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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, February 20, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ Samuel Shepherd ~
"To keep God's door 
I am not fit.
I would not ask for more
Than this - To stand or sit
Upon the threshold of God's House...
To wait and watch 
The gladness on the face of those 
That are within:
Sometimes to catch
A glimpse or trace of those
I love the best, and know
That all I failed to do,
Has not sufficed To bar them from the Tree
Of Life, the Paradise of God,
The Face of Christ"
~ John W. Taylor ~
A vexation arises, and our expressions of impatience hinder others from taking it patiently. Disappointment, ailment, or even weather depresses us; and our look or tone of depression hinders others from maintaining a cheerful and thankful spirit. We say an unkind thing and another is hindered in learning the holy lesson of charity that thinketh no evil. We say a provoking thing, and our sister or brother is hindered in that day's effort to be meek. How sadly, too, we may hinder without word or act! For wrong feeling is more infectious than wrong doing; especially the various phases of ill temper - gloominess, touchiness, discontent, irritability - do we not know how catching these are!
~ F. R. Havergal ~

"Therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way." ~ Romans 14:13 ~

Prayer Keeping - Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~

Soli Deo Gloria,


  1. how true those quotes are, prayers to you both,

  2. i hate to think how my heedless, complaining
    talk may hinder a sister or brother. what a
    convicting quote by havergal!

    i hope dave is doing well . . . will check back
    to see what i have missed.


  3. Been thinking of you and yours today. Seems like a lot of folks are going thru hard times. In spite of that, we are praising Him in the storms. Not because of the storm...but IN the storm.

    In His grace,

  4. What would I do on the Sabbath without you?
    Love, Nancy

  5. I will ponder these words today. My new granddaughter will arrive around 9 am by c-section. I pray yor day will go well.

  6. So true. I know these things but often forget them. It's good to be reminded.

  7. Sandra, this is kalanicut, from BYW class, I haven't had a chance to stop by recently to your blog. I am sorry to hear of your difficult journey of late, but thrilled to see your faith shining through. Sending prayers to you and your family.


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