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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sabbath Keeping

"What I do is me, for that I came..."

There are words that catch our souls on fire, that light the light within, that cause us to tremble, tremble. "What I do is me, for that I came" does that for me. To know my purpose, even to do it with failing strength, with cloudy vision, to stumble, fall and rise to try again...what I do is me, for that I came.

For that I was sent...a likeness in His image to do His will after, first, stumbling along to discern His will. To see through a glass darkly. To know I am righteous because of salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son and not through anything I've ever done, thought or said. To know He loves me with a love that cost His life.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, proclaim peace, bring glad tidings of good things, proclaim salvation, and proclaim to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves - goes itself, myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came."

I say more, the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is -
Christ - for Christ plays in ten thousand places,

Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces." Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve."
Lillian Smith

Blessings ~ my little country church ~ doubt ~ faith ~ love ~ Blessed Sabbath ~


  1. For sure, righteous, but not for anything I have done, will do, or can do...but because He shed His blood to wash me white as snow..blameless and unblemished because of easy it is hard! Thoughtful post, Sandra, thank-you!

  2. Loved your words and photos! So wonderful. blessings,Kathleen

  3. Good Morning Kathy, how true you speak; o what a glorious morning that will be!

    Good Morning Kathleen, so good to see you this morning and hope you're settling in after your drive to Washington State.


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