Monthly Archives: March 2015

“JUST THROW THE RING!!!”

Was such a cute skit put on by Pastor Walter at Anastasia Baptist Church this past weekend.

RING = a floating buoy thrown out into the water to a struggling swimmer in need of “HELP”.  So, how do you throw the ring-buoy to HELP???  Over-hand???  Under-hand???  A side-scoop toss???  Hhhmmm…When to HELP???  Should I HELP???  Do they REALLY need my HELP???  STOP second-guessing AND…

JUST THROW THE RING!!!

EVERYBODY NEEDS HELP!!!  Do NOT let yourself be fooled!!!  EVERYBODY NEEDS HELP!!!

JUST THROW THEM THE “LIFE” RING!!!  Jesus Christ = The Eternal Ring of Life, folks!!!

Share the Word.  Save a Life.  EVERYBODY NEEDS “HELP,” folks.  Will YOU throw the ring???  MGO, folks!!!  Hey, have I mentioned that I was a lifeguard…many years ago… before the accident???  Yes…I was a lifeguard.  And YES…I WILL THROW THE RING!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!

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. 

S.O.S.

MGO!!!  (May God Offer) There is a previous post…SOMEWHERE…back there…titled “S.O.S”!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  A blog post titled, “S.O.S.” about wanting “HELP” to meet President George W. Bush!!!  S.O.S. = HELP, right???   Hhhmmm…”S.O.S.” = Save Our Souls!!!  Pastor Walter said so at church today!!!  I just know he was speaking DIRECTLY…TO…”ME”!!!  BAM!!!

I’VE GOT CHILLS!!!  THEY’RE MULTIPLYING!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “GREASE”!!!  And…Olivia Newton-John!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  She still ranks #1…to my husband (and numberoneteam.net)…in those black leather pants!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Sorry, MY MIND got distracted AGAIN!!!

So, back to today’s message at church, Palm Sunday Weekend, March 28-29, 2015.  “Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord”.  “Palm Sunday is a day of expectation” for ALL who believe and proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!

–EXPECT SALVATION… from life in Christ.  S.O.S. = Save Our souls = salvation = all sins are forgiven.

–EXPECT TO BE BLESSED.

–EXPECT GREAT THINGS!!! 

Pastor Walter also discussed how each of us have been assigned a specific purpose in “LIFE”.  MGO, folks!!!  How many times have I heard this???  Numerous!!!  TODAY, however, “IT” bopped me right upside my head!!!  OUCH!!!  BAM!!!  I HAVE A PURPOSE!!!  Now, wait a minute… I already knew this, RIGHT???  Or WRONG???  I have “FELT” my purpose, growing and growing in passion, depth and understanding…for awhile now.  P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.  ALL PEOPLE.  Struggling to survive “LIFE”!!!

Well, just “WHAT” do I have to offer???  And just “HOW” can numberoneteam.net actually “HELP” anybody, anywhere, with anything???  Ready for the answer???  HERE WE GO…

1.– I HAVE…Jesus Christ in my heart, head and soul.  AND…

2.–I CAN “HELP”…by sharing the Word.

Hallelujah!!!  Amen.  Folks, the message of numberoneteam.net is, DEFINITELY, spiritual.  MY PURPOSE = SHARING JESUS CHRIST!!!  With EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.  SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE…OUT THERE!!!

WOW!!!  “numberoneteam”  DOES = A LIFE SUPPORT GROUP!!!  We are back to that same-ole, desire to form a generic SUPPORT GROUP FOR LIFE!!!  TRIPLE BAM, BAM, BAM!!!  Now, “THAT” thought was entertained PRIOR to the development of numberoneteam.net.   2+ YEARS AGO!!!  Oh, bother!!!  :/

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.

 

 

 

 

 

NEGATIVE + NEGATIVE…

= MORE NEGATIVE.  BAD + BAD = MORE BAD!!!

BAM!!   The lights…JUST CAME ON!!!  AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  “Negative + negative = more negative,” right???  Bad + bad = more bad, right ???  Or wrong???

