Monthly Archives: August 2015

“FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!!!”

Pastor Walter was speaking DIRECTLY to “ME” this morning at church!!!  Yep, the message this weekend, August 15-16, 2015 at ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) here in St. Augustine, FL sure struck a chord within me!!!

“FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!!!”  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Who…”ME”???  FIGHT???  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   I’m a fighter, alright!!!  ALWAYS HAVE BEEN!!!  ALWAYS WILL BE!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  If I am in it at ALL…I AM IN IT TO WIN IT!!!  BAM!!!  And…DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I leaned over during the service this morning to inform my husband that I had “CHILLS”.  God…was speaking to me.  God…was laying His hand on me.  I…FELT HIS PRESENCE!!!  Hallelujah!!!  The message at ABC is still focusing on Discipleship.  The exact definition from our bulletin reads as follows:

“Disciple:  One who has Faith in Christ, is being transformed by Christ, and is engaged in Christ’s mission.”  That exact definition has been displayed at the top of our weekly bulletin for quite awhile now.  I LOVE IT!!!

Bullet points for the service were as follows:

–Pick the RIGHT battle…FAITH.
1 Timothy 6:12

–Hold on, it’s the winning move!!!
1 Timothy 6:12

Sorry folks…a slight distraction as God hit the play/sing button inside my head again:  “I’m a fighter.  He’s a fighter.  She’s a fighter.  We’re a fighter.  Wouldn’t you like to be a fighter too???  Be a fighter.  Be, be a fighter.  I’m a winner.  He’s a winner.  She’s a winner.  We’re a winner.  Wouldn’t you like to be a winner too???  Be a winner.  Be, be a winner.”  to the tune of the “Dr. Pepper” jingle!!!  (Yep, I will go back and add this to the list of Jill’s Jingles!!!  Ugh!!!  I don’t remember where it’s at!!!)  🙁 

–Stay in the fight until Jesus returns. 
1 Timothy 6:13-14

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.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY…

with Boy Scout Troop 345!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  FAMILY FUN DAY…ALRIGHT!!!  Newcomers to the troop earned their skating merit badge today, Sat., 8/15/16 at the ice skating arena in the Jacksonville, FL Sports Complex.

Chris and Chase were in charge of today’s event as Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop leader.  Danielle and I also attended this event along with other parents/siblings as …???…???…???..”back-up” or support…???…???…???… for the “TEAM”!!!   DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

PEOPLE…were “HELPING” people ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!  There were HELPERS to drive boys to the arena.  HELPERS to don and doff the boys’ ice skates.  HELPERS to assist first-time skaters to either stay up or get back up on their skates after falling!!!  “HELPERS” were HELPING…EVERYWHERE!!!  What a fun, Fun, FUN day!!!  ON ICE…with Boy Scout Troop 345!!!

GO TEAM BOY SCOUT TROOP 345!!!  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.

 

LEADERSHIP and CONTENTMENT…

encourage positive growth and development.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We are continuing with the series:  “Disciple: Be One.  Make One.” at ABC, Anastasia Baptist Church here at the island campus in St. Augutine, FL.  The past two weekends have focused on “Leadership” and “Contentment”.  Powerful messages.  I feel certain Pastor Walter was speaking directly to “ME”…AGAIN!!!  😉  Oh, how I love it when the message has personal significance!!!

I am growing, spiritually.  On my way to becoming more of the person God wants me to be!!!  Now, I admit to being “TURTLE SLOW,” but I am  ALSO “TURTLE STEADY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And we ALL know that the tortoise ALWAYS wins the race, right???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’M A WINNER!!!   Aaahhh…OH NO!!!   IT’S ANOTHER JINGLE, folks!!!   “Dr. Pepper”!!!  :/

“I’m a winner.  He’s a winner.  She’s a winner.  We’re a winner.  Wouldn’t you like to be a winner too???  READ THE BIBLE…to be a winner!!!”  :/  Sorry.  I’M A MESS, folks!!!  😉  (Pppsssttt…but that’s OKAY!!!  “I’M A WINNER!!!”)  🙂

1 Timothy 5:17-25 instructs us to “…Lead well; …Lead fairly; …Lead fearfully;…Lead under God; …Lead to serve not to be acknowledged;…Lead from an eternal viewpoint”.  That’s it, folks!!!  Just lead.  Without expectation.  KEEP planting those seeds, knowing that growth will occur…ONE FINE DAY!!!  AMEN.

