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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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday - Fun

 ~ simple pleasures ~
Do you remember making potholders as a child? Did you know you can still buy the small looms to make potholders? Granted, they are now plastic and not the metal of days gone by, but they are still easy to find and fun to make. I've never used them for potholders though, especially the nylon strips as they catch fire at a glance and are very dangerous, particularly around gas stoves. I prefer cotton strips.
~ a cloister of mug mats ~
I find enjoyment in the smallest of pleasures and making these little gifts gives me great pleasure. In the coming warmer months, they will be a colorful addition and add cheer to the table. A basket of simple pleasures that give the people gathered around the table a bit of fun as they remember their Vacation Bible School days and making potholders.

Good News - Dave is doing a tad bit better and, for the first time in weeks, is now able to go off oxygen for a couple of hours at a time. He still needs to gain weight, a lot of weight, but thank God for small victories.
Unfortunately, Sheep Shearing Day will be closed to the public this year as we're so overwhelmed with our new normal.

Blessings ~ mug mats ~ simple pleasures ~ Vacation Bible School ~ friends ~ tables full of joy ~ a new normal that's a step in the right direction ~

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's Spring!

 ~ spring snow storm ~
Know how I know? We had three inches of snow this morning -wry smile-.  There were errands to be done today but I've not left the farm. There are so many people who have to be on the roads, when it's bad weather, I tend to stay home and reduce the numbers by one. It's not a huge gift but it is a gift.
~ our valley, today ~
That beautiful blog header photo doesn't look so cheerful today. Today, it's snow, gray and cold, cold, cold. The dogs and I headed to the barn, well after we should have, and I took a few photos. Abbie still has vestibular disorder and probably will always have a bit of trouble. I'm giving her cod liver oil capsules, daily, in the hopes that will help. I know in humans, sometimes vertigo is helped by copious amounts of vitamin D; perhaps so in dogs as well. In my research and speaking to various people, I'm hearing some doctors are prescribing huge quantities of vitamin D for fibro and other auto-immune illnesses. Abbie is doing well though, she's able to go up and down stairs with only a tad bit of trouble. Doesn't matter, she's in great shape for a fourteen plus year old dog and I hope she's around for many more years.
~ Abigail Von Rotten The Terror ~
I'm quite sure the AKC would have hissy fits over the names our dogs have but, fortunately, the AKC doesn't get a vote. Abbie is quite happy with her name and it fits. Ginger snaps, does it ever fit!
~ the garden and orchard ~
Daniel got the garden plowed just in time! There are more apple trees and blueberry bushes to plant but will wait a few days and let the orchard area dry out a bit. I'm in process of determining which vegs to grow and will have a few varieties of tomatoes -yes, technically a fruit-, squash -summer and winter-, parsnips, potatoes, cukes, beans, watermelons, pumpkins, gourds and they all go in this area. I've a smaller, kitchen herb garden along with a dyer's garden and a medicinal herb garden. I must admit, I'm thinking of letting the dyer's and medicinal herb gardens go by the wayside this year and focus on food. I'm going to plant a lot of flowers to be cut for both the house and to sell at market. Well, maybe not sell at market but certainly for the house, porches and studio.

When the weather clears up, Daniel is taking me up on the mountain to gather branch lettuce, also called creek lettuce. It's a watercress and has that nice, peppery bite that makes it so lovely.
 ~ Six Hour Quilt ~
 This is a quilt pattern by Kaye Wood called Six Hour Quilt and it's shaping up nicely. Must say though, it's definitely not a six hour quilt. Probably an experienced quilter could make it in six hours but not me; I've been working on this sucker for about seven hours and it's not close to being finished. But it will be pretty, I think, when it is finished. The next two rows will be the brown, then more of the floral, more brown, another row of floral and then a brown border. I think.
~ Japanese Cherry in bud ~
There are a few things in bud around here, including the Japanese Cherry. My heart breaks for those folks in Japan and I applaud them for the courageous manner in which they are banding together and marshalling their forces. There's no looting, no rioting only a deep sense of dignity and family and of helping each other through this terrible time. I'm so proud of our American forces; they are Right There, helping to re-build and render assistance in whatever way they can. Could it be the idea of family is what makes the difference in how the Japanese people have responded? I think so.

