Losing My Ideals


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus is the one, and the only one, who is to have any ideals for anyone.  We’re bid to learn of His heart when we feel failed and/or let down, disappointed by our fellow man.

Once I got this lesson, my life got so much happier, so much less stressful.  You know why?  I wasn’t trying to do God’s job anymore; that’s why.  Letting go of any ideals (ideal man, lover, husband, wife, friend, children, neighbor, life, home, car, etc., etc., etc…) frees us and the other people in our lives.  As long as we hold on to ideals in regard to them, we’re holding them, and ourselves prisoner.  We also are undermining their faith.  Quoting directly from the message: “Draw nigh in the utter confidence that is the sublimest prayer.”  Our ideals may be causing someone to be fearful of going to God; of drawing near to Him.   We’re to build one another up in faith.  We’re not to judge; and holding someone to our own ideals is a form of judgment, actually.

People are who they are; each one of us unique, special, precious and honored in God’s sight.  Learning of Jesus’ heart, in adverse situations, helps us to see His love and compassion toward them.  It reminds us of His compassion toward us.  It empowers us, hopefully, with the grace to allow God to do His work in them, and to just lift and encourage them.  Losing my ideals wasn’t easy.  But, oh, the joys I’ve found in my life as a result!  Happy, happy, surprises all around I’ve found.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Where Your Heart Goes, Your Hands…


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that sympathy is not enough.  Where your heart goes, your hands, feet, mind, mouth, and strength must go as well.

Prayer is the least, and the most powerful thing one can do.  When we pray, we’re taking it to the top!  But, after that, whatever is within your power to do to alleviate the problem, to make things better, etc., you  must see as your divine call.  Then, and only then, can we truly make positive strides and change things for the better.  This isn’t to be a matter of occasional events of mercy and grace.  It is to be our way of life.  When we live our lives this way, I believe, the effect is an infectious spilling over of mercy and grace, leading to greater peace and unity among all.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Saturday Silly – November 30, 2019


Today, in history, is the day that The United States of America, and Great Britain signed the peace treaty that ended the Revolutionary War.  For those of you who don’t know this, the Revolutionary War was the war we fought to gain independence from Great Britain.  The exact date the treaty was signed is November 30, 1782.

I was discussing this with an acquaintance as I was preparing my posts for the week.  She didn’t know the war had been about our independence.  When I told her that, I jokingly said, “I sure hope nobody breaks that treaty, because, have you seen the next generation of Royals?  Yeah, I sure don’t want to tangle with any one of them!  They don’t look like anybody you want to be boxing with.”  This woman got this serious look on her face, and asked me, “Do you mean if we break that treaty, we’ll all lose our independence?”  Oh, God, please help me-my sides hurt from laughing!

PS -I love you ALL, Royals!  I mean that with all my heart!  Hugs and Kisses by the ton!

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Coyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Running From the D’evil – Bonus!


I wrote that title the way I did for a reason; you’ll see.  Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need a place where we can get away from ourselves.  How hard is that to do?!

I don’t even know how I drank as much as I did at times and lived.  Thank you, Jesus, for your grace and mercy.  That’s all I can say about it.  -with tears in my eyes.  The message tells us that we can escape the noise of the world around us, in the quietness of our inner selves.  But, where do you escape to from your inner self?  No, dear, it isn’t the D’evil; it’s the life you’ve live’D.  Whether it’s the echoes of long ago, or the day you’ve just had, it’s the toll life takes on us.  That’s a good reason to go to church and get filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit.  Whether you’re in church or not, though, you have a strong tower, and refuge, to run to.  God is that tower and refuge.

The Word of God washes the world away.  Ephesians 5:26 speaks about husbands sanctifying their wives, cleansing them by washing with water through the Word of God.  Water came gushing out of Jesus’ heart when the soldier pierced His side.  That’s what happens when we go to God, for He is our sanctuary, our refuge in the storms-in the world around us, and within us.  In His presence, we find peace, encouragement, strengthening of our spirit, etc.  And in His Word, we find the promises that reassure us of God’s love and caring, of His protection over us, and His plans for us.

Again, I have to address generational curses here.  Addictions, dysfunction, dis-attachment, all those things, are lives we’ve lived, and things we’ve learned to embrace as coping mechanisms.  This refuge, this strong tower (God), is exactly where we need to run to.  You can unlearn the old stuff and learn anew, all the right things.  It’s a powerful tool.  (Colossians 3:10)

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 12:35 p.m.

Remembering Two Heads Are Better…


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that where two or more are gathered together in Jesus’ Name, He is in our midst.

The message touches on the power of agreement-not only when it comes to praying for a thing, but also in regard to the wisdom of the thing itself…or of desiring it.  Then, there’s the wisdom involved in going about doing the thing, or getting the thing-the methodology.  Imagine if, when building a house, one or two try to cut windows out before the walls are up…or build the roof before the rest of the house is up.  It could be that one thinks the door frames should be 3/12 feet wide, and the one making the doors thinks the doors should be 4 feet wide.  Oh, oh!  See how crucial and powerful communication and agreement are?  This, really, is – or should be, a daily habit.  Imagine how much time could be saved.  Imagine how many relationships could be saved by this one principle.  Even just agreeing to disagree peacefully and respectfully could be a powerful deterrent to the havoc wreaked otherwise.

Coming from a family with a history of generational curses, I have to say that two or more agreeing, and coming together in regard to breaking those curses off of our families and giving the next generation a better chance, means everything.  When everyone is aware that we’re going to war, and everyone agrees to fight the battles to defeat those things, they’re much easier to win.  There’s much more integrity in communication and interaction.  Also, much more compassion and caring, and encouragement in the ranks.  And this is a powerful, powerful weapon in the Spirit.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving, One and All!


Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are!  May today and every day be a day that finds you with plenty to be thankful for.  Be safe.  Be blessed with much love, peace, and beauty.

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are to live from the inside out.  The message is a very powerful one.  By it, and through it, one is blessed and assured that time spent wholly with the Lord, and making that priority-especially in the beginning of our relationship with Him, is not a crazy thing to do.  Rather, it is the smart thing to do-because all else flows from this relationship…and so much more than ever could on our own, I’ve found.  I’m posting the link to the twolisteners website so you can read the entire message for yourselves.  It will give you cause to thank God, when you think back on all the things you never even knew you’d love, until God somehow brought them to your attention.

Two Listeners Website

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Your Happiness & Spirit Rest


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, speaks to us of laying our will down, and embracing God’s will for us.  It is therein that we find our happiness and spirit rest.

All God’s promises are yes and amen.  That means that, just as Jesus said, “ask whatever you will in my Name, and it will be done for you.”  (John 25:7)  The key here is to steadfastly and stubbornly refuse to look for, or at, anything else.  Jesus first talked about, in that very passage, His Word remaining in us, and us remaining in His Word.  That means hold on to the promises of God, and to God’s will for us-which is abundant life.  Abundance comes not only in the form of material things.  Keep in mind that God is concerned with your spirit.  (John 4:24)  Do you have abundant joy in what you’re doing?  Do you have abundant peace in your life?  Do you have abundant confidence in your abilities regarding this thing?  These are the questions we must ask ourselves.  These things are true wealth.  They empower us to manifest material and temporal abundance here on Earth.  Altogether, the end result is true happiness and spirit rest.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 25, 2019, 11:36 a.m.