Archive for the ‘ blog ’ Category

My Factoidz


Link How to keep your Blog up to date…


Freshly Pressed Win Oxy


This great give away is just for someone like me who has a problem in her adult age with acne. If anyone can help, give advice I would appreciate it greatly.

Setting Boundaries Lesson 101


Set boundaries. Many of us get ill because we let everyone into our personal space, controlling us and advising us, or else we are doing everything for them, all the while ignoring ourselves. If someone thinks they know what is best for you, even if he is “smarter” than you or more powerful, you can still refuse their unsolicited suggestions and do it your way. Just say “thanks but no thanks” and figure it out for yourself. Another way we let people in our personal space is feeling sorry for them and “matching them”. You can help best by being neutral and being yourself! You do not have to take on their pain to help them heal. Boundary setting is one of the most healthful things you can do for yourself. Decide what is acceptable for you to do and what is not, and then stick to your mandate. It is not uncaring to set boundaries. What is healthful for you is ultimately healthful for everyone else, too!

Links: Jackie Paulson 2010 Just an FYI


Blogspot: http://illinoislaw2010.blogspot.com/
FRIEND FEED: http://friendfeed.com/jackiepaulson
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=hb_tab_pro
WORDPRESS: https://stayingpositive2010.wordpress.com/
YASNI: http://person.yasni.com/jackie+paulson+1026479
FRIENDFEED: https://stayingpositive2010.wordpress.com/feed/
ECADEMY: http://www.ecademy.com/user/jackiepaulson
Blog ECADEMY: http://www.ecademy.com/blog/jackiepaulson
JasonsNetwork: http://jasonsnetwork.com/TRUTHSEEKER/
DIGG: http://digg.com/users/jpaulson666
BRIGHTFUSE: http://www.brightfuse.com/jackie-paulson
GOOGLE: http://www.google.com/profiles/organizzedjunkie
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/jackieplsn
YOU PUBLISH: http://www.youpublish.com/jackiepaulson
NING: http://positivening.ning.com/profile/JackiePaulson
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/jpaulson1?ref=profile
FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/jpaulson1

A challenge: Dream a dream so big only God can fulfil it @ 2010


Go to fullsize image

Dreams are not merely the nightly thoughts you experience as the brain sorts out the day’s events. They are the goals and visions that fire your heart and saturate your soul with joy at the very thought of them. They are those continuing visions of what you want your life to be at its highest level of fulfilment–what you want to do, how you want to do it, what kind of person you want to become in the process.

Your destiny and reason for living are wrapped up tightly in your dreams and desires, like the genetic information inside a seed. That dream in your heart contains your spiritual “DNA,” the very blueprint for who you are. Your dream is that idea, that vision for your life that burns inside of you–something you can’t ignore for long. It keeps coming back to your mind because it is part of who you are; it will never leave you alone.

A dream doesn’t drive you; it draws you. It is like a big magnet that pulls you toward itself. I don’t believe that there is a man or woman without a dream, because God designed every member of the human race to have dreams. Without a dream, a person will be frustrated in the present and will miss his or her future.

Your dream did not even originate with you. It resides within you, but God put it there. He is the source of your dream. When people dream without God, they find it hollow and unsatisfying. Every person must come to Jesus for his or her dream to make sense. In fact, without Jesus, you might follow a dream for your life that God never put in your heart.

Not every dream is from God. There is such a thing as godless dreams. But when your dream is God’s dream, it’s unstoppable.

Jesus said that apart from Him we can’t do anything and that all our dreams will be frustrated. The power, energy and creativity needed to fulfil our dreams must flow from Jesus.

The most common and most crucial question is, “How do I know which dreams in my heart are from God?” Here is the answer. You will know it’s God’s dream if:

1. It is bigger than you.
2. You can’t let it go.
3. You would be willing to give everything for it.
4. It will last forever.
5. It meets a need nobody else has met.
6. It brings glory to God.

Let’s unpack each of these. First, any dream God put in your heart will be much bigger than you. Most children start out with big dreams of being a major league baseball player or the first woman president of the United States. But people and circumstances whittle those dreams down to size. We reach adulthood, and we voluntarily trim our dreams to manageable proportions so we won’t be disappointed.

That’s the opposite of what we should do. We should set higher goals, not lower ones. God is the author of bigness, not smallness. We may not reach the highest dream, but we will go a lot farther by aiming high than aiming low.

The first test you can apply to your dream is: “Is it too big for me to fulfil without God’s help?” If you can do it without His help, you are not dreaming big enough. If it’s much bigger than you, you are on the right track. The Bible promises that all things are possible with God. Is your dream impossible enough? Does it go beyond you enough to qualify for God’s help? Your dream should be so big that it takes your breath away, makes you temporarily weak in the knees, and makes you cry out to God for help and guidance.

Next, are you able to let this dream go, or does it keep bugging you? A God-given dream is a bothersome thing: it won’t leave you alone! It keeps bobbing to the surface of your heart, clamouring for your mind’s attention. If that’s how your dream behaves, then it is probably from God. You also know it’s a God-given dream if you are willing to devote every ounce of energy and every minute of your days to it. A dream inspires devotion like the devotion a parent has for a child: you would give your very life just to see it grow and find fulfilment.

Will your dream last forever? Many people pursue dreams built on things that will fade away. They dream of fame, but fame never lasts. Others build dreams on wealth, health or power, but none of these last more than a few decades at most. A dream cannot be built on ego. It cannot be built on tradition–because the company expects it or your family expects it. None of these foundations will support your dream.

You must build your dreams on something that will last. Only two things in the entire world will last forever: truth and people. Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away. You have to build your dream on that never-changing foundation.

The second thing that lasts forever is people. God made human beings to last forever. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost, to die for people. That’s how we should spend our lives, too. If God Himself thought people were worth dying for, shouldn’t we follow His example? In fact, the only way to minister to God is to minister to people, as He said, “When you’ve done it to the least of them, you’ve done it to Me” (see Matt. 25:40).

Your dream must be built on human need. Will it help people? Improve lives? Alleviate human suffering? Does it fill a need nobody else is filling? If so, you can be sure that dream is from God. The secret to happiness in life is pouring into other people, giving without expecting anything in return.

Finally, your dream should bring glory to God. The most horrible thing in life is to realize you have wasted months, years or decades following the wrong dream. Life is too precious to fritter away by building on a crumbling foundation. Many people lose their lives, not by dying, but by squandering their time.