Category Archives: SPOTLIGHT NEWS

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: JACK JOINER

BAM!!!  I am so very, Very, VERY excited to highlight this next individual.  Mr. Jack Joiner was a recent patient at MCNRC who I was blessed to work with 2 or 3x during his rehab. stay.  “AMAZING MAN,” he sure is.  Now, I only treated him a few times for Occupational Therapy, but it was quite obvious  the very moment we met that he (Jack) was special!!!

I loved joking with him…“Hi Jack!!!  It’s ME, Jill!!!” Now, that may sound kinda corny to some-of-you-all, but it was so, So, SO funny to “US”.  I guess ya had to be there.  :/  Anyways, Jack (him) and Jill (that’s me) bonded quickly.  We both felt the connection.  A connection we shared beyond just…???…???…???…“JACK & JILL” or patient/therapist.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We share a deep, Deep, DEEP Christian bond.  But even beyond being Christians, we have both documented our Christian thoughts and beliefs in written form for other teammates to read.  Yep…Ya see, Jack is author of the book titled, “MEANINGFUL THOUGHTS”.  BAM!!!  He had an author’s copy of his book on the bedside table in his private room at our rehab. facility that  I JUST became privy to during a treatment session one day last week.  I immediately perused through its contents and knew, “IMMEDIATELY,” THEN AND THERE that I was stopping by Barnes & Noble on my way home that very day to purchase my own copy…“IMMEDIATELY”!!!  😉

In short, I ordered it, publish-on-demand, and it arrived just this past weekend.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I took it right to work on Tues. (I was OFF on Mon.) for him to sign…just prior to his Discharge home that very day!!!  WHEW!!!  Now, “THAT”…???…???…???…was meant to be!!!  Thank you, Mr. Jack Joiner for  signing my copy of your book, “MEANINGFUL THOUGHTS”.

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Now, this is a short, paper-back book filled with Jack’s “MEANINGFUL THOUGHTS”.  Many-of-which sound like something I, my“SELF,” would think, or blog about.  Hhhmmm…Jack & Jill think quite alike, we sure do!!!  BAM!!!  Jack’s book, “MEANINGFUL THOUGHTS “. And Jill’s blog, “numberoneteam.net,” which are meaningful short stories of meaningful thoughts are quite alike.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!! 

Now, the copyright for this book is 2010.  Jack was 88 at the time he finished compiling his thoughts for its completion.  You do the math.  I strongly encourage folks to order a copy of Jack Joiner’s book, “MEANINGFUL THOUGHTS”.  What an AMAZING man he is!!!  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

It is now Thursday and Jack was just discharged home with his wife on Tuesday.  I sure “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) that “ALL IS WELL”.  Goodluck, Jack.  From your new friend and fan, Jill.

Yep, my life was touched by yet ANOTHER angel at MCNRC.  Thank-you, Jesus.

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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: WATER WITHIN, the band

BAM!!!  “WATER WITHIN” is an AMAZING group, consisting of 2 female vocalists accompanied by 1 male drum/instrumentalist.  This group travels world-wide sharing their gifts and God’s word.  We were blessed to be lead in worship by them this weekend, 8/13-14/16 at Anastasia Baptist Church, here at the island campus in St. Augustine, FL.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  SUCH AMAZING TALENT, folks.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I felt like a kid at my first concert (Dan Fogelberg back in the late 70’s at Ohio University where my sister, Laura, was attending.)  Hhhmmm…fun, Fun, FUN time-even though I was NOT excited about going, AT ALL!!!  Not to see Dan Fogelberg, anyways!!!  I didn’t even know who he was at the time!!!  :/  Laura still jokes how I stood atop my chair while yelling, screaming, and I think I may have cried when it was over…???…???…???  :/  ).  And I do still love, Love, LOVE his music to this day!!!  Thanks for the memories, sis.

This group, WATER WITHIN, was so AMAZING that I attended both Saturday evening AND again for the 9:30a.m. Sunday morning service after LifeGroup, “EARLY RISERS”.  Thank goodness I was able to refrain from climbing atop my chair to “HOOT & HOLLER” and sing along with these  fabulous artists as they performed.  God has truly blessed them with a talent that NO words can describe.  I invite you peruse their page,  http://www.bandpage.com/WaterWithin and please contribute to their Independent label for the manufacture and distribution of their AMAZING music.

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.

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: LINDA BRANDT GALA, CON’T

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The Pre-Production Red Carpet Gala for the movie, “Born Again…And Again” on 6/5/16 at Corazon Theater, St. Augustine, FL.

Just “ME” here (above photo)…stealing a RED-CARPET PHOTO OP with Linda M. Brandt before the gala gets into FULL-SWING!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  LET THE “PARTAY” BEGIN…  😉 

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ABOVE:  Linda M. Brand with her professional photographer, Mischele, of Mischele Miller Photography, St. Augustine, FL.

