Monthly Archives: May 2016

“GETTING TO KNOW YOU”

Getting to know ALL about You.  Yep, I’m singing that ole’ show tune from “The King And I” musical production…INSIDE MY OWN SELF’S MIND!!! (And sounding pretty good, too!!!)  😉

BAM!!!  It’s 7:57 am on Sat., 5/21/16 as I sit here blogging about this…???…???…???…SONG I awoke to my “SELF” singing inside my own SELF’S mind (JILL’S WORLD), alerting me to this new IDEA for a blog post:  “GETTING TO KNOW YOU”.  :/  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  :/  :/

My heart is smiling, folks.  I am…???…???…???…“HAPPY”!!!  Despite Life’s difficulties.  Even amidst the chaos occurring ALL around me/“US” (ALL OF US)EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  The “CHAOS”…???…???…???…is escalating, folks…in EVERY facet of “LIFE”. 

BUT:  My heart is smiling.  BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERY DAY…as I draw nearer to God.  He draws nearer to me.  “GETTING TO KNOW [JESUS]” fills me with such great LOVE, HOPE, PEACE and JOY.  “HE”…FILLS ME UP…TO THE TOP!!!  BAM!!! (Yep, I’m singing “Half the Way” by Crystal Gayle-AND…I’m sounding pretty good, too!!!  Just sayin’)  😉

Draw nearer, folks.  He’s calling…

BE QUIET and LISTEN…You will “HEAR” Him calling your heart.  BE STILL and KEENLY AWARE…You will “FEEL” His presence in your heart.  It’s AMAZING, folks.  AMAZING GRACE.

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.

 

JAMES 4:8

 

THE AMERICAN DREAM???

BAM!!!  I just came across an old post, written and published back on 10/3/13.  After editing the original, I will now re-post.  Enjoy.

 

GO TEAM USA!!!

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, right???  Come on, folks…WE HAVE TO BE!!!  We live in the greatest country in the world, right???  LAND OF THE FREE.  HOME OF THE BRAVE.  RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  I refuse to believe any differently.

I LOVE AMERICA and what this GREAT country stands for, but it appears that many of us are losing sight of what made us so great in the beginning.  Hhhmmm…What was it about this country that made so many people choose to migrate here???…???…???…Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Freedom???  Opportunity?  Having as much as you are willing to work for OR having as little as you choose to work for.  That is your choice here in America.  The more you do, the more you have.  The less you do, the less you have.  Easy, right?

People with dreams tend to work harder.  FACT!  Why is it that so many individuals have no motivation these days, or worse yet…they have no dream for their future?  What happened to dignity?  Self-pride? Self-respect? What happened to:  “When the goin’ gets tough, the tough get goin’?”

I must admit that I am saddened to see what has happened to the, once great, American Dream…You know, that dream you could achieve with hard work and perseverance?  The home, 2 cars, yearly vacations, a savings account, money put away for retirement, etc., etc., etc.  The American Dream used to be something that you worked hard for and were proud of what you had achieved.  When did the American Dream become something that was simply given to folks by the U.S. government?

Working together, folks.  This is one of numbroneteam.net’s main themes.  Get it?  “WORK”-ing together?  We need each other.  We need each other to share a sense of responsibility to contribute the best of ourselves DAILY to help improve the quality of everybody’s life.  That requires “GIVING” of oneself, not simply “TAKING” from others.

Work.  Please get a job.  WORK.  Just do “SOMETHING”!!!  Contribute something by entering the work force.  There is something out there…for you, And You, AND YOU too!!!  I promise.  And when you’ve GOT NOTHING.…”ANY” THING is better than “NO” THING!!!  EVEN if it means earning less money than the Government gives you.  Serious folks, our country is going under!  Putting something into the “pot” via taxes helps ALL of us more than taking from the “pot” via welfare.

There are definitely those individuals who are unable to work.  We understand that. We are Americans, folks.  The most “GIVING” country in the world.  I do believe EVERY individual is proud of their efforts to support those in need.

There are, however, a whole lot of people out there doing very little to “HELP” themselves, let-alone, “HELPING OTHERS!!!  “SOME” people “COULD” work, but choose NOT to.  “SOME” people could do or give more, but DON’T.  Some are “GIVERS” who give more than they take.  And some are “TAKERS” who take more than they give.  Hhhmmm…which one are “YOU”???

All I’m asking, folks, is for us to regain that American pride.  To:  “BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE.”  Not only for yourself, but for your family.  For your community.  For your state.  FOR OUR COUNTRY.  FOR OUR WORLD!

