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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sabbath Keeping


  "...and your strength will equal your days." ~ Deuteronomy 33:25 ~

"He that hath so many causes of joy, and so great, is very much in love with sorrow and peevishness, who loses all these pleasures, and chooses to sit down upon his little handful of thorns. Enjoy the blessings of this day, if God sends them, and the evils of it bear patiently and sweetly, for this day is only ours, we are dead to yesterday, and we are not yet born to the morrow. But if we look abroad, and bring into one day's thoughts the evil of many, certain and uncertain, what will be and what will never be, our load will be as intolerable as it is unreasonable."  ~ Jeremy Taylor ~

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
~ II Timothy 1:7 ~

"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sin. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength."  ~ August Wilson ~

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 ~

"Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop."  ~ unknown ~


"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future."
~ unknown ~



"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." ~ Psalm 16:5-8 ~

Until next time,


Blessings ~ faith ~ heat ~ nourishing food ~ a sunny day ~ joy ~ our allotment of days ~

11 comments:

  1. looks like the the snow is letting up
    as always great photos
    God bless you

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  2. Sandra,
    This post touched my heart...especially Duet. 31:6
    To read this post after the last few days I have had, truly helped. Thank you for sharing your Christian Faith.

    Have a blessed new year!
    d

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  3. Happy New Year Dear Lovely One,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  4. "regret for the past..fear for the future"... I like that quote! Sums up my thoughts on self-history. I am so thankful that is not what Jesus has for us...forgiveness for all the times of our lives in spite of ourselves. Thank-you Sandra.

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  5. Always enjoy this...

    Blessings to you Sandra and thanks for Buddy's hug...so sweet.....

    Love,
    Kary and B.
    xxx

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  6. Happy New Year Sandra! Beautiful post for the first Sabbath of the New Year.

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  7. beautiful post, once again. thanks!

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  8. "Fear is the dark room where negatives develop"...I LOVE that saying. As always, a lot of things you say , especially in your "Sabbath Keeping " posts are true and well worth pondering,thank-you Sandra!

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  9. Thank you for posting this! I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

    ps. Link Exchange??

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  10. wow what great photos! you ARE very blessed to live in such a beautiful place!

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