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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, June 16, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

"...You, O Lord, are our Father, 
Our Redeemer from of old is Your name."

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me." ~ Jim Valvano
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." ~ Shakespeare ~
"To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter." 
~ Euripides
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh. 
When a son gives to his father, both cry." 
"I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life." ~ Sydney Poitier ~
"Dad taught me everything I know. 
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows." 
~ Al Unser
"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend." 
~ Dante Hall
"To be as good as our father's, we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship."  ~ Wendell Phillips ~
"Any fool can be a father but it takes a real man to be a daddy!" 
~ Phillip Whitmore, Sr. ~
"Fathers are angels sent from heaven." ~ unknown ~
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him 
do it."  ~ Clarence Budington Kelland ~
"The most important thing a father can do for his children
 is to love their mother."  
~ unknown ~
"Fathers be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world." ~ John Mayor
"A father carries pictures where his money used to be." ~ unknown ~ 
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." ~ Charles Wadworth ~
"Never raise your hand to your kids. 
It leaves your groin unprotected."
"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~ Harmon Killebrew ~
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and son." 
~ Johann Schiller ~
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." 
~ Mark Twain ~
"Don't make a baby if you can't be a father."
"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't." ~ Barbara Kingsolver ~
"My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, who, in his grief, gave us "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day". 
"Are we not like two volumes of one book?" 
~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore ~

"This, then, is how you should pray:
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,,
the power and the glory."

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names will be kept one week, then we begin again.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Mildred ~ Kim ~ Sandra ~ Townsend family ~ Dustin ~ Quesenberry family ~ Timi and family ~ Maggie ~ Lillian's family and friends ~ persecuted Christians ~


  1. Wonderful quotes today, Sandra. Cheers for dads everywhere!

  2. modern America appears to think fathers are sperm donors, bumbling fools or unnecessary -even those with horrible earthly fathers can learn to love and be loved by Our Abba father.

  3. Sweet Blessings to you today!
    I like Harmon's saying very much.

    May you have a super day,

  4. LOVE the raising boys, not raising grass one! That is SO us!

  5. I love how you ended this post - the best "quote" of all time!

  6. I just dedicated this Sabbath Keeping to my husband while he is away doing ministry this Father's Day. Thank you, Sandra. This is a gift.

  7. I just lost a girlfriend of 30 years. Lillian please put her on the list. Thanks,, yvonne

  8. Perfect for Father's Day, Sandra.


    ps. I posted wedding photos today.

  9. Thank you honey for coming by tonight and leaving me such a sweet comment. I always love hearing from you.
    I so enjoyed reading your quotes tonight.
    Please add me to your prayer list I seem so restless these past months and can't understand why I am so worried about my future when I know God has always taken care of me.
    Love ya

  10. I love all these quotes, such a good mixture of wise, funny, cautionary.


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