Blessings ~ family ~ snow ~ dignity ~ helping hands ~ gardens ~ quilting ~ my dogs ~ 

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ birds of the air ~
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." 

"Every man is a fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."
~ Elbert Hubbard ~
"Action expresses priorities." ~ unknown ~

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; 
Fools because they have to say something." 
~ Plato ~
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." 

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." ~Doug Larson


"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life." ~ Sandra Carey


"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, "Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'" ~ Charles M. Schultz ~


"I know what I have given you. 
I do not know what you have received." 

"The highest form of wisdom is kindness." ~ The Talmud ~


"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."


"He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty."  ~ Mary Wilson Little ~


"When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange - my youth."
~ Sara Teasdale ~

"A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top."
~ Proverb ~


"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise."  ~ Tobias Smollett ~


"The child, offered the mother's breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom's copious breasts
You'll drink each day with greater zest."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

"The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."  
~ Oscar Wilde ~
"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."  

 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, 
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; 
and it shall be given him." 

If you'd like your name added to this Prayer Keeping list or my private list, please let me know and, please, don't hesitate to remind me, lest I forget.

Prayer Keeping ~  Misha ~ J ~ Linda ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~
Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Untie the Ribbons"

 ~ Daffodils herald spring ~
Doesn't that title just make your heart zing with anticipation? Untie the Ribbons is Jill's blog and it's a great visit. Jill and I met via the One World One Heart tour a couple of years ago; can't really remember when but we began following each other. Every time I visit Untie the Ribbons, I just know it's going to be something wonderful and the anticipation is enough to make me visit again and again and...

A short while back, Jill had a gift-away and the lucky winner received one of Jill's hand crafted wool boxes. Ummmm UM! Mighty fine and the rest of us were green with envy. I even left Jill a note telling her I'd be happy to step up to the plate should her winner not be reachable. I might have even mentioned how green with envy I happened to be over her work. Jill has a big heart and contacted me to say, "want a little something?" DID I EVER?! I'm a pretty fast typist but I could hardly get out a YES, PLEASE fast enough!
~ a love envelope ~
This is what she sent. I bet you're green with envy now, eh? You can tell me, it's okay. This lovely creation is a wool envelope that has little square of paper upon which I'm to write my worries to God, tuck them into the envelope, turn them over to God and let Him deal with my worries. "Cast your cares upon Him for He careth for you." I love this! I love the work of Jill's heart and hands, the sentiment, the absolutely beautiful , creative way of putting into practice such Godly advice.
 ~ this reminds me of the star fish story ~
Jill, thank you, thank you, thankyou! You're the best and this is a fabulous gift and idea. I want to use this idea, may I, please? How wonderful to pass along something so special to someone who is going through difficulties. That's just about all of us, isn't it? Jill, how kind of you to lift me up. God's blessings upon you, yours and the work of your hands and heart. Bless you!

Blessings ~ Jill ~ prayer ~ star fish story ~ daffodils ~ God ~


Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ spring "worm" moon ~
"There is a time for everything, 
and a season for every activity under the heavens..."

"It's spring fever... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache,you want it so!" ~ Mark Twain ~

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; 
the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. 
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; 
renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king."

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring."
~ Bern Williams ~

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." 
~ Doug Larson ~

"If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud.
In the meadows while you sing,
This is Spring."

"A little madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King." ~ Emily Dickinson ~


"Winter is on my head but eternal Spring is in my heart." 

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." 

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."  ~ Hal Borland ~

"In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~



 "For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 
The flowers appear on the earth; 
the time of the singing of birds is come, 
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, 
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell." 
 
If you'd like your name added to this Prayer Keeping list or my private list, please let me know. Please, don't hesitate to remind me, lest I forget.

