Monthly Archives: March 2017

“FILL ME UP”…

“to the top. Wo, don’t you stop til I’m over-flowing.  Love is the seed and, Babe, I need You to keep it growing stronger everyday.  Oh, no…  Don’t take me half the way.”…

I awoke this morning feeling very…???…???…???…”EMPTY,” folks.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT.”  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  “I”…???…???…???…have found my“SELF” getting too “CRAZY” busy, tied up in a lonely well of darkness, called “SELF-PITY”.  Unable to think happy thoughts or speak words of encouragement to ANYbody.  Even “MY” body!!!  🙁  Forgive me, Father.

After weeks of just “giving up,” I, FINALLY, picked up my daily devotion and bible this late a.m., searching for the Holy Spirit within me.  I have felt the separation, yet kept moving further and further away from God.  Into the darkness of depression.  🙁

“BACK OFF, SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Today’s daily devotion reminded me to thank God for His gift of the Holy Spirit within me.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  I have felt the separation that “I”  have allowed to occur between God and my“SELF” by letting Satan hold my hand through “TEAM ALLEN’S” recent difficulties and guide me deeper into the darkness…  OUCH!!! 🙁

GOD IS so, So, SO GOOD, folks!!!  🙂  My heart is smiling as I can literally “FEEL” my“SELF” being picked back up and placed firmly on BOTH FEET!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  “FILL ME UP. TO THE TOP!!!”  (Pppssssttt…and now I can’t quit singing Crystal Gayle’s old tune, “Half The Way,” to my“SELF” here inside “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  :/  And I’m soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.)

Time to ready my“SELF” for work, folks.  WHEW!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.  “THIS IS A NEW DAY,” folks!!!  And I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!

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.

 

2 Corinthians 5:5; Psalm 118:24

TO TELL THE TRUTH

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Mans’ TRUTH varies, folks.  Even in the EXACT same situation.  Because of different perspectives.  Different motivations.  Different goals.  Different “THIS”.  Different “THAT”.  :/

God’s TRUTH will NEVER change.  IN ANY SITUATION…although different people may be called by the Lord, Our God to react differently to the same situation…based on their current location in “LIFE” which is determined by where they have been and how they responded to situations while simply seeking to “SURVIVE LIFE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“DIFFERENT”…???…???…???…is NOT a bad thing, folks.  We are each “DIFFERENT” by DESIGN.  “YOUR” way may not be “MY” way.  His may not be hers.  Ours-theirs.  And “THAT’S OKAY,” folks.  May we continue, however,  to “HELP” each other along the way.  From “HERE” to “THERE”.  As directed by God.  NOT man.

“LIFE” is supposed to be “DIFFICULT” (I think).  The forces of Good vs. evil are ALWAYS at odds within our“SELVES”.  It is our unique reactions to difficulties faced that infer the hand we hold at any given moment along our “JOURNEYS” from “HERE” to “THERE”.  

I MUST admit that I have stumbled along my “JOURNEY” many times recently amid “TEAM ALLEN’S”  difficulties while seeking to “SURVIVE HURRICANE MATTHEW”…”STILL”!!!  Emotions have run from selfish sadness ->selfish anger-> confusion -> PEACE and understanding…in an unselfish manner.  With a DEEP desire for me to please God.  NOT my“SELF”. 

Yep, I have been on a roller-coaster ride of emotions over the past 5 days, folks.  This, unfortunately, consisted of inappropriate anger being spewed toward my husband, the leader of “TEAM ALLEN,” and “TEAM BLUE” mates at work.  OUCH!!!  🙁  FORGIVE ME, FATHER.

BAM!!!  “STOP [Jill!!!]  IN THE NAME OF LOVE!!!” (Pppsssttt…singin’ that ole’ 60’s song by the Supremes to my“SELF” inside my-own-“SELF’s” mind.  And soundin’ pretty good too.  Just sayin’.)  😉  I REFUSE to allow anger or negativity to spearhead my reaction(s) into definite chaos!!!

