Monthly Archives: September 2015

“PREACH THE WORD!”…

was the message delivered by Pastor Walter West at ABC on Sunday, 9/17/15.  Pastor Walter said to “ME”:  “Fulfill your ministry,” Jill.  I just KNOW he was preaching DIRECTLY to “ME,” folks!!!  I KNOW IT!!!  😉  Yep, Pastor Walter said to:

–“Prime myself for the presence and power of Christ.”
2 Timothy 4:1

–“Proclaim, single-mindedly, the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
2 Timothy 4:2

–“Prepare myself for any-moment sharing.”
2 Timothy 4:2

–“Patiently reach our playlist generation.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4

–“Persevere.”
2 Timothy 4:5

A cute skit during this service involved Pastor Walter placing ear-buds in both ears right in the middle of this sermon!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  HE IGNORED THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION…for about 20 seconds as he role-played the “please don’t bother me” demeanor of the current “playlist” generation.  HA!!!  ALL in attendance got a chuckle out of “THAT” one!!!  

ANOTHER GREAT MESSAGE, PASTOR WALTER!!!

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.  

ANGELS IN DISGUISE

No matter how “GOOD” some folks try to present themselves, the darkness of their thoughts, words and actions speak LOUD and CLEAR!!!  The anger is observable in the expressions on their faces and palpable in the air exhaled with their words.  They are NOT even privy to it.

Why is it so “DIFFICULT” to wanna “HELP” certain “TEAMMATES”???  Yeah, yeah, yeah…I already know:  because I need to “HELP” them the most!!!  OUCH!!!  Have I mentioned that I’m a slow learner???  I SURE HAVE!!!  And yes, I SURE AM…”TURTLE SLOW, BUT TURTLE STEADY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And that’s alright because we ALL know the tortoise ALWAYS wins the race, right???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

There are many “Angels in Disguise” out there in the real world, folks.  Keep your eyes open to see the truth that is NOT heard by what is spoken.  Keep your mind open to consider that which is unthinkable.  And keep your heart open to allow entrance for the unallowable.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I do believe I had once been an “Angel in Disguise,” folks.  Lost and confused.  But headed in the RIGHT direction. I thank God for placing the “RIGHT” individuals in my path at just the “RIGHT” time for me to keep moving forward in the “RIGHT” direction.  Amen.

It’s 11:45 pm Sunday, 9/27/15 as I ready myself for bed.  Tomorrow is “Monday”…the beginning of another work-week.  Funny, but I keep singing the Beatles’ song, “ALL WE NEED IS LOVE” inside my own mind, A.K.A.:  “JILL’S WORLD”.   Hhhmmm…”ALL WE NEED IS [GOD],” right???  RIGHT!!!  GOD = LOVE; LOVE = GOD, right???  RIGHT!!!  “ALL WE NEED IS GOD!!!”  AMEN.

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.

 

IT IS NOT MY “JOB”…

TO JUDGE!!!  :/

I struggle with this…DAILY, folks!!!  Certain teammates can sure “RUB” me the “WRONG” way!!!  Please forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…YET AGAIN!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WHY???  Oh, WHY… do I allow myself to get upset over comments made or attitudes displayed by teammates???  I do NOT know who will be saved.  I also do NOT know who will NOT be saved.  God does.  He’s got this, Jill.

JUDGING others…is NOT my job!!!  But LOVING them “IS”!!!  DESPITE…EVERYTHING!!!

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.

 

Matthew 7:1;  1 Corinthians 4:5; Psalm 50:6

 

 

TEAM BUILDING…

while shopping at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville,FL on Friday evening, 9/25/15!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Team building in the American Eagle store.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I invite you to come along folks as I take you through the story of this past Friday night’s “CRAZY” team building encounter in…“JILL’S WORLD!!!”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY OR NOT, HERE WE GOOOoooooo…

TEAM ALLEN LOVES FRIDAYS!!!  TEAM ALLEN LOVES SHOPPING!!!  Danielle, Chase and myself went shopping Friday evening after we each finished our “work” for that day.  Chase attends High School, Danielle attends college and I am a full-time employee at a local skilled nursing facility (SNF).  We met back at  Allen Headquarters, our “HOME BASE” and then headed up to The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, FL.

We ALWAYS stop in and shop at American Eagle.  That is one of the kids’ FAV stores at the Avenues Mall.  Now, there is NO method to my shopping madness, folks.  I SHOP…ALL OVER THE PLACE (within any given store)!!!  Here.  There.  Everywhere.  Back here.  Back over there.  Back “UP” here.  AND BACK THERE, EVERYWHERE… ALL OVER AGAIN!!!  :/  What can I say???  I’M A “CRAZY” SHOPPER, as well!!!

