There’s Still Time To Get A Read In

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Someone asked me if all I ever do is post to my blog.  No!  I’m always up to something.  I actually got in some reading time this Summer.  I thought I’d share some titles I found pretty riveting.

First, there’s James Patterson’s Woman of God –I highly recommend this to every woman out there!  It’s an awesome book!  Seriously, I didn’t want to put this one down until I finished it!

Second on my list is actually a series by Elizabeth Bear.  These are titled, in order: Blood and Iron, Whiskey and Water, Ink and Steel, and Hell and Earth -They are a series titled Promethian Age Novels.  I”m waiting to get my hands on the fourth one, but the first three were absolutely incredible!  I also highly recommend these!

Some of my other reading includes news and medical articles dealing with cancer research.  I’m also doing some genealogy research…my family tree.
When I’m not doing that stuff, I’m sort of designing “virtual” rooms, as I love interior design and home “making.”  I like to find a home for sale, and then shop online for things I’d furnish and design the interior with.  And, yes, I am working on another Bible Study for publication.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 21, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

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Perfect Day For A Song Like This

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I chose Hillsong’s “You Make All Things New” for today.  I hope it, and today’s message post, give you a beautiful start to this new day.  God bless you!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 20, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Every Day Is A New One

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God does, indeed, make all things new.

That might not fully hit you until you take a minute to think about those days you finally got there, it finally all came together, it went right this time!  “Behold, I make all things new,” said the Lord.  When I thought about that, and all those times, I realized I’m a new me every day, too.

What I mean is that, even though I’m the same person, I’m growing and gaining strength, patience, wisdom, all kinds of stuff.  So, really, I’m not the same as I was yesterday.  Today, I’m even better than I was yesterday.  You might not notice it at first, but it’s true.

The message speaks of becoming free of poverty and worry/fear.  That makes me think of Jesus’ words about worshiping God in spirit and in truth.  I also think about His question: “If the light in you is darkness, how great is that darkness?”  We are rich or poor in power, according to our poverty or wealth of spirit.  “As a man thinks, so is he,” is a very powerful truth.  If I’m new every day, even better than I was yesterday, perhaps I can do today, what I could not do yesterday.  Don’t give up!  Get a little newer, better-with your attitude, your patience, your perseverance, your love and joy of, and in life.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 20, 2019, 4:p.m.

Press Onward…It’s Really A Key

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we’re running an endurance race, and not a sprint.  We’re bid to hold onto our courage, and press on to the next level.

The message speaks to us of being protected, shielded from self-loathing, from bitter remorse, and from self-defeat.  When I read it, I think of Peter, of Judas Iscariot, who committed suicide over what he’d done.  Peter wept bitterly over betraying Jesus.  I bet he had some serious struggles within himself during the following days and weeks.  We go through the same struggles with ourselves; especially when we feel like we’ve failed the Lord.  It’s so easy, when we fall down, to just lay there and wallow in self-pity, bitter remorse, self-loathing…yeah, that’s the very stuff that leads us right over that cliff called self-defeat.

The way to overcome that stuff is to open our eyes to the truth about that short-fall, that failure, that weakness.  What it really is, is a KEY that opens the door to learning, gaining strength, improving, and stepping up to the next level.  Jesus said, “I’ll give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.  That truth is a key to freedom from all that self-defeating stuff.  It will open the door to courage, to boldness, to confidence, self-assurance, and most importantly, PEACE within.

This song by the Gaither Vocal Band is so precious to me!  I can’t even begin to tell you what it does for me.  I’m always so moved by it.  I think it fits perfectly.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 19, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

The Holy Of Holies Wrapped In Flesh

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Today’s message from God Calling – A. J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus took on our humanity, so that we can take on His divinity.  That means we can live in divine power, peace, love, joy, unity, etc.  All the Fruits of the Spirit are ours in Christ Jesus.  In essence, when the veil was torn, the gates of Heaven opened wide to us.

I wrote this psalm some time ago, 2009, in fact.  It came to mind as I read the message this morning.

How Beautiful is the Love of my Savior:  How beautiful on the mountain are those nail pierced feet…and the hands, scarred and calloused, that reach for me.  How beautiful is the voice that says, “Come unto me.”  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior.  How beautiful, the precious blood shed on Calvary.  How beautiful the prayer He prayed for you, and for me.  How beautiful is the life He gave to set us free.  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior.  How beautiful is the heart that’s filled with mercy and grace.  How beautiful the day when we shall see His face.  How beautiful is this King that opens wide Heaven’s gate.  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior…

I used to walk and collect cans and plastic bottles on Sunday mornings back then.  I would walk and praise the Lord as I went along.  the more I praise Him, the more praise He gives me.  I got this one started one Sunday morning, and finished it under a little shade tree at the shelter I was living in, later that afternoon.  God never fails us.  Thanks to Jesus, we can live in divine power, in every sense of the word.  We just get so distracted, overwrought, and overwhelmed, that we forget that-and all too often.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 18, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Sometimes You Just Need To Run There!

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This song goes with today’s post so well.  When you’re on your last fiber of sanity, peace, patience, love, grace…you know.  You don’t want to anymore…you just don’t want to…and that almost doesn’t bother you.  You need to just RUN THERE!

Hillsong is one my favorite worship groups.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m.