Monthly Archives: August 2016

“BAGEL FACE….” (Hehehe)

Hhhmmm…”Hehehe” is meant to represent a chuckle, folks.  I AM  CHUCKLING!!!  HYSTERICALLY!!! “Hehehe.”  Now, I would like to invite you to come along as we take yet another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!    WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Are you ready???  Set???  Let us go, Go, GO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Okay, where to begin???  Hhhmmm…well, Nena ( my co-worker AND the rear-end of “Jina”–remember Jill + Nena = “JINA”.  😉  AND…”TEAM JINA is our name.  We’re so “HAPPY”.  EVERY day is just the same.  We go out there “HELPING” patients on their way!  THEY’RE GETTIN’ BETTER EVERY DAY!!!  We are TEAM JINA.”  BAM!!!  That little jingle fits perfectly to the tune of Frankie Valli’s, “Venus Is Her Name”.)  So anyways, Nena was on vacation last week and just returned to work yesterday, Mon, 8/29/16.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “TEAM JINA”…???…???…???…is back TOGETHER at the “CREEK,”  MCNRC!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

And…GUESS WHAT???  Another teammate, randomly, brought an assortment of bagels–LOTS OF BAGELS–to work and placed them on our “SHARING” table in the Rehab. documentation room for ALL to enjoy.  BAM!!!  RIGHT OFF THE BAT…we began referring to them as “JESUS BAGELS,” taken from the idea of  days-passed when we prepared and shared “JESUS MIX” in the Rehab. Dept.  (I think that’s been quite awhile ago.  I am certain there are blog posts regarding that “JESUS MIX” way back there…SOMEWHERE…in the archives of this blog.  S-O-M-E-W-H-E-R-E…)  😉

BACK ON TOPIC…so, I FINALLY decided to “DIVE” (head-first) into that big, Big, BIG bag of “JESUS BAGELS” (ASSORTED bagels…ALL mixed together) with my “GAME-FACE,” or my…???…???…???…  “BAGEL-FACE ON”!!!  We ALL chuckled a bit with the competitive statement about having my “BAGEL-FACE ON” to dive into that HUGE bag of “JESUS BAGELS” in search of  “T-H-E”  perfect bagel I was about to devour!!!  HA!!!  UNTIL…

I about choked on my very first first bite as Nena began singing, “Bagel Face” to the tune of “Baby Face…you’ve got the cutest little…” in her quirky, “CRAZY,” yet so, So, SO cute and funny bagel-baby-voice. ( I do NOT know how else to describe it, folks.)  And we ALL ROARED, HYSTERICALLY… 🙂  Aaahhh…“Welcome back to work, Nena.”  YOU…were missed, my friend!!!

Yep, it was sure a good, good Monday, folks.  As I recall that day while sitting here singing Chris Tomlin’s song, “Good Good Father” to my“SELF” inside my-own-“SELF’s” mind here in “CRAZY,” but sunny Jill-ville.  😉  

Have a blessed Tuesday, folks.  I must admit I look forward to what lies ahead as I am about to ready my“SELF” for work on this glorious day the Lord has made.  And “YES,”  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!  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.

 

Psalm 118:24

“MUTING OUR MUTTERINGS”

BAM!!!  Thank you, Pastor Mason!!!  I love it, Love It, LOVE IT!!!  “MUTING OUR MUTTERINGS”…???…???…???…is so, So, SO much “NICER” than my usual…???…???…???…“QUIT ‘CHUR COMPLAININ’!!!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

Okay, folks.  I “GET IT”!!!  So, Pastor Mason delivered the message at church this past weekend.  And “YOU…???…???…???…will NOT believe it!!!  Yep, “HE”… was speaking DIRECTLY to “ME”(among others)!!!  “I”…am NOT kidding, folks!!!

