Monthly Archives: July 2015

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: highlighting KEVIN OLSON

KEVIN OLSON, author of “LEARNING TO LIVE WITH IT”…is in the SPOTLIGHT @ numberoneteam.net.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Kevin was guest speaker this weekend at Anastasia Baptist Church, at the island campus in St. Augustine, FL.  His testimony???  Is AMAZING!!!  His “JOURNEY” through life has been VERY “DIFFICULT,” folks.  God has blessed him.  And God is using him to touch the lives of others in a positive manner.  HALLELUJAH!!!

“I HAVE DECIDED” (to follow Jesus) :/  Slight distraction here, folks!!!  Aaahhh… IT’S ANOTHER SONG!!!  Sorry, but “I HAVE DECIDED” to make Kevin a honorary member of the #1 TEAM at numberoneteam.net.  He…has already taken “The Challenge” (a previous blog post at this site, dated 2/24/15)…HEAD-ON!!!  Finding GOOD (God) in every negative situation encountered.  Turning negatives into positives for the purpose of “HELPING” others to survive “LIFE”.  BAM!!!  KEVIN IS AMAZING!!!  BECAUSE…he is following Jesus.  God is the captain of his “TEAM”.  God is doing AMAZING things THROUGH Kevin.  WITH Kevin.  FOR Kevin.  FOR people.  ALL people.  Amen.

Thanks so much, Kevin.  YOU…are “MOVING MOUNTAINS”.  Onward Christian soldier…

Please connect with Kevin Olson at the following link and support his cause to “HELP” others survive “LIFE” through utilization of his testimony, sprinkled with scripture for a message of “HOPE”(Heaven Over-Powering Earth).http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/central/

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.

 

 

“HELPING” OTHERS…

is a POWERFUL endorphin releasing, NATURAL and uplifting, FEEL-GOOD “drug” that has become the healthiest “addiction” I’ve struggled with throughout my life, HANDS-DOWN!!!  (Pppsssttt…have I mentioned that I’m 50???  “50 AND FABULOUS”!!!  My B-day cookies said so!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “HELPING OTHERS” = AN ADDICTION THAT I CAN ADMIT TO WITH A SENSE OF “PRIDE”.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!???  Yep, “THIS” is TRUE, folks.  “HELPING OTHERS” can actually promote similar physiological “FEEL-GOOD” responses as to those experienced by  expensive and potentially fatal illegal drugs available on the streets.  BAM, folks!!!  “HELPING OTHERS”…is available…ON THE STREETS, as well.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…as a matter of fact…”HELPING OTHERS”…is available ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE.  From here to way over there AND BACK…again, And Again, AND AGAIN!!!  The “GREAT” thing???  “HELPING OTHERS”… COSTS YOU NOTHING!!!  BUT ALLOWS YOU TO “GAIN”…EVERYTHING!!!  A definite “win-win” situation!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I STRONGLY encourage you to TRY this “FREE,” endorphin releasing, energy-boosting, selfless act…of “HELPING OTHERS”.  I’m calling it “SELFLESS” to imply that you expect nothing in return from the person you “HELP,” but the inner “HIGH” you get as payment for “HELPING” is so, So, SO worth it!!!  And please be aware that you will NOT get that “FEEL-GOOD” endorphin release unless you provide “HELP” to the “RIGHT” causes or people that God intends you to “HELP” along your “JOURNEY” through “LIFE”…from “HERE” to “THERE”.  And believe me…YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT’S “RIGHT”!!! 

TODAY’S CHALLENGE:  ” HELPING A NEIGHBOR”.  Any neighbor.  Anywhere.    WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Just “HELP” a neighbor…and enjoy the “RIDE”/”RUSH”!!!  IT’S FREE!!!  😉  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM NEIGHBOR!!!  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.

 

 

“WANTED”…IMMEDIATELY!!!

