God’s Goodness

Friends, how are you?  I hope that you are having a good week.  If not, as you move through the rest of the week and life, remember this—

The light of God/Christ surrounds me;

The love of God/Christ enfolds me;

The power of God/Christ protects me;

The presence of God/Christ watches over me;

The joy of God/Christ uplifts me;

The wisdom mind of God/Christ guides and instructs me;

The strength of God/Christ inspires me.

Wherever I am, God is!

Be Blessed my friends.  Be sure to talk, walk, and bask in God’s Goodness.

The new season of the show will start later this month.  In the meantime, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

Check out older shows at  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Our Natay * Tay Tay * Tay

Chardena Natay May March 4, 1987 – September 6, 2021

We are hurting and will miss you.  Rest in Heavenly Peace Dear Niece.  We Love You!

Friends, it has been a tough week.  The new season of the show will start later this month.  In the meantime, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

Check out older shows at  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

A Year Later.

Peace everyone and Happy September!  It’s a beautiful first day of September where I’m sitting.  I hope that you are experiencing the same.  Shhh.  For some reason that Earth, Wind, and Fire hit record just popped in my mind—September.  Let’s take a dance break right here.

Ok.  So, I have been a busy beaver in the last year or so despite the pandemic.  I have shared a lot with you all via this blog and the show.  Recently, I have decided that some of the projects/ministries that I am working on, I will keep to myself and the Heavenly Father!  However, I will share this with you.  I have been hanging out with one of my new best friends for about a year now.  Look.

My Friend.

I have progressed from walking 1.5 miles per hour to 1.5 miles in a half hour.  Also, in the beginning, I pretty much ate what I wanted but now I am really being careful to consume a healthier diet.  As a result, the scale has not moved much but I have lost a few inches.  Here’s a pic.

Marilyn (a bit toned-up)

Listen, at this point, my goal is to keep moving and to maintain good health that God blessed us all with.  In the process, should some more pounds and inches come off, I’ll take it. 

Friends, as I always say, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The new season of shows will start after Labor Day.  Be sure to tune in at  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

One of Nature’s Choruses of Life

Hey Friends!  How are you doing?  I am doing good.  In fact, as I was taking in and enjoying the evening/dusk a few days ago, I noticed an interesting sound.  I’d heard it before in the past couple of weeks but really didn’t give it any attention.  This time, however, I was intentionally listening.

I was looking too.  But, I was unable to see anything.  At first I thought, crickets?  No, I reasoned.  The sound was so loud that there would have to be millions of them.  And besides, crickets don’t settle in tree top branches.   Then I remembered the news stories that I read about “Brood X” back in the Spring.  Brood X or the Great Eastern Brood refers to the trillions of cicadas that have emerged from beneath the soil after living there for the past 17 years.  The reason that they make an above ground appearance is to mate!  Yes, the loud, buzzing sound that I heard was the male cicadas calling their mates!!!  My goodness what a life song!

After they mate, they die.  The male cicadas die right after mating but the female will live long enough to lay 500 eggs in tree branches and then she dies.  Life goes on, however. Six to ten weeks later the eggs hatch, drop to the ground, and burrow underground for the next 17 years. 

According to CNN, the are not harmful to humans or animals.  As a matter of fact, unfortunately for them, they can become food for both.  Scientist haven’t figured out the 17 year life-cycle of the cicadas either but have noted that there is a smaller Brood that emerges every 13 years. 

This Brood X is the largest and people living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia have been experiencing them since some time in May.  As stated, I really just started hearing the noise a couple weeks ago in my neighborhood situated in Illinois. 

Well, if time permits, check out the cicadas Chorus of Life before it ends.  Also, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

Click here to listen to my recording of the cicadas. Another August show special is up for viewing.  Go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The “I”s

Hello Friends!

I hope that you are having a good week.  I’m well. So, someone reached out last week and made a criticizing comment about the last blog having too many “I”s in it.  My response was when speaking about yourself, what other way is there to refer to oneself?  After all, this past week’s blog title and message is about the power of “I will”.  Furthermore, there would not/could not be a “we” or “us” unless there were a whole lot of “I”s.

Now listen, “I” discovered a long time ago that some people are just negative critics and “I” believe it’s because they simply don’t like or love themselves.  Someone could have nine out ten positives going on and the negative person/people will pick out that one thing to harp on.  Or, in some cases (and this one in particular) attempt to make “something negative” out of what is clearly positive, encouraging, and inspiring.  Anyway, you all, when confronted with the negative critics, discern whether it is warranted and then conduct yourselves accordingly by accentuating the positive!

Friends, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The third summer show special is up for viewing.  Go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

I Will.

Friends, how are you?  I AM well and I hope that you are too.

So, there’s still a month or so of summer left and I will continue to enjoy it to the best of my ability.  I will complete my in-house projects.  I will continue to work on the upcoming shows for the new season.  I will meet, talk, and connect with interesting people from all around the world.  I will continue to take care of myself. I will pray. I will succeed.  I will live abundantly.  I will laugh joyfully.  I will love and be loved.   I will is very close kin to I AM.  I AM, therefore, I will.

