Monthly Archives: November 2014

OBAMACARE???

NO… OBAMA DON’T CARE!!!

OBAMA-CARE(S)… ONLY FOR HIMSELF!!!

“OBAMA-,” certainly, does not “CARE” for… allowing “OUR” families to be all that we can be… HERE IN AMERICA!!!  Obama and “HIS” immediate family, HOWEVER, are LIVING… “THE AMERICAN DREAM”!!!  While hard-working Americans keep getting poorer, Poorer, and POORER!!!

There’s that odor AGAIN!!!  There’s something “fishy” going on here in AMERICA!!!  SOMETHING STINKS, folks!!!

I heard a tv hostess/actress say something about how President Obama has done EXACTLY what he had promised:  to provide healthcare to ALL Americans.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  Now, “THIS” host (Whoopie) tried to make “providing healthcare to ALL Americans” sound like it was a good thing!!!  HA!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  “SHE”… was SERIOUS, folks!!!

“THIS” new system???  Is a modified version of the old system…  The people with money pay for the people who have little or no money.  The costs, however, have grown so much that the individuals “paying” the most for medical insurance can no longer “afford” to get medical attention… PERIOD!!!

I have mentioned medical situations faced by myself and my husband in recent posts.  I found the “lump” forcing me to get a mammogram that I could NOT afford.  Chris cut his leg which required stitches at the ER due to the early am hour the incident occurred.  Well, WELL, W-E-L-L!!!  GUESS WHAT???  The HUGE bills are rolling in!!!  Hundred+ dollar co-pay just for the visit to get the mammogram and ultrasound.  Co-pay!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  I have already sent in payment of 1 bill received.  Another bill… radiology???  I owe over $600… AFTER insurance has paid its “share”.  Hhhmmm…  And now Chris is receiving bills for his… 9 stitches!!!  His bills are a bit bigger than mine.  “MY” bills + “HIS” bills = INSANE!!!  COMPLETELY INSANE!!!

Visits to the doctor are a rarity at our house.  KNOCK ON WOOD!!!  WE CAN’T EVEN AFFORD TO BE WELL… enough to work and pay for the medical insurance that pays VERY LITTLE of our actual medical expenses.  We, most likely, will NOT even come close to meeting the yearly deductible for our insurance to actually benefit “US” for anything… AT ALL!!!

But, WAIT-A-MINUTE… I know individuals, on welfare, who race to the ER for every little…sore throat!!!  WHO PAYS FOR THIS???  “WE”… are paying for this… “STILL”.  JUST LIKE BEFORE!!!  The difference???  THOSE who ARE paying???  Are paying a whole lot more!!!  Yep, we are ALL paying MUCH MORE for something that is, VIRTUALLY… “THE SAME”.   Individuals are STILL receiving care when they, technically, cannot afford that care.  Hhhmmm…  The difference “NOW”… as opposed to “THEN”???  The hard-working folks can no longer afford… ANYTHING.  “WE”… ARE GOING UNDER… TOGETHER, folks!!!

The SHIP is sinking, AMERICA!!!  Everyone.  EVERYONE… needs to contribute the BEST of themselves for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day.  BE A TEAM PLAYER.  “TAKE” as needed, but ONLY… as needed.  “GIVE” as able.  “HELP” however and whenever possible.

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“BLESSINGS… UNITE US,” folks (Pastor Walter West said-so).   😉    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!  AND MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!  😉   😉

 

 

 

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE???

Learning to… “GO… WITH THE FLOW… OF LIFE”.  Hhhmmm… “THIS” was NEVER easy for “ME”… BEFORE (age 42).  “LIFE”… made me nervous/anxious…  DAILY!!!  HOURLY!!!  ALWAYS!!!

I was living, Living, LIVING… IN FAST PACE.  HIGH GEAR.  I had to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO…???…???…???… S-O-M-E-W-H-E-R-E…  ANYWHERE, BUT “HERE”!!!  “HERE”… was NEVER where I wanted to be.  “I” was living a nightmare, folks.  Always seeking to get “OVER THERE” from “HERE,” but ALWAYS finding myself right back “HERE”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  HERE… ALONE… WITH “MY”-SELF!!!

