Monthly Archives: September 2017

“NO PUSHING ALLOWED, JILL”

THANKS.  I needed to be reminded NOT to “PUSH,” Lord.  :/

THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  For using my “EARTHLY” ROCK, Chris, to deliver the awakening, “KNOCK-OUT” punch that would send me to BOTH knees (in praying form).  I have ALWAYS known that God sent Chris…to “HELP” me survive my “JOURNEY” through “LIFE” from “HERE” to “THERE”. AMEN.

I have been STRUGGLING, folks.  With how to share “MY” DEEP passion for Christ with “TEAMMATES”.  UGH!!!  🙁  The most recent message God placed in my heart, mind and soul was MIND-BLOWING for “ME,” as well as a few “FRIENDS.”  

My “EARTHLY” ROCK, Chris, compared me to that pushy salesman you let in the front door of your home and then keep escorting him or her straight out the back door!!!  :/  WHO, “ME”???!!!???!!!???!!!  I was a bit “offended” by that comparison for about “5” SHORT seconds, folks.  UNTIL…I realized that he was RIGHT.  🙁  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I “GOT” THE MESSAGE!!!  AND I SAW THE LIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  We are ALL wired differently…AS PER GOD’S PERFECT DESIGN!!!   

Heavenly Father, “HELP” me to tame my passion for You…so that “TEAMMATES,” including my husband, will invite me to sit in the living room and STAY for awhile…”  AMEN.

AND SO…???…???…???…MY “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.

“TIMEOUT, JILL!!!”

UGH!!!  “IT’S TRUE,” folks!!!  I canNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  “THIS”…???…???…???… IS A TRUE STORY…taken STRAIGHT from the pages of DAILY LIFE here in “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  Come along, folks.  AND BUCKLE UP!!!  WE’RE HEADING IN!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Now, I  K-N-E-W…I was entering a “CRAZY” zone, “The Jill-Zone,” on that Wednesday, 9/27/17.  I KNEW IT!!!  IMMEDIATELY…as I awoke to the word, “PRIORITIZING” running through my mind.  :/  With red, white and blue tennis shoes on!!!  :/  :/  (GO TEAM NIKE’ !!!)   Hhhmmm…thus evolved the previous post entitled, “PRIORITY #1,” with a little added “HELP” from my friend, Kevin.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

Oh yes, I carried on to work that particular day with such passion in my heart, mind and soul.  And “ON” my face, as well!!!  NO KIDDING, folks.  I was consciously aware of that strange and DIFFERENT feeling of “warmth” in my face prior to leaving the house that morning.  Oh yes, “SOMETHING” within me was on “FIRE”…

The notion that some Americans may actually LOVE the American flag MORE than they love Jesus BECAME THAT DAY’S “MISSION” for me to bring its darkness into The Light.  OUCH.  “SURPRISE!!!”  This “silly” notion struck a few TEAMMATES as, perhaps, “OFFENSIVE,” or “DIFFICULT” to face.  The rest of that ENTIRE day went “SOUTH”!!!  With one “DIFFICULT” situation occurring after another.  And Another.  AND ANOTHER!!!  🙁

Hhhmmm…it has been a LONG while (for me) without “CONTROVERSY”…in the workplace.  I was so, So, SO VERY pleased to “FEEL” the difference in my reaction to that morning’s unfoldings,  the “CONTROVERSY,”  between TEAM-BLUE-MATES!!!  Co-workers even commented on the redness of my burning face.  The passion I was feeling that morning was somehow “DIFFERENT” than I had ever experienced before, my friends.  I was NOT angry…at ALL.  The “FIRE” within me was being fueled by a passion for Christ.  I WAS COMPLETELY AMAZED to actually “FEEL” and experience the difference between a passion fueled by anger and a passion fueled by LOVE!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!   

