Monthly Archives: November 2015

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!

I find myself lost…AGAIN…inside my own mind, A.K.A, “JILL’S WORLD”.  I am struggling, folks.  Struggling to find the “RIGHT” way of responding to regular, every-day situations with teammates…IN A LOVING MANNER.

“GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!” Now, “THAT”… is so very, Very, VERY powerful to “ME” right now along “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  It reminds me and then allows me to refrain from judgment in the “HEAT-OF-THE-MOMENT,” sometimes…NOT always!!!  :/

“GOD IS GOOD,” folks.  “ALL THE TIME!!!”  Please do NOT allow yourself to view any negative, misfortunate situations that MAY occur to ANYONE as God-inspired, what-so-ever.  ANYTHING negative is SATANIC, folks.

That little bit of satisfaction we might feel when negative things happen to certain people is SATAN-driven.  GOD LOVES ALL OF HIS CHILDREN!!!  EVERYWHERE.  Not just the ones we view as deserving.  N-O-N-E of us are deserving, folks.

“N-O-N-E   O-F   U-S   A-R-E   D-E-S-E-R-V-I-N-G!!!” But ALL of us are WORTHY…because of God’s GRACE.

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.

PICK YOUR POISON

OUCH!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  For everybody.  Everywhere.  There are so many man-made rules on top of man-made rules regarding EVERY SINGLE facet of “LIFE”.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  AND…many of the new rules contradict or compromise old rules making LIFE… even M-O-R-E difficult!!!

“PICK YOUR POISON,” folks.  We are all sinners.  EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  I, personally, get so tied up in knots about daily decisions I MUST make KNOWING…that I am “bending” some rule…some where as I strive to give the BEST of myself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “I”…PICK MY POISON…DAILY!!!  And then I seek His forgiveness, accordingly.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  My “BEST”…can be pretty “BAD” some days.  I often feel as though I’m just NOT good enough.  I make selfish decisions…for “ME”.  I take short-cuts to get my “SELF” where I need to be.  I am NOT proud of my “SELF” for cutting certain corners, or bending the rules, in order to get “ME” where I need to be according to others’ set standards.

God forgives, folks.  He forgives me.  He forgives you.  He will forgive anybody for anything ONCE the decision is made…to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  AMEN.  WOO-WHOOOOOO, folks!!!  “I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS.  NO TURNING BACK.  NO TURNING BACK.”  (Pppsssttt…Yep, I’m singing that song inside my own self’s head…RIGHT NOW!!!DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

I just “HOPE” that we ALL try and remember that NOBODY knows EVERYTHING…about ANYTHING!!!  And yes, that includes our “SELVES”!!!  (Pppsssttt…I need to remind my “SELF” of this DAILY.)  We ALL make choices based on a knowledge of something or a set of circumstances that others are NOT privy to.

TRY…to remain optimistic and positive regarding teammates’ decisions.  And PLEASE… offer your “HELP,” in a loving manner, if you feel compelled to do so, but do NOT judge a situation you know little about.  The ONLY thing you can be sure of is that most decisions are made in less-than-perfect situations. And remember:

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.

 

Psalm 51:1-7; Psalm 103:3; Matthew 7:1

REVISITING THE PAST

Hhhmmm… I suddenly feel compelled to voice the need for us, THE PEOPLE, to share joy, peace and love in our everyday encounters …NOT anger, frustration AND hatred.  Please keep your negativity to yourself, as appropriate.  

So, where do “YOU” fit into this equation???   Do you share positive emotions for others to feed from???  Or do you share negative emotions that add fuel to embers that reignite fiery flames???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

It is so, So, SO important to keep things positive, folks.  EVIL surrounds EVERY single one of us…EVERY single day!!!  Please do NOT allow yourself to get caught in Satan’s trap.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  FOR EVERYBODY…EVERYWHERE.  I am suddenly reminded of a previous post entitled, “The 2015 CHALLENGE,” published 2/24/15, copied and pasted to this post below:

“THE 2015 CHALLENGE

FINDING “GOOD” IN EVERYTHING!!!  Now, “THIS” is a must, folks.  And “IT” (finding “GOOD” in everything) becomes easier with practice.  I PROMISE!!!

Hey, I just thought of something… I would like to “CHALLENGE” everyone to try and identify just one (1) “GOOD” side to every negative situation x 1 full week.  And then for 2 full weeks.  And then for 3 full weeks, etc., etc., etc.  UNTIL you find yourself automatically seeking the GOOD side to everything… ALL THE TIME!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Now, “THIS” could be an excellent game to play… EVERYDAY… out there in the REAL world during daily “LIFE”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, what should we call this game regarding daily “LIFE”???  How about the sub-title of this post???  “Finding Good In Everything” which is synonymous with “Finding God In Everything”.  GOD = GOOD, right???  ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!  AMEN!!!