We each went opposite directions once inside the store.  I got to carry the clothes we were buying…SINCE I WAS PAYING, I guess.  Well, wouldn’t you know it???  Oopse!!!  I set the store alarm off…ON ACCIDENT…shortly after arriving.   I guess I meandered too close to the exit of the store with their clothing items in my possession.  BAM!!!  The alarm sounded.  IT SCREAMED AT “ME”!!!   Boy, my left arm SHOT straight up in the air, IMMEDIATELY, as I began waving towards the cash register to identify my “SELF” to employees as the culprit  guilty of tripping the alarm.   I, quickly and sheepishly, tip-toed back a few steps so that dreaded alarm would quiet itself.  Now,   “THAT”…was embarrassing, but I quickly resumed “SHOPPING”…

Chase then sought Danielle’s opinion on some pants that were on a table back up there ….IN THE FRONT OF THE STORE.  Oh, and I just HAD to look at them too!!!  BAM!!!  YEP, I set that same ole’ alarm”OFF”  AGAIN , a second time!!!  Both kids were so “OVER IT” by this time!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, and my left arm shot straight up into the air…AGAIN as  I waved toward the cash register to identify my “SELF” to those same employees…AGAIN, while stomping back a few steps to quiet that STUPID alarm,  YET A SECOND TIME!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  :/

And the store manger, Michelle, did NOT miss a beat, folks!!!  She quickly and LOUDLY questioned, “How many times are you going to set that alarm off???”  EVERYONE IN THE STORE…got a chuckle out of “THAT” one!!!  I  did learn that Michelle is a  bit …???…???…??? “CRAZY” also!!!  JUST LIKE “ME”!!!  Yep, we bonded quickly after I decided to “MEET & GREET” her with a numberoneteam.net business card.  What a fun evening shopping at American Eagle in The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, FL!!!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

“SHROOM”

Aaahhhhhh!!!  I LOVE IT, folks!!!  My new “DO” (hairdo) has a new name!!!  WHAT??!!!???!!!???!!!  “SHROOM!!!”  I LOVE IT!!!  Thanks, Chewy Pet(my pet-name for a co-worker)!!!  I love it, Love It, LOVE IT!!!  Shroom…vroom…ka-boom…ba-da-bing, ba-da-bam, ba-da-boom!!!  “SHROOM!!!”  :/  Sorry, I got a bit carried away.photo(2)

I have NO idea, what-so-ever, how Dorothy Chewy Pet ( my co-worker/teammate) came up with “SHROOM,” but “THIS”…is MY line of thinking, folks:  Ya see, the short hair on the left side of my head poofs out to resemble a 1/2 mushroom, sort of.  And the right side is shaved to 1/4″.  Get it???  My partial mushroom hairdo = “SHROOM”….NOT a FULL  mushroom.  😉   I LOVE IT!!!

Sheriff Allen here, signing OFF as “SHROOM,” a top-secret undercover agent.  BAM!!!photo(1)

😉  Now, “THIS” is the actual authentic dollar-store badge with a hand-drawn photo ID that I referred to in a blog post way back there 2 years ago!!!  Thanks Chase for helping me transfer this photo onto the blog post!!!  FINALLY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRAZINESS RETURNS…

as I find myself “OFF BALANCE”…AGAIN!!!  OUCH!!!  Hhhmmm…I get it, Lord!!!  I’ve been thinking, Thinking, THINKING…ALL NIGHT!!!  Now, “THIS” is crazy, folks.  I do “HOPE” you will join me for ANOTHER trip to…“JILL’S WORLD!!!”  READY???  SET???  Let us go, Go, GOOOoooooo…

Now, I can remember previous blog posts regarding some of the “roles” I would assume at work from the CRAZY Therapist…to the OFF-BALANCED therapist wearing 2 different colored shoes!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  THAT SAME OLE’-type of CRAZINESS HAS RETURNED!!!  DOUBLE Aaahhhhhh, Aaahhhhhh!!!

“STUFF” is happening, folks!!!  It’s been escalating…ALL ALONG…but I’ve had my blinders on!!!  Just keep moving faster…And Faster…AND FASTER, Jill.  Keep moving…without thinking about “things”.  ALL WAS GOING WELL… so I thought!!!

