Monthly Archives: July 2017

“DATE NIGHT”…???…???…???

in the “ER”!!!

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WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

What an AMAZING [DATE] night in the ER!!!  :/  ABC’s  “ER” (Early Risers)LifeGroup!!!  :/   :/   DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I MUST apologize.  I am sorry, Chris.  I am sorry to our ER “TEAMMATES”!!!  UGH…”FLIGHTY JILL”…???…???…???…STRIKES AGAIN!!!  Yep…”WE” (TEAM ALLEN)…???…???…???…were “LATE”…for a VERY IMPORTANT “DATE”!!!  :/  (“MY” BAD).

Hhhmmm…where to begin???…???…???…

SOOOoooooo… it was a very HOT & HUMID day, folks.  Friday, 7/21/17.  Chris and I, BOTH, made it home in time for “DATE NIGHT”…in the “ER” [Early Risers] LifeGroup!!!

Yep, we (Chris & me) both made it home…within minutes of each other last evening.  We hurried around to “READY” ourselves… and then raced out the door… and into the car.  NOT “REALLY” knowing, however, “WHERE EXACTLY” we were going!!!  HA!!! 

There was NO address on our reminder sheet.  JUST the name of a restaurant!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  I fumbled to type the name into my I-phone…REAL quick-like.  UGH!!!  The “map” was NOT working, folks!!!  🙁    NO “SIRI” voice telling me where to go!!!  OH NO!!!  BUT… a quick “google-search,” HOWEVER,…???…???…???…DID show me the way…to the WRONG restaurant!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!”

NEEDLESS-TO-SAY…WE MADE IT TO THE [CHURCH] restaurant ON TIME!!!  (30 minutes LATE!!!)  Just in time to “partake in the cake consumption” for an ER TEAMMATE’S B-day celebration!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…”BETTER LATE THAN NEVER,” RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…the cake was AMAZING!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!)  😉

Hhhmmm…and GO FIGURE…???…???…???…Chris has FINALLY vowed to NEVER let me, “FLIGHTY JILL,” be in charge of the “DIRECTIONS” to get “TEAM ALLEN” ANYwhere!!!  ANYtime!!!  :/

Just “ANOTHER” day, folks, in “FLIGHTY JILL’S WORLD”!!!
:O   :/   🙁   😉   🙂

GO TEAM EARLY RISERS!!!  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.

 

 

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY-UP…

and go, Go, GO, Jill!!!  Ooohhhhhh…no, No, NO, Devil!!!  BACK-OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Here I sit.  ALL ALONE… chillaxing here in “Jill-ville”.  Just ME, “CJ” (Crazy Jill), spending alone-time with THE MAN, “JC” (Jesus Christ), my Lord and Savior!!!  Oh, how my heart warms with JUST that very thought…of being by my“SELF”…here with “HIM”…ALL ALONE…(as I get “CHILLS” down the backs of both arms, alerting me of His presence.)  HA!!!  It WARMS my heart with “CHILLS”.  DOUBLE HAHA!!!  (Yep, we are DEFINITELY in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!)  😉

“TODAY”…???…???…???…WILL be ANOTHER busy, Busy, BUSY day, my friends.  “HELPING” others…to survive the “CRAZY”(in a GOOD way) busy-ness (business) of this new day the Lord has made.  And we will ALL rejoice and be glad in it!!!  (That’s JUST how we roll!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

TIME TO START THE DAY, folks!!!  “HIS” WAY!!!  I guess I should probably get OOB(Out-Of-Bed) now!!!  :/  (And Crazy JILL is OFF & RUNNING…in the WRONG direction!!!)  😉

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”…

with my soul.  As God WILL surely guide me…”THROUGH IT ALL”.  AMEN.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT.” folks.  In a “GOOD” way.  The kids are growing up.  And Growing away…from the “NEST,” so-to-speak.  🙁  And Jesus [is] Calling me…???…???…???…SOMEWHERE.  AGAIN or STILL.  AWAY-FROM or IN-ADDITION-TO.   

“I WANNA RUN TO YOU,” Lord.  (UGH!!!  Just singin’ that Bryan Adams song.  And soundin’ pretty good too!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)  With open arms.  Open heart.  And open mind…

Thank-You, Jesus.”  My cup runneth over.  I will now REST in PEACE awaiting the next CALL for me to take.  Seeking guidance in the direction my [foot]”prints” are to make.  :/  (Cheesy, I know)

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.

 

 

 

I WANT YOU, LORD,…

to show me the way.  Everyday.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Deliver me, Jesus.  From the EVIL that taunts me from my past.  “HELP” me…to move forward while leaving that PAIN back where “IT” belongs:  IN MY PAST!!!  AMEN.

