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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want..." 
~ Psalm 23:1 ~
"If you ever find it hard to sleep at night, don't count sheep.
Instead, talk to the Shepherd...lay all your burdens unto God
and nothing will disturb you." ~ unknown ~ 
"The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep." ~ Eric Hoffer ~
"I want no Christmas without a burden for lost souls, a message for sinners, a heart to bring in the lost sheep so dear to the Shepherd, the sinning souls for whom Christ died."
~ Dr. John R. Rice
"Shepherd, your sheep are weary." 
~ Todd Agnew ~ listen here ~
"If sheep do not have the constant care of the shepherd, they will go the wrong way, unaware of the dangers at hand. They have been known to nibble themselves right off the side of the mountain...And, so, because sheep are sheep, they need shepherds to care for them. The welfare of sheep depend solely upon the care they get from their shepherd. Therefore, the better the shepherd, the healthier the sheep." ~ Kay Arthur ~
"When at night, you cannot sleep,
 talk to the shepherd and stop counting sheep." 
~ unknown ~
"A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd,
 he must nourish, defend, and teach;
 he must have teeth in his mouth and be able to bite and fight." 
"Parenting is shepherding the hearts of your children
in the ways of God's wisdom."
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat,
for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator
while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the
destroyer of liberty."
"Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock."
~ Russian proverb ~

"I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me." ~ John 10:14 ~

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Stephanie ~ Quesenberry family ~ Debbie ~ Timi and family ~ Jane and Lance ~ me, I'm not feeling well ~


  1. Thank you for the lovely quotes. God bless you my dear :)

  2. Thank you for introducing me to the Todd Agnew Youtube - wow - I'm so articulate this evening - but Wow about encompasses it - from a Sheep who loves the voice of her Shepherd!

  3. What a beautiful post. Blessings to you, too- xo Diana

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon. Spring is on it's way and time to feel like getting outside and enjoying it.

  5. I love quotes abou8t sheep & shepherds. I especially like the quote by Abe Lincoln, very appropriate for this day & time.

  6. Wonderful collection of quotes and bible verses about sheep and shepherds. All put here so cohesively made me feel hopeful. Hope you have a blessed week ahead!

  7. His sheep am I. Yay!

  8. I hope you feel better soon . . . spring fever ? . . .
    (I hope that brought a smile or two!)

  9. Anonymous5:36 AM EDT

    Praying for you early this a.m. that you feel better soon. Love you.

  10. I read this post last night and came back now to absorb it better. It reminds me so much of a children's musical our kids were in back in the late 80s at church about the sheep and their shepherd.

  11. I Like this collection very much, Thistle, thank you!

    Beautiful atmosphere in the photo with your sheep and little hut and snow.

    Please pray for poor animals, for all animals, thank you!

  12. Lots to think about there - thanks, Sandra. I hope all is well with you!

  13. I'm thankful that Jesus is the only true Shepherd. So many so called Christians let the Government be their shepherd, to their shame.

    BTW, be sure to look in the heavens for the comet C/2011 L4 tonight. There's only a few nights it will be visible to the naked eye. Pretty cool.

    God bless. ~:)

  14. I pray for you feeling better soon, dear Thistle...


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