It simply AMAZES me how things you “think” you already know can take on a renewed significance when worded differently or applied differently!  It may still have the same meaning, but it, somehow, takes on a whole new “LIFE” of its own.  “THIS”… AMAZES ME!!!

Example: Negative +  negative = more negative, or bad + bad = more bad is a concept that repeats itself throughout this blog.  “THIS”… Is so, So, SO true, folks.  I ALREADY KNOW THIS, however,  its significance just BOPPED ME RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD in the same, but different manner as I just re-examined my LIFE’S pattern of “negative + negative = more negative or bad + bad = more bad”.

Hhhmmm… think.  Think.  THINK.  The negative pattern of “MY” LIFE began even BEFORE I was born.  The death of my brother, Michael, lead to negative situations that contributed to my downfall… Including child molestation, which lead to psych issues, which lead to drinking, drugs, an eating disorder, a failed marriage, AND a major car accident (to name ONLY a few)…ALL OCCURRING AT OR BEFORE THE AGE OF 22!!!  I, sincerely, THANK YOU, JESUS for guiding me along this, “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  AMEN.

Hhhmmm… think.  Think.  THINK.  I sometimes wonder about the depths of suffering endured by the relatives I have known who impressed upon “MY” life directly and also the patterns of indirect impression by those relatives of long, long ago.  Some of those impressions made were, undoubtedly, GOOD.  Some, BAD.  Period.  IT WAS…WHAT IT WAS!!!  And IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!  Whenever.  Wherever.  Whatever.  “EVERYTHING AFFECTS EVERYTHING,” folks.!!!  THE GOOD.  THE BAD.  THE…???…???…???  😉

We can ALL choose to turn the negatives into positives.  Use your “BAD” situations in a “GOOD” way to “HELP” others SURVIVE “LIFE” along their journeys through “IT”(life).  Remember… we are who we are based on where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.  WOW!!!  “THIS” is such an enormously, gigantic concept for me to wrap my head around.  EVERYTHING AFFECTS EVERYTHING!!!  We are “WHO” we are…FOR A REASON!!!  Put the pieces of your Life’s puzzle together and… “EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE”.  Maybe NOT the way you’d like it to, but… “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!  And “IT”…IS AMAZING”!!!

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. 

 

 

 

FLIGHTY JILL…

STRIKES AGAIN!!! 

MGO!!!  Come along, folks.  We are taking another trip to “Jill’s World”!!!  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  I SIMPLY CANNOT…MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!

Hhhmmm…where to begin???  How about the beginning???  That’s a good place to start, right???  RIGHT!!!  I, initially, jumped in…HEAD FIRST… with this motivational team building idea back in Aug., 2013.  So now, a year-and-a-half later… Kris Phillips of Phillips Broadcasting agreed to meet with me at 10:00 am on Tues., 3/24/15 at “City Coffee Company” here in St. Augustine, FL regarding the site, numberoneteam.net!!!  What???!!!???!!!???!!!  Are you kidding me???!!!???!!!???!!!  NOPE…I AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  COFFEE WITH KRIS, of Phillips Broadcasting, regarding numberoneteam.net!!!

YEP.  WE MET.  She advised.  I listened.   And…have already implemented a few of her ideas.  I wrote Kris a little “Thank-you” note that same evening at “LinkedIn”.   I “thought” I sent this note to her via the internet…out there…somewhere.  BUT… I WAS NOT REAL SURE.  On Thursday I received “something” at LinkedIn that appeared to be the EXACT same message that I thought I sent to Kris!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  How in the world could I type out a “Thank-You” note to Kris and then, SOMEHOW, send it to myself???!!!???!!!???!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  PLEASE…SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

I, IMMEDIATELY, added a quirky little sub-note to the initial “Thank-You” note to explain what had happened and then… I SENT IT AGAIN!!!  BOOM!!!  BOOM!!!  BANG!!!  I handled that mis-hap rather quickly!!!  W00-WHOOOOOO!!!  Go Team!!!  That’s how we roll here at numberoneteam.net.  Whenever a “situation” arises, admit your mis-actions(mistakes) and clear-up any confusion quickly!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Good job, Jill!!!  Right???  Or wrong???  “W-R-O-N-G!!!”