So, will YOU… TAKE THE “CHALLENGE” with ME???  I’ve been playing this game of LIFE called:  “Finding Good/God In Everything” for awhile now.  It’s fun.  And I’m getting better EVERY DAY!!!

PLEASE JOIN THE 2015 CHALLENGE, folks…

“FINDING GOOD/GOD IN 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.”

 The End.   

 

IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Evil is occurring…EVERYWHERE.  It’s escalating.  Is it “ISIS”???  Is it ISLAM???  Is it MUSLIM???

Please STOP…IN THE NAME OF LOVE(GOD)!!!  Sorry…another song!!!  :/  BUT…so, So, SO appropriate.  Folks, we keep trying to put an earthly name on the evil that is building EVERYWHERE in an attempt to stomp-out Christianity.  The evil is SATANIC, folks.  SATAN… IS THE ENEMY!!!

We, as Christians, are called to spread the Good News.  To share God’s LOVE and His FREE gift of Eternal Life with ALL…who are destined to receive it.  We do NOT know who they are, but we must share, Share, SHARE — in our own unique manners of sharing — with EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE.

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.

 

 

 

LETTING GO…

of anger, frustration, anxiety, etc. and allowing God to replace any and/or ALL negative emotions with “LOVE”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “I”…MUST BE KIDDING, right???  WRONG!!!  I know, that sounds completely…???…???…???…”CRAZY,” folks, but “IT” REALLY works!!!

I just discovered this to be true, MYSELF!!!  At age 51!!!  OUCH!!!  I’m a slow learner, folks.  TURTLE SLOW, but TURTLE STEADY!!!  Hhhmmm…”SLOW” and “STEADY”…WINS THE RACE, right???  RIGHT!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

So, I allowed my “SELF” to become frustrated because a teammate was frustrated, AS USUAL!!!  YET AGAIN!!!   “THIS” time, however, both of our frustration levels were deflated, IMMEDIATELY, as I quickly stated:  “I love you” in response to her general, job-related complaints.  The air in the entire room magically changed from negative to positive.  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!  To “ME,” at least.  I can’t speak for the others, but my “LIFE” has been changed for the “GOOD” JUST by allowing God’s love to guide my responsive words in a positive, loving direction during this type-of negative, angry and frustrating situation.  Thank you, Jesus.  AMEN.

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.

 

 

ADDING SPICE…

to the conversation.  BAM!!!  Now, “THAT”…is the idea that bopped me right upside my head at this VERY moment.  No kidding, folks.  I have been thinking, Thinking, THINKING and praying, Praying, PRAYING about a conversation that took place between numerous teammates just yesterday, 11/9/15.

Hhhmmm…that conversation was definitely “SPICEY”!!!  Yep, things were a bit uncomfortable…for awhile and  I feel certain that we each grew in our FAITH because of it….ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. 

AGAIN…”LIFE IS A JOURNEY,” folks, with each participant at a  different location along their individual path from “HERE” to “THERE,” respectfully.  Can we please try to “HELP” each other along the way???  Note to self:  “NO PUSHING OR PULLING ALLOWED,” Jill!!! (Pppsssttt…teammates describe my delivery of convictions as…???…???…???…“PASSIONATE”.)   :/  I pray, EVERY DAY, as I walk through it that the Holy Spirit will “FILL” me with His presence.  ADDENDUM to prayer: God, can you PLEASE place larger pieces of corn along the RIGHT path you desire “ME” to follow???  :/  I get “LOST” quite a bit in today’s REAL world!!! (IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!!!)  😉

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.

“ANCHORED” AT ABC, continues…

with “Anchor 5: CHURCH”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Wait…WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  THE CHURCH = Anchor #5???”  What church???  YOUR church???  MY church???  HIS church???  Or HER church???  “THE CHURCH” = ALL churches…of GOD, folks.  ONE GOD.  ONE CHURCH.  ALL believers/followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Bullet points from this weekend’s church message were as follows:

1.)  Give thanks for “GOD’S GRACE”.
Ephesians 4:1-7   Pastor Walter spoke of sharing God’s grace forward with others, reminding us:  We ALL need forgiveness from someone for something…EVERY-SINGLE-DAY.  SHARING GOD’S GRACE FORWARD, folks, by forgiving those who trespass against us.

2.)  Adopt the “SHARED GOAL”.
Ephesians 4:11-14   The shared goal = building up the church.  We can “HELP” to build up the church by sharing God’s word forward with ALL teammates, EVERYWHERE.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Filling ourselves with God’s word is a GOOD thing, folks.  BUT…it is NOT enough!!!  We are called to “SERVE” others with God’s word, as well, thereby encouraging growth of the church.  “SIT ONE.  SERVE ONE.”  I GET IT, Pastor Walter…better today than yesterday, but NOT as good as tomorrow…  😉

3.)  [We are] Joined by the “SHARED GLUE”.
Ephesians 4:15-16; Hebrews 3:12-14   
The shared glue = Jesus Christ…UNITING ALL PEOPLE.  EVERYWHERE!!!