Folks, I am drifting back in time to those memories of hating to be ALONE… by “MY”-SELF!!!  With “MY”-SELF!!!  Scary, huh?  YOU… “GET IT,” don’t you?  “IT”… being my craziness.  HA!!!  WELCOME TO MY WORLD, folks!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, RIGHT???  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  😉

ALL joking aside… I ABSOLUTELY “relish” being able to just relax.  KNOWING… “IT IS… WHAT IT IS!!!”  I DO NOT have to “FORCE” anything to happen.  I give the BEST of myself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day and I seek to find the “positive” in EVERYTHING… NO MATTER WHAT.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!  AMEN.

“Have a blessed evening,” (Thinking about Chick-Fil-A)  😉

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

ABUSING FREEDOMS

WOW!!!  I am hoping you will REALLY “THINK” about that title for a moment:  “ABUSING FREEDOMS.”  Hhhmmm… What are “YOUR” thoughts?  Please come along as I expand on previous ideas regarding our tendencies, as humans, to be selfish and self-centered.  Come along, folks… current work conditions have emboldened me to expand on a few comments made in recent posts.  READY???  HERE WE GO…

GIVING VS. TAKING.  As intended here, “GIVING”… is positive.  “TAKING”… is negative.  “GIVING”… promotes a sense of “PRIDE” on behalf of the giver.  “TAKING,” on the other hand, implies “SELFISHNESS”… on behalf of the “TAKER”.  Our FREEDOMS in the work-place are what allow our true colors to sparkle and shine OR to tarnish and fade.

REAP WHAT YOU SEW.  “GET”… what you “GIVE”.  Tell me, how much can we expect to receive by “TAKING”???  Think.  Think.  Think…  “GIVE” readily… “RECEIVE” abundantly.  “THIS” is tricky, folks.  “GIVING”… without regard to selfish, familial “gains”.    And on the contrary… “TAKE” readily… “NEED” or “WANT” abundantly. (“THIS” is so, So, SO TRUE)  OUCH!!!

“ABUSING FREEDOMS”… selfishly???  “MAY”… JUST “MAY”… result in LOSING those FREEDOMS.  “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!!!

Pastor Walter West delivered a message about “blessings” at church this past weekend.  He stated, “BLESSINGS UNITE US”.  WOW!!!  I suddenly feel the need to say:  “GOD BLESS AMERICA.  AND MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE-WIDE WORLD” (Pppsssttt… I think it’s working, folks!!!)  😉

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“PRAYING TO RECEIVE ALL GOD HAS FOR ME”

WOW!!!  “THIS”… is… “CRAZY”… UNBELIEVABLE!!!  Please come along, folks… we are taking ANOTHER trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!

“MGO” (May God Offer).  MGO!!!  INSTEAD of “OMG” (Oh My God).  I am choosing, consciously, to now utilize: “MGO,” (May God Offer) in seeking God’s guidance or understanding regarding unbelievable circumstances or situations.  READY OR NOT… HERE WE GO…

It is currently 10:00 pm, ET Mon. 11/10/14.  I just returned home from ABC, readied myself for bed, and am now seated at my computer to share this very special story with you… about an amazing evening with amazing ladies at an amazing event.

MGO!!!  Tonight’s Bible Study, Week #9… Lesson 9???  “YOU”… are NOT gonna believe it!!!  Week #9, Lesson 9 was about seeking: 1: God’s guidance; 2: Wisdom, and 3: Faith to Move Mountains through prayer.  Boy, I just got “CHILLS” as I recall how instrumental Miley Cyrus’ song, “The Climb,” has been along “THIS”… My Spiritual Life Journey.

DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  “LIFE”… has been SOOOoooooo busy lately!!!  I HAVE NOT been doing ANY homework lessons for Bible Study for 2-3 weeks now!!!  HA!!!  And I have been struggling with what ALL the recent chaos in MY LIFE… “MEANS”!!!  Wondering “WHAT” am I supposed to do in regards to “THIS,” God???  HUH???  “WHAT” AM I SUPPOSED TO DO???  DOUBLE HUH, HUH???!!!???!!!???!!!

