Monthly Archives: January 2016

REVISITING OLD “ISSUES”…

OUCH!!!  This week’s bible study has brought an old issue to the surface.  My heart aches, folks.  Perhaps this is an indication that I STILL struggle with “IT”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“IT”???…???…???…is my inability to “TRUST”.  And I JUST identified areas in my “LIFE” where Satan uses this to overwhelm me with paralyzing bouts of anxiety…STILL!!!  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!

TRUST issues???  WHO…don’t I trust???  And WHY…don’t I trust them???  BAM!!!  People are sinners!!!  PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD, JILL!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  I think God is gifting me with an insight to “HELP” my “SELF” let go of lingering and paralyzing TRUST issues.  THANK-YOU, JESUS, for reminding me that YOU ALONE are worthy of my complete TRUST.

GOD IS SO GOOD…ALL THE TIME, folks!!!  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.

 

Proverbs 3:5;  Isiah 40:31; 1 Corinthians 2:5   

BAM!!! “FOR WHEN I AM WEAK…”

“then I am strong.”  AMEN and AMEN.

I am feeling drawn back to 2 Corinthians 12:10, folks.  YEP…I am struggling, yet AGAIN!!!  I feel beaten down, but NOT broken.  “LIFE…IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  FOR EVERYBODY.  EVERYWHERE.

I can now take refuge in JOHN 16:33 as God acknowledges that we will face trials and sorrows, but we should “Take heart because [He has] overcome the world.”  HE’S GOT THIS, Jill!!!  Just hand ALL your trials and sorrows over to HIM.  H-E’-S  G-O-T  T-H-I-S!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Am I “THINKING” or “PRAYING(praising Him) as I sit here listening to that familiar Jamaican voice singing that “EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT” inside my own self’s mind???  NOBODY ELSE CAN HEAR IT, BUT “ME”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Perhaps I’m just having auditory hallucinations!!!  :/  Pretty “CRAZY,” huh???!!!???!!!???!!!  WELCOME TO “MY” WORLD!!!  :/  :/

ALL THAT  R-E-A-L-L-Y  MATTERS, folks, IS THAT “I” KNOW:
“EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!!!”  NO MATTER WHAT.  😉

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.

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Now, “WAIT JUST A MINUTE, JILL”!!!  WE ALREADY  KNOW THIS!!!  DON’T WE???  OR DO WE???  :/  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Doing a “GOOD” job speaks for itself, folks!!!  TEAMMATES KNOW who is “GOOD” at “THIS” and who is “GOOD” at “THAT”.  Hhhhmmm… think, Think, THINK…

“THIS”…is NOT as important to “ME” as “THAT”.  I apologize.  I am who I am because of where I’ve been and how I’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive my “LIFE”.  We are ALL trying to “HELP” someone…somewhere…out there, folks!!!

The ONLY difference is “WHO” we’re trying to “HELP” and “HOW”.  Now, does someone need to alter the amount of time they spend in the various manners of “HELPING” others???  Perhaps we should discuss this…“TOGETHER”.  Remember:  “DO YOU KNOW???”

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.

“DO YOU KNOW???”

WHERE YOU’RE GOIN’ TO???  (Aaahhhhhh!!!  I got distracted by the Diana Ross song!!!)  🙁  Hhhmmm…and I JUST got chills applying the lyrics of “THAT” song to God and heaven.    And YES… those chills are multiplyin’!!!  😉  Now, BACK TO THIS POST… 

“DO YOU KNOW…” that words can hurt???   I think we ALL know that to be true.  Perhaps a better question would be, “Why would you “WANT” to say hurtful/angry words to ANYONE???”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

HELLO…Mistakes = “MISTAKES”.  They are NOT intentional.  And please remember that “YOU”  make mistakes TOO!!!  Why is it that forgetting to do something is “OKAY” when YOU forget to do it, but yet “NOT OKAY” when others forget???  OUCH!!! (I’m getting riled-up just thinking about it!!!  Please forgive me, Father, as I seek to “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO…”)  😉

We are ALL struggling to “SURVIVE LIFE,” folks!!!  Can we please just try to “HELP” each other along the way on our “JOURNEYS” from “HERE” to “THERE”???  Oh, and “YES…I DO know where I’m goin’ to!!!”  Just sayin’.  😉  “DO YOU KNOW???”

THINK ABOUT IT!!! (A tribute to my brother Bob Goble.  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.

JOHN 16:33

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  AMEN.  And THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

LIFE…IS SO very, Very, VERY DIFFICULT!!!  I seem to be reminded DAILY of how my BEST is NEVER QUITE GOOD ENOUGH for someone…somewhere…out there.  What’s “GOOD” for this person…RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW is considered “BAD” for another person who is tied to the same scenario by association.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I sometimes scream at my “SELF” inside my own head to KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT!!!  (No kidding folks!!!  I did that JUST  yesterday!!!)  Yep, “LIFE” is sure DIFFICULT, folks!!!  Teammates are bound together by the same situations, yet they are torn apart by different responsibilities regarding those same situations.  OUCH!!!

I seek peace, Lord, in your presence.  And I will take heart, for You have overcome the world.  Amen.  “OH GOD, HOW I NEED YOU [NOW]!!!”

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.

