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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, October 17, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

~ bridge between Spain and Portugal ~
"But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God." ~ Nehemiah 9:31 ~

"The quality of mercy is not strain'd
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes
"Tis mightiest in the mightiest, it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings,
But mercy is above this sceptered sway,
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself,
And earthly power doth then show likest God's 
When mercy seasons justice ... we do pray for mercy,
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy."
~ William Shakespeare ~

"Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful." ~ C. S. Lewis ~

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." ~ Winston Churchill ~

"Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great..." ~ II Samuel 24:14 ~

Blessings ~ mercy ~ grace ~ peace ~ justice ~ forgiveness ~ freedom ~ honor ~ duty ~ hope ~

Grace and Peace,


  1. Good Evening Sandra, Beautiful quotes, verses tonight and an awesome photo. Keeping you in my prayers dear friend.

  2. Encouraging words - mercy is a quality never overdone.

  3. It's because of God's mercy and grace that I am not burning in hell today. Praise His Holy Name! :-)


  4. Sending blessing your way on this lovely Sabbath. We spent our second to last Sabbath in Seattle before our move to Chicago.

    So glad I got to meet you on BYW. You sent me a special note and when I tried to return the private message, it went all haywire.

    When I settle, I look forward to going back and catching up on you past blog posts.


  5. What a neat angle in this picture.

    Have a sweet life,

  6. His love endures forever...Psalms 136
    Thank you for this post!

  7. Yes,"for His mercy is great..." Praise Him.

  8. Mercy and Justice. I never thought about those two words together, but clearly they belong together, in our eyes and God's....beautiful.


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