Monthly Archives: August 2017

THE AWAKENING

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

PRIDE canNOT simply be given.  You MUST earn it for yourself.

“IF”…???…???…???… you are NOT proud to be an American, you must NOT be living the “DREAM”.  WAKE-UP from your nightmare, my friends!!!  And start DREAMING… consciously.

“PRAY” before you go to sleep.  “PRAY” as soon as you awaken.  God will guide your  DREAMS.  Will you follow His lead???

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.

 

 

 

THE HUMANHOOD…

of man and woman.  UGH!!!  :/  We are ALL human, folks.  EVERY single one of us!!!  Yep, “HUMANHOOD” = the innate nature of being “HUMAN”.  A man.  OR a woman.  Hhhmmm...think, Think, THINK…

ALL humans are SINNERS, folks.  I’m a sinner.  You’re a sinner.  He’s a sinner.  She’s a sinner.  Everybody,  EVERYWHERE sins too!!!  We are sinners.  ALL of us are sinners!!!  (Pppsssttt…from the Dr. Pepper jingle)  :/ 

Forgive me, Father, for my “HUMANHOOD”.  Today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my days in this humanly “HOOD”.   Please guide my footsteps in Your way.  Allowing my human nature to misstep a time or two each day.  With You, my Lord, forgiving ALL my sins.   And with me, my Lord, confessing ALL the way,  HEY!!!  :/  (“Jingle Bells”)  😉  AMEN.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” Father!!!  LEAD me.  LOVE me.  SAVE me….from my innate “HUMANHOOD”.

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 CIRCLES

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I awoke early this morning feeling a bit “OFF,” folks.  Satan attacked me in my sleep…AGAIN!!!  UGH!!!   “BACK-OFF, BOZO”(Satan)!!!  My God’s GREATER than you, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And I, IMMEDIATELY, began praying to my Heavenly Father…seeking His guidance out of the darkness which resulted in 2 different FB posts added to my personal timeline this early a.m., Tues, 8/22/17 as follows:

#1: ” The “CIRCLE”-of-LOVE goes beyond the Here and Now.  Please allow your personal “CIRCLE”-of-LOVE to grow and expand…according to His will, NOT your own (Pppsssttt…”WE” are human, folks.  Our humanly “LOVE” gets tainted and masked by Satan’s hate).
GO TEAM CHRISTIAN WARRIORS!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!”
**posted  ~  7:15 a.m.-ish, 8/22/17

#2.  “Hhhmmm…
The “CIRCLE”-of-LIFE is continuous.  (Pppsssttt… think beyond the Here and Now.  Beyond today and tomorrow.  Beyond conception, birth and death).”
**posted ~ 8:15 a.m.-ish, 8/22/17

I then hopped onto this website and wrote the previous blog post, “THE CIRCLE…” Hhhmmm…  I’ve sure had “CIRCLES”-on-my-brain lately…as I sit here @ 8:50 p.m. listening to Randy Travis sing, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” via my I-phone to end this day’s fascination with “THE CIRCLE”.  :/  Don’t ask, folks.  “I DUN-NO.”

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 CIRCLE…

of  “LOVE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I have been quite enamored with “CIRCLES” here lately.  Do NOT ask me why, folks.  I do NOT know.

The “CIRCLE”.  I do remember the enormity of its meaning as tied to marriage and wedding bands, prior to my conscious “JOURNEY”, back in the early 80’s.  The “CIRCLE”…???…???…???… was SERIOUS.  “IT” (the circle) went on…And On…AND ON…

I clearly remember standing at the back of the church with my father in prep. for walking down the isle to my awaiting “husband-to-be”…John.  On my very BIRTH day, October 27.  I turned “20” on that day, my wedding day…back in 1984.

I will NEVER forget it, folks.  That SHARP pain pierced my throat as I waited to begin that long, Long, LONG “JOURNEY” down-the-isle with my dad.  OUCH!!!  I KNEW IT then, subconsciously, that God was somehow telling me NOT to say “I DO.”  I KNEW IT…at that very moment, but…???…???…???… I played the role, as written in “MY” mind…and said “I DO” as directed by the minister…with Satan guiding me down a darkened path filled with MORE sin, disobedience, heartache and pain.  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!

And that “CIRCLE”-of-LOVE was legally broken in March of 1986…allowing me to continue down the darkened path of death and destruction, leading me STRAIGHT to that “LIFE-SAVING” car accident in Sept. of ’86.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Thank-You, Jesus!!!  