The sermon was titled, none other than:  “MUTING OUR MUTTERINGS”.  A GODLY way of suggesting that we tame-down our complaints!!!  BAM!!!  Thank you, Pastor Mason!!!  Oh, I feel certain he was speaking directly to “ME”!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“MUTING OUR MUTTERINGS” is such a nice, loving, or “GODLY” way to suggest that we refrain from complaining.  My usual manner of angrily stating: “QUIT ‘CHUR COMPLAININ!!!” is almost…???…???…???…”EVIL”.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  And “THAT”…???…???…???…makes me…”ONE OF  T-H-E-M”!!!  Oh no!!!  Please… “SAY IT ISN’T SO”!!! (Yep, I’m singing Hall & Oates, “Say It Isn’t So”  released 10/29/83 to my“SELF” inside my-own-SELF’S mind, “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  And soundin’ pretty good, too!!!  Just sayin’.)  😉

Bullet points from the sermon include “FACTS”(MY word-choice), such as:
1.) Complainers are contagious;
2.) Complainers target authority;
3.) Complainers are NEVER satisfied; and
4.) Complainers ignore discipline.

BAM!!!  You hit THAT nail “RIGHT” on its head, Pastor Mason!!!  With His words, DIRECTLY from the bible.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  I mean, “AMEN and A-M-E-N”!!!  😉  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉

Oh, and “THEN”…???…???…???…Pastor Mason also made a couple recommendations for muting our murmurings, such as:
1.)  revering the anger of God.  And…
2.) reviving the rod of Aaron.  Amen and AMEN. (DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)  😉  😉

I do NOT want to be one of “THEM,” Pastor Mason, by my complaining ABOUT “THEM” (the complainers!!!)  Heavenly Father, please give me the strength needed to “MUTE [MY] MUTTERINGS”.  Thank-you, Jesus.

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.

 

Numbers 11: 11-17

A NEW DAY…

in “JILL’S WORLD”.  WOW!!!  I am AMAZED to look back over the past few years since being struck with this blogging notion of team building via the internet. (Thank you, Ms. Pamela Masters)  Hhhmmm…WHO KNEW…???…???…???  GOD KNEW!!!

Now, “THIS” post…???…???…???…will take us on a very, Very, VERY heart-felt trip to “JILL’S WORLD,” folks. I invite you to join me as I, once again, revisit “Memory Lane” in “Jill-ville”.  Ready???  READY!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I am suddenly reminded of my husband’s little red button-thingy on his desk that says…“THAT WAS EASY”….EVERY time its pushed!!!  BAM!!!  I do NOT have the button with me Right Here, RIGHT NOW, but my mind KEEPS mashing that silly button and saying it over, And Over, AND OVER…again, And Again, AND AGAIN!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “THAT WAS EASY!!!”

I SIMPLY canNOT believe it, folks.  My life has continued forward in such a hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO mode that I am NOT quite sure how to explain it.  Hhhmmm…it’s almost kinda “CRAZY,” but this “hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO mode that I’ve been blindly traveling has been moving forward in such slow, Slow, SLOW motion!!!  :/  FOR YEARS NOW!!!  (Pppsssttt…”TURTLE SLOW”!!!)  😉

I am certain previous blog posts discuss the comings and goings of ideas for numberoneteam.net that I have actively pursued for the past three years…while continuing to blog about daily “LIFE”.  Possible ideas for expansion were discussed at meetings with ABC church staff, with co-workers and superiors, with community groups, professional groups, political groups, etc. ALL…while “DRIVING MISS JILLY” (a previous blog post)…???…???…???…CRAZY!!!  :/

It’s almost FUNNY how I ALWAYS knew back in those initial meetings with Pastor Walter that I wanted to “HELP” people…???…???…???…who were, quote…“OUT THERE…SOMEWHERE”.  Not a specific church-based group of people to “HELP,” yet a group of people somehow connected “WITH” the church.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I remember getting my“SELF” involved with groups out in the community that nearly gobbled me-up WHOLE!!!  BUT…they ended up pushing me RIGHT back home with an inner awareness that I somehow needed to be connected with ABC(Anastasia Baptist Church) in an effort to:  “Unite individuals through spiritual and motivational team building in a manner that encourages P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

So the past month has been a whirlwind of my falling into the “RIGHT” situations at the “RIGHT” times.  From special trips over to ABC during the weekend of that “TOGETHER 2016” event in Washington D.C. and meeting folks associated with Early Risers  LifeGroup… to my “NEW” position as Director of the HomeAgain of St. John’s OUTREACH project that develops “Trust Packs” for our area homeless “TEAMMATES”.  BAM!!!  “P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People”.  Touching the lives of those who are…???…???…???…”OUT THERE…SOMEWHERE”…in need of “HELP,” A.K.A.: meeting Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Now,  “THIS”…???…???…???…is simply AMAZING, folks!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!!  AMEN.

