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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, December 20, 2009

Sabbath Keeping

 "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was wtih God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him,
and without him not one thing came into being
What has come into being in him was life,
and the life was the light of all people."
~ John 1:1-4 ~

"If you wish to be on good terms with God, and have his grace direct your life, and come to the joy of love, then fix this name "Jesus" so firmly in your heart that it never leaves your thought. And when you speak to him using your customary name "Jesu," in your ear it will be joy, in your mouth honey, and in your heart melody, because it will seem joy to you to hear that name being pronounced, sweetness to speak it, cheer and singing to think it."  ~ St. Rose of Lima ~

"Lord, make possible for me by grace what is impossible to me by nature. You know that I am not able to endure very much, and that I am down-cast by the slightest difficulty. Grant that for your sake I may come to love and desire any hardship that puts me to the test, for salvation is brought to my soul when I undergo suffering and trouble for you."  ~ Thomas A. Kempis ~

"I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."
~ Psalms 16:8 ~

"Ah! Lord Jesus, King of bliss, how shall I be eased? Who shall teach me and tell me that [thing] me needeth to know, if I may not at this time see it in Thee?" ~ Julian of Norwich ~

"Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth." ~ Psalms 86:11 ~

"Teach me, my Lord, to further go,
Than I think I am able,
Like Mary who didst bear our Lord,
In nothing but a stable.

When I am weak and cry out "No!"
Teach me, my Lord, to see
That where I think I cannot go.
There waits my God for me."  ~ E. C. M. ~

Merry Christmas, until next time,

Blessings ~ Sabbath ~ the Word ~ wise words ~ wisdom ~ saints gone on before ~ grace ~


  1. Sandra, thanks for stopping by to is Boscoe doing. We are thinking of him....he is in our prayers...

    I have had such a good time getting to know you this year...looking forward to more in the new year....

    Wishing you a peaceful and blessed Christmas....

    Kary and Buddy

  2. That was a lot of excitement yesterday. Thank the Lord, you made it home safely. May he guard your feet o'er the ice and snow as you care for the critters.

  3. Sandra,

    Thank you for posting these wise words.

    Wishing you and your family a peaceful and wonderful Christmas.

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by this snowy evening....I love it here;) I have just come from a festival of Lessons and Carols where we heard much of this wonderful news! And now, I am off to Compline. And a celebration of the Winter Solstice. I think you and I have much in common. Blessings to you.

  5. Thank you for your post and email. You give a sense of peace and happiness with your words.
    Merry Christmas

  6. What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your post has gone where my thought have Him and His birth, His purpose, His salvation for us always Sandra, your blog is a blessing and a respite, peaceful respite. I hope you and Dave and all the furry blessings there at Thistle Cove are enjoying a blessed and kind winter there.

  8. Fantastic verses and I always love the photos from your property- they are always beautiful!

  9. Oh, I love the video and I want to be an old woman when I grow up too.


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