Monthly Archives: April 2016

CLEANING THE COB-WEBS…

from my mind.  YUCK!!!  Let me tell ya, folks… “I’M A MESS”!!!  Why-oh-why, do I do this to my “SELF”???!!!???!!!???!!!  I “FORGET”…to give my troubles unto the Lord.  He can handle them.  I don’t have to…???…???…???…SUFFER!!!  Satan is attacking me, folks…FROM ALL ANGLES!!!  I am anxious.  Restless.  And “CRAZY”…AGAIN!!!

STOP!!!  IN THE NAME OF LOVE…(la,la,la,la,la-la.  Think it Oh-Oh-VER!!!)  Sorry, another jingle.  🙁  I do NOT like my “SELF” much at all right now, BUT…I canNOT get away from…???…???…???…“ME”!!!  OUCH!!! 

The funny thing is…???…???…???… my daughter, Danielle, recently shared a post on Facebook, I believe it was titled: “A Letter To The Friend Who Broke My Heart”.  I LOVED THAT POST.  I WAS SO PROUD THAT SHE SHARED IT WITH HER FRIENDS (Yep, her and I are “friends” on FB.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

In short, the moral to that Facebook post is about learning to be a friend to your “SELF”.  I LOVED IT!!!  EXCELLENT “SHARE,” Danielle!!!  Now, can that just be a…???…???…???… coincidence???  HA!!!  I do NOT think so!!!  “I”…needed that message!!!  Right There.  RIGHT THEN!!!  I am just now, however, “GETTING” that message as I write this blog post!!!  BAM!!!  And…DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Thanks, Danielle.  I sure needed that.

So I slept very little through the night.  I recently awoke for the third time…thinking, Thinking, THINKING.  ANXIETY IS HORRIBLE, folks.  It’s like I want to JUMP right out of my own skin to just get away from my “SELF”!!!  I could NOT think straight.  I, definitely, could NOT FOCUS on anything!!!  I actually pictured cobwebs in my brain, folks, diverting ALL my attention AWAY from God.  And then it hit me RIGHT up-side my head…OUCH!!!

“PRAY, Jill”.  PRAY…harder.  PRAY…louder.  PRAY…longer!!!  And then I shouted:  “BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

It is now 8:45 am, folks.  Mon., 4/18/16.  It’s time for me to get ready for work!!!  Thank you, Jesus.  I “GET” to go to a “J”“O”“B” that I actually love, Love, LOVE!!!  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.

CHARACTER COUNTS!!!

BAM!!!  It is 12:24 a.m. this VERY second.  Monday 4/18/16.  Yep, I “GET” to work today, so why am I sitting here in our living room just beginning this new blog post???!!!???!!!???!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I’ve had a…???…???…???…“DIFFICULT,” yet “AMAZING” weekend.  Sitting up blogging at this wee hour of the morning indicates that I am battling…AGAIN!!!  “BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”

Yep, Satan likes to interfere with my sleep.  I have ALWAYS had difficulty sleeping when my “INNER TURMOIL” gets stirred up.  I believe I’ve touched on this topic of my “Sleep Demons” in a previous post…or two(or maybe even more), somewhere…back there in this blog…“SOMEWHERE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I awoke awhile ago and just laid there thinking, Thinking, and THINKING about this pretty “DIFFICULT,” yet “AMAZING” weekend, 4/16/16-4/17/16, just gone by.  Lots of thinking, Thinking, THINKING and praying, Praying, PRAYING.  More thinking, Thinking, THINKING and praying, Praying, PRAYING…

Folks, there is a difference between saying you “WANT” to “HELP” people and actually “HELPING” them.  “W.W.J.D.???”  What Would Jesus Do???  He was tempted, tested, and tried.  “HE”…was our perfect example.  Oh, how I wish I could remember that CHARACTER COUNTS…in ALL situations.  With ALL people–not just those I agree with on a consistent basis.  OUCH!!!  :/