“OH, WHAT A NIGHT”!!!  ( The Four Seasons, 1963!!!).  I must admit I’m sounding pretty good singin’ that song to my“SELF” inside “JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!  I’ll bet you’re singing too, aren’t you???  😉

Sorry, but I did NOT receive clearance to take photos inside the gala, folks.  “IT,” however, WAS AMAZING!!!  (You’ll have to take my word for it!!!)  😉

The motion-picture film,“BORN AGAIN…AND AGAIN” will be COMING SOON, folks…TO A MOVIE THEATRE NEAR YOU, AND YOU, AND YOU, TOO!!!  (that includes ALL of “YOU-ALLS”!!!  AND  “ME” too-who is ALSO a “YOU” to somebody…out there…SOMEWHERE!!!)  :/ OH BOTHER (thinking about my Pooh Bear, Danielle)…the HEAT is REALLY getting to me, folks!!!  Yep, we’re STILL bakin’ in “THE ALLEN OVEN” down south here in beautiful St. Augustine, FL!!!

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.

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: HIGHLIGHTING LINDA M. BRANDT

I invite you to come along, folks, as I take another quick trip down memory lane for a  lead  into this very special “SPOTLIGHT NEWS” segment.  Please come… to review a blog post from 2/25/15.  And then come… with us as we explore how God is using LINDA M. BRANDT to…???…???…???…“HELP” people survive their journeys through “LIFE,” from “HERE”…to “THERE”.  COME…

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am so excited, folks.  MORE-SO than I was over a year ago when I first met Linda M. Brandt, a St. Augustine resident who is ALSO  a member of ABC, Anastasia Baptist Church here at the Island campus.   Blogger, author, artist, speaker, SURVIVOR, etc., Etc., ETC….with a SOON-TO-BE released film regarding her struggle to survive “LIFE,” titled “BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN”.  SHE IS AMAZING, folks.  ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

I first met Linda after a luncheon she held here at the The River House, St. Augustine,FL.  I happened to notice a post on Facebook regarding this specific luncheon…the very morning of the EXACT day it was being held!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I JUST HAD TO MEET HER.  I was scheduled to work at MCNRC that day, as well, BUT…”I JUST HAD TO MEET HER!!!”  :/

BOTTOM LINE:  I did meet with Linda M. Brandt for a short time that day after her luncheon at The River House.  I then blogged about our meeting in a post titled, “COFFEE WITH LINDA,” published 2/25/15.  (“COFFEE WITH LINDA” also happens to be the title of her blog that can be found on Facebook)

And on Sun., 6/5/16, I was honored to attend the following event:

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BAM!!!  This event was amazing!!!  Red Carpet photos.  Champagne.  Food.  Live entertainment.  Dancing.  Singing.  And a short video.  AMAZING EVENING!!!   It was, definitely, a night of glitz and glamour in St. Augustine-“WOOD”. (like Hollywood)  :/  Corny, I know!!!  Sorry.  Just ME…bein’ “ME”…AGAIN!!!  😉

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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: SALLY HOWES…

IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!!  @numberoneteam.net.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Now Sally works full-time (and then some) as the Director of Rehab. Services (DORS) at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (MCNRC) here in St. Augustine, FL. We are, by ALL accounts, the BEST Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)…in town!!!  AND…ALL AROUND!!!  A-N-D…BACK AROUND…ALL OVER…AGAIN!!! (you “GET” the picture, right???  RIGHT!!!😉

BAM!!!  Yep, Sal is my boss.  “LEADER”…of TEAM BLUE at MCNRC. I’d like to take a few moments to highlight Sal in SPOTLIGHT NEWS…for going above and beyond her daily responsibilities of “LIFE” and giving so much of herself in order to “HELP” or benefit local community teammates.

Sally…”MY” boss is…???…???…??? an OVER-achiever, folks.  In EVERYTHING she does, from working, to running, to “HELPING,” etc., etc., etc.  She is ALSO the founder and organizer of a 5k charity race that benefits a local homeless shelter here in St. Augustine, The St. Francis House.

This charity race, called:  “SHUT UP & RUN,”(that name so “fits” Sally’s personality!!!) was founded in 2003 and is held annually on…THANKSGIVING DAY morning (EARLY)!!!  BAM!!!  There is certainly no better way to give thanks on “THANKSGIVING DAY” than by “HELPING” local teammates!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

I am so proud to be a member and supporter of Sal’s #1 TEAM: “SHUT UP & RUN”!!!  This year’s race will be held in 4 more days…11/26/15.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, the “CRAZY,” BUSY-NESS (business) of this Holiday Season, 2015…HAS BEGUN!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Thanks, Sally Howes!!!  You are a GREAT example of “P.H.P.”!!!

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.

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: “THE HAPPINESS WALK”

Paula Francis & Linda Wheately are in the SPOTLIGHT @ SPOTLIGHT NEWS of numberoneteam.net.  Paula and Linda are 2 women walking around the entire country for…???…???…???  “HAPPINESS”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I am NOT kidding, folks!!!  I just saw a local news report about them…today!!!  AND…I just google-searched “www.thehappinesswalk.com”.  WALKING FOR HAPPINESS!!!  I LOVE IT!!! 

