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.

Struggling with Depression

My Life with PTSD, Bipolar 2 and Bpd

I’m struggling with my depression. To cope I am saying my affirmations out loud three times. Along with a lot of deep breaths. But this depression is getting to me. I’m feel as if my consciousness keeps repeating negative thoughts. At the moment I’ve been obsessing over the messages I read. They oh so nicely end my relationship of a year and some. I just thought you would better, understand my state of mind. In the beginning I felt numb. I felt nothing. I can’t think straight. I can hardly write without negative thoughts. I’m glad I’m working a lot lately. The key is staying as busy as I can. Any help tips?

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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

 

Sheryl Steines Book on Amazon

Sheryl Steines book 2Annie Pearce hoped to never hear from FBI Special Agent Jack Ramsey again. But he had another case for her, the mysterious death of man just outside the portal to the magical Black Market. Who and why would leave a victim so close to the portal, leaving the magical world exposed. While Annie tries to find the murderer, she runs up against the journalist who’s still out to discover Annie’s magical secret and a mysterious secret organization that has bigger plans at the Black Market. Can Annie discover who they are before the magical world is exposed?

Her blog can be found HERE

Miscellaneous Fun TAG: Amazon’s 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime

 Miscellaneous Fun

TAG: Amazon’s 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime

Many thanks to James at https://thisismytruthnow.com/2018/03/30/tag-amazons-100-books-to-read-in-a-lifetime/ for nominating be on this tag. It is so much fun!

Today’s Date: 3/30/2018.

How many books have you read from Amazon’s list of 100 Books to read in a lifetime?

How to Play:

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)
  3. Tag and thank the Person that tagged you
  4. Copy the list below and indicate which ones you have read
  5. Tally up your total
  6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and let them know how many you read
  7. Tag 5 new people
Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume  Yes
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Beloved Toni Morrison
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web E. B White  Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Dune Frank Herbert
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow  Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens  Yes
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder  Yes
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl  YES
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road Jack Kerouac
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen  Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
The Book Thief Markus Zusak  Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger  Yes
The Color of Water James McBride
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson  Yes
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Giver Lois Lowry
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald  Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  Yes
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright  Yes
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shining Stephen King  Yes
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
The World According to Garp John Irving
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee  Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein  Yes
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak  Yes

Jackie Paulson has read 18 books. My all time favorite on this list is Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl… YES! So… I’m happy with the results. How about you?

I Tag:

 

 

 

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!