A Rework

As the title reads, I am offering tonight a rework of a post from 2012. 
And to be honest I will confess I am still working on this BUT I have made progress. 🙂

Here’s the edited post:

Truth.
I did other stuff yesterday and did not write, so you got no post in your email boxes this morning.
And then last night I was so outdone with a Public Figure and Facebook that I did not write; actually, I am so outdone with our President that I did not even watch his speech.
I suppose you could say since I don’t get to tell him what I think, I don’t want to hear what he has to say.  One-sided conversations are so frustrating!
Have y’all found that to be true too?

Too often I catch myself having an internal conversation with folks who will never hear what I would so like to say. It does me no good or them.
So why do I do it?
Flesh.
That’s the honest truth.
But admitting it to you is helpful and Father GOD and I are working on it.  🙂 

Accountability.

Such a good thing!

I’d like to spread that around! Oops.  Not going there. 🙂  It’s a dead-end road.

Shall I share a Scripture and post this???

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV

via BibleGateway.com: A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages..

That was easy. I opened my online Bible and there it was at my fingertips.
Father GOD is so funny sometimes, so tender and loving even with discipline. 
Do y’all find that to be true too?

Thank You, Father.  I love you for loving me. Thank You for each of our Readers too.  Are we doing all that You want us to do as a group?
If we are not, would You lay it on our hearts to do more as a unit?
Would You give us discernment and direction on how we can make You known and alleviate some of this world’s suffering in JESUS’ name?
Thank You, Father.

There is LIGHT for the Darkness + + +

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Love, Kathie 

3:05 A.M. Again

I have not given you a copy and paste for — well, I don’t know how long, but a long while. So today I am. 

This repost is dated May 18, 2007. It was 2007 when I began to write here at The White Stone blog.  I hope you enjoy this copy and paste from 14 years ago. 

DEVOTION for Friday, May 18, 2007

Be Prepared. When you ask Father a question, He WILL answer you!!
And that question can be something technical, even a concept about website building that you do not understand; something that try as hard as you may you just cannot figure it out.
He may not answer you though when you are sitting at the computer. It may be long after you have closed out the screen, powered-down, and shut off the light.
It may be the morning after you have been sleeping soundly but for some reason you are awake a couple hours before the alarm, you get up, stumble into the bathroom, and boom… all of a sudden it is perfectly clear!
He has answered you! But it’s too early to go test it. So you go back to bed, go back to sleep – smiling!

Yes, when you ask Father a question – He WILL answer you! He may not answer you when you think He should and it may not be in the place you thought He would… certainly not at 3:05 a.m. in the bathroom when your discussion with Him was at the office, two days before.
No, that would not be my ideal time or place! But you know what? HE ANSWERED!
So who am I to argue with Him?! And yes I have tested it and it worked beautifully!

So, give Him time to get you to the place where you can receive His answer to your question.
There is no doubt; He knew the answer to my question from eternity past. Yes, long before computers and website building programs were given to the mind of men, Father knew all about them, all the answers to all the questions to ever be asked.
Why would He wait until 3:05 a.m. to answer me?
I don’t know and that one He may not answer until eternity future – no matter. He is my Father and my God and He LOVES ME!

So! Have you asked Him a question He has not answered yet? He will… just as soon as He gets you to your 3:05 a.m. Remember… He is YOUR Father and YOUR God and HE LOVES YOU!

Psalm 143: 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. (KJV) [source]

Whatever the question – whatever the prayer – whatever the circumstance, remember:

Psalm 69: 12 They who sit in [the city’s] gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
14 Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters. (Amplified Bible) [source]

“True prayer is simply a quiet, sincere, genuine conversation with God. It is a two-way dialogue between friends.” W. Phillip Keller

HIS MINISTRY TO YOU

Give Me A Second

How long ago are 9 years and why do I ask?
Give me a second. 🙂

Nine years ago my grandson who is now the Father of a 3-year-old and a 5-month-old was himself a seventeen-year-old, finishing his Junior year of high school. 

Wow!

Nine years ago I was prompted to write a post following a conversation about ‘don’t judge me’. 
I wrote another one today prompted by a Facebook post.  (A New Story)
Obviously, we are still dancing around that mulberry bush.

Here’s the start to that May 4, 2012 post:

Matthew 7: King James Version (KJV)
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
via Matthew 7:1-3 KJV – Judge not, that ye be not judged. For – Bible Gateway.

I participated, mostly as a reader, in a Facebook conversation today (Thursday). It is that conversation that prompts me to present this verse to you for this fine Friday morning.

For sure, for sure I smell the hot breath of hell every time today’s cultural interpretation of this verse is thrown as a trump card on the conversation table. Hear me! Such usage of this verse is nothing more than a ploy from the abyss aimed to silence those who know the truth about sin, hell, and eternal life.

