Monthly Archives: June 2015

HAPPY FATHERS DAY, 2015!!!

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

“HELP”…a “DAD”

to “HELP” his children…

to be the BEST they all can be for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!  And then “HELP” a dad to “HELP” his wife…to “HELP” her children to “HELP”…to “HELP”…to “HELP”Hhhmmm…P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.  “I LIKE IT”…   

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

SAVING GOD’S CHILDREN

SATAN = A DAILY BATTLE, folks.  Are you equipped to “FIGHT” Satan with the ONLY weapon that can destroy him???

“FAITH”…in Jesus Christ, our Lord is the ONLY weapon to defeat Satan.  Arm yourselves with the POWER of knowledge.  The knowledge obtained in the Holy Bible.  Read…daily.  Ask God to guide your understanding of what you read.  Practice fellowship with others.  Please explore and tap into our GREATEST GIFT within…

“The Holy Spirit”…is the GREATEST GIFT of ALL gifts imaginable, folks.  AND…that “GREATEST GIFT of ALL…”???    Is EACH OF OURS to claim!!! Nourish “IT,” folks…AND “IT”  W-I-L-L  GROW.  “JUST DO IT!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM NIKE’!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

THE GREATEST GIFT  within us = The Holy Spirit = THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL!!!  USE “IT”/NOURISH “IT”…OR LOSE “IT”!!!

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 EVIL…

WITH FAITH!!!

According to Matthew 17:20:  Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’VE GOT FAITH, folks…and my FAITH is bigger than a mustard seed!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

FIGHTING “EVIL”…WITH “FAITH”!!!  Come along, folks.  I’m “TRIPPING”…taking a mental trip back in time…

Hhhmmm…I did NOT know God as a child, yet He was there for me.  I thought of Him once in awhile…because He had been thinking about me, first.  I wanted to please Him, but ALWAYS disappointed…???…???…???…“MYSELF”!!!

“What is my purpose?” I would question as a young child under the age of 10.  But, don’t all kids wonder about this???  Even those who don’t even know Jesus???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Nothing in “LIFE” made any “sense” to me.  Why did I do the “BAD” things I did  (cigarettes, sex, eating disorder, alcohol, marijuana, etc.)?  Why didn’t I try to stop the pain caused intentionally or unintentionally by others???  Why did I hurt myself via cutting???  Hhhmmm…NOTHING ever REALLY “HURT”.  I WAS NUMB…to pain.  And felt “NOTHING”. 

And I didn’t “GET” things, mentally.  I wondered if other girls were like me. Although I knew that I was, somehow, “DIFFERENT”.  I…didn’t fit in.  I didn’t belong.  Yep, “LIFE WAS DIFFICULT”.  

My junior and senior years of High School got REAL …???…???…???… “CRAZY”.  I then graduated H.S. in 1983 and things continued getting more and more “CRAZY” until…Nov. 16, 1986 and the “car accident”…that “saved” me and sent me forward on this conscious “JOURNEY”…looking for “LIFE”.  Looking for “ME”.  LOOKING FOR…???…???…???…SOMETHING.  AMEN.

Hhhmmm…  I will NEVER forget the panic I felt in transitioning through a “DIFFICULT” phase in the hospital.  WHAT HAPPENED???  WHEN???  WHERE???  WHY???   I questioned everyone, “Am I dead?”   I would lie in that horrible hospital net-bed which resembled a cage, trying to figure out if I had been sent to heaven or hell.  NOTHING MADE SENSE!!!  The pain was HORRIBLE!!!  I could NOT sleep at night…ALL alone.  I SCREAMED…ALL THE TIME…EVERY MOMENT… when I was ALONE.  I would try so hard to remember things, but I always ran into that solid black wall inside my mind.  A black wall of nothingness.  Oh yes, “LIFE”…was sure “DIFFICULT”!!!  Hhhmmm… “THE JOURNEY,” my new beginning…had begun, folks.  Thank you, Jesus.  Amen.

Fast forward 20+ years:  God revealed the truth…in the form of a vision…of the person who had destroyed my life many, many years ago.  I KNEW IMMEDIATELY…what that “vision” meant.  WOW…now “THAT” was AMAZING, folks.  AMAZING GRACE!!!  BOOM, BOOM, BANG!!!  Those shattered pieces of my life’s puzzle have been falling into place…PERFECTLY!!!  EVER SINCE!!!  HALLELUIAH!!!

It has now been 8+ years since that initial revelation.  The years just keep getting better, Better and BETTER…as my FAITH grows stronger, Stronger and STRONGER!!!  I still stand by that common phrase found throughout this blog, folks:  “LIFE…IS DIFFICULT”.  FOR SURE.  It can, however, be so, So, SO “GOOD” IF… you live it “RIGHT” by simply following Jesus.  Amen.  FOLLOWING JESUS = the RIGHT way…ALL THE WAY!!!  ALL THE TIME!!!

