Category Archives: Team-building

Increasing one’s awareness of working together for team success.

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.

 

“FEAR NOT”…

“for I am with you.  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you.  Yes, I will help you.  I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

This is AMERICA, folks.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!  LAND THAT I LOVE!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Now I should NOT be afraid to say what is on my mind and/or in my heart.  GOD IS WITH ME!!!  Even if “YOU” are against me.

Hhhmmm…I watched the ENTIRE New England Patriots game versus the Atlanta Falcons Sun. night!!!  YES!!!  BAM!!!  And WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  

It reminded me of the 2017 Super Bowl game and how my son, Chase, was so, So, SO excited as History was made that night!!!  We were still “displaced” from Hurricane Matthew, living in a rental condo.  Such GREAT memories…

Chase is now OFF to college.  Times will NEVER be the same. BUT…???…???…???…times can STILL be GOOD, even GREAT…if “WE” will allow them to be…NO MATTER WHAT!!!

I can respect your decision to BOYCOTT the NFL if you truly believe God is calling “YOU” to do so.  I, myself, believe God ALWAYS calls me to “HELP” the perceived “UNDERDOG”. (“MY” interpretation… as shared in previous posts way back there…”SOMEWHERE”…in the archives of this blog.)

PLEASE CHOOSE LOVE, or God.  OVER HATE, Satan.

Now I know the “HATERS” out there will probably hate me for this, but “I” sure enjoyed watching the entire NFL game Sun. night. (Pppsssttt…even though my husband is still boycotting them)  😉

GO TEAM NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!!! 

P.H.P., folks.  Players Helping Players…to win NFL football games!!!  :/

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

THINK HARD…

 PRAY HARDER.  And WAIT for God’s instruction BEFORE you REact to ANYthing.

ROMANS 2:1
You may think you can condemn such people [non-believers or sinners], but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse!  When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.

THINK HARD…and PRAY HARDER.  For OPEN eyes…to “SEE” our own transgressions as clearly as we see  those of our  “TEAMMATES,” or NEIGHBORS.  And then ACT accordingly.

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.

 

FIGHTING BACK…

GOD’S WAY.  FOR “ME”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

MY CHAINS ARE GONE!!!  I’VE BEEN SET FREE!!!  (for now)  :/  I awoke this morning in an old familiar manner, folks.  🙁   A bit anxious.  And a bit angry!!!   🙁  🙁   I recognized Satan…IMMEDIATELY and started repeating(praying):  “I love you, Jesus.  I Love You, Jesus.  I LOVE YOU, JESUS”.  And…???…???…???…that negative energy of ANGER and HATE, or Satan, was quickly replaced with LOVE, or God.  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  My heart is happy.  🙂    My mind is focused.  –>  My soul is peaceful.  

42 years of COMPLETE anger and HATE are dwindling away.  The battles I fought, And Fought, AND FOUGHT “MY” way and nearly “LOST” are FINALLY being WON God’s way.  WITHIN my“SELF”.   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

STARTING MY DAY GOD’S WAY.  And donning the FULL BODY ARMOR of CHRIST…as soon as I awake each day.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  With the following:

Ephesians 6:10-18
1.)  The BELT of TRUTH;  2.)  The BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS;  3.)  The SHOES of PEACE;  4.) The SHIELD of FAITH;  5.) The HELMET of SALVATION;  and 6.)  The SWORD of the SPIRIT.

BAM!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  🙂  Now please “HELP” me, Father, to don ALL of Your protective garments each night  “B-E-F-O-R-E”  I go to sleep, as well.  :/

I “GET” to go to work today, folks!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And…???…???…???…I’m STARTING this one off “GOD’S WAY”.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “READY???  OKAY!!!” (Eeeccckkk!!!  That’s cheerleading style!!!)  😉

SOOOoooooo…it’s OFF to work I go.  HI-HO!!!  🙂 

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.

