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“IT WASN’T A DREAM, JILL!!!”

WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I simply canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  BUCKLE-UP!!!  WE’RE TAKING YET ANOTHER TRIP TO “JILL’S WORLD”.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!

BAM!!!  I awoke nearly every 1-2 hours LAST night.  ALL NIGHT LONG!!!  Thank-You, Jesus, for allowing me to return to sleep pretty quickly after each AWAKENING!!!   UNTIL…

The last time I awoke this morning around 6:00 a.m., ET.  UGH!!!  I was so, So, SO groggy.  Almost “cloudy”.  And confused.  I IMMEDIATELY recalled the short “dream,” or morning-mare, I JUST had prior to waking…

“IT”???…???…???…(the morning-mare) was about work.  “I” was there, at work…yet I felt as though I was NOT quite A-L-L there…mentally.  Yep, I was a bit “OFF”!!!  Making flighty mistakes regarding “little” things.  Yet my boss, Sally, was so patient with me while maintaining such a nice smile on her face in response to “ME” …???…???…???…  JUST being flighty “ME” … again.  And Again.  AND AGAIN!!!  :/ 

I was so, So, SO excited to tell my “TEAM BLUE”-mates about this “CRAZY” morning-mare I had today.  My story ,however, was interrupted by Michelle, a PTA.  Yep, as SOON as I mentioned feeling “OFF” or “FLIGHTY” in the dream , she quickly shot back with:  “OH, THAT WASN’T A DREAM, JILL!!!”… insinuating that my being “OFF” or “FLIGHTY” is quite TRUE-TO-LIFE!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  AND WE ALL ROARED…with laughter!!!  Back in the documentation room of our rehab. dept. at MCNRC (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center) in beautiful St. Augustine, FL.

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Funny, but I now question:  “WAS IT A DREAM???  OR NOT???”  My head hurts, folks.  I didn’t sleep at all last night!!!  Time for me to go to bed.  My prayer???  “NO DREAMS TONIGHT, Lord.  PLEASE…NO DREAMS TONIGHT!!!”  😉  GOOD-NIGHT!!!  AND SLEEP TIGHT!!!

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 HOLIDAY HUSTLE, 2017!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  IT’S IN FULL-SWING, folks!!!  Beginning slowly in Oct. for Halloween.  Building a bit in Nov. while leading up to Veterans and Thanksgiving Days.  BAM!!!  And things are now quickly escalating RIGHT on up to Christmas & the New Year Days!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!

“Eeeh-eeeh-eeeh-hoooo!!!  Eeeh-eeeh-eeeh-hoooo!!!”  (Pppsssttt…that’s my holiday-hustle, labor[ing]-pain breathing pattern!!!)  😉

BACK-OFF, Satan!!!  My God’s GREATER than you!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  TIS THE SEASON, folks!!!  TO BE JOLLY…NOT ANXIOUS!!!  Breathe, Jill.  JUST BREATHE… in DEEP and back out SLOW.  Just slow down and enjoy the ride, holding firmly to Jesus’ hand!!!  AMEN.  HE’S GOT THIS!!!

EEECCCKKK!!!  I can feel the excitement growing bigger, And Bigger, AND BIGGER…with each passing day!!!  HA!!!  Weekends are a bit busy for me, folks, with work and church…PLUS added events during the holidays!!!  DOUBLE HAHA!!!  For example…???…???…???

IMG_9936  WE’RE ON OUR WAY…

We raced out of the house early Sat. morning, 12-2-17, for the Christmas parade…in such a hurry I  “F-O-R-G-O-T”  to brush my hair!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  But that’s okay…we made it downtown for the parade…ON TIME!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND…???…???…???…I ALSO made it to THE CREEK…ON TIME to complete the day’s work schedule.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  ALL…???…???…???…with disheveled-looking hair!!!  :0

HAHAHA!!!  TIS THE SEASON, folks!!!  “HO-HO-HO!!!”  And “HE”…???…???…???…is surely coming SOON!!!  PRAISE GOD!!!  READY???  OR NOT!!!

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.

