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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

~ the sun is always shining, somewhere ~
"For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help."
~ Psalm 22:24 ~

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?"
~ Kahil Gibran ~

"The pain passes but the beauty remains." 
~ Renoir ~

"Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell."
~ Emily Dickinson ~

"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak."
~ Henry Wordsworth Longfellow ~ 

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
~ Winston Churchill ~

"Grief is a process, not a state."
~ Anne Grant ~ 

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love."
~ Washington Irving ~

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal". ~ From a headstone in Ireland ~

“Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, ‘I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction."  ~ Tyron Edwards ~

"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted."
~ Christ, Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:4 ~

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

Prayer Keeping ~ Lea and family ~ Kary ~ Mildred ~ John ~ Noelle ~ Geoffrey ~ Terry ~ Angela, Penny and family ~ Daniel ~ Morgan ~ Meredith ~ Susan ~ Stephanie ~ Winnie ~ Wanda ~ Steve ~ Leslie ~ William and Catherine ~ Becky ~ Rick ~ Misha ~ J ~ Linda and Skip ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~  me ~


  1. Hello Sandra:
    In some part, each and every one of these quotations must speak to you as they have resonated with us. Remember that to move forward you need not take giant strides, tiny steps get you there just the same. Take the greatest care!

  2. ‘......I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction." ~ Tyron Edwards ~


  3. dear sister,

    i remember you in my prayers and think
    of you even more frequently. all your
    quotes are so true.

    you will make it through this.


  4. Tbe Tyron Edwards quote is the one that spoke most to me too. I can't even imagine all the emotions you are experiencing. Big warm hugs......

  5. Keeping you in my prayers! I hope you have plenty of angels disguised as friends who are nearby to offer you shoulders to lean on and companionship... remember that your computer friends are only a keystroke away.

  6. Anonymous9:46 PM EST

    I am reminded that moving forward isn't always a steady line, but ups and downs along the way. I pray you take good care of yourself, not being too harsh in your thinking about what you 'ought' to be doing, feeling or thinking. 'He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.' ~Psalm 147:3

  7. These are beautiful quotes and scripture which speak the truth of grief. One who has experienced can certainly find recognition and comfort from this word truth.

    Gibran's words have given me comfort. The presence of God in my life gives me peace. Friends, family being in my life give me presence . . .

    There are those who have asked, "How will I go on, live without him, what can help this loss . . .?" It is difficult to find words to say to another. I believe in "being with" and letting someone know, "I care" and staying true to those promises. Grief is what comes after death, loss.

    I encourage being tender to yourself right now, rest, eat, go for walks, feel, let the tears fall if they want to, and write. And then continue to be tender to yourself . . . be with those you trust.

    Memories are precious, they make us laugh, and cry, and we never have to give them up. The sudden death of my husband 31 years ago is something which will always be part of me as will the recent death of your husband.

    Be tender with your self . . . I care about you

  8. thank you for this blessed post, and yes, prayer is ALWAYS appreciated!

    Aloha from Honolulu

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  9. I like this one the best : "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction."
    It is so true!!!

  10. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

  11. "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

    I sent you a card and received it back, marked wrong address. Could you send me your address again? I dont know what I did wrong. Know that Penny and I are praying for you.

  12. Sister, I pray for you, and I hope your sorrow is tempered by the joy of memories shared with Dave, and all he added to your life.

  13. I am thinking of you and caring about you . . .

  14. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I'm so very sorry.

  15. Dear Sandra...
    I just read about Dave's passing. I'm so very very sorry for the loss of your soul mate and precious husband.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers,

  16. You're on my mind and in my prayers. ♥

  17. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. These quotes particularly speak to me this time.


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