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!!!

Ringing in the New Year — a New Year’s Resolution & More….

As I watched the ball drop, and heard the countdown, then hearing everyone celebrating in the new year, I had mixed feelings.  With 2012 being a year of ups and downs, several changes – good & bad, spending much time soul searching, being … Continue reading

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When Should I Say “No”, and When Should I Say “Yes”? As a Codependent, It’s Not Always As Easy As It Seems…

So we just finished the year 2012, and for me it was a year filled with many blessings, but also things that made me do some deep soul searching and brought healing for myself.  Being a recovering codependent, I have had lots … Continue reading

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A Dedication To My Daddy….Happy Father’s Day

You always hear that saying: “Daddy’s little girl”, and it just fits, doesn’t it?  No matter how grown up I am, I’ve heard that told to me different times over the years “You’re daddy’s little girl”.  The older I get, the more … Continue reading

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A Dedication To My Wonderful Mother – Happy Mother’s Day!

Wow, I received a beautiful card in the mail a couple of weeks ago from my mom. Here’s what it said:       “My Beautiful Daughter, I want you to always know that in good and bad times I will love … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith? It’s Our Choice…the end result is up to us!!

So, when things happen in your life and you’re faced to make a decision — do you let fear overwhelm you, or do you choose faith to conquer?  Did you ever think about the consequences of your choices?  You’ve probably … Continue reading

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Woman – Relational “To The Core”…

Wow, what an amazing weekend.  It was wonderful to spend last night and today with some wonderful women at our women’s retreat at CCW (Christian Church in the Wildwood) Terri Wimmer was the guest speaker, and we are privileged to … Continue reading

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Be Still! Wait! — Man that can be tough…but worth it…

One of the hardest things I have found for me to do is “be still” & “to wait”, yet I have come to realize, that’s what God is asking me to do so many times in my life, much more … Continue reading

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