Eden Stillwater

Eden Stillwater

Born in Europe, mother and grandmother with an adventurous spirit who enjoys writing.
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  • Aunt Irma and Ruthanne Bring in the New Year
    Aunt Irma's really done it this time. This is one New Year's Eve we'll all wish we could forget.
  • Aunt Irma and the Christmas Burglar
    There's never a dull moment with Aunt Irma. She's that family member you'd sometimes like to send off to the North Pole. I'm afraid if I did that, though, Mr. and Mrs. Santa and the elves would never forgive me. Merry Christmas to all.
  • Tacos After the Dentist's Office
    Oh, Aunt Irma!
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Memories of Aunt Irma
  • Turkey Al Fiasco
    Just when you think you have the holiday preparations under control, here comes that "helpful" family member...Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  • Aunt Irma the Kidnapper
    The Halloween nightmare continues...
  • Aunt Irma and the Craft Store
    Another excerpt from my book, "Oh, Aunt Irma." This is part one of my most "haunting" Halloween memories.
  • A Nightmare on Christmas Tales Lane
    This is a tale of Christmas hilarity based on some characters that developed out of my avatar and some other manuscripts I am working on.
  • Pizza and Pistols at Twenty Paces
    Aunt Irma is a character that evolved from my Yahoo avatar. This is another in my "series" of adventures-or misadventures with Aunt Irma. It completes the "Memories of Christmas" chapter.
  • More Than I Bargained For - Part Two
    Aunt Irma is a character in some silly stories that evolved from my Yahoo avatar. This one is about our misadventure at the Mall
  • More Than I Bargained For
    Aunt Irma is a character in some silly stories that evolved from my Yahoo avatar. This is my latest "adventure" with dear old Aunt Irma.
  • Truth
  • Up a Tree-Eek Without a Paddle
    Part two of our Christmas adventure on "Chrismoose Mountain"
  • Up on Chrismoose Mountain
    Aunt Irma is a character in some comical stories that evolved out of my Yahoo Avatar's life. This is a story about an adventure with her.
  • Give Me a Break
    This is an essay continuing my studies based on Isaiah 66
  • The Family's Feud
    This is an essay based on 2Chronicles 28
  • His Hand Reveals and Restores , and Exposes
    This is an essay continuation of my study based on Isaiah 66
  • His Hand is on Us Through the Getting Up
    This is an essay continuance based on my study about God's Hand being made known to us.
  • He Lifts Me Up
    This is the
  • Fever
    This is an essay continuing my study based on Isaiah 66:14
  • His Hands Reveal His Conpassion
    This is the first essay in the series about the hand of the LORD being revealed to us.
  • Through the Valley
    This is an essay based on Psalm 84:5-7
  • Remember, God Chooses the Instruments
    This is an essay based on a study in Acts, chapter 9
  • What Will You Build for God?
    This is an essay based on some things I found in Isaiah 6 and 66:1-2
  • Whose House is it Anyway?
    This is the continuation of the essay based on my study of Matthew 18:15-17
  • Think About This One Again
    This is an essay based on a Bible study of Matthew 18:15-17
  • Happy Independence Day!!
    As we're celebrating this Fourth of July, let's give some thought to the many freedoms we have here in the good ol' USA-we have a tendency to take so miuch for granted. Let's remember our troops overseas and here at home, and their families who sacrifice right along with them. Thank you to them and
  • What Are You Celebrating?
    This is an essay based on Amos Chapter 6
  • HECK NO, I Don't Always Want to Go to Heaven!
    I was struck by a question a preacher asked during service recently; and it shed a new light on that narrow road thing and laying up treasure for ourselves in Heaven that Jesus talked about.
  • I Fell Right into Your Hands
    I wrote this piece after studying the temptaton of Jesus in the wilderness. Just like he did with Jesus, Satan waits until we're in our weakest moment and then attacks us with confusion, doubt and fear.
  • Behind God's Back
    This revelation I got on this verse was both very reassuring and very humbling. It reminds me once again of God's sovereignty, His great mercy, grace and unfathomable love.
  • I Saw Red
    I actually wrote this piece in 2008 during a particularly bad day. God always brings us back to His mercy. I thought of this again today; and thought I'd share
  • What Do You Give to the Dad Who Has Everything?
