Be Quiet And Praise Him


Today’s message from God Calling –  A.J. Russell, bids us to trust God.  “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46) -and I encourage you to read the whole Psalm; it’s awesome.  Psalm 27 is also a great one.   There, King David asks, “Whom shall I fear?”  “Of whom shall I be afraid?”

I discovered sometime ago that reading these out loud not only stirs my spirit up in faith, courage, and even patience, but it also puts the spiritual realm on notice.  The powers and principalities, and hosts of spiritual wickedness are very real.  (Read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis)  In Jesus’ Name, we have authority and power to over-rule them.  (Luke 10:20)  All that being said, put whatever it is in God’s hands, and just be quiet and praise Him.  It is, after all, the Lord’s Day!   This is one of my favorite praise songs.  Thank you, Chris Tomlin.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 1, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

Saturday Silly – September 21, 2019


“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.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

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

You’ve Got That Xtra Something, Baby!


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are to be, and can be, generous givers.  Kingly givers, we’re told we can be.

The scripture referenced in the message is: “For the bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.” (John 6:33)  When I read this scripture, I think about Jesus’ words about seeking, knocking, asking.  If we live in the Presence of the Holy Spirit, which we do, we’re living in Heaven, essentially.  We are of the Kingdom of Heaven.  Jesus also said we would do greater works because He is at the Father’s side.  That means to me, that I can give life to the world.  That tells me, then, that the message to me is that I can be a kingly giver, being generous in thought as well as deed.  Generous in giving all I am and all I have.

When I translate this to daily living it works out like this:  I can seek and find ways to give just a little more than is required or expected.  Along with that sack lunch, I can give a handshake, a smile, a hug, an encouraging word, etc.  Who doesn’t love those little encouraging notes you find in that brown bag?  It also means I can go the extra mile at work, or at church, or somewhere else in the community.  I can stay and help that co-worker finish his/her project, so everybody gets to go home at a reasonable time…but the work is also finished.  Little things like that are acts of kindness and little shows of a big heart, a big person, and even more importantly, a big God.  That is what it’s all about.  This is also illustrated quite nicely in the stories about Jesus feeding the crowds with just a little.  See, it’s not what you have.  It’s what you do with what you have.  And, Baby, one of the greatest gifts the world can have, while you’re in it, is YOU!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 10, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

His Name Shall Be Called…


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to breathe His Name.  Jesus…As I think about that, being so aware of the power, peace, passion, presence in that Name, I don’t feel like I can breathe it nearly deep enough.  I need more and more.  That being said, let me share this song with you.  The Gaither Vocal Band says it beautifully…and one day, every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…This song became a favorite of mine some time ago.  I love to hear it, and I love to sing it.  I hope it blesses you as it does me.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 28, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

Make Sure It Serves You


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that a life with God is one of continuous service.  We are to serve God, are to serve others as if serving Him, and we are to strive to serve the cause of Christ Jesus in everything we do.

What we don’t often think about is whether or not certain things serve us.  We often get ourselves into situations that end up having us serving them.  When I speak of this, I’m talking about bad situations, things that aren’t really good for us, people who really don’t have our best interests at heart.  These situations serve to enslave us; distract us from our life with God.  Those things that aren’t good for us serve to put us into bondage to them if we’re not careful.  Those people are usually using us for their own interests and ends.  Paul said, “all things are lawful, but not all are helpful.” (1 Cor. 10:23)  We are to be mastered by none but The Master, Himself.

That scripture goes on to say that not all things edify, or build up.  We are to build one another up, and we are to build ourselves up, as well.  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”  That’s in the 10 Commandments.  Therefore, I need to survey the situations, the things presented and offered to me, and the people I involve myself with.  Then, I can best measure the distance I want to keep between myself and them.  When we do this, we’re also serving God by setting an example and bringing encouragement to others who see us.  We are building up the weak, the fearful, the shy, etc., and shining a light for the lost to see.  “Let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 27, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Say a Little Thank You for Those Angels


I chose Alabama’s Angels Among Us for today’s song.  I hope it blesses you as much as it does me.  It makes me want to thank them, and thank God for them.  I don’t even want to think about where I might be without them.

I need to say something here, regarding today’s post about angels.  I didn’t actually hear a voice whisper in my ear; that was just a figure of speech.  Just want to clear that up for those of you who might think I’m crazy.  I am, but only when I’m being “crazy.”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 11, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Lining Your Desires Up With God’s


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God uses our desires to accomplish His desires.

This is why we are gifted in different ways, talented in different areas, etc.  The Bible tells us that God gives us the desires of our hearts. (Psalm 37:4)  He uses those desires to accomplish His will and His desires for us.  He uses those desires to bless others through us.  Think about how many people doctors and nurses, policemen, firefighters, and rescue workers bless through their professions.  That’s just one example.  Look around, and you’ll find out that everybody has a call on their life; and they’re gifted and talented in ways that will empower them to answer it.