You all, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The August summer pop in and show special will be dropped this week.  For the latest broadcast go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The Divided States of America?

Hello there, friends.  Have you noticed how further divided this country is becoming?

Male, Female, Other

Blacks, Whites, Latinx, Asians, Others

Super Rich Upper Class, Rich New Money Class, Working Middle Class, Working Poor Class, Poor Class

Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Independents, Others

Christian, Catholics, Judaism, Muslims, Buddhists, Others

Oh, and the newest category–Unvaccinated, Vaccinated

Let’s just go ahead and physically divide the states accordingly and designate each category of people to a region/area.  You go and stay over “there”–while others go to their “there” and stay! No, I think not!

THIS IS WORTH REPEATING—  No one should be pointing fingers at the unvaccinated or the vaccinated.  So, again, STOP IT!  Good news—now between the vaccinated and natural/herd immunity occurring, a little more than 80% of Americans are somewhat safe.  However, we should all continue to wear masks as the coronavirus and all its variants return to the pit of hell from which they came and the 80% number becomes 100% immunity. 

Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The August summer pop in and show special will be dropping soon.  For the latest broadcast go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

STOP IT!!!

To whom this may concern,

Stop pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated!  We already deal with and suffer through enough divisiveness in this country and around the world.  And now, this?!!!!

Let’s be clear, the vaccinated nor the unvaccinated did not cause Covid 19.  It appears that the overall missteps or erroneous handling of protocols and mitigations to protect Americans is the real reason the Coronavirus is still being reckoned with.  Also, according to the CDC, the coronavirus has mutated thereby creating other variants that natural immunity or current vaccines may not be able to fight against.  Speaking of which, remember that before the mass vaccinations, natural/herd immunity had already kicked in and begun to improve things.  Clearly the vaccines accelerated immunity against Covid 19 also causing the number of infections and deaths to drop significantly.  However, remember that we were all still mandated to wear masks in public and private places/spaces.  Once the mask mandates were lifted in June/July (for the vaccinated only and while the number of variant cases were increasing), the overall number of cases and deaths, once again, began to slowly increase. 

We’ve just heard the news reports that the vaccinated are being infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to the unmasked vaccinated and unvaccinated.  The CDC reports that this Delta variant comes from India.  The Alpha variant comes from the United Kingdom.  The Beta variant comes from South Africa.  The Gamma variant comes from Japan and Brazil.  Are travel restrictions to and from these countries in place?  Should we have been so quick to lift mask mandates? 

Listen friends, there are so many variables at play here.  When it comes to defeating this virus, nothing is foolproof.  And, keep in mind that every American has the right to choose not to vaccinate.  No one should be pointing fingers at the unvaccinated or the vaccinated.  So, again, STOP IT!  Good news—between the vaccinated and herd immunity, at least 80% of Americans are somewhat safe.  However, we should all continue to wear masks until “they” completely figure this thing out. 

Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name. Amen.  And, so it is.

The July summer show special will be dropping soon.  For the latest broadcast go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The Rhythm of Regrouping

Hello Friends!  How are you doing? Have you taken some time to regroup yet?  As I stated in the last couple of blogs, I am.  In fact, I’ve been so focused on regrouping that I’ve had to delay this month’s summer special video drop.  It’s coming, I promise!  Now back to this regrouping journey.

My focus so far has been on clearing my mind and surrounding.  You know, getting my thoughts, ideas, and environment more organized but mainly, the latter.  Those of you who’ve been with me for the last decade or so know that I’ve been on a journey to rid myself of unnecessary material clutter that dates back 40 years!!!  I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder but borderline; and in my defense, now limited to just two rooms.  You all, I have been purging or attempting to purge souvenirs, memorabilia, gifts, books, pictures, old computers, clothing, stuff, and on and on.  I must say over the years, I’ve made tremendous progress and can honestly say that I’m on the last leg of this clutter-free journey.  In fact, over the past couple of years, I have even refused to buy new “things” that would add to the clutter.

Well now that one of the two rooms is pretty much clutter-free, I’ve put my decorating hat on and immersed myself in that creative energy so much so that as I mentioned above, I decided to delay the next show so that I can get the one room completely done!  Friends, the bonus is that my mind is becoming more clearer in the process of “regrouping” as well.  I’ve gotten in to the rhythm of it all.

Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The July summer show special will be dropping soon.  The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Regroup with a Clear Mind!

Friends, what’s happening?  Are you luxuriating in good scaturience this week?  In some ways, I am.  For those who are not keeping up with the weekly blogs, read last week’s blog to find out what’s significant about the word, scaturient.

So, as I continue to “regroup” this summer, I am realizing that to truly regroup, you must clear the mind.  Kick out worry, fear, deadlines, negative thoughts, etc.  Yes, sometimes we have so much going on in our lives that our mind can be all over the place.  However, we must get and stay focused on each individual issue, task, moment, so that we can have a clear mind.  Re-prioritize, re-evaluate, decide, and always think positive.  Also, it helps to clear clutter from your living and working environments.  You know, get organized.

My friends once we get our minds clear, the journey to “regroup” will be easy.  Well, that’s it.  Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The next summer special will be dropped next week.  The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn