Monthly Archives: May 2015

DENYING GOD…

Hhhmmm…”something” occurred to me today during a conversation and I actually posed the following question…OUT LOUD:  “Well, how successful can schools and corporations be when they deny God?”  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WE ARE AMERICA, folks.  ONE NATION UNDER GOD.  LAND OF THE FREE.  HOME OF THE BRAVE.  God MUST be a member of any/ALL “TEAMS” if they are to be successful.

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

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

SLOW…BUT SURE!!!

MGO (May God Offer)insight or understanding…

Hhhmmm…have I mentioned that I am on  a “SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY,” folks???  Oh boy, AM I EVER!!!  And guess what???  “IT”(the journey) gets better, Better and even more BETTER…EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!  Thank you, Jesus!!!  Amen.

Where to begin???  Where to end???  I am not certain, folks.  But please come along.  Yep, we’re taking A-N-O-T-H-E-R “TRIP TO JILL’S WORLD”…WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Hhhmmm…the tortoise ALWAYS wins, right???  SLOW…BUT SURE.  Just keep moving forward.  DON’T EVER GIVE UP!!!  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…but I learned how the tortoise beats the hare in kindergarten, right???  Or wrong???  Oh yeah, “THAT”…was my favorite story.  The lesson began around age 5, folks.  I am STILL learning its application to “LIFE” at age 50!!!

“Q & A” was a post published May 23rd.  I questioned whether a “fighter” could be considered a “Christian soldier”.  And I answered according to where I was, spiritually, at that exact moment.  Well, I am currently writing this post, “SLOW…BUT SURE” and it reflects where I am, spiritually, TODAY (May 25th).  NEXT TIME…I will respond to conflict in a manner reflecting more patience, love and kindness.  I “GET IT”…more today than yesterday!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am still living and STILL learning, folks!!!  At 50!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WHO-WHOOOOOO!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Q & A

THE QUESTION(S):

— Can a “FIGHTER” be considered a Christian soldier???  Fighting the cause???  In a manner that contradicts God’s teachings while seeking to promote them???

MGO, folks (May God Offer…) [insight or understanding]…  Hhhmmm…those are the exact questions posed in the previous post titled, “Fighting For The Underdog”.  DOUBLE MGO,MGO!!!

Hhhmmm…so, what was the motive for asking those questions???  I will tell you… I have lived  with deep “ANGER” within me for MOST of my life.  I DID NOT, fully understand “IT”(the inner anger) until age 42-ish.  BUT…I ALWAYS HATED “IT”!!!  And “IT” (my inner turmoil, A.K.A., Satan) was ALWAYS displayed inappropriately as a means of “releasing” that negative energy.  This “release,” per say, was TEMPORARY as I did NOT even know the evil I was subconsciously seeking to cast out.  Now “THAT”…IS AMAZING!!!  We are subconsciously aware of evil’s presence within ourselves and will seek to release this negative force in angry or evil manners.  BAM!!!   
DOUBLE HHHMMM, HHHMMM… think, Think, THINK.  Releasing my inner anger, inappropriately, is what I previously referred to as my “Dr. Jeckly/Mr. Hyde” personas.  Ouch!!!  Those were, DEFINITELY, dark and difficult days.  Understanding the root cause of that inner turmoil has allowed me to begin dealing with it.  And, TO BEGIN…LETTING IT GO.  Thank you, Jesus.  I am moving in the “RIGHT” direction, however, S-L-O-W-L-Y!!!

In moving forward with this post I will now seek to answer the  initial questions posed according to where I am, SPIRITUALLY, at this point and time in my “LIFE”.  Ready or Not…HERE WE “GOOO, Go, go, goooo, OOO,Oo, oooo….” (that’s an echo in written form)  😉

THE ANSWER(S)???:

YES…,  a fighter “CAN” be considered a Christian Soldier.  DOUBLE YES, YES!!!    As with EVERYTHING, however, it is the “intent” of “fighting” that determines its righteousness or evilness.

