Monthly Archives: April 2016

GO TEAM!!!

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  Can we please just “HELP” each other along the way…from “HERE” to “THERE”???!!!???!!!???!!!

My heart is smiling really, Really, REALLY  B-I-G  right now!!!  We sure face many difficulties at work.  Many of them are unnecessary, but tension and frustration levels are so, So, SO high that we experience many “mini-explosions,” as in, “BLOW-UPS”…in the work-place.    OUCH!!!  BACK OFF, SATAN!!!  OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN YOU!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Our “TEAM(S)” at MCNRC are working and growing…???…???…???…“TOGETHER,” folks!!!  I mean that, seriously.  These past few weeks have REALLY tested and tried our commitments…to God and to ALL of our teammates…on the “JOB,” including patients and their families, doctors, nurses, all staff, visitors, etc.  EVERYBODY encountered at the “CREEK” (MCNRC)  😉 WHEW!!!  And we are currently crossing a very important bridge at work that is strengthening ALL bond(s).

“BRIDGE ONE.”  Yes, we are ALL very unique and individual people, but we are crossing that bridge, BRIDGE ONE, and leaving our “SELVES” on one side to cross over into…???…???…???… ONE-“DOM” (Like a king-“dom”.  Get it???)  WHAT, JILL???!!!???!!!???!!!   I am embarrassed, folks.  Now, “THAT” is so corny!!!  Sorry.  It’s early…on a Saturday morning…after just surviving another very “DIFFICULT” week at work…“TOGETHER”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And I’m singing a tune right now inside my own self’s mind, a.k.a. Jill’s World.  It kinda goes like this:  “And everything will be alright”…to that Jamaican beach-type tune.  Tell me… are you singing along too???  😉 

I am so thankful to be a member of our TEAM BLUE, one of the many integral sub-teams of TEAM MCNRC!!!  Thank you, Jesus.

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!  EVERYBODY!!!  EVERYWHERE!!!  AND…I sure “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) to see you “THERE”…ONE FINE DAY.  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.

TAKING OFF THE BLINDERS…

to “SEE” the “TRUTH”.  OUCH!!!  “LIFE IS SO DIFFICULT,” folks.  I LOVE JESUS…WITH ALL MY HEART, SOUL, BODY, AND MIND!!!  My eyes are opening…EVER SO SLOWLY!!!  Yet I stumble around as if still blind.

I AM A SINNER!!!  Daily.  Even in remaining so steadfast in my personal opinions, beliefs and feelings which are skewed by the “LIFE” I’ve lived while simply seeking to survive “IT”!!!  Folks, I am who I am because of where I’ve been and how I responded to situations while simply seeking to survive those situations.  The same is true for ALL of us.  Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.

Among those daily difficulties I face, a realization recently smacked me right upside my head!!!  OUCH!!!  (This happens frequently, folks!)  :/  AND GUESS WHAT???  My “BLINDERS” are STILL “ON,” encouraging me to “SEE” things “MY” way.  NOT yours, his, hers, or theirs.  MINE!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  :/  :/

I am thankful, Father, that You have placed some very special individuals in my path along this “JOURNEY” through “LIFE” from “HERE” to “THERE” in order to “HELP” me back up when I fall.  Yep, “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” Father.  And “I”…am “TURTLE SLOW” in this  “CRAZY,” FAST-PACED LIFE…”AMERICAN-STYLE”!!!   B-U-T…

I AM ALSO…???…???…???…”TURTLE STEADY”!!!  And guess what???!!!???!!!???!!!  THE TURTLE  A-L-W-A-Y-S  WINS THE RACE!!!  Right???  RIGHT!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I wonder how long it takes a turtle to remove its blinders???  :/  Sorry.  Just “ME”…bein’ “ME”!!!  :/  :/  JUST GET STARTED TAKING OFF THOSE BLINDERS, JILL!!!  “JUST DO IT!!!” ( yep, thinkin’ about Nike’) 

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.

TODAY’S FOCUS

MARK 12:31

…”Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I “TRY,” Lord.  I “TRY”.  Please guide my steps, Heavenly Father, as I “TRY” to know and “LOVE”  A-L-L my neighbors…EVERYWHERE.

GO TEAM INDIA!!! 😉   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 LETTER, PART II

*THE ULTIMATE BOSS, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER*

BAM!!!  I just became overwhelmed with…???…???…???… “JOY” (and a little anxiety) as I realized that “THIS” post is supposed to be a generic version of a prototype letter that each and every ONE of us should be the WRITER  A-N-D  SENDER of.  WHEW!!!  READY???  READY!!!

HEAVENLY FATHER,

I, FIRST, come to You with PRAISE and THANKSGIVING.  For anything.  And everything.  Anywhere.  Everywhere.  ANY TIME.  EVERY TIME.   A-L-L  T-H-E  T-I-M-E!!!

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned, yet again.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” Father, and Satan is a constant battle…every second, of Every Minute, OF EVERY HOUR,  O-F  E-V-E-R-Y  S-I-N-G-L-E  D-A-Y!!!