AND SO… MY CONSCIOUS “JOURNEY” BEGAN…  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! (But I didn’t REALLY know “IT” yet.  And I wouldn’t REALLY learn of “IT” for 20 more years…until the time was RIGHT…according to God’s plan…NOT mine.)  Mind you, however, I was traveling the “JOURNEY,” blindly…without “vision” until my mother’s death, 1/1/2007, which then allowed me to “SEE” the missing puzzle piece that had shattered 42+ years of my life!!!  AMEN.   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

9:56 a.m. …  I’m mentally tired.  Ready for a nap.  Eeeccckkk!!!  But “THIS” is a new day the Lord has made.  I “GET” to go to work now!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO…as I am suddenly STRUCK with a HUGE blast of ENERGY (excitement to begin the day)!!!  And yes, Yes, YES!!!  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And OFF-TO-WORK-I-GO.  HI-HO!!!  😉

Have a BLESSED day, folks.  And…???…???…???…

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.

 

 

“PHOBOPHOBIA” =

THE “FEAR”…???…???…???…of phobia(s).  Simply stated:  “THE FEAR OF FEAR”…resulting in the anxiety or panic regarding the anticipation of  that which “MAY” occur secondary to the original “FEAR,” itself.  :/  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  :/  :/  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, I’ve ventured on in to “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  I DO invite you to BUCKLE-UP and join me on yet ANOTHER trip to “THE JUNGLE-in-my-mind, or that teeny-tiny village called “Jill-ville”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   “WE’RE GOIN’ IN!!!”  😉  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I TRULY BELIEVE that each of us are where we are…???…???…???…for a reason.  A “PERFECT” reason in time.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Almost as if each of our imperfections are occurring at the MOST perfect-of-imperfect-times…leading us to yet an inner realm of almost understanding the “MIS”-understood.  :/  “ALMOST!!!”  :/  :/  ???

I fear NOT that which may occur due to the opening of a “NEW” path into “DIFFICULT” territory.  Do I think there “MAY” be hardships???  YES!!!  Do I FEAR them???  Enough to turn away from them???  NO!!!  NOT ENTIRELY.  I do, however, realize there is a place…and a time…FOR EVERYTHING.  UGH!!!  :/  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!

I currently sit here, folks, listening to Barbara Streisand’s song, “SOMEWHERE” (There’s a Place for Us) via my I-phone in the early a.m. on this new day The Lord has made.  And “YES!!!”  I WILL REJOICE and be glad in it!!!  Psalm 118:24.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

Perhaps…???…???…???…“NOW” may NOT be the time for “THIS,” my friends.  I accept that and I will “REST,”  patiently and peacefully, while standing alert for the next “OPEN” door through which to stride “COMFIDENTLY.”  And “WITHOUT FEAR”.

“PEACE”…???…???…???… is so very, Very, VERY POWERFUL, folks.  Allowing us to “STAND DOWN” while still moving forward towards the achievement of desired goals…FOR “HIS” GLORY.  For the Scriptures say:

“As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “every knee will bend to me and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.”  AMEN.  ROMANS 14:11

WAITING PATIENTLY, here.  Perhaps “RESTING”.  And “LISTENING”.  ( Pppsssttt…BE STILL, JILL-BILL!!!)  😉  And “LEARN TO DANCE,” ballerina-style…on “TIPPY-TOES”.  READY TO POUNCE…in the “RIGHT” direction as per God’s plan for “ME”.  BAM!!!  In a milli-second’s notice!!!  😉  😉  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.

 

 

FINDING STRENGTH…

in “MY” WEAKNESSES.  Hhhmmm…finding “HIS” STRENGTH in “MY” WEAKNESSES.  And claiming that STRENGTH, which is “HIS,” as “MINE”.  😉

Philippians 4:13, NLT
For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength

2 Corinthians 12 :9-10, NLT
…God said, “My grace is all you need.  My power works best in [your] weakness.”  So now I, [Paul], am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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…to survive “LIFE”.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

THE JOURNEY…

continues.  From “HERE”…???…???…???…to “THERE”.  AMEN.  And Thank-You, Jesus.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE”…???…???…???…is so, So, SO “CRAZY,” folks.  I, FREQUENTLY, have to remind my“SELF”:  “SELF, JUST BUCKLE-ON-UP…AND ENJOY THE RIDE!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I feel  so fortunate for these “OPEN” eyes, allowing me to experience the turbulent times along my “ride,” or “JOURNEY,” through “LIFE”.  With an ability to enjoy the MANY unexpected twists, turns and loop-di-loops that keep occurring, quite randomly, that make me think:  “JILL!!! (as voiced by my mother in her unique, scolding tone.  HEARD… on NUMEROUS occasions!!!  😉  I LOVE YOU, mom!!!  RIP.YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THAT ONE COMING… A MILE AWAY!!!,” yet did NOT!!!  :/

HA!!!   GOD IS so, So, SO GOOD…ALL THE TIME, folks!!!  ALL THE TIME!!!  Whether you are able to “SEE” it Right Here, RIGHT NOW…OR NOT!!!  JUST BELIEVE, folks!  BUCKLE-ON-UP!!  AND ENJOY THE RIDE which has been, quite remarkably, pre-planned for “YOU”.    S-P-E-C-I-A-L  by God, Himself.

