Monthly Archives: March 2016

CELEBRATING FREEDOM

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, I’M  F-R-E-E, folks!!!  TIME TO CELEBRATE, right???  Or wrong???  Hhhmmmmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“FREEDOM,” boy…now “THAT’S” a very, Very, VERY  “B-I-G”  word, isn’t it???  Freedom…???…???…???…from whom???  Or what???  Hhhmmmmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Well, “I’M” taking a moment Right Here, RIGHT NOW…to celebrate “MY” being set “FREE” from my SINS–past, present, and future!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!!  I MUST keep reminding my “SELF” of this very special form of “FREEDOM” that I was bestowed the VERY moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  AMEN.  And thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU, JESUS!!!  I may NOT be worthy ON MY OWN,  BUT… I have been made worthy through Him.

WHEW!!!  Now, “THIS” type of FREEDOM is AMAZING, folks.  “AMAZING GRACE.” (yep, I’m singing that hymn Right Here, RIGHT NOW…in “Jill-ville”…that very small village in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  :/  Sorry.  I’m drifting…“OVER THERE”…  :/  :/

NOTE TO SELF:  STAND GUARD and BE READY TO DO BATTLE!!!  Pppsssttt…SATAN NEVER SLEEPS!!! 

AND QUESTION:   Are “YOU” already a member of “TEAM JESUS”???  If NOT, would you like to “JOIN”…???…???…???“TEAM JESUS”???  Here I go again, folks…”I’m a Christian.  He’s a Christian.  She’s a Christian.  We’re ALL Christians.  Wouldn’t you like to be a Christian too??? (The Dr. Pepper jingle)  Sorry.  🙁

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.

FIGHTING TO WIN

BAM!!!  I can NOT win on my OWN, folks!!!  I already know this, don’t I???  I am CERTAIN of it!!!  Why, oh why, do I stop my “SELF” short of victory in so many situations???

TAKE, for example, our current Women’s Bible Study at Anastasia Baptist Church:  “The Armor of God”.  WHAT AN AMAZING STUDY, folks!!!  I went to class last evening, however, not having completed the week’s assignments!!!  🙁   OUCH!!!  I was LOST.  I  did NOT “GET” the topics discussed.  WHY???  BECAUSE I DID NOT COMPLETE THE WORK!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

LIFE HAS BEEN DIFFICULT, folks.  I have allowed my “SELF” to be anxious and uptight about earthly/humanly difficulties…UNNECESSARILY!!!  Hurrying around to accomplish unimportant things, nervously, thereby NOT taking the time I need to calm my “SELF” in His word.  In His presence.  WHY, JILL???!!!???!!!???!!! 

I JUST NOW SAID TO MY “SELF”:   “SELF, DO NOT SWEAT THE LITTLE STUFF”!!!  OUCH!!!  WAIT A MINUTE!!!…!!!…!!!…didn’t I recently make a special “NOTE TO SELF” about not sweating the little stuff???  I SURE DID, folks!!!  3/27/16, in the post titled, “TOUGH ENOUGH???!!!???!!!???!!!”

DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  On a good note???…???…???…I just finished Day #4 of last week’s bible study!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I don’t feel quite so “LOST” anymore!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

SPEND TIME IN THE WORD, JILL!!!  DAILY!!!  Jesus will guide my steps through difficult situations…”IF” I keep Him near 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.

 

KNOWING YOUR OPPONENT

EPHESIANS 6:12; NLT

“For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in heavenly places.”

The daily battles we fight, folks, are NOT against our earthly brothers and sisters at work, at home, or out in our communities.  Stand firm on righteousness, donning EVERY piece of God’s body armor.  NOTE TO SELF:  Do NOT fight against earthly teammates, unnecessarily.

I will admit I have difficulty identifying the “OPPONENT” in certain situations.  I STILL find my “SELF” jumping  in the middle of altercations to “HELP”???…???…???… fight against teammates who are simply seeking to survive “LIFE,” themselves.  OUCH!!!  “ANGER” is the calling card of Satan, folks.    “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  Can we please “HELP” each other along the way???  NOTE TO SELF…AGAIN:  PLEASE…Do NOT fight against earthly teammates, unnecessarily.

SATAN…is the OPPONENT, folks.  SATAN… is the ENEMY, NOT man.

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.

“BRING ME THE BROKEN”

by Michael Murdock.