In short…God’s word discusses both “GOOD” and “BAD” warriors.  Godly vs. Satanic.  “WHAT”…do they fight “FOR”???  And “WHAT”…do they fight “AGAINST”???  These are questions that MUST be answered to establish the fighter’s obedience or disobedience in the eyes of the Lord.  AMEN.  This is “DIFFICULT,” folks.  Especially when the ACT of “fighting” is viewed from different vantage points by ALL witnesses.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK.  Folks, I will now pose one last question for you to consider in closing:  Which “TEAM” are “YOU” fighting for???  THINK ABOUT IT!!!( a tribute to my late brother, Bob)  😉

GO TEAM JESUS!!!  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.

GO TEAM CAVS!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The Cleveland Cavaliers go up 2-0 in the NBA East finals against the Atlanta Hawks.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, W00-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, I am still crushing on LeBron James @ numberoneteam.net.  His talent on the basketball court is, DEFINITELY, God-given.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

I saw a “cute” display of…???…???…??? MTIET:  Male Testosterone Inner Ego Turmoil displayed by the one and only…SHAQ during tonight’s coverage of game #2 in Atlanta.  Yep…a cute display of Shaq’s inner ego turmoil.  HA!!!  TOO CUTE…Shaq wore a king’s crown atop his head during tonight’s coverage…ON THE AIR!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, that’s right, folks.  Shaq actually wore a crown on tv!!!  “THIS”, apparently distinguished Shaq as “The KING” as opposed to LeBron being “The KING “!!!

Shaq is so darn FUNNY…And “CUTE” that he was able to pull this stunt off in a
“FUNNY…and CUTE” manner!!!  I did NOT even catch the verbal  exchange offered up to explain his donning of such a symbolic head-“dress” for tonight’s game.  I SURE CHUCKLED, however, hysterically...”CHUCKLE-STERICALLY” (I just made that word up, ALL BY MYSELF!!!)  😉  SHAQ… you certainly were “King of the b-ball court “yesterday”…back in YOUR day.  LJ is “KING” of the b-ball court for today…HIS day.

GO TEAM CLEVELAND CAVALIERS!!!

P.H.P., guys.  Players Helping Players.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

 

 

P.H.P., FOLKS

People Helping People.

Fri., 5/22/15:  WALMART SUPERCENTER… SAVES THE DAY!!!

I stopped in to shop for groceries after leaving work this Friday evening hoping to get “IN and OUT”… QUICKLY!!!  “I”… was NOT in the mood for “shopping” after “Fighting For The Underdog” at work earlier.  UGH!!!  MY HEAD HURT!!!  MY FOOT HURT!!!  “BAD + BAD = MORE BAD.” folks!!!  :/

I blogged awhile ago about a young boy at Walmart who independently asked an elderly woman if he could help place her bagged items into her cart.  “THAT”…touched me “THEN,” and the exact same thing touched me again “NOW”(today).  Only, it wasn’t the exact “SAME” situation.  #1:  “I”… was the elderly woman being assisted by a young, caring boy, AND #2:  I believe this was a different boy, although I am NOT certain of that.  Perhaps it could have been the VERY same young boy with the same desire to “HELP” others while seeking nothing in return.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I made it a point to go back and speak with this young boy’s mother as he placed my bagged groceries into the cart.  This young boy’s name???  “Joseph”… I kid you NOT!!!  Amen.

Thank you so much, Joseph.  Your desire to “HELP” a complete stranger “IMPRINTED” positively upon my heart this evening.  I needed that.  MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.

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.

 

 

FIGHTING FOR THE UNDERDOG

“UNDERDOG” = an individual who is down on their luck in “LIFE”.  BEEN THERE…DONE THAT!!!  We’ve ALL been there.

I AM A FIGHTER!!!  Question…can a “fighter” be considered a Christian soldier?  Fighting the cause???  In a manner that contradicts God’s teachings while seeking to promote them???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

So tell me, what is it that allows people to sit around and “BASH” others behind their backs???  Especially to that individual’s peers or immediate supervisor???  ESPECIALLY when the individual being “BASHED”… IS ALREADY DOWN”??? 