Aaahhhhhh!!! HE LIVES…

IN ME!!! I am NOT kidding, folks!!!   I’VE GOT CHILLS!!!  And yes, Yes, YES!!!  THEY’RE MULTIPLYING!!!  P-L-E-A-S-E  join me on ANOTHER “TRIP” to “JILL’S WORLD” as I continue moving forward on this… “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  READY???  READY!!!

Hhhmmm…”ANONYMOUS,” our current Women’s Bible study at Anastasia Baptist Church.  Now “THIS”…has been a “CRAZY” week, folks.  It is Thurs., 1/28/16.  I have just finished Day 1 of this week’s study. ( I’m getting a slow start)  BAM!!!  I SIMPLY CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!  Now, let me get things straight, okay???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

So, I awoke Tues morning with a certain bible study “TEAMMATE” weighing heavily on my heart.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I surmised it was regarding my awkward attempt at trying to find the “RIGHT” words to say to her at class Mon. evening during our small group discussion.  I wanted, SO BADLY, to “HELP” her.  Please, I prayed, just give me the “RIGHT” words, Heavenly Father, to “HELP” ease her pain.  The “RIGHT” words NEVER came, folks!!!  And I ended up saying something COMPLETELY stupid!!!  OUCH!!!

So, I initially reached out to her on Tues.  We have played phone tag and shared e-mails ALL week(Tues- Thurs.)…UNABLE to connect!!!  HUH???  ;/  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  STICK WITH ME, folks!!!

SOoooooo, Mon. night was class, RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  Today is Thursday, RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  AND…I JUST finished lesson 1 that suggested asking God to place someone on my heart to [“HELP”] encourage.  😉  BAM!!!  I’VE GOT CHILLS, folks!!!  Mary was placed upon my heart at the VERY beginning of this week…2 FULL DAYS before reading the study’s recommendation of asking God to do so!!!  AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THE CHILLS ARE STILL MULTIPLYING!!!  Mary and I are hoping to get together tonight!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GOD HAS SURELY PLACED HER UPON MY HEART.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  AMEN. 

There is NO other way to explain it, folks!!! (For “ME,” anyways)  HE LIVES…IN ME!!! 

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.

 

BE STILL, JILL!!!

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Was that a whisper or just a properly placed idea to accompany current events and/or recent memories???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

God is surely telling me to “BE STILL, JILL”!!!  Too many things are happening…ALL AROUND!!!  Each allowing ample opportunity for learning valued lessons that I do NOT have to “FIGHT” daily battles or to “FIX” teammates’ problems.  They are NOT mine to “FIGHT” or “FIX”.  HE’S GOT THIS!!!  I ALSO do NOT need to partake in the negative office chatter!!!  HE HEARS EVERYTHING!!!  Now, just “BE STILL, JILL”!!!  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.

 

GO TEAM!!!

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  BAM!!!  “GO TEAM” is a H-U-G-E concept for this blog.  And “P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

It appears I have ALWAYS known that I needed  “TEAM” mates around me to “HELP” achieve “MY” optimal performance level.  I played basketball and volleyball in High School.  GO EAGLES!!!  I was NOT GOOD enough to compete in individual sports…ALONE.  I was NOT good enough at ANYTHING…ALONE.  I KNEW THAT.

I never knew, in my younger years, that GOD was ABLE and WILLING to be “CAPTAIN” of ALL my teams.  And that He would ensure a  win in all challenges of my “LIFE”… EVEN when I appear to lose…according to man’s scorecard.  Needless to say, folks, God is “CAPTAIN” of ALL my teams…TODAY.  “To infinity and BEYOND!!!” (Sorry, Buzz Lightyear…AGAIN!!!???!!!???!!!???  UGH!!!)  :/  

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME, folks!!!  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.

 

“IF ONLY…”

BAM!!!  Pastor Walter began today’s sermon discussing an idea that we’ve ALL had a time or two in our lives:  “IF ONLY….” If ONLY I had done “THIS” then things may have gone differently.  If ONLY I had DONE “THAT”.  “IF ONLY…IF ONLY…IF ONLY!!!”  OUCH!!!

I must admit that I’ve lived MANY of my 51 years in that mind-set, folks.  “IF ONLY.”  Hhhmmm…funny how that phrase still brings tears to my eyes “TODAY” for different reasons than of yesterday (years ago).

Thank you, Jesus.  I am who I am BECAUSE of where I’ve been and how I responded to situations while simply seeking to survive my “LIFE”.  My heart aches, folks…IN A GOOD WAY!!!  AMEN.

I later cried in church during a gentleman’s testimony about the years of depression he has fought…and survived.  He described himself as being “NUMB”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Are you serious??? That gentleman’s “NUMB” = my state of “NOTHINGNESS”.  I went right over to him after church, shook his hand and thanked him for sharing.

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.  

YOURS IS YOURS. MINE IS MINE.

Handling negative situations in the work-place is “DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  YOUR WAY is “RIGHT” for YOU.  MY WAY is “RIGHT” for ME.  HIS WAY is “RIGHT” for HIM.  And HER WAY is “RIGHT” for HER. 

YOU like yours.  I like mine.  HE likes his.  SHE likes hers.

YOURS is NOT mine.  MINE is NOT his.  HIS is NOT hers and VICE-VERSA.

UNLESS YOU ARE THE BOSS…please do NOT tell teammates they should respond to situations YOUR way  (Pppssttt…”THEY”…are NOT “YOU”).   😉

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.