I found it AMAZING in being drawn to Psalm 37 this a.m., thanks to the daily devotion in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young.  And I, somehow, also felt “called” to read the ENTIRE Psalm… NOT just the referenced verses (23-24).  BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

David’s words in Psalm 37, verse 8, instruct us to:  “Stop being angry!  Turn from your rage!  Do not lose your temper–it only leads to harm.”  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I HAVE DECUDED TO FOLLOW JESUS,” folks.  The way He is leading “ME”.  NO TURNING BACK.  NO TURNING BACK.  😉  Yep, I got distracted by another song!!!  🙁  BUT…I’m soundin’ pretty good here in “JILL’S WORLD”.  Just sayin’.  🙂  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

“IT IS WHAT IT IS,” my friends.  And I think…???…???…???…”GOD’S GOT THIS!!!”  We, “TEAM ALLEN,” will be JUST FINE!!!  I AM CERTAIN OF IT!!!  Because He tells me so…  😉

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.

 

 

“IT IS WELL”

BAM!!!  This song gets me through tough times, folks, filling both eyes with tears…ALWAYS!!!  Yep, times are tough.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW for “TEAM ALLEN” in our struggle to survive Hurricane Matthew.  WHEW!!!  I…NEED a BOOST, folks, and thought I’d share these shortened lyrics to, perhaps, BOOST your day TOO!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY???  SET???  READ…and GAIN His strength through your current difficulties…

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all.  Through it all.  My eyes are on You…
It is well with me

Far be it from me to not believe.  Even when my eyes can’t see.
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Through it all.

So, let it go my soul and trust in HIM, the waves and wind still know HIS name…

It is well with my soul.  It is well with my soul.  It is well with my soul…

It is well, it is well, it is well with my soul.

Through it all my eyes are on You.  Through it all.  Through it all it is well….  And it is well with me.

**It Is Well – Bethel music lyrics

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.

DETOX DAY #2…

of Danette May’s 30-day Challenge to…???…???…???…”THE NEW YOU”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

YESTERDAY…???…???…???…was “DIFFICULT,” folks.  DETOX DAY #1 did NOT go smoothly.  Headache…ALL day.  I wasn’t really hungry, “REALLY,” but had a weird headache.  I found my“SELF” getting upset and angry with TEAMMATES.  OUCH!!!   :/  Need I say more???  Forgive me, Father.

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD.

“TODAY” (DETOX DAY #2)…???…???…???…is a [NEW] day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.  Psalm 118:24

As God said:  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in (your) weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

Starting Day #2 off RIGHT, folks.  Giving the reigns to God and moving forward in “LOVE & KINDNESS” towards ALL teammates.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  LET THE 30-DAY CHALLENGE CONTINUE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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.

 

 

“THE NEW YOU”…

30-DAY CHALLENGE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am so, So, SO excited to begin Danette May’s 30-day Challenge, folks!!!  I’VE GOT BUTTERFLIES…in the pit of my stomach!!!  And I just “KNOW” it’s the Holy Spirit increasing my awareness that He is with me on this!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

For I Can DAll Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.

FOR I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!!!

BAM!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.  Now…

LET THE CHALLENGE BEGIN!!! (on Mon, 3/6)!!!  😉

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.

 

PHILIPPIANS 4:13

“I HAVE DECIDED…”

TO FOLLOW JESUS” and ALSO enroll my“SELF” in Danette May’s 30-day challenge, folks.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I did.  I Did.  I DID!!!  (Pppsssttt…I think I actually joined the challenge on 2/23/17…The VERY same day I blogged about waiting to start until we, “TEAM ALLEN” make it back home from our current displacement caused by Hurricane Matthew back in October, 2016.  I CHANGED my mind, folks!!!  And said “YES” on the SAME day I said…???…???…???…”LATER”!!!)  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

