Saturday Silly – August 29, 2020

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to breathe Jesus’ Name. That Name strengthens us and banishes all fear. Proverbs 18:10 is referenced: “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it, and is safe.” As I thought about how many times I’ve run into it, in terror, in dejection, even in anger…and ended up holding my sides and laughing as I came out…

That leads me to this little treasure. On this day, August 29, 1964, Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins was released. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies! I’m posting the link to one of my favorite scenes below. It reminds me exactly of how strong we ladies really are…in all our own silly ways…and, yes, I’m pretty sure I, for one, give poor Jesus some good laughs…Just keep breathing His Name! That’s were we get that power, isn’t it? Oh, we’ve come a long way, Baby; haven’t we? LOL I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Thank you, Disney, for sharing!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 28, 2020, 12:24 p.m.

Saturday Silly – August 15, 2020

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A friend and I were discussing recent news headlines.  This included the Corona virus relief plan negotiations and Nancy Pelosi.   The lady definitely does play hardball, doesn’t she?  My friend-not a fan of Ms. Pelosi’s either, said, “Somebody needs to put that woman into a suitcase, and send her into outer space on the next rocket they launch.”

Being a Christian, I really don’t get too excited about politics.  I try to stay aware of what’s going on, but I trust the Lord.  God’s got it under control.  I believe that with all my heart.  Anyway, what came to mind was this image of all these little demons and devils and such, on all the planets out there, packing their belongings up and heading for the Black Hole in outer space… can’t you just hear them…-“OMG! They’re sending her out here!  Oh, HELL NO!!”   I laughed out loud; because the next thing I thought of was Hebrews 12:26, where God says, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 11, 2020, 11:57 a.m.

Saturday Silly – August 8, 2020

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It’s been an interesting week news-wise, hasn’t it?  I read the other day that the NY State Attorney General is suing the NRA.  Yeah, she’s seeking its closure.  I was discussing this with a friend yesterday.  I told her I am definitely for the right to bear arms; and I’m sure glad our right to bear arms is guaranteed us by the second amendment in the Constitution.  One look at her face told me she was pretty serious about it too.  She said, “Oh, my God!  I didn’t know they had to get the government involved in that!  I’m so glad, too, though.  I’d die in this heat if I couldn’t wear tank tops!”   Yeah, she was serious about it, alright.  Now, where did I put that tank top?

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 7, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

Saturday Silly – August 1, 2020

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Happy August, one and all!  August is Romance Awareness Month.  I mentioned this to a friend of mine.  She told me she’s known this for awhile.  “As a matter of fact,” she said, “I mentioned this to Archie (her husband), when I first found out about it.”  Then she laughed and said, “He must have thought I was hinting for more romantic attention.  That evening, we were watching television, and when I said, “dip, please, he got up, took me in his arms and dipped me.”  I thought, well that’s a new way to enjoy your chips, isn’t it?

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 29, 2020, 11:11 a.m.

Saturday Sentimental Silly-July 25, 2020

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is the boss-the controller of every second of every minute of every day.  We are asked if we can see how wonderful life really is with Him.

It got me thinking back to our military days.  We don’t always like what’s happening.  I hated having to move away from friends; and it seemed as if that’s exactly what we were always doing…moving, moving, moving.  I was the oldest kid in the family, and, naturally, not very impressed with some of the stuff my younger siblings pulled.  My mother was always good for embarrassing this teenager too.  But, just when you think you’re at the end of your rope, God throws the curve ball…and everybody’s roaring with laughter.  This very thing happened on one particular journey.  Six women in the family; and all had to use the restroom.  At this particular place, there was ONE restroom for ladies.  Also, we were on a time constraint; my dad did not like to get off schedule traveling.  So, there was I, on the potty, while my sister was washing her hands-both of us crammed into this little stall.  My mother was supposed to be holding the door ajar slightly, so the next girl could duck in quickly when ready.  Something happened, and she got distracted and let go of the door, which opened wider all by itself.  Just at that instant this gorgeous guy happens by.  He’s looks in at me, and says, “Hi.”  I’m smiling at him, thinking how cute he is…”Hi,” I said back to him.  That’s when I remember I’m on the potty with my pants down around my ankles.  Needless to say, I didn’t need any blusher when touched up my makeup.