BAM!!!  I am smiling RIGHT this VERY moment, folks.  “CHARACTER COUNTS.”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  A term stressed, and acknowledged with certain behaviors rewarded in elementary and middle schools these days.  Yep, the positive “PILLARS” of character.  (I believe there are 6 or 7)  🙂  I was ALWAYS so proud watching my children receive those awards as voted by their peers.  🙂    🙂   (STILL SMILING, folks…)  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

This concept is supposed to carry over into adulthood, folks.  “CHARACTER COUNTS”…ALWAYS!!!  ALL people are created equal.  We should NOT judge teammates harshly with intent to punish or hurt them.  Do ALL things in LOVING KINDNESS with intent to “HELP”.  Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  PERIOD!!!  RIGHT???!!!???!!!???!!!  RIGHT!!!

Well, “I” am STILL “TURTLE SLOW,” @numberoneteam.net!!!  BUT…  I am ALSO “TURTLE STEADY”!!!  MOVING IN THE “RIGHT” DIRECTION!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Looking forward to that glorious day when I will enter the kingdom of Heaven.  AND… I sure do “HOPE” 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.

 

 

FILL ME, LORD…

with YOUR presence.

FILL ME, LORD… with “YOU”.

FILL ME, LORD… with “LOVE”.

PLEASE LORD, FILL ME.  FILL ME UP…TO THE TOP.

NOTE TO SELF:  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!! (To everybody.  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.

HELP ME, FATHER

OUCH!!!  Just “WHO”…do I think I am???!!!???!!!???!!!  Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned YET AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

TACT…???…???…???…is a gift I do NOT possess.  Father, please “HELP” to further rid me of my “SELF”!!!  OOPSE…I DID “IT” AGAIN!!!  Yep…I opened my mouth…and inserted BOTH feet!!!  YUCK!!!  I do NOT like the taste, folks!!!

I spent most of Friday evening battling anxiety, wanting so BADLY to just…???…???…???…get away…

I finally recognized that old familiar restlessness (inner turmoil) as a desperate need for me to escape my “SELF”.  OUCH!!!  I NEED JESUS, folks.  I do NOT like my “SELF” much at all right now.  Heavenly Father, PLEASE rid me of my “SELF”!!!  Please “HELP” me to just get away…

from my “SELF”.

FILL ME WITH YOUR PRESENCE, LORD.  FILL ME UP…TO THE TOP!!!

In Jesus’ name I pray, 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.

 

ALL IS WELL…

with my soul.  Thank-you, Jesus.

WHEW!!!  Now, “T-H-I-S”…has been a “DIFFICULT,” yet “AMAZING” week.  BAM!!!  I JUST remembered a common “theme” utilized back in the early days of this blog’s developmental stages.  It went something like this:

“LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

Yep, “LIFE” has been “DIFFICULT” lately.  I was a bit consumed in thought on my drive home a couple days ago and allowed my “DIFFICULT” day to impact my interactions with other teammates…on the road…in motorized vehicles!!!  :/  OUCH!!!  I am sorry, fellow “car-driver-on-the-street,” my attention was distracted by thoughts of the day’s problems at work.  I should NOT have pulled out in front of you.  I …DESERVED…your nasty, “HONK, H-O-N-K!!!”

“I”…was a distracted driver…hanging on to the day’s negative energy.  ALMOST…allowing that negative energy to be carried over into a misdirected display of “ROAD RAGE”.  Both of us drivers, thankfully, were able to just…drive on calmly, allowing that tension to deflate.

THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  And FORGIVE ME, FATHER…for I have sinned yet AGAIN!!!  Yep, I said a prayer seeking forgiveness from that fellow “car-driver-on-the-street” I encountered on Pope Road Tues. afternoon, 4/12/16…

“ALL IS WELL WITH MY SOUL.”  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.

GIVING CREDIT…

where credit’s due.  BAM!!!  I GET IT, folks!!!  I GET IT, I GET IT, I GET IT!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

When “GOOD” things happen???  “THANK-YOU, JESUS.”  And then move forward with a grateful heart while enjoying the blessings.

When “BAD” things happen???  “THANK-YOU, JESUS.”  And then move forward seeking the positive outcomes attained from negative situations.