Please guide me along this “JOURNEY” according to Your plan, Heavenly Father.  “HELP” me to be kind, caring and compassionate.  Faithful, friendly and forgiving.  Peaceful, prayerful, and powerful.  And most importantly…”HELP” fill me with YOUR GREAT LOVE so that I may be able to “SHARE IT FORWARD” with teammates.

I would now like to close with THE LORD’S PRAYER:  Matthew 6:9-13, NLT

9  Our Father in heaven, may Your name be kept holy.
10  May Your kingdom come soon.  May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
11  Give us today the food we need,
12  and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13  And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. [AMEN.]

AND PLEASE 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.

THE LETTER, PART I

* EARTHLY BOSSES*

OUCH!!!  Now, this is a letter that each and EVERY ONE of us should BE both THE RECIPIENT and THE SENDER…of a similar-type letter.  Ready???  READY!!!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I wish to, first, welcome you back to work, “BOSS,” after the weekend, or perhaps, a well-deserved [2-week] vacation…???…???…???…  😉

Please know that your absence was felt by all.  I HOPE you LOOKED…for the “GOOD” upon your return.  “IT”…is there.  All teammates gave the BEST of themselves for “JUST” today…“EVERY” single day.  DESPITE…the “DIFFICULTIES” faced in your absence.  GRANTED, our BEST wasn’t very “GOOD” at times, but we FINISHED the challenge…TOGETHER!!!  As a stronger “TEAM” [BLUE].  (And “YES, IT IS TRUE”…the MICE will play-some-while the CAT’S away-from!!!)

TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!  THE BOSS IS BACK IN TOWN…and…???…???…???…”ALL IS WELL…WITH [OUR] SOUL[S]”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And AMEN.  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

SINCERELY,  YOUR STAFF (the “SLAVES”…who also have slaves…with more slaves…)

THINK ABOUT IT!!!  (A tribute to my late brother, Bob.  May you R.I.P.)

GO TEAM[BLUE]!!!  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 LETTER, THE INTRO.

BAM!!!  Another idea for a series of blog posts just struck me, literally, RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD!!!  OUCH!!!  Now, “THIS” one…???…???…???…H-U-R-T-S (as in…”IT FEELS SOOOooo GOOD”)!!!  My heart is smiling…really, Really, REALLY  B-I-G, folks!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I invite you to come and peruse “THE LETTER,” a short series of blog posts written as letters to “BOSSES”…from the…???…???…???…“SLAVES,” and vice-versa.  Come…as we take another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  COME …ING SOON:  PART I, Earthly Bosses; and PART II, THE ULTIMATE BOSS, Our Heavenly Father.

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 HUSBAND/WIFE “TEAM”

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Pastor Walter West “HITS IT OUT OF THE BALLPARK”…AGAIN!!!  The message at ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) in St. Augustine, FL this weekend (4/23-24/16) was AMAZING!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

And “LAST” weekend’s message…???..???…???…was also AMAZING, folks!!!  The messages have focused on:  “GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE”.  Last weekend regarded the “foundation” of marriage.  This weekend  addressed the “roles in marriage”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

THE HUSBAND’S ROLE???…???…???…
–To “LOVE” his wife.
–To listen to his wife.
–To bring focus to the family’s Christ-centered goal.
–To give “MUSCLE” to God’s purpose.  GRrrrrrrr….  😉
TO ESTABLISH THE FAMILY’S MISSION.

THE WIFE’S ROLE???…???…???…
–To “RESPECT” her husband.
–To voice God’s purpose with realization that submission is NOT “silence”.
–To “HELP” her husband.
–To cooperate with her husband.  Submission is NOT “passive”.
TO PROMOTE THE FAMILY’S MISSION.

BAM!!!  The husband/wife “TEAM,” folks.  Pastor Walter equated each to the following body parts:  The Husband = The Head; The Wife = The Heart.   I SIMPLY LOVE THAT EQUATION!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Now…

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE (husbands & wives) ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

H.H.W., folks.  Husbands Helping Wives; W.H.H.  Wives Helping Husbands.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

GOD’S GIFTS, PART II

*ACCEPTING GOD’S GIFTS*

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am learning to accept God’s gifts, folks!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Accepting = taking WITH permission OR, better yet…taking UPON request”.  BAM!!!  I like that:  “ACCEPTING = TAKING UPON REQUEST”.   WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Taking upon whose request???!!!???!!!???!!!  Upon God’s request!!! (I’ve got chills, folks!!!  And YES…they’re multiplyin’!!!)  😉

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

God empowers each and every-single-one of us to fulfill His requests.  If He wants us to do something, He will show us the way.  HIS way…NOT ours.  And He will ensure success…according to HIS plan…NOT ours.  AND… it will occur in HIS time…NOT ours.  OUCH!!!  “PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE,” folks!!!  We ALL need to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and wait, Wait, WAIT!!!  😉

Now, I am currently learning to accept God’s gifts, folks.  When I think I want something…???…???…???…I simply assume He’s already given it to me.  For example, I thought I wanted to stop taking anti-depressants, so I quit cold-TURKEY!!!  (I blogged about this during the end of last year/beginning of this year…somewhere in this blog…back there…SOMEWHERE…) Yep, “I”…was a “TURKEY,” all right!!!  I hoped God was gifting me, so I tried taking a gift that He did NOT want me to have…YET!!!  Folks, I have been a mess for quite a little while now…ALL because I thought I wanted to quit taking my medication!!!  OUCH!!!  I NEED THAT MEDICATION!!!  Yep, LIFE has sure been DIFFICULT lately!!!  BUT… it’s getting better now that I have resumed taking the original dosage.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  The medication…???…???…???…“IS” my gift. (FOR NOW)  Take it, Jill.  And be thankful.