And 1 Timothy 6: 3-10 advises us to:  “Be content with the gospel; Be content with Godliness; and to be content with God’s provisions.”  We are a people always seeking more, More, MORE…of all the wrong “things”.  Everything we need is found within the bible.  The Word.  Seeking “Godliness” with a focus on “HELPING” others…to survive LIFE with complete satisfaction in having just “ENOUGH”.  NEVER needing or wanting “TOO MUCH”!!!  BAM!!!  Now, “THAT’S” the secret to “HAPPINESS”!!!  So, tell me:  How much is enough???  How much is too much???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

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.   

“ASAP,” (A)lways (S)top (A)nd (P)…???…???…???

Now “THIS”…is CUTE, folks!!!  Come along!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  WE’RE TAKING ANOTHER TRIP TO “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

“ASAP, Always Stop And Pray” is the plaque I received from a co- worker just Tues. morning, 8/11/15.  That plaque is so special to me!!!  It remains on my desk at work to remind and “INSPIRE” ALL teammates to STOP AND PRAY before quickly reacting to situations that occur.

BOY!!!  “INSPIRING???”  :/  I heard that a co-worker spotted and misread the plaque this morning, claiming:  “Boy this is so me:  Always Stop And Play!!!”  BAM!!!  She quickly realized the “P” is for “PRAY”…NOT “PLAY”!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  ANOTHER SEED HAS BEEN PLANTED, folks!!!  I said a prayer tonight for nourishment and growth of that seed!!!  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. 

 

 

 

 

JESUS…

DOMINATED MY DAY, Tues., 8/11/15!!!

–I left my daughter a note this morning, asking that she read her bible.

–I arrived at work and received a gift in “MY” basket of “STUFF” on a long documentation desk for MANY therapists.  The gift was a plaque that read: “ASAP, Always Stop And Pray”.  I got CHILLS…IMMEDIATELY!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING, folks.

–Much conversation revolved around the Word throughout the day between workers and patients.  AMAZING!!!  AMAZING GRACE.

–I checked my gmail earlier and about fell over as the first message indicated that someone was requesting to connect on linkedin.  That specific request was from “Jesus”!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks.  A REAL person named “Jesus”.  BAM!!!  I said to myself:  “SELF, Jesus must REALLY want your attention today!!! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!!”

My “CRAZY” confusion regarding how to join established groups as myself without feeling a  self-generated pressure to promote numberoneteam.net has been VERY bewildering for me.  ALMOST PARALYZING!!! 

I am beginning to realize that the “UNITING” concept of numberoneteam.net is EXACTLY what I represent just by being myself and actually “doing” it without having to verbally promote it AT ALL!!!  BAM!!!  I GET IT!!!  “JUST DO IT!!!”  “IT” is promoted by the spiritual and motivational team building techniques I employ in my daily “LIFE” as a member of various teams.  BAM!!!  “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!”  AMEN and AMEN.  But WAIT…  I already knew that actions speak louder than words, right???  RIGHT!!!  OH BOTHER!!!  I already knew it, but yet I didn’t quite “GET IT” in regards to its application to this specific situation!!!  OUCH!!!

Still “Turtle slow,” but “Turtle steady” @numberoneteam.net, folks!!!  SLOW, but SURE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The tortoise ALWAYS wins the race, right???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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.

 

 

“ASAP”

Always Stop And Pray!!!  🙂

 

ASAP =

A):  ALWAYS

S):  STOP

A):  AND

P):  Pray!!!

Hurry, hurry, hurry-up and pray, pray, pray!!!  “ASAP!!!”

Thanks for the plaque, Beth.  I’VE GOT CHILLS!!! (They’re multiplyin’)  😉

GO TEAM MCNRC!!!  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.

EXPOSED…@ numberoneteam.net

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I MUST BE JOKING!!!  “EXPOSED…@ numberoneteam.net”???  I CANNOT TELL A LIE!!!  This post even sounds a bit “CRAZY” to “ME”!!!  :/  Come along, folks.  We’re taking ANOTHER trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!

