Monthly Archives: June 2016

YOU DECIDE, 2016

ARE “YOU” READY???  HE’S ALIVE…AND…HE’S COMING, folks!!!  SOONER THAN LATER…

“…But as for me and my family, we shall serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15, NLT

“To infinity[eternity] and beyond!!!”  Buzz Lightyear  :/  😉 

Have “YOU” decided yet???  “I”…have decided…to follow Jesus.  No turning back.  No turning back!!!  (Yep, I’m singing that Jesus song inside my own self’s mind…AGAIN!!!  And sounding pretty good, too!!!)  😉

“THE DECISION, 2016″…requires you to choose your “TEAM,” folks.  God vs. Satan.  Heaven vs. hell.  ETERNAL LIFE vs. DEATH.  Love vs. hate.  Helping vs. hurting.  Etc., etc., etc.  Equip yourself with knowledge.  “KNOW”…your “TEAM”.  And “PLAY” to “WIN”.

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.

 

 

 

“COMING OUT” OF THE DARKNESS…

into the “LIGHT”.  BAM!!!  My heart aches, folks.  “LIFE”…???…???…???…is so very, Very, VERY “DIFFICULT”!!!  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE!!!

“YOU,” my “FRIEND,”…???…???…???…are NOT alone!!!  Please know that we ALL struggle with individual battles while simply seeking to survive this “LIFE”.  Your current battles are NOT with…???…???…???…“EVERY-DAY PEEPS”.  They are DEEP-SEEDED.  Deeply rooted in a “LIFE” that GOD wants to “HELP” you SURVIVE AND CELEBRATE!!!  For HIS glory, NOT yours.

JESUS LOVES YOU, my friend.  More than you will EVER know.  Now…garb-up!!!  Put on the FULL body armor of God and ready yourself to do battle with ENEMY #1:  SATAN!!!  And remember to “LOOK”…for that gold nugget of goodness (it’ll be at the VERY bottom of your…???…???…“PILE”…???…???…???…of “STUFF”:/ and then “ENJOY” what’s left of your “JOURNEY” from “HERE” to “THERE”…     

“YOU,” my friend, ARE NOT ALONE!!!  PLEASE… take a firm hold of God’s hand and allow Him to lead you out of Satan’s DARKNESS…and into “HIS” LIGHT.  AMEN.

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.

“JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT” (HEE-HEE-HEE)

BAM!!!  Now, “THIS”…???…???…???…is a blast from the past combined with a blast from “TODAY,” 6/13/16.  I SIMPLY canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  I invite you to join me on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”Ready???  READY!!!

BAM!!!    photo(7)    AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

The “JOKE”…???…???…???…CONTINUES…@MCNRC, folks!!!  We simply have the BEST patients at our facility.  I am NOT kidding!!!  A current patient has applied the above button onto his baseball cap…in SUPPORT of “JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT!!!”  HA!!!  He informed me this morning that a weekend visitor inquired about “THAT INDIVIDUAL” he was planning to vote for.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I guess the conversation that ensued was a bit…???…???…???…“UNCOMFORTABLE” to a certain degree UNTIL…the “JOKE” was revealed!!!  The revelation being:  Jill Allen is just a blogger with business cards who often gets asked… “THE QUESTION”:  “What office are “YOU” running for?”  So, one impromptu moment I quickly responded, “JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT,” at the VERY moment a cashier asked… “THE QUESTION”.  We laughed so, So, SO hard that “IT” stuck!!!  And “JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT!!!”…quickly became a FAVORITE at MCNRC!!!  (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Thus, explains the birth of the button “JOKE”!!!   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… (Oh, the memories…)  🙂

So, in moving forward with today’s “STORY,” the patient then went on to comment that “JILL ALLEN FOR PRESIDENT” is ALMOST as funny as the 2 nominees actually running for the office!!!  OUCH!!!  Now, “THAT” is what my kids would call…???…???…???…“THROWIN’ SOME SHADE!!!”  :/

JUST ANOTHER DAY…at the CREEK, folks.  (MCNRC, Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)  Yep, I’m “STILL LOVIN’ “LIFE” (MY “J-O-B”)…”  (a post published 6/11/16)  😉

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.

