Monthly Archives: September 2016

TRUTH IS:

There are many, Many, MANY individuals losing their lives EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  Accidents, illnesses, weather, terror…whatever.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

QUESTION:  DID YOU KNOW THAT SATAN…???…???…???…IS EVERYWHERE???!!!???!!!???!!!  EVIL comes in ALL colors, shapes, and sizes.  ALL races, genders, religions, ages, etc.  Those folks seeking to act on or stir up hate, anger, or violence around this AMAZING world we live in are being influenced by the devil, folks.  The evil we face on a daily basis is NOT humanly.  It is NOT  people.  It is spiritual.  “IT”…???…???…???… is Satanic.

I have a FaceBook friend from India.  He and I are currently messaging back and forth about the latest killing of a black man by a police man (cop) here in America.  Hhhmmm…many, Many, MANY folks are being killed DAILY…here in America.  Blacks being killed by blacks.  Hhhmmm…we don’t hear about those killings, do we???  Or what about whites being killed by blacks?  How about whites killing whites???  We don’t hear about them either.  Why???  There are, DEFINITELY, more of those killings occurring EVERY SINGLE DAY here in AMERICA than of “BLACKS” being killed by “COPS”.  And I surely don’t think that blacks are the ONLY folks that get killed by cops performing their jobs…on the “EVIL” streets of AMERICA.   RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  “WHY” then, doesn’t our news media report about ALL of them???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

EVIL IS EVERYWHERE, folks.  Evil impacts EVERY facet of “LIFE”.  Evil is also in the dark-seeded desires of our news media seeking to influence and sway opinions around the world according to their own selfish and greedy agendas.  “THIS”…???…???…???…is “LIFE”.  Be cautious of the forces you allow to influence your thoughts, words, and actions.

IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE, folks!!!  Survival is “DIFFICULT” and NOT guaranteed.  So, tell me…???…???…???…  Who, predominantly, is ruler of your heart, dictator of your words, and director of your actions???  God or Satan???  Do you even know???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

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.

 

RECEIVING FAITH

BAM!!!  GOD IS MY PROVIDER !!!  He is the giver of FAITH.  And I am learning to be a “RECEIVER” of FAITH,  folks.  Thank-you, Jesus.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I am chuckling so, So, SO HARD!!!  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Inside my-own-“SELF’s” mind here in Jill-ville.  Yep, I am picturing my“SELF” as a “FAITH”ball player making an “EXTREME” catch of the “FAITH”ball being launched into the playing field of “LIFE” by our quarterback of ALL quarterbacks, GOD.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! (And the crowd roars…as Jill Allen jumps and soars into the air, making a “DIFFICULT” reception of the “FAITH”ball, pulling it in and cupping it nicely with both arms to ensure completion of the “FAITH”ball catch)  😉  AND YES…this catch “WILL” lead to a TOUCHDOWN!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I canNOT explain the AMAZING timing for current difficulties facing our “TEAM BLUE” at MCNRC.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  BAM!!!  TEAM BLUE’s resistance to change occurred…IMMEDIATELY!!!  Resulting in a “HUGE” release of “INNER TURMOIL”.  COMING FROM ALL DIRECTIONS!!!  We were ALL thrown “OFF” balance by this new and recent change.  Yep, “TEAM BLUE” suffered an internal “BLOW” to begin this week and we ALL blew up…initially.  Hhhmmm…but the peace and calmness that followed as soon as the smoke and dust settled was…???…???…???…none-other than AMAZING.  “AMAZING GRACE.”  And “IT”(the peace and calmness) engulfed our ENTIRE “TEAM BLUE”…  IMMEDIATELY.  Reminding me once again, “GOD’S GOT THIS”!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS.

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.

