Monthly Archives: June 2015

JUST BECAUSE…

Hhhmmm…

“CHOOSING” to LOVE.  JUST BECAUSE.

“CHOOSING” to be THANKFUL.  JUST BECAUSE.

“CHOOSING” to be HAPPY.  JUST BECAUSE.

Wait, is it REALLY that easy???  JUST BECAUSE???  Yep…JUST BECAUSE JESUS SAID.  The Holy Spirit within our beings allows such discretion…but ONLY “IF”YOU allow it!!!  THINK ABOUT IT…(a tribute to my brother, Bob.)

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 BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, Chris and Chase have been gone…ALL WEEK!!!  OUCH!!!  On a Boy Scout camping trip…somewhere down by Orlando, FL.  BUT…Chase just called and said they are back in town!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!!  SOMEONE…Jesus… hit the play/sing button for Jill’s Jingle:  “I’m so happy.  You’re so happy.  We’re so happy.  So happy.  So happy.  WHY???  Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves you.  Jesus loves us.  He loves us.  So much!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!! 

What a “DIFFICULT” week!!!  I COULD NOT SLEEP!!!  “STUFF” happened…DAILY!!!  ALL WEEK LONG!!!  Last night, however, I collapsed at 8:00pm-ish, ET and slept…UNTIL… 7:00 am-ish, ET THIS MORNING!!!  BAM!!!  AND NOW…

THE BOYS JUST PULLED IN THE DRIVE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Gotta run…THE BOYS ARE BACK!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM ALLEN!!!  Back together again!!!  At last!!! ( 1 week is a LONG time, folks!)  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

OUR SINFUL NATURES

OUCH!!!  “STEALING”…is WRONG!!!  Right???  RIGHT!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK.  My head hurts, folks!!!  Daily occurrences…keep bringing “THIS” dilemma to the forefront of my mind...OUCH!!!  For example…a sign posted at work, stating something like this:  “Not doing what you know is “RIGHT”…is a form of cowardice”– WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Was that sign JUST posted for “ME” to see???  I NEVER noticed “IT” before!!!  “IT”…MUST be for “ME” to “SEE”!!!  Aaahhh!!!  NOT doing the “RIGHT” thing is a form of cowardice!!!  Now, “THAT” sounds EXACTLY like something I WOULD say…and HAVE said!!!  BAM!!!

OR…a radio interview with a woman being praised for voicing her political observations regarding “Freedom of Speech” here in America… pointing out how many folks are too afraid to speak their minds due to the back-lashing they are sure to receive in today’s society.  Hhhmmm…now, this is so, So, SO TRUE.  People actually LOSE their jobs for outwardly supporting God’s word…here in America…”One nation under God”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  You can say/support ANYTHING AGAINST His teachings and “THAT” is FINE???  But by SUPPORTING the bible you get fired or harassed???  THERE’S THAT ODOR…AGAIN!!!  SOMETHING STINKS, folks!!!

Now, I understand being down on your luck.  “LIFE…IS DIFFICULT.” EVERYONE…is hurting financially right now.  Stealing for yourself…HURTS others.  Please seek to“HELP” yourself and/or your family in ways that do NOT require you to “HURT” anyone else.

And this brings me to another “ISSUE”:  I do support gay people.  I love gay people.  I would NEVER think of hating or punishing them.  BUT…my love for them involves…God’s love for them.  EVERYONE is a sinner.  God loves us ALL exactly the way we are…DESPITE our sinful natures. The price has already been paid…and accepted for our sins.  The question???  Is it enough for us to accept our sins “AS-IS” and to keep sinning???  Or does Jesus desire us to learn, grow, and alter sinful behavior as a testimony???  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” ( a tribute to my brother, Bob)

The bible is a guide for Christians who desire to follow Jesus.  It is easier to follow Satan and gain a place in hell, than to accept and follow Jesus for your purchased place in heaven.  The choice is yours.

“LOVE”…is required, as a Christian.  Acceptance is ALSO required, but with an obligation to offer guidance(GENTLY)…toward the “RIGHT” direction.  Pppsssttt…no pushing or pulling allowed…  😉

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.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

FINDING TODAY’S ANSWER…

IN THE BIBLE…”TODAY”!!! 

Hhhmmm…I am NOT sure where to go with this post.  I guess I will “FOLLOW” where lead.  Come along, folks.  Let us take ANOTHER “JOURNEY” into “JILL’s WORLD”…TOGETHER!!!  SHALL WE???  WE SHALL!!!  😉

“ALL” of the answers…to “ALL” of life’s questions…CAN BE FOUND IN THE BIBLE.  I find this to be fascinating, folks.  WHY???  Because each question we ask can and will be answered differently throughout our lives.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…”SAME” question…“DIFFERENT” answer.  Depending on where we are along our walks with Jesus.  Pretty deep, huh???  Yep, We are ALL at different places along the “SAME” JOURNEY that has been uniquely designed for each of us…according to His Master Plan.  But, how can it be called the “SAME” Journey???  Because we are ALL traveling from “HERE”…to “THERE”!!!  BAM!!!  SIMPLE, right???  Or wrong???