WEEK #9 consisted of the following 5 daily lessons:  HA!!!  AND DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

DAY ONE– PRAY FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE

DAY TWO– PRAY FOR WISDOM to Seek All God Has for Us

DAY THREE– PRAY FOR FAITH to move mountains

DAY FOUR– PRAY TO BE MORE LIKE CHRIST

DAY FIVE– PRAY TO BE PURE AND HOLY

WHY???  Why do I choose to make “LIFE” MORE DIFFICULT than necessary???  God is ALWAYS there to HELP me through the DIFFICULT times.  This past week would have been much more tolerable HAD I SIMPLY SPENT THE TIME WITH GOD IN WORKING THROUGH THE DAILY LESSONS!!!

Aaahhhhhh!!!  I just “bopped” myself up-side the middle of my forehead with the palm of my left hand while screaming( inside my head) at myself:  “SELF!!!  YOU ARE SUCH A   S-L-O-W   LEARNER”!!!  Yep, STILL “TURTLE SLOW”…@numberoneteam.net.

JUST TAKE IT TO THE LORD, folks.  TAKE ALL YOUR STRUGGLES TO THE LORD.  Jesus died to be your HERO.  He can handle ALL of your struggles FOR you.  “LET IT GO!!!”  Give it ALL unto the Lord, believing… “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”  Philippians 4:13.  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.

 

Isiah 46:10-11; Matthew 17:14-21; 1 Corinthians:21-27; Ephesians 4:32-5:2; 1 Peter 1:13-16

 

 

 

“BACK OFF SATAN!!!”

MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!

Whew!!!  I am just coming out of ANOTHER …???…???…??? Cloudy and dark period, folks.  I guess the last couple of weeks have been a bit… “DIFFICULT” for me.  “LIFE”… IS DIFFICULT.  AMEN.

So, so much going on.  EVERYWHERE!!!  WITH EVERYBODY!!!  REGARDING EVERYTHING!!!  What does it ALL mean???  “WHAT” am “I” supposed to do???

I am… “LETTING GO,” folks.  Letting go and giving it ALL unto the Lord.  I must admit that “LIFE” has been distracting me from… GOD.  I have NOT been faithful in reading His word and completing Bible Study homework for about 2-3 weeks now.  “I”… DO NOT LIKE how I can almost feel the distance “I” have allowed to come between us.  “IT”… is a sense of “NOTHINGNESS”… from my past.  “IT”… is SATAN!!!  BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”

I feel so blessed to report that it is now 6:25 pm, ET on Mon., 11/10/14.  Bible Study begins at 7:00 pm.  “The Power of a Praying Woman” by Stormie Omartian.  “LIFE” is looking a bit “brighter”.  I am also plugging into additional sources through Anastasia Baptist Church.  Those “nudges” that led to the development of this blog???  Well, “THEY” keep occurring.  “Nudging” me to do…???…???…???  “Things” that I’m not quite certain about.  I may choose to go the wrong direction a time or two, but I WILL NEVER STOP trying to fulfill my purpose… whatever “THAT” may be…

“LIFE”… is a journey, folks.  FOR ALL OF US.  I am so, So, SO happy that I chose to start paying attention ALONG-THE-WAY!!!  Thank you, Jesus.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

GIVE KIDS THE WORLD (givekidstheworld.org)

WOW!!!  “THIS” organization is “AMAZING”!!!

WHAT A WAY TO START THE DAY!!!  Come along, folks…  it’s time for ANOTHER trip to “Jill’s World”!!!  READY???  HERE WE GO…

Alright, “TODAY” is Saturday, 11/8/14.  It is now 12:50 pm, ET.  Showtime USA just finished a short performance at a local fundraising event for “GIVE KIDS THE WORLD” here at the Holiday Isle resort in St. Augustine Beach, FL.

I was fortunate enough to meet Leah Bundy who is Sr. Manager, Corporate Development for Give Kids The World.  This organization serves children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries.  Give Kids The World Village is in Kissimmee, FL.  The village itself consists of 146 villas, as well as various venues, including:  Ice Cream palace; Matthew’s Boundless Playground; Castle of Miracles; Gingerbread House Restaurant; Amberville Train Station; and The Park of Dreams.

