Tender Lights And Restful Shades

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we walk the same path Jesus walked while on Earth; and still does today, really. I encourage you to read the message yourself, at twolisteners.org – Let your spirit absorb all that it means to have that closeness with the Lord. It really does make living for Him sublime.

The longer we walk that path with the Lord, the more beautiful those tender lights and restful shades become. I find myself caught up in them more frequently as the years go by. I shared a beautiful praise song with you recently. “Show Me Your Face,” is the name of it. You all know that I’m homeless, right? Actually, I’m only houseless. Anyway, one morning last week, after I’d put my bedroll together, I said my morning prayer, and sang my Hallelujahs to the Lord, as usual. And then, I sang just the first line of that beautiful song…”Show me your face, Lord, show me your face. And then gird up my legs so I can stand in this Holy Place…” I’d no sooner sung that line, when a man came around the corner, drove down the street. And, turning around, he pulled up right where I was sitting, and handed me a twenty dollar bill. He said, “God bless you, Sister.” He wished me a good day, and drove away. Ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t think I was basking in those tender lights of Jesus’ love just then…

Same day, a little later, and I was waiting for the bus. I’d been waiting for quite awhile, and I do try to keep a sense of humor. “Oh, Lordy, I’m in fear of that blister, and I can’t walk very far…Oh, Lordy, please have mercy on this sister; send the bus or send a car…” I kind of rewrote a couple of lines from the Renegade song. (It’s an old rock song). Then I said, “Uncle Pete, please turn on the fan and give that bus a tail wind. Please send that bus now. In Jesus’ Name, I ask it. Please, and thank you, Lord.” I looked up, and the bus came around the corner just then. I couldn’t help but laugh…and I could almost swear I heard someone laughing far away, up above me…LOL

That secret path is the one on which all those little joys and treasures, and intimate moments with the Lord are to be found. I wouldn’t want to walk any other path on Earth…and I’m so grateful that He loves me enough share that path with me.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 25, 2020, 1:23 p.m.

Saturday Silly, September 26, 2020

I was on the bus recently, and passed a little place that reminded me of my drinking days. It also reminded me of an old friend. She had a real funny sense of humor…and it never failed; she always got me with it! Always!

One night, she and I were out and about, in a little town not far from Billings. We were looking for a place to have a drink and maybe shoot some pool. As we pulled up to a local bar there, my friend read the sign in their big front window, and said to me, “Crafty Beer Liquor? Wow! Wouldn’t it be cheaper if they just used bar mops? I mean, they’re a dollar a dozen. They have to pay that guy or girl $7.50 an hour to lick that beer up!”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 25, 2020

They Become Simply Marvelous

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that stepping into, and walking in our authority and power, our divine nature, happens neither instantaneously, nor is it a one shot deal.  It’s a daily thing; a one-step-at-a-time thing.  I hope you’ll read the entire message yourselves at twolistners.org – it’s a goodie!

When I think back on all the things I used to really struggle with, and things that would just almost shatter my heart, I think about the way God brought me through them.  I thought about how God teaches me out of His Word.  And, yes, He does have a sense of humor-as you saw in yesterday’s post.

As we learn to walk fully in God’s love, His admonition, according to His will, and His Word, those things that seem like miraculous happenings – (you know, when you finally get it right, and it works easy as pie, and blows you away?) – become more and more natural, and naturally, expected. ..and marvelous; simply marvelous!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 16, 2020, 11:58 a.m.

Saturday Silly – August 16, 2019

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I was doing some reminiscing about Montana the other day.  I had been checking out the Wolf and Bear Center up by Yellowstone Park.  I love the wildlife and wide open spaces in Montana.  One of my loves as a teenager there was a Native American boy.  I loved his sense of humor most.  Most Montanans have a pretty good sense of humor…and they love to tell those “Big as the Big Sky” stories.  

One beautiful Saturday morning, He and I headed out to a little butte just outside of the reservation.  His grandma and grandpa lived on the reservation.  We were going to spend the morning exploring, and then have a nice picnic lunch.  After lunch, he said he’d promised to send a smoke signal message to his grandpa, at home.  He built a fire, took a blanket out of the back of the truck, and sent some smoke signals up.  Then he asked me if I would like to learn some smoke signals!  “Won’t that be fun,” he asked.  I thought that was awesome.  I thought anything he did was awesome.  He gave me the blanket, and said, “Okay, you’re going to signal the word, “butte.”  Then Grandpa will know where we’re at.”  Then he said, “Just kind of swoop it down, and sweep it slowly over the fire. That’s “butte.”  I did as he told me to.  He said, “Hmm, I don’t think you got it quite right, honey.  You swept too fast. Try again.”  Again, I swooped and swept-slowly, of course.  “No,” said he.  “This time, swoop just a little bit slower.  But the sweep was good there.”  Again, I swooped-slowly, and swept.  Right about that time, we heard sirens.  Up the hill came this little fire engine.  I thought, “Oh no, we’re in trouble for having a fire up here.”  The fire truck stopped and a couple of Native American firemen got out.  “What’s the trouble,”  one asked?  “there’s no trouble”, I said.  “I was just learning smoke signals. I signaled “butte” to tell my boyfriend’s grandpa where we’re at.”  “No,” said the fireman.  “You signaled, “My butt’s on fire!”  Some of those Native American boys are real pranksters!  Those firemen were his cousins.  I used to be soooo gullible!  That was my “Big as the Big Sky” story.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 16, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

