Monthly Archives: November 2015

L.I.P., folks!!!

L.I.P. = Live In Peace, folks.  WITHIN YOUR”SELF”!!!  SAY WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, LIVING IN PEACE…within our “SELVES”…will allow us to live in peace “WITH” others.  BAM!!!  QUESTION:  Are “YOU” Living In Peace…within your“SELF”???

THINK ABOUT IT…(a tribute to my brother, Bob.)

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

L.I.P., folks.  Live In Peace (within yourself).

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

FALLING INTO PLACE

WHAT???!!!???!!!???   “FALLING INTO PLACE.”  Now, “THIS” is gonna be DEEP.  I invite you to come along, folks.  We’re taking ANOTHER trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY??? SET???  Here we go, Go, GO…

So, BAM!!!  I was speaking with a teammate(co-worker) about current world events one day last week when she suddenly made a profound statement that simply struck me…RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD!!!  OUCH!!!  THAT’S IT, JO!!!  You are so, So, SO “RIGHT”!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There is NO need, what-so-ever, to fear ANYTHING, folks.  THE WORLD IS NOT FALLING APART!!!  Current events indicate that things are ACTUALLY  FALLING RIGHT INTO PLACE…PERFECTLY!!!  ACCORDING TO GOD’S PLAN.  PERFECTLY PERFECT!!!  AMEN AND AMEN.  Today’s “CRAZINESS” has ALL been prophesied, folks!!!

BE PREPARED…”A.R.D.,” folks. (ACCEPT Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  REPENT for ALL your sins.  And DECIDE to follow Jesus.)  ACCEPT.  REPENT.  DECIDE.  It’s “THAT” easy!!!    

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.

THANKSGIVING, 2015

thanksgiving    MOTHER/DAUGHTER DRESS ALIKE!!!

Danielle and I just happened to dress in similar clothing while prepping for Thanksgiving dinner this year!!!  Now, “THIS” was so, So, SO random and unplanned, folks!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  We just HAD to take a quick pic!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Wait…why am “I” the ONLY one smiling???  Yep, Danielle changed before we left for dinner!!!  🙁

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, 2015!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, 2015!!!

PSALM 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.

COLOSSIANS 3: 15-17
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.  For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.  And always be thankful.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.  Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives.  Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.  And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

1 THESSALONIANS  5:16-18
Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

COUNT ALL YOUR BLESSINGS,  my friends.  And then…“THANK GOD”…for each one of them!!!  Hoping you ALL enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day, 2015!!!

“‘TIS THE SEASON!!!”  AGAIN???!!!???!!!???!!!  ALREADY???!!!???!!!???!!!  😉

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Choosing “GOOD” Over “BAD”

BAM!!!  “I am so very, Very, VERY THANKFUL that I can hardly STAND IT!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Hhhmmm…now “THAT” was the statement I started my day with…YESTERDAY (Wed.,11/25/15)…at work.

My, how that positive energy was QUICKLY changed by such negativity.  OUCH!!!  I was, SADLY, reminded how MOST teammates are so, So, SO quick to “THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS” as opposed to simply “HELPING” as needed.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

I was a bit frustrated, no…I was a bit angry, by what I perceived as negativity.  Forgive me, Father.  I STILL have difficulty finding your Goodness in ALL situations.  One teammate reminded me to…”LET IT GO.  LET IT GO”…and that worked for a second as I sang the Disney tune, but I sadly admit that I allowed the negativity to quickly return and torment me for a good little while.  OUCH!!! 

“BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”  I was shouting that statement inside my own mind, folks, as I stood next to my patient in therapy.  IT WORKED!!!  Thank you, Jesus.  LIFE is so much better when negativity (Satan) is NOT allowed to dominate my thoughts.

REMINDER:  “We are who we are based on where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive LIFE”.  I DO think we ALL do our BEST to respond to situations right here…right now.  And I also believe most of us “HOPE” that we will respond to similar situations even BETTER…the NEXT time.

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.

 

“COMPASSION???”

My heart aches, folks.  I FINALLY “GET IT”…better today than yesterday…but NOT as good as tomorrow.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I “GET” IT, I “GET” IT, I “GET” IT!!!  MOST people DO tend to “CARE” about others.  I care.  YOU care.  He cares.  She cares.  MOST OF US “CARE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I must admit that I ALSO entered the altruistic snare called “COMPASSION” in an earlier stage of My Spiritual Life Journey, folks.  “COMPASSION”…can be a savvy trap, folks.  Set by Satan himself, seeking to draw-in caring individuals and to veer them off their path of “HELPING” others to accept God’s FREE GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE.  YEP…I was getting sucked into that trap called “COMPASSION,” as well.  The trap of denying God under the guise of liking and accepting people “AS-IS” without seeking to share the GOOD NEWS forward to ALL.  OUCH!!!

ALL PEOPLE…A-L-L   P-E-O-P-L-E…are worthy of Eternal Life in Heaven.  And we are ALL worthy BECAUSE…Jesus paid the FULL price for ALL of our sins through His horrible death.  Thank you, Jesus.  AMEN and AMEN.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For everybody.  Everywhere.  NOW…can we PLEASE just 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.

 

R.I.P., LAQUAN

I said a prayer for Laquan McDonald; the officer; the families;  Chicago;  America AND… the whole-wide-world tonight. (11:45-ish pm, 11/24/15).

