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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, June 19, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ put on a happy face ~
 "And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children 
and the hearts of children to their fathers, ..."
~ Malachi 4:6 ~
"A father is always making his baby into a little woman.  And when she is a woman he turns her back again."  ~ Enid Bagnold ~
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, 
and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." 
~ Billy Graham ~

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." ~ Mark Twain ~

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
~ Theodore Hesburgh, 
Catholic Priest and President Emeritus 
of the University of Notre Dame ~

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."  "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We're raising boys."  ~ Harmon Killebrew ~

"There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself."
~ John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994 ~

"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."
~ Pope John XXIII ~

"No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me 
and have believed that I came from God. 
~ John 16:27 ~

 If you'd like your name added to the prayer list, please let me know.

Prayer Keeping ~ Liz and her sons ~ William and Catherine ~ Leslie ~ Becky ~ Rick ~Misha ~ J ~ Linda ~ Linda and Skip ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~


  1. I love the most important thing a father can do is to love the mother...that has always been my favorite.

  2. So many beautiful quotes. Hope all is well at the farm and that today was a Happy Father's Day.

  3. I love all your special quotes today! Much luv n hugs, k

  4. Lots of good advice in these beautiful quotes! Thanks for posting them.

  5. I love that Billy Graham quote.

    I say it in memory of my dad who is peeping over the balcony of heaven.

    God Bless and great post.

  6. My favorite is the Billy Graham quote, but I love this entire post.. as always! Thank you for some beautiful food for thought on this Fathers' Day. Sunday blessings to you and yours. -Tammy

  7. Hello Sandra and Dave:
    Although we are reading these quotations on Monday morning, rather than yesterday, how well chosen they are for Fathers' Day and, indeed, for any day.

    Thank you for taking the time and the trouble to share.

  8. I enjoyed these quotes very much Sandra. Blessings to you and Dave.

  9. I love this post!!! Thank you, Sandra!

  10. Great post, Sandra - hope all is well with you and yours -

  11. I like Harmon Kilebrew's quote! Hadn't heard that one before.

  12. I hope you have a good week Sandra.
    Blessings, Star

  13. Wonderful- I especially like the post from Mark Twain and Theodore Hesburgh. Hope you have a wonderful, peaceful week.

  14. like the Mark Twain saying -- have a lovely day.. God bless you and keep you safe -- hugs

  15. I loved all these. I sent them to my Dad!
    I miss you and need to catch up. I will email you soon. Love to you and Dave and all the critters :)
    xo, misha

  16. Yes amen, have a blessed day

  17. These are great quotes, thanks for sharing.

  18. What a wonderful little collection for Father's Day!


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