Black and White

Love necessitated that I put myself in the truck early this morning; whenever I drive, Christian music sings. And this morning I found myself smiling. I heard “when the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why – speak life”

That is fine theology!

Ephesians 4:29 Let no harmful language come from your mouth, only good words that are helpful in meeting the need, words that will benefit those who hear them. via Ephesians 4:28-30 CJB – The thief must stop stealing; instead, – Bible Gateway.
 Deuteronomy 30:19 . . . I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:  via Deuteronomy 30:18-20 KJV;CJB – I denounce unto you this day, that ye – Bible Gateway.

Here’s the song. Sing along and smile.

Day 195 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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Made to Bear

What are my shoulders made to bear? What are your shoulders made to bear?

Bench pressing comes to mind. So some shoulders can bear more weight than others – the gym kind I mean.

But what of those burdens not seen with the eye? The kind that draw on our souls. How much poundage of that kind can we bear? 

How much burden is my frame engineered to withstand? Am I shouldering burdens beyond the Designer’s blueprint? Are you? Do we often push our muscles beyond a healthy burn? Is there an instruction manual? And if so, what does it command?

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
via Matthew 11:28-30 KJV;CJB – Come unto me, all ye that labour and – Bible Gateway.

My shoulders. Your shoulders are designed for a yoke. A specific yoke. HIS yoke. And what does He say? My yoke is easy and my burden is light. But I’m worn out, I’m stressed to the max, I’m ready to scream, I can’t take any more!

When life is crushing the life out of me, it means one thing: I’ve slipped the yoke. 

But there’s good news — we can return. We can return to the yoke and feel the relief. 

Day 192 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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And The Winner



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will be on its way to you soon.

Let me say thank you for each email and comment; I wish I could supply each of you a HeBrews study; better yet I wish we could sit around the table with our favorite brew and delve into this study together. We’d learn a lot.

18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
via Matthew 28 KJV;NASB – In the end of the sabbath, as it began – Bible Gateway.

Jesus gave us a command – make disciples.  And what is it to disciple?

46 Continuing faithfully and with singleness of purpose to meet in the Temple courts daily, and breaking bread in their several homes, they shared their food in joy and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having the respect of all the people. And day after day the Lord kept adding to them those who were being saved.
via Acts 2:45-47 KJV;CJB – And sold their possessions and goods, – Bible Gateway.

With the advent of personal copies of the Bible, with cultural changes, with busyness, one on one disciplining in today’s church is rare. I have come to believe Bible Studies such as HeBrews and the many other studies available to us is a path to be discipled.  A means to obey our LORD’s command – go and make disciples. 

Friends, the early Believers met daily to hear the Word, to fellowship, and to encourage one another. We have a means to do likewise; daily we can pull up a chair with a fine Bible teacher via a study book and be discipled.  Shall we?

Day 191 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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Last Call

It is nearly Tuesday.  Wise ones are sleeping already. I hope to be soon.

benBenjamin Franklin wrote a book called Early Rising: A Natural, Social, and Religious Duty

But I wanted Tuesday morning early risers to at least have a quick hello waiting here at The White Stone and a reminder that today is last call for the drawing for Leah Adams’ HeBrews A Better Blend. See HERE for details. 
Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning, sow your seed; and don’t slack off until evening; for you don’t know which sowing will succeed, this, or that, or if both will do well. 7 Then the light will be sweet, and it will be a pleasure to see the sun.
via Ecclesiastes 11:5-7 KJV;CJB – As thou knowest not what is the way of – Bible Gateway.

In truth this passage is not a well familiar one for me but I like it. It’s a passage we would be wise to heed and with that I shall call it a night and see you in the morning. May the first light of the sun be a pleasure for us all and may we sow well the seeds of faith from morning to evening. 

Day 189 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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