Monthly Archives: February 2017

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

2.  You shall not make idols.

3.  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4.  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

5.  Honor your father and your mother.

6.  You shall not murder.

7.  You shall not commit adultery.

8.  You shall not steal.

9.  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10.  You shall not covet.

“FAKE CARPET NEWS?”-HAHA!!!

BAM!!!  I am STILL chuckling!!!  Oh, how I needed that, my friend!!!  Yep, I’m  S-T-I-L-L chuckling!!!  Now, “THIS” is cute, folks.  I invite you to join me on another “JOURNEY” on-in-to “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  READY???  OKAY!!!  (Yep, I’m starting “THIS” one off in cheer-leading style, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

READY???  OKAY!!!  😉  SOOOoooooo…”TEAM ALLEN”(along with others) has been on this long, Long, LONG…L-O-N-G  roller-coaster ride since Hurricane Matthew visited the East Coast back in early Oct., 2016.  WE ARE NAUSEOUS, folks!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  PLEASE…GET US  O-F-F  THIS RIDE!!!   :/  :/  :/  :/   There have sure been many, Many, MANY ups, downs, twists, turns and HUGE loop-di-loops!!!  Ah, but “IT IS WELL”… 

SOOOoooooo…AFTER everything we’ve been through.  Everything.  EVERYTHING!!!  I was given the opportunity to “re-select” our carpet and flooring just yesterday, 2/14/17…AGAIN!!!  AFTER… just being informed that the carpet had already been “CUT” a week-or-so-ago!!!  HUH???  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  OH NO…PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

Forgive me, Father…for in my frustration I posted a sarcastic comment on FB about having to “re-select” carpet that had supposedly been “CUT” a week ago.  :/ OUCH!!!  HA!!!  I kid you NOT, folks… I awoke this morning to a HILARIOUS REPLY that has me “STILL” CHUCKLING here @ numberoneteam.net!!!  DOUBLE HAHA!!!!

My friend simply replied:  “FAKE CARPET NEWS?”…  as a tie-in to ALL the other “FAKE” news threatening to destroy America.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  Thanks Earl!!!  I needed that.  TRIPLE HAHAHA!!!  In fact…QUADRUPLE HAHAHAHA!!!

“IT IS WELL,” folks….  “IT IS WELL.”

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

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

And may God BLESS the whole-wide WORLD!!! (Pppsssttt…DISTRACTION AKERT!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT:  “HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

“STOP!!!  IN THE NAME OF LOVE,” or GOD!!!  (Aaahhhhhh!!!  ANOTHER SONG…reminding me of Jesus.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“I”…???…???…???…am a bit CONFLICTED, folks!!!  Jesus died for Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  Me, you, him, her, them…and even “THEM” too!!!  I am so  “PRO”- AMERICA that I canNOT STAND IT!!!  (in a good way)  😉  Yep, I LOVE AMERICA.  BUT…

I LOVE JESUS… “M-O-R-E”!!! 

SOOOoooooo, if Jesus’ blood covers the sins of ALL human beings, then noONE is better, or more important than ANYone.  WE ARE ALL LOVED.  AND WE CAN ALL BE FORGIVEN & SAVED…”IF” we so-choose to be.  GOD loves ALL His children.  ALL over the ENTIRE world.  REGARDLESS…of their past, present, and future actions, words, thoughts, feelings, or beliefs!!!  PERIOD.

I have been called, folks, @ numberonetem.net for “SPIRITUAL & MOTIVATIONAL TEAM BUILDING IN A MANNER THAT ENCOURAGES P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People … to SURVIVE “LIFE”.”  This “JOURNEY” has taken me EVERYWHERE…ALL over and back AGAIN.  Literally.  RIGHT BACK HERE AGAIN… in “JILL-igan”, that lone state identified in “JILL’S WORLD” (my mind).  😉  And my mind…???…???…???…keeps saying:  “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF”…WORLD-WIDE.  According to God.   So, what’s your mind sayin’???  According to whom or what???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  TIMES ARE TOUGH.  I try NOT to feel sorry for my“SELF” in terms of the difficulties that have come my way.  EACH one, however, has made me stronger.  THANK-YOU, JESUS. 

I asked questions to my“SELF”…inside my own-SELF’S– mind as a child…in wonder-ment re: God.  I even feared my actions, or sins, as an adolescent/young adult, but I ALWAYS fought on…seeking to survive LIFE “MY” way for MANY  years.  KEEP FIGHTING, JILL!!! NEVER GIVE UP!!!  No, no, no…” (DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You” song)  :/   

FINALLY gave in and began handing the reigns over to GOD to take control and alter my thoughts, opinions and feelings over these past 30 years.  BAM!!!  Making me STRONGER…than EVER before!!!  Easing the intense ANGER(evil, hate, Satan) I held onto for YEARS and replacing it with LOVE(GOD).  THANK-YOU, JESUS.

