Monthly Archives: February 2015

DE-HUMANIZING HUMANS

WHAT???…???…???…  “DE”- … “HUMANIZING”???  “HUMANS”???  HA!!!  Here I go AGAIN, folks.  I invite you to come along on another TRIP to “Jill’s World”!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Ready???  SET???  HERE WE GO…

Hhhmmm… “DE-HUMANIZING”…???…???…???  “HUMANS”…???…???…???  Simply stated… demanding perfection from imperfect “peeps” (people).  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… I think I like this idea… A LOT!!!  I am certain that this topic of discussion has been touched upon… somewhere… back there… in a previous post… OR TWO!!!  The “Topic” here???…???…???… “MISTAKES”!!!  And how individuals respond to them.

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES!!!  RIGHT???  OR WRONG???  Now, we ALL know those individuals with POOR tolerance of others’ mistakes, don’t we???  “POOR” tolerance of even those “understandable”… mistakes.  And they find it almost IMPOSSIBLE to admit making any(mistakes) themselves (especially in the “HEAT” of the moment).  HA!!!  Now, “THIS”… drives me… “CRAZY”-er than I Already AM!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

NOBODY IS PERFECT, folks.  Only Jesus.   AND “LIFE’… is growing more and more “DIFFICULT”… by design.  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.

And please remember… those words you speak that sting like adding salt to an open wound???  You can NOT take them back.  Sooner or later… the pain of those repeated wounds become scar-like.  And they will NEVER go away.  THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK.  (Pppsssttt… I am STILL working on this one, myself!!!)  And in case you’re wondering:  “YEP, I RECENTLY MADE A COSTLY MISTAKE.”  🙁

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.

 

 

“COFFEE WITH LINDA”…

is a blog at facebook.com by Linda Brandt of St. Augustine, FL.

WOW!!!  What an AMAZING woman!!!  Linda Brandt.  Author.  Painter.  Blogger.  Survivor.  Etc., etc., etc.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!! 

Hhhmmm… I awoke this morning with a desire to edit a portion of last night’s blog post:  “The 2015 Challenge”.  Whew, that was quick!!!  I then felt a “PULL” to check Facebook… BAM!!!  The first post that popped up was regarding a luncheon with speaker Linda Brandt!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

Bits and pieces of HER LIFE’S JOURNEY completely BLEW… ME… AWAY!!!  I JUST HAD TO MEET THIS WOMAN… TODAY.  I quickly called to RSVP, however the event was completely booked!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  But, I just HAD to…???…???…???… “MEET and GREET” her!!!  In short, I did manage to get away from work for about 90 mins. today.  AND… Linda and I were able to spend precious moments together in a semi-private room at the River House here in St. Augustine, FL.

What an inspiration, folks.  Her “JOURNEY”… has been…???…???…???… “DIFFICULT”… to say the least!!!  So many obstacles.  So many trials.  Yet Linda Brandt has survived it ALL… with a steadfast Faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  AMEN.

Oh, and guess what???  Yep… Linda and I “Bonded” during our brief exchange today, 2/24/18 (as I sit here at the computer with my fingers crossed in display of the connection I felt).  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  What an amazing day offering me the opportunity to “meet and greet” an AMAZING woman, Linda Brandt.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

And get this, folks… Linda lives RIGHT HERE on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, FL!!!  WE ARE PRACTICALLY NEIGHBORS!!!  PLUS… Linda and her husband are ALSO members of Anastasia Baptist Church!!!  SHUT-UP!!!(Ha,Ha!!)  I AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  I AM SIMPLY DUMBFOUND!!!  :/ 

“THIS is a day that the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it”.    Psalm 118:24

Folks, I encourage you to become acquainted with Linda Brandt.  Her writings.  Her paintings.  Her blog.  Her “LIFE”.  She has suffered great tragedies, however chooses to focus on the positive blessings bestowed her.  ALLELUIA!!!  AMEN.

In parting this afternoon, Linda suggested that perhaps we could meet for coffee sometime.  I was quick to respond:  “Yep, Coffee With Linda”!!!  😉  Thanks, Linda.  I NEEDED today… weeks ago!!!

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 2015 CHALLENGE

FINDING “GOOD” IN EVERYTHING!!!  Now, “THIS” is a must, folks.  And “IT” (finding “GOOD” in everything) becomes easier with practice.  I PROMISE!!!

Hey, I just thought of something… I would like to “CHALLENGE” everyone to try and identify just one (1) “GOOD” side to every negative situation x 1 full week.  And then for 2 full weeks.  And then for 3 full weeks, etc., etc., etc.  UNTIL you find yourself automatically seeking the GOOD side to everything… ALL THE TIME!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Now, “THIS” could be an excellent game to play… EVERYDAY… out there in the REAL world during daily “LIFE”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, what should we call this game regarding daily “LIFE”???  How about the sub-title of this post???  “Finding Good In Everything” which is synonymous with “Finding God In Everything”.  GOD = GOOD, right???  ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!  AMEN!!!

So, will YOU… TAKE THE “CHALLENGE” with ME???  I’ve been playing this game of LIFE called:  “Finding Good/God In Everything” for awhile now.  It’s fun.  And I’m getting better EVERY DAY!!!

PLEASE JOIN THE 2015 CHALLENGE, folks…

“FINDING GOOD/GOD IN EVERYTHING”.

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.

 

 

PSALM 23, a psalm of David

1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2  He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3       He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to His name.
4  Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
5   You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
6    Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD
forever.