The wishes of terminally ill children, who desire to visit Central Florida’s popular attractions, and their families are provided with a week-long vacation in FL.   Accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals and much more are provided.  EVERYTHING IS ENTIRELY COST-FREE TO THE FAMILIES.  The donated attraction tickets are from all three major theme-park resorts, including:  SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, and Walt Disney World.

“GIVE KIDS THE WORLD” = a #1 TEAM @ numberoneteam.net.

Please visit the site:  givekidstheworld.org.  GKTW is able to fulfill the wishes of so many children and their families ONLY as a result of generous individuals and corporations.

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

BUILDING BRIDGES…

WOW!!!  A discussion at work today lead to this thought:  “We can ALL build bridges between ANYTHING.  We then get to choose which ones to cross.”  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Pretty powerful, huh?

“THIS”… is so, So, SO TRUE, folks!!!  “THINGS” happen EVERY single DAY.  We then attach different meanings to EVERYTHING!!!  Thus, allowing us to make “connections” (bridges) between what we think something… “MEANS”.  Example: The incident with that young man named “Christ”opher at our home Wed. evening, 10/29/14, could be a sign that I need to, somehow, reach out and try to help either him… or other “petty” criminals.  OR… perhaps I could choose to cross the bridge seeking to help the victims of crimes.  So many options are available for “HELPING”.  And  “I”… can choose… who to help, how to help, or NOT to HELP anymore at all regarding this situation.

Hhhmmm… “I” get to choose.  And don’t forget… “MY” way of HELPING will be determined by the person I have become based on where I’ve been and how I’ve responded to different situations throughout my LIFE while simply seeking to survive my LIFE.  And you may NOT “GET IT” because you have NOT been where I have been.  Amen.

WOW, deep, Deep, DEEP THOUGHTS.  My head hurts, folks.  Goodnight.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

 

GIVING & TAKING

WOW!!!  “THIS” post just got huge.  I mean Huge.  REALLY HUGE!!!  Come along, folks as I try to make sense of a “little” thing that took on a life of its own, thereby becoming something completely different… EVEN though “IT” (the situation) was, technically, THE SAME.  WHAT???  Yep, “IT” was technically, “THE SAME,” but yet it became something “DIFFERENT”.   I invite you to come along, folks.  We’re taking another trip to Jill’s World.  Ready???  Here we go…

So when is it okay for someone’s kindness or generosity to become “EXPECTED”???  A “GIVEN”… to the point at which it becomes “TAKEN”… for granted???  And then demanded???  Hhhmmm…  is it “OKAY” to carry on as if someone were being “kind”… without their consent or awareness???  Taking something without first asking… even if you feel certain the person would willingly “GIVE” you what you want???  When do we, as people, believe it is okay to “count-on” a teammate’s generosity and kindness by simply continuing to “TAKE,” but no longer feeling a need to “ASK”… before taking.  Hhhmmm… Please think about that, folks.

LIFE… IS DIFFICULT!!!  For everybody.  Everywhere.  “GIVING” can be something an individual does with PRIDE.  IT ALL CHANGES, however, when that act of kindness in one’s “GIVING” becomes an expectation of others that results in the selfish act of “TAKING”… WITHOUT ASKING.  In other words, THEY quit appreciating.  THEY start expecting.   THEY quit asking.  THEY begin taking.  And then what???  THEY will, undoubtedly, start demanding “MORE”… for themselves.  “VICIOUS CYCLE,” huh???

Ask not what OTHERS [your country] can do for “YOU”, but what “YOU” can do for others[your country].  JFK, may you R.I.P.  Amen.

NEVER stop appreciating, folks.  It’s a VERY ugly characteristic… called “SELFISHNESS”.  (Oh, I believe there is a previous post… way back there… somewhere… regarding “SELFISHNESS”.  I do hope you have seen it… SOMEWHERE… back there… in among the previous posts… somewhe… (Pppsssttt… that last word is supposed to be “fading-away”…)  😉

HAVE A BLESSED DAY. (Yep, I’m thinking about “Chick-Fil-A”)

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.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“FAITHFUL FAMILIES TEACH FAITH”

WOW!!!  ANOTHER AMAZING MESSAGE… at ABC(Anastasia Baptist Church), here in St. Augustine Beach, FL by Dr. Walter West.  Yep, he was speaking DIRECTLY to my entire family this evening, including Chris, Danielle, Chase and myself.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!