“I have decided to follow Jesus. 
I have decided to follow Jesus. 
I have decided to follow Jesus. 
No turning back.
No turning back!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

FIGHTING EVIL WITH FAITH, folks!!!

My FAITH in God…is conquering the evil within me.  That evil = Satan, folks.  SATAN = ALL THINGS “BAD”.  SATAN uses EVERYTHING in a Negative, Hurtful, and Hateful manner.  GOD = GOOD.  God uses EVERYTHING in a Positive, Joyful and Loving manner.

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

Got it???  God is Good.  Satan is Bad.  God = GOOD.  Satan = BAD.  God/good.  Satan/bad.  GG = Good God.  “BS” = Bad Satan.  😉  Jesus died to be your Hero, folks.  Tap into His endless supply of love, forgiveness and strength.  Philippians 4:13 declares:  “I can do ALL things through Him [Christ] who gives me strength.”    Amen.

FIGHTING EVIL WITH FAITH, folks!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM CHRISTIAN WARRIORS!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  (Pppsssttt…Stephen Curry, THE 2014-15 NBA MVP ???  Of the Golden State Warriors???  THE 2015 NBA CHAMPS???  Well…”HE”…IS ON THE TEAM…fighting EVIL with FAITH!!!  JUST SAYIN’.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  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.

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR CHARLESTON, SC

THERE IS EVIL ALL AROUND US, folks!!!  White.  Black.  Brown.  EVIL = EVIL = EVIL.  Evil comes in all colors, shapes and sizes, folks.  “EVIL” was present in Charleston, SC.  This evil, however, was driven by SATAN!!!  Not a 21 year old WHITE man…shooting BLACK citizens.

The ongoing battle is SATAN vs. GOD!!!  BAD vs. GOOD.  NOT…WHITE vs. BLACK.  OR RICH vs. POOR.  We must first identify the ENEMY correctly and FIGHT this WAR with the proper BODY ARMOR!!!

UNITED WE STAND.  DIVIDED WE FALL.

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

GO TEAM CHARLESTON, SC!!!  GO TEAM USA!!!  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.

GIVING CREDIT…

where credit is due vs. taking credit.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Our God is gracious.  Our God is VERY giving. Our God may giveth, B-U-T please remember… Our God may also taketh away at His discretion.

AEROGANCE = UGLY = SATANIC = BAD. 

HUMILITY = BEAUTIFUL = GODLY = GOOD.

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

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

In receiving “GLORY”…do NOT forget to “PAY IT FORWARD,” to God OR…“IT” (the glory) can be snatched away.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD…ALWAYS!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

THE 2015 NBA CHAMPS

Congrats to the Golden State Warriors!!!  Amazing season!!!  Amazing series!!!

Stephen Curry...has a new fan…@ numberoneteam.net!!! My “budding” CRUSH on him has quickly grown into “FULL-BLOWN” status!!!  He is one fine B-ball player.  And you know that fella…???…???…???  “Iguadala”???  The NBA FINALS MVP???  Hhhmmm… could another “bud” have been planted???  WHAT, JILL???!!!???!!!???!!!   “ANOTHER”…NBA CRUSH???!!!???!!!???!!!  WHAT CAN I SAY???   :/  I LOVE BASKETBALL!!!

 WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS = #1 a numberoneteam.net!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“IT IS…WHAT IT IS,” folks!!!  WITH EVERYTHING…”IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  No matter what or how you feel about  “IT”.   Please try to find the joy in “IT”???  Just “TRY”…

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

HELPING PEOPLE “FOR” GOD…

as opposed to HELPING PEOPLE as if they “ARE” God…in disguise, so-to-speak.  The previous post, “Mother Teresa” touches upon this debate…that I was having within myself!!!

Hhhmmm…Mother Teresa spoke of helping poor people as if they were God, himself.  I have heard similar comments and read similar statements/commands.  I must admit I had difficulty “going there,”to view ANY individual as God, himself…in my mind, A.K.A.:  “Jill’s World”.  UNTIL…a special co-worker/friend shared her thoughts/opinions with me regarding this specific issue, reminding me that the Holy Spirit, does indeed, lie within each of God’s children.  Therefore, it is feasible to view ANY individual as God himself.  Double Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…the Holy Spirit dwells within.  It just needs to be nourished in order to “GROW”!!!

I’m feeling a need to insert “Jill’s Jingle”…RIGHT HERE, folks!!!  “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!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH, JO, FOR YOUR TREASURED FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP!!!

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.

 

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.