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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, August 15, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ Carly Shetland, resting from her labor ~
"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus." ~ Colossians 3:17 ~

"...offer God your heart from time to time in the course of the day..." ~ Brother, Lawrence, 17th century monk, author of The Practice of the Presence of God ~

"The good Brother found God everywhere...It was God, not the task, he had in view. He knew that the more the task was against his natural inclinations, the greater was his love in offering it to God."
~ said in eulogy of Brother Lawrence ~ 

"Anyone who can walk to the welfare office, can walk to work." ~ Al Capp ~

"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
~ Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, aka George Sand ~

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." ~ Thomas Edison ~

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week." 
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Books ~

"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?" ~ J. Paul Getty ~

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." ~ Sam Ewing ~

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you." ~ I Thessalonians 4:11 ~

Blessings ~ work ~ willing heart ~ tending our own business ~ a quiet life ~

Dei Gratia,


  1. Good Sunday Morning Sandra, Always a pleasure to visit with you. I hope you have a blessed day.

  2. Wonderful post today Sandra. Thank you!

    Have a peaceful Sunday!

    Nancy's Notes

  3. Love Roosevelt's quote, hadn't heard that one before. Happy Sunday to you and yours.

  4. John 9:4 (New International Version)
    4As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
    We are created to do work -thank you for the wonderful reminders

  5. So many wonderful quotes, and I agree with them all. So often work is a pleasure and a privilege, but I think attitude has a lot to do with what we do , as in all things. I love it when I go to MacDonald's' ( shh, don't tell anyone I actually do buy food there once in awhile)and the person who serves me is happy, cheerful, polite...they don't realize they will go far in life with that attitude , and that they made me happy just by smiling and acting like my teensy bit of business was important to them.

  6. What beautiful quilts! You are so blessed to have a close group of friends like that. And my gosh, you sure keep yourself busy!

    Can't wait to see the Prague pictures...

  7. each saying and scripture is SO true! good
    work is such a pleasure, even though it can
    be tiring and depleting.

    i am working around my house today,
    decluttering and sprucing up. already five
    bags for goodwill.

    now that feels really good!

    thank you for your wonderfully wise blog!

  8. The quotes are great...and I also agree with them all.

    Re: Your past posts;
    The jam looks yummy and the quilts are just gorgeous. You are a busy woman.

    Have a wonderful week.

  9. "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you." ~ I Thessalonians 4:11 ~

    Now that truly is the key to real happiness on Earth...bless you dear one for another wonderful collection of thoughts for all who follow you!
    Hugz, Nancy

  10. Hi Mildred - thank you for visiting.

    Hi Nancy - thank you for your kind words.

    Hi Sandy - wise words, indeed.

    Hi LindaSue - how many of us find joy in our work, I wonder?

    Hi KathyB - I go to McDonald's as well; they have wonderful ice tea.

    Hi Deborah Ann - idle hands are the devil's workshop, eh?

    Hi Lea - use those old clothes to make rag rugs and grand memories.

    Hi Carol - I enjoy being busy, today is a rainy day so will spend it getting something accomplished.

    Hi Nancy - that's one of my favorite Bible verses, thank you.


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