Monthly Archives: September 2015

GO TEAM BLUE!!!

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER @ MCNRC!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Our Rehab. Dept. at work consists of approximately 17 Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists, including the DORS(Director of Rehab. Services) and Rehab. Tech.  + a few PRN therapists, as needed.  We are often referred to as “TEAM BLUE” since we’re all required to wear navy scrubs on a daily basis.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM BLUE!!! (“The Blue boys and girls!!!”)

I am so, So, SO proud to be part of such a fine team of rehab. professionals.  This past Friday was a fine display of team professionalism mixed with sincere compassion and strong FAITH.  Therapists, individually or in pairs of 2, entered a residents room at various times throughout the day to pray over and with an amazing woman during the last-leg of her life’s JOURNEY from HERE to THERE.

Jocelyn(Jo), one of our Physical Therapists, entered the resident’s room as I sat praying at her bedside and this PT did NOT miss a beat!!!   She proceeded to recite the following from memory:

PSALM 23

The LORD is my shepherd.
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides  me along right paths,
bringing honor to His name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD
forever.

WOW!!!  I felt so blessed to be a part of that VERY special moment shared between 2 therapists and a resident of our skilled nursing facility.  Now “THAT” was AMAZING, folks!!!  AMAZING GRACE. 

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.

 

“DISCIPLE-MAKING DANGERS!”

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  YOU MUST BE KIDDING, PASTOR WALTOR!!!  It’s as though my “LIFE” experiences are falling right in-line with our weekly messages delivered at church!!!  BAM!!!  I Cannot make this stuff up, folks.  Come along…we’re goin’ in!!!

“MY FEAR WITHIN” is a previous blog post dated 8/29/15.  That post was inspired by a situation I got tangled in while trying to share the message of numberoneteam.net with others…“OUT THERE”…who were not affiliated with Christianity, per-say.  “LIFE” out there in the “REAL” world is a scary place, folks.  I believe I referred  to it as a “JUNGLE” in the aforementioned post, “MY FEAR WITHIN”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

In short, I recently found myself in a situation where my intention of inserting God’s word into an established entity’s message was completely smothered by that entity’s program beliefs and methods.  There were no opportunities for the inclusion of Christianity into their program agenda…PERIOD!!!  Hhhmmm…”My Fear Within” became TOTALLY realized as a sincere fear of losing God.  I WAS SCARED STRAIGHT…BACK TO ABC!!!  With a sincere desire to plant myself firmly within our church!!!  BAM!!!  In order to gain a stronger knowledge-base in preparation for future excursions out  there in…”THE JUNGLE”!!!  :/  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I had to chuckle as Pastor Walter delivered tonight’s message about “Disciple-Making Dangers!”  from 2 Timothy 3: 1-17, such as:

1).  The fiercely dangerous cultural current of our times.  :/  YA THINK!!!???!!!???!!!???  IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE, Pastor Walter!!!   😉

2.)  Defeating out-of-control self-love through self-denial.

3.)  Discerning between true spiritual power versus eye-candy spiritualism.

4.)  Defending against spiritual abusers.

5.)  Using scripture to guard against Disciple-Making Dangers.

Pastor Walter  ended tonight’s message with one final suggestion:  “PREPARE FOR SPIRITUAL BATTLE”.  SAY WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’M A FIGHTER, folks!!!  ALWAYS HAVE BEEN!!!  ALWAYS WILL BE!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “IT’S  ON!!!”

NOW REMEMBER, folks:  “IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!!!”

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.

“JESUS MIX”

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I just thought of an amazing little story to share with you all regarding our MCNRC bible study, “Encourage One Another”. Come along, folks.  It’s time for another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY OR NOT, HERE WE GOOOoooooo…

Week #2 of the bible study spoke of “TRAIL MIX” as being a trinket for the treasure chest of main points to retain from the course.  Hhhmmm…”Trail Mix”…think, Think, THINK…  So, we went straight to Publix after the bible study last Sat. and bought some “Trail Mix”.  Cath then prepared individualized baggies of Trail-Mix, each with a bible scripture from the weekly study taped to its outside AND placed all of them in a beautiful basket for the Rehab. “SHARING TABLE” this past Mon., 9/14/15.

“THIS”…was AMAZING!!!  And therapists have since been heard stating:  “We need more Jesus Mix”!!!  Yep, our hearts are smiling at 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. 

“I HAD A DREAM…”

about “YOU” last night.  I awoke to thoughts about “YOU” this morning.  Hhhmmm… that was 13+ hours ago.  I worked all day.  Returned home.  Ate dinner.  And then readied myself for bed.  It may seem crazy, but as my day is now ending I find myself back at its beginning… to those thoughts and images of “YOU”.

