Monthly Archives: November 2017

HATING THE SIN…

NOT the sinner.

Hi.  :/  Yep, “CJ” here.  (Pppsssttt…”Crazy Jill”). Feeling compelled to let you know, AHEAD-of-time, that this blog post “MIGHT” be a bit “DIFFICULT” to stomach.  For a few of you.  Maybe “SOME”…of you.  Okay, perhaps “MOST”…of you.  🙁  Please accept my apology…UP-front, folks.  AND KEEP RIGHT ON READING…  😉

READY???!!!???!!!???!!!  OKAY!!!  😉
“HERE WE GO CHRISTIANS.  HERE WE GO!!!”  (clap, clap)  HAHA!!!  🙂  I’m startin’ this one OFF in “CHEERLEADING-STYLE,” folks.  Praying that you will join me on today’s “JOURNEY” on into “Jill’s Jungle”.   WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  DISCOVERY ALERT!!!  DISCOVERY ALERT!!!

“Jill’s Jungle” has JUST been identified as yet ANOTHER remote (and “VEWY” dangerous) territory in this place I often get my”SELF ” lost, called “JILL’S WORLD”  :/

Sorry for the lengthy distraction, folks.  Onward…  :/

I am feeling a desire to, perhaps, “FIGHT FOR THE UNDERDOG”…AGAIN, folks.  I do NOT even believe this  my“SELF,” but I have perused many FaceBook posts this early a.m. regarding specific “TEAMMATES’ sinful behaviors…in Hollywood.  And Washington DC-wood.  And Government-wood.  AND…???…???…???…in “LIFE”-wood, folks.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!!”  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.

I ABSOLUTELY detest abuse of ANY type, folks!!!  I have learned, however, to FORGIVE the ABUSER(S).  In fact…I want to “HELP” them.  :/  Because…???…???…???… I “WAS” one of them.  Yep, my past is littered with anger, abuse, addictions, etc.  While simply seeking to survive my storms of “LIFE”.  🙁

It has been a long, Long, LONG “JOURNEY,” folks, for me to get just right “HERE”….from back over “THERE”.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK… 

So, this blog post, “TODAY,” is about “FORGIVENESS”.  And allowing ourselves to HATE the sins…NOT the sinners.  We know not what our fellow “TEAMMATES” have struggled through to get where they are today.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD…they’ve made it this far.  LOVE WINS.  LOVE DEFEATS HATE.  GOD BEATS SATAN in the END, folks.  Now…are we “STRONG” enough to LOVE fellow sinners through the darkness…and hopefully on into the Light???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Time to get my “JESUS-ON,” folks, and try my BEST to be “JESUS STRONG”!!!  On this new day the Lord has made.  😉  And  “Y-E-S!!!”  WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

8:37 a.m., Sat., 11/11/17.  And I…???…???…???… “GET” to go to work today!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

IT IS OKAY TO HATE THE SINS, folks!!!  The “KEY”…???…???…???… is accepting God’s Grace ENOUGH to LOVE the sinners, regardless.  Amen.

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.

Ephesians 4:31-32; Psalm 118:24; Jude 23, NLT

 

 

 

THE ANGER WITHIN…

IS YOURS.  OWN IT.  THEN GIVE IT AWAY…

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

God can turn your inner anger to “LOVE,” folks.  “IF”…YOU BELIEVE, having FAITH as small as a mustard seed, that He can.  AND HE WILL.  I know.  “FINALLY”.  After somehow surviving 42 years of living trapped inside the darkness of my own personal hell (JILL’S-[OLD]-WORLD), I “FINALLY ” saw the Light.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

That Light, for me, came in the form of an image.  During another sleepless night in St. Augustine, FL.  Back in Jan., 2007.  One of tossing and turning.  Frantically tossing and turning…until I sat straight upright in bed, IMMEDIATELY, to the clear image of the man that destroyed 42 years of my LIFE.  Right Then.  RIGHT THERE…my eyes began to OPEN to the truth.  Thank-you, Jesus.   I once was blind, but now I “SEE”.  GOD’S AMAZING GRACE…IS SETTING ME FREE .  HALLELUJAH!!!  AMEN.

