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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ my earthly home ~

"Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

"Oh, look not at thy pain or sorrow, how great soever, but look from them, look off them, look beyond them, to the Deliverer! whose power is over them, and whose loving, wise, and tender spirit is able to do thee good by them. The Lord lead thee, day by day, in the right way, and keep thy mind stayed upon Him, in whatever befalls thee, that the belief of His love and hope in His mercy, when thou art at the lowest ebb, may keep up thy head above the billows." ~ Isaac Pennington ~

"I have learned
To look on nature, not as in the hour
Of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes
The still, sad music of humanity,
Not harsh nor grating, though of ample power
To chasten and subdue. And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts, a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things."

 "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." ~ Abraham Lincoln ~

 "Thou has made us for Thyself, and the heart never resteth till it findeth rest in Thee."

"Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest." ~ Ashleigh Brillant ~

"So shines a good deed in a weary world." ~ Shakespeare

"The Princess Elizabeth, of England, was found dead with her head resting on her bible, open at these words, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." So many we all fall asleep at last when the day's work for Jesus is over, and wake up in heaven to find ourselves in the delicious rest that remaineth for the people of God." ~ Theodore Ledyard Cuyler ~

"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians." 

Oh, give Thine own sweet rest to me,
  That I may speak with soothing power
    A word in season, as from Thee,
      To weary ones in needful hour. 
              ~ Frances R. Havergal ~

 "Those who rest among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

 "Spiritual rest makes no man idle, spiritual walking makes no man weary." ~ Nathaniel Hardy ~

"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~

Blessings ~ rest for the weary ~ Jesus Christ ~ Bible, King James Version ~ wisdom ~ beauty ~ good deeds ~

Grace and Peace and Rest be yours,


  1. Hi Sandra - I so look forward to your Sabbath Keeping posts. I can't pick out a favorite because they all speak so well to the weary of the world. Although William Wordsworth is one of my favorite poets, and many of the other poets of his time period. I know I owe you an email, sorry for my delay! I hope you are resting comfortably this Sabbath, on your front porch, knitting or reading, enjoying the day our Lord has given us. God bless you and Dave real good today and always! Take care, from central KY.

  2. Amen.
    Have a restful day which leads into the week.

    Sandra, I'd appreciate your prayers. Sept. 9th I'm having surgery to remove cancerous thyroid.

    God Bless you,

  3. Anonymous4:19 PM EDT

    Lovely home and surroundings you have. I always enjoy your Sunday posts. Hope you are enjoying your afternoon.

  4. I love these posts. :) Blessings to you for a wonderful week.

  5. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..." All quotes so perfect. I just might quote a few of your quotes on my FB page Sandra!Blessings to you and Dave~

  6. Beautiful quotes and scriptures, Sandra. We all need a reminder to rest in Him, especially when life overwhelms us.


  7. oh, what a refreshing place this is for
    my sad, weary heart. just put our
    youngest daughter on a plane to
    brazil for three months.

  8. "Thou has made us for Thyself, and the heart never resteth till it findeth rest in Thee."
    ~ Augustine of Hippo ~

    I thank you again dear angel for reminding everyone what we all yearn for!
    Big hugz from Nancy and the menagerie


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