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GETTING TO KNOW…

 “ME”.  Getting to know ALL about “ME”.  😮  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The negative “CJ,” or Crazy Jill, is GONE, folks.  Along with Flighty Jill, as well.  Yep, I bid farewell to my ole’ “CRAZY” SELF on 1/2/18…in a blog post titled, “BYE-BYE, CRAZY-JILL”.  I really meant it.  And it really, Really, REALLY worked, folks.  I am a different “ME”… YET AGAIN!!!   Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.  “The old life is gone:  a new life has begun.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

Yep, I had to let go of my crutches:  Crazy Jill (CJ) and Flighty JillHAD TO GO!!!  The self-bashing…???…???…???…became my truth and  “I”…???…???…???…actually became the crazy and flighty person I joked about being. 10-FOLD!!! To the point of being embarrassed of  my-crazy-flighty-“SELF”.  OUCH!!!  :/ 

I am certain it was God who shouted “STOP!!!”[self-bashing] “In the name of Love!!!”  😉  And I STOPPED, folks.  IMMEDIATELY.  Right Then.  RIGHT THERE… with the publication of that blog post, “BYE-BYE, CRAZY JILL” on 1/2/18.  AMEN.  And THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

“I”…???…???…???…am a DIFFERENT person yet AGAIN, folks!!!  HE…???…???…???…is STILL changing “ME”…from the INSIDE-OUT!!!  And…???…???…???… I really, Really, REALLY like the NEW  CARING, COOL, CALM & COLLECTED person I PROCLAIM my“SELF” to be… TODAY!!!  (Thanks to some “HELP” from my friends at “The Creek,” MCNRC🙂

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Caring Jill???  Cool Jill???  Calm Jill???  And Collected Jill???    Eeeccckkk!!!  THAT’S IT, FOLKS!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!   “CJ”…???…???…???…IS BACK!!!  AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

AND SO…???…???…???…THE “JOURNEY” CONTINUES…

GO TEAM CJ!!!  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. 

 

 

JESUS SAVES…

NOT man.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

DEATH…is ALL around us, folks.  It occurs right here, Over There AND EVERY-other-WHERE here on earth.  During school, wars, accidents, illnesses, etc. .  While sleeping, walking, driving, swimming, eating, etc.  DEATH…can be slow, quick.  Painful, painless.  Expected, Unexpected, etc., Etc., ETC.  DEATH IS EVERYWHERE.   

THE ENEMY IS SATAN, folks.  NOT man.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

STOP blaming each other.  Satan blames.  Jesus loves.  ALL humans are sinners.  Does placing blame on someone else make us feel less responsible???  And what are we, ourselves, doing to “HELP” the situations we ALL face EACH & EVERY day???  At school???  On the job???  In the store, etc.???  At home???  On-line???  In “LIFE”???

The recent school shooting here in FL has “PLAYERS” adding fuel to the “BLAME GAME”… pointing digit #2 towards others as digits #3-5 ALL point RIGHT back at each individual player.  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!  (a tribute to my brother, Bob.  R.I.P.)

Where were the parents???;   Teachers and fellow students suspected trouble??? ;  Internet users could “see” and read about his troubles on the net???;  Eeeccckkk!!!  He had a gun!!!  Who, what, when where, why, and how???  There should be MORE gun laws!!!  LESS gun laws!!!;  SomeBODY, in fact, LOTS of BODIES knew he was “TROUBLED” yet he STILL slipped through the cracksand the “BLAME GAME” goes on, And On, AND ON…  🙁

“STOP!!!  In the name of LOVE,” or God.  ( Eeeccckkk!!!  DISTRACTION ALERT!!!  I am now STUCK here in “JILL’S WORLD” singing to that catchy Supremes’ tune from the 60’s.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “STOP!!!  In the name of [God]…”  😉  And I’m soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)  😉  😉

STOP…looking for fellow TEAMMATES to blame for evil actions here on earth.  SATAN is to blame for ALL evil…EVEN that which is disguised as LOVE, my friends.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Can “WE” identify the hate or anger we may harbor that is craftily designed from the LOVE of something or someone else???  ALL negatives are Satan-born and driven, folks.  Not Godly.

STOP… blaming others.  And START… loving others…by sharing The Word.  Be a disciple who makes a disciple.  JESUS SAVES.  NOT man.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW, folks!!!  Please…”CARE ENOUGH TO SHARE” Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior with those lives you are blessed to touch.  EVERY-SINGLE-DAY!!! 

PLANT SEEDS OF FAITH.  NOT GUILT.

GO TEAM JESUS!!!  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…NOT MAN!!!  AMEN.

Ephesians 6:12;  Matthew 22:39; Luke 6:27

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY SPIRIT, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE

Thank-You, Jesus, for yet ANOTHER new day.
I will seek to rejoice and be glad in it…in Your perfect way.

Come what may, I stand ready to face this day.
With Jesus right here guiding my every step of the way.

HELP me, Lord, turn away from the darkness of this day.
Replacing it with Your light and love, oh HELP me, Lord, this I pray.