“MY” anger  over EVERY little thing I could choose to be angry about then became “MY OWN”.  Yep, I owned it. And OWNING IT, somehow changed it.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I always HATED my quick temper, or that Dr. Jill/Miss Goble flip-flop, and my need to control people or things to calm “MY” anxieties.  I HATED BEING “ME,” folks.   A-L-W-A-Y-S!!!  I was NEVER…comfortable in my own skin, so-to-speak.  AND THEN…???…???…???…

I “FELT” His knock.  Again.  And Again.  AND AGAIN, folks.  Thank-You, Jesus.  I FINALLY opened the door to “MY” heart and let Him come in…

I NEVER liked feeling that intense anger.  I NEVER wanted it.  And once I OWNED IT as my own, I then began  “TRYING” to give it away.  To God.

“TAKE THIS ANGER AWAY, HEAVENLY FATHER,  AND REPLACE IT WITH LOVE, COMPASSION, AND A SENSE OF PEACE.”

PRAYER IS POWERFUL!!!  I still struggle with anger every now-and-again, folks, but HE always delivers me from the evil[one] within that seeks to lead me astray.  Amen.

OWN YOUR OWN ANGER, folks.  And then give it to God!!!  Jesus died…so that “YOU” could live in the Light of His EVERLASTING LOVE.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR JOURNEY “TOGETHER”…

as we both head “HOME”.

WHEW!!!  My eyes are tearing-up, folks, as I reflect on 2 “JOURNEYS” that intersected 5+ years ago.  Those tears are a mixture of happiness and LOVE with anger, pain and frustration.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We have traveled “TOGETHER,” my friend.  Along a “DIFFICULT” pathway littered with challenges in the work-place…and mixing right-on-in with “LIFE”.   UGH!!!  :/  Rules, regulations, personalities, etc., etc., etc., ALL combine to make “LIFE” at the “CREEK” rather “DIFFICULT,” every-now-and-again. (Pppsssttt…throughout EVERY-SINGLE-DAY!!!)  😉

I thank-you for your kind words, describing the “ME” that I’ve always wanted to be…yet do NOT really SEE…quite yet.  And I HOPE you know how I admire the strong-willed woman you’ve become in order to survive “YOUR” trials and tribulations, my friend.

Our paths intersected at just the perfect place.  At just the perfect time.  For “US”…to “HELP” each other GO & GROW forward…while simply seeking to survive this thing called “LIFE”.  “TOGETHER”.

I will miss our unique “CONNECTION” amid the hallways, gyms and facility grounds.  We shall, however, remain “FRIENDS-TIL-THE-END” of this “JOURNEY” called “LIFE” here on earth.  In anticipation of beginning “ETERNAL LIFE”…”TOGETHER” IN HEAVEN.  ONE FINE DAY.  AMEN.

I LOVE YOU, SANDY.  THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES… I look forward to many more!!!  HERE AND NOW!!!  THERE AND THEN…  😉 

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!  And may God Bless “YOU,” Sandy-Brazil-America-Moredock!!!

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.

 

BEEN THERE…

DONE THAT.    🙁

My heart is happy on this new day the Lord has made.  And “YES!!!  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!”    Psalm 118:24
Thank-You, Jesus!!!  Amen.

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

And…???…???…???…my heart is also a bit saddened on this new day the Lord has made, folks.  But “YES!!!  I STILL choose to rejoice and be glad in it!!!”
Thank-You, Jesus.  Amen.  AND AMEN.

OUCH!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE!!!  And I am so, So, SO reminded of those difficulties each moment I decide to insert my“SELF” into the direct path of other “TEAMMATES” who go out there each day, “SOMEWHERE,” while simply seeking to survive yet another day of this thing called “LIFE”. 

