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.

 

 

 

TO EACH THEIR OWN…

MGO!!! (May God Offer) guidance/understanding…

Today’s world is … “CRAZY,” folks.  I cannot explain the sense of pride I feel.  I LOVE GOD.  I LOVE MY FAMILY.  I LOVE AMERICA.  I LOVE LIFE.  I LOVE LIBERTY.  I LOVE FREEDOM.  I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE… love, love, love…

Today is Mon., 11/17/14.  I am enjoying this day off work… TODAY… because I “got” to work this past Sat., 11/15/14.  Perhaps I will blog about an AMAZING encounter… with an AMAZING patient that I was blessed with the opportunity of working with… on that AMAZING day.  The female patient… and myself???  Yep, we BONDED during her treatment session that day.  “SHE”… is AMAZING.  And “SHE”… will be discharged from the facility on Tuesday… my day to return to work, 11/18/14.  Now… back on topic…

So, I came across ANOTHER post on FACEBOOK earlier today that “ruffled my feathers”… AGAIN.  “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned… YET AGAIN!!!”  Why, oh why do I allow myself to get caught up in other people’s… “STUFF”???  WHY???  “Your” STUFF… is NOT… “My” STUFF!!!   IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.  AND VICE VERSA.

I find myself distressing over the differing opinions regarding… “LIFE”… in America.  Are job numbers up?  Is the economy good?  Is Obama good for America?  Or bad???  So, so, SOOOOOO many different situations to consider from so, So, SOOOOOO many different positions/angles.  Sure… “SOME” things are good.  “SOME” things are okay.  “SOME” things… are NOT-so-good.  And “OTHER” things… are JUST PLAIN BAD!!!

HA!!! “THIS”… is so, So, SO MUCH like…???…???…???… DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  “THIS”… IS SO MUCH LIKE… “LIFE”!!!  And guess what???  LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!  For everybody.  Everywhere.  “STUFF”… happens to ALL OF US.  Please take the negatives and “FLIP” them over to find the positives that are there… just waiting to be developed as a result of them.  Thus yielding the “POSITIVE” by-products “FROM” the “NEGATIVES”.

I apologize for getting caught up in the “hype” regarding politics.  I do NOT have all the answers, folks.  I just KNOW where to look for guidance… for “ME”… on “MY” journey through “LIFE”.  The question???  “WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR GUIDANCE… on your journey through LIFE???”

My response to that specific post on FACEBOOK ended with the following:

“GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.  TO EVERYBODY… ALL THE TIME.  Not just the poor.  Not just the illegal aliens.  Not “JUST” anybody, but EVERYBODY.  No negatives to anyone, under the disguise of being good for [others] will yield anything positive in the LONG HAUL… [FOR ANYBODY, ANYWHERE…] PERIOD.”

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.