LIVING THE DREAM…

@numberoneteam.net!!!  BAM!!!  6/11/16…marks the day of my AVID awareness that I am actually LIVING the DREAM of a “MISSION” I’ve been actively chasing for years now!!!  I AM LIVING THE DREAM, folks.  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Tears STING both eyes with the realization that God has, once again, blessed me beyond belief!!!  Yep, the tears sting, folks.  My heart aches… woefully, but pleasantly.  It hurts, yet the pain feels so, So, SO good.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I simply canNOT find the words to explain the depth of my thoughts at this very moment, folks!!!  But… Saturday, 6/11/16 was filled with  MAJOR revelations “FOR ME”…regarding “LIFE,” including:

1.  FIRST AND FOREMOST:  I was struck with a revelation…RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD (OUCH!!! )…that I am ACTUALLY living “THE DREAM” of numberoneteam.net…EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, I am LIVING THE DREAM (numberoneteam.net), folks, simply by living my “LIFE” with purposeful intent to:  “UNITE PEOPLE…ALL PEOPLE- THROUGH SPIRITUAL AND MOTIVATIONAL TEAM BUILDING IN A MANNER THAT ENCOURAGES P.H.P., FOLKS.  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE…TO SURVIVE LIFE”.

2.  SECONDLY:  I was struck, yet AGAIN, with ANOTHER revelation…RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD (DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!) that “SOMETHING” has been happening for many years without my awareness, folks!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I have been purposefully and subconsciously DRAWN to specific teammates for very personal, significant and intimate reasons over the years that I am just becoming privy to.  Now, “THAT”…???…???…???…is pretty freaky, folks!!!

3.  AND THIRDLY(Our Heavenly Father saved the BEST for last)  😉 I was struck SQUARELY BETWEEN THE EYES (TRIPLE OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!) with “THIS” final revelation of the day, Saturday, 6/11/16:  Pastor Walter made reference to a biblical scripture during a 1-on-1 counseling session a few years ago that I did not “GET”…UNTIL just last evening at church!!!  Pastor Walter’s sermon thoroughly explained our need as every-day peeps to be like:  A)  the “SALT” of the earth(adding flavor to those lives we touch).  AND B)  the “LIGHT” of the world(“HELPING” people to “SEE” the life-changing truth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.)  Thank you so much, Pastor Walter, for the smack you delivered squarely between both of my eyes in church last night.  BAM!!!  I was so excited, folks!!!   I quickly raced right up to Pastor Walter at the front of the church to report :  “Pastor Walter, I GET IT”!!!  FINALLY!!!  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!”  I do, I Do, I DO… want to be like SALT that adds flavor to peoples’ lives.  I do, I Do, I DO…want to bring LIGHT into the darkness of negative situations!!!  “I”… REALLY DO want to “HELP” people survive “LIFE”…LITERALLY!!!  I do, I Do, I DO!!!  TRIPLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

My heart is smiling so, So, SO BIG…Right Here.  RIGHT NOW, folks!!!  My eyes have been opened wider…yet again!!!  Allowing me to “SEE” even more clearly!!!  I’ve got chills!!!  And YES…they’re multiplyin’!!!  😉  Keep leading, Father.  And I will keep following.  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.

 

Matthew 5: 13-14

STILL LOVING “LIFE” (MY “J-O-B”)…

at the Creek, MCNRC (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)!!!  I do.  I Do.  I DO!!! Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

6/10/16…???…???…???…was sure a FAB FRIDAY, folks.  There were so many things crammed into that ONE (1) day of work!!!  Good things.  Bad things.  “UGLY” things.  YOU NAME IT…WE SURVIVED IT!!!  And maybe we even enjoyed “IT,” too!!!  😉

I’d LOVE to invite you to come along on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD,” folks, as I share a little bit about our “FAB FRIDAY” at the CREEK(MCNRC).  Ready???  READY!!!

