Saturday Silly – August 24, 2019

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I was having a little talk with the Lord yesterday, about some things that were on my mind.  I mean, sometimes I really have to wonder, you know?

God is supposed to be omniscient; all-knowing.  Well, then I really have to wonder, God, what were you thinking when you gave whoever that person was, the idea for sports bras?!  Good Heavens!  I just know my girls are plotting murder!  After having them in that thing all day, I’ll have to be afraid to go to sleep tonight.  God!  You had to see that coming, right?!  What were you thinking????

I was telling a friend of mine this stuff.  Boy, I thought I was a little flaky sometimes.  When I told her about my sports bra ordeal…getting into that thing, then getting back out of it…I thought we were going to the Olympics when I saw my breasts looked like two Shot Put discuses.  I thought to myself, “you know, God, if I could throw that far…guess what I’d be aiming at!”  Yeah, that person that invented these things!  Anyway, she said to me, “You know, that makes me wonder about something, too!  I mean, what was God thinking when He put hair on women’s legs?!  You know He knew we’re just going to shave it all off!  I mean, what woman wants to be a Clydesdale?!”  “Yep,” I thought, “dear God, what were you thinking?!”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 23, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

The Holy Of Holies Wrapped In Flesh

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Today’s message from God Calling – A. J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus took on our humanity, so that we can take on His divinity.  That means we can live in divine power, peace, love, joy, unity, etc.  All the Fruits of the Spirit are ours in Christ Jesus.  In essence, when the veil was torn, the gates of Heaven opened wide to us.

I wrote this psalm some time ago, 2009, in fact.  It came to mind as I read the message this morning.

How Beautiful is the Love of my Savior:  How beautiful on the mountain are those nail pierced feet…and the hands, scarred and calloused, that reach for me.  How beautiful is the voice that says, “Come unto me.”  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior.  How beautiful, the precious blood shed on Calvary.  How beautiful the prayer He prayed for you, and for me.  How beautiful is the life He gave to set us free.  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior.  How beautiful is the heart that’s filled with mercy and grace.  How beautiful the day when we shall see His face.  How beautiful is this King that opens wide Heaven’s gate.  Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior…

I used to walk and collect cans and plastic bottles on Sunday mornings back then.  I would walk and praise the Lord as I went along.  the more I praise Him, the more praise He gives me.  I got this one started one Sunday morning, and finished it under a little shade tree at the shelter I was living in, later that afternoon.  God never fails us.  Thanks to Jesus, we can live in divine power, in every sense of the word.  We just get so distracted, overwrought, and overwhelmed, that we forget that-and all too often.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 18, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Until It Becomes The Air You Breathe

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Today’s message from God Calling – A. J. Russell, bids us to seek God, to commune with Him, and to dwell with Him.  We are bid to dig deep into the soil of the Kingdom of Heaven.

I always pray before I read my Bible.  I always have.  The reason I bring it up is because I can’t imagine not doing that.  But, I remember how much effort it took back in the beginning, to get into the presence of the Holy Spirit.  I would get distracted by outside noise, totally thrown off by someone talking as I’m trying to praise the Lord, things like that.  Sometimes it would be so hard to stay focused on even my prayers, let alone my Bible study.  I’ve learned those are some of the enemy’s tricks and ploys.  I’m glad I pressed on.  I want to encourage you today – whoever you may be, not to give up.  If it takes you three hours of praise music, do them.  If you have to start your prayer over ten times, do it.  Don’t let the distraction win, by causing you to stop your pursuit of the Lord’s Presence.  It is all worth it in the end.  The more time you spend in His Presence, the more treasures you find in the soil of the Kingdom (His Word), and vice versa.  The more wisdom, peace, truth, love, that you find in that Kingdom soil, the bolder you get about going to the Lord.  The easier it is to be in His Presence…just like the little child he scooped up and took onto His lap.  He did say we must become as trusting and free as children are, didn’t He?

My song choice is and oldie but goody called The Air I Breathe:

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 8, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Preparing to Enter In

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to regularly set aside time to enter into the sanctuary and spend time alone with the LORD.

I spent an hour this morning listening to Native American drum and flute music, and even listened to some native songs and chants.  It was my preparation time.  Music is a good way to quiet one’s spirit and prepare to enter in to the sacred space.  There are many different kinds of music that can reach the spirit; it’s not always only praise and worship music.  That sacred space is the place where our spirit meets the Holy Spirit.  It is in these quiet times that we commune with and rest in the divine love, grace, peace, and joy of God.  You’ve all read plenty about spending time alone with God.  I thought I’d share a short list of some of my favorite music.  This is the stuff I listen to at the end of a long day, or even before I really begin my day-before a project, etc.  It’s a pretty good mix, so there’s something for everyone; and they’re all instrumental, words won’t distract you.  I hope you enjoy at least one of my picks.

  1.  Carlos Nakai – Earth Spirit -He also has a greatest hits album out-Native American flute music
  2. The Elegance of Palchelbel -Serenade -Piano music
  3. Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody -Classical music, and very beautiful
  4. Trail of the Angels – One of my very favorites – Chinese Bamboo flute music
  5. Leo Rojas -Pan flute music

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 5, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Peace…Be Still & Know That I Am God

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This is the perfect song to go with today’s post about inner peace.  Yes, and that middle of the week “help me keep going,” we need.  Thank you, Chris Tomlin, for a beautiful rendition…and yes, we do need Him.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 17, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Yes, You Were Made To Love Him

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And He loves you and me!  Toby Mac says this so well!  It’s one of his older ones; but, oh, still so awesome!  Yes, it goes with today’s post about seeking God’s love in the world around us.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 16, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

There’s No Comparison!

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This is the song I choose for today:  It goes well with today’s post, I think.  And, for me, nothing does compare with His Love.  I’m so thankful for Jesus’ love, and for His sacrifice on the cross at Calvary.  I wouldn’t be able to walk with Him now, had it not been for His love and grace toward us.  Thank you, Lord.  I love you!  Third Day sings it so well:

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 11:26 a.m.