I am growing so much, spiritually.  It amazes me how biblical life lessons I have already learned  take on new or additional meaning as I grow.  I can “take home” a different meaning of the same scripture verse at different times in my life simply because I am ALWAYS moving…in my mind, heart, and soul…along my “JOURNEY” from “HERE” to “THERE”.

I know where I am going, folks.  My “THERE”…will be “Eternal Life”!!!  How about you???  Where is your “THERE”???  I do hope to see you…”THERE”…ONE FINE DAY!!!

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 TRUTH…

Is an AMAZING, Christian radio station I listen to frequently at 91.9 FM here in Northeast FL. This evening’s message…was regarding the lack of our “Freedom of Speech” here in America.   BA-DA BING!!!  BA-DA BANG!!!  BA-DA-BOOM!!!

THE LACK OF “FREE SPEECH”…IN AMERICA!!!  YES, NO…MAYBE???  To each their own.  We ALL know there is ONLY freedom of speech in America…”IF”…you lean to the “LEFT”.  Hhhmmm…SORRY, folks!!!    You’re trying to “MAKE” me lean LEFT, right???  WRONG!!!

DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…“I’m a fighter…”I” fight to “HELP” the “UNDERDOGS”…NOT “ENABLE” them.  “HELPING” people to overcome their “DIFFICULT” LIFE situations in a manner that strengthens them to further “HELP” society…NOT detract from it.  And remember…“MY” way of “HELPING” may NOT be “YOUR” way of “HELPING”.

I stand firmly behind those who give the BEST of themselves for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!  I have been “DOWN” before and I Thank God for EVERYTHING, including those individuals He placed in my direct path to “HELP” me overcome situations that could have destroyed me.  I, in turn, have been called to “HELP” others, as well, to overcome “LIFE’S” difficulties.

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!  😉  (Aaahhh!!! God hit the play/sing button…AGAIN, folks!!!):  “I’m sooooo happy.  You’re so happy.  We’re so happy.  So happy.  So happy!!!  WHY???  Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves you.  Jesus loves us.  He loves us.  SO MUCH!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

The Truth radio station has filled me with some GOOD NEWS this evening on my way home from work earlier…A female author who just happens to lean “LEFT” is the author of a book regarding the lack of “Free Speech” in America.

I have been struggling recently between the “RIGHT” or “WRONG”  actions to take regarding a situation surrounded with circumstantial evidence, or extenuating circumstances.  Hhhmmm…  What to do or NOT to do???  I am a born-again Christian.  Bottom line!!!  AND???  So, The Truth radio station was discussing the different roles/positions of different individuals.  We are ALL called…DIFFERENTLY.  “Some”…will choose no involvement in “DIFFICULT” situations.  “Others”…will jump in head-first.  😉  HA!!!  Ya’ll know where I’m goin’ with this, don’t ya???

Yep, “I”…am a “JUMPER,” folks.  TAKE ACTION, JILL!!!  Right???  Or wrong???  Hhhmmm…”I”…will seek “HELP” from a trusted “Wise Man,” folks.  For now, I am practicing “PATIENCE” while remembering:  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!  (Pppsssttt…what is “GOOD” to you…may be “BAD” to me!!!)

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.

 

DID HE CALL???

DID YOU ANSWER???

Hhhmmm…I am “struggling”…AGAIN, folks!!!  “STRUGGLING” = LIVING, right???  Or wrong???  Anyways, I invite you to come along, folks.  WE ARE TAKING ANOTHER “TRIP” TO “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY OR NOT…HERE WE GOOOOOOoooooo…

I believe each of us have a specific “CALLING” in LIFE.  “SOME” folks are called to serve as “JUDGES” here on earth.  They MUST complete all schooling and requirements in order to “JUDGE” folks, accordingly.  “I”…am NOT a “JUDGE,” folks.  MOST of us are NOT “JUDGES”.  My point here…???…???…???…

STOP JUDGING!!!  Pray and then…”LET IT GO.  LET IT GO…”  An appropriate “JUDGE” will render the appropriate ruling at the appropriate time…“APPROPRIATELY”!!!  😉

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.

 

PRAYING WHILE YOU WORK…

is another jingle in “Jill’s World”.  Ugh!!!  S-O-R-R-Y!!!  (Yep, that “jingle” goes along with the tune of  “Whistle While You Work”!!!  :/   I KNOW.  I KNOW, folks…I’M A MESS!!!)

