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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, October 14, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us
establish the work of our hands for us-
establish the work of our hands." 
"When I am assailed with heavy tribulations, I rush out among my pigs rather than remain alone by myself. The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then 'tis itself it grinds and wears away. So the human heart, unless it be occupied with some employment, leaves space for the devil, who wriggles himself in and brings with him a whole host of evil thoughts, temptations, and tribulations, which grind out the heart." ~ Martin Luther ~
"The best way to appreciate your job 
is to imagine yourself without one."
"Happiness is an attitude. 
We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. 
The amount of work is the same." ~ Francesca Reigler ~ 
"Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter, find simplicity;
From discord find harmony
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity."
"We often miss opportunity 
because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"Forget about redistribution of wealth,
let's redistribute the work."
~ Sandra Bennett ~
"Nothing is really work 
unless you would rather 
be doing something else." 
"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. 
There is visible labor and there is invisible labor." 
"Pray as though everything depended upon God.
Work as though everything depended upon you.
"Spending time with God is the key 
to our strength and success in all areas of life. 
Be sure that you never try and work God into your schedule, 
but always work your schedule around him." ~ Joyce Meyer ~
"God sells us all things at the price of labor." 
"What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. 
When we do what we are meant to do, 
money comes to us, doors open to us, we feel useful, 
and the work we do feels like play to us." ~ Julia Cameron
"Work without love is slavery. ~ 
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, 
in order to make your hope sure. 
We do not want you to become lazy..." 

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names will be kept thirty days unless notified otherwise. Around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Lizzy ~ Pamela ~ Debbie ~ Sandy ~ Katie ~ Geoffrey and Terry ~ Misha and J ~ Jane and Lance ~ LindaSue ~ Raeann ~ Stephanie and family ~ Smith family ~ Quesenberry family ~ Mike ~ Wayne ~ Maryann and family  ~ Jessica and Erik ~ Greg ~ Billy ~ Ethan ~ Charles and Cassie ~ Ally Belle ~ Evan ~ Claudie ~ Minnie ~ LaShon ~ me ~

13 comments:

  1. Good Sunday Morning, A beautiful post to begin my day. I especially love the quote by Joyce Meyer.

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  2. Hi sweet friend!
    This is an awesome quote:
    "We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work."
    ~ Thomas Edison ~
    I put it on a writing assignment a few years ago and I had forgotten about it.
    Thank you for more wonderful thoughts today!
    God be with you, Sandra!

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  3. I really enjoyed these quotes. Some of them will be copied in my journal. Have a blessed Sabbath.

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  4. No doubt in my book . . . You are not a lazy one . . . You work hard, tend to responsibility and bask in the rewards it brings . . .

    Happy Day Sandra . . . enjoy some sunshine . . .

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  5. Such a beautiful collection of bible verses and quotes. Hope your day is blessed.

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  6. Your quote ... was my favorite.

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  7. Aha - in my day to day life the opportunity is rare when I can say "I agree with comment from Albert Einstein"
    Not a lot of Einsteinian thinking applying to my life which more shows the second law of thermodynamics than Relativity Theory
    dang I can sound smart - now to behave that way!
    Always love your SonDay messages

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  8. i love the picture of luther commisserating with
    the pigs. i've had worse company. :)

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  9. What a lot of good quotes you have assembled here, Sandra, plenty to stimulate me to the Lost in Thought kind of work -- and maybe even to the usual sort that is more often neglected. ;-)

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  10. Oh so true, so very true!When I am troubled I immediately find something to keep my hands busy, and wear me out so I will be able to exhaust myself productively while God helps me tend to what worries me. I do not know how idle people fare well, but do understand how they have so much time for useless drama & trouble.

    We were created for work, to love work, and often what many others call work gives me bliss. God is so good.

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  11. your photos never fail to keep me inspired to love life! and the quotes you share add wisdom to this heart...the other night, my husband got a call from work...he got up in a rush and said with sincerity "I love my job."- he truly does and each time we encounter problems we take time to talk about it and be grateful for everything the Lord has given us...last night we were saying God is so good to be always there for us, more than any material thing, we are thankful for our love for each other that inspires us to share our happiness....blessed day to you :-) thank you for being one of my inspirations...

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  12. Please add Minnie and Sandy to the prayer list. Thank you!

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  13. Mildred, I enjoy Joyce Meyer so much; she's go good sense.

    Pom, that's one of my favorite quotes as well.

    Pamela, I'm happy to add to your quote journal.

    Lynne, no, I'm not lazy but am thinking of how I can downsize. The farm is so much work and I'm working so hard I go to bed exhausted every night.

    Gail, thank you; I always am preaching to the choir on Sunday.

    Glenda, thank you; I'm all for work being shared!

    LindaSue, know what you mean about Einstein; I rather think he loved God, in his own way...that man was way too smart but God made him thataway.

    Lea, I've been worse company! grin.

    Gretchen, Dave always said he made or lost money because he put, or didn't put, effort into thought before action.

    Kathy, work has always been a blessing in my life; more so since Dave died.

    Kulusa, thank you and your husband is a very wise man.

    Unknown...done!

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