Sewing, Sowing

A very quick hello to say I am thinking of you.

How about a you-tube this morning? I dare you to click HERE and sing.  🙂

James 3:  21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of those who make peace.
via James 3:17-18 KJ21 – But the wisdom that is from above is – Bible Gateway.

Father, thank You for each dear and precious IDOK and Reader. HOLY SPIRIT, I pray that You will quicken Your Word to each heart, bringing courage, strength, healing, correction, guidance, whatever the need in each and every soul that comes to this page. Amen and amen in JESUS’ name.

Keep on keeping on braving the Dark with The LIGHT,


Day 30 — You

It seems fitting to me to give thanks today for each of You on this our 30th day of Giving Thanks here at The White Stone. It all began a morning in June 2003 when I emailed four of you a few words of commentary on the verse of Scripture that spoke to me that morning. You are still with me. I am so grateful. And grateful for every one of you that have come along since. Thank you for your love and prayers all these years.

You all have been so good for me. Your accountability has kept me going to the Scriptures, perhaps without you, I would not have been faithful. Thank you for helping me.

Thank you too for the thousands of prayers that you have prayed — we don’t know all the miracles our Father, has performed just because we asked.

Thank you for your attentive spirits and words of concern and encouragement when you read between the lines sensing that I needed a word from you.  Thank you especially for your prayers in those times.

Thank you for understanding and encouraging me when I stepped out in faith to take a new name – Kathie Whitestone.
(If you are too new here to know that story, click HERE)
And then again when you overwhelmingly shared my happiness as I became Kathie Whitestone Thompson.
Oh, what a day!!
Our wedding day was neither traditional nor conventional, but it sure was fun!
And for these 30 days of November perhaps we have like so given thanks.

Well, Dear Ones, thank you.  I hope we have many more years together to share JESUS and His Word. Come to think about it — we have all eternity! Now that’s a reason to give thanks!!!

Isaiah 57:  21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
14 And shall say, `Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way; take up the stumbling block out of the way of My people.'”
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One who inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
via Isaiah 57:14-16 KJ21 – And shall say `Cast ye up cast ye up – Bible Gateway.

Our love to you all. Let’s keep giving thanks.

For days 1 – 29, click HERE.

Pierce the Darkness with The LIGHT,

A Double

Day 23 — A Double

A double load of thanks today.

For sunshine after rain. Even if it is only intermittent and momentary.
And for the power to choose to resist temptation.

I deviated from my flight plan this morning. That is I did not get on board when I opened my eyes this morning – didn’t even go near the hanger 🙂 .  And so about mid-morning I was sorely tempted to just blow off the whole day. And I could have done that – the world would not have crumbled.
But I am thankful to report: I seized that thought, wrestled it to the ground and jumped on board right where I was. And a few moments ago as I was juicing an apple, a carrot and a handful of cheeriest for lunch, I noticed it was only 12:45!! I marveled at what had been accomplished in such a short time.

How wonderful is it that as long as there is breath it is not too late to do the right thing.  And that will ‘preach’ in any situation, won’t it? 🙂

Have a happy day – do the right thing, even if it seems way late.

1 Corinthians 10: 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
12Therefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.
13There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14Therefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
via 1 Corinthians 10:12-14 KJ21 – Therefore let him that thinketh he – Bible Gateway.

Hmmm. verse 14 immediately following verse 13 gives me cause to wonder; could it be when we refuse to resist temptation, we have stepped off into idolatry?

Whatcha think?

For days 1 – 22, click HERE. And please pray – click HERE.

Brave the Dark with The LIGHT,

Grace and Mercy

Day 22 — Grace and Mercy

So grateful for grace and mercy as I am continually in need of both!

It has been said Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
How true I know that is! Grace is God giving to me what I so do not deserve. Forgiveness and Fellowship with Him.

And Mercy? Well, mercy is me not getting what I do deserve.
Hell forever and ever for sure. But even since Salvation and being rescued for eternal death; to that He adds mercy every day, multiple times a day. Even when I deserve to be taken to the woodshed and have the ‘flesh’ wailed out of me, He still gives mercy. In fact the woodshed IS mercy. How horrible it would be to be left alone. To be allowed to do as my flesh would please with no correction, no wooing by the HOLY SPIRIT to turn and do right again. That can never be. To be left to my own to act any way I please without correction — I know what that would mean. So thankful I don’t have that on my head.  Read this and see what I mean:

Hebrews 12:7-9  21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then ye are bastards and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not far rather be in subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? via Hebrews 12:7-9 KJ21 – If ye endure chastening God dealeth – Bible Gateway.

And this:

Romans 8:  21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so it be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
via Romans 8:8-10 KJ21 – So then those who are in the flesh – Bible Gateway.

Philippians 1: 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. via Philippians 1:5-7 NASB – in view of your participation in the – Bible Gateway.

Is this your experience too? Then we both can give thanks today for God’s Grace and Mercy.

For days 1 – 21, Click HERE. And to pray for those needing your faithful and fervent prayers, click HERE.

Brave the Dark with The LIGHT,


Day 21 – Security

Genesis 50:19-21 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
19 And Joseph said unto them, “Fear not; for am I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save many people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you and your little ones.” And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them. via Genesis 50:19-21 KJ21 – And Joseph said unto them Fear not; for – Bible Gateway.

The security of Joseph.
Admittedly, I am not in the same league as Joseph when it comes to appropriating security as my own. But I’m learning!

What does the Text say?
What you meant for evil, God meant for good.

In this context Joseph is reunited with his brothers after many years of separation. A separation they conspired. They hated Joseph. They intended him great harm. And Jehovah allowed it. For a reason and a season.  For reasons that Joseph did not comprehend and for a season’s length that he did not know. But Joseph learned to live in the here and now security of the good purposes of God. It did not happen overnight, but it did happen.

It is not happening overnight for me either, but it is happening. And today is a good day to give thanks for the Security I have in the here and now in The Great I AM. To appropriate for myself that whatever comes my way today, even the evil intents of others, ABBA, is bringing good from it.

Perhaps you would like to join me in giving thanks that ABBA is bring good from every evil assault plotted against you too.

For days 1 – 20, click HERE. To pray, click HERE.

Brave the Dark with The LIGHT,