This “CHALLENGE” begins March, 6, 2017.  “SOME” folks have already started…???…???…???…I guess.  I am NOT  sure “HOW” they have already started, but I DONT NEED TO KNOW!!!  I have enough trouble keeping track of what “I” need to know my“SELF”!!!  And there’s so, So, SO much to “KNOW” and get prepared  WAY before starting the CHALLENGE in order to be SUCCESSFUL!!!  Like:  you need the specific shopping list and daily menus.  Hhhmmm…I do NOT think I have them yet…out there…SOMEWHERE…via the “net”.  :/  I DON’T KNOW!!!  :/  :/

But, “I”…???…???…???…am “TURTLE SLOW,” folks.  And “I” can find confusion in almost ANYthing!!! Now,  I HAVE read Danette’s e-mails and My daughter even screen-shot important info. to me for “SHOPPING”.  Yep, I went “SHOPPING” 2x yesterday, THURS., 3/2/17.  FRANTICALLY seeking to get what I need to begin!!!  This MON.  Aaahhhhhh!!!  (I’M A MESS, folks!!!)

And “THEN”… I found one of Danette’s e-mails stating that  I SHOULD be getting the 1st week’s shopping list and menus 3 days before the challenge begins. (Hhhmmm…I must have missed that one!!!  OOPSE!!!)  :/   So, the challenge begins on 3/6.  We should get the list of what we need for week #1, today March 3.  RIGHT???…???…???…???  Or tomorrow, March 4???  I’m NOT sure, folks.  (Guess I’ll find out soon enough, huh?  I should probably check my e-mails…RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  :/  Oh, but I’m too busy writing this blog post.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, folks!!!  (Pppsssttt…”WELCOME TO MY WORLD”!!!)  😉

UGH…Gonna head over and check my e-mail.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  :/  BUT…even “THAT” can be quite confusing for “ME” to do!!!  I JUST found out yesterday (thanks to my daughter, Danielle) that I have actually been saving e-mails to some “FILE” out there…”SOMEWHERE”…via the net…when I “THOUGHT” I’d been “TRASH”-ing them!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  ON NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!! 

So, now I have ALL these e-mails in files out there…SOMEWHERE!!!  HUNDREDS.  MAYBE THOUSANDS!!!  :/  Some were put  there on purpose (kinda-sorta) as “TRASH”.  Some…???…???…???… on “ACCIDENT”!!!   I SIMPLY cannot believe it, folks!!!  UGH…It is so, So, SO hard to be “ME” sometimes!!!  :/  Oh well…time to check my e-mail…

1 hr. later (at least)…

Well,I have NOT received  the e-mail for my “SHOPPING LIST”!!!  But I am so, So, SO EXCITED to BEGIN…

AND WIN!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…I’m feelin’ a “CONNECTION” here, folks!!!  And…???…???…???…another “GIRL CRUSH” @ numberoneteam.net!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM DANETTE!!!  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.

 

OFF-BALANCED JILL…

RETURNS!!!  As “TEAM ALLEN” is “STILL”..???….???…???… SURVIVING Hurricane Matthew.  Grrr…I am so, So, SO  O-V-E-R   “I-T,” folks!!!  “HURRUCANE-SCHMURRICANE!!!  AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR A HURRICANE!!!” (a previous post)

Aaahhhhhh!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  The FEW clothes I DO have with me here in this townhouse for “daily-wear” are getting misplaced,displaced, or “LOST”???…???…???…SOMEWHERE… up/down-stairs.   S-O-M-E-W-H-E-R-E!!!  (over the rainbow…)  :/

I do NOT know where they are BUT…???…???…???…my FEW clothes are MISSING!!!  Thereby, encouraging “THE RETURN OF…???…???…???… OFF-BALANCED JILL”!!!  :/  And I embraced  “HER,” (which is really “ME”) my unbalanced “SELF,” whole-heartedly…AGAIN!!!  HA!!!  

I HAD to wear my “ni-night” t-shirts to work Tues and Wed this week…under my open-front, button-down scrub top/jacket!!!  AND…???…???…???… those ni-night t-shirts JUST happened to be CHRISTMAS t-shirts!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!” 