WANTED:  LOVE MONGRELS (Hhhmmm…did I spell that right???  You know what a “mongrel” is, right???  Well, “MY” definition of a “mongrel”…is a cuddly cute, peacefully polite, “RIGHT”ly rough…around the edges and a slightly scruffy, but sweet looking…???…???…???… angelic “THINGY”( or person)…  ANY-“THINGY”(or person) that is cute, polite, “right”ly rough and slightly scruffy =,or could be, an angelic MONGREL!!!   Get it???  Got it???  Good!!!)

Sorry…let’s try this again, folks…

WANTED:  LOVE MONGRELS to share God’s love with anyone and EVERYONE…E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!!!  Oh no…ANOTHER SONG!!!  “ALL WE NEED IS LOVE”…bum,ba-dum, ba-dum(trombone)… “ALL WE NEED IS LOVE”…bum, ba-dum, ba-dum(trombone)  “ALL WE NEED IS LOVE, LOVE.  LOVE IS ALL WE NEED”.     (The Beatles)

Kindly submit your “LOVE MONGREL”applications directly to the comment section of this post and you will automatically become a member of the #1  “LOVE MONGREL” TEAM @ numberoneteam.net.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

AMERICA = ???

LAND OF THE…???…???…??? _______???

HOME OF THE…???…???…???_______???

Hhhmmm…who are we any more???  What do we stand for???   Aaahhhhhh!!!  I think I am REALLY losing my mind, folks!!!  Is it just me, or has the USA gotten caught-up in …“THE TWILIGHT ZONE”???  :/  Or worse yet…“THE JILL ZONE”???!!!???!!!???!!! 

WAIT… what happened to: “One nation under God”???  Or what about: “indivisible”??? “With liberty???  And justice for ALL???  There is NO justice for Christians…here in America!!!    Christianity…is under attack!!!  “DENYING” God will surely lead to our demise.  Hhhmmm… the demise is already happening.  AND GROWING…here in America.  In schools.  In Corporations.  In families.  IT’S GROWING EVERYWHERE… here in America!!!  SAD, BUT TRUE, folks.  I said a prayer for America today:  GOD, please bless America.  Land that I LOVE…

Hhhmmm…so what does all of this mean???  Am I really trying to say that the anti-Christ is gaining strength…here in AMERICA???  :/  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  THE ANTI-CHRIST IS GAINING STRENGTH IN AMERICA!!!??!!!???!!!???  Armor-up!!!  Put your game faces on, folks!  And “Let’s Get [Serious]”!!!( with Olivia Newton-John)!!!  Identify the ENEMY:  SATAN.  And fight Satan with God’s word…the ONLY weapon that can beat him!!!

Stand your ground, Christian warriors.  And let us ALL remain steadfast in our Faith...TOGETHER!!!  BACK OFF, SATAN!!!  OUR GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“Let’s get serious…serious.  We’ve gotta get serious.  Let us spread the holy word.  Let us hear your words of praise.  Your words of praise…”  Oh bother, I keep singing this new gospel jingle to Olivia’s tune, “Let’s Get Physical”.  :/  I guess I’ll go back and add this to the list of “Jill’s Jingles”!!!

GO TEAM CHRISTIAN WARRIORS!!!  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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: highlighting Kim Fredrickson


Kim Fredrickson, MFT, author and guest speaker is…IN THE SPOTLIGHT… @ numberoneteam.net.   WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

Kim’s book, “GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK–TURNING YOUR INNER CRITIC INTO  A COMPASSIONATE FRIEND” just became available 7/7/15!!!  Hhhmmm…I just learned about this book and the author while listening to the Christian radio station at 99.1 here in Northern FL on my drive home from work Tues, 7/7/15…THE VERY DAY THE BOOK WAS RELEASED!!!  BAM!!!

