Saturday Silly – August 31, 2019

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A friend of mine has a daughter who just got her first apartment.  Her daughter insisted on looking for and choosing her own place, without any help or “input” from mom and dad.  My friends said that her daughter checked into about 50 places before she finally found the apartment she wanted.  She said her daughter sent her this picture from the pool nearby.  Thanking God this place is not in Las Vegas…LOL

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 30, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

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Great Way to Start the Work Week

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Happy Monday!  I’ll be at my cardiologist’s office today.  I chose this song for today; it goes wonderfully with today’s message.  I hope it lifts and encourages you as we start a new week.  God bless you all!  Thanks, Michael W. Smith!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Saturday Silly – May 18,2019

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I don’t know if anybody else does this, but, sometimes when it’s been a very long day, my mind just kind of does its own thing.  The other night I was walking along to my spot.  It was late, and I was tired; very tired.  Anyway, I glanced up and happened to see this sign on a building: United Movement.

Immediately, Communal Outhouse comes to my mind.  I thought, “Now, can’t you just see that one? Four or five people on “the bench” in the outhouse; all at the same time…Oh, man!  You throw a good pot of chilli or some bad burritos into the mix…well, that sure would put a new spin on that thing they call “The Wave.”

 

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 17, 2019

 

Focus on the Right Stuff

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, encourages us to persevere.  The message addresses our focus, or consciousness of our shortcomings at the expense of our progress, and the lesson(s) and blessing(s) surrounding us.

Quoting directly from the message: “When climbing a steep hill, a man is often more conscious of the weakness of his stumbling feet than of the view, the grandeur, or even of his upward progress.”  God sees everything we do for Him as an offering of love.  -Provided we are sincere, that is.  Jesus spoke about those who do things for show and to get man’s rewards.  (Matthew 23)

The message speaks to us, not only about ministry and the Christian life.  We can also apply this to our daily living, our struggles, projects, and pursuits.  I was thinking about working out the other day.  Walking is a great workout for strength, stamina, and cardio-pulmonary too.  When I first started to workout, I couldn’t go for very long, because I was out of shape.  I started with ten minutes, and increased the time by just five minutes after a week.  I worked out every day, doing aerobic walking.

Ten minutes may seem like nothing to some of us.  But when you’re out of shape and/or just beginning, and especially if you’re overweight, ten minutes is AWESOME!  Are you kidding?  You feel like you’re about to die after three minutes!  And you went the whole ten?!  YAY!  Celebrate every step because every step is a step forward.  We have to deliberately focus on the progress, and the spiritual victory becomes ours.  When we focus on the weakness we feel, or even on the failure to make the whole ten minutes, -maybe you only made it five minutes.  Focus on the truth, which is, YOU MADE IT SOME MINUTES.  Yesterday, you had no minutes under your belt.  Today, you have five; that’s a gain for you.   Whatever the struggle, whatever the project, focusing on the progress, no matter how small, empowers success.  Focusing on the weakness, the setback, the “failure,” enables an attitude of defeat and feeds hopelessness.

1 Samuel 16:7 is referenced today:  “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 30, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

LET’S GO, PATRIOTS, LET’S GO!

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Yeah, you know who I’m rooting for.  February, as I said, is Women’s Heart Health month; but, guys, your heart health is important too.  Superbowl Sunday means munchie heaven.  Salt is probably the biggest whammy that you’ll find in all those munchies. Go easy on the salt if you have any heart issues; it raises your blood pressure.  A great alternative is Mrs. Dash’s seasonings.  They are salt free seasonings, made with herbs and other natural ingredients.  Try the original blend on some popcorn for a great change up.  Finally, whatever you do, ladies and gents, keep your cool…New England’s got it.   For you Rams fans, well, there’s always next year.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 3, 2019, 2:32 p.m.