 

EMBRACING LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES

BAM!!!  THANK YOU, my  beloved sister in Christ.  “I AM RIGHT WHERE I NEED TO BE.”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Have I ever mentioned that I am surrounded by some pretty GREAT teammates???!!!???!!!???!!!  HA!!! I sure have!!!  And I sure am!!!  Well, I ran into one such teammate just the other day, folks.  And something absolutely MAGICAL happened!!!  I feel another trip comin’ on, folks.  And I invite you to come along “WITH” me.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  BUCKLE- UP.  We’re heading on in to “Jill-ville”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

BAM!!!  Yep, I ran into a “FRIEND” I haven’t seen in awhile after Sunday morning’s church service.  We immediately hugged (Pppsssttt…she’s a hugger too!!!) and began “catching-up”.  Upon discussing my current issues, she hit me SQUARELY between BOTH eyes with ONE simple question!!! OUCH!!!  It hit me hard enough to knock me off guard, however, the response that came out of “SOMEWHERE” deep within me …???…???…???…ABSOLUTELY moved mountains…in “Jill-ville”.  BAM!!!  “I AM RIGHT WHERE I NEED TO BE.”  WOW.  “I GET IT,” my friend.  Better today than yesterday, but not nearly as good as tomorrow.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

Chaplain (MAJOR) Pete Keough even said “IT” during the very service I was just leaving AFTER hearing “IT” for the SECOND time in 2 days!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “IT”…???…???…???…did NOT sink in right away, but evidence of it’s impact was apparent in the very words I spoke to my “FRIEND”/teammate, “I AM RIGHT WHERE I NEED TO BE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

So, what did Pete say, you might be wondering…???…???…???…  Now, I find this to be “AMAZING,” folks.  He made a simple statement.  I’ve  heard “IT” before and/or read “IT”…SOMEWHERE.  I am ABSOLUTELY certain I already KNEW “IT”.  BUT…I didn’t “REALLY” know “IT” until AFTER hearing Pete say “IT” his way.  In his manner.  And then having a special friend asking  a simple QUESTION to ignite my realization of “IT”.  So without further a-say , here “IT” is, folks:

*”SOMETIMES GOD NEEDS TO DISRUPT OUR FAITH.” (I even put a star by this statement he made as I scribbled “IT” in my bulletin, thus the reasoning behind adding the star prior to the statement typed above.)  😉

I GET IT,” folks!!!  The daily DIFFICULTIES, or disruptions, we face are meant to throw us off a bit…WHILE allowing us to “SHINE” God’s light.  EMBRACE DIFFICULTIES AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW IN CHRISTI GET IT!!!  I GET IT!!!  I GET IT!!!  Better today than yesterday(LITERALLY), but not nearly as good as tomorrow.  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.

PUTTING ON MY ADOLESCENT CHRISTIAN PANTS…

and walking in FAITH!!!  BAM!!!  I have so, So, SO many things and teammates to be thankful for on this Marvelous and Happy Monday that the Lord has made.  AND YES!!!  I WILL be HAPPY and RE-jOICE in them.  Thank-you, Jesus!!!

First of all, I need to thank my E.R LifeGroup members(teammates) for saying those specific words I needed to hear this weekend.  And…I also need to thank my MCNRC co-workers(teammates) for sticking “TOGETHER” and nonchalantly reminding me about…???…???…???…“TISSUES FOR ISSUES”!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I had COMPLETELY forgotten about that original, “CRAZY,” support group idea to “HELP” get us through daily difficulties….WITHOUT injuring other teammates along the way as a means of subconsciously releasing “INNER TURMOIL”.  BAM!!!

I am just now realizing that the past few “DIFFICULT” weeks have actually been “GROWING PAINS”…required to “HELP” guide each of us along our separate “JOURNEYS”.  SEPARATELY, yet still bound TOGETHER,” as we each keep moving along the paths we choose.  Hhhmmm… IT’S ALL GOOD, folks.  GOD’S GOT THIS!!!  HE  IS IN SOVEREIGN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING!!!  HALLELUIAH!!!!  AMEN.