    Did I tell you that burning bush is waterproof?-jExcuse-proof, "everything you can come with" proof- Thank God!!
  • The Darkness Can't Cover My Enemies
    This is an essay based on the book of Nahum
  • Slices
    Slices of me
  • Slices
    This poem depicts both fragility and strength
  • The Fire in His Eyes
    A personal encounter in the darkness...
  • Your Testimony is Not in Your Hands; It's in Your Heart
    This is an essay based on Acts Chapter Three bible study
  • Shedding Some Light in the Darkness
    This is an essay based on some reading of the third chapter of Job
  • Pearls Are Precious
    This is a lesson based on Mattew 7:5
  • Butterfly
    I'm not the dirt beneath your feet.I'm not paper to be crushed or crumpled in your clenched fist.I'm a butterfly emerging daily;Strong and beautiful, fragile and a little afraid;So hold me tenderly in a gentle open hand.Perhaps I'll return each day.Perhaps I'll want to stay.
  • Lavender Sunset
    I was thinking about the Big Sky of Montana this morning, and wanted to share this. I wrote this piece in 2008 while still in Montana. It's one of my favorites from my Big Sky collection.
  • Exodus Chapter Three Study Continued
    Coming down off that mountain can be a little scary.
  • Still Kicking
    My appointment with immigration counselor at catholic charities was "rescheduled" for May 23rd...I found the message on the board at Salvation Army yesterday. So, that's another two weeks delay-or stall, should I say. I'm going back to the attorney general's office and I'm also getting in touch with
  • Another Look at the Burning Bush
    This is something God showed me recently in the story of Moses on the mountain...
  • My Resurrection Power
    This is an essay based on Isaiah 26:12-14
  • The Mustard Seed Theory of Encouragement and Hope
    This is something I learned from a reading in the chapter of Matthew 17
  • Create a Customized "Pamper Yourself" Basket for Mother's Day
    This is a great way to tell someone they're special and appreciated.
  • Busy Day
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YLDX6O I am getting the word out about Sister Phoenix-my poetry book just published on Amazon/Kindle. Have spoken with two of my boys and got a good review from one--of course, he's a great supporter so I can't twist my arm out of the socket patting myself on the back ju
  • Finally!
    My book "Sister Phoenix" is live and available for sale. Finally! It's only about a year overdue!! I was thinking about the kids this morning because it's dedicated to them. I'm happy that I finished it in time for Mother's Day-it's fitting-for one thing because it is for all women...could be by all
  • That Load of Dirty Clothes
    This is an essay based on Job 40:8-10 I was led to these verses after reading about the weight of sin in a Daily Bread message.
  • The Right Mindset
    This is an essay based on Psalm 13:2
  • What Time it Really Is
    This piece is from my "Behind A Tattered Veil" collection. I wrote it after watching some people who seemed to be caught up in the rush of everyday deadlines and the stress that comes with them sometimes.
  • Candlelit "Pond" Centerpiece
    This centerpiece is inexpensive and easy to put together; and can be changed to accomodate any occasion, so it can be used over and over again.
  • I Stand
    This is a worship song I wrote in 2010. It came to mind as I'm trying to "take care of business" this morning.
  • The Crimson Stream
    This is actually a worship song I wrote last year around Easter time...I'd had a rough morning; and when I went to spend time alone with the Lord, He gave me these words...
  • Mary's Prayer
    This piece speaks about a mother's courage
  • He Put Himself in My Place
    This came to me this Sunday morning as I did my Bible study. I was reading in Proverbs and the Lord, as usual, worked His mysterious (not really so mysterious) Way.
  • The Power of Ten
    This is a revelation I got when I studied the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. Something to think about during the Passover and Easter.
  • Thirty Pieces of Silver for a Free Gift
    I wrote this piece in 2008; I had just finished reading about The Last Supper and these words came to me...
  • Keep Your Soap Box Balanced
    This was a reminder about keepin myself on the right track and remembering His cause in my "causes."
  • What's Keeping You from Entering in to the Sabbath Rest?
    A gentle reminder about adjusting my focus in order to get the best God has for me.
  • RAPE
    This Poem is in keeping with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I wrote this piece in 2008-I offer it in honor of rape victims and survivors everywhere.
