Saturday Silly – June 22, 2019

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bb04e6109a02681586e08ae274c2e94b_with-two-daughter-clipart_1468-1600The doctor said he found a heart in my chest, girls, so I don’t want to hear anymore of that “Mom, you’re heartless!”  Your brothers?  Umm, I’ve cut them out of my will!  LOL  Just kidding, kids.  I love you.

Husband to surgeon:  “Well, doc, tell us the truth; there’s no heart in there is there?  Wife to husband:  “Knock it off, Aaron!”                                                                                             Surgeon to husband:  “I’m sorry, Sir, but there’s definitely a heart in there…and it says, “I love you forever, Enrique`!”  Ha ha!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 18, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

 

 

One Day at a Time

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it doesn’t matter who you were yesterday, or what you did, or what someone else did to you, for that matter.  What matters today, is that Jesus loves you just at you are-even now.  What matters is that you have another opportunity, another day to win the race.  And, in case you didn’t know it, or didn’t read me before…Every day you wake up is another day you’ve won, Honey!  The battle, the storm, all of it is just a distraction.  Don’t let anything distract you.  That’s why we’re told to look straight ahead, and not to the left or the right.  Just keep right on walking with Jesus.

Psalm 25:5 is referenced in the message: “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (NIV)

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 10, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

Sunday Come to Jesus Call

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I don’t know who I’m talking to today…Maybe you’ve been to church as a guest today, for the first time.  Maybe today’s the day you need to take that last step and give your heart to Jesus.  There’s never been a better time than today; like, right now.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 9, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Patience, Indeed, It’s Divine

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we must be as disciplined about developing and practicing patience as we are about everything else.

We’re told that we must also be patient with ourselves.  Sometimes that’s a hard thing, isn’t it?  I often got frustrated with myself if it didn’t go right, or I wasn’t getting it done as quickly as I wanted to.  I have learned patience.  I have to admit that it felt so very strange to just put it up and walk away for a minute or the rest of the day, and feel perfectly o.k. about it.

I’ve also gotten quite a bit better at not setting myself up to be frustrated.  By that I mean that if I know the line’s going to be a long one, I will make a point of arriving later so I won’t have to wait so long.  I think that’s part of cultivating patience; good planning to accommodate that Murphy’s Law thing.

It certainly does help to kind of take an inventory of the things that frustrate you, and make some little tweaks to routine and such, in order to be less frustrated.  Patience is empowered by foresight, I think.  As for those unforeseen events…the person in front of you who is walking very slowly because he/she is disabled, the new checkout clerk who’s still learning, even the surly guy in the breakfast line with the bad attitude…well, that’s when you have to step back and let your Jesus out.  He’s the compassionate one at 7:30 a.m. when I’m still waiting for my coffee.  Thankfully, He’s usually right on time with the mercy and grace in those situations.

When we put all these things together, it’s easier to cultivate and manifest patience in our daily lives.  It’s well worth the effort, and oh, some of the best laughs I’ve had came from being patient in a situation.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Love Squelches Sin & Ousts It

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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.

Until It Becomes You

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are created in God’s image and after His likeness.  The more we spend time getting to know Jesus, the more we will understand, not only His divinity and authority, but our own as well.

Exodus 33:20 – God told Moses, “you cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live.”  Reference is made to this scripture in today’s message.  Quoting directly, “True it is today as it was in the days of Moses that no man can see My face and live.  The self, the original Man, shrivels up and dies, and upon the soul becomes stamped My image.”  In essence, this is a personal resurrection and rapture.  We become translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, in heart, mind, and soul.  When all three are aligned with the authority and divinity of Christ Jesus, that is ours by right through Him, the divinity becomes us; we can step into that divinity and authority.  We do have the mind of Christ.  We have His heart of compassion and grace.  and we are free from all earthly bonds.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright buy Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 1, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

Saturday Silly – June 1, 2019

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June is Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.   That would explain the dream I had last night about my Aunt and Uncle moving into the refrigerator

Girl Corn Cob Cartoon CharacterOh, God, that’s corny!  Think I’ll just make like a banana and split…cartoon_stock_2017_096457

I do love Banana Splits, though; for real!  I only eat one every once in awhile…cuz, well, I don’t want my pants to split.  OMG! orangeOrange you glad we’ve come to the end of this post?

Images courtesy of Google

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 30, 2019, 3:31 p.m.