Monthly Archives: October 2016

TOUCHDOWN!!!

(a continuation of the post, “RECEIVING FAITH,” published 9/28/16)

And the crowd ROARS as JILL ALLEN SCORES…racing in, between, and around defenders for a touchdown with the “FAITH” ball cupped gracefully “SNUG” between both arms.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I recently accepted a new work schedule, folks.  Yep, I now work Saturday-Wednesday.  WHEW!!!  Most therapists were a bit anxious with the news that our rehab. dept was required to be open 7 days/week.  The grumblings were predictable, however, this “PERFECT” solution to “MY” difficulties working in the high stress and confusion of many therapists and patients trying to work “TOGETHER” struck me…IMMEDIATELY…SQUARELY BETWEEN BOTH EYES!!!  OUCH!!! 

I jumped at the opportunity to work every single weekend in the peacefulness of a skeleton rehab. crew (namely my“SELF” + one occasional Physical Therapist or Speech Therapist as needed).  BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS.  I have followed this schedule x 3 weekends now, with a mild disruption in scheduling secondary to Hurricane Matthew.  🙁   And…???…???…???…I LOVE IT!!!  This new arrangement offers a perfect solution for the difficulties I encounter in, Hhhmmm…”CHAOTIC” conditions at work….with complainers!!!  “ME” included!!!  :/

BAM!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  So, today is only Monday, but it is REALLY my third day of working this week.  It’s my “HUMP-DAY”…on a Monday!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Well, its 9:30 am, folks.  Time to ready my“SELF” for work on this Marvelous Monday…“HUMP-DAY”.  😉 

“This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24

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.

MAKING TIME…

for Hurricane Matthew.  :/  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

UGH…we live here in Florida, folks.  Ain’t nobody got time for a hurricane!!!  We still have to work every day.  Cook, clean, shop, pay bills, etc., etc., etc…  There is NO time to stop living “LIFE” in order to overcome the devastating effects of a hurricane OR any type of tragedy.  PERIOD!!!

YOU JUST “HAVE” TO.  Somehow.  Some way.  You “HAVE” to find the time and energy needed to “OVERCOME” any and ALL “DIFFICULT” situations in order to “SURVIVE” them.  OR…???…???…???…NOT!!!  The choice is yours.

I go to bed EVERY single night very, Very, VERY over-tired and OVER-sore…ALL OVER!!!  Physically, mentally, and every other “ALLY” possible!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I’M A MESS, folks!!!  I admit it!!!  But “TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…WILL NEVER GIVE UP.  NO, NO, NO.  (I’m singing a Justin Bieber song inside my-own-self’s mind.  😉  And sounding pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

I MUST now ready my“SELF” for bed very, Very, VERY tired, sore and achy ALL over…AGAIN, folks!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.  The gold nuggets of “GOODNESS” are so, So, SO obvious amidst the chaos of our family’s current difficulties post Hurricane Matthew.  Our home may be destroyed, but our FAITH endures ALL.  WE  S-H-A-L-L  OVERCOME!!!  (With some much need prayers and “HELP” from our Christian warrior teammates!!!)  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.

 

 

 

LIFE GOES ON…

with OR withOUT you.  So pick your head up!  Fix your eyes on the prize ahead of you!!  Put a big, Big, BIG smile on your face!!!  🙂  AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“HURRICANE-SCHMURRICANE!!!”  Ain’t NObody got time for that!!!  “LIFE GOES ON,” folks.  “TIME”…???…???…???…KEEPS RIGHT ON-A-TICKIN’!!!  Just hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO…or get ‘churself left behind!!!  As the rest of the world keeps moving merrily along…???…???…???…“WITH”…???…???…???…OR “WITHOUT” YOU!!!  OUCH!!!