NO KIDDING, folks!!!  I have worn Christmas ni-night t-shirts to work for the past TWO (2) DAYS!!!  OUCH!!!  OR “HA”!!!  (Pppsssttt… I wore a “TEAM RUFOLF” t-shirt to work on Wednesday, 3/1/2017!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM RUDOLF!!!  That’s so, So, SO “ME”!!!  Isn’t it???  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!)   😉

:/  “IT IS WHAT IT IS,” folks!!!  And Wednesday was the WORST day yet, folks.  I had NO clean socks.  Our “CLEAN LAUNDRY” pile on the sofa-sectional only offered one low-sock of Chase’s and one no-show sock of Danielle’s.  :/  I had “NO” choice!!!  My husband JUST told me (Mon.) that my feet “smell” worse when I don’t wear socks!!!  :/  :/  ( I “GOT” the “HINT,” folks)  😉

 SO…???…???…???…I wore a “TEAM RUDOLF” Christmas t-shirt, two (2) different socks AND I then chose to TOP “THAT” look off with two (2) DIFFERENT colored shoes, as well!!!  HA!!!  One black.  And one tan!!!  I did.  I Did.  I DID!!!

Oh, the “MEMORIES” are FLOODING back, folks!!!  Do ya’ll remember those previous posts???  The different colored shoes I wore to indicate my off-balanced-NESS back in 2014-ish!!!  AND… the “CRAZY,” OFF-BALANCED hair-style of 2015-16-ish!!!  (Pppssssttt…my hair is still lopsided, but the “RIGHT” side is growing (it’s about 3″ long now) and “STILL” growing-out from being shaved to 1/8″-or-so!!! )  :/  OUCH!!!

And NOW (in 2017)…???…???…???…  I’m wearing Christmas shirts in Feb.-March???!!!  Different socks???!!!  AND…different colored shoes???!!!   P-L-U-S…the “STILL” OFF-BALANCED hair-style???!!!???!!!???!!!  OUCH!!!

Oh yeah, it’s pretty sad, folks.  SAD.  BUT TRUE.  ALL OF IT!!!  I guess I should be pretty THANKFUL  to   “STILL”  have  this “J-O-B” … AFTER all THESE YEARS (12)…of dysfunction in the workplace!!!  :/

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  But I’m “STILL” hanging on!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!  And teammates seem to KEEP giving me the “BENEFIT-OF-THE-DOUBT”.  For “SOME” reason.  “WHATEVER” reason.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

And so…THE “JOURNEY” CONTINUES…

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.

 

ANOTHER DAY AT THE CREEK (MCNRC)!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I am so, So, SO  H-A-P-P-Y, folks!!!  It’s indescribable.  I awoke this morning to an excited and grateful thought…or idea (Pppssssttt…Perhaps a “MEMORY,” as well!!!).  Yep, I awoke to a thought designed to remind me of how very much I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my  “J-O-B”  @ MCNRC…as an OTA/L!!!  A member of “TEAM BLUE” (The Rehab. Dept.), an integral part of “TEAM MCNRC” (Moultrie Creek Nursing & Rehab. Center).

YESTERDAY…???…???…???…was a good, good day.  At work.  AGAIN!!!  :/  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!! (Aaahhhhhh!!!  I canNOT quit singing Chris Tomlin’s, “GOOD, GOOD FATHER” to my“SELF” here in “JILL’S WORLD”.  And yep, I’m soundin’ pretty GOOD too!!!  Just sayin’.)  😉 

Seriously, I awoke this a.m. remembering the “GOOD” things we experienced “TOGETHER” at MCNRC yesterday, 2/28/17.  Amid the “DIFFICULTIES” that threatened to destroy the “GOOD” with “BAD” every now-and-again.  Members of “TEAM MCNRC,” however, …???…???…???…stepped RIGHT up to replace the “BAD” with “GOOD”.  In numerous situations!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Oh yeah, It was a GOOD, GOOD DAY at the “CREEK” (MCNRC…here in St. Augustine, FL),  2/28/17.  My heart is smiling, folks.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… 

I just “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) and PRAY the recognition of GOD’s presence in the “GOODNESS” is growing among ALL teammates at “THE CREEK”.  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.