I miss you.  I  love you.  I said a prayer “FOR” you TONIGHT.  And…may you R.I.P.

ALWAYS & FOREVER,

Love, Jill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16…

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…to my earthly “ROCK”!!!  Boy, who’d have guessed???  12 TURBULENT, “DIFFICULT” relationship  years + 8 HAPPY, “DIFFICULT” surviving “LIFE” TOGETHER years = 20 AMAZING years of…???…???…??? “DIFFICULTY”!!!  BAM!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!   Yep, “MARRIAGE IS SURE DIFFICULT”!!!  Even during the “GOOD” times.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Marriage = an AMAZING journey, folks!!!  TOGETHER!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “I’M THE WINNER, BABE!!!”  (Sorry, that’s an old, inside-joke between Chris and I)  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “I’M THE WINNER!!!”  Pppsssttt… “EVERYTHING” was ALWAYS a competition in MY “crazy” mind.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Christopher Bartlett Allen!!!

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.

GIFTS…

are meant to be “gifted”.   Shared with or given to others.  To bless others.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We, as God’s children, have been gifted with talents and/or skills that are meant to be shared forward with others.  Sharing = “HELPING,” in this sense.  And “HELPING” = GOOD.  Hhhmmm… P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People = GOOD, right???  Or wrong???

QUESTIONS:  Are “YOU” sharing your “SELF” as intended???  When???   Where???  Why??? According to who or what???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” (a tribute to my brother, Bob.  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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: “THE HAPPINESS WALK”

Paula Francis & Linda Wheately are in the SPOTLIGHT @ SPOTLIGHT NEWS of numberoneteam.net.  Paula and Linda are 2 women walking around the entire country for…???…???…???  “HAPPINESS”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  I just saw a local news report about them…today!!!  AND…I just google-searched “www.thehappinesswalk.com”.  WALKING FOR HAPPINESS!!!  I LOVE IT!!! 

“EVERY-DAY PEEPS”… making a difference!!! “…traversing the country, reporting on happiness…”  BAM!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  Please visit “www.thehappinesswalk.com” to  learn more about the Happiness Walk and then consider “HELPING” to support their cause.  😉

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 VOICES WITHIN

:/  “The Voices Within?”  Ugh!!!  Sorry, but my brain has been wrestling with this idea for a few days now, tossing it around inside my head like a …???…???…??? “TOSSED SALAD”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  (Corney, I know!)  :/  Oh yeah, we’re goin’ there, folks.  DEEP inside…“JILL’S WORLD”.  READY???  READY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! (I think)  :/

It’s a jungle out  there in the REAL world, folks.  The danger is lurking…EVERYWHERE!!!  Which way do we go???  What do we do???  What DON’T we do???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There are so, So, SO many choices to make EVERY single minute!!!  How can we determine if the voice we’re listening to is that of God…or of Satan to “HELP” guide our choices???   With so much going on out there, who do you fall in line behind???  Who guides your thoughts, beliefs and actions???  “WHO”…do you fight “FOR”???  “WHO”…do you fight against???  And…”HOW” do you fight???  YOU…know where this is going, don’t you???  Yep, head to your “WAR ROOM,” folks.  We ALL need to pray, Pray, PRAY!!!

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

SATAN IS BAD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…SATAN IS BAD!!!  AMEN.

Watch out, Satan tries setting traps that allow us to hurt others, indirectly, by feeding us ideas of grandiosity that encourage selfishness, ie:  taking something that is NOT ours(stealing) or NOT paying our debts.

  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  For ALL of us, folks.  God will bless you according to His plan.  Please do NOT allow Satan to encourage blessing yourself at the expense of others.

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 ANOTHER DAY… :/

in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  I simply do NOT know what happened, folks.  I completed the previous post with additional info. regarding our family fun night, LAST NIGHT, downtown St. Augustine!!!  Well…what happened to the extended version of that post???  IT’S GONE!!!  Hhhmmm…now, I printed off that post in its entirety…I have an actual copy of it!!!  But…there  is only a shortened version of that blog post online!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  How did that happen???  COMPUTERS DO NOT LIKE ME, folks!!!  I must now add another post about our evening adventure downtown, 9/5/15.  READY???  READY!!!  HERE WE GO…

So around 9:00pm on Sat., 9/5/15 we, TEAM ALLEN, headed down to enjoy the festivities at St. Augustine’s 450th celebration!!!  BAM!!!  AMAZING!!!  “Just think kids, WE…LIVE HERE!!!”  Hhhmmm… we sure seem to say that ALOT whenever we’re out-and-about enjoying “LIFE”…here in St. Augustine, FL.  It’s difficult to explain, but living here makes it difficult to enjoy the vacationing side of visiting here.