A-L-L of our patients are GREAT, folks.  ALL OF THEM!!!  YESTERDAY, however… 😉   I had the opportunity to work with a very, Very, VERY lovely female patient who “kinda” reminded me of my…???…???…???… “SELF”!!!  HA!!!  IN A “WAY”.  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!   I so enjoyed the dynamic animation  she utilized to explain how she does NOT allow ANYONE to treat her unkindly.  “WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!”  Yep, NOT allowing others to treat her unkindly is “HER” version of “MY” tactic:  “KILL ‘EM WITH KINDNESS”!!!  (Pppsssttt…”HER” version sounds so much NICER than “MINE” that I have decided…“TO FOLLOW JESUS”!!!  SORRY, I got delightfully distracted by that “JESUS” song…AGAIN!!!  AMEN.  😉  Seriously,  I will NO longer “KILL” anybody with anything.  Not even KINDNESS!!!  I, SIMPLY, WILL NOT ALLOW FOLKS TO BE UNKIND!!!  HA!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  SAME IDEA… DIFFERENT PRESENTATION!!!  😉

AND…guess what else???  “WE”…???…???…???…ARE “HUGGERS”!!!  BOTH OF US!!!   I…???…???…???…am NOT kidding, folks!!!  She spoke of offering “FREE” hugs to folks who need them!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I ALSO LOVE TO HUG fellow/sister teammates!!!  HA!!!  And the second she mentioned “FREE” HUGS???..???…???…Well, I’M GREEDY, folks!!!  I snatched-up THREE (3)…QUICKLY!!!  😉  And “SHE”…???…???…???…gives GREAT hugs!!!  You know… the TIGHT squeeze while softly patting you on the upper back, kind-of-GREAT!!!  I GOT CHILLS…WITH EACH HUG, folks!!!  And YES… “THEY’RE [STILL] MULTIPLYIN’!!!

Our similarities were numerous and uncanny.  From child-to-adulthood experiences, familial relationships, interests, thoughts, desires, etc., etc., etc.  What a GREAT example of Christian living.  Giving the BEST of herself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!  Loving Jesus, accepting God’s FREE gift of Eternal Life, and SEEKING FORGIVENESS along the way while continually drawing nearer and nearer to Christ as she goes…merrily along!!!  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

HAPPY WEEKEND!!!  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.

 

 

 

 

WHO YA GONNA CALL???!!!???!!!???!!!

“RAT”-BUSTERS!!!  BAM!!!  I simply canNOT stop singing that catchy tune, “GHOSTBUSTERS” from the Bill Murray film, first released in 1984.  I love it, Love It, LOVE IT, folks!!!  Now, “THIS”…is HYSTERICAL!!!  I invite you to come along on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  Ready???  SET!!!  AND OFF WE GO…(into “Silly Jilly’s” blue yonder.  Tah, ta-da, ta-da-ta-da…)  :/  Yep, another song…SORRY.  :/  :/

You will NOT believe this, folks!!!  I came across an amazing man running for Congress as I journeyed through my FB feeds yesterday.  BAM!!!  BRIAN MAST…http://www.mastforcongress.com/  PLEASE…check him out, folks.  I just feel the need to give a quick shout-out:  “GO TEAM MAST!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

So, I saw this post on FB regarding Brian Mast’s endorsement of Donald Trump for President.  The post recommended calling an EXTERMINATOR (TRUMP) to get rid of the “RATS” in Washington D.C.!!!  I am STILL chuckling…RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT…as I keep humming/singing that catchy tune from “GHOSTBUSTERS” following my “CRAZY” rendition of asking the infamous question:  “WHO YA GONNA CALL???…???…???…???…”

BAM!!!  “RAT-BUSTERS” = THE EXTERMINATORS = “TEAM TRUMP”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And this reminds me of an earlier series of blog posts regarding our need to clean-up the White House, Senate, and House of Reps…SOMEWHERE…back there in the archives of this blog….  My heart is happy and my face is smiling as I proudly shout, chant, and cheer:  “GO TEAM TRUMP!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!”