LOVING passion FEELS DIFFERENT than HATEFUL, or ANGRY passion.  And their end results are “DIFFERENT,” as well.  AND I ACTUALLT FELT THE DIFFERENCE!!!   WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I do LOVE my “TEAM-BLUE-MATES” at work, but I must admit things remained a bit awkward…for awhile.  RIGHT-ON-UP-UNTIL…there were more “CONTROVERSIES” occurring everywhere.  Between Everybody!!!  EVERYWHERE…at the “CREEK”.  OUCH!!!  :/  I STILL say:

“LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEEPS!!!”  😉

So, I marched on in to Sally’s office at day’s end, our DORS (Director Of Rehab. Services) and informed her that I was placing my“SELF” in “TIMEOUT” on Thursday, my regularly-scheduled day “OFF”.  HA!!!  I REALLY DID!!!   And Sally is smart, folks.  She somehow “KNEW” it had been a rough day, “THAT” particular day…in the “HOOD”.  (Pppsssttt…I always sing Jim Neighbor’s song at work in regards to our neighbor“HOOD” at MCNRC, A.K.A.:  “THE HOOD”.)  😉

Hhhmmm…Sal and I BOTH enjoyed a sincere chuckle at my “SELF” imposed, mandatory rest and reflection  “TIMEOUT” session!!!    (HA!!!  I sure needed it, but I don’t think I stayed LONG enough, folks.  SOOOooo…it’s back to “TIMEOUT” I go.  HI-HO!!!)   😉

HAVE A BLESSED DAY, folks!!!

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.

PRIORITY #1

BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  And…???…???…???…I got a bit of “HELP” from my friend (Kevin), as well.  (Yep…”I get by with a little “HELP” from my friends”…)  😉

GOD is my PRIORITY #1, folks.  Yes.  He is far GREATER than the American Flag…to “ME”.  And I so love, Love, LOVE this GREAT country, “AMERICA,” folks.  (Pppsssttt…my heart is suddenly singing one of  “JILL’S-[ole’]- JINGLES,” from the past.  :/ 

“Love is bursting out all over.  All over.  ALL OVER in this land.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!”

And my true FAV = “GOD BLESS AMERICA”!!!  My heart is smiling as I recall singing  that song with TEAMMATES during HAPPY HOUR on Fridays at the “CREEK,”  Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  OUCH!!!  I have been working Sat.-Wed. for almost a year now, folks!!!  I MISS THOSE HAPPY HOURS!!!  (Eeeccckkk!!!  My heart is bursting with such TOTAL and COMPLETE love, Love, LOVE/GOD and happiness.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  DESPITE all the HATE and anger being shared between “friends” via the net.  “L-O-V-E,” I tell ya…is bursting out ALL over!!!  Here on Jilligan’s Isle!!!)  😉

I am PROUD to PROCLAIM GOD…as my #1 PRIORITY, folks!!!  WHAT, or WHO is YOUR #1???

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

GO TEAM USA!!!  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.

 

IN THE HEAT (SATAN)…

of the moment… PLEASE STOP…in the name of LOVE (God)  😉  Yep, I’m singing that good-ole’ Supremes song here in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  And soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.

SOOOooo…anyways, Always Stop…in the heat, or Satan, of the moment…And Pray.   “A.S.A.P.”  And then allow yourself to ponder:
“W.W.J.D.”  Hhhmmm…

“WHAT,” on earth, “WOULD JESUS DO”???  (Pppsssttt…and “IF”…???…???…???…you STILL feel vengeful or angry, then the response you allowed yourself to receive was NOT that of God)

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.

IN THE “STILL”…

of “Jill-ville.”   A.K.A.:  my mind.  B.K.A. (Better Known As):  JILL’S WORLD.  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The PEACE and CALMNESS…Right Here.  RIGHT NOW…is quite overwhelming…in an under-whelming kind-of-way.  :/  STILL with me???  HANG ON TIGHT, folks!!!… We’re heading on in to…???…???…???… “Jilligan’s Island”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

“WE’RE HERE”…And I FIRST need to, “Thank-You Jesus,” for filling my “LIFE” with so, So, SO much LOVE.  I CAN FEEL IT…from the INside-OUT.  And I CAN EVEN TASTE IT…from the OUTside…IN!!!  You, my Lord, TRULY, “FILL ME UP…TO THE TOP.  Woah, don’t You STOP…’til I’m overflowin’.  “LOVE”…is the key…”  Lalalala, Lala, La, La, La,La-ahh…(Yep, I’m singin’ Crystle Gayle’s tune from the 70’s here inside “JILL’S WORLD”.  And I’m soundin’ pretty good, too.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

My heart is FULL, folks.  Filled with His pure LOVE, PEACE and CALMNESS (with a BEAUTIUL ocean-breeze).  Oh, can I just stay here and enjoy it ???…???…???…”FOREVER”???  I know the answer, Father.  This is a new day that You have made.  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it…as I choose to go out there and face this day’s “DIFFICULTIES”…with a smile on my face and in my heart.  And I’ll be laughing and singing ALL THE WAY, HEY!!!  😉

WHEW!!!  9:18 a.m., folks.  Time to ready my“SELF” for work.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I GET TO GO TO WORK TODAY!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, 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.