Here, I have been searching and searching…OUT THERE…SOMEWHERE…for “SOMETHING” which I now KNOW to be “ER” (Early Risers), a one-year-old LifeGroup at ABC with an established Outreach project for HomeAgain.  I, SIMPLY, canNOT make this stuff up, folks.  God’s timing is always…???…???…???…”PERFECT”.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  AMEN.

The previous Directors (a husband/wife team) have stepped-down secondary to increased work, family, health, and “LIFE” responsibilities/obligations.  Now, this couple is AMAZING, folks.  The Outreach program is already up and running…SUCCESSFULLY!!!  Which speaks to their TREMENDOUS leadership in the developmental stages of this Outreach project!!!  I will simply be stepping into an established “Team building” opportunity.  WITH…offers from “ER” teammates to “HELP” out as needed.  NOW…???…???…???…”THAT WAS EASY!!!”  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  AMEN.

AND…???…???…???…I have been so painfully UP-FRONT with this entire group about my “flightiness” and “craziness,”  YET…they have accepted me “AS-IS”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AGAIN…I simply canNOT make this stuff up, folks.  “LIFE” is so, So, SO AMAZING if and when you are:  “Holding God’s Hand” (a previous blog post dated 8/5/16).

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.

GO TEAM MARCO RUBIO!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I met him!  I Met Him!!  I MET HIM!!!  And YES…I’M VOTING MARCO RUBIO FOR FL STATE SENATOR!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

BAM!!!

marco rubio

AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

What an AMAZING event!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And guess what???!!!???!!!???!!!  Marco said he DOES wear t-shirts…ON THE WEEKENDS!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO- WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…Marco, please, Please, PLEASE…send me a photo of you wearing the t-shirt and I’ll blog about it!!!)  😉

GO TEAM MARCO RUBIO!!!  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!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

MARCO RUBIO FOR SENATE!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I WILL be attending a “GET OUT THE VOTE” event for Marco Rubio tomorrow morning, Sat., 08/27/2016, here in St. Augustine, FL!!!  BAM!!!  I am so, So, SO excited!!!  He (Marco Rubio)… will be there too!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  🙂

I plan on giving him a “TEAM USA” t-shirt.  I sure “HOPE” he wears it!!!  :/  ( I know.  I know.    He doesn’t quite “look” like a t-shirt wearin’ kind-of-man, does he???)  :/  :/  IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS!!!  😉

tshirt

GO TEAM MARCO RUBIO!!!  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!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

“TRIPPING” UP AND OUT…

in “Jill-ville”!!!  OUCH!!!  :/   OOPSE, I…???…???…???…DID “IT” AGAIN, folks!!!  :/  :/  So, how do I explain  this???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Well…okay:  “IT” may = messed-up, or…???…???…???…perhaps “IT” = sinned…AGAIN!!!  THERE GOES:  “TRIPPING UP AND OUT”…in “Jill-ville”!!!  HA!!!  SOOOooo… I’d like to invite you to join me on another “TRIP” to “JILL’S WORLD”.  Hhhmmm…  Yep, I went “THERE”…AGAIN, folks.  Won’t you please come???…???…???…  Come Along….  COME WITH…  😉

Okay, so I “TRIED” to sit down at a computer, yesterday, to complete some documentation amidst a rather small group of…???…???…???…“COMPLAINERS” who were doin’ their thing…“COMPLAINING”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “JUST SAY NO TO SATAN, JILL!!!”  OUCH!!!  DOG-ON-IT!!!  I’M WEAK, folks!!!

