SONG-OF-THE-WEEK…

@ “MOULTRIE CREEK” (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, or MCNRC, A.K.A., “The Creek”).  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

Just waking up this a.m. to memories of ANOTHER GREAT WEEK…AT “THE CREEK,” folks!!!  It’s a bit “CRAZY” how my mind tends to “THINK” along to the melodies of various different tunes, or meaningful songs in my “LIFE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We tend to sing ALOT at work, folks.  🙂  Okay… so “I” tend to sing ALOT at work.  :/  “SOME”  folks sing along.  “SOME” try to ignore the distraction…of “ME”…just bein’ “ME”.  There are ALWAYS those who seem to…???…???…???…”CHUCKLE”.  And those who chime in with, “DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY-JOB!!!”   HA!!!  But this is the FIRST week…EVER, folks, that we have actually discussed having a “SONG-OF-THE-WEEK” @ work.  Yep, “THIS” week, in particular, has been filled with therapists and patients singing “TOGETHER”.  “LEAN ON ME,” by Bill Withers.  A song that has GREAT meaning to us ALL as weakened patients struggle to participate in treatment modalities.

My heart is smiling, folks.  Yep, “SONG OF THE WEEK,” #1, “AT MOULTRIE CREEK” has been identified as:  “LEAN ON ME,” by Bill Withers.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And the song of week #2 became quite evident yesterday…”HEY YOU”. (“HEY JUDE,” by the Beatles.)

My work-week runs Sat.-Wed., so I am OFF today and tomorrow.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “TEAM BLUE” is meeting for dinner later this evening, as one of our “MATES” is newly married and will be moving a bit North of us.  🙁   I will, definitely, be singing the new “HEY YOU” verse “COMPOSED” last night in the previous post…for ALL “TEAM-BLUE-MATES” to learn…and to sing along!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  🙂   (“CARRABBA’S”…will be the happenin’ place for dinner tonight!!! READY OR NOT… HERE WE COME…later, of course!!!)  😉

GO TEAM BLUE!!!  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.

“HEY YOU,” The Jingle

HA!!!  A-N-O-T-H-E-R… “JILL’S JINGLE”!!!  I AM SUCH A MESS, folks!!!  :/  WHEW!!!  TODAY…???…???…???…was ANOTHER “CRAZY” day at the “CREEK,” folks!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Do NOT ask me “HOW,” ( it’s ALL so “CRAZY,” of course) but our Rehab. “TEAM” at MCNRC, “TEAM BLUE, “ got ALL hung-up on “HEY JUDE,” the Beatles song, at work today, folks.  “IT CAME ABOUT SO NATURALLY”…for “US,” folks!!!  HA!!!  “HEY JUDE”…ONLY…we switched out, “JUDE”…and inserted the word “YOU”!!!  DOUBLE HAHA!!!  And we ALL kept singing:
“HEY YOU”  La-la-la-la.  La-la-la-la…La-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  And  we were laughing ALL the way…HEY!!! (Jingle Bells)  😉  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “HEY YOU” is all we really had to sing earlier at work, however,  I have since written a little “diddy” that goes something like this:  (Pppsssttt…to the tune of “HEY JUDE”) 

“HEY YOU”…don’t be sad.
“TEAM BLUE” will “HELP” you get out-of-bed.
Remember “TEAM BLUE” will carry you through.
So you can complete this “JOURNEY” back home… back home…Back Home…Back Home…BACK HOMEBACK HOME!!!  AAAaaahhhhhh!!!!!
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na…Na-na-na-na…HEY YOU.
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na…Na-na-na-na…HEY YOU…

HAHA!!!  Now, I get to add this little diddy to the list of JILL’S JINGLES…way back there, SOMEWHERE, in the archives of this blog!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM BLUE!!!  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.

“DON’T SHOOT THE WOUNDED”

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

A FaceBook friend of mine added some very POWERFUL words to a TEXT-ver-sation via the net yesterday a.m. that I feel compelled to quote.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Ready???  OKAY!!!

“The Christian army is the only army on earth that shoots its own wounded.”

Bing!  Bang!!  BOOM!!!  Now, “THAT” is some pretty POWERFUL stuff, my friends!!!  And so, So, SO true!!!  He then shared the link to the following message that is spoken-to-music.  Please read through the lyrics and ALLOW God to speak to YOU, as He will…according to His plan.  NOT yours.  Amen.

And Thank-you, James, for sharing.  😉

 

“DON’T SHOOT THE WOUNDED”

Don’t shoot the wounded,
They need us more than ever
They need our love no matter
What it is they’ve done
Sometimes we just
Condemn them,
And don’t take time
to hear their story
Don’t shoot the wounded,
Someday you might be one

It’s easy to love the people
Who are standing
Hard and fast
Pressing on to meet
That higher calling
But the ones
Who might be struggling
We tend to judge too harshly
And refuse to try and catch
Them when they’re falling

We put people into boxes
And we draw
Our hard conclusions
And when they do the things
We know they should not do
We sometimes write them
Off as hopeless
And we throw them to the dogs
Our compassion and forgiveness
Sometimes seem in short supply

So I say
Don’t shoot the wounded,
They need us more than ever
They need our love no matter
What it is they’ve done
Sometimes we just
Condemn them,
And don’t take time
To hear their story
Don’t shoot the wounded
Someday you might be one

We can love them
And forgive them
When their sin
Does not exceed our own
For we too have been down
Bumpy roads before