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE!!!  THE DIFFERENCE…???…???…???…is how we view our set of difficulties.  BAM!!!  The “VIEW” we hold…???…???…???…can “MAKE” or “BREAK” us.  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US!!!  PLEASE DIG DEEP in order to “VIEW” the GOLD nugget of “GOODNESS,” folks!!!  (Pppsssttt…It’ll be awaiting discovery at the VERY bottom of your plate of “STUFF”!!!)   😉

Hurricane Matthew …“WHEW”!!!  WE SURVIVED!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And we are growing stronger by the day!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Let me see if I can give a quick over-view of the past week, since evacuating Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, FL on 10/6/16 for Hurricane Matthew.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The ENTIRE FAM, Chris, me, 2 kids and 2 dogs evacuated to my place of employment, MCNRC, which is also a Hurricane “SHELTER”.  The “GOOD” news???  TEAM ALLEN survived Hurricane Matthew.  The “BAD” news???  The Allen home did NOT.  🙁  We have stayed in 2 separate hotels prior to finding this current vacation home rental we now call our temporary “HOME,” bringing us to a total of FOUR (4) different living/sleeping quarters in 6 days!!!  YIKES!!!  :/  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  :/  :/

Our home is expected to be fully renovated in 6 weeks, beginning this upcoming weekend.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Thank-you, Jesus!!!  And thank-you Chris, my earthly “ROCK,” for your loving and competent leadership of TEAM ALLEN through this very “DIFFICULT” experience.  (I know, I know…do NOT count your chickens yet, Jill!!!)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving…

Hurricane Matthew!!! OUCH!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  But… “ALL IS WELL…in JILL’S WORLD”.

Blog posts will slow considerably as TEAM ALLEN will remain somewhat Homeless while awaiting full demo and repairs of “THE ALLEN CASTLE”.  🙁  There are many, Many, MANY ideas running through my mind, Jill-ville, with red, white and blue Nike’ tennis shoes on.  (GO TEAM NIKE’!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!).  I am just far too tired to blog.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Please check back…

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

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People. (Pppsssttt…there’s sure ALOT of that going on.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  Along the southern East Coast.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

LEARNING TO WALK…

“THE WALK” with Jesus Christ.

Walk “GRACEFULLY,” Jill.  BAM!!!  And remember:  “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!”  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “WALK GRACEFULLY”…Hhhmmm…and “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!”  I get it!!!  I Get It!!!  I GET IT!!!  (I think).  :/  Yep, I am learning, SLOWLY, that it is often better to let your actions speak “FOR” you!!!  (Pppsssttt…as long as those actions are “LOVING”)  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

AND…I am ALSO learning that it’s OKAY if folks do NOT “GET” the “MESSAGE” you are sending via your actions OR your words!!!  JUST PLANT THOSE SEEDS…”LOVINGLY”.  And keep moving forward in your “WALK-of-FAITH” with Jesus Christ, GRACEFULLY.  With your head UP and your eyes AHEAD… focused on the prize!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!  AMEN.

Folks, there is often “NO NEED FOR WORDS”.  I have tried the INDIRECT approach in speaking with teammates regarding points intended specific FOR them.  Most teammates, however , do NOT interpret spoken words as applicable to themselves.  Yet…???…???…???.. they can ALWAYS identify “WHO” those words DO apply to!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

And the DIRECT approach …???…???…???…is RARELY, IF EVER, appreciated.  You can NOT make a blind person “SEE,” folks.  “HELP ME, FATHER”…to keep my mouth closed and let my actions speak volumes for me.  “JUST PLANT THOSE SEEDS(gingerly)!!!  AND KEEP WALKING…”.  GRACEFULLY.

 NO, “SPOKEN” WORDS NECESSARY!!!  OUCH!!!  I am “STILL” learning, folks…at a “TURTLE-SLOW-PACE”!!!  I recently spoke words when I should have kept my mouth shut!!!  Yep, I jumped RIGHT in the middle of a conversation/altercation …HEAD FIRST…with my humanly weapon  (my sharp tongue) loaded with daggers!!!  In support of the perceived “UNDERDOG”.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

NO NEED FOR WORDS, JILL!!!  GOD’S GOT THIS!!!  Just pray, Pray, PRAY…and keep walking forward in FAITH.  “GRACEFULLY”. (Pppsssttt…it is HARD for me to WALK “GRACEFULLY”  at age 51+ while wearing  my infant spiritual diaper FILLED with “STUFF” that GREATLY slows my pace as I try to crawl, Crawl, CRAWL…  :/  …along this “WALK-of-FAITH”…with Jesus Christ.  🙁

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.