So,I awoke this morning…???…???…???…FOCUSED (on Jesus)!!!  And it took awhile, but…I FINALLY said to mySELF: “SELF…JUST DO IT!!!”  (AFTER saying to mySELF:  “SELF, I WONDER WHAT “THAT” CAN ALL BE ABOUT– 🙂  R.I.P., Frank.  Now, “THAT” takes me back to fond memories in the archives of this blog…way back there…SOMEWHERE.  Sorry for the distraction, folks)

I woke up this morning thinking, Thinking, and MORE THINKING. I read the bible and devotional “STUFF” and then decided to “JUST DO IT!!!” (GO TEAM NIKE’!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)  YES!!!  I JUST DID IT!!!  I got back into my exercise routine…TODAY!!!  TOMORROW…???…???…???…will take care of it“SELF”!!!  I’m not even gonna think or worry about it!!!  PERIOD!!! (I HOPE)  😉

And “KUDOS”…to my AMAZING CO-WORKERS!!!   LET’S JUST DO IT!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The support group, “TISSUES FOR ISSUES” is NOW IN-SESSION!!!  Every minute of EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! (Pppsssttt…I simply canNOT wait to share this “GOOD NEWS” with co-workers/teammates…TODAY!!!  “GROUP IS NOW IN-SESSION!!!”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

IT’S TIME, folks!!! I’m ready to put on my Adolescent Christian Pants!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And do the “FAITH” walk.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  IT’S 10:44 am!!!  How did it get to be so late???!!!???!!!???!!!  Guess I better hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and GET MY”SELF”TO WORK!!!  BYE!!!

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.

LIFE ON MISSION…

FOR GOD.  BAM!!!  ANOTHER very, Very, VERY POWERFUL weekend at the island campus of ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) here in St. Augustine, FL as we continue with a focus on “MISSIONS”.  Please come along, folks, and I will share some highlights.  Come with.  “C-O-M-E”…???…???…???…

Chris and I attended the Saturday evening service as usual. Chaplain (Major) Peter E. “Pete” Keough  delivered such a powerful message that I attended the service AGAIN earlier this morning, Sun. 9/25/15, AFTER our Early Risers Lifegroup.  BAM!!!  It “IS”…???…???…???…safe to assume that I LOVED THE MESSAGE!!!  BOTH TIMES!!! (Pppsssttt…I got chills this morning.  And yes, they were multiplyin’!!!  But…I did  NOT lose control, folks!!!  😉  Yep, I’m singing the tune, “You’re The One That I Want,” from Grease inside Jill-ville.  AND soundin’ pretty good, too!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

I was so, So, SO blown away by the simplicity of the message Pete shared about …???…???…???…”FAITH”.  My faith.  Your faith. Our faith.  His.  Hers.  And theirs, too!!!  BAM!!!  “GOD IS THE GIVER OF FAITH.”  He gives it freely, folks.  Now, “THAT” is so very, Very, VERY simple that I have NOT been quite able to “GET IT” until Pete said it his way in his manner…TODAY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I GET IT!!!  I GET IT!!!  I GET IT!!! @ numberoneteam.net.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   I  G-E-T  I-T!!!  BETTER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY…BUT NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS TOMORROW!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My “FAITH” has been teetering, folks.  Some days I wanna ROAR like a lion with sheer confidence.  Other days I have doubts regarding “MY” abilities.  OUCH!!!  Well, Pete sure socked me SQUARELY between both eyes with his fun-loving manner of indicating that it is NOT about “ME” and “MY” FAITH.  OUCH!!!  NOPE, IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT “ME,” folks.  :/  It’s about GOD and “HIS” FAITH.  GOD…???…???…???…IS THE GIVER OF IT.  It is “HIS” faith that He gives to “US”.  BAM!!!  SO, TAKE IT…OR LEAVE IT!!!  Now, perhaps I added my own little twist to Pete’s intended meaning, but “THAT”…???…???…???… was “MY” TAKE-AWAY…TODAY!!!

Pete also stated:  “WE ARE SAVED THROUGH GRACE BY FAITH.”  Do you BELIEVE???  Hhhmmm…we were then reminded that the manner in which we live “LIFE” fully reveals the answer to that question for ALL.  So, just LIVE like you BELIEVE “IT”.  And “IT” WILL BE…

 ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL.  NOT YOURS.  😉

“YOU” are “AMAZING,” Chaplain Pete.  BECAUSE HE LIVES IN YOU.  Thanks so much for “HELPING” this little light of mine to shine a bit brighter in Jill-ville!!!  😉  Carry on… 

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.   

