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Some One Answers

This has been sounding off in my head this morning, so I am here.

I am more than, way more than okay with there being only one right answer.
That means I am either right or I can change my mind and get right

How often have we heard there is no wrong answer?
It’s generally an opener to a proposed discussion wherein it is perceived there will be differences of opinion and the originator does not want anyone to feel uncomfortable. 

No wrong answers. 
And when the question is – what’s your favorite color? There are surely no wrong answers.  

Can opinions be right or wrong?  What is an opinion?
Perhaps you will visit this LINK and get a different opinion of opinions.

Are we a society that has decided opinions are facts? 

Back to this: Are not some One Answers the only Right answer? 

Boom!

The White Stone. She’s an old blog. She’s been around since 2007. Not kidding.

Three days ago came the bright idea to ask JT to post my blog posts to his Facebook page.
Boom!
People began finding The White Stone More one day traffic than in all our years.
I had heard that Facebook squelches reader audience for certain Facebook pages.
I am surprised to find mine is one of them.

So thank you so much for following my Love’s Facebook page. 
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I am not here to make money.
I am here to share with people I love and people I can learn to love.  🙂

So I Did

I am encouraged. People still read emails!
Who knows. Maybe even blogs too!!

In this no time to slow down world, we say give me a text, don’t bother to key out the words, the first letter of each will do; I can decipher it. I was convinced people don’t read anymore, we just skim the words. And often that is the way it is, but I learned posing a question that Folks actually do read more than I thought. Folks actually give more attention than they let you know they do. How neat is that?! Obviously, really neat to me.

So good morning. I’m working on a cup of coffee. I’ve ordered a new Bible (like I don’t have a shelf full) and I’ve prayed some. I opined to my beloved I wanted a fresh page Bible. One that I have not marked up or noted up so when I open it to read I will not be distracted by what I’ve always thought. So I would be open to something fresh that GOD would say. He bought it. So I did too. 🙂

Notes and markups are good especially for those who will inherit all these Bibles on my shelf. At least I hope so. I hope they will treasure them; not because of my notes and markups but because HE speaks to them as they commune with HIM.

May I pray with you this morning?

Father GOD, I do not know who will come by this page, who will stop to read or pray but for those who do thank You. Thank You that we get to talk to You and we get to hear You. Thank You for every good and perfect gift You give us. Thank You for the ability to receive from You. There’s a lot going on in this world; some of it I like, some of it is full of hate and it hurts.  But I was thinking this morning, I don’t see all that You see and when I proclaim something is terrible and horrible and bad, perhaps I should say it’s bitter. It’s a bitter pill to swallow but if I could see what You see (not that I would even understand) I would know that You are still Love and still Good and You always do right by me. Thank You. I do know that. Forgive me when I don’t act like I do.
Like I said I don’t know who will come by this page but I pray when they do that they will believe that You love them, that You care, and that You will always do right by them even when the thing they are unwrapping is so very bitter to them. Bitter and impossible to understand why. So, I pray for personal revelations for people, that they will be quickened by You, HOLY SPIRIT, to rest in Your Love and Sufficiency in all things concerning them. I pray for a renewed look at You, Your Word, and Your Creation for each of us because that will surely bring on some joy in JESUS name.

A Passel of Pain

I read something today that disturbed me – obviously, I am here writing. When I captured it for my laptop the title it gave itself was amen.

It read this way: “Staying in a relationship just because you love somebody is not worth it. Love is not all you need. Respect is what you need. Reassurance is what you need. Happiness is what you need. Knowing every day you’re their favorite person is what you need. Learn to love yourself instead. 

I can’t give this a strong amen but it bears consideration. Obviously, there’s a passel of pain being experienced when this counsel is given.  

So, relationships are complicated; they are not meant to be but they are because fallen humans are conflicted. And conflicted people think self-centered more often than is healthy for them or others.

Friend relationships. Those can be vacated when one is unhappy in the relationship and the rifted might not be a long-lasting wound; so, in that, I can concur.

Family relationships. They can be and usually are conflicting, complicated, complex, and often downright aggravating, but when it’s the family we don’t walk away, not without extenuating circumstances and a Word from The LORD to seal the deal.

Marriage. That’s a new ballgame. Respect and happiness. O! yes we want those but in my many years of messing up I have discovered and Scripture confirms that you gain respect and happiness by GIVING it and continuing to give it even when at the moment you are not getting it back. Marriage is a covenant – well, godly marriages are covenants and they are the kind that endure through lack; when we feel disrespected and forgotten and ignored and second or third or last on the list of importance. Do I sound experienced? I am.

No-fault divorce. There is no such animal. There is plenty of fault to go around when there is a divorce; it’s not just one or the other; it’s both. And if Both open their Bibles and their hearts to the Spirit of the Living GOD, the marriage can be saved, and not just saved but thrive with respect and happiness and assurance and a whole lot more. Do I sound experienced? I am.

We jump out of marriage way too easily, to the determinant of ourselves and to those who love us.
I’m not saying no marriage is without cause to vacate but I am saying more marriages could be saved than are . . .

And the last point: love yourself.
And to that:
loving one’s self unselfishly is above unregenerated humans’ pay grade.
Only The Spirit of the Living GOD highlighting His Word in us can teach us how to do that!

A healthy love for ourselves is predicated on GOD first, and the GOOD of others (as directed by The Scripture) before our own happiness.
And shall we remember happiness is overrated? It fades when the happening fades.
Now, JOY (holy love for GOD, for others AND ourselves) is long-lasting; eternal, even.

So, shall we vacate? What did GOD say when you asked Him?

Just Asking

If you were attending a Bible class and the class was all about ‘What Does the Bible Say About It’ what would your question be?
Would you have more than one question?
Would you be willing to ask it with others present? Or would you rather write the question and submit it to the one requesting?
If such a class was offered in your locale, would you be inclined to attend?

Just wondering . . .  would you name your question?

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