BAD + BAD = MORE BAD, right???  NEGATIVE + NEGATIVE = MORE NEGATIVE, right???  Why, oh why, did I allow myself to get caught-up in this nasty little trap???  Satan… is EVERYWHERE, folks!!!

Just reminding myself that…“GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!!”

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

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

Forgive me, Father.  I HAVE SINNED…AGAIN.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

PROCLAIMING THE TRUTH!!!

LIFE…no, GOD…continues to amaze me, folks!!!  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

This site, numberoneteam.net, was launched in Aug., 2013.  Nearly 2 years ago.  It was initially referred to as a journey I began while looking for either “LIFE” or “My Lost Self”.  The site later became referenced as “My Spiritual Life Journey,” thanks to a Bluehost SEO manager (I think)???  Spiritual blog posts have increased in number, consistently… over time.  CONSISTENTLY.  HALLELUJAH!!!  AMEN..

Let there be NO doubt… this site, numberoneteam.net, is 100% spiritual in nature.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

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!!!

 

 

 

ON THE MEND…

Yep, I am on the mend, folks.  Left foot problems (heel spur) first and then I injured my back at work last Thurs. …after 23+ years working in the rehab. field!!!  OUCH!!!

I did VERY little for 4 days.  I then, “re-tweeked” my back shortly after returning to work on Tues.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  WHAT!!!???!!!???!!!???  OH NO, PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  I only worked 5 hours on Tues., folks.  I was a mess!!!  I even went to bed Tues. night wearing my husband’s soft back support.

My back and foot hurt bad enough this morning that I got down on my knees at my bedside and prayed to the Lord, my God to bring relief.  Surprisingly, both my foot AND back were feeling so much better at work earlier that I even informed co-workers about my early morning prayer and sheer amazement regarding the rate of pain reduction throughout this day!!!  Oh, did I feel so good and… “HAPPY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’M SO HAPPY!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I will admit that the back pain is increasing as I sit here typing at the computer.  And…I also have a bad headache, BUT…I GIVE ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!  I prayed, STRONGLY, this morning for God to help me through today.  And He did!!!

Yes, I have been taking Ibuprophen and Tylenol since last Thurs.  I used ice and then heat as appropriate.  I did low-current electrical stimulation treatments to my back, AND utilized kinesiology taping, as well.  Ya-da, Ya-da, Ya-da… with no significant results until I got to my knees this morning and prayed to God, Almighty.  BAM!!!  I worked ALL day, folks.  Feeling better and better as the day went along.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I AM ON THE MEND, folks!!!  FEELING GOOD…FINALLY!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

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

 

 

SURVIVING “LIFE”…

is the most “DIFFICULT” task that we each must endure for…???…???…??? a lifetime.  😉

Hhhmmm…think.  Think.  THINK.

May The Lord bless and keep you along your journey through “LIFE,” allowing you to “ENJOY THE RIDE”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And what a roller-coaster ride “IT” (LIFE) can be!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND REMEMBER…

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

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.

 

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY…

as a bee, Bee, BEE!!!  Aaahhh!!!  I’m struggling…to keep up, folks!!!  YOU TOO, huh???  “LIFE”…can sure be “DIFFICULT”!!!  Sorry, but I need to combine about 4 days-worth of “STUFF” into 1 post, okay???  Ready for another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”???  READY OR NOT…HERE WE GO…

I am happy to report that I am still living…AND “learning” to enjoy each day’s difficulties by seeking to identify the positive side to EVERY situation.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Now…THAT’S the “2015 CHALLENGE,” folks.  Please refer back to that blog post dated 2/24/15 and then…TAKE THE CHALLENGE “WITH” ME!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  RIGHT???  Or wrong???

