Daily Archives: September 26, 2016

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.