I ADMIT IT!!!  I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I  AM DOING OR NOT DOING ON LINKEDIN!!!  It appears that I made a fool of myself yet AGAIN!!!  Kris had apparently received the original “Thank-you” and responded back with “You’re welcome, Jill”.  I DID NOT, however, receive her reply with the initial notification.  ALL I received was the EXACT same note I thought I had sent to her…but “IT”(the note) came to me as if “IT” were, originally, sent to “ME”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  MASS CONFUSION, folks!!!

To re-cap:  that ole’ familiar drunken sensation whooshed right over me again as I thought I had, SOMEHOW, sent Kris’ thank-you note to myself!!!  (Now, “THAT”…would NOT surprise me, folks!!!)  So, I quickly re-sent “IT”(the note) a 2nd time(after adding a quick sub-note)!!!  AND???   She responded… YET AGAIN… a 2nd time!!!  Oopse…I did “IT” AGAIN!!!  (“IT”= made a fool of myself).  Sorry, Kris.    You are truly #1, Kris Phillips of Phillips Broadcasting @ numberoneteam.net!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND… “THANK-YOU” AGAIN!!!  :/

JUST ANOTHER DAY…IN JILL’S WORLD, folks!!!

WHY???!!!???!!!???!!!  Oh, why do I ALWAYS seem to make a fool of myself to those individuals…???…???…??? I am seeking to “impress”.  I JUST got the answer, folks.  I MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF BECAUSE I AM FOOL ENOUGH TO FEEL UNWORTHY “MYSELF”!!!  BAM!!!  IN SHORT, folks…I AM WORTHY!!!  YOU ARE WORTHY!!!  WE ARE ALL WORTHY!!!

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.

 

 

AVOIDING PAIN…

IS A SELFISH ACT, right or wrong???  WOW!!!  What prompted “THIS” discussion? HA!!!  You get one (1) guess, folks!!!  Yep… I AM STRUGGLING YET AGAIN!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  Have I mentioned that “LIFE”… can be “DIFFICULT”… sometimes???  Oh, alright…“LIFE”… IS “DIFFICULT”…MOST OF THE TIME!!!

A co-worker reminded me of a gold-nugget, tid-bit of info. today as I began feeling sorry for myself… AGAIN!!!  Thank-you, Cath!!!  By changing a few word choices, I came to realize that avoiding potentially painful situations can or may be viewed negatively.  BAM!!!  But wait… I already KNEW that, didn’t I???  “Suffering is good” has been discussed in a few different blog posts.  It appears, however, that I DID NOT translate “THIS” (suffering is good) to also mean that AVOIDING pain or suffering may, like-wise, be bad or selfish.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!   

Oh bother, think.  Think.  THINK… my head hurts, folks!!!  Time for bed!!!

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


 

 

NO RICHER RESTORATION

WOW!!! Today’s message at church was delivered by Rev. Sam Thigpen.  And Yep… HE WAS SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO “ME”!!!  I JUST KNOW IT!!!  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!

The message???  “…Rebuilding and Restoring Relationships”.  Yep, I am struggling, folks.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  And Satan is using my life’s difficulties to create a distance between me and those who matter most in my “LIFE”:  God, family, friends.  It’s hard to explain…

Today’s message at church, however, WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!!  With the main points being as follows:

–Restore each other with a spirit of gentleness.
Galatians 6:1
You do NOT have to embrace the sin.  Embrace the sinner… with gentleness.

–Carry one another’s burdens.
Galatians 6:2
All I can say is to keep the focus on HELPING:  “P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People”.

–Restoration comes from the Spirit, not the flesh.
Galatians 6:8
Selfishness leads to corruption and a fiery eternity.  Righteousness leads to abundance and an eternal life.

–Don’t give up on one another.
Galatians 6:9
Do not grow weary of “HELPING” others.  We shall reap according to God’s plan…in due time… “IF” we do NOT give up.  GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

I’ve got chills… down the backs of both arms!!!  No kidding.  Thanks, Rev. Sam Thigpen.  I needed today’s message.  And… I LISTENED!!!