 

 

SENTENCED TO “LIFE”…

in the jail-cell (Jill-cell) of my mind, A.K.A., “Jill-ville”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, I’m a thinker, folks.  Always thinking, analyzing, internalizing, judging, and praying.  Just, “STOP,”…in the name of LOVE/GOD, Jill!!!  LET GO of the difficulties…and give them ALL to God.  “WHAT”…did I just say???!!!???!!!???!!! “Let go of the difficulties…”???   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I often hear my“SELF” recommending that to fellow teammates, however I just realized that I am NOT even able to “LET GO” of life’s difficulties my“SELF”!!!  OUCH!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!

“LET IT GO.  LET IT GO….”  BAM!!!  THE DISNEY TUNE!!!  And now I canNOT stop singing that AMAZING song to my“SELF” inside my-own-“SELF’S” mind, folks!!!  I SIMPLY LOVE IT!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  And…???…???…???…I’m sounding pretty good, too…in “JILL’S WORLD”.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Just sayin’.  😉  Sorry.  :/ 

Oh yeah, I ALWAYS escape to some-sort of different world inside my own mind, folks.  Seeking to make sense of nonsensical  situations.  Desperately seeking to survive “LIFE”.   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I  now realize that the place I have ALWAYS escaped to inside my own mind since childhood has unintentionally become my very own jail-cell, or “Jill-cell”.  WOW.  Now, that is pretty powerful, folks!!!  And…???…???…???…that realization just hurt REALLY bad as it struck me right up-side my head!!!  OUCH!!!  AND RIGHT BETWEEN BOTH EYES!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

I think I might need to revisit Beth Moore’s bible study, folks.  It’s almost  “CRAZY” how new, yet similar chains bind me up at or about the same time I’m celebrating short-lived victories of “BREAKING FREE” from old ones.  OUCH!!!  The game NEVER ends.  So please…”get your head in the game”!!! (BAM!!!  And that is BOTH a line AND a tune from H.S. Musical, folks.  The movie/musical that also inspired development of this blog.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!) 

Just keep following Jesus, folks.  Now, let’s “PLAY BALL”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND…???…???…???… let us play like a [girl]Christian.  😉  A WINNER!!!  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.

(Pppsssttt…PLEASE accept my apology.  I just re-read this post and noted the distractions interrupting my thoughts!!!  I even “cut” a few from the final version!!!  Boy, I was sure ALL over the place, wasn’t I???…???…???…to “Jilligan” and back..AGAIN!!!)  😉

 

 

 

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

OUCH!!!  “I”…???…???…???…am a literal thinker, folks.  Literal speaker.  And doer.  I do NOT like to mess around.  “IT IS WHAT IT IS.”  Just deal with “IT” by fixing “IT” and then move forward.  If you do NOT feel moved to “FIX IT”…???…???…???…then PLEASE do NOT complain about it!!!  END OF STORY!!!  Just “QUIT ‘CHUR COMPLAININ'”!!!  😉

Folks, I have been struggling recently.  Struggling AND seeking affirmation to support my vengeful position(s).  :/  I ADMIT IT!!!  But there is NO affirmation for my recent sinful behaviors.  NONE!!!  “I”…???…???…???…am  a SINNER, folks.  The GOOD NEWS…???…???…???…Jesus loves me ANYWAY!!!  And God forgives me EVERYDAY.

The “LIGHT” just clicked “ON” in Jill-ville, folks.  “I GET IT!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I GET IT, I GET IT, I GET IT!!!  BETTER today than yesterday, but NOT nearly as good as tomorrow.  I simply love, Love, LOVE how I keep on re-learning old biblical lessons with an added “TWIST”!!!  AGAIN…this bible “STUFF”…???…???…???…NEVER GETS OLD, folks!!! 