“SHOW ME THE WAY,” Lord.  And I WILL follow YOU.

My heart feels broken, tattered and worn as memories from yester-year return…with a simple song.  Yep, “SHOW ME THE WAY,” Curtis Guy Stuck.  OUCH!!!  “YOU,” my friend, were a missed opportunity.  An opportunity to “HELP” a “TEAMMATE”…simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.  I JUST DIDN’T KNOW IT YET. 

I DO KNOW IT NOW, Lord.  And I ask that You continue to LEAD.  Promising that I shall continue to FOLLOW…in “Flighty Jill” mode at a TURTLE-SLOW pace…while hanging on AND enjoying this “CRAZY COASTER RIDE”…ALL THE WAY, HEY!!!  :/

HUH???!!!???!!!???!!!  Moving at a “TURTLE-SLOW” pace???  Hanging on and enjoying this “CRAZY COASTER RIDE”???  I know, I KNOW…it doesn’t make sense!!!  Moving “TURTLE-SLOW” on a “CRAZY [fast] COASTER RIDE”!!!  HA!!!  WELCOME TO “JILL’S WORLD”!!!

Just “LEAD ME,”  Lord.  And I shall follow…  😉 

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.

 

  

GIVING “IT” TO GOD

BAM!!!  It’s a busy, Busy, BUSY day here in cloudy “Jill-ville”.  I am anxious, folks.  I have a LOT to do today…in JUST 24 hours!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  I stewed ALL yesterday afternoon and evening about rearranging “THIS” day…TO-day, 7/19/17, however did NOT “RE”arrange ANYthing…assuming it’ll ALL go smoothly!!!  “NOT!!!”

I awoke ~ 6:30 a.m., folks.  Slowly.  And quite…???…???…???…”groggily”.  Darkness enveloped me as Satan’s fiery arrows were coming from ALL directions!!! DIRECTLY TOWARDS ME!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!

THANK-YOU, JESUS, for “CALLING” me to “Bring [my] anxieties out into the Light of [Your] Presence, where we can deal with them together.”  BAM!!!  “TOGETHER!!!”  Oh, how my heart warms to His obvious presence during those times of  chaotic twists and turns aboard “JILL’S CRAZY COASTER”!!! 

I even messaged a TEAM-BLUE-MATE who advised me not to be anxious, but to pray about everything.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  “IT IS WELL”… as the sun shines through the clouds here in “Jill-Ville”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Oh yes…it’s gonna be a beautiful day, TOday, in “JILL’S WORLD,” my friends.  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. 

THE ROAR…

of my middle-aged, peri-menopausal “SELF”!!!

GRrrrrrrr…roar, Roar, ROAR…

LOOK OUT, folks!!! “CJ” (Crazy Jill) is on the peri-menopausal war-path!!!  OUCH!!!  :/  (Pppsssttt…I “think” I’ve been a bit…???…???…???… “CRANKY” these past few days!!!)  Thank-You, Jesus, for some pretty AMAZING earthly angels You place, quite strategically, along my path to “HELP” me survive each day!!!  As…

JILL’S CRAZY COASTER RIDE CONTINUES…  😮

Aaaahhhhhh…HANG ON [SLOOPY], folks!!!  “CRAZY loop-di-loop”…STRAIGHT AHEAD!!!  :/  Either… #1:  GET ME OFF THIS RIDE!!!  Or #2:  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  HANG ON, JILL, AND ENJOY THE RIDE!!!  (Yep, “I HAVE DECIDED [TO FOLLOW JESUS]” and “Hang On [Sloopy]”…to have some fun along the way…HEY!!!)  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. 

 

THANKING THE LORD…

“APPROPRIATELY”!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

HA!!!  I found my“SELF” thanking The Lord for a pretty peculiar thing this a.m. and I thought to my“SELF”:  “SELF, now that’s a strange thing to thank my Heavenly Father for!!!”  And then “IT”…???…???…???…HIT ME!!!  Right UP-side my head!!!  OUCH!!! 

IN THE BEGINNING…of my conscious “JOURNEY” of FAITH,” (1986-ish) I ONLY thanked Jesus for those BIG things.  Those “BIG” things , I “reasoned,” MUST surely be a gift from God!!!  “THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!”  (Pppsssttt…and a FEW of those “BIG” things, or miracles, STILL stand out in my mind from the shadowed/”darkened” memories of my past!!!)  Thank-you, Thank-You, THANK-YOU, LORD!!!