I GET IT, I GET IT, I GET IT!!!  I DO, I DO, I DO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  ALWAYS!!!  AND AMEN.

 

 

 

KINDNESS COUNTS!!!

OUCH!!!  Folks, now “THIS” canNOT be just a coincidence.  TODAY...???…???…???…was “DIFFICULT”!!!  Who am I kidding???  EVERY day is “DIFFICULT” in some way, shape, or form.  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.

Did you know that most sides of the same story can sound legitimate when listening to various “tellers” recite different versions or viewpoints of the EXACT same story???  Now, this is so, So, SO CRAZY, but it is also so, So, SO TRUE.  I “GET” the different sides of this same story, folks.   So, who wins???   Whose version is the “RIGHT” version???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I was conflicted, folks, so I decided to peruse Facebook in an attempt to get my mind “OFF” today’s craziness.  BAM!!!  There were two separate posts suggesting the SAME idea in rather quick succession.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  HOW FITTING!! !   I just KNEW they were coming across my facebook feed at this very moment for a REASON!!!  And here they are, folks:

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BAM!!!  “BE KIND,” folks!!!  Can we PLEASE just BE KIND TO ALL TEAMMATES!!!  Easier said than done, I know.  The “CRAZY” thing is…We ALL have moments when somebody…somewhere… might interpret our actions or words as “HARSH” or unkind.  WE ARE ALL IMPERFECT PEOPLE…simply seeking to survive this thing called “LIFE”.    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.

 

 

FILL US, OH LORD…

with “JUST ENOUGH”.  According to YOUR will.  NOT our own.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart aches, folks.  The blessings are bountiful.  ALL around us…Each and EVERY one of us.  BUT…we seem unaware “OF” them or unimpressed “BY” them.  “FILL US, OH LORD” with Your presence and “HELP” guide our steps to that “HAPPY PLACE” within, where You reside in each of us.  AMEN.

WANTING too much…???…???…???… yields NOT ENOUGH.  Being Happy with JUST ENOUGH…???…???…???…yields MORE THAN ENOUGH.  Funny how that works, huh???!!!???!!!???!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!!

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 PERFECT CONNECTION

MATTHEW 17:20

“….I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move.  Nothing would be impossible.”

We are taking up “THE SHIELD OF FAITH” this week during bible study, folks.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) to FLAUNT  my SHIELD  very, Very, VERY PROUDLY!!!

Hhhmmmmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Learning to connect “MY” FAITH  to GOD.  NOT my “SELF”.  BAM!!!  GOD IS AMAZING, folks!!!  The degree of FAITH we ALL have should reflect the GREATNESS of our GOD.  NOT OURSELVES.  WHEW!!!  Thank you, Jesus!!!  Now, “THAT” sure takes a BIG load OFF!!!  (Pppsssttt…RELAX.  HE’S GOT THIS!!!)  OH, HOW MY LOVE GROWS DEEPER, STILL…

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.

WE’RE A-L-L HUMAN!!!

EVERYBODY makes mistakes, folks.  EVERYBODY!!!  It sure takes a better person to admit to his/her mistake than it does for her/him to continue lying about her/his deceit.  BAM!!! 

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

And “WHO”…JUST  “W-H-O”…are you trying to deceive???  “YOU”… already KNOW “YOU” (I HOPE).  “GOD” KNOWS “YOU”…BETTER THAN “YOU” KNOW YOUR “SELF”.  And the rest of “US”…???…???…???… cannot “MAKE” or “BREAK” your chance for Eternal Life, so our opinions don’t really matter in the long scheme of things.

My recommendation…???…???…???…

“STAND UP, STAND-UP FOR JESUS.”  La, La, La, La, La, La-a-a-a-a-a( yep, another silly jingle)  Sorry.  :/

LIFE “HERE”…is temporary, folks.  LIVE “TODAY”…for “ETERNITY”.  AND ENJOY THE RIDE!!!…!!!…!!!…along your JOURNEY from “HERE”…to “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.