Hhhmmm…”Praying While You Work”…???…???…???…DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…

I LIKE THIS IDEA!!!  A WHOLE BUNCH!!!  As a matter of fact…”I love, Love, LOVE “THIS” IDEA!!!  PRAYER = POWERFUL!!!  REALLY POWERFUL!!!

So, how about keeping God close and consulting with Him to guide our decisions and/or actions throughout …“WORK”.  Pppsssttt…”WORK” = ANYthing and EVERYthing we do that  impacts the “END” product of all invested projects in either a positive or negative manner.  BAM!!!  Did you get that???  ANYthing and EVERYthing we do has a negative or positive impact on EVERY “ONE” or “THING” we touch…mentally, physically, emotionally, etc., etc., etc.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  In other words:  “EVERYTHING AFFECTS EVERYTHING!!!”

I am growing, spiritually.  Keeping God close in thought and frequent prayers throughout my day…EVERY DAY!!!  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!  I feel more confident in keeping God close…knowing He is with me EVERY STEP OF THE WAY…no matter what!!!  According to the Holy Bible, Philippians 4:13 states:  “I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH.”  Amen.

“IT”(PRAYNG) REALLY “HELPS”, folks.  “PRAYING WHILE YOU WORK.” (UGH…I CANNOT get that silly tune out of my mind, folks!!!  HELP!!!:/

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL [PRAYING] IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  Praying to Help People.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

THE DARKNESS OF MY SLEEP

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “THE DARKNESS OF MY SLEEP???”  Hhhmmm… now “THAT” sounds spooky, doesn’t it???  IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SPOOKY!!!  Come along, folks.  I am taking you into “Jill’s World”…”WITH” me, as the nightly battles return in…“The Darkness Of My Sleep”…

Hhhmmm…”SLEEPING” was ALWAYS “DIFFICULT” for me.  Bed-time or nap-time allowed the inner turmoil to be stirred up in the darkness of my sleep.  I remember ALWAYS waking up “ANGRY” about…???…???…???… “SOMETHING” I could never quite put my finger on “IT”(the inner anger).  But “IT”…was ALWAYS there.  OUCH!!! Those memories sting… along their journey from my mind straight to my heart.

I was ALWAYS ANGRY and MEAN whenever waking from a sleep state, naturally.  The anger I experienced was EVEN worse when and if someone tried to wake me…before I was ready!!!  Hhhmmm…those are difficult memories, folks.  I am ashamed.  My parents and siblings sure witnessed many battles I fought with those “sleep demons” throughout my childhood and teen years.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My husband Chris, bless his soul, has experienced MANY battles I fought with those nasty “sleep demons”.  There were times I’d awake READY for battle…with CHRIS(my husband)…over something I fabricated in my own mind.  Yep, we sure fought some pretty stupid and unnecessary battles…back in the early days!!!  OR…I would often jump up out of bed anxious, nervous, afraid or scared of “SOMETHING”…???…???…???… ridiculous!!!  It ALWAYS took a few minutes for Chris to calm me after fighting those “sleep demons”.

Hhhmmm…???…???…???… I can remember not sleeping much AT ALL from my mid 20’s to early 40’s.  I guess sleeping has ALWAYS been a problem for me.  The anger(demons) would engulf me in my sleep.  I presume this contributed to my stress and anxiety that resulted in numerous sleepless nights “stewing” over trivial matters that, somehow, seemed monumental at the time.

I notice it has become a routine for me to praise the Lord… over, And Over AND OVER again, And Again AND AGAIN…EACH and EVERY TIME I wake up from a sleep these days.  I do this to regain my level of happiness  that seems to have dulled a bit during my sleep.  And I then maintain a healthy, on-going consciousness of God’s presence in my waking hours in order to STAY HAPPY…

WHO… hit the play/sing button???  😉  God…hit the play/sing button!!!  🙂
“I-I-I’mmm so happy.  You’re so happy.  We’re so happy.  So happy.  So happy.  WHY?  Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves you.  Jesus loves us.  He loves us.  SO MUCH!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… those sleep demons are returning, AGAIN, to cause havoc.  “THIS” realization scared me earlier.  However, I feel confident in my abilities to continue waging a conscious battle against those  demons that seek to cause inner turmoil during my “down-” time, or sleep-time.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  EVERY MOMENT of EVERY DAY requires that we be armed and ready for battle.  The enemy NEVER sleeps.  Onward Christian Soldiers…

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 TEN COMMANDMENTS

1.  Exodus 20:3  “You must not have any other god but me.”
2.  Exodus 20:4  “You must not make for yourself an idol.”
3.  Exodus 20:7  “You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.”
4.  Exodus 20:8  “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”
5.  Exodus 20:12  “Honor your father and mother.”
6.  Exodus 20:13  “You must not murder.”
7.  Exodus 20:14  “You must not commit adultery.”
8.  Exodus 20:15  “You must not steal.”
9.  Exodus 20:16  “You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.”
10.  Exodus 20:17  “You must not covet.”