It gets better, we had dinner there.  After dinner, we all piled into the car, and Dad had to go into the restroom.  He came out of the restroom, and headed straight for this station wagon that looked exactly like ours – but wasn’t.  We were all roaring as he started to tell the poor lady in that car she needed to get out; just before he realized she was the only one in it, and he was at the wrong car.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 23, 2020, 11:56 a.m.

Saturday Silly – July 18, 2020

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to walk humbly with our God…which had me reminiscing about a little reminder God gave me about that.

I’d spent a few hours in the park that day.  I needed to use the restroom before I left, so I did.  As there were no paper seat protectors, I took some toilet paper and laid it on the toilet seat.  I was more than a little disgruntled.  I thought to myself, “Now why can’t they budget to provide the seat covers in the park restrooms?” I finished by business, but, as I got up,  I lost the toilet paper that I’d put on the seat.   It wasn’t there.  I finally figured it just fell into the toilet.  I flushed the toilet and headed out of the stall.

Now, there’s an apartment complex adjacent to the park.  As I was strolling by on my way “home,” this nice little lady pointed out to me that I had toilet paper hanging out of the back of my shorts.   It’s a good thing stuff like that makes me laugh.  And, laugh I did.  See; and some of you think God lets me get away with stuff.  LOL

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 16, 2020, 11:14 a.m.

Saturday Silly – July 11, 2020

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“Oh, kiss my hiney, Brian; stop making fun of me” the seven year old shot at her older brother.  Mom, upon hearing this, stepped in.  “Leona, is that any way to talk to your brother,” she asked.  “Didn’t Jesus tell us to turn the other cheek, dear?”  To which the  precocious little darling replied, “Yes, but He didn’t say which one!”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2020, 10:46 a.m.

Saturday Silly – July 4, 2020

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They were married 55 years ago on the Fourth of July.   She tells us that when they met, she was a showgirl and he swept her right off her feet.  He says they got married on the fourth of July so they could always say there were fireworks on their wedding night.  “But, after 55 years of marriage,” says he, “all I get nowadays is the Rockette’s red glare.”

Have a beautiful day!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 3, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

Saturday Silly – September 28, 2019

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Aunt Irma helped me with some writing I had to do today.  I was actually working on two projects at the same time.  One was a Bible Study, and the other was a little fill-in Trivia Quiz worksheet for the Red Hat Ladies from Aunt Irma’s Senior Center.  Aunt Irma offered to edit them for me, as I had a last minute errand that came up.  I didn’t realize she was entertaining RuthAnne’s grandchildren this afternoon.  Ruthanne is Aunt Irma’s BFF, and her grandchildren are little monkeys.  That’s putting it mildly; and nicely. Those little Mennesses!  That’s their last name.  Fitting, I think.   I left the key under the doormat and went off to do my errand.  This is how the two projects came out:

The twelve disciples were: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo, and Curly, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Puff the Magic Dragon.                                                                What folk-song did Peter, Paul, and Mary sing in the days of Noah?  “If I Had A Hammer.”                                                                                                                                                      How did Jesus know the two coins would be found in that fish:  He was the Son of God.  Only the Son of God would have known they fell out of Jonah’s pocket when that whale swallowed him.  The fish must have been in there too, and ate them.                         Where did Puff the Magic Dragon live:   By the Sea of Galilee.  He was the reason Jesus liked to walk on water.  Puff kept it nice and warm, so it was like a foot bath…                  Who did Peter heal from being lame?  Meenie; he’d been lame ever since he broke his leg when he went to kick Balaam’s donkey and accidentally kicked the cartwheel.  (Not the gymnastic kind-the one that’s round and rolls)

I arrived home to find the two kids and Aunt Irma working, like busy little beavers, on my two projects…Oh, Aunt Irma!  Thank God I don’t need these until Saturday…and it’s only Wednesday evening.  Hmm…Does anybody have any spiked Holy Water?  Help!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 25, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

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.