Monthly Archives: October 2015

FIGHTING FOR AMERICA…

WITH FAITH!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am putting on my prayer-face, folks!!! (Pppsssttt…my “prayer-face” = my “game-face”)  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

FIGHTING FOR AMERICA WITH FAITH/PRAYER!!!  PRAYER IS POWERFUL!!!

GO TEAM BEN!!!  😉  Oopse…I mean…”GO TEAM USA!!!”  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.

 

“SQUIRREL!!!”

Aaahhhhhh!!!  I ABSOLUTELY love, Love, LOVE this cute little story, folks.  Please come along.  WE’RE GOIN’ IN!!!

“SQUIRREL!!!”  Now, “THIS” is so, So, SO “ME”!!!  An extraordinary woman has brought such happiness into my life lately.  SHE…is A LOT like “ME”!!!  She even claims to be a bit “CRAZY,” as well!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, we bonded…QUICKLY!!!  😉

AND… her mind wanders…JUST LIKE MINE!!!  I have been talking with her more than once when she has, RUDELY, interrupted me with that exclamation, “SQUIRREL!!!”, while turning her head away from me as if to watch a squirrel run by!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!???!!!  Now, do NOT be fooled by this, folks.  There is NO squirrel around…EVER!!!  Her and my interactions ALWAYS occur inside a building!!!  Hhhmmm…quickly shouting “SQUIRREL!!!” is simply her way of letting me know that she has gotten distracted and is no longer following our conversation.  :/ 

HA!!!  Now, “THIS” is so very, Very, VERY funny!!!  I simply cannot stand it…meaning that I love, Love, LOVE IT!!!  I have even started interrupting HER stories with that SAME exclamation, “SQUIRREL!!!”, while turning MY head away from her as if I am watching a cute little animal run across the tile floor!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT, folks!!!

“SQUIRREL!!!”  😉

 

 

“WHY???”

Well, I’m NOT sure of the answer to a recent question posed during a tender moment shared between teammates, but I DO know that we need NOT worry, wonder OR question God’s purpose.  PERIOD!!!  THERE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT TO BE FOUND IN EVERYTHING!!!  So, please put your boots on… and START digging!!!  😉  “…SEEK… AND YOU WILL FIND”.

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.

“OVER THE TOP”

Hhhmmm…I am getting pretty good at keeping my mouth shut, folks.  I listen and I hear, but  I do NOT allow myself to respond to much of the idle office chatter anymore!!!  Thank you, Jesus.  My opinion REALLY doesn’t matter…when it has NOT been sought and ESPECIALLY if it differs from those already expressed.  I am so, So, SO thankful for this ability to “ZIP-MY-LIPS”!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS.

My mind is STILL always thinking, Thinking, THINKING, folks.  I can remember, NOT SO LONG AGO, how the angry thoughts or contrary opinions I experienced could NEVER be contained inside my “SELF”.  I ALWAYS SAID WHAT I THOUGHT!!!  Teammates NEVER had to wonder what “MY” thoughts were!!!  OUCH!!!

BREAKING NEWS:  My opinions are generally kept between me and God anymore.  I consciously try to keep my contrary opinions to my “SELF,” offering them up to God in the form of prayer these days.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  So, instead of creating tension in the air with my harsh criticisms, the peace and calmness of prayer rises above…“OVER THE TOP”…of ALL the “STUFF” and blankets those present.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Thank you, Jesus.  “LIFE” in “JILL’S WORLD” is sure a whole lot different these days!!!  I am certain you can read and feel a change in the tone/mood of the posts written.  I almost want to go back and read previous posts…back to where one post after another discussed numerous difficulties in “LIFE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Have the difficulties ended???  Or do I view them differently???  I AM NOT REAL SURE, folks.  I am different, though, and I am certain this affects EVERYTHING…in a “GOOD” way.  😉  After all, “GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!”  AMEN and 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.

 

 

A BLESSING IN DISGUISE

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Saturday, 10/17/15 was an AMAZING day at…???…???…??? “WORK”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  An “AMAZING” Saturday at work???  Yep, I LOVE MY JOB, folks!!!  COME ALONG…and I will share, Share, SHARE part of my AMAZING day WITH you.  Shall we???  We shall!!!

I think I’ve known for awhile now that my car accident in 1986 is what actually saved me…from my “SELF”.  I had made many, Many, MANY wrong choices in my young 22 year, “DIFFICULT” life while simply seeking to survive it.  Tears filled both eyes as I listened to my “SELF” tell a patient that my disabled arm has been a blessing.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???  A BLESSING???  Are you kidding me???  I have prayed to God for nearly 30 years to “HEAL” my right arm, folks.  A mild disability continues…despite undeniable improvements.  Did I actually hear myself refer to my disabled arm as a blessing???  I sure did, folks.  And…I MEANT IT!!! 

