Obsessed with Pens

I have a huge collection of pens of all sorts, sized, and colors.  Fine Point and Think Point.  I have to STOP buying them!

I have a huge obsession with BOOKS.  My obsession started years ago when I lost all my books in a house fire.  At first I was bummed out to lose over 1000 books!  I even got an reader a KINDLE FIRE.  Well, that did not fix me.  I am still obsessed with true stories, true crime, like NCIS, CSI, Numbe3rs, Criminal Minds, and even Supernatural.

I also had a collection of Titanic books, old and new.   I am obsessed with the real story.

Now I am on a kick, to read one author and all the books they write…for example right now I am reading Iris JoHansen series.

BUT, I am also in College.

1st I got my AA in Paralegal in IL

2nd got my BA in Technical management

3rd I am working and half way done with my Master’s in Human Resources Generalist

I have been in college for ten years.  I raised my daughter 1st as a single mom.  My hubby walked out on us when she was 1.5 years old.  Going back to college is my passion and finishing is my passion.

So with all that said, I do college most of my free time.   On my spare time I spend with my two cats and or reading.  Here and there I get to watch Netflix movies.

What do you like to do on your FREE TIME?

Jackie Paulson

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What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now?

What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now?

In the Bible: The book of Revelation

“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.”

I love this sentence as it tells the beginning of the end of the books in the Bible.  I think that those who try to scare us all into the end of the world, are false prophets.  Why?  Even Jesus says, “I will come like a thief in the night.”  No one will know the end of the world until Jesus  comes.

Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.

 

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Happy Father’s Day 2018

I live in USA, IL, and it has to be the hottest day I can remember on this Father’s Day.  I am not feeling well, but wanted to share my thoughts.  I have a major paper due for College tonight, in reality I cannot wait to hand it in.  I am in my Master’s Degree for HRM.   Than I have a huge final due.  I am exhausted, stressed.  I will conqueror this.  I am a women and tend to worry more than I should.  I will give it to God and bless my life by relaxing for once.  I pray that all who stop here are blessed.

Daily Poste

Paying it Forward

Today I write because yesterday 6/15/18, a Friday, I was too exhausted to write.  But today I wish to share a story.

A friend, whom cut herself, had to get to the hospital.  After she called many people, no one stepped up due to the ego.  Thus, as a Christian I decided to do what Jesus would do and help a friend in need without any judgments.  I live for God and life is all about Him, thus doing what Jesus would do, I brought her to a hospital, stayed and helped through a depressing thing.  It is not for me or you or anyone to Judge any person.  Jesus loves unconditionally.  No Conditions!  Open arms.

Being an empath, I had to go to my place and clear my toxic energy as it was not well.  If you know someone in need, would you help them and throw away the ego?  As the two angels helped me the other day, it was my way of helping someone else and paying it forward.  I let go of my ego and just did what was right in the eyes of Jesus.

May you all be blessed for reading this.  Tarot by ceclia_2018

Good People In America

Let me start out by saying that over the past ten years I have blogged and been hacked more than  once.  Those who choose to follow me know who I am.  At any rate, this is how my day started today.  Up at am with hardly any sleep.  Then Off to a place to feed my cats because where I am at I am not allowed to have them.  On the way back to my location where it originated, our truck just literally DIED.  He was driving it, and there was nothing we could do, and with no job, no home to call of my own, we just started walking.  We grabbed anything of value thinking that someone would steal the truck or take everything we had in it out.  My faith was strong, but not as strong as I should have let it be.  As a christian couple, we put our faith in HIM.  After walking awhile, a nice van with two men asked if we needed a ride.  Gratefully we took it, and off we went to a location that is not my own.  Now it reminds me so much of the way America is going to be great again, somehow.  I have to believe this.  Since 2015, and almost having my Master’s degree ten years after raising my daughter as a single mom, I have been homeless, helpless, lost, depressed and just lost my faith until TODAY.  There is someone out there over this internet far worse off than I am.  I am waiting patiently until God tells me what to do next, or for someone or some company to offer me a great job.  I have worked many jobs but for odd reasons not been able to stay long.  Its as if the unknown is more attracted to me than the “known.”  I will be praying for everyone across America, each day I get up because those two men were our Angels today and with tears in my eyes, if I could pay them back, it’s all I can to do pay it forward when I am able to.  May you all be blessed for reading my story.  Jackie Paulson @ 2018 6/14/2018, do not use my words or this blog for your selfish reasons.  I have a right to protect my words.