I ONLY survived a few seconds of my teammates’ complaining prior to inserting my 2 cents…AGAIN!!!  OUCH!!!  And those 2 cents QUICKLY became 4 cents…launched “DIRECTLY” at the intended target(s)!!!  OOPSE!!!  I DID “IT” AGAIN!!!  And there were NO DOUBTS, folks…???…???…???…that loose change tossed into the air was DEFINITELY pocketed by the intended recipient(s). Forgive me, Father.  I must admit those cents were AGAIN “tossed” in Satanic-style…“ANGRILY”.  🙁

The “CRAZY” part of this story???  The tension was soon deflated by valued teammates tossing their 2 cents, each, of loose change up into the air…intended for “ME”!!!  BAM!!!  And “YES!!!”  I eventually pocketed ALL coins!!!  Hhhmmm… my heart is smiling as I TRULY believe we each gained some “cents” (sense) to “HELP” us move forward in the “RIGHT” direction…@ a turtle’s pace!!!  🙁  “SLOW…BUT SURE!!!”  😉  Hhhmmm…I sure do “HOPE” so… (Heaven Over-Powering Earth)  😉  😉 

I, somehow, feel compelled to end with:  “This is Jill Allen, here, ‘TRIPPING UP & OUT…’ in Jill-ville”!!!  😉  HAVE A BLESSED DAY, folks. (Thinkin’ ’bout “CHIK-FIL-A”…AGAIN!!!)

GO TEAM BLUE…@ 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.

SEEKING “YOU”…

in ALL that I do.  BAM!!!  Heavenly Father, I ask that You “DIRECT” the steps I take this day.  Today.  Tomorrow.  “ALWAYS & FOREVER.”  Amen.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

And…pray, Pray, PRAY…

I feel a sense of peace and calmness amidst the backdrop of my current uncertainty (“FEAR”) of “WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE”???  Hhhmmm…memories of my younger years and the faint sound of Barry Manilow’s song are flooding my brain in “JILL’S WORLD”…Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  Yep, my heart feels a slight “ache” from those years-gone-by, however, that big, Big, BIG smile, FRONT-AND-CENTER, is undeniable!!!  🙂  Now…

“WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE,” Father???  LEAD.  And I shall follow.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINKING and pray, Pray, PRAYING…”STILL”.  In “JILL’S WORLD”.  😉  HAVE A BLESSED DAY, 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.

 

 

TOO CLOSE TO FEEL…

His presence.  BAM!!!  God is with you, my friend.  ALWAYS & FOREVER.  AMEN.  I saw your FB post yesterday.  I felt your pain in the words I read.  The words in this blog post…???…???…???…are intended for “YOU,” my friend.

Please do NOT allow earthly teammates to “MAKE” or “BREAK” your sense of “SELF”.  YOU…???…???…???…are AMAZING!!!  BECAUSE…He lives in you.

Seek to impress Him.  NOT “them”.  The MORE you impress Him, the MORE you will “IMPRESS UPON” others!!!  BECAUSE…He lives in you.

He’s already within you.  He’s ALL around you.  He’s Everywhere.  ANY time.  ALL THE TIME.  Please nourish His presence.  And allow Him to grow-you-up “RIGHT” on the inside, thus shining His greatness OUT and THROUGH you… IN ALL DIRECTIONS!!!  BAM!!!  Now…

“YOU GO, GIRL!!!”  Get ‘chur boots on and start digging!!!  :/  That teeny-tiny gold-nugget of goodness is awaiting you…AT THE BOTTOM (of your “PLATE”-full-of…???…???…???”STUFF”)!!!  :/  :/  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉

Please allow yourself to embrace Jesus Christ and His endless supply of LOVE…for “YOU”!!!  Take that LOVE you already have and allow Him to grow it beyond endless boundaries.  In ALL directions.

“YOU ARE AMAZING,” my friend!!!  BECAUSE…He lives in you.

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.

“MARVELOUS” OR “MANIC”…???…???…???

MONDAY???!!!???!!!???!!!

