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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, March 04, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

"For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, 
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity."

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."  ~ Sophie Lauren ~

"A mistake is simply another way of doing things." 
~ unknown ~
"You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly." ~ Ronald Reagan ~

"Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all." ~ James Anthony Froude

"Experience is simply the name 
we gives our mistakes." 
~ Oscar Wilde ~

"I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness 
than work miracles in unkindness."
~ Mother Teresa

"If I had to live my life again, 
I’d make the same mistakes,
only sooner." 
~ unknown ~

Anyone who has never made a mistake 
has never tried anything new." 
~ Albert Einstein ~

"I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes." ~ unknown ~

"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

"To make mistakes is human; 
to stumble is commonplace; 
to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity." 
~ William Arthur Ward ~

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience." ~ Doug Larson ~

"Never mistake motion for action." 
~ Ernest Hemingway ~

"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can." ~ Sydney Smith

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." ~ George Bernard Shaw ~

"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year." ~ Peter Drucker ~

"If I Had My Life To Live Over
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who lives sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my mo0ments, and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else, just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies." 
~ Nadine Stair

 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.  But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
  “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.  The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?  Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
“‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.  For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.  And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ "  ~ Matthew 25:14-30 ~

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Prayer Keeping ~ Kary ~ Mary ~ Kerrie ~ Ray ~ Ruth Anne ~ Kathy - Sandra ~ Timi ~ Miki ~ Mira ~ Mark ~ 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 ~


  1. Beautiful message, Sandra. I adore Erma ... she always 'made sense'.

    I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

    Thank you.
    Have a beautiful week ~
    Hugs & love,

  2. I've always liked the Erma Bombeck quotation - she was so realistic - I have been working on DH to convince him we need to use the "good" china - 'cause what are we saving it for?? Mistakes - I've made my share (and many other people's too I'm sure!) thank God we get a chance to say I'm sorry, try better and who knows - learn enough to pass the final exam?! You remain in our prayers and we SO appreciate yours!

  3. Hi Thistle!
    Oh, so many good words today.
    I want the kids at school to cast aside their fear of failing and jump right in, unafraid to fail or make a mistake. Then I find myself worried about making mistakes, too.
    Great post. Prayers for you and your lovely farm.

  4. Such a post! To live a life in joy, rather than fear...that's the challenge!

    Hope you are nearing deeper peace...I think of you often.

    Will you please add my mother Mary to your prayer list. Her cancer is back. Thanks and blessings,

  5. Living a thankful life of joy is my goal. So nice to visit and read these inspiring words.

  6. Sandra, we actually covered Matthew in our bible class last semester; It had taken me years to understand this I understand how to share and increase the gifts that God has given to me!
    Thank you for continuing to use your gifts and to share them with us every Sunday!
    Hugs and Love to you, Nancy

  7. Hi Sandra, What a wonderful way to read your post and start my new week. I love all the quotes and leave here with great inspiration. Thank you so much.

    Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by. I hope your snow melts bringing spring soon.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  8. Great thoughts on mistakes ... this Sabbath.


  9. beautiful collage and such wonderful quotes....God bless...

  10. such wisdom here always. thank you
    for sharing these wonderful quotes
    and the precious scripture.

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  12. I am a new blogger - I enjoyed your thoughts! We all need some uplifting words throughout the day. Thanks !

  13. Thank you again for my throat-helping goodies. ♥ :) I hope this week is being good to you....Blue skies and sunshine! Love to you, ♥ Val

  14. I saw her do a skid many years ago...what a great gal.

    I really like your picture collage.

  15. Hi Sandra-
    This is a lovely post about the "joy" of making mistakes. Some of the best things in my life have been a result of my making a mistake--

    I'm hoping you will have a wonderful weekend-- hope the weather is making things easier for you now. It's incredible here-- spring!!

    Your new blog header is just beautiful!
    Sending love

  16. Always great to see you in my comments, Sandra. A lovely post -- inspiring. Have a wonderful week, dear.


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