I’m embarrassed to admit my literal way of flighty thinking, but I once heard that embarrassment adds a touch of spice to one’s character.  Hhhmmm…Yeah… “CHARACTER”!!!  I like that.  My embarrassment of my“SELF” = “CHARACTER”!!!  So, buckle up, folks!!!  We’re heading on in to Jill-ville…with “CHARACTER”!!!  😉

I just blogged about how “THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING” and then “STANDING GUARD…” and garbing up, sista, both published 9/22/16!!!  With the FULL body armor of GOD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Oh yeah, “I”…???…???…???…was ready to duke-it-out with the devil, folks!!!  Garbing-up and standing firm surely suggests preparing to “FIGHT,” right???  RIGHT!!!  Or wrong…???…???…???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… 

BOY, the hairs stood up and the claws came out folks, as Satan provoked me to fight with humanly words against the teammate I sought-out to “THANK” for supporting me in battle, yet found my“SELF” re-entering the same battle AGAINST my supporter to support my original attacker, thereby negating any “GOOD” that had originally been intended.  PERIOD!!!  OUCH!!!  Yep,  I did NOT fight using the full body armor of God’s LOVE.  OUCH!!!  Negative is negative, folks.  Bad is bad.  PERIOD!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  KEEP THINGS POSITIVE, JILL…ALWAYS!!!  “JUST SAY NO TO SATAN!!!”    

HA!!!  “JUST SAY NO TO SATAN!!!”  Or, how about…???…???…???…“SATAN, BE GONE!!!”  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Sorry, I’m just chuckling over previous “FUN”…???…???…???…and “CRAZY” ideas about ridding Satan from Jill-ville (my mind)!!!  Ideas that have been shared way back there…SOMEWHERE…in the archives of this blog.  I do “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) you’ve read and enjoyed them along your travels with me.  😉  Hhhmmm…and so the “JOURNEY” continues, folks…with a smile on my face and in my heart.  🙂 

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 RIDE…???…???…???

OF A LIFETIME.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

BAM!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  I’m at sea level today…drifting peacefully in calm waters.  I was drowning just yesterday.  And “RIDING-THE-WAVE” during “MISSIONS WEEKEND, 2016″ at ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) a few days before that… ONLY to be thrown into the rocks and tossed around in rough, pounding waves at the height of my euphoria.  OUCH!!!   HOW…???…???…???…in the world does “THIS” keep happening!!!???!!!???!!!???

“THIS,” my friends, is “LIFE”.  With many, Many, MANY ups and downs, twists and turns…with horrifying loop-di-loops thrown in here-and-there, “ALLOWING” us to SHINE (God’s light)…???…???…???…or NOT!!!  OUCH!!!  I was given numerous opportunities to “SHINE” this past week, yet allowed my”SELF” to get “STUCK” in the “MUCK”…with Satan.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  🙁

I am so thankful God has placed some pretty AMAZING teammates in my DIRECT path to “HELP” me along this “JOURNEY” from “HERE” to “THERE”.   WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “PRAISE JESUS,” folks!!!  I am STILL moving forward in the “RIGHT” direction.  “STILL.”  At a TURTLE’s PACE!!!  SLOW…???…???…???…BUT  S-U-R-E!!!   DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  TODAY IS A NEW DAY…TO SHINE, folks.  Or NOT!!!  The choice is “YOURS”…to be influenced by God or Satan.  Please choose wisely!!!

Oh yeah,  I almost forgot to tell ya:  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.  (Pppsssttt…my “BEST”…???…???…??? has been pretty lousy lately!!!  But that’s okay…JESUS LOVES ME ANYWAY!!!  AND…TODAY IS A “NEW” DAY.  I  W-I-L-L  REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.)

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

Psalm 118:24

STANDING GUARD…

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THAT’S IT, JILL!!!  JUST GARB-UP, Sista!!!  PUT ON THAT FULL BODY ARMOR OF GOD AND STAND YOUR GROUND!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

BAM!!!  God is so very, Very, VERY GOOD, folks!!!  ALL THE TIME!!!  I sit here utterly AMAZED…AGAIN.  And so very, Very, VERY THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for such an AMAZING FATHER…who is loving, forgiving, and kind.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

