~ looking the long way down the valley ~
"I will send down the showers in their season;
they shall be showers of blessings."
~ Ezekiel 34:26 ~
"An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others." ~ A. W. Tozer ~
"To love God is the greatest of virtues.
To be loved by God is the greatest of blessings."
~ anonymous ~
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
"A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings
and forget the day's troubles."
~ Irish blessing ~
"All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors." ~ John Calvin ~
"Some of your greatest blessings come with patience."
~ Warren Wiersbe ~
"God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn't do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He will never stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad, that does not mean God has stopped doing good. It means He is shifting things around to get them in place for more good, if you will go on loving Him."
~ John Piper ~
"Prayers go up and blessings come down."
~ Yiddish Proverb ~
"What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting to good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last." ~ Matthew Henry ~
"God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty." ~ Peter Marshall ~
"God will either give us what we ask
or what He knows to be better for us."
"Blessed is he who has found his work, let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose; he has found it and will follow it. Labor is life." ~ Thomas Carlyle ~
"God has supplied all my needs and not failed me once."
~ Watchman Nee ~
"I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God's help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can't expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave Him over oon the shelf in our day-to-day living." ~ Ronald Reagan ~
"God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else."
"All God's blessings go together, like links in a golden chain." ~ C. H. Spurgeon ~
"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
~ Luke 11:28 ~
If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names are kept for one week unless you e-mail the name prior to the next Sabbath Keeping (my memory is dreadful!). Around the world, people are praying.