It’s FRIDAY a.m., folks!!!  6/10/16.  Time to ready my”SELF” for work by donning those navy scrubs  with my flag-shirt in prep for work at the creek, MCNRC (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center) in St. Augustine, FL.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM BLUE!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

Have a blessed day, folks and remember:  “JESUS LOVES YOU.  AND YOU.  AND YOU, TOO!!!”

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.

 

 

CHILLAXIN’…

in the ALLEN ABODE…with AC as of Wed.  afternoon, 6/8/16!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Now, we have been without air conditioning since Friday afternoon, 6/3/16.  HERE IN FL!!!  :/  OUCH!!!  MGO(May God Offer [insight or understanding])!!!  I JUST thought of something, folks.  RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT…as I announce that our AC unit is FINALLY back in business!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

The VERY name of the heating and air conditioning company we have done business with since moving to St. Augustine, FL in 1995 is…???…???…???…”ALL AMERICAN AIR”!!! UH-HUH!!! WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  SHUT-UP, JILL!!!  I AM NOT KIDDING, folks!!!  Steve Chapman’s ALL AMERICAN AIR!!!  I, SIMPLY, canNOT make this STUFF up!!!  DO “YOU” SEE WHAT “I” SEE???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Jill Allen, owner and blogger at numberoneteam.net,  with posts regarding team building and “TEAM USA” has been a steady and faithful customer of Steve Chapman’s ALL AMERICAN AIR for 20+ years!!!  WAY before this life-long “STORY” and developing “MISSION” of numberoneteam.net was identified!!!  Now, “I”…AM BLOWN AWAY, folks”!!!

My love for GOD and this GREAT NATION, “TEAM USA,” have both grown tremendously over the years.   Since the death of my old “SELF” after that car accident back in November of 1986 which then allowed the re-birth of my new “SELF” as a VERY proud and VERY patriotic Christian American!!!

Yep, BOTH eyes are tearing up…AGAIN, folks!!!  “THESE”…???…???…???… are “HAPPY TEARS”!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS…for EVERYTHING(especially today’s “CHILL”-in-the-air)!!!  ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.  The GOOD.  The BAD.  And The UGLY!!!  😉  Conception-to-date.

GO TEAM [ALL AMERICAN AIR]!!!  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. 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: LINDA BRANDT GALA, CON’T

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The Pre-Production Red Carpet Gala for the movie, “Born Again…And Again” on 6/5/16 at Corazon Theater, St. Augustine, FL.

Just “ME” here (above photo)…stealing a RED-CARPET PHOTO OP with Linda M. Brandt before the gala gets into FULL-SWING!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  LET THE “PARTAY” BEGIN…  😉 

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ABOVE:  Linda M. Brand with her professional photographer, Mischele, of Mischele Miller Photography, St. Augustine, FL.

“OH, WHAT A NIGHT”!!!  ( The Four Seasons, 1963!!!).  I must admit I’m sounding pretty good singin’ that song to my“SELF” inside “JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!  I’ll bet you’re singing too, aren’t you???  😉

Sorry, but I did NOT receive clearance to take photos inside the gala, folks.  “IT,” however, WAS AMAZING!!!  (You’ll have to take my word for it!!!)  😉

The motion-picture film,“BORN AGAIN…AND AGAIN” will be COMING SOON, folks…TO A MOVIE THEATRE NEAR YOU, AND YOU, AND YOU, TOO!!!  (that includes ALL of “YOU-ALLS”!!!  AND  “ME” too-who is ALSO a “YOU” to somebody…out there…SOMEWHERE!!!)  :/ OH BOTHER (thinking about my Pooh Bear, Danielle)…the HEAT is REALLY getting to me, folks!!!  Yep, we’re STILL bakin’ in “THE ALLEN OVEN” down south here in beautiful St. Augustine, FL!!!

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 ALLEN OVEN

HERE WE GO, folks!!!  I started blogging about this “ISSUE” a few days ago, but could NOT focus my thoughts due to the rising and uncomfortable temperature in “THE ALLEN OVEN”!!!   Yep, our air conditioning went out on Fri. 6/3/16!!!  JUST as it is getting REAL hot and humid here in Northern FL!!!  It is now 8:58 pm, ET on Mon., 6/6/16!!!  STILL NO AC!!! 