THE WORDS OF JESUS.  AMEN.

LETTING GO…

and giving “IT” to God.  AMEN.

Hhhmmm…I am not certain I feel “READY” to write this post, but “SOMETHING” is pushing me toward…???…???…??? or pulling me forward…???…???…??? to write this post and…  I WILL MOVE.  I WILL FOLLOW.

Hhhmmm…where to begin???  Where to end???  I am not certain, folks.  Come along…

I am certain I have disclosed the fact that anti-depressant medication has “HELPED” me along my “JOURNEY”.  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  As a Christian, I believe God has called individuals to become medical doctors  in order to “HELP” others cope with “LIFE,” via medications, as needed.  I KNOW, however, that God can HEAL.  He uses VARIOUS methods of healing.  “HEALING” to you…may NOT be “HEALING” to Him.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

What, EXACTLY, is “IT” that needs to be healed???  Is “IT” physical?  Emotional?  Spiritual???  “IT”…may potentially show itself as a physical symptom(an illness, injury, disease, etc).  An emotional symptom(sadness, anger, ambivalence, etc.)  WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT…be due to an inner turmoil or Spiritual conflict.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE…IS DIFFICULT!!!”

I have tried in the past few years to wean myself OFF of the anti-depressants…without success.  OUCH!!!  My behavioral and mood changes…???…???…??? were OBVIOUS!!!  QUICKLY.  Hhhmmm…so during a recent check-up I ,whimsically, spoke “WITH” my psychiatrist about this possibility.  He asked questions.  I answered.  “WE”…discussed reducing the dosage and devised a plan…TOGETHER.  I left his office feeling…???…???…???…  “HAPPY”!!!  And confident!!!  BAM!!!

I have been filled with an unexplainable inner “HAPPINESS”…EVER SINCE!!!  GOD IS WITH ME ON THISI JUST KNOW IT!!!  I “JUST KNOW IT” to a point of NO LONGER TAKING…OR NEEDING that anti-depressant medication!!!  Yep…I QUIT taking it!!!  That’s right…I  Q-U-I-T  taking it…“COLD TURKEY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’VE GOT THE SPIRIT IN ME!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AMEN.

So, how long has it been?  Not REAL long.  ONLY 1 WEEK!!!  :/  But…I BELIEVE.  I HAVE FAITH!!!  The inner happiness I feel…is indescribable.  I, originally, thought I did not want to reveal this “TOO EARLY”…just in case I need the medication again.  I was SUDDENLY struck with an idea…RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD!!!  OUCH!!!    I thought to myself, “SELF…NOT reporting IT would be an indication of my uncertainty…my DIS-belief…my lack of FAITH!!!”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Well, I DO BELIEVE, folks!!!  And I am so excited to proclaim:

“NO MORE ANTI-DEPRESSANT MEDICATION FOR ME!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Oh yeah…”I’VE GOT THE SPIRIT IN ME.  I’VE GOT THE SPIRIT IN ME.  I’VE GOT THE SPIRIT IN ME!!!”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“THIS TIME”…is different.  I feel “IT”, but I cannot describe “IT”.  The inner happiness I currently enjoy is, somehow, “DIFFERENT”.  Others can see “IT,” but I CANNOT explain “IT”.  I do know, however, that God has NEVER “HEALED” anything for me…IMMEDIATELY!  For example, my right arm has been healing/improving in intervals, short periods of time, over 28+ years;  My “inner anger” is more manageable these days, but  Satan can still tap into “IT”(my inner anger), allowing occasional outbursts of “IT”…that come out of nowhere; AND…  I tried to quit smoking NUMEROUS times…before I actually quit in 1995.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.  These…???…???…???…“MIRACLES” have occurred slowly, over time.  NOTHING…seems to happen quickly…FOR “ME”.  (Hhhmmm…”PATIENCE”…is a lesson I need to learn!!!  NO WONDER… I’M SO SLOW!!!  TURTLE SLOW. TURTLE STEADY.  “SLOW” and “STEADY” WINS the race, right???  RIGHT!!!)  😉  PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE, folks!!!  I’M LEARNING…AS I GO!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Aaahhhhhh… who hit the play/sing button!!!???!!!???!!!???

I-I-I’mmm…so happy.  You’re so happy.  We’re so happy.  So happy.  So happy.  WHY???  Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves you.  Jesus loves us.  He loves us.  So much!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

SORRY.  I could NOT… “HELP” myself!!!  😉

GO TEAM JILL!!!  Hand over the rein!!! Relax and enjoy the ride!!!  God’s got this!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.