It is time for me to head out the door.
To face ALL the negative Satan has in store.

I will keep You close in my heart, mind and soul.
Seeking Your will, Father, to fill my heart’s empty hole.

The smile I now feel brings Your light to my face.
Filled with a sense of Your peace and AMAZING GRACE.

Let’s go, my friend, and start this day.
Sharing love, peace and kindness to fellow TEAMMATES along the way.

HAPPY MONDAY, 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.

 

THE STINK IN OUR SOULS

EEEWWW…YUCK!!!  “WE…???…???…???…have a STINK in our souls,” folks.  Pastor Walter said so!!!  OUCH!!!  That one stung a bit, AFTER I stopped chuckling enough to realize that “WE”…???…???…???… also included “ME”!!!  :/  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

SUNDAY, 2/4/18.  The sermon at ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) was regarding our “Collapsed Judgement: Notorious Bad Calls on the Field” [of LIFE].  I absolutely love, Love, LOVED how that day’s specific message blended “LIFE” so perfectly with the Super Bowl game to be played later that very same day between the Patriots and Eagles.  POWERFUL STUFF, folks.  EXCELLENT SERMON, Pastor Walter!!!

“WE HAVE COLLAPSED JUDGMENT,” folks, as we are quick to judge others harshly based on personal opinions rather than evaluating ourselves.  Referee your own “LIFE”…NOT others’!!!
Romans 2:1; Matthew 7:1-2

“WE HAVE COLLAPSED JUDGMENT,” folks, by trampling God’s favor with a lack of humble remorse.
Romans 2:4; Matthew 6:24; 1 Samuel 12

“WE HAVE COLLAPSED JUDGMENT,” folks, by stubbornly ignoring God’s righteous judgment.
Romans 2:5

“WE HAVE COLLAPSED JUDGMENT,” folks, by NOT measuring FAITH in units of ACTION.  “WORKS MATTER!!!”
Romans 2:6; James 2:18

*Seek to “HELP” fellow TEAMMATES along their “JOURNEYS” from “HERE” to “THERE” in HIS love and light.  NOT in Satan’s anger/hate and darkness.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOARING…

with the EAGLES!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

My heart is so, So, SO happy.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW, folks, as I enjoy the Philadelphia Eagles’ miraculous SUPERBOWL 2018 VICTORY.  After their win, both the Eagles coach AND quarterback gave glory to God for their unlikely victory against the tried and tested NE Patriots.  BAM!!!

I KNEWRight Then. RIGHT THERE…that  a beautiful story was unfolding…in FULL view of the entire country, “TEAM USA”.  AMAZING GRACE…a beautiful story was unfolding in FULL view of  “TEAM WORLD”!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.  Yep, BOTH the QB and the coach of this year’s AMAZING  Superbowl champs gave credit for their victory to God on national television!!! Right Then.  RIGHT THERE.  AFTER THE GAME…for ALL to hear.

I later learned of the QB’s wrist band, stating “WWJD”.  He, reportedly wore that bracelet during the entire game!!!  WWJD…What Would Jesus Do???  SHUT-UP!!!  “W.W.J.D.”…???…???…???…is one of numberoneteam.net’s favorite phrases.  BAM!!!

Yep, I AM NOW ON A MISSION, folks.  To find and purchase my“SELF” a W.W.J.D. wrist band/bracelet.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  A representation of the bond I share with the “UNDERDOGS” of the 2018 SUPERBOWL. Our bond with Christ.  AMEN.

GO TEAM CHRISTIAN WARRIORS!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

C.H.P., folks.  Christians Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

PTL:  Praise The Lord!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Eeeccckkk!!!  I JUST realized, THIS-VERY-MOMENT, that my patience, or tolerance for complainers has GREATLY improved over the past year-or-so!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The Lord is changing “ME”…from the inside -> out!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

OUCH!!!!!!  I can distinctly remember having a very, Very, VERY low-tolerance for “COMPLAINERS” in my recent past, folks.  In fact, I am CERTAIN there are numerous posts that touch upon my so-called “INTOLERANCE” back in the archives of this blog…”SOMEWHERE”…OUT THERE…in high-tech., Cyber-ville  :/  (Pppsssttt…I get LOST there…OFTEN.)  :/  :/

DOORS WERE OPENED…for “ME”.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  And I could NOT run through them fast enough, folks!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  

YEP…I SAW THE LIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  The light that saved my  job, my sanity, my marriage, etc., by allowing a shift in my work-schedule from Mon.- Fri. to Sat. – Wed.  back in Oct., 2016, thereby reducing my time around …???…???…???…”THE COMPLAINERS”.   THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

And now???…???…???… when I find my“SELF” in times of trouble,   😉 (Yep, I’m singin’ that Beatles’ tune.  And soundin’ pretty good, too!!!) or around complainers at work, I notice a peace and calmness in “ME”.  Seeking His guidance, or words of wisdom, that will show me the way to “LOVE” them (COMPLAINERS) through their darkness on into His light.  AMEN.  And PTL.  Praise The Lord!!!

