Pray, Pray, Pray! And Praise Him!

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that prayer is to be a part of our lives as the people of God. I’m posting the link to twolisteners.org so you can read the message for yourselves. I hope you will; it’s a blessing.

When I think about prayer, and how important it is, I recall some days that I just really didn’t want to pray. I wanted to see that so-n-so get his or hers. I wanted God to come down here and smack the “not be Jesus” out of ’em all! I chose to obey, and pray, instead. I have never regretted it! And those prayers always end up in praise; sometimes tearfully. That, I believe, is God letting me know He hears. Casting Crowns does this awesome song. I hope it infuses your spirit with a renewed energy and joy to pray with.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

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.

Resting More Often With The Lord

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to rest more with our Lord.  We are reminded of the importance of refreshing and refilling our spirit.  I found a beautiful Chinese music piece that takes me there…I hope it does the same for you.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 4, 2020, 12:16 p.m.

For You, There Really Is No Night

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell,  reminds us that He is the light in our darkness.  We can rejoice, just like Paul and Silas, even in the darkest darkness.   Isaiah 60:20 tells us that there really is not night for us.  “Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not wane; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will cease.…”

Elton John does this wonderful song; and it says it all! for me  I have spent some time in darkness, and let me tell you…There is no more beautiful sight than the Lord, in your darkness.  Thank you. Lord, for loving me so.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 13, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

And Amen!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to joy in Him.  Some days it’s so hard to keep from just dancing through the day – literally!  I hope you’ll read the message yourselves at twolisteners.org

So, let’s begin the day in joyous celebration of His awesome love!  Thank you, Third Day!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

Amen!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it is sin for us who know Him as Father, to doubt Him.  The longer I’ walk with our Heavenly Father, the more reasons I find to trust Him, and to rest assured in His steadfast love for us.  That being said, I want to share one of my favorite oldies with you.  Thank you, Gaithers for all the joy you bring me through your music!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2020, 12:37 p.m.

Be Quiet And Praise Him

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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 – 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.

Life Changes With This Daily Reminder

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it is in quietness and trust that we find our strength.  Some years ago, God gave me a daily prayer.  One part of it is, “Thank you, Lord, for the peace to find strength within, and for the strength to seek your peace in my life.”  God has promised us, both peace and strength.  That strength is His power, which is made perfect in our weakness.

My life began to change when I began to pray that prayer, along with the Lord’s Prayer, daily.  In terms of peace and strength, I can’t even begin to tell you how much anxiety left my life.  I KNOW that I Know, that I Know this:  Fear and anxiety are powerless in my life.  Strength is just automatically there, it seems.  Very rarely do I have to ask for it.  What a beautiful freedom this is!  Praying this daily reminds me there’s something I have within that’s powerful.  It also reminds me that I have that power, or strength within, to actively seek God’s peace in any situation, at any time, for any reason.  It reminds me that I am in authority over the circumstances; not vice versa.  Make it a point, daily, to remind yourself that God’s peace and power are yours.  Nobody can take them away from you, and nothing can overcome either one of them.  I encourage you to visit the twolisteners.org website and read the message for yourself.  Each message in the book, “God Calling,” reinforces scripture found in the Bible, and vice versa.

I chose this song by Chris Tomlin to remind us what an awesome God we serve; and what an awesome God serves us.

Love you from Café du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 14, 2019, 12:04, p.m.

Cultivating The Treasures Within

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are a work in progress.  We are not to be stagnant.  We are bid to cultivate ourselves.

“Remember your great field of labor is yourself. That is your first task, the weeding, the planting, digging, pruning, bearing fruit. When that is done I lead you out into other fields.”  This is a direct quote from the message on the twolisteners website.  I recently posted a list of books that I’d read over the summer.  They were all inspiring to me as a poet and a story writer.  One, in particular, was quite inspirational to me as a Christian, and as a woman.  I’ve also spent some time researching articles on how cancer cells fool our immune system, how they communicate with each other, and how they shut down communication between healthy cells, even blocking communication from healthy cells.  This all has to do with DNA glitches.  Lastly, I’ve been designing homes, clothes, and great food offerings.  I do the designing in theory, as I am still homeless at the moment.  I shop online, sketch things in my notebook, and combine some different things when I’m putting my lunches from the supermarket together.  This is how we cultivate ourselves. I love to do all these things.

So many of us don’t really take the time to spend time doing things we love, at home, or away.  We attend events, we volunteer time, we give of our resources.  But we don’t give back to ourselves in the way of time and discovery.  Of course, the best canvas you have to paint you on, is yourself.  God doesn’t need cookie cutter Christians.  God needs each and every one with all your uniqueness, your talents, your strengths, your joys, and even your weaknesses.  Yes, He does.  Once again, one of my favorite inspirational books is Simple Abundance by Sara Ban Breathnach.  It got the juices flowing for me, and I will cherish it forever.  She also has one for men.  There is also God Calling, by A.J. Russell.  And, there are so many things out there to inspire us.  Look at some of the beautiful floral creations out there.  Check out some menus online.  Go windowshopping, or even browse some online shops.  Whether you’re into home design, or clothing design, they’re a great way to get some ideas and inspiration.  You’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have.  You’ll also be surprised at the beautiful, wonderful treasures within.  You know, God puts them there because He knows each one of us.  He loves to see us excited and loving ourselves.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 8, 2019, 12:17 p.m.