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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
and look well to thy herds."

"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave." ~ Benjamin Franklin ~
"Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction."
~ Anne Frank
"Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree." 
~ Ambrose Bierce ~
"Aim at perfection in everything, thought in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable." ~ Lord Chesterfield ~
"Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; 
there is also the success of others."
~ Jules Renard ~
"We often miss opportunity 
because it's dress in overalls and looks like work."
"Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish." 
~ Miguel de Cervantes ~
"Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish." ~ Thomas Buxton ~
"Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him." 
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
"The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked." 
~ Napoleon Hill ~
"You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren."
~ Horace ~
"By doing nothing, we learn to do ill." 
~ proverb ~
"Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it." 
~ Thomas Taylor ~
"A young man idle, an old man needy." 
~ proverb ~
"If you're coasting, you're either losing momentum or headed downhill." 
~ Joan Welsh ~
"Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence." ~ Kingsley Amis ~
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." ~ Sam Keen

"For even when we were with you,
this we commanded, you,
that if any would not work,
neither should he eat."

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

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Timi and family ~ Quesenberry family ~ Kim ~ Sandra ~ Townsend family ~ Dustin ~ JW ~ Mary ~ Donna and Jim ~ persecuted Christians ~


  1. This is my good-night word for a good active start into the coming week! Thank you, Thistle! I am amazed always about your ideas of the proverbs. Good work!! I think its one of your important professions.

  2. Thanks for posting Proverbs 27:23, I've been mulling over it in the last week, in terms of sharpening my awareness of what's going on in the daily lives of my teenage kids and covering them with prayer, listening to them etc..

  3. Oh I enjoyed reading this today! Great choices to share! I hope you will add my sister Mary to your prayer list They are trying to clear up her infection so she can have surgery for a pacemaker tomorrow. Thank you and have a beautiful week!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  4. oh, you hit me in my sore spot, because
    i am such a sluggard. i have to reward
    myself to finish any chore and yearn for
    a quiet corner to read every minute.

  5. Another wonderful Sunday post- Blessings- xo Diana

  6. Well, I found I had to save every one of these quotes all in a bunch. But I do wish you had put this one at the end: "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." ;-)


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