Great day in the morning! as my Tennessee family has said.  READ the BIBLE! All of it! In CONTEXT! The WHOLE COUNSEL of GOD warns me that I better tell folks that JUDGMENT has come already upon them if they have NOT believed the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

Click HERE for the rest, if you are interested. 

Thanks for visiting . . . 

We have the GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to do right in this WRONG world,

Please know your honest questions are welcome here, via comment or email.

 

From A Few Years Back

I’ve been reading myself today.
SO, for tomorrow which is today by the time you get to read it, may I please go back to 2015 and give you a post from then to read today? 

Let me give you a portion of the post on this page and if you want to visit with the original, please do HERE.
There have been a few changes since the first writing – I’m a GREAT Grandmother now! 
And I’m several years older, Curves closed in our area but neighborhood streets still run to and fro. 🙂
And from time to time JT and I take a peppy walk. We can still do about 3.4 mph for a couple or three miles.
Enough of that.  To the 2015 post . . .

I am a rusher. I rush just about everything I do or think. Today’s Journeyof all things, is asking who am I. And what did I do as I began to read it? Yep. I rushed to read it, in fact as soon as I finish forming this sentence I am going to go back to it for I have yet to finish the reading as I rushed here to start writing this post. 

Other than one who rushes I wear many hats: wife, mother, grandmother, step-mother/grandmother, Sunday School leader/teacher; sometimes runner, more often walker, 🙂 active Curves member, which probably clues you in that I have a thing for fitness. The truth is I stay active because I like to eat. 🙂 And I like to cook; I try to keep things on the healthy side, most of the time. My hubby retired this year and we are still adjusting. Actually, we are flat-out giddy about 6 Saturdays a week! Our days are packed with back-to-back long-awaited to-be-done projects and GRANDS who keep us young with all manner of activities. It’s all good! 

Still, with all that, is that who I am? Am I, are any of us, the sum total of what we do?  What happens when my doing is done? Who will I be then when what I do now I can do no more? Valid questions for pondering, huh?  There is an answer.

Isaiah 43:1 But now this is what Adonai says,
he who created you, Ya‘akov,
he who formed you, Isra’el:
“Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I am calling you by your name; you are mine. [source]

You are mine, says GOD. Could there be anything more identifying?
Whose I am determines who I am.  
That’s the cake! What I get to do with all the people I love is delicious icing!

So that’s about it. If by chance you have not read Our Story, check it out HERE.

Until next time ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

P.S. I am still trying to LEARN to NOT rush. 

From a Decade Ago

The colors are long gone now but this message is just as fresh — from March 1, 2011. 

If you like click HERE and read from a decade ago. 

Here’s a start, to see if you might be interested. 

I am flat-out enjoying the new colors in our hall bath. I often stop in passing, lean my head against the door facing and just smile.

As I begin to write I am fresh from cleaning the miniature roller I used this morning for some touch-up and I have an application to share with you. It is by no means new but I have to have something to write about for our Tuesday time together.  🙂

I noticed it takes a lot of water to get the paint roller clean. Even when the roller looked clean and white again and I thought I might be finished, with just a little squeeze I knew there was yet paint hiding deep in the roller. 

Is a picture forming for you?

 

The rest HERE.

 

We have the Right to do right in this wrong World,

Please know your honest questions are welcome here, via comment or email.

I Reckon, Again.

I used to on occasion re-post my older devotions; back then a blank day of posting just couldn’t be. I’ve had many blank days since September 16, 2015.
So just for the good of it, here’s a repeat.

I reckon.

That’s what I heard Charles say. Charles Billingsley. I was watching/listening to a You Tube. Charles was in concert at a church in Macon, Georgia. And right about 30 minutes in he was encouraging the congregation and he said reckon. And I was off!

Reckon. (Click here for Webster’s definition)

Some would say that’s a pretty southern word. It’s a godly word too. The Scripture passage I was thinking of was Romans 8:18. There Paul utilized it as an accounting term. Reckon. Count it. Count it as so. By the way in the KJV you will find Reckon 33 times. Here’s a link in case you want to check it out. HERE

Romans 8: 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [source]

And so we count and if we count it so, I reckon that reckoning will change how we live. And I reckon, I need to do some reckoning.

I reckon. Seriously smiling here. 🙂

Now. One more thing and I’ll press publish.

That Charles Billingsley you tube? You got an hour and 28 minutes?  I reckon it’s worth every minute I’ve invested. Perhaps you will too.

And a bit (translation: a few minutes) before the I reckon, he sings a song, and a certain portion of the lyrics is this: You wrapped my soul inside Your Arms.  I don’t know about you but upon hearing those words I was wrapped in love this morning; and not just me but I saw in those words my Girls wrapped in His Arms too. Don’t you reckon some worship was going on? 🙂

I reckon I better close this epistle. 🙂

Until Next Time  ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

Blessings Sweet Friends