So, the ENTIRE downtown historic section was completely blocked off from motorized traffic, except for safety and security vehicles.  It sure felt…???…???…???  “WEIRD,” but “FUN” to walk in, down and across the middle of streets with pedestrians EVERYWHERE.  ALL of us headed from “HERE” to “THERE”… “TOGETHER,” yet apart!!!  😉

There’s a HUGE stage just as you enter the historic city over the Bridge of Lions from the island.  I watched a GIGANTIC video screen to see the band’s live performance Sat. night leading up to the Fireworks display at 11:00pm.  Now, this fireworks display occurred right over the intracoastal waterway by Fort Matanzas.  It was sure AMAZING!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The entire crowd watched in awe.  My son, Chase, mocked my vocalizations:  “Ooohhh, Aaahhh, BAM!!!”  But I was NOT alone, folks!!!  There were many others vocalizing right along with me!!!  “Ooohhh, Aaahhh, BAM!!!”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Chris and Chase are spending much of this holiday weekend downtown working at a parking lot for Boyscout Troop #345.  I am so proud of ALL the AMAZING “TEAMS” working TOGETHER to make this weekend a success.  From co-workers (TEAM MCNRC); family (TEAM ALLEN); and church (TEAM ABC), as well as the police/EMS men and women; bands; vendors; tourists; locals; etc., etc., etc.  EVERYBODY…EVERYEWHERE!!!  My heart is…???…???…???  “HAPPY,” folks.

I HOPE (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) that you will join me for a Sensational Sunday, 9/6/15, of friendship and fellowship with those teams to which we belong, folks.(Pppsssttt…REMEMBER:  ALL “TEAMS” eventually join TOGETHER to form “TEAM USA” and “TEAM WORLD”.😉  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.

SAT., 9/5/15: AN ENTIRE DAY OF FELLOWSHIP

THIS IS A DAY THE LORD HAS MADE.  LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  What an AMAZING, powerful, prayer-filled day, folks!!!  My co-worker, Cath, brought a “Women Of Faith” bible study guide into work awhile ago for me to take a look at.  “ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER” is the title of this study.  “Sounds GREAT Cath,” I said.  Hhhmmm…she kept asking me ALL that morning if I had checked the bible study out so I FINALLY, begrudgingly, sat down to read the back of the study guide…

BAM!!!  A couple lines taken, word-for-word, from the back of this book read as follows:  “God is always with us, and we’re all in this thing together.  So, let’s encourage one another along the way!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “We’re all in this [thing] together”???  “So, lets encourage [HELP] one another along the way”???  MGO, folks!!!  I ABOUT FELL RIGHT OVER!!!  I’m certain I let out a screech as soon as I read the above lines from the back of the book!!!

“Aaahhhhhh!!!”  I LOVE IT!!!  “THIS”…is a perfect bible study for us at MCNRC to partake in…TOGETHER!!!  Uniting co-workers through spiritual and motivational team building!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  TODAY, 9/5/15, was our first bible study class!!!  A few of us met at Panera Bread from 7-10 a.m., enjoying friendship, fellowship and breakfast…OF COURSE!!!  Panera Bread is sure a FAVORITE here in St. Augustine, FL!!!

What an AMAZING day, folks!!!   And…to “cap it off,” the message at church this evening held GREAT meaning to me, as well.  Rev. Jeremy Bunnell lead the sermon, entitled:  “The Attitude of Repentance” taken from 2Timothy 2:14-26.  Hhhmmm… some bullet points from this sermon regarding what the display of an attitude of repentance should be, included:

–PREPARED
2 Timothy 2:14; Galatians 6:1

–PEACEABLE
2 Timothy 2:15; 4:2

–PATIENT
2 Timothy 2:24a

PURPOSEFUL
2 Timothy 2:25-26

**PRACTICE REPENTANCE** while leaning into Christ.
2 Timothy 2:21; 1 John 1:19; Philippians 3:14

Thank you, Jeremy Bunnell.  I was certain you were speaking directly to “ME,” especially when you said that we should NOT “QUARREL”.  AND…that if [s]he sins we should rebuke him [or her] and if he [or she] repents we should forgive him[her].  I sure needed to  hear tonight’s message.  Now, it is up to me to “PRACTICE” what I heard.  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.