Saturday Silly – August 15, 2020

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A friend and I were discussing recent news headlines.  This included the Corona virus relief plan negotiations and Nancy Pelosi.   The lady definitely does play hardball, doesn’t she?  My friend-not a fan of Ms. Pelosi’s either, said, “Somebody needs to put that woman into a suitcase, and send her into outer space on the next rocket they launch.”

Being a Christian, I really don’t get too excited about politics.  I try to stay aware of what’s going on, but I trust the Lord.  God’s got it under control.  I believe that with all my heart.  Anyway, what came to mind was this image of all these little demons and devils and such, on all the planets out there, packing their belongings up and heading for the Black Hole in outer space… can’t you just hear them…-“OMG! They’re sending her out here!  Oh, HELL NO!!”   I laughed out loud; because the next thing I thought of was Hebrews 12:26, where God says, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 11, 2020, 11:57 a.m.

Saturday Silly – September 14, 2019

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The husband woke up with a start as his wife poked him in the ribs, almost shouting, “Honey, it’s time; the baby’s coming.”  As soon as he was dressed, and the “delivery day,” suitcase was in the car, along with mommy and baby, they headed for the hospital.  How exciting!

About 3 1/2 hours later, the labor pains increased in intensity.  Mommy was already tired of this ordeal.  “Oh, I wish this baby would hurry up and get here already,” she said. “Where’s your faith,” asked Daddy.  “Hang in there, Honey; God’s got perfect timing,” he said.  She gritted her teeth, moaned, and squeezed Daddy’s hand as hard as she could when the next pain came..  “Ouch,” exclaimed Daddy.  “Do you have to squeeze that hard?”  Mommy wasn’t impressed with Daddy’s attitude.  You promised you’d be here for me, Honey,” Mommy said. “Remember, we’re in this together.”  “I know, I know,” said Daddy.  “I just need a little break.  Think I’ll go get some coffee, if you don’t mind.”   Then Daddy realized that he’d forgotten his wallet.  “Honey, do you have any cash on you?  I forgot my wallet in the rush to get here,” said Daddy.   Mommy, still a little miffed, and very much in pain, replied, “Silver and gold have I none, but what I do have, in Jesus’ Name, I give to you.”  Daddy doubled over instantly, and dropped to his knees, clutching his tummy.  There he was, in pain as that stomach flu hit him and caused those awful cramps.  Daddy woke up from his dream with a start.  He looked at Mommy, who was sound asleep and smiling.  “Lord,” Daddy prayed, “please don’t let me forget my wallet when it’s time…and please help me be a good helper in the delivery room.”   LOL

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, is about when faith fails.  It’s a good one, and I hope you’ll check it out at twolisteners.org.  When I read it, I thought of Peter trying to walk on the water…and later, healing a crippled man with those very words: Silver and gold have I none, but what I do have, in Jesus’ Name, I give to you.  That inspired this little story.  I wish I’d thought of that when I was having my babies…I’m kidding, their dad was awesome in the delivery room.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September, 13, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

How The Race is Won

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we must press on, undaunted by the hurdles in front of us.  We are bid to rise above our fears and fancies into the joy of the Lord.  This message goes hand in hand with Saturday’s message about the best way.

The best way to win the race of life, is by the way that best suits the soul.  It is, after all, where we live.  That’s the part that will be going to Heaven.  Rising above fears and fancies (those are all those silly things we tell ourselves to deny the fears and such-or to cope with them) -rising above them is done via rigorous training of the soul.  Thus, we must always choose the way that best suits the soul.  “Will it be good for my heart, my soul?”  I’ve had to ask myself this question at times, and, quite often after I really got serious about God.  You know there are things you have to give up, even folks you have to walk away from for awhile, or for the long haul.

This what best suits the soul thing can be very gratifying as well as rigorous.  When you choose the Caramel creamer for your coffee on Sunday morning because Sunday is a special day, doesn’t that coffee taste a hundred times better than ever?  Yes!  One of my favorite treats is Philly Cheese Steak ANYTHING.  I don’t have it very often, but when I do, it tastes a hundred times yummier than all the other times I’ve eaten it.  Those are little treats that soothe our souls because they’re coming to our own little special need.  Quirks are the same.   You know; that’s where you have to have the shades drawn just so to be comfortable, or things like that.  When we honor those quirks, we’re honoring our uniqueness and our worth and worthiness as human beings.  All of these put together-the spiritual training and the loving of our souls, are the very things that make the race one that ends in victory.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 6, 2019, 2:09 p.m.