“EVERY-DAY PEEPS”… making a difference!!! “…traversing the country, reporting on happiness…”  BAM!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  Please visit “www.thehappinesswalk.com” to  learn more about the Happiness Walk and then consider “HELPING” to support their cause.  😉

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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: highlighting KEVIN OLSON

KEVIN OLSON, author of “LEARNING TO LIVE WITH IT”…is in the SPOTLIGHT @ numberoneteam.net.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Kevin was guest speaker this weekend at Anastasia Baptist Church, at the island campus in St. Augustine, FL.  His testimony???  Is AMAZING!!!  His “JOURNEY” through life has been VERY “DIFFICULT,” folks.  God has blessed him.  And God is using him to touch the lives of others in a positive manner.  HALLELUJAH!!!

“I HAVE DECIDED” (to follow Jesus) :/  Slight distraction here, folks!!!  Aaahhh… IT’S ANOTHER SONG!!!  Sorry, but “I HAVE DECIDED” to make Kevin a honorary member of the #1 TEAM at numberoneteam.net.  He…has already taken “The Challenge” (a previous blog post at this site, dated 2/24/15)…HEAD-ON!!!  Finding GOOD (God) in every negative situation encountered.  Turning negatives into positives for the purpose of “HELPING” others to survive “LIFE”.  BAM!!!  KEVIN IS AMAZING!!!  BECAUSE…he is following Jesus.  God is the captain of his “TEAM”.  God is doing AMAZING things THROUGH Kevin.  WITH Kevin.  FOR Kevin.  FOR people.  ALL people.  Amen.

Thanks so much, Kevin.  YOU…are “MOVING MOUNTAINS”.  Onward Christian soldier…

Please connect with Kevin Olson at the following link and support his cause to “HELP” others survive “LIFE” through utilization of his testimony, sprinkled with scripture for a message of “HOPE”(Heaven Over-Powering Earth).http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/central/

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.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS: highlighting Kim Fredrickson


Kim Fredrickson, MFT, author and guest speaker is…IN THE SPOTLIGHT… @ numberoneteam.net.   WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

Kim’s book, “GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK–TURNING YOUR INNER CRITIC INTO  A COMPASSIONATE FRIEND” just became available 7/7/15!!!  Hhhmmm…I just learned about this book and the author while listening to the Christian radio station at 99.1 here in Northern FL on my drive home from work Tues, 7/7/15…THE VERY DAY THE BOOK WAS RELEASED!!!  BAM!!!

Kim was being interviewed to discuss her new book.  The discussion made reference to biblical scripture that commands us to “…love thy neighbor as you love yourself.”  I HAVE HEARD THAT A MILLION+ TIMES, folks!!!  You too, huh???  “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF”!!!  YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.  Kim then made a statement that struck me right UPSIDE MY HEAD…BAM!!!  OUCH!!!  Wait for it…

In regards to: “love thy neighbor as you love yourself,” Kim quickly retorted: “That’s presuming we all love ourselves”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!???  Now, “THAT” was powerful!!!  AND VERY DEEP!!!  What an amazing point that I never “REALLY” thought about…BEFORE TODAY!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

LIFE…IS DIFFICULT, folks!!!  I am finally learning to love myself.  AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!  IT SURE FEELS GOOD!!!  AND “IT”…ALLOWS ME TO LOVE MY NEIGHBORS…everywhere, as well!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

According to Mark 12:30-31, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, and all your strength….Love your neighbor as yourself.  No other commandment is greater than these”.  AMEN!!!  I always thought that my neighbors were those individuals that live right next door, right???  Or wrong???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I then began to realize that the girl/guy working next to me was ALSO my neighbor.  And the patient I am “HELPING” in therapy is my neighbor too!!!  Hhhmmm…the driver next to me on the road…is “my neighbor”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And what about the homeless lady sitting on a bench down the street with all of her belongings contained within a child-sized buggy parked right next to her???  Yep…she’s my neighbor ALSO!!!  The cashier at the store???  The waitress/waiter at the restaurant???  Fellow passengers on the bus???  In an airplane???  MGO, folks!!! (May God Offer) insight or understanding!!!  Fellow humans…ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE… are ALL my neighbors too!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” folks.  Keeping in mind that you must first love yourself.  😉

I highly recommend Kim Fredrickson’s new book, “Give Yourself A Break:  Turning Your Inner Critic Into a Compassionate Friend.”  I am certain this book will “HELP” you, me, him and her to love ourselves more completely, thereby improving the quality of “LOVE” we extend to our neighbors…EVERYWHERE!!!   http:// www.facebook.com/KimFredricksonMFT?ref=hl

WOW, thank you Kim!!!  You encouraged my mind to view the same idea from a different perspective.  God has GREAT plans for you…in His Greatness!!!  Far and above your current accomplishments.  Onward Christian soldier…

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.