Saturday Silly – October 12, 2019

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…My version of that Tyrol hat…Oktoberfest has been in full swing for a couple of weeks now.  Here’s something you may not know.  Oktoberfest was originally a wedding celebration.  It was the day that Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (he later became King Ludwig the First), and Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen were married-October 12, 1810.  The celebration lasted several days, actually; and then became Oktoberfest, as the people loved it so much.  Now, it’s celebrated all around the world.  So, do you know what happened to the three little ghosties who stayed too long at Oktoberfest?  They were three sheets to the wind.  Ha!  I couldn’t resist!

I thought I would share one of my favorite German folk dances with you, as a way of kicking of Oktoberfest…and sharing a little bit of my heritage with you.  This dance is called the Schuhplatter.   I’m not sure if this was competition, or just exhibition, but these gentlemen are awesome!  Then, I wanted to share with you, this other German folk dance, done by couples.  After you watch it, you’ll know where the term, “dizzy blond” originated.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 9, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Only Wide Enough For Two

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us, as Jesus did, to enter by the narrow gate.  Actually, the message speaks of walking a narrow way, or path.

When you put this together with the rest of the message, which is about physical weariness, frustration, and mind and soul weariness, the narrow gate and path make sense.  The narrow gate is one that only opens wide enough for one to pass through.  That one is you.  The narrow path is also only wide enough for you to walk down.  But, in terms of your spiritual well-being, and the growth of your faith, you need to seek the Lord alone.  That’s true especially when one’s soul is troubled.  Jesus deals with everyone, one on one.  You need to leave the crowd on the boulevard, and travel that narrow path to the narrow gate alone.  It’s there that you’ll find the Lord waiting.  It’s there that you can enter in to the healing presence.

Even in the midst of the largest congregations and meetings, you must enter in to the presence of the Holy Spirit alone.  God want those who worship Him to worship in spirit and in truth.  So, while the entire congregation is there in the meeting, each one must seek Him and enter in, alone.  Finally, the path to healing, for anyone, must be walked alone-with the Lord.  Even the path the leads to the narrow gate is not too narrow that He won’t walk it with you.  He’s the one who will give you the courage and determination to walk it.  He’s also the one who will give you the courage and determination to walk the path to victory.  You are the one who needs to walk it out, so naturally, it’s only wide enough for you and Jesus.

All those well-meaning family members and friends can be a hindrance on that path to healing.  They can trip you up because they don’t want to hurt you; or, sometimes because they do.  They’re famous for allowing you to keep those rose colored glasses on-when you really should take them off.  Sometimes, that’s because they’ve got their own pair of rose colored glasses on.  That’s why you need to walk it yourself.  When you get honest with yourself, that wide way you’ve been going and living, begins to narrow down pretty quickly.  Sometimes it’s painful, but Jesus is right there with you.  And, as your healing progresses, you’ll find the new path ahead of you will widen as you’re ready to handle it.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 24, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

 

Perpetual Springtime in Your Heart

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we can, and should, have perpetual Springtime in our hearts.  That means we can have perpetual renewal of attitude, of effort, of energy.  We are constantly evolving and recreating ourselves as we progress from one level to the next in spirit.  (1 Cor. 14:20) ” In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.”  Babies are about as close to coming face to face with God on this side, I believe.  They don’t judge anyone; they just love.  They’re not looking for the other shoe to drop; they’re excited about whatever’s next…well, most of the time anyway.  The world belongs to them.  That is exactly what God did for us in the beginning.  (Genesis 1:28)  I found the pics below on Google.  Thanks to all the contributors who allow us to use them.

Some of my favorite things about Springtime in Montana…

 

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Sharing a Bit of Myself…

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Someone asked me what my favorite things about Germany are…my greatest love is the beautiful castles on the Rhine River; all throughout Germany, actually.  I was fortunate to have been able to visit some of them while I was growing up.  To me, these feats of architecture are equal in awe inspiring beauty to the Pyramids of Egypt.

Burg Reichenstein is a castle near my hometown of Bad Kreuznach, Germany.   I’ve posted a link to some photos, I thought you might enjoy.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/burg-reichenstein-trechtingshausen-3

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                    Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 1, 2019, 10:41 a.m.