So anyways, the “CRAZY,” DAILY occurrence I just thanked The Lord for was such a pleasant depiction of my personal GROWTH along “THIS,” MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY…from “HERE” to “THERE”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, I actually wondered, “How do we know exactly what to thank Him for???”  AND THEN…???…???…???… “IT” HIT ME!!!  RIGHT UPside my HEAD!!!  Just prior to DROPPING me to the FLOOR with a KNOCK-OUT punch that struck me SQUARELY between BOTH eyes!!!  OUCH!!!  As He softly whispered:

  “YOU WILL KNOW…AS YOU GROW…”

Thank-You, Jesus!!!  It warms my heart to know that “J.C” (Jesus Christ)and ME (“C.J.”- Crazy Jill)…???…???…???…are pretty tight these days.  I am certain of our closeness as it is currently habitual for me to Thank Him for the simplest-of-simple things; the teeniest of tiny occurrences;  the “expected” happenings I generally took for granted in the first 2 decades of my “DIFFICULT LIFE;” and the “CRAZY” coasters I cling to with a SMILE on my face while enjoying the ride!!!  🙂  (UGH!!!  I cannot tell a lie, folks.  TRUTH IS:  I am OFTEN a scattered-brained, flighty fool on MANY of “JILL’S CRAZY COASTER” rides!!!  BUT I KEEP HOLDING ON!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

“THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!” 

I DO know [what to Thank-You for]…as I GROW [closer to You].  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.

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.


 

 

A WINDOW TO MY HEART

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The words I speak, Father, reflect that which is in my heart.  Please fill me up, Lord, (to the top) with Your Everlasting LOVE.  Thereby allowing my earthly “TEAMMATES” to “SEE” YOU…in me.  With the very words I speak. (REGARDLESS…of the view shared).  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!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

JILL’S CRAZY COASTER

Hhhmmm……think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE”…???…???…???…is such a “CRAZY” roller-coaster ride!!!  My entire body has ached from the stressful drops, or lows I’ve experienced here lately.  OOOoooooohhhhhh, but…”Thank-You, Jesus!!!  For instilling me with the FAITH needed to keep me holding on, ALWAYS knowing that “TOMORROW” will surely be better than this BAD day, TO-day!!!  And then sure enough, “LIFE” takes an up-hill swing (The Climb…by Miley Cyrus).  Filling me with the SUPER-DUPER euphoria and energy provided ONLY from God, Himself.  Hhhmmm…no kidding folks, “JESUS”…???…???…???…is my “FEEL-GOOD DRUG” of-choice.  And “HE”…???…???…???…is “FREE” to ALL who will simply ask and then allow Him entrance into their lives.

Yep, I am just coming back “UP” on this “coaster” ride called “JILL’S LIFE” after a rather  low point.  I feel euphoric…Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  Thank-You, Jesus!!!  For I know that Satan lurks just around the next “loop-di-loop” of THIS, “CRAZY COASTER,” seeking desperately to bring me crashing back down into his evil darkness.  🙁   “W-E-L-L…no, No, NOOOooo!!!  NOT TODAY, Satan!!!”  LIFE IS GOOD!!!  And My God’s GREAT…”ER” than you!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  SOOOooo, BACK-OFF, Satan!!!  Time for me to enjoy this up-hill “CLIMB” on “JILL’S CRAZY COASTER” (my “LIFE”)…while singing ALL the way-HEY!!!  ( Pppsssttt…and soundin’ pretty good, too!!!  Just sayin’!!!)  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!!!  (UGH!!!  I’ve sure had a number of “BAD” days here lately!!!  🙁  —->  🙂  BUT…JESUS STILL LOVES ME.  THIS I KNOW.  FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO!!!)  😉

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

THE DREAM

Hhhmmm….I awoke this morning (7/8/17), quite abruptly, from a dream in which I came upon a female “sinner” in the midst of sinful behavior…IN PUBLIC!!!  :/

I could “sense” my “SELF” desiring to confront this “TEAMMATE” about the “example” she was setting for our younger naïve “MATES”.  Oh yeah, I could feel “IT” beginning to boil in my reaction to this  s“IT”uation.

Thank-You, Jesus!!!  ALL of my negative, as well as, sinful judgmental thoughts of this female “TEAMMATE” turned, SUDDENLY, to “LOVE” as I began sharing “HIM”…???…???…???… with her.  🙂

BAM!!!  And then I awoke.  ABRUPTLY!!!  Right There.  RIGHT THEN!!!  It took me a moment to realize I had woken up LATE; that it is actually Saturday morning; and… I “GET” to ready my“SELF” for work on this new day the Lord has made.  And “YES”!!!  I will rejoice and be glad in it!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Thank-You, Lord, for this beautiful dream reminding me to “LOVE” and to “HELP” my “TEAMMATES” who are struggling to survive “LIFE”.  EVEN… those I disagree with or, perhaps, may think I dis“LOVE”…as per Satan’s desire.

BAM!!!  “LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!”  Here in bright and sunny “Jill-ville”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I “GET” to go to work now!!!  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.