Kim was being interviewed to discuss her new book.  The discussion made reference to biblical scripture that commands us to “…love thy neighbor as you love yourself.”  I HAVE HEARD THAT A MILLION+ TIMES, folks!!!  You too, huh???  “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF”!!!  YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.  Kim then made a statement that struck me right UPSIDE MY HEAD…BAM!!!  OUCH!!!  Wait for it…

In regards to: “love thy neighbor as you love yourself,” Kim quickly retorted: “That’s presuming we all love ourselves”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!???  Now, “THAT” was powerful!!!  AND VERY DEEP!!!  What an amazing point that I never “REALLY” thought about…BEFORE TODAY!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

LIFE…IS DIFFICULT, folks!!!  I am finally learning to love myself.  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!  IT SURE FEELS GOOD!!!  AND “IT”…ALLOWS ME TO LOVE MY NEIGHBORS…everywhere, as well!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

According to Mark 12:30-31, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, and all your strength….Love your neighbor as yourself.  No other commandment is greater than these”.  AMEN!!!  I always thought that my neighbors were those individuals that live right next door, right???  Or wrong???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I then began to realize that the girl/guy working next to me was ALSO my neighbor.  And the patient I am “HELPING” in therapy is my neighbor too!!!  Hhhmmm…the driver next to me on the road…is “my neighbor”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And what about the homeless lady sitting on a bench down the street with all of her belongings contained within a child-sized buggy parked right next to her???  Yep…she’s my neighbor ALSO!!!  The cashier at the store???  The waitress/waiter at the restaurant???  Fellow passengers on the bus???  In an airplane???  MGO, folks!!! (May God Offer) insight or understanding!!!  Fellow humans…ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE… are ALL my neighbors too!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” folks.  Keeping in mind that you must first love yourself.  😉

I highly recommend Kim Fredrickson’s new book, “Give Yourself A Break:  Turning Your Inner Critic Into a Compassionate Friend.”  I am certain this book will “HELP” you, me, him and her to love ourselves more completely, thereby improving the quality of “LOVE” we extend to our neighbors…EVERYWHERE!!!   http:// www.facebook.com/KimFredricksonMFT?ref=hl

WOW, thank you Kim!!!  You encouraged my mind to view the same idea from a different perspective.  God has GREAT plans for you…in His Greatness!!!  Far and above your current accomplishments.  Onward Christian soldier…

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY SLEEP DEMONS…

have returned!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  In FULL force!!!

THE CHANT:  BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN you!!!

Hhhmmm…I invite you to come along, folks. We’re taking another “TRIP” to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  OUCH!!!  This trip will reveal a recent…“MISTAKE”MY MISTAKE!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  At least I keep learning, right???  Right!!!  READY OR NOT, HERE WE GO…

Have I mentioned that I am a “JUMPER”???  I like to “JUMP” right in… Feet First and/or HEAD FIRST???  Yep, that’s right!!!  No messin’ around here, folks!!!  If you’re going to do it…“JUST DO IT”!!!  RIGHT NOW!!!  BAM!!!  AND…”GET ‘ER DONE”!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

Hhhmmm…perhaps “THIS” is NOT always the best way to do things.  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…”JUMPING” right “IN” may NOT work in EVERY situation.  I am finding some truth in that last statement, folks.  🙁

I spoke with my psychiatrist a few weeks ago about reducing the dosage of my anti-depressant medication.  “REDUCING”…the dosage.  We even came up with a plan of reducing that dosage, gradually.  HA!!!  I AM A JUMPER, folks.  FULL SPEED AHEAD…

OUCH!!!  Yep, as mentioned in a previous post, I completely STOPPED the medication.  Hhhmmm…trying to get from “HERE” to “THERE”…quickly!!!  PAINFULLY!!!  Yep, OLD struggles…are reappearing.  The sleep demons…are attacking…AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

Just “WHO”…do I think I am?  Choosing to do things “MY” way…over a trained professional’s recommendations.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!   I must be… “CRAZY”!!!  😉  Folks,  I strongly believe that individuals are “called” to certain areas of expertise…in order to “HELP” others(whether or NOT they, themselves, know they were called for the purpose of “HELPING” others)  Hhhmmm… so my doctor recommended the “RIGHT” way, but I chose “MY” way???  OUCH!!!