“I REMEMBER FEELING YOUR PAIN,” my friend (who is actually the wife of a FaceBook friend of mine).  The brokenness that comes with allowing “MY” individual happiness to depend on another human being to fill my own emptiness.  I HAVE BEEN THERE.  AND DONE THAT.    🙁 

JESUS IS CALLING YOU, my friend.  HE LOVES YOU!!!  Give ALL your anger and pain unto Him.  Ask Him to take-out every bit of the “HIDDEN” trash that we ALL store-up in bins of denial, as well.  Oh yeah, GIVE IT  A-L-L  TO HIM, my friend.  AND WAIT… for Him to fill you up…to the TOP!!!  (Yep, I’m singin’ a bit of that Crystal Gayle tune, “Half The Way” to my“SELF” here inside “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  And…???…???…???… I’m sounding pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’)  😉

PLEASE…ALLOW HIM TO TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN, my friend.    🙁  —>  🙂    THAT ANGER/HATE…INTO HOPE/LOVE.

PRAYER IS POWERFUL…  “IF”…???…???…???…you believe.

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!!!  (Thank-You, Jesus, for somehow instilling me with the belief that tomorrow would surely be better whenever I was having a bad day “TO”day.  He taught me that back in the early 90’s, folks.  WAY BEFORE Pastor Walter “HELPED” me to realize that this “JOURNEY” I began  in order to find my“SELF” was actually leading me STRAIGHT to HIM.)  Hallelujah.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.  

 

FAKE OR REAL???

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart is frowning today, folks.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  I flipped on the news this a.m., ONLY to find my“SELF” questioning EVERYthing being reported.  :/  Is this “FAKE” or “REAL” news???  And how do we REALLY know???  :/  :/

It is a “DIFFICULT,” yet EXCITING, time during which we live.  There are DEFINITE lines being drawn in the “SAND,” so-to-speak.  And there are ONLY two teams to play for, folks.  “2”.  IN EVERY SINGLE second of the GAME, or SITUATION faced…leading us ALL to the VICTORY (ETERNAL LIFE) or DEFEAT (death).  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Which “TEAM” are YOU  playing for??? ” Do You Know”???…???…???…where you’re going to???  (Singin’ Diana Ross’ song.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  And soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.)    😉    And…“WHO YA GONNA CALL???…???…???…???…” (“GHOSTBUSTERS!!!”  Eeeccckkk!!!  “Dun Da-dun-dun-dun-dun”)  :/  to guide your ACTION or RE-action during critical points or “DIFFICULT” situations during this GAME of “LIFE”???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Well, “I”…???…???…???…LIKE TO WIN, folks.  😉

GOD IS “REAL”.  GOD IS GOOD.  AND GOD WINS…IN THE END!!!  JUST SAYIN’.  😉  😉  (Hhhmmm…my heart is suddenly smiling, folks.  🙂  Yep, Thank-You, Jesus!!!  You sure flipped that frown UPside DOWN rather quickly!!!  🙂  🙂  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

GO TEAM CHRISTIAN WARRIORS!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! (even if we’re on what appears to be different “TEAMS” here on earth.)

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.

 

I COME TO YOU, FATHER…

on bended knee.  Reminded of Your Grace.  While seeking Your Forgiveness.  Your Strength.  Your Comfort.  Your Peace…

Times are tough.  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT.”  But, Thank-You, Jesus!!!  “YOU” have come through…yet AGAIN!!!  My mind has wandered lately to the “little things” that have piled up to bring me down.  Today’s daily devotion in Jesus Calling, however, reminds me to NOT be discouraged by my distractibility, or my lack of focus on “HIM”.  🙁  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I thank-you, Thank-You, THANK-YOU, JESUS…for CALLING me back to YOU!!!  For it is during the DIFFICULT times, Jill, when HIS strength becomes yours.  Amen.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11

…”My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness.”  So now I 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 troubles that I suffer for Christ.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.

“I need You now, Lord” are the words I scribbled at the bottom of page #320 of “Jesus Calling” this morning.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  This is a new day the Lord has made, folks.  And I will DEFINITELY rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24

AND NOW…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.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.