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 “FRIEND” IN ME…

I’d like to be.  Is like the friend in me…I have in Thee.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

You NEVER let me down, Father.  Instead, You hold me up and carry me through “DIFFICULT” days…weeks… months…and years.

“HELP” me, Father, to share Your love and kindness with others.  To extend Your grace and forgiveness.  To shine Your light in the darkness of day or night-times.

“HELP” us, Father, to “HELP” each other survive “LIFE”.  Your way.  Not our own.

“WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS,” folks!!!  Get to know Him.  HE LOVES YOU!!!  YOU WILL LOVE HIM.  And He will “HELP” you LOVE others TOO!!! (A.K.A.:  Your neighbors,  OR…???…???…???…Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.)  😉

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.

SEEKING HIS STRENGTH…

to face my fears.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I was nervous.  NOT real sure why I was there.  Or if I even fit into that which they are seeking.  I stood in the waiting area feeling scared and alone.  I felt the self-doubt of:  why am I here?  What can I offer?  Which was quickly followed by fear and anxiety pushing me to just leave…QUICKLY, claiming the excuse of having to work on Sunday.  I was telling my self, “SCRAM, Jill!!!  JUST LEAVE!!!”

And I was QUICKLY jolted back to reality by the wife of one of our pastors who said, “HI, Jill!!!”  Eeeccckkk!!!  And I rambled on to her, quite awkwardly, about being “LOST” and not knowing where I needed to be.  :/  I felt certain she was “ON-TO-ME”…in ALL my awkwardness.  I JUST WANTED TO ESCAPE…and return to work.  Where I know what I am doing.  And I LOVE IT, TOO!!!

I quickly escaped into a ladies room where I circled around and around and around praying for God to give me the strength to not run away and to face my fears.  To  stay awhile…and explore new opportunities.  WHEW.  THANK-YOU, JESUS.

Yes, I stayed, folks, and explored additional opportunities for “TEAM BUILDING” with ABC, Anastasia Baptist Church.  And I am so, So, SO  thankful for the “awkward” interruptions in my mind-set at just the right times that allowed me to face my fears and to rely on God’s strength to “SEE IT THROUGH”.  I, SERIOUSLY, considered fleeing the scene in fear and doubt…UNTIL I REMEMBERED:

PHILLIPPIANS 4:13
“FOR I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH CHRIST, WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH.”  AMEN.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

TORN IN TWO (2)

OUCH!!!  My heart is hurting for one “TEAMMATE” who has lost LOVE (via the murder of her daughter in domestic violence) while also wanting to be happy for another “TEAMMATE” who has found “LOVE” and will celebrate her wedding with family and friends this evening, 1/25/18.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART?”  (Pppsssttt…listening to the BEE BEES on my I-phone:   over, And Over AND OVER…again, And Again AND AGAIN on replay.

(30 min.s later)…Eeecccckkk!!!  And I also found Celine Dion’s Theme Song From Titanic, “MY HEART WILL GO ON”.  I canNOT listen to it enough, folks!!!  🙁  –>  🙂  THANK-YOU, JESUS, for using my LOVE of music to turn my frown upside down…into a smile FULL OF HOPE…and “LOVE”.

And SOOOoooooo…after thinking, praying, reading, writing and now singing…???…???…???…it is time to get OOB (Out-Of-Bed) and begin this glorious new day the Lord has made.  And “YES”!!! I WILL… REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  [Even when it hurts.]  Psalm 118:24

Hhhmmm… “MENDING MY BROKEN HEART” with God while also knowing “[MARIA’S] HEART WILL GO ON.”

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 BARGAINING BLANKET

Oh, my goodness.  My heart is STILL smiling over “THIS” one, folks.  I invite you to join me on a trip to “ME MEADOW,” the very pleasant and Very, VERY peaceful meadow in my mind, otherwise-known-as “JILL’S WORLD”.  

AWE…It was automatic, folks.  I wrapped my arm around her at work on Sunday, 1/21/18.  “SHE”…???…???…???…is a frail, 100 year-old patient who is ready to meet her Maker. Hallelujah!!!  Amen.

She spoke proudly of her skill in making specialty blankets…back-in-the-day.  Different designs, colors, materials, etc.  Oh yeah, she was proud of the blankets she designed.  “That’s what I did,” she said.  And with an unexpected turn in the discussion she then admitted offering to make a special blanket for God…if He would just call her home to heaven.  🙂  Eeeccckkk!!!  AND SHE MEANT IT TOO!!!

I wrapped my left arm around her back, placed my hand on her shoulder and gently pulled her toward me while half-joking, “THAT’S A BRIBE!!!”  😉  And we both chuckled…”TOGETHER”.  Amen.

She was so, So, SO SERIOUS, or matter-of-fact, with  the report of her offer (BRIBE) to God.  Oh Lord, my heart is still smiling, folks.  And I can almost “feel” a faint chuckle in the confines of my chest cavity, as well…  “HEHEHE”. (Thinkin’ of you, dad, and your special laugh.  R.I.P.😉  

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.