Here’s the key to lining up your desires with God’s:  “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  (Col. 3:23)  Psalm 37:5 tells us to “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”  (KJV)  When we begin to look at different things that touch our hearts, ways in which we are gifted and talented, and things we seem to just have a knack for, we have a list of “desires.”  The next step is to seek ways to use them to bless others, and to serve the Lord/LORD with.  The next thing you know, your desires are lined up with God’s, and some awesome things can happen-in your life, and in the lives of others.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Saturday Silly – July 6, 2019


“Well, Officer, these fireworks went off, and these two pigeons came flying up and almost ran right into each other in mid-air…well no, that’s not true…pigeons don’t run…well, not in mid-air, anyway…they almost flew into each other in mid-air…of course, they’d be flying in the air…ohhhhh…I’m so sorry I rear ended you, Sir….                                                    nncnp3g17zovk80h1ao5tgkn9q85wu9

That all actually went through my mind, on the fourth of July, as I was crossing the street…well, all except for that rear ending the officer part, thank God…and the fireworks did scare a couple of pigeons up into the air…and they almost collided in mid air…I’m still laughing at the sight. But really, you guys, shoo the pigeons away first, next time. That could have been bad…being hit by a falling pigeon…

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 5, 2019, 2:34 p.m.


For, Which is Easier to Say – and Do


Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that what we do and say are seeds sown.  Not only are they seeds sown into the hearts and lives of others, but also into our own hearts.  I hope you will all visit and read the whole message; it’s powerful.  I want to concentrate on this one statement from the message that really impacted me.  “Always seek to understand others and you cannot fail to love them.”

As I read this message today, I thought of 1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”  When I think about making God’s Word personal, in regards to this scripture, it means that sin is covered to my eyes as well.  The twofold message is that God’s love covers our sins, –daily.  However, He doesn’t impute wickedness to us; meaning He looks for the best in us.  He looks at, and weighs the heart.  That’s what seeking to understand is about.  So, when we apply that scripture to any situation, we are empowered by love to look past the sin and see the heart of the person.  Love also seeks truth, because love tells the truth-always.  Therefore, we look at the truth of the circumstances, the situation.  

I’m using women in shorts as an example because that seems to be a big problem, and a serious error in perception to some men.  In fact, I heard a comment last evening about me “showing out.”  All I was doing was sitting in the shade, reading my book.  My shorts were entirely appropriate-not “booty shorts,” or the like.  First of all, the truth is that it’s very hot, sometimes dangerously so, outside.  Secondly, not every woman wearing shorts is looking to sell herself sexually; not all of us are advertising services.  Thirdly, why is your mind in the devil’s playground?   If you were really walking in the Spirit, your mind wouldn’t even be in the devil’s playground and thinking about sexual services or the like.  Sex belongs between a man and his wife.  I’m not your wife; why are you thinking about me sexually?   Take some responsibility for yourself,  and stop trying to pass the buck, Sir.  Get your mind where it belongs.  You don’t have to stand in the judgment for anybody but yourself.  You can’t stand there for me because you’re a sinner too.  And, for the record, Jesus already did stand; for both of us.

Here’s how the second part of that love cover works for us:  Love also covers your own eyes in the face of sin, so that you can see -and admit- the truth, apply this truth, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice,” and not sin, yourself.   When we practice this principle, we are empowering love, and love conquers all sin.  I’ve had to check myself more than once, I’m ashamed to say, in regard to this principle.  But, thank God, He is a loving and merciful Father, and His mercies are new every morning.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 29, 2019, 10:57 a.m.


Love Squelches Sin & Ousts It


Ladies and Gentlemen, I have three pages plus worth of documentation of hacks into my WordPress account and password changes having been made, over just the last couple of months.  I’m having to change my passwords daily, and sometimes twice or three times daily.  The cowardly terrorists apparently have nothing better to do with their time or mine-or God’s, for that matter.  And, this all at the local public libraries, and, I suspect with their help and facilitation.  Today’s message fits perfectly here.

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Love is the only real conquering force.  “Love is the power that can transform the world,” the message tells us.  “Eject sin with love,” is the title of the message in the book.

As I think about these two statements, I think about yesterday’s post about stepping out under that banner of love, and deliberately choosing to know the Lord more and more, until it is what we become.  When I read 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter, I think not only of patience, kindness, etc.  I think also of discipline, chastisement, admonition, reproof, and education.  All these are what Jesus came to do for us.  God, who is a good Father, teaches us, chastises us when we need it, admonishes us with His wisdom and reproof, and not only disciplines us in love, but also brings us up to have a heart of discipline.  By that I mean that He empowers us to become disciplined about our faith, our growth, our progress, our power and authority.  I’ve spoken before about the importance of being disciplined to stick with it all, and to adhering to routine, etc.

Being disciplined about love means that I need allow God’s love for me and for others, and my love for God and for others, to help me measure and assess the situation I’m faced with, and to act accordingly, guided by God’s Word.  Then, the sin within will be dealt with.  That, in turn, empowers us to bring real change, positive change.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 2, 2019, 12:25 p.m.