Until now, BAM!!!  And I suddenly feel VERY uncomfortable with certain (similar) situations…AGAIN!!!  YOU are NOT gonna believe “THIS,” folks!!!  GUESS… what “I” JUST did…“2” days AGO???  Oh bother, “2” is so very, Very, VERY significant in this equation right now!!!  Even I cannot believe EVERYTHING and how ALL those things are fitting “TOGETHER” PERFECTLY to make sense…in a “CRAZY” kind-of way!!!  Hhhmmm…”JILL’S WAY!!!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

Yep, I’m feeling a bit OFF BALANCE…AGAIN!!!  My shoes are matching EVERY day, folks!!!  But…IT’S MY HEAD…displaying this current and “CRAZY” sense of  OFF-BALANCE-NESS!!!  BAM!!!  Perhaps I have been feeling this for awhile now, folks, but DENYING “IT”.  Ya see, I started having my hair cut short…”er” awhile ago.   And shorter.  UNTIL… just this past Tuesday…“2” DAYS AGO…I had my hair cut shorter AGAIN on the left side of my head…AND “BUZZED” short(to~ 1/4″) on the RIGHT!!!  I DID WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I AM SERIOUS, folks!!!  My hair is REALLY cut short as described!!!  Hhhmmm…I MUST BE completely “OFF-BALANCE” now!!!

And it’s so, So, SO “CRAZY” just “HOW” I ended up choosing “THIS” haircut…AT THE LAST MINUTE!!!  Thanks to my girl-crush at work, Nena. “TOGETHER”…we make “JINA”.  OH NO, folks!!!  THE JINGLE…  ;/

“TEAM JINA is our name.  We’re so happy.  Every day is just the same.  We go out there “HELPING” people on their way…THEY’RE GETTING BETTER EVERY DAY!!!  WE ARE TEAM JINA.  TEAM JINA.  TEAM JINA”… (to the tune of Frankie Avalon’s, “Venus”.

And now the realization of what these haircuts “MAY” represent JUST HIT ME RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD…in the wee hours of “THIS” morning!!!  OUCH!!!  “2” days AFTER having it cut this way!!!  “2” years AFTER the start-up of this blog, that resulted AFTER “2” situations that are currently re-occurring…“2”-fold!!!  2, 2, 2, 2…sure seems to be my…???…???…??? “LUCKY” or “FATEFUL” number lately!!!   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

MY “LIFE” is a bit “DIFFICULT” right now, folks.   BECAUSE “I”…put those blinders on “2” years ago to allow for the passage of days without difficulties between “teammates” and myself.  Hhhmmm…”2″ years have passed by QUICKLY, folks.  OUCH!!!  I am now struggling  with what’s considered “RIGHT” to “ME” according to “MY”  LIFE experiences and “MY” interpretation of current rules and laws verses the demands or expectations of today’s world.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  

 I will continue praying to God.  DAILY.  HOURLY.  “MINUTELY???”   I will continue to seek guidance from trusted teammates AND… I will continue moving forward on my LIFE’S JOURNEY…from HERE to THERE.  I “HOPE” to see you “THERE”!!!  ONE FINE DAY.  😉

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.

“INNINGS”…

instead of “OUTINGS” with co-workers.  Hhhmmm…now, “THIS” is so, So, SO funny!!!  Come along, folks.  READY OR NOT…WE’RE HEADED TO “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, our Rehab. Dept. is sure tightly-knit “TOGETHER”!!!  So much, in fact, that we’re JUST like family…having family squabbles…from time-to-time!!!  😉  It seems there have been some pretty BIG family squabbles during the last two “OUTINGS” for dinner at local restaurants.  HUGE squabbles.  Thankfully, I was NOT  present at either.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! I was NOT involved…PERIOD!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I happened to be present in the documentation room yesterday afternoon as therapists recounted those previous “OUTINGS” and how they turned so ugly, SO FAST!!!  I STILL do NOT know the details of those incidents, but I simply HAD to insert my 2 cents into that conversation I knew NOTHING about!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  OH NO, JILL…PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  That’s right, folks…I could NOT keep my mouth shut and I commented that we should ONLY allow ourselves to partake in co-worker “INNINGS,” TOGETHER, at the facility since the outings haven’t been going so well.  :/  Wait, I SAID… “WHAT”???!!!???!!!???!!!

Yep, and “INNINGS” sure struck a chord with all those present!!!  HA!!!  “ANY socializing with groups of co-workers AFTER work SHOULD occur AT work!!!  And we’ll call it…THE 10th INNING”!!!  WE LAUGHED SO HARD!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Get it???  After the 9th inning–the game, or “WORK,” is OVER!!!  Time to chillax and create some “FUN”…NOT “TURMOIL”!!!

JUST ANOTHER DAY @ MCNRC!!!  Hhhmmm…have I mentioned that I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my job???  Yep, I’m certain I’ve disclosed that fact in a previous post or two back there or...”SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”(Aaahhhhhh…ANOTHER song!!!  And the “STOP” button is NOT working!!!) in this blog!!!  I do “HOPE”(Heaven Over-Powering Earth) you’ve come across those previous posts on your “JOURNEY” through this website.  :/   Sorry…ANOTHER “CORNEY” statement by Jill!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Now “THAT” sounds like another “LIST” I need to compile!!!  A list of “JILL’S CORNEY STATEMENTS”!!!  :/  

JUST ANOTHER DAY @ MCNRC!!!