FAITHFUL FAMILIES TEACH FAITH… by using:  “C-O-R-E”.    WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “C-O-R-E???”  Well, CERTAINLY… “MY” family is STRONG at its “C-O-R-E,”  right???  Or wrong???  Please come along, folks.  Let us examine how “Faithful Families Teach Faith”… TOGETHER!!!  GO TEAM!!!

C:  Faithful families teach faith by using CHRIST-CENTERED, Bible-based truth.  Read the Bible, folks.  Daily.  “KNOW”… THE WORD.  “LIVE”… THE WORD.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.

Matthew 19:13-15;  Acts 4:11-12

O:  Families teach faith by using OPPORTUNITIES… to share their faith ANYWHERE, with ANYONE, at ANYTIME!!!

Deuteronomy 11: 18-21

R:  Families teach faith by using RELATIONSHIPS… as a means of opening the door to sharing “FAITH”… with family, friends, co-workers… “teammates”.

Proverbs 22:6;  Acts 18:25-26

E:  Families teach faith by EXAMPLE.  Live your “LIFE” according to your “FAITH”.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9;  1 Peter 5:2-3

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

StateAlert Entertainment

WOW!!!  “THIS” has been an AMAZING week.  “LIFE”… at its BEST and WORST!  All within a matter of days.  ONE EXTREME (negative)… TO THE OTHER EXTREME (positive).  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Please come along, folks.  It is time for ANOTHER TRIP… TO JILL’S WORLD.  READY OR NOT… HERE WE GO…

I hope you all have read the “9-1-1” post, published 10/30/14.  “THAT” day???  Was just ANOTHER day in… MY WORLD.  It did take a day or two for me to get my anxiety under control.  Hhhmmm…  “LIFE… IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.

So, Danielle and I went out the the flea market on Saturday, 11/1/14 to support my husband and son’s Boy Scout event… at the flea market.  (Yep, the SAME flea market I blogged about last year, 11/16/13–the 27 year anniversary of the car accident that set me on my “JOURNEY”… “LOOKING FOR ME”.)    This journey of LIFE, folks, is ALSO my journey of Faith.  I just got chills.  WOW!!!  Another year has passed…

So, I…walked ALL around the flea market, mingling with folks and sharing numberoneteam.net business cards… AGAIN!!!  I met an individual who is VERY friendly, confident, and motivated to “HELP” others.  “I”… am NOT kidding, folks!!!  Alex Pinnix, of StateAlert Entertainment.  You MUST visit the site at:  Statealertintl.com.   Alex Pinnix, IS AMAZING!!!  He has committed his life to “helping youth who are unable to help themselves.”  Alex desires “to be a voice for the voiceless!”  WOW!!!  Those words came directly from the State Alert Story at this very site!!!

Now, is it JUST… “ME,” or do YOU ALL see the connection between StateAlert Entertainment and numberoneteam.net???  Alex and myself will be getting together this next week to discuss any potential “TEAM BUILDING” we may be able to explore… “TOGETHER”.  😉

SOOOOOOoooooo… here’s something “CRAZY,” but FUNNY that happened while at the flea market…  I walked ALL AROUND… meeting and greeting… mingling and sharing numberoneteam.net business cards with folks ALL around this place.  I was so VERY happy and hopeful after many wonderful  encounters with fellow, community teammates.  I returned to the Boy Scout area and was promptly greeted by my daughter, Danielle, with a hug ( it was freezing cold here in St. Augustine, FL.  I think she was seeking body warmth).  The FIRST thing Danielle said to me???  YOU… will NOT believe “THIS”… She said… “Mom, you’ve got something black in your teeth on this side… and something green(lettuce) in your teeth on the other side!!!”  (We ate Chick-Fil-A on our way out to the market!!!)  WHAT!!!???!!!???!!!??  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???   OH, NO!!!  SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  I died of embarrassment realizing how many folks I had approached, boldly and confidently… with food stuck between teeth on BOTH sides of my mouth!!!   Aaahhhhhh!!! 

JUST ANOTHER DAY, folks…  :/

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.