And then there’s my weight.  :/  “WEIGHT”…has been an issue for “ME”.  ALWAYS!!!  I experienced anorexia for a short period in my early twenties.  BAM!!!  And soon experienced the car accident that would initiate my conscious “JOURNEY”…from “HERE” to “THERE”.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  “THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!”  I am NOW an emotional eater, folks.  I BINGE (when upset)!!!  Then I get depressed (about binging).  Then I fast.  Binge (when upset).  Get depressed (about binging).  Fast.  REPEAT!!!  OUCH!!!  I HATE THAT VICIOUS CYCLE!!!

God does NOT want that, either!!!  Satan DOES.  God does NOT!!!  I am currently deciding that God wants me to be healthy…and thin.  I tell my “SELF” that God is empowering me to control my eating behaviors so that I am no longer on that constant roller-coaster!!!  Weight control is God’s Gift…to “ME”!!!  Right here.  RIGHT NOW!!!   Thank-you, Jesus.  I am learning to accept Your gift of healthy “weight control”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!    I am JUST starting God’s NO-DIET, DIET PLAN!!!  (I began accepting “THIS” gift about a week ago)  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  WISH ME LUCK!!! SATAN IS A CONSTANT BATTLE!!!  :/  (Pppsssttt…this SHOULD  be easy since I’m on “NO DIET,” folks!!!)  😉 

Feeling blessed…@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.

 

 

 

 

 

GOD’S GIFTS, PART I

*RECOGNIZING GOD’S GIFTS*

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

God’s gifts are plentiful, folks.  DAILY.  I am just now discovering the depth of meaning to this concept, myself!!!  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time.  A-L-L  the time.

From the unexpected big, Big, BIG and OBVIOUS gifts to those little-bitty blessings we might easily credit to someone’s hard work and determination.  From the intangible to the tangible.  BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time.   A-L-L  the time.

Both my husband and myself have worked REAL hard to turn negative situations into positive situations for our family throughout our 20+ year marriage.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “YEA ME!!!”.  And/or “YEA CHRIS.”  BUT…ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time.  A-L-L  the time.

Chris and I recently acknowledged how God has paired us together…perfectly.  We fill in each others’ gaps very, Very, VERY nicely.  Yep, each of us will go the extra mile, as needed, to achieve success “FOR” our family.  It’s kinda strange how that “extra mile” seems to be accomplished almost…???…???…???… automatically!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time.   A-L-L  the time.  

God…provides the DRIVE(a gift) for task completion.  God…provides the SKILL(a gift) needed for task completion.  And God…allows the SUCCESS/FAILURE(a gift) upon task completion.  ACCORDING TO HIS PLAN…NOT OURS!!!

“THANK-YOU, JESUS.”  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time.   A-L-L  the 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.  For everything.  Everywhere.  ANY time   A-L-L  the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOD’S GIFTS, THE INTRO.

Now, “THIS” short series of blog posts has been formulating in my mind for awhile now, folks.  I  F-I-N-A-L-L-Y   “GET IT”!!!  Better today than yesterday, BUT…not as good as tomorrow.  THANK YOU, JESUS.

I am, utterly, in awe…of our Lord God, folks.  UTTERLY!!!   U-T-T-E-R-L-Y…IN AWE!!!  “Come” …as I share another example of how MY LOVE GROWS DEEPER, STILL.  “COME” … as we embark on another “JOURNEY” to “JILL’S WORLD”.   C-O-M-E…

WHEW!!!  Where to begin…???…???…???  The idea(s) I am seeking to convey in this series, “GOD’S GIFTS,” began to formulate awhile ago with the post “GIVING CREDIT…” on 4/14/16.  Giving credit to God…for EVERYTHING.  The good.  The bad.  And the ugly!!!   E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!!   I now feel a desire to dive deeper into a discussion about the actual GIFTS, folks.  “GOD’S GIFTS”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I.  Recognizing God’s gifts.  II.  And then learning to accept those gifts.  Pretty deep stuff, folks.  TOO DEEP to begin Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  (Pppsssttt…it’s 9:15 am, 4/21/16.  I should probably get to work pretty soon!!!)  😉  Later, dude….  WHAT???!!???!!!???!!!  “Later, dude…”???…???…???  Sorry.  I’m drifting again…“OVER THERE.  OVER THERE!!!” (the navy song–I think its a navy song.  NOT sure.)  :/  “OH, BOTHER…”(Yep, I’m thinkin’ about Pooh Bear.  My daughter, Danielle.)  “SQUIRREL!!!”  😉

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.