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.

 

 

 

“JUST BECAUSE”

BAM!!!  I CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP, folks!!!  TODAY…WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!  I invite you to come along as we take another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Our rehab dept. at work is pretty tight-knit, folks.  We celebrate each therapist’s birthday by having one potluck on a chosen day for ALL B-days that occur within each month.  OUCH!!!  Wouldn’t you know it…there are NO B-days in Sept.!!!  No B-days???  NOOOoooooo potluck, right???  WRONG!!!

We were discussing food items in the documentation room this afternoon and how we’d sure like to have a potluck this month even though there are NO birthdays to celebrate!!!  Hhhmmm…so one therapist commented, “I know who we can celebrate!!!”  And she went on to recommend our new Rehab. tech. at the same time a second therapist commented how we should have a potluck “JUST BECAUSE!!!”  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Have a potluck…JUST BECAUSE???  “I LOVE IT,” I shouted as I was quickly reminded of the “HOSEA” bible study at church and how God loves each of us so very, Very, VERY much…“JUST BECAUSE”!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!! 

So, there you have it, folks!!!  ALL THERAPISTS HAVE AGREED… and we have decided to (follow Jesus) have a potluck at work next week “JUST BECAUSE”… AND to welcome Corinna to the Rehab. “TEAM” !!!  😉  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  WE’RE HAVING A POTLUCK!!!  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.

 

 

“HOSEA”

…is the new Women’s bible study at Anastasia Baptist Church here in St. Augustine, FL.  BAM!!!  This class just started on Monday, 9/14/15- 2 days before my 20th wedding anniversary.  Funny, but I had NO idea that the study would cover “HOSEA” and the love story between him and his unlikely wife, Gomer.  Yep, this love story is  “DIFFICULT” to grasp by reading its 14 chapters directly from the Bible.  Hhhmmm…Hosea & Gomer’s love story = God & Israel’s love story = your & my love stories.  ALL love stories, including those between God, spouses, families, friends, co-workers, communities, our country, our world.  Pretty “DEEP” stuff, folks.  Main concepts include, but are not limited to:

I AM CHOSEN.

YOU ARE CHOSEN.

WE ARE CHOSEN.

I AM LOVED.  YOU ARE LOVED.  WE ARE LOVED.

Hhhmmm…WHY???  “JUST BECAUSE!!!”  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  We are ALL chosen.  We are ALL loved .  JUST BECAUSE God is who He is.  GOD IS LOVE, folks!!!  BAM!!!  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS”!!!  GOD IS LOVE.  LOVE IS GOD.  Get it???  Got it???  GOOD!!!

I do NOT have to earn God’s love.  GOD IS LOVE.  I accept Him, graciously.  I accept His Love willingly.  It is MINE…for the taking.  MINE…for the enjoying!!!  MINE…for the sharing!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WILL YOU ACCEPT GOD’S LOVE???  AND WILL YOU PLEASE “HELP” TO SHARE IT FORWARD???

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 THERE BE…

fewer “HONEY-DO” lists added to my husband’s plate of “STUFF”.  Hhhmmm…”Honey-do” implies that “I” am adding additional “STUFF” to my husband’s, ALREADY, heaping-full plate of…???…???…???…“STUFF” TO DO, honey!!!  :/

I am employing a new tactic at the Allen household, folks.  This means that “I”…am trying to do my “HONEY-DO” lists MYSELF instead of nagging Chris to do them FOR me!!!  I “HOPE” to ONLY ask  for his “HELP” when absolutely necessary!!! (Hhhmmm…I’m just feeling the need to insert:  “I am woman, HEAR ME ROAR!!! RIGHT HERE!!!  BAM!!!  AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!)   HA!!!  Chris does what’s important to him around the house.  I do what’s important to me.  Chris has HIS “STUFF”.  I have MY “STUFF”.  And TOGETHER, we have OUR “STUFF”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Chris and I are different, folks.  In many ways!!!  And that’s okay!!!  I am ready to fully embrace those differences realizing that we are who we are and that each of us are at different locations along our respective journeys from HERE to THERE.  I am RIGHT where God wants me to be and Chris is RIGHT where God wants him to be…FOR NOW!!!  BUT…  “TOMORROW” is a new day, folks!!!  “LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.”  I am so excited to see what it will bring…according to God’s plan, NOT MINE.

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

S.H.S., folks.  Spouse Helping Spouse.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.