Daily Archives: August 30, 2015

MY NIGHTTIME “COMPETITION”…

“MGO” (May God Offer) INSTEAD of “OMG” (Oh My God).  MGO, folks!!!  Chris and I took a quick little trip down memory lane this weekend and I just thought I’d share, Share, SHARE…some of my previous dysfunction with you all.  :/  I CANNOT BELIEVE I’M SHARING THIS ABOUT MYSELF, but strap yourself in!!!  WE’RE TAKING ANOTHER TRIP…to Jill’s OLD world!!!

THOSE DREADED PILLOWS!!!  OH, HOW I HATED CHRIS’ “BEDMATES”!!!  “PILLOWS”!!!  LOTS OF PILLOWS!!!  Regular-sized.  King-sized.  EVEN full-length BODY pillows!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! Yep, I admit it, folks.  I’m embarrassed, but I must admit that…I WAS JEALOUS OF CHRIS’ PILLOWS!!!

Hhhmmm…I was reminded of those crazy days as I awoke from a nap this weekend…cuddling Chris’ pillow!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  PLEASE…SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks.  I thought Chris was the pillow I was cuddling, affectionately…UNTIL I leaned over, puckered up and looked straight into that dreaded…PILLOW!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  Chris and I both got a chuckle out of that one!!!

Now, Chris has ALWAYS liked to “HUG” his pillows.  He  B-E-A-R  HUGS… those pillows!!!  No kidding.  He snuggles up to them and cuddles with them!!!  Oh, how I HATED those dreaded pillows…BACK IN THE DAYS of my mental illness.  Yep, my “MENTAL ILLNESS”.  “I”… was mentally ill…for 42 years of my life!!!  A ticking time-bomb… waiting to EXPLODE!!!  I remember how VERY close I came to exploding…more than just a few times, folks.  Now, “THAT” is scary!!!

Thank you, Jesus!!!  For knocking, And Knocking, AND KNOCKING numerous times.  I finally opened the door and let You in…AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS.  YEARS…of struggling.  YEARS…of searching.  FOR YOU, Heavenly Father.  It feels so GOOD to be headed “HOME”…in the “RIGHT” direction.  “RIGHT???”  RIGHT!!!

And I’m proud to report that I NO longer struggle with Satan’s lies that encouraged such “CRAZY” jealousy of non-living…???…???…??? PILLOWS!!!??!!!???!!!???  “LIFE HAS SURE BEEN DIFFICULT,” folks.  But GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!  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!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

MOVING BEYOND SELFISHNESS…

INTO SELF-“LESS”-NESS. (I’ve got chills, folks.  They’re multiplyin’-“GREASE”.  :/  Oh bother, “MOST” thoughts I enter are, somehow, attached to music.)  So anways, I awoke about an hour ago and began this Sunday morning as usual:  thinking, Thinking, THINKING and praying, Praying, PRAYING as I allowed myself to fully awaken, gradually, with God.  Hhhmmm…”MOVING BEYOND SELFISHNESS” is what popped into my mind.  I am not real certain where this idea will take me/us, but I will follow “IT”(“I have decided to follow Jesus”)  :/  And I invite you to come along “WITH” me.  READY???  HERE WE GOOOoooooo…

Hhhmmm…”SELFISHNESS” = a tendency to look out for ONE”SELF”.  MY”SELF”.  YOUR”SELF”.  HIS”SELF”.  HER”SELF”.  Not being too concerned with OTHER”SELVES” (I just made that word up, folks.  “OTHERSELVES”…is NOT a real word!!! It is, however, another one of  “JILL’S WORDS”!!!  MGO (May God Offer) insight or understanding…  I think there might be a post way back there…SOMEWHERE…with a list of made-up words to “fit” topics discussed!  Have you stumbled upon such a “list” during your travels through this blog???  Well, “OTHERSELVES” needs to be added to that “LIST” of “JILL’S WORDS”.  Oh, bother…I will try to go back there to find the list…SOMEWHERE… and add “OTHERSELVES” onto it!!!  (Finding it could take awhile, folks!!!)  I will look…LATER, DUDE!!!  :/

In moving forward, I truly believe “SELFISHNESS” may be a “coping technique” that we utilize, subconsciously, during our Christian infancy while simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.  Hhhmmm…”SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”…a tendency of ALL living creatures employed to “SURVIVE LIFE”.  BAM!!!  LOOKING OUT FOR #1, the “SELF”!!!

Selfishness is an inborn tendency to ensure our survival.  “THAT’S”…a good thing, folks.  TO A CERTAIN POINT!!!  God has equipped us to survive beyond this “LIFE” into eternity.  He does, however, expect us to grow in our Christianity to a point of loving others as we love ourselves.  “GET OVER YOURSELF!!!”  OUCH!!!  I continue learning, folks, as my walk with the Lord continues...FORWARD…into ETERNITY..AND BEYOND!!!  (Bruce Lightyear)  :/  Sorry.

So, selfishness is “GOOD”…to a point…before it turns “BAD”???  Well, where is that point???  How can you identify  it???  How do you get there from here???  Or here from there???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There’s so much to consider along our “JOURNEYS” from “HERE” to “THERE,” folks!!!  How about traveling our journeys “TOGETHER”???  And how about “HELPING” each other along the way???  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” ( a tribute to my late brother, Bob.  I love you.  May you R.I.P.)

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. 

 

Leviticus 18:19;  Mark 12:31;  Galatians 5:14

PURPOSEFUL LOVE

BAM!!!  “PURPOSEFUL LOVE.”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Come along, folks.  It is time for another “TRIP” to…”JILL’S WORLD”.  Ready???  HERE WE GOOOoooooo…WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…you’re coming, RIGHT???  You’re right beside me, RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!)  😉

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… “PURPOSEFUL LOVE”???  Loving someone or something on purpose, with purpose.  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…loving with drive and determination.  Loving with???…???…???… “INTENT”.  Not just because loving makes us feel all “warm and fuzzy,” but because we choose to love.  EVEN if we “think” we “don’t think” we want to???!!!???!!!???!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Now, is that even possible to feel something you think you don’t think you want to feel???…???…???…  :/  IT SURE IS, folks!!!  “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength” according to the Holy word,  Philippians 4:13.  BAM!!!  “JUST DO IT!!!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  (Yep, I’m thinking about Nike’)  😉  GO TEAM NIKE’!!!

“ALL WE NEED IS LOVE,” folks!!!  (The Beatles…and YEP, I’m singing that song inside my own “SELF”.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  The “STOP” button is NOT working!!!)  :/

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.