Archive for July, 2010

What is Your Passion/Mission/Vision for Your Life?

Please feel free to share your mission below on the comments.

A Vision is the (WHAT): what you see as possible for others, or the world, your community or how you can serve.

A PURPOSE is the (WHY): why you are here, what you are here to do, how you are going to do it.

A Mission is the (HOW): what you are here to do, your vision and purpose that you want to follow through, what you are going to do to make it happen with your actions.

For example, “Jackie Paulson has a life calling to help others become more aware of their mission and inspire others to stay positive with courage and strength.


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How to deal with rude people…

Luke 6:27: ‘But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.’

I had intended to reflect on way more Scripture than this, but I couldn’t get past verse 27! What a seriously powerful message!!

Recently someone I hardly know was unbelievably rude to me, and my initial reaction was to get angry and upset, and try and work out a way of getting back at them. My reaction certainly wasn’t to love them and be nice to them – and this is why this reading is so tremendously challenging.

Enemies in the greek is those who are rude and hostile towards us, people who for whatever reason treat us badly. And rather than lash out Jesus challenges us to respond in a completely different way. The first word is Love which in the greek is agapao and literally means to have generous concern for, to value and esteem, to be faithful towards and delight in. And then there is good which in the greek is kalos and refers to speaking well of someone, praising and applauding them.

So if someone is rude to me or treats me badly Jesus is saying that I am to treat them with considerable respect like they are a close special friend or dear family member… wow. I read the Bible and God is forming me, smoothing out my rough edges.. and now I am ready to love my enemy and do good to them. This is nothing short of stunning.

Is it just me or does this Scripture challenge you?

God bless ya!

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Do you have friends?

Here I am 2010“I am very sympathetic to others and sensitive with others because I am able to put myself in their shoes.”

Yes, it is nice to have friends. But what is a friend? When I was younger I was a loner and now that I am older I am a loner. When I was little I also thought that I had to buy friends and buy gifts for them. Now that I am older I realize how few and far between a real friend is.
“Short visits make life long friends.” Yes indeed they do. I use to be the person to go here and go there to meet with friends…then one day I just stopped doing it. What did I find out. I had two real friends, Samantha and Iris. What a wake up call for me.
In the past three years I have had to move in and out of places that I lived at. Until my last move it was just me and one other person. My last move, I am so grateful to my family for helping me. What a joy and relief that was. I can proudly say my best friends are my family.
I also am on the internet a lot and networking, not to sell anything but to learn from others. I have Cheril, Deb, and Bobbi to be ever grateful for my new-found friendships.
Real friends are hard to come by. You can count them on one hand.