Daily Archives: December 30, 2014

“JESUS CALLING”

is an AMAZING daily devotional book by Sarah Young.

MGO, folks!!!  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  “THIS”… story is unbelievable… EVEN to “ME”.  AND “IT” (the story)… IS ABOUT MYSELF!!!  I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  “THIS” …IS “LIFE”!!!  Please come along and enjoy this ride with me.  “WE” are taking another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  :/

“LIFE”… is so busy, Busy, BUSY!!!  Thoughts/ideas are bouncing around inside my brain for blog posts at a rate that I cannot keep up with.  The current “BUSY-NESS” of the holidays has interrupted my daily devotional and Bible reading.  I have neglected to stay in His word for approximately 2 weeks.  🙁

I had made a promise to God that I would read His word prior to racing out of the house for work today.  Folks… I DID(read His word).  And immediately felt a need to blog about today’s devotional.  I wrote a quick blog post and then raced out the door for work.  Hhhmmm… I got a bit anxious as I asked myself… “Self, did you turn the computer off?”  ANXIETY… as I remembered that horrible experience of my computer being “DOWN” awhile ago, so while stopped at a stoplight…on my way to work… I grabbed my phone to dial Danielle (the kids are on Christmas break from school) to have her check the computer.  Meanwhile, the stoplight changed.  I, however, did not move.  The lady in the car next to me became angry (she was in a hurry)so she beeped and “gestured”… angrily.  Oopse.

I started forward, slowly.  The lady was right next to me…gesturing with her right arm/hand and then she pulled over in front of me, erratically, and then on over into the far right lane , indicative of turning.  This lady… was NOT “OKAY”.  She was, in fact, so irate that she was at risk for a medical emergency while driving.  I followed her, wanting to deescalate the situation before she had a heart attack or stroke.  I must admit that “THIS”… was NOT a bright idea!!!  The lady pulled over, waited for me to pull over and then jumped out of her car yelling at me… CONTINUOUSLY!!!  She was so, So, SO angry.  I DID NOT get a word-in, edge-wise!!!

Get this… “SHE” started screaming: “YOU ARE _______ CRAZY!!!”  I wanted to inform her that yep, I “AM” crazy… at numberoneteam.net, BUT she would NOT ALLOW me to say a word.  “SHE” wanted to call the cops.  “I” thought, jokingly:  “go ahead and call the cops… they know me quite well by now!!!”  I kinda wanted to “HUG” her, folks.  I admit it… I AM A HUGGER!!! “THIS”(hugging)… was NOT gonna happen, folks.  She got back in her vehicle and sped away, angrily! I drove on to work.  END OF STORY…

The joke at work became how I was seeking to apologize and then tried to, FORCEFULLY, HUG an irate driver experiencing road rage.  :/  CRAZY, huh???  I know.  I will never, Never, NEVER attempt this tactic again… in “THAT” situation!!!

Heavenly Father, forgive me for allowing my anxiety to cloud my judgement, resulting in this unnecessary…???…???…???… “dilemma” on my way to work today.  “I”… was at fault.  Please wrap your arms around that lady and give her a big hug… from “ME”… THE HUGGER!!!

I noticed, later,  that I had neglected to save and publish that post I just had to write before going to work today.  “IT”… WAS GONE!!!  :/  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!???!!!  JUST ANOTHER DAY in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!

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.

 

“THE DANIEL PLAN”

“IT” all began with Pastor Rick Warren…

WOW!!!  I CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP, FOLKS!!!  YOU ARE NOT… ABSOLUTELY  N-O-T… GONNA BELIEVE IT!!!  WE ARE TAKING ANOTHER “JOURNEY”!!!  Yep, that’s right.  ANOTHER “JOURNEY”!!!  TO A HEALTHIER LIFE!!!  Come along…

I am so amazed by the connections of positivity that have been falling into place since beginning my, so-called “JOURNEY OF LIFE,” seeking to find my “LOST” self following that car accident in November of 1986.  This journey has also been referred to, at some point, as “Looking For Life,” which I now realize has become one and the same as my Journey of Faith, A.K.A.:  “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

My thoughts have a tendency to run pretty “DEEP,” as you all know by this time.  I am currently feeling excited, yet melancholy about…???…???…??? “EVERYTHING” regarding my “LIFE”.  For example, a recent “thought” that’s been tossing itself around inside my brain (like a tossed-salad)  :/  (Sorry.  I, simply, could NOT stop myself from typing that “nonsense”!!!) is the realization that the paths of my potential destruction had been set in place even PRIOR… to my conception inside my mother’s womb.  Now, “THAT”… IS “DEEP”!!!  And while “THAT” brings about a certain sadness, I also feel very, Very, VERY blessed to have been given so many opportunities to accept the Grace of God.  HE… NEVER GAVE UP ON ME.  HE… MADE HIS PRESENCE KNOWN… THROUGHOUT MY LIFE!!!  “I”… AM WORTHY.  “I”… HAVE A PURPOSE, FOLKS!!!  I may struggle for awhile yet in determining the “EXACT” road to take in fulfilling my purpose.   I am, however, FINALLY traveling in the “RIGHT” direction!!!

FINALLY… traveling in the “RIGHT” direction!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Have I mentioned that I recently turned “50”???  I think I have!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WHO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “50… AND FABULOUS,” right???  Pppsssttt… “THAT” is what those marvelous  B-day cookies said!!!  Remember???  The ones that I received as a gift from both sisters, Laura and Lynn.  The SAME cookies that were prepared by my cousin, Tina Sallows Keiser, Baked in what had been the kitchen of my beloved Grandma Goble in Fayette, Ohio, which is now the base of Tina’s own business, “SO SWEET, cookies, cake pops and more”.  Ya still with me???  Please refer back to those B-day celebration posts dated Oct. 28, Oct. 27, and Oct. 25, 2014.  I’m  “RAMBLING”… SORRY.

I have recently become involved in another “Journey”, folks.  A journey to a Healthier Life.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  A “JOURNEY”… to a Healthier “LIFE” on “THIS”… “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”???  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  I AM SERIOUS, folks!!!   A friend of mine, Dawn Barbarine, through Bible Study class at the island campus of Anastasia Baptist Church has been on her own, personal journey of Faith.  She is, currently, employed as a fitness trainer at the local YMCA and she is just beginning this, her 1st, “THE DANIEL PLAN,”  study course.

The Daniel Plan???…???…???… was developed by Rev. Rick Warren to follow as a spiritual guide on the “Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle” which will provide increased energy, mental clarity, confidence, strength, and flexibility.  Thereby, allowing Christians to use their God-given talents to fulfill their, God-chosen, PURPOSE.  WOW!!! HALLELUJAH!!!  COUNT ME IN IT… TO WIN IT!!!  AMEN.

Now, I am new to this, “The Daniel Plan”.   I JUST finished Chapter #1 before attending our 2nd meeting earlier tonight!!!  HA!!!  It encompasses FAITH +  FOOD + FITNESS + FOCUS + FRIENDS” through a program designed for the achievement of “a healthier life”.  Chapter 1, “How It All Began,” ended with these EXACT words”  “WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY”!!!  No kidding, folks.  Page 29.  I CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!

“LIFE… IS A JOURNEY,” folks.  Many ups and downs along the way, but I promise:  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!  All you REALLY need to do is… ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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.