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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, September 15, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

Jim and Gladys, children, grandchildren, DIL, SIL
"The glory of young men is their strength; 
and the beauty of old men is the gray head."

"Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you." 
- Marilyn Monroe -
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have to start young." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age." - Goethe -
"I still have a full deck, 
I just shuffle a little slower now." 
- unknown -
"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Satchel Paige -
"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson
"You are as young as your faith, 
as old as your doubt;
as young as your self -confidence,
as old as your fear;
as young as your hope,
as old as your despair."
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."  - Chili Davis -
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Samuel Ullman
"The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance 
of blessing previously secured." 
- Cicero -
"In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long." - Nikita Ivanovich Panin
"Old age: the crown of life, 
our play's last act." 
- Cicero -
"Old age comes on suddenly and not gradually as is thought." 
- Emily Dickinson
"The years teach much which the days never knew." - Emerson -
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." 
- unknown -
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." - Maurice Chevalier -
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." - Mark Twain -
"It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle." - unknown
"Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur." - Muriel Spark
"Everyone is the age of their heart." - unknown -
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." - Coco Chanel -
"Give me chastity and continence, 
but not yet."
"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty -
they merely move it from their faces into their hearts." - Martin Buxbaum -
"Old wood best to burn, 
old wine to drink,
old friends to trust, 
and old authors to read."
- Francis Bacon, Apothegm -
"Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you." - unknown
"The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you must have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth." - Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958 - 
"The boy gathers wood for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed." - Henry David Thoreau
"Beautiful is old age - beautiful as the slow-dropping mellow autumn of a rich glorious summer. In the old man, Nature has fulfilled her work; she loads him with blessings; she fills him with the fruits of a well-spent life; and, surrounded by his children and his children's children, she rocks him softly away to a grave, to which he is followed with blessings. God forbid we should not call it beautiful." - J. A. Froude

"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, 
sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, 
to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."

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

Prayer Keeping - Maxine - Kurt - Cindy - Sandra - 


  1. Blessings 2 u.
    Have a super week. I hope 2. Like the quotes!

  2. You come up with some of the most amazing quotes every week. I love the one that says-I still have a full deck-I just shuffle a little slower- xo Diana

  3. What a lovely family photo! I can't wait to hear about your visit!

  4. Lots to think about there, Sandra! And a few chuckles, too. A good way to start the week! Hope yours is a good one.

  5. Interesting quotes. I agree with
    "Old age comes on suddenly and not gradually as is thought" from Emily Dickinson! That's how I felt when I hit 60, it was like "wait a minute I was just 30 the other day!!!!"

  6. Marilyn's comment is sadly ironic, if indeed she did end her own life from a fear of growing older, past the age when she could be "loved" for her sexiness. Perhaps in any case she wished to know another side of herself, which she didn't have a chance to develop...

  7. Nice family photo. Is that your kin?

    The "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." reminds me of one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song's "Growing Older But Not Up": I'm growing older, but not up. My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck. Let those winds of change blow over my head, I'd rather die while I'm living, than live while I'm dead.

  8. Wonderful statements!

    The Ten Commandments were given by God to the nation of Israel as a covenant. The Ten commandments were not given to those living under the New Covenant. Nine of the Ten Commandments have been restated under the New Covenant. The one commandment that has not been restated under the New Covenant is remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    New Testament Christians worship on the Lord's Day, "Sunday."


    Exodus 34:27-28 The the Lord said to Moses, "Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel." 28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the Ten Commandments.

    The covenant was made with Israel. It was not made with those living under the New Testament (The New Covenant).


    Ten Commandments with Israel. (Exodus 20:1-17)
    1. "You shall have no other Gods before Me.

    Restated in the New Testament. Matthew 4:10

    2. "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

    Restated in the New Testament. 1 John 5:21, Revelation 21:8

    3. "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

    Restated in the New Testament. Matthew 6:6, Acts 19:13-16, Matthew 5:33-37, James 5:12, Matthew 7:21-23, Mark 7:7

    4. "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8-11....9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.....

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy has not been restated in the New Testament.

    5. "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

    Restated in the New Testament. Ephesians 6:1-3

    6. "You shall not murder.

    Restated in the New Testament. 1 John 3:15

    7. "You shall not commit adultery.

    Restated in the New Testament. 1 Corinthians 6:9

    8. "You shall not steal.

    Restated in the New testament. Ephesians 4:28,

    9. "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    Restated in the New Testament. Luke 3:14, Matthew 15:19

    10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or any thing that belongs to your neighbor.

    Restated in the New Testament. Ephesians 5:5

    Christians under the New Covenant did not and do not worship on the Sabbath nor did they, nor do they keep it holy. Christians worshiped and worship on Sunday, the Lord's Day, the first day of the week.

    Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and prolonged his message until midnight.

    1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. 2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

    Sunday is not the Sabbath, it is the Lord's Day.

    The Sabbath that Christians should be concerned about is their final resting place.

    Hebrews 4:9-11 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has Himself also rested from works, as God did from His. 11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.



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