What I think I believe one day can be subtly questioned the next day…in the form of a “soft” question or thought that enters “JILL’S WORLD”…from SOMEWHERE…way-out-there…in “LEFT FIELD.”  I KID YOU…N-O-T!!!  It EVEN surprises my“SELF,” folks, when those strange occurrences happen.  I can now pause in sheer AMAZEMENT and just SMILE.  🙂  KNOWING:  “GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME”!!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA, folks!!!  I love, Love, LOVE this AMAZING country and the opportunities available to ALL.  Let God choose the battles we are to fight.  And then…???…???…???…allow Him to win those battles FOR us.  HIS way.  NOT ours.  (Pppsssttt…and remember:  we are who we are based on where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive this thing called “LIFE”.  And it is “MY” belief that we are each called “DIFFERENTLY”…”ACCORDINGLY”.  KNOWING:  “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.

 

LEV 19:18; MARK 12:31; GAL 5:14; JAS 2:8

 

 

SUPERBOWL 2017

THE BEST GAME…EVER!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Ya just canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

“TEAM ALLEN” viewed the game in our 5th and last “SETTLEMENT” ( a temporary location to STOP & DROP our “STUFF”) since being displaced by Hurricane Matthew, early Oct., 2016.  We will DEFINITELY remember “THIS” game…for the REST of our lives, folks!!!

Chris, Chase and I watched the game upstairs in this rental townhouse.  Danielle ONLY came upstairs to watch the end of the game due to the excitement she “SENSED” coming from above her bedroom ceiling (I guess the boys were a bit LOUD—jumping and screaming…  :/  “I,” on the other hand, sat quietly on the sofa sectional…THE ENTIRE GAME!!!)

My daughter, Danielle, shot AMAZING, “LIVE” video of the VERY last running play as White crossed the TD line for the VICTORY resulting in…”THE BEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I sure wish I could share that live video.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  My son Chase (see below pic) was sure one VERY HAPPY New England Patriots fan (as was my husband, Chris, AND the rest of “TEAM ALLEN,” as well!!!)

GO TEAM NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!!!  WELL DONE…

P.H.P., folks.  Players Helping Players…to launch:  “THE GREATEST COME-BACK IN NFL HISTORY!!!” 

“TEAM PATRIOTS” gave the BEST of themselves for “JUST” today…on “SUPERBOWL SUNDAY, 2017 for what MANY are calling:  “THE GREATEST GAME EVER”!!!

NE PATRIOTS = SUPERBOWL CHAMPS, 2017!!! 

“THANKS…FOR THE MEMORIES…”

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

    

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SB L1: “THE BEST GAME EVER!!!”

BAM!!!  “MAN”…???…???…???…canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  GOD CAN!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“THE GREATEST COMEBACK IN SUPERBOWL HISTORY!!!”  There are NO words to explain it, folks.  AMAZING.  ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

WELL DONE, PATRIOTS.  WELL DONE.

GO TEAM NE PATRIOTS!!!  SB L1 CHAMPS…TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  Patriots Helping Patriots.

MAKING HISTORY:  BEST COACH EVER!!!  BEST QB EVER!!!  “THE BEST GAME EVER!!!”

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

“THE DRESS”

“1” (ONE)…???…???…???…dress is ALL I’ve had  for casual-wear during my 2-days OFF from work EVERY week since last October, 2016!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “I”…???…???…???…am NOT kidding, folks!!!  “1” (ONE) DRESS…THAT’S IT!!!  And I wear that same, 1 dress on non-work days.  🙁  ALWAYS!!!  🙁  🙁

I will NEVER forget throwing together a few scrubs for work and even fewer clothes-clothes in my suit-case to evacuate the island for Hurricane Matthew.  Yep, “TEAM ALLEN” evacuated to my work-place, MCNRC, which ALSO serves as an area “SHELTER”.

We “THOUGHT” we’d be heading “RIGHT” back home in a couple days.  Like ALL previous evacuations for the last 20+ years.  HA!!!  Hurricane Matthew came by here in early October, 2016.  We are still in a rental home…4+ months later!!!

Many clothes are in boxes and bags…???…???…???… “SOMEWHERE”…out there in either this rental garage or back home in our garage.  Folks, I remember just grabbing clothes hanging in my closet and throwing them in the back of the van…still on hangers.  Trying to salvage ALL that I could from the ruins.  And those clothes…???…???…???…are STILL there, folks.  JUST piled in the back of my van!!!  :/  Along with other “STUFF” waiting to return “HOME”.  🙁

The neighborhood “JOKE”???…???…???…is how I ALWAYS wear that same 1 dress!!! During the initial demo. work at our house…I wore “THE DRESS”.  When stopping over to check on the reno. process…I wear “THE DRESS”.  For neighborhood holiday gatherings, 2016…I wore “THE DRESS,” etc.  I ALWAYS wear that same 1 (ONE) DRESS, now referred to as:  “THE DRESS” by ALL!!!  We’ve had some pretty good chuckles about “THE DRESS,” folks.  NO KIDDING!!!  :/  IT’S ALL I’VE GOT!!! FOR NOW…