My husband was listening to a Michael Murdock program via his I-phone right here beside me, earlier this Easter Sunday, 3/27/16.  My ears perked right up and my FULL attention was diverted at the VERY second Mike said, “BRING ME THE BROKEN”.  WOW!!!  IT STUCK!!!  “BRING ME THE BROKEN,” Heavenly Father, so that I may “HELP” them find “THE WAY”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

So “WHO,” pray-tell, are the “BROKEN”???  OUCH!!!  WE ARE ALL BROKEN, folks!!!  Me, you, him, her, them, and they…ARE ALL BROKEN!!!  “TRUTH IS”…I continue struggling to recognize that very simplistic fact as it appears so very, Very, VERY “DIFFICULT” for me to identify when the anger involved with daily difficulties is where I’m being called to “HELP”…the broken, including my “SELF”.   DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

“LIFE IS A JOURNEY,” folks.  From “HERE”… to “THERE”.  Can we please try to “HELP” each other along the way???   I sure “HOPE” to see you “THERE”…ONE FINE DAY!!!  😉

Thanks for the inspiration, Michael Murdock!!!

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.

 

TOUGH ENOUGH???…???…???…

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The road sure gets rougher as the “JOURNEY” continues, folks.  “LIFE IS [SO VERY] DIFFICULT!!!”  I am struggling AGAIN!!!  Inside that ole’ familiar place called “JILL’S WORLD”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

AM I TOUGH ENOUGH???…???…???… 

I AM A FIGHTER, folks!!!  AND I LIKE TO WIN!!!  I do admit, however, that I struggle with having enough “FAITH” to fight my daily battles “GOD’S WAY”.  According to “GOD’S RULES”.  With the “ARMOR OF GOD”(our current women’s bible study by Pricilla Shirer at ABC).  AND…I often lose sight of “THE”  R-E-A-L  opponent.  OUCH!!!  yep, I’m  still “TURTLE SLOW” @ numberoneteam.net.  “BUT TURTLE STEADY,” as well!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The turtle ALWAYS wins, folks!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉 

Note to self:  “DON’T SWEAT THE LITTLE STUFF,” my friend.  “LIFE” becomes EVEN MORE “DIFFICULT” when we fight each other and lose sight of our REAL opponent.  SATAN.

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.    

 

TO TELL THE TRUTH

Stand firm…in your FAITH, folks.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,”  but the truth NEVER changes.  And “IT” (the truth) applies to ALL of us.  EVERY single one of us.  In EVERY situation.  EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

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

 

 

RULES…SCHMULES!!! :/

Oopse…I DID IT AGAIN!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  Why is it that I keep finding my “SELF” in this same ‘ole position…over, And Over, AND OVER…again, And Again, AND AGAIN???

“THANK-YOU,” wise man, for your counsel.  But wait…“WHAT”???  I already KNEW that.  I did, I Did, I DID!!!  I ALREADY KNEW THAT “THIS” rule applies to EVERYONE.  (EXCEPT “ME”…under my uniquely different situation Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.😉  OUCH!!!

I ALREADY KNEW THAT, folks!!!  RULES ARE RULES!!!  RIGHT???  Or wrong???  The proper authorities “can” and “WILL” change the rules, according to “THEIR” discretion, NOT “MINE”.  JUST FOLLOW THE RULES!!!   And be “THANKFUL” for the opportunity to shine God’s light…IN EVERY SITUATION.  AMEN.

TRUST GOD.  HAVE FAITH, JILL.  “HE’S GOT THIS!!!”

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.

 

WHAT TIME IS IT???

BAM!!!  I am excitedly reminded of “High School Musical”…AGAIN!!!  I invite you to come along, EVERYBODY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  We are heading to  a small village called “Jill-ville” in  “JILL’S WORLD!!!  :/  Sorry.  I do NOT know how this happened, but “JILL’S WORLD” has somehow recently identified a specific…???…???…??? “Village”???  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!???!!!  “Jill-ville???CRAZY, huh???  READY OR NOT…HERE WE go, Go, GOOOOOO…

My heart is smiling as I am reminded of “High School Musical” and its role in the growth and development of numberoneteam.net.  I’ve got chills.  And yes…they’re multiplyin’!!!  😉  “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” is  H-U-G-E  to the mission of numberoneteam.net:  “Uniting people through spiritual and motivational team building in a manner that encourages P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People… to survive LIFE.”

“WHAT TIME IS IT???” is from High School Musical, 2.  (Hhhmmm…I suddenly feel like watching these movies/musicals again, right here…RIGHT NOW!!! :/  ANYWAYS, Pastor Walter asked that question at church last night… “WHAT TIME IS IT???”(Pppsssttt… Pastor Walter did NOT , I repeat, he did NOT…break out in the song from HSM, 2–his question just reminded me of it)  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“WHAT TIME IS IT,” Pastor Walter???  Folks, he tried to tell us it was 5:14…according to the book of Ephesians.  WHAT TIME IS IT???  It is time to, “Awake, O sleeper…”.  Yep, as Christians, many, Many, MANY of us are “spiritually sleepy,” Pastor Walter stated.  :/  OUCH!!!  I think we already knew this, but it still stung to be made aware of it.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  :/  :/

Pastor Walter EVEN said, “BE BOLD”.  I capitalized each letter in my bulletin…right there.  RIGHT THEN… as that statement spoke volumes to me last night.  “BE BOLDER” means succeeding in ALL areas of LIFE as branded by the Stella Valle sisters, Army veterans, and ABC Shark Tank survivors for their fine line of jewelry/accessories for inspiration.  BAM!!!  I JUST purchased this “BE BOLDER” bracelet a few hours BEFORE church  yesterday!!!  Pretty “CRAZY,” huh???  Just a few hours BEFORE Pastor Walter told us to:  “BE BOLD” [concerning our FAITH].