 

 

 

COMPASSION FOR COMPLAINERS

WHEW!!!  WHAT A DAY, folks!!!  I awoke in a struggle between Satan wanting me to be annoyed…with “COMPLAINERS” and God commanding me to love them.  :/  The tug-of-war in “JILL’S WORLD” continued for awhile this morning, folks, resulting in the previous post titled, “THE MISSION FIELD”.   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

And that little-ole’ tug-of-war between being annoyed with “COMPLAINERS” versus loving them continued on into the car with me as I drove my“SELF” to work this morning.  BAM!!!  Those tears QUICKLY STUNG both eyes, folks!!!  Coming out of NOwhere!!!  And forming steady rivers of tears down BOTH cheeks.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  How can that be???  I surely was NOT crying…yet the tears flowed so smoothly.  Effortlessly.  Almost emotion-LESS-ly.  Hhhmmm….”TEARS-FROM-HEAVEN,” perhaps.  It sure was kinda strange, folks…

UNTIL…I realized that this awareness of my increasing compassion for complainers here recently is somehow related to my acceptance of the “ME”…???…???…???…I used to be.   🙁   An argumentative “COMPLAINER” about ANYthing and EVERYthing.  This new-found awareness resulted in the following FB post shared with my “FRIENDS” on  9/23/17:

“Hhhmmm…God is giving me “COMPASSION FOR COMPLAINERS”.  Thank-You, Jesus!!!  But “OUCH”!!!  This sudden “compassion” I feel is ALSO a reminder that I have been the BIGGEST complainer throughout my “LIFE”.  Especially during my bruised and battered childhood.  I just didn’t “SEE” it for what it was back then…  🙁

Yep, I could ALWAYS find what was wrong…INSTEAD of searching for what may have been right.
🙁 —->  🙂  My frown is now a smile…as I thank God for giving me “COMPASSION FOR COMPLAINERS”…especially my”SELF”.

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”

AND NO FURTHER WORDS ARE NECESSARY…THE END.

 

THE MISSION FIELD

Hhhmmm…now Hurricane Irma…???…???…???… was a “MISSION FIELD” of opportunity to “HELP” TEAMMATES, folks.  Oh, thank-you, Thank-You, THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  For providing the opportunity for “ME” to work during Hurricane Irma, providing “HELP,” how-ever possible, to fellow TEAMMATES, such as patients, family members, co-workers AND my“SELF,” who were ALL simply seeking to survive the “STORM”.  Hhhmmm…now “THAT”…???…???…???…will FOREVER be a HIGHLIGHT of my time served here on earth.  🙂  I suddenly feel the need to thank-you, Jesus.

Yep, I was blessed to “WORK” at MCNRC…through the “STORM,” folks.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  What an AMAZING time-period it was for me to be involved in such a positive situation where there were People Helping People… to survive “LIFE”.  Thank-You, THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  

“YES,” FOR SURE, the conditions were NOT ideal.  We were withOUT power for days.  HANGING-ON, sufficiently, THANKS to God and the facility’s generator, with JUST enough “POWER” for ALL to survive.  My heart is smiling,  🙂  ,  as I MUST say…AGAIN:  “thank-you, Thank-You, THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!”

Yep, “I”…???…???…???…am a SLAVE, folks.  For Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  A worker-bee.  NOT THE QUEEN.  An indian.  NOT THE CHIEF.  And I feel so very, Very, VERY blessed to have been “FILLED-TO-THE-RIM” with His TOTAL LOVE (and positivity) during yet another “DIFFICULT” STORM-OF-LIFE.

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

GO TEAM MCNRC!!!  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 PRAYER-CHEER & SONG

(Pppsssttt…it’s a prayer AND a cheer All-in-one!!!  With a little bit of Donnie & Marie too!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY???  OKAY!!!)

