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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

 "I will be glad and rejoice in your love; 
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul."

"O Lord I my best desires fulfil. And help me to resign
Life, health, and comfort, to Thy will,
And make Thy pleasure mine."

"Nay, all by Thee is ordered, chosen, planned
  Each drop that fills my daily cup; Thy hand
Prescribes for ills none else can understand.
All, all is known to Thee."
~ A. L. Newton ~

"No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
Since Good, though only thought, has life and breath,
God's life--can always be redeemed from death
And evil, in its nature, is decay,
And any hour can blot it all away
The hopes that lost in some far distance seem,
May be the truer life, and this the dream."

"If thou hast Yesterday thy duty done,
And thereby cleared firm footing for To-day
Whatever clouds make dark To-morrow's sun,
Thou shalt not miss thy solitary way."

"My father, teach us not only thy will, but how to do it.
Teach us the best way of doing the best thing,
lest we spoil the end by unworthy means."

"It is by doing our duty that we learn to do it. So long as men dispute whether or no a thing is their duty, they get never the nearer. Let them set ever so weakly about doing it, and the face of things alters. They find in themselves strength which they knew not of. Difficulties which it seemed to them they could not get over, disappear. For He accompanies it with the influences of His blessed Spirit, and each performance opens our minds for larger influxes of His grace, and places them in communion with Him."

"Dear friends, now we are children of God,
and what we will be has not yet been made known."

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

Prayer Keeping ~ Adrienne ~ Karena ~ Roland ~ Debbie ~ Beckwith family ~ 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 ~ Skip ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ me ~

6 comments:

  1. G'day Sandra ~
    Great shares. May your day be full of love & beauty.
    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugsgers,
    Marydon

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  2. I especially love the quote by Rev. Jowett... it speaks to my heart and encourages me today... Thanks Sandra...

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  3. As Madge comments above, I love the Rev. Jowett quote. We thank you for remembering us in prayer, Sandra. Sending our love to you this lovely Sunday afternoon. Keeping you close in our heart and prayers daily.

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  4. Hello Sandra:
    The first quotation from Psalms really speaks to us.

    We hope, dearest Sandra, that you too are able to feel gladness in these most dark of days.

    We hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. I look forward to these every Sunday. Thanks for finding such thoughtful quotes and prayers.
    Hugs!
    Courtney

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