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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 26, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

~ double rainbow ~
"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." 
"Encourage is oxygen for the soul." 
~ George M. Adams ~
"When you feel like giving up,
remember why you held on so long in the first place."
~ Anonymous ~
"How would your life be different if...You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day...You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same." ~ Steve Maraboli ~
"You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat." 
"Instruction does much but encouragement everything." 
~ Goethe ~
"But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed." ~ Amy Carmichael ~
"You can get a thousand no's from people 
and only one yes from God." 
"He is your Father, and His role is to protect you; He will comfort you and guide you. He will feed you; He will carry you when you are weak. He will seek you out when you go astray; He will help you in times of trouble. He will not let your enemies go unpunished; He will cherish you like a father cherishes his daughter. When you fall, He will pick you up; when you don't understand, He will always understand.
When you feel like life is weighing you down, He will life you up. When you feel like giving up, He will encourage you to keep going. When you are sad, He will lighten your spirits. When you need advice, His line is open 24-7. When you feel unsafe, He will be your safety, when you are worried, He will be an ear to your concerns. When you feel burdened, offer your burden to Him and He will take it. Where you have been burnt, He will make you beautiful; where you hurt, He will heal. Whenever you feel lonely, He will always be with you.
Where others have not supported you, He will support you. When you feel discouraged, He will be your encouragement. Where you don't know, He will tell you when the time is right. When you feel unloved, remember that He has always loved you.
You see limitations; God sees opportunities. You see faults; God sees growth. You see problems, God sees solutions. You see limitations; God sees possibilities. You see life; God sees eternity." 
~ Corallie Buchanan
"Never put off writing until you are better at it." 
"When he arrived there and saw the wonderful things God was doing, 
he was filled with excitement and joy, 
and encouraged the believers to stay close to the Lord, 
whatever the cost." 

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names will stay on the list for one month, unless requested otherwise. Around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Raeann ~ Geoffrey and Terry ~ Kary ~ Stephanie and family ~ Mary and family ~ Jane and Lance ~ Steve and Gwen ~ Misha and J ~ Timi and family ~ Debbie ~ Jill ~ Yvonne ~ Renee ~ Kim ~ me ~


  1. Thank you for these encouraging words!!!
    I needed them right now...God bless you!

  2. Happy Sunday, Sandra! I hope you had a bit of time to put your feet up.

  3. Sweet Summer Blessings to you!
    Enjoyed reading these encouraging words.
    Smile on,

  4. Wonderful, Thistle, really wonderful! Thank you so much!

  5. One of the things I work at - being an encourager - don't always succeed at speaking only the good (why are we taught to criticize thinking we are being discerning?)

  6. Ok, the anonymous quote was mine this morning...thank you! Will definitely be sharing it...

  7. So many encouraging words on this post. The Jeremiah 29:11 verse is one of my favorites. Hope you have a blessed week!

  8. An amazing capture of the rainbows Sandra. I hope you are having a wonderful week dear. :)

  9. Timi - you and your family stay on the prayer list; God hears our prayers!

    Hi Pom - I keep the Sabbath, usually, and it's a day of REST!

    Deanna - thank you for sharing Sabbath Keeping.

    Hi Dori - you're always welcome here; bless you for visiting.

    Linda Sue - we can be so tricked by the deceiver, can't we?

    Karen - glad the encouragement quotes blessed you today.

    Hi Gail - thank you for visiting and glad you enjoyed the quotes.

    Hi Nancy - that photo was taken off my back porch...wonderful!

  10. Just what I needed to read today!
    I will be back tomorrow to read it all again!!! Maybe all week!


  11. Please add me to the prayer list.

  12. Thanks for using my quote, I'm glad you were encouraged :-)

  13. You're welcome, Corallie; others have been blessed as well.


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