 

 

 

 

FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I am trying HARD to “OPEN” my mind to the opposing views of the “FREEDOM” we think we enjoy in this GREAT country, the United States of America.  “IT” (FREEDOM) means something different to Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  Depending on what we, ourselves, want to think, feel or believe it “SHOULD” represent.   Sad…but true…

Many “TEAMMATES”  can take the truth and twist it or turn it into something to be angry about.  Hhhmmm…sound familiar???  People getting angered by the truth (the Truth/God’s word)???

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME, folks.  When anger gets intermingled with truth???  Satan is involved.  On Each and EVERY side of Each and EVERY issue.

TRUTH IS:  “OPPRESSION” is STILL ALIVE…here in America.  On BOTH ” sides-of-the-isle,” so-to-speak.  :/  Speakers being denied opportunities to express their views on college campuses via physical/property ruin.  NFL Players being denied the opportunity to express their views on the sidelines via financial ruin.  BAM!!!  2 very-quick examples that depict the hypocrisy of BOTH sides.  TODAY…HERE IN AMERICA!!!

GOOD vs. BAD.  LOVE vs. HATE.  GOD vs. SATAN.  THE BATTLE RAGES ON…gaining intensity along the way.  (Hhhmmm…just as the bible says it will…UNTIL THE END.)

Choose your “TEAM” wisely.  And remember:  We may be called to represent different earthly “TEAMS” as per God’s will.  THE QUESTION???  Whose “RULE BOOK” will we choose to “PLAY” by???

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

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.

 

REPS + DEMS

REPUBLICANS = AMERICANS.

DEMOCRATS = AMERICANS.

Hhhmmm…I’m a lot bit Republican.  There’s quite a bit of Democrat in me too.  I like HELPING people.  ALL people.  In EVERY little thing I do.

Hhhmmm…I am DEFINITELY a Christian FIRST, folks.  Above politics.  Above Democrats.  Above Republicans too.

May God Bless America.  And you.  And You.  AND YOU!!!

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.

LIFE IS SURE DIFFICULT!!!

UGH!!!  LIFE WOULD SURE BE EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!!  🙁  –>  :/  –>  😉  –>  🙂     (my emotions have run through the above sequence, folks:  sad -> to confused -> to “okay” -> to now HAPPY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)
“IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!”  😉

Now, I KNOW we ALL heard the same spoken words.  Yet, we were unable to agree on what was “REALLY” meant by what was ACTUALLY said.  :/  I simply canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, we ALL sat there listening with open ears.  We heard the same spoken words, yet we came away with different interpretations of what those spoken words REALLY meant!!!  UGH!!!  🙁  Now, I admit I may not be the brightest bulb on your string of Christmas lights.  :/  And I may NOT be the sharpest cheese in your fridge, either.  :/  :/  But, I generally choose to give folks the benefit-of-the-doubt in MOST situations.  I like to think positive.  And I generally believe MOST people say what they mean and mean what they say.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“POLYANNA”…Eeeccckkk!!!  There’s that name AGAIN!!!  I remember a former co-worker, Steve, used to call me “Pollyanna”.  At least 14+ years ago!!!  I believe I was slightly offended by that name back then as I thought it meant that I was gullible, flighty (which I have now embraced), or STUPID (which I have now erased from my vocabulary).  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

I actually google-searched that name, “Polyanna,” folks.  And this is what I found:

pol-ly-an-na
noun
an excessively cheerful or optimistic person

“Jillyanna.”  EEECCCKKK!!!  I love it!  I Love It!!  I LOVE IT!!! 

Now, where were we???  Oh yeah, we ALL left that meeting with different interpretations.  OUCH!!!  And yep, I am the one who stood alone…AGAIN.  But that is okay, folks.  I kinda LIKE being me these days.  AND while I may not have fellow “TEAMMATES” in line WITH me…???…???…???…I am NEVER alone!!!  “JC” (Jesus Christ) is ALWAYS right there beside me, “CJ” (Crazy Jill).  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, Jesus is RIGHT there beside each-and-every-one-of-us!!!  NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE!!! 