It’s been rough here, folks.  Yesterday (Sunday) was particularly difficult as Danielle and I had that Pre-Production Gala to prepare ourselves for!!!  TALK ABOUT MISERABLE!!!  We were a complete wreck!!!  We both showered early and went straight to our neighbor’s home for make-up, hair, gown, nail, and then shoe application…IN THAT ORDER!!!  I think it would be safe to say that we were both a bit…???…???…???…“CRANKY”!!!  (Ssshhhhhh…Danielle was the crankiest)  BUT… WE MADE IT TO THE GALA ON TIME!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉

There has been NO oven or stove-top cooking in the “ALLEN OVEN”  since Friday in an effort to avoid an “ALLEN INFERNO”.  😉   The part needed to fix our air conditioner is expected to arrive Wed. or Thurs.  🙁  Aaahhhhhh!!!  WE’RE BAKING IN THE “ALLEN OVEN,” folks!!!  HA!!!  We, the ALLEN-STRIP STEAKS, will surely be “WELL-DONE” by then!!!  :/  wah, Wah, WAH!!!  SORRY.  🙁

SOOOoooooo…the AC breaks down on Friday, right???  RIGHT!!!  And then guess what???  Our big screen television in the living room blew a mercury bulb on Saturday afternoon!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!   Now I, JUST-THIS-MOMENT,  got struck with a GREAT piece of advice…RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD, folks!!!  OUCH!!!  :/  The advice???…???…???…

“QUIT CHUR COMPLAININ’, JILL!!!”  😉   

WHEN IT RAINS…IT POURS, “TORRENTIAL RAINS,” in-and-around the “ALLEN OVEN” where there bakes the “ALLEN-STRIP STEAKS”!!!  (Pppsssttt…I think the heat is gettin’ to me!!!)  😉  TIME TO COUNT MY BLESSINGS, 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.

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: HIGHLIGHTING LINDA M. BRANDT

I invite you to come along, folks, as I take another quick trip down memory lane for a  lead  into this very special “SPOTLIGHT NEWS” segment.  Please come… to review a blog post from 2/25/15.  And then come… with us as we explore how God is using LINDA M. BRANDT to…???…???…???…“HELP” people survive their journeys through “LIFE,” from “HERE”…to “THERE”.  COME…

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am so excited, folks.  MORE-SO than I was over a year ago when I first met Linda M. Brandt, a St. Augustine resident who is ALSO  a member of ABC, Anastasia Baptist Church here at the Island campus.   Blogger, author, artist, speaker, SURVIVOR, etc., Etc., ETC….with a SOON-TO-BE released film regarding her struggle to survive “LIFE,” titled “BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN”.  SHE IS AMAZING, folks.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

I first met Linda after a luncheon she held here at the The River House, St. Augustine,FL.  I happened to notice a post on Facebook regarding this specific luncheon…the very morning of the EXACT day it was being held!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I JUST HAD TO MEET HER.  I was scheduled to work at MCNRC that day, as well, BUT…”I JUST HAD TO MEET HER!!!”  :/

BOTTOM LINE:  I did meet with Linda M. Brandt for a short time that day after her luncheon at The River House.  I then blogged about our meeting in a post titled, “COFFEE WITH LINDA,” published 2/25/15.  (“COFFEE WITH LINDA” also happens to be the title of her blog that can be found on Facebook)

And on Sun., 6/5/16, I was honored to attend the following event:

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BAM!!!  This event was amazing!!!  Red Carpet photos.  Champagne.  Food.  Live entertainment.  Dancing.  Singing.  And a short video.  AMAZING EVENING!!!   It was, definitely, a night of glitz and glamour in St. Augustine-“WOOD”. (like Hollywood)  :/  Corny, I know!!!  Sorry.  Just ME…bein’ “ME”…AGAIN!!!  😉

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.