I awoke from a light sleep earlier to reports of a cop being found GUILTY of murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan, a 17 year old boy in Chicago.  Hhhmmm…a peaceful protest was being filmed of individuals walking down the middle of a Chicago street and then blocking off an entire intersection.  The scene was PEACEFUL…at the time.

I said nothing to Chris as my mind began forming opinions regarding the scenario.  Chris…???…???…???…was angry about the evolving protest.  “The cop was found guilty.”  The end result was “GOOD,” right???  RIGHT!!!  So, why protest when the “RIGHT” judgment was rendered???  “GOOD” will NEVER be “GOOD ENOUGH”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I suddenly want to  S-C-R-E-A-M:  STOP…IN THE NAME OF LOVE!!!  Everything  appears peaceful, BUT…EVERYONE…EVERYWHERE…is searching for something negative.  WHY???!!!???!!!???!!!

The news media is as much at fault as anyone!!!  Reporters keep asking questions to provoke angry responses among peers/teammates.  WHY???  “THIS” chaos…should NOT be surprising, folks.  EVERYTHING occurring has already been prophesied.  We ALREADY know things are going to get worse.  We ALREADY know the ending to this story, folks.  GOD WINS!!!

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS!!!  Share the Word.  Share His LOVE.  Love your neighbor as you love yourself.  Do NOT allow yourself to be drawn in to the negativity, folks.  Please be willing to call a spade a spade.  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF THIS WORLDLY CHAOS.  THE ENEMY IS SATAN, folks!!!  NOT PEOPLE.

DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE PART OF THE PROBLEM, folks!!!  RISE ABOVE…and display a sense of “PEACE” for the acceptance that “IT IS…WHAT IT IS” while continuing in “PEACE”  to find resolution within the “SELF”:  My”SELF;” Your”SELF;” Him”SELF;” Her”SELF;” Their”SELF; etc., etc., etc.

There will NEVER be total resolution of “OLD”…???…???…???…”STUFF,” folks. Let us move forward…TOGETHER…finding GOOD/GOD in ALL situations.

ACCEPT.  REPENT.  FORGIVE.  AND MOVE FORWARD…IN LOVE.

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

GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETER!!!

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: SALLY HOWES…

IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!!  @numberoneteam.net.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Now Sally works full-time (and then some) as the Director of Rehab. Services (DORS) at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (MCNRC) here in St. Augustine, FL. We are, by ALL accounts, the BEST Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)…in town!!!  AND…ALL AROUND!!!  A-N-D…BACK AROUND…ALL OVER…AGAIN!!! (you “GET” the picture, right???  RIGHT!!!😉

BAM!!!  Yep, Sal is my boss.  “LEADER”…of TEAM BLUE at MCNRC. I’d like to take a few moments to highlight Sal in SPOTLIGHT NEWS…for going above and beyond her daily responsibilities of “LIFE” and giving so much of herself in order to “HELP” or benefit local community teammates.

Sally…”MY” boss is…???…???…??? an OVER-achiever, folks.  In EVERYTHING she does, from working, to running, to “HELPING,” etc., etc., etc.  She is ALSO the founder and organizer of a 5k charity race that benefits a local homeless shelter here in St. Augustine, The St. Francis House.

This charity race, called:  “SHUT UP & RUN,”(that name so “fits” Sally’s personality!!!) was founded in 2003 and is held annually on…THANKSGIVING DAY morning (EARLY)!!!  BAM!!!  There is certainly no better way to give thanks on “THANKSGIVING DAY” than by “HELPING” local teammates!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I am so proud to be a member and supporter of Sal’s #1 TEAM: “SHUT UP & RUN”!!!  This year’s race will be held in 4 more days…11/26/15.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, the “CRAZY,” BUSY-NESS (business) of this Holiday Season, 2015…HAS BEGUN!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Thanks, Sally Howes!!!  You are a GREAT example of “P.H.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.

 

TOUCHED…AGAIN!!!

By an angel.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Thurs, 11/19/15 was such an AMAZING day at work, folks!!!  I, specifically, enjoyed an afternoon treatment session with a VERY special patient who is currently faced with a LIFE/DEATH decision regarding a VERY fast-moving cancer…

Surgery???  Or no surgery???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

DIFFICULT DECISION, folks.  There are so, So, SO many things to be considered.  She spoke of both options, stating:  “I don’t think I want to have the surgery, but I don’t want to be viewed as weak if I give up the fight.”  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, this amazing woman is worried about NOT fighting hard enough to continue living “LIFE”…even if living means more suffering.

Hhhmmm…sadly, I know that I have NEVER feared death…in my warped way of viewing “LIFE”.    My eyes have been opened yet AGAIN, folks.  I am now able to see the enormity of LIFE’s value enough to appreciate the strength required in fighting to survive it as opposed to the fear of succumbing to death in order to escape it.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK….  Now, “THAT”…is very, Very, VERY DEEP, folks.

My life has, DEFINITELY, been touched by an angel…AGAIN…on the job as an OTA/L in our rehab. dept. at MCNRC.  Yep, I am certain there is a previous post back there, SOMEWHERE, about one or more patient(s) with angelic qualities that I have been blessed to encounter…at work.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B,” folks???  I do, I Do, I DO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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

P.H.P., People Helping People.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.