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.

FAMILY MATTERS…

Refers to ALL of those “matters,” A.K.A.: “issues,” having an impact on the overall health and well-being of any family.  Family matters = family issues.  Ya still with me?  DOUBLE HHHMMM, HHHMMM…  Boy, Family matters, or issues, can sure MAKE or BREAK a family, huh???!!!???!!!???!!!  Being able to identify “ISSUES” accurately is so VERY DIFFICULT!!!  But IMPERATIVE… For  family survival…

Aaahhh!!!  “Family Survival”.  Hhhmmm… That sounds like a … Reality Show  or Game!!!  ( A family… ALONE… on an island.  Oh, the probs (problems) to be encountered!!!  Which family member will be voted “OFF” the island… FIRST???  HA!!!  You’re ALL thinking about who should be kicked OFF the island in YOUR family, aren’t you???!!!???!!!???!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Sorry.  I got distracted…AGAIN!!! 

Funny, huh???  The numberoneteam version of any Reality Show OR Game, however, would include means of “HELPING” a family to be successful.  Identifying “MATTERS” or “ISSUES”… and seeking to resolve them, positively.  For any specific family.  And remember…“Success” to me, might mean “Failure” to you.

And yet another interpretation of “Family Matters” could be implying an intrinsic importance of the family unit:  “FAMILY”… Should… “MATTER”.  FAMILY IS IMPORTANT, right???  Or wrong???

Hhhmmm… what determines the importance of a family…to any one member???  Time… for emotional support???  Time… spent where???  With who?  Doing what???  Money… for financial support???  Money… earned???  Money… saved???  Money… spent???  Whose… time???  Whose… money???   For whose… support???   And what kind of support???  Aaahhh!!!  “THIS”… can become “DIFFICULT”!!!  TO EACH THEIR OWN.  Right???  Or wrong???  (Yep, I got myself “LOST” in there…somewhere…in that place called: “Jill’s World,” A.K.A., “my mind”!!!)  :/

EVERYTHING AFFECTS EVERYTHING!!!  Please make it a priority to ALWAYS seek the “POSITIVE”… IN EVERY SITUATION!!!  “SEEK”… and you shall “FIND”.  MGO, folks!!!  “Seeking the positive in every situation.”  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  Please refer to the 2/24/15 blog post titled,“THE 2015 CHALLENGE”!!!  And then???  TAKE THE CHALLENGE!!!

“Family Matters,” right???  Or wrong???

W00-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

THE UTLIMATE WAREHOUSE

numberoneteam …???…???…??? “WAREHOUSE”…???…???…???

MGO, folks!!!  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!! ( “May God Offer”…insight or understanding)  I’VE GOT GOOSEBUMPS(down the backs of both arms)!!!  NO KIDDING!!!  I have been “struggling” with something for a VERY long time(since launching the site, numberoneteam.net).  I, continually, get glimpses of how BIG this idea can go… ex.:  “Team World,” but “IT”( the idea) is VERY hard to explain so that others will get the “BIG” picture, as well.

Helpful individuals will recommend “Breaking down” this idea to focus on a smaller, simple category or smaller group of individuals for “HELPING,” such as those affected by childhood molestation, eating disorders, traumatic brain injury, etc.  I GET THAT.

numberoneteam is like a “WAREHOUSE”.

EVERYBODY’S life has been negatively impacted by something.  Not all of us have been exposed to the same experiences, but we have all become who we are based on where we have been and how we chose to respond to situations while simply seeking to survive…“LIFE”.  We are ALL different.  Touched by various experiences that affect each of us… “IN OUR OWN WAY”.  Right???  Or wrong???  And then… we ALL have to “COME TOGETHER”… at some point… somehow… to “SURVIVE”“LIFE”.   By “HELPING”.   Or “HURTING” those various teams to which we belong.

numberoneteam… IS a “WAREHOUSE”.