Happy Memorial Day

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This weekend lets remember all those who serve or have served our COUNTRY AMEN TO THAT.

Here are photo’s for getting ready for celebration. Cleaned out the GRILL to COOK OUTSIDE!!  Such Beauty…..What are you doing?

WPC Liquid water new patio

 

Liquid

For this week’s photo challenge, let’s keep things fluid.

My day was taking this area full of weeds, grass, and semiconscious crap, and I dug it

all out and made it beautiful again, so the ground got wet, but the sunshine made it a

very nice patio area for summer!  May 2018!  Happy Mother’s Day TO ME!!!  Enjoy.

 

Others in this challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Here is my go: https://wp.me/p3gqMf-La

Here is my entry for the week:
https://madame-zenista.com/2018/05/16/water-y-and-ocean-y-and-fountain-y/

https://insellos.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/weekly-photo-challenge-liquid/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/wpc-my-favorite-liquid/

Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

Rise/Set

For this week’s photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colors of your favorite sunrise or sunset.

My photo’s for this weeks challenge

Others to Follow:

http://touringwithkids.com/2018/03/29/sunrise-on-cadillac-mountain/

http://gratefulsinglemoms.com/2018/03/28/my-favorite-place-in-the-world/

https://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rise-set/

http://rushbabe49.com/2018/03/28/sunset-an-end-and-a-beginning/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/weekly-photo-challenge-rise-set/

https://mirthandmotivation.com/2018/03/28/photo-challenge-rise-set/

https://nesfelicio.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/another-day-begins-and-ends-on-panglao-island/

 Now, let me explain what I have been up to…

Since 2015, I have been homeless and here and there couch hopping or even staying sleeping in my car, due to no jobs….well, low paying jobs.  You can congratulate me now…I have a New JOB starting MONDAY:

Foreclosure Specialist for a Mortgage Company, and if you actually read this blog this far, comment comment comment BELOW!

I’d rather be Reading a good book

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/rather/

https://madame-zenista.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be-doing-something-creative-like/

https://norcalzen.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be/.

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/id-rather-be-eating-pie-today-3-14/

https://insellos.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-id-rather-be-a-painter/

https://wordpress.com/post/streamingthruamerica.com/2018/03/14/my-word/

Review of Movie Acts of Vengeance

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Acts of Vengeance is a Netflix movie that can be true and I think many should watch this movie. First I am a huge fan of Antonio Banderas. That was a given to want to watch the movie. So, basically the movie has a busy prosecuting attorney. The kicker is that a man on the police force has a daughter who was killed and Tony Banderas got the murderer freed. So this cop has a vengeance to want to hurt Tony. So he sets up his wife and daughter and murder’s them. After learning from a book he learned The best revenge is to be unlike your enemy. He also learned combat skills. At first Tony blames himself for the murders of his wife and daughter but later decided to make use of his time by finding the killer. I was awe struck at the skills he learned and the fact that in the end, Tony did not kill but got the cop to go to trial and put in prison. Yes, there are good cops and bad but at the end of the day they have to live with their own choices. I was touched by the dog in the movie and by how I felt after watching it. As much as I want to hurt those who hurt me I am now reminded that in the end it is God’s Vengeance NOT ME!

For starters, as a believer in Christ let us look at the different versions of what the Bible says on Vengeance:

Romans 12:19 Talks about Vengeance

New International Version
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Berean Study Bible
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Berean Literal Bible
never avenging yourselves, beloved; instead give place to wrath, for it has been written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

New American Standard Bible
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

King James Bible
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, don’t try to get even. Let God take revenge. In the Scriptures the Lord says, “I am the one to take revenge and pay them back.”

Good News Translation
Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God’s anger do it. For the scripture says, “I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.

International Standard Version
Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord.”

NET Bible
Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Do not seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for the wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to rage, for it is written: “If you will not execute judgment for yourself, I shall execute your judgment, says God.”

GOD’S WORD® Translation
Don’t take revenge, dear friends. Instead, let God’s anger take care of it. After all, Scripture says, “I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back, says the Lord.”

New American Standard 1977
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not defending yourselves, dearly beloved; but rather give place unto the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.

American King James Version
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, said the Lord.

American Standard Version
Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God : for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Webster’s Bible Translation
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, “‘Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,’ says the Lord.”

World English Bible
Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

Young’s Literal Translation
not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, ‘Vengeance is Mine.

In the end the movie says “Dedicated to the memory of Barbara Florentine and Sherilyn Stetz.”  I thought maybe this is a true story and did research.