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.

Here’s to That Hush Within

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to just determine to get peace and be still within.  That’s where the storms are, really, aren’t they?

When I think back on some of the worst times of my life, I find they were times that I didn’t walk away and get quiet within.  I didn’t take time to stop and regain my inner peace.  It doesn’t matter what it is, loss of a job, argument with hubby/wife, argument with your child, whatever crisis-and yes, those arguments are crises in your relationship because they can strain and even break the bond that’s crucial there, whatever it is, you need to just stop and regain your inner peace.  Just a quickly as you realize it’s going downhill, you need to step away and let God take the wheel.

He’ll remind you who and whose you are.  He’ll remind you how much strength and power you do have.  But, strength and power are not ours to rule over one another with.  Rather, the strength and power are ours to use to overcome the evil, the fear, the anger, the doubt, the loudness of the friction and strain on spirit-yours and theirs.  The Bible tells us that our strength lies in quietness and trust.  It’s hard to trust God when you’ve lost sight of Him within you.  When the “whatever” is screaming in your spirit, His Word in your Heart is pretty much inaudible; and your brain just freezes.  I know, I’m living proof.  And I’ve been on both sides of that fence.

Sometimes, you can’t walk away physically right then.  That’s one of the reasons the kingdom of Heaven is within us.  It’s one of the reasons His Word is to be written on our hearts.  It’s also one of the reasons we need to know our limits.  We need to know when we’re heading for the cliff, long before we get there.  I’ve found it’s a lot easier to just pray and kind of “refuel” with that Word, right when I suspect things are not as they should be.  In relationships, especially, it involves integrity and truthfulness.  It all really goes back to your standards and boundaries.  Peace is important to everyone’s well being, and also essential to promote progress and success.  Chaos makes it impossible to get things done, to learn, to teach, etc.  That’s why it’s one of Satan’s favorite games to play.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 16, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Saturday Silly – July 13, 2019

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Boy, what a week this has been!  My cardiology appointment went well, and, thank you, Jesus.  After my appointment I decided to take the afternoon off and go do a bit of sight seeing.  There’s a lot of construction going on all over Las Vegas.

Someone is opening a new wedding chapel downtown.  They’re re-purposing an old building.  I happened to notice a Porta Potty just outside the back door of the wedding chapel.  Now, I’ve been married twice…I thought to myself, “I wonder if that’s for those couples where you just know the whole relationship’s going to be down the toilet before the reception’s even over.  You know, the in laws haven’t met each other until the wedding day…and the fight’s on the minute Rudy tells “Skippy’s” wife to go “fetch” each of them a beer from the bar fridge…before the bride arrives in the limo…and sure enough, somebody invited cousin Leroy, the playboy…He goes to weddings to meet women…yep, I’m pretty sure that’s what that Porta Potty’s for…but hey, it’s really a good idea…when you think about those people with lactose intolerance and such…Hmm, I think I’m telling my children to elope…I’m kidding, kids, you know I carry a gun…LOL..oh, alright, I ‘ll be good then…

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 12, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

 

Saturday Silly – June 22, 2019

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bb04e6109a02681586e08ae274c2e94b_with-two-daughter-clipart_1468-1600The doctor said he found a heart in my chest, girls, so I don’t want to hear anymore of that “Mom, you’re heartless!”  Your brothers?  Umm, I’ve cut them out of my will!  LOL  Just kidding, kids.  I love you.

Husband to surgeon:  “Well, doc, tell us the truth; there’s no heart in there is there?  Wife to husband:  “Knock it off, Aaron!”                                                                                             Surgeon to husband:  “I’m sorry, Sir, but there’s definitely a heart in there…and it says, “I love you forever, Enrique`!”  Ha ha!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 18, 2019, 12:28 p.m.