SHOW US THE WAY, LORD

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

There seems to be another common theme, or group of ideas, running through my mind here in Jill-ville, folks.  Jogging it’s  way on into recent blog and FaceBook posts.  :/  (Pppsssttt…and YES!!!  “IT” -the theme or group of ideas- has beautiful red, white and blue tennis-shoes on!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I envision a cross tied firmly in one shoestring, a “WONDER  BIBLE” in the other AND… a halo centered, PROUDLY, a-top “IT”- that theme or group of ideas.   :/

Sorry, folks.  It seems we’ve traveled DEEP into the “JUNGLE”-in-my-mind.  :/  Yep, “JILL’S JUNGLE”!!!  :/  :/  Eeeccckkk!!!  BUCKLE-UP, folks!!!  It is Vewy, VEWY scawwy here…  😉

Hhhmmm…a few recent FaceBook and blog post “IDEAS”:
–“BOYCOTTING” the media…???…???…???
–we are ALL sinners…???…???…???
–“DON’T SHOOT THE WOUNDED”…???…???…???
— close our ears and eyes to the wicked…???…???…???–“SHOW US THE WAY, LORD”…???…???…???
–Psalm 32:1-5

And NOW…???…???…???…”THE THEME, REVEALED”:

LOOK TO THE LORD…NOT MAN.  GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME…NOT MAN.  FOLLOW JESUS…NOT MAN.  THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL SHOW US THE RIGHT WAY TO GO…NOT MAN.

PLEASE…answer that knock at your heart’s door, folks.  LET HIM COME IN.  And allow him to stay awhile.  😉  (That reminds me of the earlier blog post revealing my husband’s comparison of me to that pushy saleswoman you let in the front door and then quickly escort straight out the back door!!!)  HAHA!!!  Yep, I AM ENJOYING MY “JOURNEY,” folks!!!  FINALLY!!!  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.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  My chains are go…ing away.  😉  I’ve been set FREE…time and time again!!!  Your forgiveness of “ME,” Father, encourages “ME” to forgive “THEM”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We are ALL sinners, folks.  I find my“SELF”  turned OFF by the constant quest to “OUT” fellow sinners by those  who simply bury their own.  And the FAKE news out there makes us question EVERYthing, while some STILL choose to believe what fits nicely into their own agendas.

HELP US, FATHER, TO DESIRE HELPING ALL TEAMMATES.  YOUR WAY.  NOT OUR OWN.  AMEN.

I just peered over toward my bedroom window, folks.  The partially-open blinds…???…???…???… have let the sunshine in!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And I WILL face it with a GRIN.  😉  Eeeccckkk!!!  And guess what else???  I GET TO GO TO WORK TODAY!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

 HAVE A BLESSED DAY, folks.  TIME TO GET MY JOLLY-JINGLE-JILL-ON… AND JINGLE ALL THE WAY…HEY!!!  😉

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.

 

CLEANSING ME…

at the CREEK.  :/  Oh bother, I sure HOPE I can capture the MAGIC of this story as it completely unfolded itself Mon. morning, 11/27/17, in the documentation room of our Therapy Department at MCNRC (Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center) here in St. Augustine, FL…USA!!!

In backing up a few days, I must confess that Thanksgiving Day found me standing firm, a bit disgruntled, in the #1 spot of the “TURKEY LINE”  at Golden Corral in Palm Coast, FL.  :/  Our family’s Thanksgiving Day tradition for 6+ years now.