Yep, I wear “THE DRESS” everywhere I go on my days OFF work.  And NAVY scrubs (“TEAM BLUE” @ MCNRC) 5 days of the work-week.  :/  UGH!!!  I’m just tired of this whole…???…???…???…”ADVENTURE” (as my husband would call it!!!)  :/  I’ve had enough adventuring for now, Babe.  Just “show me the way to go home.  I’m tired and I wanna go to bed”…

NAVY scrubs and/or…???…???…???…”THE DRESS” have comprised my ENTIRE wardrobe for the past 5+ months, folks.  I think I’ll treat my“SELF” to a new DRESS once we get settled back in our home-home.  😉

I must admit this current rental home (a townhouse) has fit our needs quite nicely.  It feels like “HOME,” in that we can relax and be comfortable here… living out of suitcases!!!  While “TEAM ALLEN” is STILL…??…???…???…”SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW!!!  :/

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

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“STOPPING…”

IN THE NAME OF LOVE (GOD).  BAM!!!   THANK-YOU, JESUS.

“LIFE”…???…???…???…has sure been “DIFFICULT” lately, folks!!!  And I am so learning and Re-Learning AND RE-LEARNING the POWER of “LOVE”…with EACH step I take while seeking to survive “IT” (LIFE).  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, “LIFE’S A ROLLER-COASTER,” allrighty!!!  And I’M HANGIN’ ON TIGHT.  WHEW!!!  I’ve sure made a number of “MIS”- steps here lately, folks.  Or “MIS”-takes.  Forgive me, Father.  I seem to KEEP getting my“SELF” tangled in Satan’s web-of-lies…within my-own-mind.  Somehow thinking “MY” way is the only “RIGHT” way.  OUCH!!!   🙁

I have found my”SELF” getting “ANGRY” in listening to differing points of view regarding different areas of chaos here in America.    Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“ANGER,” on 1 hand…???…???…???…is a tool used by Satan to encourage DEATH and DESTRUCTION.  “LOVE,” on the other hand…???…???…???…is utilized by God to encourage LIFE and personal GROWTH.  Oh, how EASILY I get tricked into entering Satan’s darkness of deceit. (NEGATIVITY, ANGER AND HATE)  🙁

These past few days, folks, have been eye-opening.  My anger has been brewing…And Brewing…AND BREWING…to the point of eruption…like an angry volcano.  Allowing that negativity to escape the confines of my own mind(JILL’S WORLD) like sharp-edged daggers being spewed in ALL directions via my wicked lips(words) and/or fingertips(texts).  OUCH!!!  :/ 

So, what have these recent experiences “RE”-TAUGHT me???   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Anger increases the negativity associated with any given situation.  PERIOD.  Redirecting negative thoughts with positive words to express the SAME idea may allow closed doors, or minds, to open.   IN BOTH DIRECTIONS!!!  😉  Thank-you, Jesus.

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

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”. 

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

1 SERVING OF HUMBLE PIE…

coming RIGHT up!!!  Served  BRIGHT and EARLY, 2/2/17!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“I’M SORRY” and “FORGIVE ME” were the only 2 phrases I scribbled onto the .47 cent friendship card I picked up at Walmart SuperCenter on my way to MCNRC (work) in an attempt to “RIGHT” a “WRONG”.  🙁 

Ya see, I “KNEW” that I crossed the line in delivering my unsolicited opinion regarding a teammate’s “DIFFICULT” situation at work Wed. afternoon.  “I”…???…???…???…am a sinner, folks!!!  🙁 

If you’ll re-call, my work-week now runs Sat. -Wed. Thursday is actually  my day OFF, but I just HAD to go in seeking to “RIGHT” the previous day’s “WRONG”.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! Thank-you, Jesus for prompting me to arise EARLY, shower, and head to work on my day OFF“SPECIAL,” to apologize to my “TEAM BLUE”-mate….for “JUDGING” her INSTEAD of seeking to “HELP” her survive a “DIFFICULT” situation.  (GRrrrrrr…I so, So, SO quickly forgot that “MY” way…???…???…???…is NOT the ONLY WAY…in the heat-of-that-discussion!!!)  OUCH!!!  Yep, I offered my 2 Cents about a non-work-related situation…which became 4 CENTS  before I was finished!!!  Even though she had NOT requested ANY “SENSE” from “ME”…AT ALL!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  OH NO…PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  :/  “SO!!!”   🙁 

It only took a few minutes to find her, though it seemed longer.  TEARS filled both eyes as I apologized… and she quickly and so graciously accepted.  “I’M PERI-MENOPAUSAL,” I offered in a wounded manner before finishing strong with, “AND I’M STICKIN’ TO IT!!!”   We both chuckled and hugged 2 or 3 times prior to my exiting the building.  WHEW!!!  I was then able to enjoy my day OFF work.  And I feel certain she was then able to enjoy her day, as well, but “ON” work.  😉

I LOVE YOU, SANDY “BRAZIL-AMERICA”!!!  😉     

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.