Hhhmmm…have I mentioned that I am “SLOW” to learn things as they apply DIRECTLY to “ME”???  I think I have…back there…somewhere…in a previous post or two!!!  And “THAT”…I AM:  “S-L-O-W”!!!  But STEADY!!!  Why, oh why do I keep trying to take short-cuts???  The short-cuts ALWAYS take me off course…requiring that I back-track to where I “HAD” been in order to continue moving forward…in the RIGHT direction!!!   OUCH!!!  “PATIENCE”…is a virtue, Jill!!!  I do plan on winning “THIS” race, folks…eventually!!!  According to my physician’s recommendations!!!  😉

The lesson learned here???  Is realizing that I am NOT equipped to be the captain of EVERY team I’m a member of!!!  BAM!!!  I am still learning to trust and follow others who are more capable…than I am.   After all, God has placed them in my direct path for a reason.  So, I have resumed the medication at the dosage recommended by my physician.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Say “GOODBYE”…to those nasty “SLEEP DEMONS”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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.

WITNESSING…

the daily battles fought by “TEAMMATES”…family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, etc.  OUCH!!!  How to “HELP”???  Praying???  Talking???  Doing???  Being???

Praying for whom…  Me, “THEM,”  “US”???  Praying for what???  Why???  When???  Where???  Hhhmmm…Talking with whom…God, myself, or “THEM”???  Doing what???  Being what???  How to “HELP”???  “CAN”…I “HELP”???   Dare I even TRY to “HELP”???  And… should I “TRY”  to “HELP” my way, your way or their way???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I am struggling AGAIN, folks.  So many individuals are fighting battles within themselves.  Lashing out at innocent bystanders who are actually seeking to “HELP” them.  “Look,” I said, “I know your frustration is NOT regarding ME or my efforts to HELP you.”  Hhhmmm…perhaps folks are unaware of the inner battles they fight.  “Plant seeds.”  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Now, “THAT” came out of nowhere!!!  But… I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!!!  Try to plant seeds of “FAITH” wherever possible, folks.  Step back and let those seeds grow at their own, individual pace…NOT yours.  Pppsssttt…No pushing or pulling allowed.  😉

Let it be known to ALL:  “I,” Jill Allen…am a “TALKER”.  :/  Yep,  I can talk, Talk, TALK…to anyone!!!  (Pppsssttt…my husband and kids might say that I tend to rattle on, And On, AND ON about things.  Well, is “THAT” a problem???  I just like to clarify what I meant to say by saying things in various manners, thereby increasing the chances that folks might actually understand what I meant by what I said.  Talking…is GOOD, right???  RIGHT!!!)

Witnessing…to others of God’s greatness along “My Spiritual Life Journey”…from “HERE” to “THERE”.   And seeking…to “HELP” others along their Journey through their LIFE…from “HERE” to “THERE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

What to share?  How much to share?  Tread lightly, folks.  Satan…is EVERYWHERE!!!  Seeking to jump out and attack.  BAM!!!  Put on your  armor, Christian soldiers.  Let us ALL move ONWARD…TOGETHER!!!  In our VERY own…unique and individualized…”STYLES”!!!

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.

 

 

 

MY OPINION…

DOESN’T REALLY MATTER, folks.  ESPECIALLY…

“IF”…I disagree with what has already been said.

** Zipped lips NOW…will allow me to sneak in my differing opinion about the same subject matter at a later time yielding a better chance for its “OPEN” consideration by the opposition.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

NOTE TO SELF:  “SELF…it is NOT wise to enter a discussion combating the speaker’s viewpoint.  ZIP IT, JILL!!!”  Yep, my opposing view was met with MORE opposition in the heat of the moment.  So, what did I accomplish by voicing my differing opinion today?  It solidified the opposing opinions!!!  OUCH!!!   :/

“ZIP IT, JILL!!!”  

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. 

