Saturday Silly – August 22, 2020

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day! I wonder if I knocked out the rest of my teeth, would the tooth fairy keep the dime and bring me some dentures instead. Something to pray for….since today’s message from God Calling bids us to offer up our troubles daily, for some soul in need of help, or for some special prayer.

Today in history, 1911 to be exact, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum. That’s really encouraging to me. I bet the tooth fairy took her to get her some dentures. That’s probably why she never smiled; she didn’t have good teeth anymore, either.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 21, 2020, 4:55 p.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.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

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

Your Second Childhood Awaits You

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of Heaven.  We are bid to become as little children.  Quoting directly from the message: “Seek in every way to become child-like. Seek, seek, seek until you find, until the years have added to your nature that of the trusting child.  Not only for its simple trust must you copy the child-spirit, but for its joy in life, it’s ready laughter, its lack of criticism, its desire to share all with all men.  Ask much that you may become as little children, friendly and loving towards all — not critical, not fearful.”

Remember when you were invincible?  I have a few scars to prove I was.  LOL  We’re told that faith is a child-like attitude.   What gets my attention in this message, is that statement that tells us to seek until the years had added to our nature, that of a trusting child.  Remember when you were afraid to raise your hand and give the answer?  Yeah, how embarrassing if you were to be wrong, right?  That’s an especially tough one in junior high school.  Doubt and distrust are very insidious.  They’re very sneaky, and have many faces.

I remember the day I said, “no more of this!”  I can’t tell you how many opportunities I had to slip back into doubt and distrust.  I lost count some time ago, how often the opportunity to get depressed over everything that’s gone, or is going wrong.  And, I’m proud to tell you that I started winning those little battles awhile back.  I had to remind myself daily that I was choosing peace, joy, and positive thought and attitude.  I have to laugh, because there were some times when I was positively dragging my feet or clenching my jaw and talking through gritted teeth…But, I’m doing it God’s way, even when I’m positive it’s going to kill me; just kill me.  Nope, it hasn’t yet.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  You see, it does kill me.  Then, I’m reborn, and can enjoy the childlike trust, joy, peace, and power of a child of God.  Yes, I did say power.  “Created in His image, after His likeness…”  Go ahead; step into your second childhood.  It’ll be awesome!

If you’re not already, I want to encourage you to read the actual messages from God Calling, at twolisteners.org  for yourself.  You’ll get so much more out of these posts, and vice versa.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July, 1, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

God Inspired Attitudes and Thoughts

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that was we look to God, and walk in His ways, our attitudes and thoughts become God inspired.  Sometimes it takes a deliberate choice-gritting your teeth and seeking His face, and then going through the motions-not just for show, but making yourself do the right thing, think the right thing, etc.  In the end, it’s all worth it; and I’ve found that most of the time I have to laugh because it suddenly doesn’t seem like such a big thing after all.  There have been times in my walk with the Lord when I actually had to read the list in 1 Cor. 13, regarding love, to get myself back in the right frame of mind and on the right path.  Do whatever you have to do, and no matter what, don’t give up on your faith, or on yourself!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 9, 2019, 12:03 p.m.