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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

~ morning breaks at Thistle Cove Farm ~
"Cast your cares upon Him, for He careth for you." ~ I Peter5:7 ~

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones, the ones at home." ~ Mother Teresa ~

"A great many people seem to embalm their troubles. I always feel like running away when I see them coming. They bring out their old mummy, and tell you in a sad voice: "You don't know the troubles I have!"

My friends, if you go to the Lord with your troubles, He will take them away. Would you not rather be with the Lord and get rid of your troubles, than be with your troubles and without God? Let trouble come if it will drive us nearer to God.

It is a great thing to have a place of resort in the time of trouble. How people get on without the God of the Bible is a mystery to me. If I didn't have such a refuge, a place to go and pour out my heart to God in such times, I don't know what I would do. It seems as if I would go out of my mind. But to think, when the heart is burdened, we can go and pour it into His ear, and then have the answer come back, "I will be with him," there is comfort in that!

I thank God for the old Book. I thank God for this old promise. It is as sweet and fresh today as it has ever been. Thank God, none of those promises are out of date, or grown stale. They are as fresh and vigorous and young and sweet as ever." ~ D. L. Moody ~

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." ~ Thomas Jefferson ~

"Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles." ~ Red Skelton ~

 Until next time,

Blessings ~ another day above ground ~ good principles ~ the teachings of D. L. Moody ~ sunrise ~ hope ~ charity ~ 


  1. Good Afternoon Sandra ,

    It's been some time since I stopped in and your blog and posts are just as wonderful as ever ..I love todays post ..everything you wrote is ever so true !!!

    I thought I had been on your followers list and went looking for your blog this morning to find it wasn't in my list being followed I wonder why it wasn't there ..will I am following once again ..

    I was reading up on roving and knew you raised sheep ..and came to see if you offered it for sale.

    Can you e-mail me if you have any available and if so how much for what cost ?

    contact me at sweetmagnoliasfarm aat luckymail dot com...

    Blessings..Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

  2. Beautiful posting Sandra as always!

    Have a lovely Sunday!


  3. I especially love the quote by Thomas Jefferson, so apt for this era in America too.

    All you wrote is so true!

    Is everything back to "normal" now that you are home from traveling the world? Are you dreaming of and planning another trip soon?

  4. The Mother Teresa quote hit home this morning. I've been thinking a lot about that. And I must say the government of today needs to take a good, hard look at the wisdom of Mr. Jefferson. A long, hard look.

    I always enjoy these breaths of fresh air!


  5. Interesting to see such a deep thought from a man known for his comedy and clowning - the Red Skelton remark is very good. Thank you for positive viewpoints and fresh thought!

  6. I can only say without faith, I would not survive and I too don't understand how those who have no relationship with God survive their times of trouble.
    I always take refuge in the thought that we are sent only what we can handle and He has a lesson for us in all challenges.
    Without faith, there is no refuge anywhere.


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