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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, August 05, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

~ love of country ~
"And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; 
and they seemed unto him but a few days,
 for the love he had to her."
~ Genesis 29:20 ~
"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing it all for love." ~ St. Therese of Lisieux
"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." 
"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve." 
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves
 as a sailor knows the open sea."
"It is better to be hated for what you are
than to be loved for what you are not." 
~ Andre Gide ~
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." 
"We accept the love we think we deserve." ~ Stephen Chboskey ~
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can't wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasurers kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it's like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn't exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day's work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there's no need for continuous conversation, but you find you're quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who  is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that's so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life." ~ Bob Marley ~
"Come live in my heart and pay no rent." 
"Do all things with love." ~ Og Mandino ~
"Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts
always hopes, always perseveres."

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Unless otherwise requested, names will remain for one month; around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Raeann ~ Jane and Lance ~ Linda Sue ~ Steve and Gwen ~ Stephanie and family ~ Timi, Miki, Mira, Mark ~ Quesenberry family ~ Kary ~ Debbie ~ Jill ~ Yvonne ~ me ~ 


  1. Loved it all . . . please tell me about the photo . . .

  2. Sweet Blessings to you!
    SO ready for our temps to cool off.
    Sunday with scripture is always a good day.

    God bless,

  3. All the writings and verses are worth quoting, and even more beneficial to live.Well said, well chosen words!

  4. I so love these verses & the philosophy of life. Use them quite often & then occasionally say 'self, are you doing them well?' Well, probably not but I still love reading them as they are good food for thought.

    And, my precious friend, how are you doing? I have not forgotten you, daily you pass in my heart & mind.

    I am covered in feedsacks & will be tied down for quite some time with them. Trying to stay in touch but not blogging as much as I'd like. This week is our week with the kid-lings ... we are taking them to Busch Gardens, yay! So love the rides ... then to Williamsburg.

    Bet you are really busy with the farm, aren't you?

    Have a beautiful week, Sandra.
    Love & hugs,
    TTFN ~

  5. "always doing it all for love..." that's the most important thing!!!

  6. I was going to ask about the photo too!


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