Saturday Silly – August 10, 2019

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I spoke with a friend of mine in Washington recently.  She lost her husband a few years ago.  In June of this year, she finally sold their house.  She’s moving into a retirement community, and is excited to be starting this new chapter in her life.

On this particular weekend, she had begun to move into her new place.  She was carrying her husband’s urn from the car to the condo, when it slipped out of her hands.  It hit the ground with a clatter, popped open, and spilled hubby all over the walk.  There was nothing to do but scoop him up and put him back.  She got her little broom and dustpan, and began sweeping him up.  She was so rattled that she didn’t notice the little muddy clump of dried grass she’d swept up along with the ashes.  Her next door neighbor came over just then.  She’d heard the clatter, and decided to check on her.  When my friend explained what had happened, she got this horrified look on her face and asked: “Was that poo in there when you got him out of the mortuary?!”  My friend’s hubby had quite a sense of humor.  It must have rubbed off on her, because she looked up at the lady and replied: “Yep, that it did.  He was always getting lost when he was alive; even with a map, he’s get lost.  He must have thought he was in Hell when those flames hit him, and pooped.”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 9, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Every Day’s Chock Full of Miracles

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are walking around in the midst of a world full of miracles.  Every day is chock full of miracles when we walk with our Lord.

I want to share a little miracle, and God’s sense of humor, with you.  As you all know, I love those little mocking birds.  I was sitting at my favorite picnic table a couple of mornings ago.  There’s a little bird that has learned how to sound like an alarm clock.  He also says good morning, and sweet talks in this teeny little voice.  I just love him.  Anyway, I’d finished my prayer, and was enjoying the morning, when the “alarm” went off.  I said, “Everybody’s awake already; who are you trying to wake up?”  “Good morning,” the little bird replied.  Then he sang a little tune.  I said, “I love you.”  He didn’t like that.  He squawked a couple of times, nastily.  Now, I thought he just might have a jealous girlfriend birdie up there.  So, I said, “I don’t want your boyfriend; I’ve got my eyes on somebody else.”  I was quite amused.  He said something that I couldn’t quite make out, so I said, “Oh, really, Sparky?”  He got quiet then.  I get such joy out of those little birds, I said, “Thank you, Jesus, I love you…forever.”  That little bird piped up with what sounded exactly like, “Oh, really, Sparky?!”  I laughed so hard.  I can just see Jesus up there laughing at me.  And, do you all know that was a miracle, tailor made for me?  Yeah, God will do that just for you!  Every day is chock full of miracles.  We just don’t often look in the right places for them, or recognize them when they come to us.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2019, 12:22 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

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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

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

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

 

Saturday Silly – May 25, 2019

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Boy this has been a busy month.  We have all kinds of holidays and observances.  This month is Older Americans Month.  I thought that was so cool!  I was so excited about it, I told this lady in the restroom about it.  I said, “Hey, May is Older Americans Month; you should celebrate.”  Then I realized I was looking in the mirror and talking to myself.  I’m glad we only have monthly observances once a year; I’d be talking to myself all year long!  *The way to prevent getting old is to just keep getting older.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 23, 2019, 2:03 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.”

 

Love you from Cafe du Mondeiu

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

 

Saturday Silly – May 11, 2019

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Isn’t the warm weather wonderful?!  Finally!  Time for shorts and bathing suits, etc.  I am feeling so strong; and the curves are finally going in the right direction again.  LOL!  I’ve had to be really disciplined about my diet and exercise, though.  I walk as much as I can.  My diet is pretty good, all things considered.  I mean, I remember the days when I ate fast food constantly, and really wasn’t exercising at all.

Let me tell you, that middle age spread was beginning to look like major property.  And gravity was sure beginning to take it’s toll, too.  Seriously, I felt like I needed a lift on both ends!  Even my husband was aware of it.  One day we were at the grocery store, and he kept running into me with the shopping cart from behind.  I finally asked him what the heck he was doing.  He replied, “I’m just trying to hold up my end, Dear.”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 9, 2019, 1:42 p.m.