And yes, Yes, YES!!!  EVEN with ALL these bumps and bruises we acquire along the way due to our “MIS-STEPS”, or MIS-“TAKES”.  ALL STRATEGICALLY placed at precise locations in order to “HELP” guide us in the “RIGHT” direction.  Along this “JOURNEY” through “LIFE”.  From “HERE”…???…???…???…to “THERE”!!!  BAM!!!  AS PER GOD’S PERFECT PLAN!!!  And “THAT’S” a DOUBLE BAM, BAM, folks!!!  😉

I  so, So, SO encourage you all to just “BELIEVE”.  Put ALL your FAITH in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  And then enjoy your ride!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  BUCKLE UP, FOLKS!!!  IT’S A DOOSIE-of-a-ride!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

JESUS LOVES YOU, my friend!!!  AND SO DO I…”JUST THE WAY YOU ARE”. DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  :/  (UGH!!!  YOU GUESSED IT!!!  Now, I canNOT stop singin’ that Billy Joel song from the 70’s, folks, Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!   Inside “JILL’S WORLD!!!  🙁   And I’m soundin’ pretty GOOD, too!!!  Just sayin’!!!)  😉 

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.

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: BUILDING TRUST @ MCNRC

**MCNRC (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab. Center) is collecting non-perishable items to build “TRUST PACKS” for HomeAgain of St. John’s Items will be accepted for the development of “TRUST PACKS”  by mission workers for distribution by HomeAgain staff to our local homeless population here in Johns County, FL.

GO TEAM MCNRC!!!  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.

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE…

my ONLY sunshine.  You make me HAPPY   🙂  when skies are grey.   PRAISE GOD!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

WHEW!!!  BACK-OFF, SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  OUCH!!!  I canNOT tell a lie, folks.  I allowed my“SELF” to be drawn over to the “DARK-SIDE” amid the political complaints spewed across social media.  JUST FOR A SECOND, though!!!  And I quickly remembered to:

A.S.A.P.  (Always Stop And Pray)

Thereby, turning my anger or frustration to “LOVE” and/or a sense of PEACE.  Thank-You, Jesus.  Simply speaking His name, softly to my“SELF” ALWAYS converts my hateful, angry or Satanic thoughts to LOVING,  HAPPY  🙂  and GODLY PRAYERS…for GOD’s GOODNESS to SHINE through Satan’s darkness.  IN EVERY SITUATION.  REGARDLESS!!!

THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  My heart is smiling on this new day the Lord has made.  And YES!!!  I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  Oh yeah,  IT’S GONNA BE A BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY…here in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  REGARDLESS!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

8:16 am…time to ready my“SELF” for work, folks!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, LORD.  MY ONLY SUNSHINE!!!

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.

 

“HOMELESSNESS”…

can STRIKE ANYbody.  ANYwhere.  YOUR body.  MY body.  HIS body. HER body.  And EVERY body.  EVERY where!!!  OUCH!!!  Are “YOU” prepared…???…???…???…to lose “IT” ALL???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LOSING IT ALL”…means something different to each and EVERY ONE-OF-US!!!  I have been made aware, through actual experience, of how “HOMELESSNESS” NOT ONLY refers to the man-made structures we call “HOME”.  (The tears are forming, folks.  Deep within my heart as I FULLY realize that the brick, wood, or cement structures we call HOME are JUST the outer, material “THINGS” we tend to value… FAR TOO GREATLY!!!)

Oh yes, we value the “SIZE”.  The style.  The outward appearance, etc.  Yep, we have, largely, learned to value…the monetary value of our homes.  Sad…but “TRUE”.  HA!!!  “KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES!!!”  OUCH!!!

But what about what’s on the inside…of “WE, THE PEOPLE”???  I truly, Truly, TRULY believe it’s WORSE to be “HOMELESS” within the “SELF” (or on the INside of your BODY) than it is to be “HOMELESS” without the “SELF” (or on the OUTside of your BODY, such as losing a home (the building) to, say…???…???…???… Hurricane Matthew, for example)  😉

THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  “TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…survived the storm.  With eyes…FOCUSED ON THE PRIZE, Jesus Christ, “THROUGH IT ALL”…  AMEN.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“HOME”…???…???…???…IS ACTUALLY WHERE THE HEART LIES, folks.  LITERALLY!!!  WITH-“IN” THE HUMAN BODY!!!  Now, I invite you to THINK ABOUT “THAT” ONE or to “THINK ABOUT IT!!!”  As my brother, Bob, used to say.  R.I.P., my friend.  I love you…ALWAYS & FOREVER!!! 

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.