And The Winner



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Let me say thank you for each email and comment; I wish I could supply each of you with 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, 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 are 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 the 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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Is it Monday already?

A long lovely weekend. 

And just in case you missed Friday’s post, we have a give-a-way in progress and it is not too late for you to enter. Click HERE and read the details. 


Luke 12:27 Think about the wild irises, and how they grow. They neither work nor spin thread; yet, I tell you, not even Shlomo in all his glory was clothed as beautifully as one of these. 28 If this is how God clothes grass, which is alive in the field today and thrown in the oven tomorrow, how much more will he clothe you! What little trust you have!
via Luke 12:26-28 KJV;CJB – If ye then be not able to do that thing – Bible Gateway.

Day 188 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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Fresh Again

Surely I knew this. Surely I have seen it before. But today it is fresh again.

16 You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you.
17 This is what I command you: keep loving each other!

via John 15 KJV;CJB – I am the true vine, and my Father is – Bible Gateway.

It’s a popular doctrine in Christendom: when two of us agree and ask (pray)  in JESUS’ name then we get what we prayed for.  Right? I mean we like that doctrine and we readily accept it but are we right to believe it as I just stated?  Based on today’s fresh again, I think not necessarily. I think there is a condition to the ask what you will in HIS name and we will receive. And I think if we do not meet that condition we can agree all we want, but we do not have a guarantee that we will receive.

So what is the condition?
I’m glad you asked. Read again the Text.
What has He commissioned us to do?
Bear Fruit. Fruit that lasts.
What kind of fruit lasts?
The kind that receives an eternal reward. (I Corinthians 3:14-16)

Am I bearing such fruit? Perhaps reading verse 17 will clarify.
What does it say?
Do I love people? (John 13:34-36).
If I am not loving people, especially my brothers and sisters with me in the Christian Faith, then I can be sure that I am not bearing fruit that lasts. I can be sure if I am not loving others I am not demonstrating Galatians 5:21-23.

Yikes! All this could be depressing; a real downer! Because I can tell you right now I DO NOT LOVE PEOPLE PERFECTLY ALL THE TIME! I do not always bear good fruit that will last! There are some days, I am a REAL STINKER by anyone’s standards, especially mine!

But today I have hope! Today I am encouraged! Why? Because He has again shown me this Scripture. He has again reminded me what He requires of me. This means He is NOT done with me and today I have the opportunity to do well in His name!! That is good news! Today I am assured there is hope for me that I can bear good fruit that will last and I can be trained by the HOLY SPIRIT to love as He has commissioned and the day will come when I can be assured that when I ask in His name I will receive!

Please, please take this little nugget with you today: If the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD is still speaking to you, if a little light has come on in your heart today as you have read His Word, that is a SURE PROMISE that HE is NOT finished with you. Today you can lift your will to HIM and start again!!

Blessing Friends on this 6th day of 2014.



I’m feeling like a give-a-way today.  🙂

I have two copies of When You Don’t Know What To Say and today I am in the mood to give one copy away.  And I have two reasons: 1. If you like to send cards and you like to add personal notes but you don’t always know just how to word it, this book will help so I’d like to share it with one of you. 2. Since most of you read The White Stone posts via email, my stats don’t accurately tell me how many of you are reading The White Stone, so I thought a give-a-way might give me some idea how many of you there are out there tuning in.

That being said I’m offering two ways for you to be included in the drawing for the Book: 1. Use the comment option at the end of this post and leave me a comment that you would like to be included in the drawing for the book (do not leave your email address  or any other information in the body of the comment that you would not want to be public knowledge); or 2. send me an email: letting me know you would like to be included in the drawing for the book.

Be sure to send me your HELLO by Tuesday, January 7, 2014 before 5:00 PM. and that evening JT will draw a name and I will post the winner on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

I am looking forward to hearing from hundreds 🙂 of you!

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