Hhhmmm… I awoke this morning with a “heaviness” upon my heart regarding this “motivational team building,” venture(“JOURNEY”) I am currently embarking on.  And suddenly, an idea came to me that, literally, “BOPPED ME RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD”!!!  OUCH!!!  Thereby, turning the “LIGHTS” on to “HELP” me see… AGAIN!!!  Hallelujah!!!  Amen.

“THE ULTIMATE WAREHOUSE”… is, EXACTLY, what numberoneteam represents.  A housing unit to embrace ALL groups of individuals belonging to ANY group, or “TEAM”… regardless of the distinctions that can, will or may be made.  ALL TEAMS, eventually, are linked together to “HELP” or “HURT” the bigger teams to which they belong. (i.e.:  TEAM USA/TEAM WORLD)

HA!!!  I know there’s a previous post back there…somewhere in this blog that encourages readers to NOT be the “WEAK LINK”  on their teams!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  I do hope you came across it on your “journey” through this blog  :/  Sorry.  “THAT” was CRAZY(more like corny), but it’s SO…”ME”!!!  😉

numberoneteam = a “WAREHOUSE”.

“THE ULTIMATE WAREHOUSE.”  Touche’.

GO TEAM!!!  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 YOUR “SELF”

to improve ALL the teams to which you belong.  Whew!!!  That is where it ALL begins, folks.  With the “SELF”.

Hhhmmm… building the “SELF”.  This includes bettering your personal self (the inner core of “YOU”).  Mentally.  Physically.  Emotionally.  Psychologically.  And the like.  Get it???  Self building is a form of team building that is MANDATORY from at least one team member in order for that team to improve its performance level.  Right???  Or wrong???

So now, if the team includes five “mates,” 1 “mate” MUST better him/her “SELF” for the team to improve upon it “SELF”.  Not EVERY member, however, must improve for this team’s performance to improve.  These teammates share the burden of responsibility for team success.

Likewise, a team consisting of just 1 person, generally, displays a short-lived success-rate, if NOT unfavorable.  Even 1-man teams need a “mate” to help improve their team’s performance, right???  Or wrong???

Take a moment here to consider additional  teammates for any and ALL teams possible.  Some examples may include:  God?  Spouse?  President?  Coach?  CEO?  Etc., etc., etc.  Please share some of your responses in the comment section.  Thanks.  And, GO TEAM!!! 

I do hope this post makes you think about “LIFE”.  Your life.  And yours.  And yours, too!!!  And then decide to make today count… by giving the
BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  Amen.

 

 

“I REFUSE” by Josh Wilson

MGO (May God offer [insight or understanding]), folks!!!  The words to this song, COMPLETELY, bopped me right upside my head on the way to work this morning!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING!!!  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!

I raced right in to the Rehab. Dept.’s main documentation room this a.m. announcing: “I… have ANOTHER favorite song!!!”  BAM!!!  “THIS” song spoke to my heart… TODAY… as the meaning of its message “BOPPED” me right up-side my head while driving, peacefully, in to work this a.m.!!!  (Pppsssttt… I was listening to “The Promise” radio station at 100.7 FM)  So, here “IT” is, folks.  Another song with DEEP meaning to me, similar to Miley Cyrus’, “The Climb”.  (I am so, So, SO excited to share the words with you!)

I REFUSE
by  Josh Wilson

Sometimes I, I just wanna close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
well no they’re not
This world needs God, but it’s easier to stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
like nothin’s wrong
But I refuse
Cause I don’t wanna live like I don’t care
I don’t wanna say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse, to sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose not to move
But I refuse
I can hear the least of these
cryin’ out so desperately
and I know we are the hands and feet of you, Oh God
So if You say move its time for me to follow through
and do what I was made to do
and show them who You are
Cause I don’t wanna live like I don’t care
I don’t wanna say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse to sit around and wait for someone else
to do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose not to move
But I refuse
To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry for help
I refuse
to turn my back
and try to act like all is well
I refuse to stay unchanged
to wait another day
to die myself
I refuse
to make one more excuse
Cause I don’t wanna live like I don’t care
I don’t wanna say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse…