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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

~ opening soon ~
"The glory of young men is their strength: 
and the beauty of old men is the gray head." 
~ Proverbs 20:29 ~
"Life is simple, it's just not easy." ~ unknown ~
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."  
~Emily Dickinson ~
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."  ~Erma Bombeck ~

"A life without cause is a life without effect."  ~Barbarella ~
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day."  ~Elwyn Brooks White ~
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
~ George Washington Carver ~

"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next."
~ Helen Keller ~
"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."  ~ Quentin Crisp

"Life is like a coin.  
You can spend it any way you wish, 
but you only spend it once."
  ~ Lillian Dickson ~
"God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled." ~ unknown ~

"I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer."  ~ Jim Carrey ~

"Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in."
  ~ Dennis P. Costea, Jr. ~
"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 
"That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in chairty, in patience,
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;"
~ Titus 2: 1-2 ~

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

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


  1. Sandra, I love your quotes this morning. Especially the one by C. S. Lewis.

    "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

    It takes on a whole new meaning now that I'm old :-)

    Have a great 4th of July!


  2. My favorite is C.S.Lewis :o)!
    Thanks for sharing it!!!

  3. I adore Erma Bombeck! My Nana was a huge fan of hers and used to read me her "funnies"!
    Wonderful day to you Sandra and Dave~
    xo, misha

  4. AMEN! expend every resource because we get a whole new never emptying source in Glory.
    "The Bible says that, “He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus” (2 Corinthians 4:14). Our future is filled with optimism and hope because we know that someday we will be like Him. We cannot lose heart and settle for a bag-lunch life when a heavenly feast beyond all imagination awaits us!" David Jeremiah

    Bless you dear Bennetts - two legged and four

  5. Anonymous11:56 AM EDT

    I have heard this saying before, but it has been awhile since the last time I heard it, "Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once." I don't want to live my life by default, I want to, with the Lord's help, to live life on purpose. Micah 6:8 is one of the pointers the Bible gives me on living on purpose, do what is good, do justice, love kindness and walk in humility before God. Thank you for your thoughts today.

  6. Hi Sandra,
    New follower here.... and soon to be Virginian and nearby neighbor.
    Loving your blog, thanks for the hard work!
    The GW Carver quote spoke to me this AM....
    "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
    compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving
    and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
    Because someday in life you will have been all of these." Thanks for posting it!

  7. Wonderful quotes! I like the cs lewis one also. And yes geezer it sure does take on a new meaning once we crest that hill, lol...

  8. All very good, but I think GW Carver says it most profoundly. I love that. :)

    Have a blessed day!

  9. All wonderful quotes, Sandra. But I must say ~ that is probably the only wise thing Jim Carrey has ever said! :~?
    Thank you for continuing to pray for Liz and her sons ~ They seem to be doing well and haven't 'hit the wall' yet. I pray that they will avoid it all together, through His strength!
    Bless you for your thoughtfulness and prayer on behalf of them!

  10. Hope you had a wonderful Sunday Sandra. Will you please add my mom winnie to your prayer list. She is having surgery Thursday to remove a cancerous lump in her breast. They will be checking for additional cancer in the limpnodes.Thank you and God Bless, Kathy

  11. We know when we have been away too long..Blessings and thanks to you and yours dear Sandra!
    Hugs, Nancy


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