But when they
commit offenses
Outside the boundaries
We have set
We judge them in a word
And we turn them out,
And we close the door

Myself I’ve been forgiven
For so many awful things
I’ve been cleansed
And washed and bathed
So many times
That when I see a brother
Who has fallen from the way
I just can’t find the license
To convict him of his crimes
So I say

Don’t shoot the wounded
They need us more than ever
They need our love no matter
What it is they’ve done
Sometimes we just
Condemn them,
And don’t take time
To hear their story
Don’t shoot the wounded
Someday you might be one

That doesn’t mean
We turn our heads
When we see a brother sin
And pretend
That what he’s doing is all right
But we must help
Him see his error,
And we must lead him to repent
Cry with those who cry
But bring their deeds into the light

For its the sick
That need the doctor,
And it’s the lame
That need the crutch
It’s the prodigal
Who needs the loving hand

For a man who’s in despair,
There should be kindness
From his friends
‘Lest he should forsake
The fear of Almighty God
And turn away
From God and man
So I say

Don’t shoot the wounded,
They need us more than ever
They need our love no matter
What it is they’ve done
Sometimes we just
Condemn them,
And don’t take time
To hear their story
Don’t shoot the wounded,
Someday you might be one

“LIFE”…???…???…???

is “POLITICAL,” folks.!!!  EVERYTHING…in “LIFE” bears political implications.  Whether we choose to admit it or deny it.  Bottom line.

Yep, “LIFE”…???…???…???… is political, folks.  The question to be answered is:  Are “YOU” living it in “LOVE”???  Or fighting it in “HATE”???

I pray that we each choose our “TEAMS” wisely, folks.  According to God’s specific “PLAN” or “WILL” for “US” each, individually.   And then “PLAY BALL,” or “PLAY LIFE”…to win!!!  According to His rule book, The Holy Bible.  Amen.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! (Even though we may appear to be on 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.

 

 

A BLESSED DAY…

at the “CREEK”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart is happy, yet melancholy.  Its smile is forced…as I pry up both sides of its partial frown in  COMPLETE “FAITH”.  🙂  Yep,  the word running through “Jill’s Jungle” (wearing red, white and blue tennis-shoes) this a.m. is…???…???…???… “FAITH”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM NIKE’!!!  😉  Hhhmmm…where to begin???  Where to end. ???  I have NO idea, but…???…???…???…let the “JOURNEY” begin!!!  Shall we???  (Pppsssttt…ya better “GEAR-UP” with the body armor of God, folks.  We’re heading on in to the Jungle-of-my-mind, folks.  “Jill’s Jungle”)  😉  WE SHALL… 

I was TOTALLY blessed to work on Veterans Day, 2017.  My life was touched by numerous angels…at the “CREEK,” Moultrie Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center here in St. Augustine, FL.  Have I EVER mentioned how much I love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B,” folks???  😉  I SURE DO!!!

AMAZING patients.  AMAZING visitors.  AMAZING co-workers.  Yep,“THE CREEK” is an AMAZING place here inside “JILL’S WORLD.” folks!!!  😉  Not everybody thinks so, but I sure do!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, Sat. 11/11/17 was just another AMAZING day at “THE CREEK,” folks!!!  From an AMAZING patient with FAITH in “THE CONSTITUTION”…to AMAZING patients, visitors and co-workers with a spoken FAITH in The Lord.  I find such DELIGHT in traveling others’ JOURNEYS “WITH” them…for even just one SHORT moment-in-time.  NO PUSHING OR PULLING ALLOWED, JILL!!!  😉  HA!!!

I am learning to put a teeny-tiny cap on my enthusiasm and pure FAITH in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior , folks.  JUST ENOUGH…so as to NOT appear judgmental (when I am NOT judging them AT ALL) or to NOT scare away His children who might be wandering…or just plain “LOST”.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

I am a disciple of Christ, folks.  I desire sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior with Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  NOT to turn them OFF or away from the ONLY Giver of Saving Grace by my “CRAZY,” and undying “FAITH”…IN GOD.  And the Trinity:  The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.  Amen.

9:11 a.m.  Sunday, 11/12/17.  And…???…???…???…I now “GET” to ready my“SELF” for work…on this new day the Lord has made.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND I WILL SURELY REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 
Psalm 118:24

HAVE A BLESSED DAY, folks!!!  And remember to “KEEP THE FAITH”!!!

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.

“JILL’S WORLD”

as of 11/11/2017, this “WORLD”…of “JILL’s” consists of the following places of “ESCAPE”…in “MY” mind:

–Jill-ville (1 stop-light village, inspired by the village of Fayette, OH where I lived much of the first 22 years of my “LIFE”)

–Jill-igan (a state in JILL’S WORLD,” inspired by the state of Michigan–where “the accident” in 1986 occurred)

–Jill-igan’s Island (a vacation spot inspired by Anastasia Island–“TEAM ALLEN’S” current HOME.

–Jill’s Jungle  HA!!!  “WELCOME TO THE [CRAZY]JUNGLE,” folks, in my mind…

HA!!!  I just decided to make a list of the different locations in “JILL’S WORLD” that have been identified back there, “SOMEWHERE,” in the posts of this blog.  “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”… on the “NET”.  Or in the “WEB” @ numberoneteam.net.

GO TEAM!!!

P.H.P., folks.

Give the “BEST” of you…

GLORY TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

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.