Prayer Keeping ~  Linda ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Road Perils

 ~ tree down ~
For a good part of the way out of the Cove, it's two lane, unmarked, roads. This road, Pounding Mill Road, is marked and, as you can see, driving is hampered by a tree across the road. This is the shortest way home, the next shortest way means turning around...difficult to do on a road this narrow...heading back to Rt. 460 and then turning east to head to Tazewell town and then home or, turning west, and going on a narrower, unmarked, dirt road. It's just as likely, perhaps more so, trees would be across the dirt road as well. Hmmm.
~ mission accomplished! ~
It was easier to get out in the pouring rain and help break up, then move the tree just enough so one lane of traffic was clear. See the oncoming car? The driver wanted to stop, waaaaay back, but I motioned the driver to come closer. As soon as the automobile was close enough for me to talk to the driver, I saw it was a woman and asked, "Do you have a man in that car with you?" She looked startled and said, "nooooo...?" I told her, "well, you'll have to do. We need to move this tree so we can all get to where we're going." Startled is not the adjective I'd use for the look on her face this time -grin- but she jumped out of her car, ready to assist. The two men in the car ahead of me, that woman and myself broke up the tree enough so we could pull it out of one lane of road. As we're readying to break up the tree, one of the men looked at me and said, "So, Cove Gal, how's Dave doing?" I must have looked as startled as the other woman! "Gaining strength but it's slow going and daily", I told him. He laughed and said, "Mr. Harrison is in the car and we'd heard the news." He and Mr. Harrison are the gents who keep our furnace and heating system in working order; it was nice to work alongside folks I know.
 ~ uh oh ~
On the other side of this mountain, this tractor trailer driver found out dispatch doesn't always know best. I felt sorry for him. Cell phone coverage is spotty, at best, and in the short time I was there, his phone connection broke several times. To say he was exasperated is putting it mildly. Eventually, within three hours, a tow truck came and rescued him but he and dispatch were having trouble communicating. The driver asked me, "what's the nearest town?" Now, that's a trick question. Around here, towns are few and far between but we do have plenty of wide spots. I told him, "tell your dispatcher you're about four miles from the Pounding Mill WalMart." The guy looked at me like I'd struck crazy. "Pounding Mill?" But, he told her and her response was about the same. I just grinned and left them to it; I can only offer help, can't make them take it. The truck was, probably, in okay shape; it looked like he'd driven onto the soft shoulder and it gave way. Good thing it was on the ditch side of the road and not the cliff side.
 ~ dear ole Abbie ~
Beloved Abbie, like so many most at Thistle Cove Farm, has some years on her. As a foundling, she came here in 1998 and was full grown then so she's upwards of fourteen years. That's close to 100 in our years and she's beginning to slow, just a tad. I thought she'd had a stroke but, after taking her to a vet who specializes in Jack Russell's, I found Abbie didn't have a stroke but rather vestibular disorder. Nasty stuff that and means she suffers from having her world dizzy and imbalanced. She tells me when she needs to go up or down steps and I have to make sure not to disorient her. The two times I have turned her too quickly, she has to lay on the floor and flip 360 degrees to right her inner ear and restore balance to her world. It's painful to watch and I can only imagine the disorientation inside her little head and body.

She's eating well and moving nicely; was able to chase a rabbit yesterday and in a, fairly, straight line. She's on pain meds, to help her sleep and cope, and on antibiotics as, sometimes, they seem to help. Dr. Peggy, the vet, also suffers from vestibular disorder and was quite sympathetic; she even called this morning at 8 a.m. to see how Abbie is faring.
 ~ Sam, either licking his chops or warming his nose ~
Sam went to the vet also and he has a very nasty ear infection. I've been trying to clear up this ear infection for a very long time; hopefully, we've got the right mix of meds to get the job done this time.
~ double rainbow ~
Can you see the double rainbow? Dolly Parton said, "if you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain." She's right, you know. For two weeks, or more, it's either rained or snowed each and every day. Lawz! but I am glad to see the rainbows!

Our GP, God bless Dr. Steve!, called after 8 p.m. tonight. He wanted to let us know he'd already received the results of the CT scan Dave had earlier today. The tumor has shrunk a bit more and we'll take it. Yes, Lord, we'd still like that miracle of full recovery please, but, in the meantime, we'll take this small victory and thank you, Lord, thank you so very much.

