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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

"Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate to step in and help." 

"Don't rescue (your) son/daughter from consequences he/she deserves for forgetfulness or irresponsibility." ~ Tim Rogers
"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power."
~ Daniel Webster ~
"Constant pressure and anxiety lead to depression. 
Have faith in God. 
He will come to your rescue."
~ unknown ~
"What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power that comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement."
~ Napoleon Hill
"The individual woman is required a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition." ~ Jeannette Rankin ~
"Whether your child is 3 or 13, don't rush in to rescue him until he's done all he can do to rescue himself." ~ Barbara F. Meltz

"Some want to live within the sound of church of chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell."

"The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed
and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom.
To him be the glory forever and ever.

If you have a name to be added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names will be kept for one week and then we begin anew. Around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Kim ~ Debbie ~ Rachel ~ Michelle ~ Townsend family ~ Quesenberry family ~ Timi and family ~ Weaver family ~ Amy and George ~ persecuted Christians ~ Pastor Saeed Abedini ~


  1. Anonymous3:26 AM EDT

    Hi Sandra, I love your Sabbath Keeping posts. Today it was exactly what I needed.

    Please could you add my name to your prayer list? I could really do with some at the moment...

    God bless xx

  2. I love reading quotes, but am amazed at the quotes you come up with. So many of them are so appropriate to thoughts I have regarding my friends, family, and myself, and also so good at pointing to Him, our God, our Savior. Of course the latter are the best, and strike at my heart. Thank-you Sandra.

  3. Sandra, dear -- that quote about women by Jeannette Rankin really pierced me. I'm not quite sure what to think of it, although it did ring true, very loudly, in my mind. Do you think we must choose daily between our good disposition and our self-respect? Are her definitions of those terms the same as we use today? I'm assuming she is valuing a good disposition over the other. Really, really thought-provoking. If you have any additional thoughts about that topic, please do share. My mind will probably be rumbling around on that one all day long. Considering Rankin's role in women's suffrage and as the first women elected to the US House, I wonder if she'd advise women to choose an "independent line" instead of "her appointed role." I'm trying to gauge her view here, and decide whether I agree with her view!

  4. Rachel...done and thank you for the privilege.

    Kathy, thank you and it's something during the week that sparks the thought. God speaks to us, in myriad ways.

    MK, I haven't a clue what she means and it's been puzzling me as well. It's certainly thought provoking. I do think, sometimes, women, still, have to choose between "our good disposition" and "our self respect"...there are times I find myself struggling between "being good" or being true to my beliefs which is my self-respect. As a practicing Christian woman, it's a double edged sword, me thinks.

  5. Sandra, thank-you for all the prayers you've offered and solicited; God is Good and Mighty and Merciful! Continue to keep me(us) on your list as we pick up the pieces and let the Lord restore us.

  6. Like MK, above, Rankin's quote stopped me too. I knew her name sounded familiar but did not really know who she was. I read the quote 3 times and still am not sure which she would choose. I don't do it often enough but I don't believe that self-respect is wrecked by accepting my role, although I admit I sometimes have trouble keeping my disposition good--I blame it on fatigue! I can be a different woman at the beginning of the day than at the end of it!

  7. I so agree with the comments about children. Wise words. xo

  8. Maybe that quote about women means we need to humble ourselves sometimes in order to be cheerful? But I'm just guessing. Anyway, that's what I know on the subject, whether it's what the author meant to tell us or not...

  9. Michelle, you're welcome, there are many praying for you.

    Dewena, the quote is thought provoking; I'm still thinking about it and not sure what I think.

    Nancy, loved the quotes about you said, so true.

    Gretchen, that quote is still noodling my brain but like your take on it.

  10. Thank you for the wonderful quotes. The ones about children are very good. So hard to do! But so important for developing personal responsibility.


  11. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  12. Loved these quotes! I live about 100 yards of our little country church and am so blessed to be able to hear the church bell being rung each Sunday! When I hear it, I know I better skidaddle over there because I'm the pianist!!!

  13. Faye, thank you for visiting and commenting; I loved the ones about children and wish more parents would be good parents.

    JJ, you're welcome and thanks for visiting TCF.

    OOG, I bet that's a *lovely* sound!


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