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I guess I, somehow, began receiving Pastor Walter’s message…BEFORE he delivered it.  Just ANOTHER day in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!

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.

 

 

WAR SPACE

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Unbeknownst to me, I have been subconsciously preparing a “WAR SPACE” within our house to battle the enemy.  “THANK-YOU, Pricilla Shirer” for providing the actual “…PRAYER STRATEGY” cards for our bible study to fill out and affix to the walls in my “WAR SPACE”.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I am so, So, SO excited, folks, that I do NOT know where to begin!!!  My family members have been so supportive of me as I’ve become increasingly aware of “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  Thank you, Jesus.  My family is a DIRECT gift from God, The Father.  I am certain of that.

My daughter, Danielle painted a beautiful picture, SPECIAL, for me upon my return home last February, 2015 from visiting my brother…ONE LAST TIME…here on earth.   This canvas painting sits, perched, atop a wooden “blanket box” against the wall 4′ away, and running parallel to, “MY” side of our king-sized bed.  It has remained PERCHED, “RIGHT” there for over a year now.

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Thank you, Danielle.  You will NEVER know…

Yep, the small bed-side area described above serves as my current “WAR SPACE”.  I WILL use solid “strategery” to begin affixing my completed “PRAYER STRATEGY” cards…STRATEGICALLY…in my “WAR SPACE”.  HUH???!!!???!!!???!!!  :/ (the look) WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM!!!  GAME ON, SATAN!!!    

F.Y.I.:  the girl praying at her bedside in that previous post dated 3/6/16 is representative of “MYSELF”(I was on my knees ALL last weekend at the edge of my bed…JUST LIKE THAT LITTLE GIRL…praying, sobbing, Praying, Sobbing, AND PRAYING/SOBBING more.  My prayers were, thankfully,  re-directed a bit after observing the prayer as stated by that little girl in the post.  Thank you, Jesus.

I DO FULLY REALIZE…THAT LITTLE GIRL???  WAS/IS ME!!!  And the post was intended to “HELP” that broken little girl within me to further “HEAL” from the inside-out.  OUCH.  My heart is aching, folks as the tears well-up in my eyes, yet again.

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.

LEARNING TO FIGHT…

the “RIGHT” way.  GOD’S WAY.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“THE ARMOR OF GOD,” by Priscilla Shirer, is a new women’s bible study we just began Mon. evening, 3/7/16 at ABC.  I AM HOOKED, folks!!!  I “NEED” this class so VERY badly!!!  Yep, I’M A FIGHTER.  I fight to WIN!!!  TEACH ME, Pricilla.  Teach me to fight God’s way.

I am ready to don the FULL armor of God, folks.  Huh…???…???…???  :/  (the look)  What’s that???  Let us review, Ephesians 6: 14-19 to identify the FULL ARMOR OF GOD:
1)  6:14–girded loins with truth
2)  6:14–breastplate of righteousness
3)  6:15–shod feet with the prep of the gospel of peace
4)  6:16–shield of Faith
5)  6:17–helmet of salvation
6)  6:17–sword of the Spirit(word of God)
7)  6:19– and PRAY(PRAYER IS POWERFUL!!!)

PRAYER IS POWERFUL, folks!!!  “Prayer ACTIVATES the body armor”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Priscilla said so!!!)

I KNOW that people are NOT the enemy we need to be fighting, folks.  SATAN is the ENEMY.  I KNOW THIS!!!  WHY-oh-WHY do I allow my “SELF” to be drawn into the petty little scrimmages against earthly teammates that are launched by the evil one to side-track me from “My Spiritual Life Journey” from “HERE” to “THERE”???  WHY, JILL???  WHY-oh-WHY???

Forgive me, Father.  For I have sinned…yet again.  OUCH!!!

I am so very, Very, VERY thankful to be embarking on this “JOURNEY” with Priscilla Shirer.  Right Here, RIGHT NOW!!!  

START donning the garb, Jill.  AND gathering the INTEL needed to craft a prayer plan to beat the enemy!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GAME ON, Satan!!!  P-L-A-Y   B-A-L-L!!!    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.