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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, September 13, 2009

Sabbath Keeping

~ Sunrise at Thistle Cove Farm ~

"At this time our Lord showed me an inward sight of his homely loving. I saw that he is everything that is good and comforting to us. He is our clothing. In his love he wraps and holds us. He enfolds us in love, and he will never let us go.
And then he showed me a little thing the size of a hazelnut in the palm of my hand-and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with my mind's eye and I thought: "What can this be?" and answer came: "It is all that is made." I marveled that it could last, for I thought it might have crumbled to nothing, it ws so small. And the answer came into my mind: "It lasts, and ever shall be, because God loves it." And so all things have being through the love of God.
In this little thing I saw three truths. The first is that God made it. The second is that God loves it. And the third is that God looks after it."
~ Julian of Norwich ~

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."
~ Peter 1:22 ~

"God loves you with an intensity beyond anything that I could describe to you. He loves you, and He loves you so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die on that cross, and the thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail."
~ Billy Graham ~

"Death is given power over everything finite, especially in our period of history. But death is given no power over love. Love is stronger."
~Paul Tillich ~

~ Morning has broken at Thistle Cove Farm ~

"Would you know your Lord's meaning in this? Learn it well. Love was his meaning. Who showed it you? Love. What did he show you? Love. Why did he show you? For love. Hold fast to this and you shall never know nor learn about anything except love forever." So I was taught that love was our Lord's meaning. And I saw full surely that before ever God made us, he loved us. And this love was never quenched, nor ever shall be. And in this love he has done all his works. And in this love he has made all things profitable to us. And in this love our life is everlasting. In our making we had beginning but the love in which he made us was in him from without beginning. In which love we have our beginning. And all this shall we see in God without end-which Jesus grant us."
~Julian of Norwich ~

"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."
~ Hebrew 10:24 ~

~ Sedum, blooming ~

Blessings ~ love ~ Jesus Christ ~ wise words from wise men and women ~ Bible, King James version ~ ~ sunrise ~ beautiful flowers ~ God's creation ~ love ~


  1. Such a wonderfilled post.

  2. Have a beautiful day my friend. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  3. Great verses and great photos! Thanks!:)

  4. Beautifully written post. TY for sharing.

    Have a great week ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  5. I agree with your post as well with all the comments.
    I look forward to reading this every Sunday...blessings!

  6. Ahh...the love of God. There is absolutely nothing in this world like it. Nothing and no one that understands our longings quite so well, and loves us so unconditionally. It's all about God.

  7. I just found your blog,it is beautiful!It is funny,in your last post you talked about using old words.I do that to,I tell my son it is my hillbilly talk!He does it too,but doesn't realize it,because he has heard it from me all his life.We get the occasional odd look sometimes from folks where we live now that are not used to it!One fellow told my husband that he must have went deep in the woods to find me!

  8. I hope your weekend was a wonderful one! Have a blessed week :)

  9. Welcome Denise, many thanks for your comment and kind words.

    Welcome Jules, meant every word; be safe.

    Welcome Mountain Home Quilts, you're welcome and thank you -smile-.

    Welcome Marydon, I'm gonna try!

    Welcome Diane - thank you, I look forward to Sunday always; it gives me a mini-vacation...usually.

    Welcome Deborah Ann - AMEN!

    Welcome Melodie - be safe as you move across country.

    Welcome JSC - weekend was kind to me and I'm working on that blessed week -smile-.


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