OUCH!!!  This current situation has weighed heavily-on-my-mind here lately, folks.  I posted the following on FB 22 hours ago:

Lord HELP us ALL when Truth is taken out of the equation.  When the words people actually speak are twisted and interpreted [negatively] to best suit our own needs [or agendas].

Our own interpretations of ALL things guide our own behaviors, folks.  May we each stand (or kneel) willingly and LOVINGLY to HELP each other keep moving in the RIGHT direction from “HERE” to “THERE”.  And while our paths may guide us in different directions here on earth as per God’s perfect will, I sure do HOPE to see you “THERE”…ONE FINE DAY, my friends.  “SHALOM.”

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.

 

 

RIDING THE BUS…

“TOGETHER”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart is “OKAY” TOday, folks. Not REAL happy with current situations …EVERYWHERE.  But not REAL sad either.  :/  I am somewhere in the middle, folks.  AND THAT IS OKAY…FOR TODAY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Recent events have started my mind on a forward roll, folks.  Yep, “THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND”…  😉  And I DO realize that NOT EVERYbody on this bus is headed in the same direction or to the same destination.  OUCH!!!  🙁 

SOME riders are HELPFUL and truly enjoy the ride.  SOME are JUST THERE.  And OTHERS are JUST PLAIN EVIL (Although they JUST don’t KNOW it).   Throwing fellow riders, or “TEAMMATES,” UNDER the bus.  LEFT & RIGHT.  At EVERY opportunity available!!!  OUCH!!!  SAD, but TRUE.  🙁

SOOOoooooo…???…???…???…which type of “RIDER” are “YOU”???  Well, Surprise, SURPRISE, folks:  NOBODY WANTS YOU ON THE BUS IF YOU’RE TRYING TO THROW ‘EM UNDER IT!!!  Just sayin’.  😉

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.

 

P.S.:  PRAYER WORKS, folks.  Our Rehab Dept. (“TEAM BLUE”) meeting went well yesterday.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Despite the EVIL on our “BUS”…seeking to throw members UNDER IT!!!  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

LET THERE BE LIGHT!!! :)

 THERE IS DARKNESS in the “HOOD,” Lord.  🙁  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The waters at the “CREEK” (MCNRC) are becoming dark, deep and dangerous…AGAIN!!!  Heavenly Father, I ask that You provide the buoys for Sal (The D.O.R.S.Director Of Rehab. Services) to THROW that will “HELP” keep “TEAM-BLUE-MATES” afloat.  Amen.

Psalm 118:24
“This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  [NO MATTER WHAT!!!]  (Praying for a positive and uplifting “TEAM” meeting at the CREEK today amid our current difficulties faced.  Amen.)

2 Corinthians 12:9
…”My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness”…
TEAM BLUE is weak, Father, please provide Your strength to believers…as per Your will.  Amen.

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.

THE COMMON “L.U.I.”

SHERIFF ALLEN, here, (that’s “ME” at “THE CREEK”-MCNRC)…???…???…???…is giving my“SELF” a ticket, folks!!!  A ticket for “L.U.I.”:  Living Under the Influence…of Satan.  Eeeccckkk!!!  FORGIVE ME, FATHER.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Folks, I have been blessed by yet ANOTHER angel at MCNRC.  A current patient who shared her daily ritual of asking God for His Forgiveness for ALL of her daily transgressions.  Those she commits knowingly, as well as those she commits UNknowingly.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

OUCH!!!  And I KNEW.  Right Then.  RIGHT THERE… that she was “MY” gift… sent as reinforcement.  A “BACK-UP-PLAN” in case “FLIGHTY JILL” had NOT yet received His message:  “YOUR WAY, JILL,…???…???…???…IS NOT THE ONLY WAY GOD LEADS HIS CHILDREN!!!”  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, LORD!!!  I GOT IT.  I GET IT.  I’M GOOD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Everybody, EVERYWHERE…needs a little “HELP” from their friends, folks.  With “LOVE,” God’s way.  Not with “HATE,” Satan’s way.  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” ( a tribute to my late brother who passed at age 58)  R.I.P., Bob.  WE SHALL MEET AGAIN…

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.