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 CHILD IN “ME”…

STILL LOVES…???…???…???…”DIGGING”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  I am feeling like such a “CHILD” these days.  A “CHILD” that loves digging through…???…???…???…yucky “STUFF” in search of something AMAZING!!!  A HIDDEN TREASURE…if you will.  😉 

BAM!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  Every day brings similar, yet different challenges at work or in “LIFE” that could easily put a damper on the day, right???  RIGHT!!!  Well, NOT YESTERDAY, Satan!!!   WE ARE TEAM  BLUE!!!  Struggling to survive LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES…TOGETHER!!!  “WHAT DOESN’T KILL US MAKES US STRONGER!!!” (Yep, we survived ANOTHER “DIFFICULT” work day, folks.  And yes, I’m singin’ Kelli Clarkson’s song to my “SELF” inside my-own-SELF’S mind!!!  Sounding pretty good, too!!!)  😉

I am so, So, SO ready for the weekend, folks!!! ( but, I will also be so, So, SO ready to return to work on Mon.!!!)  😉  T.G.I.F.!!!  Yep, I will be wearing my USA flag shirt with my navy scrubs to work and we will ALL sing “GOD BLESS AMERICA” during happy hour at the “CREEK” today.  MOULTRIE “CREEK” NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER…in beautiful St. Augustine, FL!!!  (Pppsssttt…have I mentioned how much I LOVE my J-O-B???  I do, I Do, I DO!!!  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.

 

 

 

ENJOYING THE…???…???…???

“R-I-D-E”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!    

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  Kinda like a…???…???…???…“ROLLER-COASTER”!!!  One day I’m up.  Next day I’m down. 3rd day up.  4th day down, etc., etc., etc.  Added with those twists, turns, and loop-di-loops???  NO WONDER I’M SO DIZZY!!!  :/

Heavenly Father, Please guide my steps and filter my words this day as I ready my“SELF” to do battle with the enemy…again!!!  And Again!!!  AND AGAIN!!!  GAME ON, SATAN!!!  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 STRENGTH I GAINED…

from weakness.  BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

Now, I already knew “THIS,” folks.  I REALLY DID, but I JUST experienced, FIRST HAND, the divine strength gained…IMMEDIATELY…upon admitting my weakness (mistake).  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, I made “ANOTHER” mistake at work, folks.  OUCH!!!  “I” made it.  I accepted it (after a little while).  I admitted it (after a little while LONGER).  And then…???…???…???…“WE” fixed it…  BAM!!  “TOGETHER”!!!  I canNOT begin to explain the “RELIEF” + the “STRENGTH” gained through admission of my weakness(mistake) instead of standing firm to, somehow, defend it.  THANK-YOU, JESUS. 

ADMIT IT.  FIX IT.  AND MOVE ON…TOGETHER!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “I”… MADE A MISTAKE.  I ADMITTED IT.  And then  “WE” FIXED IT… TOGETHER!!!  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.

 

ISAIAH 41:10;  2 CORINTHIANS 12:8-10

TOGETHER 2016

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WHAT???…???…???…ARE  “Y-O-U”  JOKING???!!!???!!!???!!!  Folks, I canNOT make this stuff up!!!  BAM!!!  We are taking another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  I do invite you to come, folks.  Come.  PLEASE COME…

“TOGETHER 2016″…???…???…???…is a scheduled event for 7/16/16, desiring to “FILL THE NATIONAL MALL” in Washington D.C. with a million folks coming “TOGETHER” to stand for JESUS!!!  BAM!!!  Now, “THIS”…???…???…???…is so, So, SO-O-O-ooo “ME”!!!

The creator of this event, Nick, even said this idea is…???…???…???… “CRAZY”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  Did YOU say, “CRAZY”???!!!???!!!???!!!  COUNT ME, “CRAZY JILL,” IN…S-O-M-E-H-O-W!!!  😉

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.

 

STANDING TOGETHER…

by “HELPING” each other up.  NEVER pushing each other down!!!  Now, THAT’S an idea, huh???  “UNITING” people by “HELPING” people.  Hhhmmm…can you picture “THAT”???    Living together by “LOVING” each other…GOD’S WAY.  NOT MAN’S.  WHEW!!!  I’VE GOT CHILLS!!!

In my heart, folks, I choose to believe that MOST peeps REALLY want to “HELP” other peeps.  Call me naive.  Some…have called me “Polly Anna”.  Bottom line:  I am who I am because of where I’ve been and how I responded to situations while simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The mission of numberoneteam.net = “UNITING people…ALL people…through motivational and spiritual team building in a manner that encourages P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE.” ” 

HELPING…NOT HURTING.  LOVING…NOT HATING.  