Here's hoping rainbows for you as well. Rainbows and unexpected gifts.

Blessings ~ rainbows ~ Dr. Steve ~ Dr. Peggy ~ helping hands ~ Dave ~ Sam ~ grace ~

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ the flock at Thistle Cove Farm ~
 "The righteous care for their animals." 
~ Proverbs 15:5 ~

My apologies: the above verse is found at Proverbs 12:10 NIVand says, in full, "the righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." 

"God loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages."
  ~ Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien ~

 "I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." 
~ Abraham Lincoln ~


"Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion 
whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits.  
Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility."
~ S. Parkes Cadman ~


"Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?"  ~ Pierre Troubetzkoy ~

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant ~
"Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel."
~ Proverbs 12:10 ESV ~

"If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons."  ~ C.S. Lewis ~

"Animals can communicate quite well.  And they do.  
And generally speaking, they are ignored." ~ Alice Walker ~

"A Robin Redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage."
~ William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
~


"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, 
they will be there long before any of us" 
~ Robert Louis Stevenson


"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to." ~ Joe Gores ~


"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot ~


"I love cats because I enjoy my home; 
and little by little, 
they become its visible soul." 
~ Jean Cocteau ~

"A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." ~ Anonymous ~

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." ~ Andrew A. Rooney ~



"I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine."
~ Psalm 50:11 ESV ~

I'm breaking with tradition and ceasing "blessings" on Sabbath Keeping. Now, there will be a "Prayer Keeping" section; if you'd like your name, or initial, added to this list, please let me know either by commenting on this post or by a private e-mail. God knows you by name and knows your needs so just your name, added to each Sabbath Keeping post, will let you be remembered in prayer. I still keep my private prayer list but will not post your name, or initial, publicly unless you request.

Prayer Keeping ~  Angela & her Daddy ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Lost in the Wonder

~ two days ago ~
We've had a few days of wild weather here lately; from 60+ degree days to single digit wind chills, six inches of snow and now high winds of 50 mph and lashing rain. If you don't like the weather, just wait a bit and something else will be along...shortly!

Days are taken up with trying to establish new schedules, run errands and a tiny bit of pillow embroidery handwork in the mornings when I listen to Youssef and Begg. Remember the saying, "man plans, God laughs"? It's true. Just about the time I think we're getting a handle on our "new normal", everything changes and it's time to re-adjust...again. I've never been a person who has said, "I'm bored" but, I'm telling you, there's not enough time now to be bored if I'd ever been that person. Who can waste time on boredom when life is running, in a general away direction, at full tilt boogie? Certainly not me, probably not you either.

Blog visitation has been slim lately but, as I'm able to grab a few moments, I'm trying to visit y'all. I miss seeing what's going on in your lives and checking your names on my prayer list is good for y'all but I need some "you" time on my plate. -smile-

Dave has lost a lot a tremendous an egregious amount of weight but, praise God, Dave improves each day, just a tad, and we'll take it.  He needs a fair amount of tender loving care and I try to provide that; early in the day I'm actually quite good at TLC. Toward the evening, I'm not so good at the TLC as my old bones are calling for my bed and, too often, I'm over eager to stuff Dave into his bed so I can collapse into mine.

Abbie, my heartbeat Jack Russell, has had a stroke and she needs to be carried up and down stairs. She still has a brave heart but she walks at a slight angle to the right, carrying her beautiful, grizzled head tilted and, at times, walking in a circle to the right. Abbie knows she's unable to climb or go down the stairs and will wait for me to pick her up and carry her and I'm glad to help.