Our first trip through the buffet found us waiting in line for TURKEY, along-side 2 disgruntled ladies who cut in line before my children while awaiting the re-fill of TURKEY in its empty bin.  🙁  Danielle and Chase both departed the line…disgruntled.  😉  Not “ME,” though.  I wanted TURKEY, so I remained in line until the re-fill was complete and, oh yeah, “THIS” lady got her TURKEY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I ate slow, folks.  Slower than usual.  Hhhmmm…it was such a good, Good, GOOD meal!!!   I, OF COURSE, wanted to go back through the line and get seconds of the exact same plate I just consumed.  So OFF I went…  Hhhmmm…wouldn’t you know it!!!  The TURKEY was ALL gone AGAIN!!!  BUT…”I” was FIRST in line this time!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  So I stood right there in “READY” position and I waited for the TURKEY re-fill I just KNEW would soon be coming as it had before.  And I Waited.  AND WAITED… 🙁  (Pppsssttt…I REALLY wanted more of that “TURKEY”).  UGH… 

The elderly disgruntled man next to me began making sarcastic comments.  I, however, STOOD MY GROUND…and did NOT move.  “I”…???…???…???…was waiting for TURKEY!!!  And “I”…???…???…???…was #1 in line!!!  Folks could just move on around me if they did not want to wait for the “TURKEY,” but as for “ME”…???…???…???… “I” was waiting!!!

So the elderly disgruntled man then said, “There’s TURKEY on the other side, [lady]” as he turned around and hollered to the growing line behind us:  “SHE’S NOT MOVING!!!”  :0  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!   I quickly turned around and retorted with, “I’m waiting for the “TURKEY”!!!”  And I then made a disgruntled comment to the elderly man as he and his wife stepped around to pass me in line.  ON THANKSGIVING DAY, 2017!!!  :/  OH  NO, PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO.  “SO!!!”  🙁

I FINALLY returned to our table AFTER filling my plate and recounted the incident to my awaiting family.  I was STILL a bit disgruntled as we joked about BOTH “DIFFICULTIES” encountered in the buffet line at Golden Corral on this Thanksgiving Day, 2017!!!

I felt ashamed of my“SELF”…IMMEDIATELY!!!  And repented.  Right Then.  RIGHT THERE.   “FORGIVE ME, FATHER.”  It took awhile, but I was finally able to “LET IT GO” and forget about it UNTIL…

MONDAY MORNING… when co-workers started inquiring about each others’ Thanksgiving Day celebrations!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!  I recounted the story about our experiences at Golden Corral and we ALL roared in laughter about the disgruntled lady (me) holding up the buffet line while waiting for more “TURKEY”!!!

Oh, Victoria, Victoria…such an AMAZING young member of “TEAM BLUE” at THE CREEK!!!  She actually “HELPED” me put my shame to REST as she repeatedly remarked how “TEAM ALLEN’S” 2017 Thanksgiving Day dinner at Golden Corral sounded like an  episode of “SEINFELD”!!!  HAHA!!!  JUST ANOTHER DAY IN “JILL’S WORLD,” folks,  as we ALL continue to struggle while simply seeking to survive “LIFE”.  😉  Thank-you, Victoria, for completely cleansing me of the anger, guilt and shame that STILL lingered somewhere DEEP inside this place called Jill-ville.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “TEAM BLUE”…???…???…???…comes through…AGAIN!!!  Oh, how I love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B” at MCNRC!!!

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.

 

 

 

GETTING MY JINGLE-ON!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

‘Tis the season, folks!!!  My FAVORITE time of the year!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Time for me to get my JOLLY-JINGLE-JILL-ON!!!  :0  Eeeccckkk!!!  I have a bag…SOMEWHERE…full of Christmas “STUFF” (jewelry-and- such) to wear to “THE CREEK” (MCNRC), folks.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, I like to add a new Christmas item to my being EVERY work-day after the week of Thanksgiving… on up to Christmas, SPECIAL, so that “TEAMMATES” can hear me jingling-ALL-the-way, HEY!!!   :/  (Pppsssttt…NOT EVERYbody at The Creek wants to hear my bells jingling and/or me  caroling in the halls at the “CREEK” for an entire MONTH before Christmas!!!  :/  :/  GO FIGURE…But that’s okay…I do it anyway)  😉  😉  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

9:59 am, Mon.11/27/17.  Eeeccckkk!!!  Time to get my “JOLLY-JINGLE-JILL-ON”!!!, folks!!!  Please “HELP” me, Lord, to find my bag of goodies here pretty quickly so that I can head to work…on this new day the Lord has made.  AND I WILL SURELY REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

 

 

 

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.