So, tell me…

Is “JESUS CALLING”…Y-O-U???  Are YOU even listening???  And will you allow yourself to hear His words of LOVE, HOPE, PEACE & JOY???  HE IS CALLING YOU.  I promise.  JESUS LOVES YOU.  Now, will you please… PLEASE ANSWER HIS CALL???

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.

 


 

ADDENDUM…

to the blog post titled “LETTING GO…,” published Friday, 5/13/16:

I, somehow, feel compelled to further explain the motivation for writing that blog post yesterday morning before leaving for work.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

It’s been a strange couple-of-days, folks.  I have been a bit…???…???…???…“CONFUSED”!!!  HA!!! (NOTHING NEW!!!)  Come along as we explore the light and fluffy chaos I deal with on a daily basis in “JILL’S WORLD”…Ready???  READY!!!

Okay, so I decided to attend Thurs. evening’s REC(Republican Executive Committee) meeting after working all day.  Needless to say, I arrived home after 9:00 pm that evening…TIRED!!!  I slept well, (I think) but arose Fri. morning in a state of…“CONFUSION”  :/  thinking that it was Sat.!!!   DOUBLE :/  :/

I soon oriented my“SELF” to the day and began my usual routine:  thinking, praying, thinking, praying… bible and daily devotional reading…thinking, praying, thinking, praying…FaceBook!!!  OUCH!!!

Yep, a FB friend was angry with me about my support of Donald Trump for President of the USA.  Boy, he sure let “ME” know where to go!!!  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I, politely, asked him what his objections were to Donald Trump while reminding him that Jesus loves everybody.  I am still awaiting his response…that will NEVER come.  Right???  RIGHT!!!  

I was quickly reminded of how upset “I” used to get during political conversations, my“SELF”!!!  BAM!!!  Been There.  DONE THAT!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

THE RESULT???…???…???…”LETTING GO…” was written and published Fri. am, 5/13/16…special for my FB friend…who probably doesn’t even read this blog!!!  :/ 

“IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

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

GOD BLESS AMERICA… land that I love, Love, LOVE!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

JUST ANOTHER DAY…

at the “CREEK”(MCNRCMoultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)!!!  BAM!!!  Oh, how I love, Love, LOVE my “J“…”O“…”B“:  “JOB”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

I got the biggest chuckle at work today as one of our long-term residents made a comment about “ME”…???…???…??? being nuts!!!  A voice could be heard in the hallway, shouting from a nearby office:  “Now Bertha, (an alias name)  😉  You know we wouldn’t ALL be “HERE” if we were really…“ALL THERE” “!!!  Wah, Wah, Wah…  More like…HA, HA, HA!!!  Right???  RIGHT!!!  Folks, I’M STILL CHUCKLING!!!

Just thought you might enjoy a taste of our sense of humor at the “CREEK” (MCNRC)!!!  :/

GO TEAM 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.

LETTING GO…

of  my “ANGER” is a BEAUTIFUL thing.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  I have discovered that most of the “STUFF” I would get angry about in the past doesn’t seem to bother me anymore.  Or I can recognize it for what it is…and “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO…” -QUICKLY!!! (Yep, I’m singing that Disney tune inside my own SELF’S mind).   THANK YOU, JESUS!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

HOW???  WHY???  WHAT???…???…???…has allowed me to “SEE” things differently???  “I’VE GOT THE SPIRIT IN ME!!!” (Yep, another tune!!!)  :/  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  I am NOT as quick to anger anymore, folks.  I can keep my mouth shut…“MOST” of the time.  😉

I no longer jump RIGHT in to “FIGHT” others’ battles…although my angry thoughts STILL seem to take the side of whomever appears to be the underdog in MOST situations.  My eyes are opening wider, folks, as I continue forward on this, “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  AMEN.    THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

God revealed the source of my anger and anxiety…in the form of a vision back in January, 2007.  “I”…was surely nearing…“THE BREAKING POINT,” folks.   S-O-M-E-T-H-I-N-G…HAD TO GIVE!!!  BAM!!!  That vision…???…???…???…started unveiling the truth that had destroyed nearly 43 years of my life!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

My eyes continue opening wider and wider, folks, allowing me to “SEE” things more clearly…as my LOVE grows deeper…STILL.  IT’S AMAZING, folks.  “AMAZING GRACE”. (Another tune!!!)  :/  :/

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.