So Mon, 5/4/15 was such a busy, Busy, BUSY “Marvelous Monday”!!!  I had to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO…ALL DAY LONG.  Work; meeting in Jacksonville, back to work, to my daughter’s dance studio, grocery shopping, home…to more “home-” work mixed with pleasure while also trying to watch the NBA playoffs…and then BEDTIME-FINALLY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

WAIT A MINUTE… “SOMETHING”… seems a bit “fishy,” folks!!!  I just commented about the additional “home-“ work I needed to do LAST night after returning home from a FULL day AT work…DOING “WORK”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???  Yep, that’s right, folks… “work.  Work.  WORK!!!  “THIS”…is called “LIFE”.  EVERYTHING we do…EVERY single day… is a form of “WORK”!!!  And believe me, we each get “paid” in some way, shape, or form for ALL the work we do.  Hhhmmm…it is so, So, SO important to MAKE EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY COUNT!!!

In moving right along,  my daughter’s senior year of High School is coming to an end…QUICKLY!!!  SJCCA(St. Johns County Center of the Arts) which is housed within St. Augustine High School just finished their final musical performance of “South Pacific” on Sunday, 5/3/15 after a month of intense practice every day after school, a school “lock-in” and a few Saturday rehearsals.  The four shows ran from Thurs. 4/30/15 through Sun. 5/3/15.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM SJCCA!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Mr. Dodd, chorus/theater teacher does “IT” AGAIN!!!  He, somehow, put this entire 3 hour musical together in just a month’s time(mostly after school)!!!  With High School kids!!!  I am amazed by the excellent talent present in these young kids!!!  There were also two(2) VERY YOUNG kids(middle-school-ish-aged) with singing/acting parts who were also, BOTH, AMAZING!!!  AND…there were also supporting cast members to make sure EVERYTHING went smoothly during each show from ticketing/programs, concessions, silent auction, to clean-up etc., etc., etc.!!!  THE WEEKEND WENT SMOOTHLY!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, on this busy, Busy, BUSY Marvelous Monday my husband attended my daughter’s dance class to learn the parent/family number for Showtime USA’s end-of-year show!!!  GO TEAM SHOWTIME USA!!!  I warned Mr. Matt before the class started that my husband, Chris, was sure to be a “HOOT” with his no sense of “beat”!!!  SURE ENOUGH… Chris, my husband/Danielle’s father… WAS A HOOT!!!  I guess the girls and parents were laughing/crying “WITH” him as he…???…???… “struggled” to learn the steps.  HA!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Hhhmmm… I wish I knew how to add video to these posts.  You would ALL get a chuckle.  I’m sure!!!

The night’s entertainment then continued on at our home…with Danielle teaching both Chris and Chase, her brother, the dance steps!!!  I taped portions of this “dance practice” at our home….  Now, “THIS” practice session…was HYSTERICAL!!!  Danielle quickly posted the video with a comment onto Facebook. ( I was NOT kidding, Mr. Matt, when I warned you about Chris’…???…???…??? “TALENT”!!!)  I, then,  re-posted Danielle’s statement: “A Family that [rips} together stays together!!!”  She soon replied to my post with,”Mom it’s whips not rips!”  Oopse…”A family that whips together stays together!”  Sorry.  GOT IT!!!  :/  What a fun evening at the Allen household…GO TEAM ALLEN!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

School is wrapping up for the year.  Danielle’s Senior Prom is this weekend.  Then… graduation!!!  🙁   WHAT???!!???!!!??!!!  HOW CAN THIS BE???  ALREADY???  But WAIT…we JUST signed her up for kindergarten…YESTERDAY!!!  RIGHT???!!!???!!!???!!!  WOW!!!  TIME FLIES, folks!!!  EVERY SINGLE MOMENT IS  SO VERY PRECIOUS!!!  Please try to enjoy ALL of them!!!

And “IF” you’re NOT enjoying EVERY precious moment of “LIFE”…then look for those reasons that explain “WHY” you’re NOT enjoying them and use those reasons in a positive manner to “HELP” others along their journeys through “LIFE” while simply seeking to survive their lives.

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.