OUCH!!!  I am sorry to report that I, Jill Allen, became one of
“THEM” today, 8/11/15!!!  “THEM” = COMPLAINERS, folks!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  Yep, I must admit that “I” made a phone call this afternoon to a highly respected “teammate” for the purpose of…???…???…??? COMPLAINING!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  WHO…”ME”???  Complaining???  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  :/

There are numerous posts way back there…somewhere…in this blog that discuss my low tolerance of “COMPLAINERS”!!!  NUMEROUS POSTS!!!  OUCH!!!  Yep, I became one of “THEM” today, folks!!!  I complained about a situation I have been trying to resolve myself for awhile now.  And guess what???  The teammate I complained to was able to completely explain the situation RIGHT “AWAY”!!!  BAM!!!  Situation explained.  PROBLEM GONE!!!  IMMEDIATELY!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There was absolutely NO need to fully explain my frustration (to complain) about the situation  to my respected teammate.   I could have simply asked, “Do you know what’s going on???”  And left it at that!!!  I was so embarrassed, folks!!!  “ME,” the one who complains about complainers, caught complaining!!!  OUCH!!!  Oopse…  :/

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, right???  RIGHT!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION!!!

What role(s) are you playing at home???  At work???  In public???  Do those roles compliment or contradict each other???  Are the same or similar core values and morals present in each???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The good news???  You can change what you don’t like about any of the characters you play in your “LIFE” movie. Throw away the old scripts you don’t like and write new ones.  “LIGHTS.  CAMERA.  ACTION!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Go ahead and set the bar HIGH while you’re at it!!!  YOU ARE WORTHY!!!  You deserve ALL the GREAT blessings God has in store for you.  The question???  Will you “ACCEPT” them cautiously/fearfully???  Will you “TAKE” them anxiously/excitedly???  Or will you “PASS” them by casually/indifferently???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Pay attention, folks.  And play this game of “LIFE” as though you’re “IN IT TO WIN IT”.  Do NOT put anything (IMPORTANT) off until tomorrow.  Tomorrow just may be the day that NEVER gets here!!!  OUCH!!!

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.

 

 

I’M OKAY, FOLKS!!!

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart is happy, folks.  It’s nice to veer yourself away from the negative.  Seeking “GOOD” truly becomes second-nature.  Finding “GOOD” remains optional.

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.

“LET THE SUNSHINE IN,…”

“FACE IT WITH A GRIN.”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  God just hit the “PLAY/SING” button…AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   It’s time for another jingle, folks.  READY???  HERE WE GOOOoooooo…

“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!!!”

“WHAT IS GOING ON???!!???!!!???!!!”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I awoke this morning and began thinking…IMMEDIATELY!!!  Thinking.  And praying.  More thinking.  More praying.  I was NOT in the best mood, folks… allowing myself to be upset that the seeds of Faith I’ve been planting in others have NOT been growing.  OUCH!!!  Or have they???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Ya see, I now realize that my unexplainable “draw” to certain teammates has been purposeful.  TOTALLY!!!  UNBEKNOWNST TO ME…I have been planting seeds for years, with REAL purpose.  But times are tough, folks.  People are hurting.  And people are “looking for LOVE in ALL THE WRONG PLACES!!!” 🙁

I shall “BE STILL”.  There is NO need to be upset that the seeds I’ve planted are not growing at a rapid rate.  “THAT’S OKAY!!!”  THE SEEDS HAVE BEEN PLANTED!!!  PATIENCE…is a virtue, folks.  I will pray.  And be patient.  Growth will surely occur.  In time.  Maybe it won’t be “MY” time, but growth WILL occur…AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME!!!  HIS TIME!!!

I was a bit upset, lying here in bed, thinking…UNTIL that initial song popped into my mind...MAGICALLY!!!   And I suddenly began singing to myself, “Open Up Your Heart (and Let The Sunshine In),”  written by Stuart Hamlin, performed by Cowboy Church Sunday School.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Years ago, my mother played the piano…ALOT!!!  I remember Laura, Lynn and myself gathering around and we’d all sing together!!!  All 4 of us!!!  Hhhmmm…good memories:

“Those Were The Days my friend.  We thought they’d never end.  We’d sing and dance forever-and-a-day.  We’d live the lives we choose.  We’d fight and NEVER lose.  Those were the days.  Oh yes, those were the days!!!”  By Mary Hopkin, 1968

Yep, we sure enjoyed music at our house…thanks to mom.  Sorry for the distraction, folks.  My heart aches.  But it’s a “GOOD” ache.  😉  Boy, “THAT” memory came flooding back out of nowhere!!!  I’m happy, folks.  My heart is smiling…  🙂

So anyways, my earlier sadness was replaced with…???…???…??? God’s Love, Peace and Joy.  Yep, God sure hit the PLAY/SING button throughout this entire post!!!

Planting seeds of Faith into the lives of others is “THE GREATEST GIFT” we can give to anyone.  Perhaps they will be privy to its  presence…ONE FINE DAY!!!

I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY!!!  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.