 

Jill’s Jingles

A list of “JILL’S JINGLES” with lyrics included…

–“Jingle Jill.”…to the tune of “Jingle Bells”.  😉
Jingle Jill.  Jingle Jill.  Jingle all the way-a-a-a.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh-a-a-a.  Jingle Jill.  Jingle Jill.  Jingle all the way-a-a-a.  Oh what fun it is to ride( slow down significantly) in a one… horse… open… sleigh–a–a–a!!!

–“I’M SO HAPPY”…an original
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!!!

–“JINA”…to the tune of “Venus” by Frankie Avalon.  😉
Jina is our name.  We’re so happy.  Every day is just the same.  We go out there helping people on their way, to survive another day.  We are Team Jina.  Oh Jina.  Team Jina.

–“In a HUT With No Name” to the tune of “On a Horse With No Name” by America.
We were lost in the morning on a road with no name.  In the woods, looking for a hut(building) with no name.  La-laaa…laaa… la-la-la-la.  La-la-laaa-la-la.

–“Praying While You Work” to the tune of “Whistle White You Work”.

— 7/10/15 addition:  “Let’s Get Serious” to the tune of “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton-John.
Let’s get serious…serious.  We’ve gotta get serious.  Let us spread the holy word.   Let us hear your words of praise.  Your words of praise.

–11/16/17 addition:  “HEY YOU, The Jingle” to the tune of “HEY JUDE” by the Beatles.
Hey You…don’t be sad.  TEAM BLUE will “HELP” you get out-of-bed.  Remember “TEAM BLUE” will carry you through.  So you can start your “JOURNEY” back home…back home…Back Home…Back Home…BACK HOME…BACK HOME…AAAaaahhhhhh!!!!  Na-na-na-na-na-na-na…Na-na-na-na…HEY YOU.  Na-na-na-na-na-na-na…Na-na-na-na…HEY YOU…

JUST ANOTHER DAY…

in “JILL’S WORLD”.  Hhhmmm…I, SIMPLY, cannot make this stuff up, folks.  Come along…we’re taking another trip…WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Where to begin???  Hhhmmm… Chase, my son, received his driver’s license on his birthday in May.  He is, however, now taking PHASE II, “Behind The Wheel” of the driver’s training course in order to reduce our car insurance premiums.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  EVERY LITTLE BIT “HELPS,” right???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, I figured I’d drop Chase off on Day #1 and get right to work early …HA!!!  Chase and I arrived at the tax collector’s office-on the South end of town at 8:55-ish am, ET-about 5 minutes early.  1 other teen-aged girl, Sarah, was sitting there and waiting.    Hhhmmm…it appeared the class had been moved to another location!!!  Way out on the other side of town!!!  Okay, no problem.  2 friendly employees gave us verbal directions to the new location and “OFF” we went…heading somewhere…out there…with poor Sarah along with us for the ride.  :/

I figured the class was probably going to be at the same location where Danielle had taken this exact same course 2 years ago.  So, we left that tax collector’s office with me feeling capable and confident!!!  Yep… both kids would make it to the class…just a WEE-BIT LATE!!! So, we were “OFF” alright…and I quickly got “LOST” in that very parking lot while simply “trying” to vacate the property!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  HOW EMBARRASSING!!!  I bet Sarah was a bit nervous at that point!!!  Fearful…maybe???  :/  Hhhmmm…Onward, Christian Soldier!!!  Just keep moving forward.

Friendly chatter filled the van on our drive out to the other location…until we were getting closer to where I thought we needed to go.  I was wrong, folks.  It appears things have changed a bit since Danielle took this course.  It was NOT where I thought I knew I was going!!!  BAM!!!  We were “LOST”… AGAIN!!!  I must have turned around 2-3 times in an attempt to get where we had no idea of where we were going!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  Okay, I was getting a bit…???…???…??? nervous or frazzled at this point…

