For Thought

Good Monday Morning!

JT and I hope you have had a remarkable Thanksgiving and are ready now to move into a Christ honoring celebrating His Birth Season. I saw something on Facebook moments ago that I liked.

Jesus cameNo other child coming from a womb was/is like JESUS but let us remember they all are precious.

What does it mean to you that JESUS, fully GOD, fully human, arrived here as a baby; don’t mean to offend but truth is He came through a birth canal as did you and I? What’s that tell you?


14 The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh’khinah, the Sh’khinah of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.

via John 1 KJV;CJB – In the beginning was the Word, and the – Bible Gateway

Soul Detox

Popping in today to make you an offer that I am hoping you will not refuse.

A 35 day soul detox program.  Start date is 1.21.13 at You Version.  Here’s an excerpt from the blog post announcing it.

It’s a 5-week plan called Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel, and it’s going to be a great follow-up to the Fresh Start plan as we are still in the first month of a new year. We’ll begin tomorrow (so wait to click “start this plan” until then so we’re all on the same day!) and it will take us all the way to the 24th of February. Girls, this plan is a life-changer.  via Moons, Detoxes and WHOOSH!.

So pray over it today and if you are in click HERE and start the program with me on 1.21.13 – that’s tomorrow!

For more information about this Soul Detox click above at Moons, Detoxes and WHOOSH!

It seems to me that a SOUL DEXTOX will do me good so it is likely that my post here at THE WHITE STONE will be BRIEF for the next 35 days; that will allow you and me to concentrate more on detoxing for JESUS’ glory.

So I am hoping you will faithfully stop in here at THE WHITE STONE and then join me over at SHE READS TRUTH for the next 35 days. And if you are a mind to, drop me an email or comment that you will be taking the plunge. 🙂


Ready to Detox?

Warm Hearts and Homes

DaySpring E-Cards.

Click the link above for our New Year’s Greeting to you.

We are thinking of you as this year of 2012 wanes its way to the place of memories. Some we will hold fondly; others will bring tears and praise that HE brought us through!

No home, no heart is perfect but let us give a good faith effort to make both our hearts and our homes places where JESUS will feel welcomed and actually enjoy living with us today and all 2013.


Luke 12: 33  . . . make for yourselves purses that don’t wear out, riches in heaven that never fail, where no burglar comes near, where no moth destroys. 34 For where your wealth is, there your heart will be also.

35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit,

via Luke 12:33-35 CJB – Sell what you own and do tzedakah — – Bible Gateway.

Happy, Holy New Year!


Our Bradford Exchange catalog came yesterday. It is a tribute to Thomas Kinkade. It is filled with items displaying his beautiful work.  I have enjoyed Kinkade’s work for many years – was saddened when he died in April of this year.  But I’m off point.

The catalog is filled with items to purchase and, yes, Christmas promoting is predominate. And in all the predominance JESUS gets one page. One page! And whose birthday is Christmas? And so I have been singing a song this morning. Let me share it with you.

But today is not Christmas. Today we do not officially celebrate the birth of our Savior – but we should!

In fact celebrating that JESUS is would make Isabel’s birthday all the more fun!  She is the big 10 today!  So today is a day of celebrating.

For sure. For sure. Each of us has something we can celebrate today.

So today’s challenge: What are you celebrating today?

John 3:16    21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

via John 3:16 KJ21 – “For God so loved the world that – Bible Gateway.

Thank You, JESUS, for coming for me! Thank You for abiding forever for me.  I love You, LORD. And, ABBA, thank You, for ten years ago today. The birth of a joy to this family. It is my heart’s desire that all her days she lives to give You glory. That she grows to be a godly woman, a woman with kindness on her lips and deeds of good walked out with feet bearing Your Gospel and hands helping the poor and the lost.  And not just Isabel but all of us who have received You as LORD and Savior. Make it so, LORD. Make it so.

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


It is Friday afternoon – Mother’s Day weekend – and I am thinking of you all; wishing for you a weekend  of peace.

Mother’s Day weekends offer challenges when Mommas are not here to share the day with you.

I am missing mine. I miss her smile. And yet on the screen of my mind I still see that mischievous grin. I miss the vegetable beef soup she would make for me when I was sick. I miss my head in her lap for comfort. And those memories – I choose for them to comfort me and they do.

This is Momma and Daddy before I was born. Perhaps I am prejudice but I think they are more than beautiful! It’s been a very long time since I have seen Daddy. He went to heaven when I was 16; but I will see him again. And January 31, 2009, Momma joined him. I think they are smiling like that again. They were each others’ love of life.

One more picture and I’ll wrap this up. It’s Momma in 2007.

Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),
3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
via Ephesians 6:1-3 NASB – Family Relationships – Children, obey – Bible Gateway.

Proverbs 4:2-4 The Message (MSG)
1-2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you’ll know how to live.
I’m giving you good counsel;
don’t let it go in one ear and out the other.
3-9 When I was a boy at my father’s knee,
the pride and joy of my mother,
He would sit me down and drill me:
“Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!
Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!
Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;
love her—she keeps her eye on you.
Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;
never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.
She’ll garland your life with grace,
she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”
via Proverbs 4:2-4 MSG – Your Life Is at Stake – Listen, – Bible Gateway.

Thank You, ABBA, for placing me with just the parents You did. Thank You for the years we had together and for eternity that is yet to be. And I pray for each one who comes here to read and to pray, for those whose Mother is absent I pray for peace and comfort and for those yet privileged to have her with them I pray for wisdom and discernment to redeem the time. We are continuing to remember many, asking You to heal our sick and afflicted and to rescue the rebellious. You know the matters on each heart represented here; thank You for the good and gracious acts You do on our behalf, ABBA, in JESUS name.  Amen and      . 

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