Aaahhhhhh!!!  Yesterday’s “MARVELOUS MONDAY”…???…???…???…turned “CRAZY,” folks.  I am NOT kidding!!!  Please come….  Come….  COME “WITH”… as I invite you to join me on yet another trip.  Yep,  ANOTHER…”CRAZY” trip to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  Ready???  READY!!!

OKAY…so I raced through yesterday’s “MARVELOUS MONDAY” in hurry-up-mode at work, so that I would certainly make it to the church on time at 7:00 pm for bible study!!!  UGH!!!  :/  Oh, I hurried alright!!!  AND…made it to the church ~ 12 minutes late…OR-so-I-thought!!!  :/  :/

I even alerted the leader of bible study that I was on my way to church…LATE!!!  BAM!!!  Oh yeah, “I”… was on “TOP”-of-“IT”, folks!!!  I hurry, Hurry, HURRIED-UP and made it to the church a little “LATE”… ONLY TO DISCOVER (eventually) that I was “ACTUALLY”…???…???…???… a whole week EARLY!!!  :/  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  :/  :/

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  OH NO!!!  Please say it isn’t so!!! Now, “I” initially …???…???…???…”PANICKED,” folks!!!  I must have climbed up and down 3 floors of stairs 2 or 3 different times searching for the “NEW” location where our class had obviously been moved to!!!  :/  NO LUCK!!!  :/  :/

I FINALLY re-checked my e-mail to confirm the time/date and discovered I wasn’t “LATE” at ALL!!!  HA!!!  :/  I was an ENTIRE WEEK EARLY  :/  :/  OUCH!!!  And… I had ALREADY messaged our group’s leader to alert her of my “flightiness”!!!  OH BOTHER!!!(Thinkin’ about my Pooh Bear, Danielle)  🙁  Yep, I did “IT”…AGAIN!!!  I made a flighty “FOOL” of my“SELF”…A-G-A-I-N!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  🙁  🙁

My husband, Chris…???…???…???… was a HUGE “HELP”!!!  NOT!!!  :/   He simply chuckled as I recounted my flighty race UP/DOWN the stairs and through hallways at church in “CRAZY JILL”-style!!!  Searching for a class I was “LATE” for that doesn’t actually begin for another week yet!!!  OUCH!!!  :/  “AFTER”… alerting the leader I was on my way to class…“LATE,” a whole week EARLY!!!  Chris’ quirky facial expression said-it-“ALL,” folks:   “FLIGHTY JILL…???…???…???…STRIKES AGAIN!!!”  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH’!!!  :/  :/

On a “GOOD” note, however…???…???…???…it is now 8:58 am on this Terrific Tuesday, 8/23/16!!!  “I AM OVER IT!!!”  😉   And I now get to ready my“SELF” for a “J-O-B” that I actually love, Love, LOVE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  HAPPY, HAPPY TERRIFIC TUESDAY, folks!!!  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.

MARVELOUS MONDAY

BAM!!!  Psalm 118:24, NLT

“This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!  Now REJOICE…AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  NO MATTER WHAT!!!

I have NOT yet crawled OOB (out-of-bed) to ready my“SELF” for work on this fine Monday morning, BUT…I have already DECIDED…(Ooopse…a “DISTRACTION”…)  :/

“I have decided to follow Jesus.  No turning back,  No turning back!!!”  :/  :/  ( Just singin’ a little jingle to my“SELF” inside my-own-“SELF’S” mind, “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  And soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.)  😉

Now, back on track…”I have already decided”… to don my BOOTS, folks.  And I will try my BEST to maintain a grip on God’s hand as I dig through today’s “STUFF”!!!  Searching for the tiny gold-nugget of goodness that certainly awaits discovery at the VERY bottom of today’s “PILE”.  😉  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“GET ‘CHUR BOOTS ON,” folks!!!  Time to have some fun, Fun, FUN!!!  SHARIN’ THE LOVE (GOD)!!!  With Everybody.  EVERYWHERE!!!  IN EVERY SITUATION.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.  Please HELP me, 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.