 

LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE
NEW LIVING TRANSLATION

THE CALL…

came in around 11:00 pm, ET on Wed., 2/18/15.  My precious brother, Bob expired at 10:37 pm.  BOOM!!!  BOOM!!!  BANG!!!  Everything happened so quickly…

WHOOSH… and the flood begins.  That VERY old, VERY familiar, and VERY overwhelming “RUSH” of a drunken sensation… mixed with a bit of “NOTHINGNESS” and sudden, but quick bouts of extreme emotional sadness.  Hhhmmm… “SADNESS”???  For who… Bob???  Myself???  Ryan, his son???  WHO???  Think.  Think.  Think.

So, so many questions.  No answers.  Would’ve.  Should’ve.  Could’ve.  But didn’t.  END OF STORY.

I LOVE YOU, BOB GOBLE.  MAY YOU R.I.P.

 

 

 

 

YOU KNEW…

I was there at your bedside, right???  Or wrong???  You winked at me twice with your Left eye and once with your Right eye as requested.  I felt certain YOU  KNEW  I WAS THERE… despite never gaining full consciousness.  Oh yeah… YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right???  I rubbed your arm.  I ranged the joints of all 5 digits on both hands, both wrists, and both elbows as allowable by those restraints. Yep… YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right???  I HOPE(H: Heaven; O: Over-; P: Powering; E: Earth).  YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right???  Or wrong???

I “HOPE” you heard the words I spoke to you.  The prayers I said for you.  The verses of scripture from the Bible that I read to you.  The  “I LOVE YOU, BOB”; and my final “GOODBYE, BOB”  before exiting your room to leave for the airport.  ALL THESE THINGS… I “HOPE” you heard.

BUT DID YOU KNOW… YOU’LL BE MISSED???

AND DID YOU KNOW… I’M SORRY FOR NOT TRYING TO “HELP”  Y-O-U  SURVIVE  “LIFE”.

Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young.  2/18/15:  “…I am holding you by your right hand.  I guide you with My counsel, and afterward I will take you into Glory…”

This has been a tribute to my brother, Robert A. Goble, published on this Wed., 2/18/15… day 1 of Hospice care as he nears the end of his life here on earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCEPTING REALITY…

for what “IT”… “IS” and dealing with “IT” appropriately.  My favorite saying???  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  Now, “IT”  W-I-L-L  be viewed differently by others, however… the different views do NOT change… the reality of what “IT” IS or WAS.  😉

I am learning something big this week, folks.  Real Big.  I mean… REAL BIG.  With so, So, SO much going on right now… my emotions are, DEFINITELY, running…???…???…???… “CRAZY WILD” on the inside.  I am, however, faking an appearance of cool and collected calmness on the outside.  “I”… am flying “UNDER THE RADAR”… PURPOSEFULLY!!!   AND… “IT FEELS GOOD”!!!

HA!!!  I have probably been the CENTER of our “FAIRNESS” issue at work for quite a little while now.  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  FAIRNESS… SHMAIRNESS!!!  NOTHING IN LIFE IS FAIR, right???  Or wrong???

It’s an amazing feeling to wake up and take “OWNERSHIP” of personal wrongdoing in the mix of DIFFICULT situations.  “THIS”… completely OPENS your eyes.  Your heart.  And your mind to consider others’ viewpoints.  I am NO LONGER… focused on proving my “rightness” regarding “FAIRNESS” at work.

Fingers are being pointed EVERYWHERE, but “INWARD,” in an attempt to place BLAME.   Of course “I” am “RIGHT”… from “MY” position.  We MUST realize, however, that others are also right from their positions, as well.  This is often the case during misunderstandings that occur regularly… ANYWHERE.  EVERYWHERE.  So tell me, whose “RIGHT” is “RIGHTER”???  According to whom???  And does it even really matter???  Hhhmmm… think.  Think.  THINK…

BUT WAIT… “I”… am OVER this “FAIRNESS” issue at work, right?  Or wrong???  “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO,”… Jill!!!  Perhaps “IT” (fairness) has become a monthly “HOT” button???  Ugh!!!  Stay tuned…  😉

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.

 

 

LEARNING TO “GIVE” FREELY…

and to expect NOTHING in return… without feeling resentment.  WOW!!!  There is so, So, SO much going on in everyday “LIFE” right now!!!  My head is swirling.  My heart is aching…

GIVING FREELY.  EXPECTING “NOTHING” IN RETURN.  Now, “THIS”… is TOUGH, folks.  To expect “NOTHING”… means… you expect “NOTHING”.  ABSOLUTELY  N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!  Remember… “PATIENCE… IS A VIRTUE”.  The “RETURN” received from the smallest acts of kindness may not occur for years and “IT” (the return) may even be shared forward to someone other than yourself.  You may NEVER be privy to it!!!  Alleluia!!!  Amen.

LET US ALL KEEP MOVING FORWARD… TOGETHER.  LEARNING AND GROWING ALONG THE WAY…

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

BUILDING A “TEAM”…

that others will want to “JOIN”.  WOW!!!  I may keep struggling and FALLING… over, and Over, and OVER… again, and Again and AGAIN, folks.  I plan to keep getting back up, however, seeking to improve myself after EACH nose-dive!!!  Have I mentioned that I’m a “SLOW LEARNER”???  I think I have… in a previous post… back there… SOMEWHERE…  😉

PLANT SEEDS… and ALLOW them to GROW… OR NOT!!!  “GROWTH”… is OPTIONAL.  “GROWTH”… occurs SLOWLY…

“PATIENCE… IS A VIRTUE.” 

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.