The Other Version

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So, I there I was, in the ladies room at the courthouse, when I heard this lady singing, what I thought, at first, was Blessed Assurance.  But she sang, “Triple insurance, the Countach is mine…I’m a rich woman, because you crossed the line…I got your mansion, the boat, and the car…Oh, thank you, Jesus, it’s been a good day so far…”  I almost laughed out loud, but I managed not too.

I don’t think she knew I was in there, because she went on to pray.  “Thank you, Lord, for blessing me so richly today.  But, Lord, when you said blessings would overtake me, I sure didn’t think you meant that guy would almost run right over the top of me in that intersection.  I’m just glad I had the car in park, or I might have rear ended someone too.  I almost choked on my handbag!  It was the only thing I could find to stuff in my mouth, so she wouldn’t hear me laughing.  OMG!!!!!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 19, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

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Saturday Silly – September 21, 2019

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“I’m going to sue you to death,” said the woman to the guy who’d just rear ended her.  “When I finish with you, I’ll have your mansion, your boat, and that Lamborghini Countach!”  The man, a prominent attorney, and the woman’s ex-husband, shook his head in disbelief.  “We’ll see about that,” he replied.  “You aren’t getting one more red cent out of me!”

The police officer stepped in between the two and said, “Now listen, you both need to calm down so I can take your statements, and get the reports done. You, first, Maam.  Tell me what happened.”  “Well,” replied the woman, here I was waiting for the light to turn green, when he came roaring up from behind me, crossed over into my lane, and just smashed right into me!”  The police officer said, “that must have been scary, to get rear ended like that.”  “You bet it was,” replied the woman.  “I’m just glad I had the car in park, or I might have gone right into the intersection and hit somebody too.”  “Like I said,” said the woman’s ex-husband, “You’re not getting one more red cent out of me!”

I was walking along and I started singing this silly song about a Countach, and the next thing you know, I had this Saturday Silly for you.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 19, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

The More You Look, The More You See

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Bonus Bonus Bonus post for today.  We all need to be reminded of this.  This is also a great inspiration for all the newbies in the Kingdom.  God loves you!  God’s with you!

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that, as we become more and more familiar with God, getting to know Him, the more we are able to see Him here with us.  One of Jesus’ Names is Emannuel, which means “God with us.”  The message tells us that God is as Jesus is.  Jesus said, “I and the Father are one,” and, “when you see me, you’ve seen the Father.

We don’t often attribute the love, patience, kindness, etc., of Jesus to God, in the same way.  I would run up and throw myself into Jesus’ arms.  Would you?  God would love for you to throw yourself into His arms the same way.  But when it comes to Him, we’re timid, shy, fearful, ashamed, etc.  The Bible tells us that we can now come boldly to the throne of God.  I call Him Daddy; I really do.  And, yes, I would throw myself into His arms just as eagerly.  And you can too.

One of the reasons we’re told to look up, to seek the Kingdom of Heaven, is that the more we look for God, and at God, the more we see of God-within us, in others, and all around us.  This empowers us to walk in faith-being always mindful and conscious, or aware, of God’s Presence with us, in us, in others, in everything.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 20, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Practicing The Presence Of It

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is a good God.  He is also eager to share His Goodness, and all good things, with us.  We are bid to taste and trust that goodness, and to hold fast to it, even in times of trouble.

When I read about God sharing His Goodness with us, I think about things like the fruits of the Spirit-because God is Spirit.  I also think about His love for us.  He gave His only begotten Son to save us.  That’s a pretty extravagant gift; don’t you think?

So, in order for me to experience and grow in trust, or faith, and intimacy with God, I must practice the presence of His Goodness.  I must receive it within myself; cultivate it in my life, my home, my relationships, etc.

That means, first, I recognize that I am worth dying for.  I am worthy of the best.  That means I will make good choices for myself, I’ll go the extra mile-(put that vase of flowers on the dinner table, or light that candle, etc.).  I will also be deliberate about creating my spaces, my surroundings, when possible.  Look at the way God created the planet, the Garden of Eden, etc.  The Bible says God devises ways to restore us to Himself.  That’s a clue on how we ought to view our relationships with one another.  We’re also told that God blesses us richly, and adds no sorrow to it.  (Proverbs 10:22)  -“The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”  I like the Berean Study Bible version; it says the blessing of the LORD “enriches…”

When we seek to enrich our daily living experiences, even something like just a meal, we can turn it into a feast for the soul.  God seeks those who worship Him to worship in spirit and in truth.  It stands to reason then, that God would love to enrich our soul, our spirit.  When we seek to do the same to others, life takes on a much more beautiful hue.  As we practice the goodness of God within, and bring it out around us, trust that God’s Goodness is always present becomes solidified.  Before you know it, nothing can shake it.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 19, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

 

The Truth About Joy & Vice Versa

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the truths Jesus taught/teaches bring joy to life.  In those truths, we find forgiveness, healing, peace, power, freedom, and joy.

What we don’t often think about, is how much joy empowers those truths.  I’m talking, now, about the joy of the Lord; which is the knowledge of God’s love for us, and knowledge of our place, or authority in this world.  That’s the stuff nobody can take away from you.  It’s the stuff that will defeat your strongest enemy; even when your strongest enemy is you.

When we cultivate that joy, and hold fast to it, forgiveness-letting go, is easy.  Healing flows from and through that joy.  Peace is made possible through it.  Power flows from it.  Freedom is empowered by it.  And, even the joy, itself, is magnified by and through it.

This cultivation of, and holding fast to the joy of the Lord, goes hand in hand with creating your sacred space and your boundaries.  That joy is watered as we cultivate ourselves and grow in, and into, the beauty and grace of the Lord.  This joy it is, that has us singing praises to the Lord from the hospital bed…”Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death…I will fear no evil…Jesus, Himself, gave, and gives us today, that joy.  True joy is dependent on, and empowered by truth.  Truth is a joyful gift to have, in every area of life.  No, it isn’t always a joyful truth; but it’s always joyful to know the truth we need to operate by.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 18, 2019, 3:04 p.m.