That accident marked the beginning of this “JOURNEY”…MANY years ago.  I have NEVER, however…UNTIL today…referred to my disabled arm as a “blessing”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

A partially paralyzed arm = a blessing???  Tears fill both eyes…AGAIN, folks!!!  As I realize how VERY blessed I have been along THIS…”My Spiritual Life Journey”.  And “YES,” my disabled right arm has been a definite “blessing in disguise”!!!  Thank you, Jesus.

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 LOVE OF MONEY

Aaahhhhhh!!!  I’m a MESS…AGAIN!!!  Why, oh why do I allow myself to get so emotionally disturbed by the sins of teammates???  WE ARE ALL SINNERS, folks!!!  Heavenly Father, forgive us for we know Not what we do!!!  Amen.

So, when is discrimination “OKAY”???  IS IT EVER OKAY???  According to who, what, when, where and why???  DISCRIMINATION IS ALL AROUND US, folks!!!  Please consider this truth from 1 Timothy 6:10:  “THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL KINDS OF EVIL”.  AMEN and AMEN!!!  Unfortunately, $ = POWER.  MORE $ = MORE POWER!!!

Rules seem to change, conveniently…when it comes to $.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…for example, did you know that laws and/or company rules do NOT apply to ALL employees???  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  But wait… LAWS ARE LAWS, right???  RULES ARE RULES, right???  WRONG!!!  Discrimination is ALIVE and thriving here in America.  OUCH!!!

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.  Can we please try to  “HELP” each other along the way???

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 LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL KINDS OF EVIL.”
1 Timothy 6:10

 

 

 

 

 

“JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT”

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WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Those ole’ presidential campaign buttons have re-surfaced, folks…from 2 years ago!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am pretty certain there’s a blog post way back there, SOMEWHERE, about how this hysterical “joke” began in the first place.

So, I ordered the above (campaign) buttons from M M GRINNAN Co. in Jacksonville, FL (the SAME company that made the “TEAM USA” t-shirts and sweatshirts in association with numberoneteam.net.)  But… the buttons were quickly “LOST”.  Hhhmmm…I figured I must have dropped them off at “GOOD WILL” by accident or something.  They have been M.I.A. for 2 years, folks!!!  “LOST”…and then “FOUND”…in the ALLEN garage!!!

Yep, Chris found them in a box…out in the garage!!!  JUST THIS PAST WEEKEND!!!  I do NOT remember putting them out there, but THANK YOU, Chris!!!  I am so, So, SO excited!!!  I’ve been handing them out for the past two days!!!  LOOK OUT, TRUMP & CLINTON… I’M BACK IN THE RACE!!!  😉

“JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT”
@numberoneteam.net

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. 

AMAZING GRACE…

BAM!!!  YOU…are NOT gonna believe “THIS,” folks.  I, SIMPLY, CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Now, I would like to…???…???…???…”BEG” you to accompany me on this next trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  It’s gonna be a “GREAT” read…I PROMISE!!!

Hhhmmm…so where should I begin “THIS” post???  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm!!!  How about with the previous post dated today: Sun. 10/11/15???  “DENYING THE TRUTH” is an idea that has been troubling me for awhile since going “OUT THERE” to share the message of numberoneteam.net with random folks in the community…“OUT THERE”…SOMEWHERE!!!

There are approximately 3 previous posts regarding this same type-of “DIFFICULTY” I’ve experienced “OUT THERE” in the recent past.  And wouldn’t you know that I just happened upon ANOTHER similar encounter just yesterday that I was moved by…so much, in fact, that I awoke in the wee hours, ~3:30 am, to begin writing that previous post, “DENYING GOD”!!!  WHEW!!!  It sure took  awhile to finish it, but Chris and I…MADE IT TO THE CHURCH ON TIME…for the 9:30 am service at Anastasia Baptist Church (ABC) here on the island in St. Augustine, FL.  DOUBLE WHEW, WHEW!!!

Pastor Walter began a new series this weekend called, “Anchor”.  I’VE GOT CHILLS, folks!!!  You will NOT believe this!!!  TODAY’S SERMON…was titled, “Anchor 1:  Eternal Life is Only Through Jesus”.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!!!  I, somehow, felt moved to write about that VERY same thing EARLIER… in  the wee hours of this am!!!  And then…Pastor Walter ALSO went into a short discussion regarding the importance of FORGIVENESS!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  HA!!! “FORGIVENESS” was a post published at this site on 10/6/15.  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  It’s almost “CRAZY” how my life seems to preclude or parallel many of ABC’s church sermons…in sync!!!