So we decided to go straight to the tax collector’s office right out there, North of town, by the St. Johns County Courthouse.  Quick check with a gentleman behind the glass window…revealed NOTHING!!!  We were given a phone number to call seeking info., initially, but were then directed to a gentleman–back behind the glass window– who could provide verbal directions to the correct location.  YES!!!  “So, what’s the name of the building,” I asked???  “There is no name of the building,” he said!!!  (I really think I observed a smirk on his face as he reported that to me)  :/  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  THE BUILDING HAS NO NAME???!!!???!!!???!!!  YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!  Oopse…I’m getting side-tracked, folks:   We were  “LOST”  in the morning…on a road with no name.  In the woods, looking for a  “HUT”(building) with no name…  😉  You know the song, right???  “Horse With No Name” by the group “America”.  (Stick with me, folks…)

It turned out to be back in this wooded training area for firemen/policemen.  Hhhmmm… there were NO people around…BACK THERE… NONE!!!  We just kept driving around…back there…somewhere…on a dirt/gravel road with no name  UNTIL…we saw 2 men standing outside of a cubicle-type looking, SMALL, building.  I honked from way over here where we were in the van to them way over there by that small building.  They WAVED and motioned me to drive way back and around to over there.  :/

Hhhmmm…but getting way back and around over there was NOT easy to accomplish from way back here where we were!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  There were big, no…they were HugeNO…they were GIGANTIC orange cones  lined up EVERYWHERE from HERE to THERE!!! DOUBLE Aaahhhhhh, Aaahhhhhh!!!  How do I get way over there from way back over  here???  I said to myself, “SELF: JUST DO IT!!! (Yep I’m thinkin’ about Nike’ AGAIN…JUST DO IT!!!) And so…I JUST DID IT!!!  I drove around and through those orange cones…like a “PRO”…WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   😉

Yep, I drove straight back and right up to those two men.  Boy, did I feel relieved!!!  Chase and I knew both of them via our school system.  Whew…we got there… safe and sound!!!  Yep, Chase and Sarah made it to Day 1 of this Driver’s Ed. course…ONLY an hour and 15 minutes LATE!!!  OUCH!!!  Better LATE than NEVER, right???  Right!!!   I must admit that driving back out of that training area was tougher than getting in!!!  BUT…I am proud to report that EVERY CONE WAS LEFT STANDING…after BOTH, my entrance AND…DEPARTURE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  

What an adventure, folks!!!  Just another day…in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  I may get myself “LOST” A LOT, but I thank God for ALWAYS putting kind folks along my path to “HELP” my “LOST SELF” get found again!!!  There were 7-such helpful individuals along today’s “JOURNEY” to that building with no name…out there somewhere…in St. Johns County…on a dirt road with no name!!!  :/  The next and last 3 training sessions will begin and end at each child’s respective High School.  Chase, “You’re welcome and…YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN!!!”… for the rest of the week!!!  😉

There were so many twists and turns to this one story, folks.  I learned that Sarah and her family ALSO attend ABC(Anastasia Baptist Church) here on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine Beach, FL.  Hhhmmm… and 2 of my co-workers at MCNRC know Sarah and/or her mother, as well!!!  Boy, it’s a small, SMALL world…(yep, I’m humming the tune of Disney’s “Small World” in my mind as I type…)

Tues., 6/30/15 was a “FUN” day, folks.  Beginning in the a.m. on our “JOURNEY” to the Drivers Ed. course and extending on into my “WORK” day at MCNRC!!!  Pppsssttt…there is a new jingle to add to the list of “Jill’s Jingles”!!!  Yep, I made up a new jingle at work today…

A new jingle about me(Jill) + Nena(my co-worker).  We are called “Jina”.    “Ji” from “Ji“ll + “na” from Ne”na“…= Jina.  The jingle…goes like this…
Team Jina is our name.  We’re so happy.  EVERY day is just the same.  We go out there helping people on their way, surviving every day.  We are team Jina.  Oh Jina.  Team Jina.”  Hhhmmm…you know the tune, right?  Frankie Avalon’s “Venus”???  Yep, “Jina” is another new jingle and…I LOVE IT!!! 

What an AMAZING day!!!  I can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s got in store…

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.