Everyone else appears to be doing well and that's a blessing and a gift. I've no response to folks when they say "why?" because I don't know. How can any of us know what we don't know? There's something about living it, going through it, heart in the hand of God, that brings true meaning to whatever it happens to be. No matter if it's laundry, taking vital signs, cooking a meal, enticing Dave to eat, talking to doctors...time has become more focused, has a clarity that is truer than all the sermons I've ever heard, all the meals I've ever eaten, all the wine I've every drunk. Time becomes such a gift that, too often, I find myself lost in the wonder and miss the now. Such times, when I'm lost in the wonder, I see through a veil of tears and am all clenched up inside, holding everything too tightly so I have to remember to breath. Great, gulping deep breaths that make me dizzy when the oxygen hits my brain and reminds me I'm still among the living and am needed here. Yet, it's not for the here any of us are being prepared. One day, each of us will step out of time and into eternity; I'm trying to be ready. Please God, let me be ready.

In wandering around blogland, I arrive at Eline Pellinkhof and am transfixed at the beauty. It's all white and pink which are, I find myself admitting, two of my least liked colors yet her blog is full of inspirational and beautiful photographs of this amazingly talented woman. From photo to photo, I wander but, in spite of myself, perhaps because of myself, I can't find purchase. I can't find a spot to settle down and let my soul be soothed and it's definitely through no fault of her own. No indeedy! The fault is mine and mine alone. I'm more drawn to this. This speaks to my soul and the cold stones bring me warm comfort in their sturdiness. The fact they have been around since God made them, being used and re-used in different forms by humankind but, essentially, just as they were when He began time. Can you tell I like sturdy? I like fortitude, stamina, courage; things that are true and enduring.

Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience, has written a book, One Thousand Gifts and it's been speaking to me, deeply. Others as well have found, and are finding, this a beautiful, if gritty, gift. It's not a book to be read quickly, but rather slowly, engaging the soul and allowing God to speak to the heart as the book is being read and pondered. It's one thing to talk about being grace filled, it's one thing to call oneself a Christian...I prefer the term 'practicing Christian' -smile-...but to get dirty with the kneeling then un-lashing of the sandals and washing of the feet, of others, that's quite a different tale, even when those others are ones we love; let's just not consider the nasty, dirty, encrusted with life goo feet of someone else.

There's a book club and the first chapter is here; let me know your thoughts, please.
~ a calf suckles ~
A portion of the Christian world is embracing Lent just now. I grew up in a religion that doesn't observe Lent, nor most of the Christian symbology having to do with robes, incense and priests. I think our not observing Lent had to do, mostly, with how Daddy thinks of New Year's Resolutions...if you're living right the rest of the year, you don't have to make New Year's Resolutions.

Lent is supposed to be a season of soul searching and repentance but isn't that why we wake every morning? Isn't each day a season, albeit smaller, of "soul searching and repentance"? I understand Lent but I'm not called, yet, if ever, to practice. But, knowing me as well as I know me, if I were to observe Lent, I'd be tempted to forget the daily. I just can't do that; it's best for me to live the daily, feet to the pavement, knees to the floor or I chance losing myself in my own reflection and missing the reflection of Christ. Sacred whispers of holy words are needed daily so my feet keep, are forged even, to the path narrow.
 ~ today ~
Errands and chores are waiting, time is slipping and the to-do list grows at an alarming rate. My prayer for you today is peace. May God grant you peace.

Blessings ~ snow ~ rain ~ One Thousand Gifts ~ calves ~ grace ~ Ann ~ peace ~

Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ March 6, 2011 snowstorm ~

"Iron sharpeneth iron; 
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." 
~ Proverbs 27:17 ~

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." ~ Isaac Newton ~

"Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." ~ Alexander the Great ~

"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others." ~ Norman Shidle ~

"Many hands make light work." ~ proverb ~

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent." ~ John Donne ~

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

"But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you." ~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-21 ~

I'm breaking with tradition and ceasing "blessings" on Sabbath Keeping. Now, there will be a "Prayer Keeping" section; if you'd like your name, or initial, added to this list, please let me know either by commenting on this post or by a private e-mail. God knows you by name and knows your needs so just your name, added to each Sabbath Keeping post, will let me and others remember you in prayer. I still keep my private prayer list but will not post your name, or initial, publicly unless you request.

Prayer Keeping ~  Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~ 
Soli Deo Gloria,
Sandra