I awoke early this a.m., licking my wounds from that “DIFFICULT” day I survived just yesterday.  Yep, I am “STILL” weary from fighting those battles in a human nature and relying on my“SELF” as opposed to fighting them spiritually and relying on God to fight them “FOR” me!!!  (Pppsssttt…I already know who wins in “THE END”…and…???…???…???…I’m gonna be on the WINNING TEAM!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I just thought of an ole’ jingle from the archives, folks.  “I’m a winner.  He’s a winner.  She’s a winner.  We’re ALL winners!!!  Wouldn’t you like to be a winner too???!!!???!!!???!!!  Be a Christian.  Be, be a Christian.”  Now, that goes beautifully to the Oscar-Meyer wiener tune)  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My day is being turned around…in the “RIGHT” direction, folks.  Thank-you, Jesus.  I am simply AMAZED how God has, purposefully, drawn me to Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 10:3-8 via the usual route I take from Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling” to its referenced biblical scripture reading.   It’s AMAZING, folks.  “AMAZING GRACE.”

BAM!!!  Now, “THIS” was…???…???…???… JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!!  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  I am certain I will stumble and fall over, And, Over, AND OVER…again, And Again, AND AGAIN, BUT…???…???…???…”Jesus [is ALWAYS] Calling,” folks.  I somehow seem to rise a bit stronger after each and every fall!!!  Thank-you, Jesus!!!  My love grows deeper.  “STILL”…

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.

 

THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING!!!

My head hurts, folks.  It feels…???…???…???… “HEAVY”.  Perhaps jam-packed FULL…???…???…???… OF unwanted “STUFF”.  Chaos.  Anxiety.  Guilt.  Disappointment.  ALL negative “STUFF”!!!  Just breathe, Jill.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  In deep.  Out slow.  Just breathe…

I had a “DIFFICULT” day, folks.  A horrible.  Terrible.  No good.  VERY BAD DAY!!!  Oh no, please say it isn’t so.  My eyes even feel as though they will rupture, bursting  gooshy stuff from the inside-out!!!  Hhhmmm…I remember “THIS” feeling…kinda, folks!!!  The feeling of my swollen brain inside the confines of an “un-giving” skull.  I can remember the first realization of NOT feeling my swollen brain inside my skull while living in Daytona Beach, FL.  7-8 years post that horible car accident in 1986 that ended up “SAVING” me from my“SELF”!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.

So, I started this day, Wed., 09/21/16 scrambling to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-up and finish the previous blog post, “A BLESSED DAY AT WORK (MCNRC)” and racing to a 9:00 am meeting @ Home Again St. Johns.  All went well.  The blog post was positive.  The meeting went well.  And then BAM!!!  Things went from bad to worse to “WORSER-THAN-EVER”(at work)…for a LONG time now!!!  I was in a very, Very, VERY bad place…AND I NEVER did turn completely to God…seeking His HELP to guide me out of the darkness.  Hhhmmm… “WHY???”  I don’t know!!!  But, the day went increasingly down-HILL from the moment I punched in!!!  OUCH!!!

I have learned this day to be so very, Very, VERY thankful that God NEVER suffers from “Giver Fatigue”.  THANK-YOU, Jesus!!! (And thank-you, Paul.)  😉  That is such a Christ-like way of saying “IT”.  I only wish I had continued moving forward in the “RIGHT” direction rather than taking DOUBLE-STEPS backwards!!!  🙁

The day turned “CRAZIER” by the minute as I later thanked a teammate for having my back in a “DIFFICULT” situation ONLY for me to jump back in that same “DIFFICULT” situation on the opposite side in  support of my original attacker against my original supporter!!!  IN SUPPORT OF…???…???…???…the perceived “UNDERDOG”…who was my original attacker!!!  :/  HUH???  How-in-the-world do these things happen???  UGH!!!    :/  WELCOME TO “JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!  :/  :/

Yep, it’s been a “DIFFICULT” day in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  I will, however, REJOICE…???…???…???…and be glad in it.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉

It is now 9:31 pm on Wed., 9/21/16.  My head is STILL feeling very, Very, VERY heavy and hard to hold upright.  Time for me to just lie down here in the darkness and spend some alone-time with God, my heavenly-ROCK.  And guess what???  I am certain that tomorrow will be BETTER than today.   I ALWAYS know this to be true, especially when I’m having a bad day…TODAY!!! 

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.