Author Archives: Jackie Wood

About Jackie Wood

Jackie is a loving wife, mother & grandmother. She has been married to her wonderful husband Ron since 1982, and both are originally from Cincinnati. They now live in the northern part of Tampa Bay (Spring Hill) with their 2 spoiled dogs, D.O.G. a blue heeler, & Chewie a toy yorkie. They have a son Jason, and granddaughter Ellie in Cincinnati, and a daughter Maria, son-in-law Raul, and 2 grandsons, RJ & Gio in Sacramento. Her and Ron have owned a small, family business, Apex Floor & Furniture Care, since 1983 serving their customers, helping to bring peace of mind by providing solutions for the care and cleaning of their floors, rugs and furniture, holding the highest designation in their industry, and have been awarded the ”Best of Tampa Bay” since 2009. She also owns "Beauty 4 'U' 4 Less" as an Avon Rep, as she loves helping women feel great about themselves by helping them care for their home and themselves. Jackie’s priorities in life are: 1) To put God first (love Him with all her heart, soul, mind & strength), 2) love others, and 3) to serve the world — she accomplishes this daily by supporting her husband in his business, and serving her customers in her business as well as helping to support several non-profits that are near and dear to her heart, and through her life experiences she helps others hurting and in need as she’s a “Life Experience” mentor at her local church. She also writes and publishes blogs like this, hoping her life experiences can bring healing, peace, joy and laughter to others. Her philosophy in life is simple: Live Well, Love Much & Laugh Often! Jackie is a recovering codependent perfectionist and as you get to know more about her, you’ll realize life hasn’t always been an easy one; battling things physically, financially, mentally and emotionally, she’s allowed the difficult times to be stepping stones in her life, rather than stumbling blocks. Through these tough times, she’s learned to respond in faith and confidence, rather than to react with anger, fear, and anxiety, which at one time in her life had her at a panic ridden, anxiety, stagnated state. She’s perservered and has allowed these difficulties to build character and integrity, giving all praise and glory to God, her Creator, Lord and Savior, and BFF (Best Friend Forever) for ALWAYS being the one Constant, Stable, Dependable, Firm Foundation in her life, WITHOUT FAIL!!!

From a Chaotic Rat Race to “Being Still” and “Loving Life”!!

So yesterday was my birthday in which I had the most wonderful, slow paced, enjoyable day with my amazing husband.  We were living life, having fun, being giddy, young at heart, and I was truly being in “each” moment, soaking … Continue reading

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In This Election – Remember, One Thing Remains!!

So, anyone who has read my blogs knows my passion is to vote for the one who’s looking to uphold that which is closest to God’s word.  And as God’s child, I’ve always had a peace whichever way this election … Continue reading

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America, I will not allow man to control me through lies, deceit, greed and selfishness again! Are you with me?

Wow, I highly recommend watching “Hilary’s America”. It’s nothing like I expected. It’s a true story filled with facts about our history of the political parties up through today, with interviews by experts in their fields from universities, etc. This … Continue reading

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Will America be a blessed nation by God or become a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah?

*Millions of believers are blind to the disaster a Clinton presidency will be to their jobs, their church and their children. *God was on the throne when Hitler rose to power. God was on the throne when Stalin extinguished the … Continue reading

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Wow! It hurts my heart to see how some christians are acting in this election…

As a christian, what saddens me more in this election than our options we have for president, is how so many christians are acting in all of this.  I’ve seen and heard nasty remarks, un-friending on social media, harsh and … Continue reading

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Our Hopes And Dreams…Are We Ready For Them???

This coming December, My husband Ron and I will have been blessed to be small business owners for 30 years.  Over the years we’ve had our ups and downs, but to be able to have one of America’s dreams of owning our own business … Continue reading

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In Honor of Those Who Gave Their Lives — I Gratefully Say Thank You…..

On this Memorial Day weekend  I will honor my grandpa Carl Hendricks and all of those who gave their lives for our freedoms we have in this wonderful country we call America. But as I ponder what this Memorial Holiday … Continue reading

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