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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, June 13, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

 "...This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
~ Nehemiah 8:10 ~

A joy shared is a joy doubled.

"Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God." ~ Robert Schuller ~

"The beating heart of the universe is holy joy." ~ Martin Buber ~

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If  you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, aiarless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable."
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"In thy presence is fullness of joy." ~ Psalms 16:11 ~

Blessings ~ JOY! ~

Dei Gratia,


  1. i love your sabbath keeping so much.
    it is always reassuring, inspiring, and


  2. The C.S. Lewis quote is one I had not heard before and most memorable, and sad. And then, Psalm 16:11 !!!

  3. I like Psalms 16:11, too!!!

  4. Hi Lea, "my" Sabbath Keeping posts are usually directed at me but glad you enjoy them too. -smile-

    Hi Kathy, yes, the Lewis quote truly spoke to my heart. Thank God for Psalm 16:11.

    Hi Timi, isn't it a wonderful verse?

  5. china flowers5:52 AM EDT

    i love your sabbath...
    Hey great stuff, thank you for sharing this useful information and i will let know my friends as well.
    china flowers


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