I’m a little bit “CRAZY” (in a flighty/funny kinda way).  And I’m a LOT bit CHRISTIAN too!!!
I try my BEST “EVERY” day, yet STILL stumble and fall along the way.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Guide my steps, Dear Lord, “UP” the path You have chosen for me today.
That will lead my “JOURNEY” in Your perfect way.

Forgive me, Father, this I pray.
For the many MISS-steps I will take each day.

Your love keeps me going on this “DIFFICULT” plight.
Wanting so badly to SHINE Your light.

My “JOURNEY” continues as long as you will.
With You by my side, Lord, providing my fill.

I look forward, “ONE FINE DAY,” to hearing You say:  “Well done, my child”.  Before skipping off on my own flighty way and cheering out LOUDLY with PRIDE as I say:

“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.”

 

CHILLAXING…

in “JILL’S WORLD”.  HERE…on “Jilligan’s Isle”.  😉

My heart is happy, folks.  (Pppsssttt…and singing too!!!  The theme from “Gilligan’s Island”)  :/  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I have been “CHILLAXING” here on “Jilligan’s Isle,” Oh…for about 1-1/2 hours this morning just thinking and praying.  Which smoothly flowed right-on-into Thinking And Praying yet some more.  Followed by:  THINKING AND PRAYING….a-whole-lot-more.

Thank-You, Jesus.  “I”…???…???…???…am “CHILLAXING” with You!!!  And…???…???…???… ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT!!!  (here on “Jilligan’s Isle”)  😉  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I KNOW I need to BE STILL, Father.  I feel it…in my heart and soul.  It’s “OKAY”…for me to “CHILLAX” and take it easy…while awaiting Your direction for the next move I am to make, guiding the footsteps I need to take.

SOOOoooooo, I then reached for Sarah Young’s, “Jesus Calling” as well as my bible.  And I began to read…as He calls on me to:  “WAIT QUIETLY IN [HIS] PRESENCE…while [His] thoughts form silently in the depths of [my] being”.  And I’ve got “GOOSEBUMPS,” folks…running down the backs of both arms…alerting me of His almighty presence.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Thank-You, Jesus.

I will wait for Your clear voice, Father, telling me when the time is RIGHT for me to MOVE forward (or NOT) with the different projects my “CRAZY” SELF thinks I need to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO…to “HELP” them become more than just thoughts, ideas, or DREAMS…in my-own-SELF’S-mind.

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

‘Tis my day “OFF” work, folks.  Time for me to move on to the next “CHILLIXING” task for this day, set to occur here in bright and sunny Jill-ville…ON Jilligan’s Isle!!!  😉

“THIS,” my friends, is the day the Lord has made.  Now, may we ALL rejoice and be glad in it…”TOGETHER”!!!  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.

 

 

“PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE”…

is a good, Good, GOOD thing, folks!!!  PRAISE JESUS!!!  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Jesus died for you…???…???…???…AND me.  Him…???…???…???… AND her. Them right here…???…???…???…  AND them over there too!!!  GOD loves all of His children.  ALL of “US”.  Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  WOO-WHOOOOOOO!!!

“WE”…???…???…???….are divided…UN-necessarily, folks.  “P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People”…???…???…???…is NOT a bad thing…AT ALL!!!  PERIOD.  We ALL feel and think differently…as per God’s PERFECT design…for EACH of us!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  We just want to “HELP” different people, or “TEAMMATES”…for different reasons.  In different manners.    Thank-You, Jesus.  We are who we are…FOR A REASON.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  PRAISE GOD!!!

Satan is so very, Very, VERY tricky, folks.  PLEASE do NOT fall into his EVIL trap of HATING certain “TEAMMATES” for a difference of opinion.  EVERYBODY NEEDS “HELP,” folks!!!  The trick is:  sharing “LOVE”/GOD in your attempts to “HELP” as opposed to sharing HATE/Satan.

Specifically…there are those individuals who are so, So, SO  bound in the politics aimed at convincing us how wrong or EVIL others are who do NOT agree with certain manners or methods of “HELPING”.  WHO to HELP.  WHEN to HELP.  HOW to HELP, etc.   Why-oh-why…are we so, So, SO divided when it comes to “HELPING” people???

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.