  • One More Time
    I'd just read a small piece about compassion before I prayed this morning; and then God led me to a scripture in Luke 13...Not only does it address our relationship with others, but also our walk with Him.
  • On Sexual Abuse
    April is Sexual Assult Awareness Month. This is a poem that speaks about the betrayal, anger and grief that victims of sexual abuse experience. I wrote this piece in 2007 and it is part of the "Sister Phoenix" collection of poetry dealing with the evolution of a woman's soul. Daddies do not touch t
  • What Jesus Prayed on the Cross
    God is always faithful to remind me that He is my refuge and ever present help...no matter how dark the storm...He reminded me of how much power I have in His hands recently.
  • On Sexual Abuse
    This is a piece I wrote in 2007...It speaks of betrayal, anger and grief that victims of sexual abuse experience.
  • Women Are Not the Only Victims of Sexual Crimes
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Once again, survivors everywhere will stand together and speak out against the atrocity of sexual crimes. This piece addresses some of the scars left by sexual abuse.
  • My Dream of the Leprechauns
    I was inspired to write this because Darby O'Gill and the Little People is one of my favorite films. -A "Golden Oldie"- A must see!! I imagined Darby sitting in the pub reciting this. Who knows -- maybe that's how the whole thing came to be --
  • Bring Them to Me
    This was originally written in 2007-It is a reminder of how much God loves us; and that He is beside us through every difficulty.
  • Cursed Be that Bad Fig Tree
    This is an essay based on a revelation of something in Matthew 7:18
  • New Horizons
    An essay in the series of studies on Newness
  • New Gods
    Continuing in the series of studies on Newness
  • New Integrity
    Continuation of the series of studies on Newness
  • New Wineskins
    Another in the series of studies on Newness
  • New Wine from New Vineyards
    This is an essay based on a Bible study inspired by Isaiah 3:14 & 15...
  • New Attitude, New Speech
    This is an essay based on John 3:31
  • New Songs
    This is a personal testimony of one of the wonderful things God has worked into my life.
  • Being Renewed in Knowledge According ToThe Image of the One Who Created Us
    This is an essay based on Colossians 3:8-15
  • New Paths of Mercy and Truth
    This is an essay based on a Bible study of Psalms 25:10
  • My Enemy's Needs
    This is an essay based on a Bible study inspired by Proverbs 14:31
  • Discipline and Our Children
    This is an essay based on a Bible study of Proverbs 13:24
  • Leaving an Inheritance
    This is an essay based on a Bible study of Proverbs 13:22
  • Evening Walk at Christmas
    This is a Poem I wrote around Christmastime, 2007
  • Fountains of Life
    This is an essay based on a study of Proverbs 13:14
  • Putting on Airs
    This is an essay on a study of Proverbs 12:9
  • Knowledge, Discipline, Correction
    This is an essay about the relationship between knowledge, discipline, and correction; based on a study of Proverbs 12:1
  • Soul Winning Power
    This is an essay on my study of Proverbs 11:30
  • Seeking Good, Finding Goodwill
    Proverbs 11:27 is about not only good and evil deeds, but about attitudes. This is an essay based on my study of this verse.
  • No Such Thing in Love
    I was having a rather tough day recently and this poem came to mind. For anyone who's ever feared missing that mark or failing in your walk with the Lord, I hope this encourages you.
  • Diligence
    These are some notes from a Bible study on Proverbs 10:4
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    "Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars" Proverbs 9:1
  • Level Paths
    These studies are little nuggets I've gotten out of some of the Proverbs.
  • Encounter
    I wrote this poem in 2006 after a "pity party." My chronicle of "God Calling" messages is on hold for the moment because my copy of "God Calling" was stolen. I was tempted to start another one of those parties; but this poem came to mind.
  • Wealth Redefined
    This is a little revelation about true wealth.
  • Let that "Day" Start Today Lord, and Iron Out the "Wrinkles"
    This is a chronicle of what the daily messages from "God Calling" speak to my heart and how they impact my life.
  • At the Very End You'll Find God's in It
    This is a chronicle of what the daily messages from "God Calling" speak to my heart and how they impact my life.
  • My Spiritual "Home Makeover"
    this is a chronicle of what the daily messages from "God Calling" speak to my heart and how they imnpact my life.
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