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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

"Better a dry crust with peace and quiet, than a house full of feasting with strife." ~ Proverbs 17:1 ~


"Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for thee."

"Traditionally we are taught, and instinctively we long, to give where it is needed - and immediately. Eternally; woman spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pitcher fill up to the brim." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~

"Man has to learn to seek first the kingdom of heaven, the place of stillness and quiet at the highest level of which he is capable, and then the heavenly influences can pour into him, recreate him and use him for
the salvation of mankind." ~ White Eagle ~

"Indeed, the greatest blessing that can follow the death of those we love is reconciliation. Without it there is no peace. But with it come quiet thoughts and quickened memories. And what else shall a man do except become reconciled? What purpose does he serve by fighting what he cannot touch or by brooding upon what he cannot change? We have to trust the Lord God for so many things, and it is but one thing more to trust him in the issues of life and death, and to accept the fact that his plans and promises and purposes transcend the bounds of this world and of this life. With such faith the years are kind, and peace and reconciliation do come to those who have laid to rest their loved ones - who, even in death, are not far removed from us, and of whom our Father in heaven will be mindful until we meet again even as we are mindful of our own children. bitter grief without reconciliation serves no good purpose. Death comes to all of us, but so does life everlasting." ~ Richard L. Evans ~

"Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words."
~ Ranier Maria Rilke


"Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a stead, long-continued process." ~ Phillips Brooks ~

"Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others."

"He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
~ Zephaniah 3:17 ~

 Blessings ~ quiet ~ character ~ genuine ~ choosing to fill the pitcher to the brim ~ quiet ~

Dei Gratia,
Sandra

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful entry sign & great write.
    Have a beautiful Monday.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  2. A pleasant Sunday to you and may God bless you this week.

    Very nice post today for this Sabbath.

    Pray you are doing well,
    d

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  3. These are wonderful quotes for a Sabbath, Sandra. They touched me because I just had a friend whose Dad has passed away, and I am thinking of sending her a link to your post since I think she might enjoy reading what you posted yesterday. They're all very beautiful. Take care, and have a good week, from KY.

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  4. I especially like the words of Ranier Wilka,and they are so true, aren't they? Uplifting and thoughtful post Sandra, as usual. Thank-you Sister.And yes, a true blessing is 'quiet'.

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  5. dear sandra,

    as always your sabbath posts are so
    enriching.

    can you imagine what His singing
    would sound like? (zeph 3:17) a deep
    bass or the song of a lark?

    blessings,
    lea

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  6. I love Zephaniah 3:17 . . .

    Wishing you a lovely week,
    LuLu♥

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  7. My favorite quote here is the one by Marian Wright Edelman. Have a wonderful week!.

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  8. Life is good - glad you love the sign, I think it's wonderful too!

    Marydon - the sign is fabulous, glad you like it.

    Deanna - we're fine but it's HOT. Glad I'm missing hell when I die.

    Kathy - it's been a month for funerals; I've been to three this month and am weary; weary beyond belief.

    Lea - His singing, to me, is the wind rustling in the trees.

    LuLu- a wonderful verse!

    Sweet Virginia Breeze - so glad you like the quote; they speak to my heart too.

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  9. Hi Sandra, What a beautiful post. I hope you have a blessed week.

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  10. I have always loved the Proverb about a dry crust in peace - I remind myself of that verse when I find my old nasty nature peeking out and trying to stir up some discord where there should be sweet accord! Thank you - lovely thoughts and appreciate your viewpoint

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  11. The Edelman and Rilke quote truly spoke to me. They were all meaningful, but those two rang true for me. Thanks for sharing these healthy tidbits for the soul.

    And thank you, too, for the kind and generous comment you left for me today on my Macro Monday post. Yours words meant so much to me.

    Thank you!
    ~Lisa

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  12. I will always come here for peace..and be thankful that you share your gift with all who come here!
    Gentle Hugs , Nancy

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  13. Sandra - thanks for stopping by my blog today. I think you'll like the Blueberry Dump Cake. It's easy, and very tasty. I'm sure they'll enjoy it at the quilting bee. Take care, and hope you have a great Tuesday - it's now after midnight here in KY. Take care, from KY.

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  14. So blessed by your blog and following along with you now!

    Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

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  15. I love the quote from Proverbs - so true...

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  16. thanks for the prayers sandra....

    very appreciated

    kary
    xxx

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