Shortly after church I ran over to Walmart Supercenter…and the CRAZIEST thing happened, folks!!!  A random woman, Teresa, initiated conversation with me and we ended up praising Jesus RIGHT there… in the middle of a shopping isle!!!  BAM!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks.  And “THEN”… a random young lady, Emily, ALSO joined in this God-centered conversation RIGHT there WITH us…STILL in the middle of that same shopping isle!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  All three of us referenced a chain of events, indicating that our chance meeting HAD to have been perfectly orchestrated from above.  “THIS”…was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, folks!!!

THE ENTIRE WEEKEND has reminded me, ever-so-perfectly, of God’s AMAZING GRACE.  Also allowing me to witness the kindness of strangers in giving money and food items to an elderly woman at a busy intersection and in my unexpected re-connection with a former co-worker while in attendance of a house-warming party.  My  former co-worker’s last name is “HOPE” and guess what???  She is ALSO in the process of Following Jesus with a recognized purpose of sharing the Word!!!

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.

 

 

DENYING THE TRUTH…

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… according to 2 Timothy 2:12:

“If we endure hardship,
we will reign with him.
If we deny him,
he will deny us.”

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, I have entered the “JILL ZONE,” folks…on my way to “JILL’S WORLD”.  Will you please come along on another trip WITH me???  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I LOVE TO TRAVEL WITH TEAMMATES!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY???  SET??? HERE WE  go, Go, GOOOOOO…

The above scripture, 2 Timothy 2:12, is a LOVING “reminder” to ALL of us, so called, Christians.  Hhhmmm…I found myself involved in ANOTHER conversation [“OUT THERE”] with a “teammate” that made me wonder:  “Why are so many people, blatantly, denying God?”  Many of whom refer to themselves as “Christians”.  Hhhmmm… “Christians” having DIFFICULTY proclaiming their FAITH in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, there are Christians having DIFFICULTY proclaiming their FAITH in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  :/

“BEEN THERE.  DONE THAT.”  I was VERY guilty of denying Him in the early stages of this blogging venture.  Satan promoted my hesitance to proclaim the Truth by  convincing me that I “CARED” for and wanted to “HELP” ALL people, NOT just Christians.  I “GET IT,” folks.  This is where I first thought that I did NOT want to “OFFEND” anyone by consistently proclaiming my faith in Jesus Christ.   Therefore, I “DENIED” Him, subtly.  And subconsciously.  OUCH!!!  

The content of this blog has grown increasingly faith-based since its conception in my mind, throughout the birthing labor pains of numberoneteam.net and in its current  developmental stage of  INFANCY.  “THIS” [blog] is a depiction of my “Spiritual Life Journey,” folks.  EVERYONE…is on their own life-long “JOURNEY” from “HERE” to “THERE”.  AND…we are ALL at different locations along these journeys from “HERE” to “THERE,” respectfully.    I KNOW where I’m going.  THE QUESTION???  Where are YOU going???  I HOPE(Heaven Over-Powering Earth) to see you there…ONE FINE DAY!!!  AMEN.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  Can we please just “HELP” each other along the way???  Eternal Life is a FREE gift from God…paid for by the blood of His son, Jesus.

WARNING!!!  WARNING!!!  SATAN IS TRICKY, folks!!!  He disguises himself as a compassionate thought or feeling of not wanting to “OFFEND” others.  Hhhmmm…well, perhaps some “others” NEED to be offended, folks…OUT OF LOVE, NOT ANGER.  Luke 10:27 tells us that to inherit eternal life, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’  And, “Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”  BAM!!!  God desires that we share the Word with EVERYONE…in a loving manner…as a means to extend God’s gift of eternal life to all who choose to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  He is the ONLY way to Eternal Life, folks.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  And NOW…

THE CHOICE IS YOURS… 

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.

 

FORGIVENESS…

is a “MUST” if we are to walk forward in the name of the LORD.

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “FORGIVENESS is a MUST if we are to walk forward in the name of the LORD”???   BAM!!!  I do NOT know where “THAT” came from, folks.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There are sure stumbling blocks along my walk with the Lord, folks.  “I”…am a sinner.  EVERY day.  In MANY ways.  I am feeling a need to remind myself that:  “We are who we are based on where we have been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive LIFE.”

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“WE” means:  you, me, him, her, them, us…ALL of us.  EVERYBODY…EVERYWHERE!!!  And “WE”… don’t ALWAYS “GET” why we do the things we do.  FOLLOW JESUS, folks (JILL).  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!  GOD IS LOVE…LOVE IS GOD.  AND… 

G-O-D    F-O-R-G-I-V-E-S!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!

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.