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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, March 21, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ we see as through fog ~
"The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end."
~ Isaiah 60:19-20 ~

"He gives light to the sun." ~ St. Patrick ~

"Give me thy grace, good Lord, to make death no stranger to me. Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with thee, not for the avoiding of the calamities of this wretched world; nor so much for the avoiding of the pains of purgatory, nor of the pains of hell neither, nor so much for the attaining of the joys of heaven in respect of mid own commodity, as even for a very love to thee." ~ St. Thomas More ~

"Now it is you alone that I love,
you alone that I follow,
you alone that I seek,
you alone that I feel ready to serve,
because you alone rule justly.
It is to your authority alone that I want to submit.
Command me, I pray, to do whatever you will,
but heal and open my ears
that I may hear your voice.
Heal and open my eyes
that I may see your will.
Drive out from me
all fickleness,
That I may acknowledge you alone.
Tell me where to look
that I may see you,
and I will place my hope in doing your will. Amen. ~

"And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever."
~ I John 2:17 ~

"Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor Death, not yet canst thou kill me
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, 
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die."

"In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to Almighty God, our brother, J.A.W., Sr., and we commit his body to the ground; earth to earth; ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord bless him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him and be gracious unto him and give him peace. Amen."  ~ Book of Common Prayer based on Genesis 3:19 ~

"Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace." ~ Luke 2:29 ~

Blessings ~ the Son ~ a life well lived ~ a short sleep ~sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ ~

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  1. God bless you!
    Have a sweet week,

  2. A good and poignant reminder of Whom we can trust, especially in these times when our "rulers" seem to epitomize the very opposite. But then, this has so often throughout history been the case. Now I know we will realize this truth more fully,"trust in the Lord with all thy heart, lean not on your own understanding".

    As usual Sandra, very thought provoking and encouraging.

  3. Every time I come here, I feel a little closer to always tie the selected passages so perfectly together...and my soul feels nourished once again!

    Blessings to you as always!

  4. Hi, Sandra...

    I really needed to read your post today and be reminded.......
    (as well as Kathy's comment)
    makes me feel better!

    thank you.

  5. Hi, Sandra. Love your Keep Calm and Carry On over there!
    Thank you so much for sending me the savvy photographer link. I can't tell if they're in McLean, VA or St. Michael's, MD. What a gorgeous site, though. Thanks again!


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