Daily Archives: June 13, 2015

MOTHER TERESA

MGO!!! (May God Offer) insight or understanding…

Hhhmmm…where to begin???  Where to end???  I am not certain, folks, but I invite you to come along on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “Mother Teresa”…

WOW!!!  I was NOT raised in the church.  I could NOT even read the first bible I was given by Brian, a PT intern I was fortunate to cross paths with at “Green Springs Rehabilitation Center” in OH…back in the late 80’s- early 90’s.  That bible made no sense to me.  I felt certain it was written in a “foreign,” english language!!!  😉  Now, I am certain there is a post back there…somewhere in this blog…about Brian.  A very special individual God placed so tenderly in my DIRECT path.  At such a pivotal point in my “DIFFICULT” LIFE “JOURNEY”. 

WHOOOOOOSH… the flood gates have opened, folks.  ANXIETY engulfs me and I am being struck with that old, familiar drunken sensation AGAIN, which is a painful  reminder of where I have been!!!  And a conscious awareness of just HOW FAR I HAVE COME!!!  Have I mentioned that I’m a “FIGHTER”???  And I like to “WIN”???  😉  WOW, “Thank you” BRIAN, wherever you may be, for encouraging continued growth along “My Spiritual Life Journey”.

So, as the “JOURNEY” continued…I FINALLY met with a very special and instrumental “WISE MAN” in 2013 who “HELPED” to guide me in the “RIGHT” direction along this “JOURNEY”.   Amen.  Thank you, Pastor Walter West.  I was naive, folks, and knew very little about God, religion, or the church.  Period.  During one of our initial meetings, I asked Pastor Walter about Mother Teresa“Who was she?  What did she do?”  WOW!!!  She “Helped” the poor, he said.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  P.H.P., folks.  People Helping the Poor.  AMEN.

Hhhmmm… I first asked Pastor Walter to tell me about her back in 2013Hhhmmm…I FINALLY began reading her book, “Mother Teresa:  HER ESSENTIAL WISDOM” just TODAY,  6/13/15!!!  While shopping for Danielle’s H.S. graduation back in May (I was seeking something…???…???…???“SPECIAL”), my attention was drawn to this book that was randomly placed on a “SALE” stand at Barnes and Noble.  Ahhh-Haaa!!!  “IT”…was surely meant to be!!!  So…I bought it…for “ME”(while shopping for Danielle)!!!  2 YEARS AFTER inquiring about her!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  2 YEARS???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, I’m a bit “SLOW”, right???  “TURTLE” slow.  “TURTLE” steady.  SLOW, but STEADY…WINS THE RACE, right???  Right!!!  😉  AND…I am LOW-TECH., folks!!!  I could have google-searched her(Mother Teresa) on my I-phone…2 YEARS AGO!!!  :/  “SLOW, but STEADY…WINS THE RACE,” right???  Right!!!

I have highlighted some of her words in the book.  I have also added some personal comments in the margins.  I so admire her dedication to helping the poor.  To living “like” them.  “Among” them.  She spoke of finding joy in treating the people she helped as if they were, in fact, Jesus himself.

I realize there are different interpretations of anything and EVERYTHING by EVERYBODY.  I do read the bible, but am unable to rattle-off scripture quotes.  And I have a strong desire within me to “HELP” others…“FOR” God.  But not because they “ARE” God.  Hhhmmm… think, Think, THINK…

MGO, folks.  An idea just BOPPED me right up-side my head!!!  OUCH!!!  NO KIDDING, folks!!!  HERE IT IS:  BAM!!!

WE “HELP” God(i.e.:  become more God-like)… by “HELPING”…His children!!!” (not by actually HELPING “HIM,” per say, in a literal sense.)  HA!!!  Welcome to “JILL’s World”!!!  Now, “THAT”…is just a sample of the literal way in which my brain works!!!   DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  I “GET” IT, folks!!!  I FINALLY “GET” IT!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And so the “JOURNEY”…continues.  Amen.

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

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping the Poor.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

 

THE 2015 NBA FINALS

The EAST  vs.  The WEST.  The Cleveland Cavaliers  vs.  The Golden State Warriors.  The CAVS take game #2  in CA.  The Warriors take game #4 in OH!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  The series is TIED, folks!!!  2-2.  Game #5 will be in CA!!!  Game #6 in OH.  Game #7, if needed, in CA!!!  DOUBLE Aaahhhhhh, Aaahhhhhh!!!

The EXCITEMENTIS PALPABLE!!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  CAN “YOU” FEEL IT???  “I”…CAN FEEL IT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO,WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

GO TEAM CAVS!!!  GO TEAM WARRIORS!!!

“THY WILL BE DONE…”

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Pppsssttt…(I have a full-blown “CRUSH” on LeBron.  I have a budding  “CRUSH” on Stephen)  “I’M”…in a “GOOD” place, folks)  😉

GO TEAM(S)!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 

GOD IS GOOD…

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

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AMAZING GRACE!!!  AMEN, JESUS!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

There is a survey going around…out there…somewhere.  I just SAW and SIGNED “IT”(the survey) on Facebook, folks!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING!!!   And after signing “IT” (the survey)… I, IMMEDIATELY, SHARED “IT” FORWARD!!!  DID YOU GET “IT” YET???  And please…share, Share, SHARE  “IT” FORWARD…”TO ETERNITY!!!  AND BEYOND!!!” (Sorry, I could NOT “HELP” myself!!!)  Pppsssttt… “Buzz Lightyear”.  :/ 

So, what’s the survey???  “IT” ( the survey) asked whether or not “PRAYER” should be allowed in schools!!!  AMEN!!!  I’m ALL “IN”…IT TO WIN IT!!! (GO TEAM CLEVELAND CAVALIERS!!!…in the 2015 NBA Finals)  I VOTED “YES,” folks!!!  Just sayin’… WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Following Jesus is the ONLY  path that leads to ETERNAL SUCCESS!!!

PLEASE… “SEEK and SIGN” the school prayer survey.  It’s out there… somewhere…on the WEB.  PRAYER SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN OUR SCHOOLS!!!  Only HE can fix what’s broken…in America, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”!!!  AMEN.  Only HE can fix what’s broken in the World.  DOUBLE AMEN, AMEN.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

WE ALL GET TO CHOOSE

GOD vs. SATAN; GOOD vs. EVIL;  TRUTH vs. LIES;  INNER PEACE vs. ANXIETY;  HAPPINESS vs. SADNESS/PAIN;  HOPE vs. DESPAIR;  HEAVEN vs. HELL;  LIVING vs. DYING;  HELPING vs. HURTING;  LAUGHING vs. CRYING/YELLING;  HUGGING vs. HITTING;   LOVING vs. HATING;  FORGIVENESS vs. BITTERNESS;  SANITY vs. INSANITY;  STRENGTH vs. WEAKNESS, Etc., Etc., ETC…

MGO (May God Offer) insight or understanding…

WE ALL GET TO CHOOSE, folks!!!  WHY, OH WHY…CHOOSE THE NEGATIVE???  You deserve better.  You Deserve Better.  YOU DESERVE BETTER.  “Y-O-U”… DESERVE BETTER!!!

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.