White Stones

Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the victor I shall give some of the hidden manna; I shall also give a white amulet upon which is inscribed a new name, which no one knows except the one who receives it.

— Rev 2:17 (NABRE)


We’re all on a journey. White stones have been significant to travelers for thousands of years. They have been used as trail markers, indicating the route from village to village. They’ve also been used as milestones to confirm the exact location of a weary traveler. And they’ve even been used as grave markers, and as nameplates or name tags to confirm the identity of living people.


In the Bible, God tells St. John that he has a white stone with a secret name written on it. According to God, the name is known only to St. John and God (Rev 2:17). Presumably, that secret name is a holy name recorded in the Book of Life. It will enable the Apostle to enter heaven.


Our little stories are like white stones. Each story is relatively insignificant, but when a person gets to know the Word of God better, he or she better learns who they are in Christ. And maybe that person also gains insight into how important they are to our Father in heaven.

And so we call our little stories, “White Stones.”


As we go about our daily business, we find ourselves drawing caricatures of folks we encounter. Sometimes it’s pretty easy for people to identify who the subject of a caricature is. At other times, however — maybe not so much. You get it right sometimes and sometimes you don’t. That’s the nature of caricature art!

“Who is that?” they seem to ask. “Really! Who is that! Where are they going in life? And how do they plan to get there?”

So now you know! That’s why we call these blog articles (stories) “White Stones.”

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.


It’s cool to be a child of God! COOL2B!

Vivat Jesus!

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