GREAT MESSAGE!!!  Thank you, Jesus, for speaking so deeply to my heart, soul and mind this weekend through Pastor Walter at ABC.

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

 

 

“ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER”

is our MCNRC bible study by “WOMEN OF FAITH-STUDY GUIDE SERIES” that we began 6-7 weeks ago.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  We finally met and completed lesson #4 at Panera Bread this morning, Saturday, 11/7/15.  I was struck DEEPLY, RIGHT through my heart, by some bullet points from today’s lesson, titled “Encouraging Growth”.

I struggle, folks.  God’s word is not ALWAYS clear to me.  “HELPING” teammates to grow, spiritually, behooves me.  I am, however, stumbling to find the “RIGHT” approach.  I STILL get a bit “passionate,” during verbal attempts at “HELPING” to guide mates the right direction when it is apparent they have drifted off course.

Knowing what, when and how to say what needs to be said in tense moments is a skill I continue harvesting.  “Tact” is not a forte of mine.  I am too direct.  I heard myself professing to teammates that the words I was about to speak were NOT meant to be hurtful.  :/  Is that corny???  “THAT”…is where I found myself along “MY” JOURNEY this past week, folks!!!   I will keep moving forward, however, knowing that God will guide my steps with His loving encouragement.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “This” week’s trinket for the treasure chest = KERNELS OF CORN.  Hhhmmm…“kernels of corn,” indicative of God’s encouragement to guide His followers as a metaphor of coaxing a chicken to follow a specific path by dropping kernels of corn along the desired path as encouragement…to “WALK THIS WAY”  (song by Aerosmith)  😉  We have decided…to follow Jesus.  No turning back.  No turning back.  :/  Sorry.  We have decided to provide scripture laced containers  of popcorn and candy corn for ALL teammates on the “SHARING TABLE” in our documentation room at work on Monday, 11/9/15.  SHARING…is CARING, 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.

THE “CRAZY” SQUIRREL!!!

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WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Look what JUST got re-posted to my FB timeline…THE CRAZY, RED SQUIRREL!!!  I am so, So, SO excited to share this post I received via FB ~ 2 years ago!!!  She gets passed around here <-> there…EVERYWHERE out there in FB i-world.  I LOVE THIS LITTLE…??? “CRAZY”…???…???… “girl” squirrel!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  She’s “CRAZY”!!!  I’m “CRAZY”!!!  WE’RE ALL “CRAZY”!!!  BUT…WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  GO TEAM!!!  😉 

 

 

 

WHO,WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY???!!!???!!!???!!!

Aaahhhhhh!!!

The “WHO” = “ME” or “I”

The “WHAT” = my self-righteous behavior

The “WHEN” = “TODAY“(Fri., 11/6/15)…again, And Again AND AGAIN!!! (3-4x)

The “WHERE” = at work

The “WHY” = I was” blinded by the light,”  which was SATAN…IN DISGUISE as an angel of light!!!  OUCH!!!

Yep, Friday, 11/6/15 was a “DIFFICULT” day, folks!!!  I think I got up on the wrong side of the bed OR…I ATE SOME CRABBIE PATTIES FOR BREAKFAST!!!  1ST:  I, somehow, got confused…in my sleep!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep,  I did, I Did, I DID!!!  And I woke-up thinking Friday was Saturday!!!  That initial craziness lasted 20 mins., at least!!!

Whew!!!  I made it in to work by nine!!!  AND…quickly took a stance of righteousness in 3-4 different situations involving different co-workers (teammates)!!!  OUCH!!!  What happened to “ZIPPING THE LIPS,” Jill???!!!???!!!???!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  THE ZIPPER BROKE, folks!!!

And I went on to jump from 1 confrontation into ANOTHER!!!  OH NO…PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  My co-worker, Victoria set things straight pretty quickly by telling me to “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO…” and that was the beginning to the ending of my ill-tempered morning as I quickly began singing that Disney song to a self-choreographed little dance.  BAM!!!  And DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, Victoria!!!  Oh, and when Vic and I are together…we make Team Vijil!!! (“Vi”ctoria + “Jil”l = ViJil)  😉  I LOVE IT!!!

I left work at approximately 5:30 pm-ish with a HUGE smile on my face and in my heart.  Each flame that flickered in the work-place on Fri. 11/6/15 had been gracefully handled with kindness, love and patience.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THERE WERE NO FIRES!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

GO TEAM BLUE, @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.