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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

~ Sadie, checking on Carly ~
"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: 
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way."

"Envy is thin because it bites but never eats." ~ Spanish proverb
"As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy." ~ Antisthenes
"Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained 
from it." ~ Honore de Balzac ~
"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own."
~ Harold Coffin ~
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."  ~ Winston Churchill
"Envy is ignorance." 
"Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead." ~ Mark Twain ~
"Whoever envies another confesses his superiority." ~ Samuel Johnson ~
"Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy."
"Envy slays itself by its own arrows." ~ proverb ~
"Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed." 
~ Bertrand Russell ~
"Envy eats nothing but its own heart." 
~ German proverb
"Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has." ~ Elizabeth O'Connor ~
"You can't be envious and happy at the same time." ~ Frank Tyger
"Envy shoots at others and wounds itself." 
~ English proverb ~
"It is better to want what you have than to have what you want." ~ proverb
"Envy is an insult to oneself." ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Let us not be desirous of vain glory, 
provoking one another, envying one another."
"For where envying and strife is,

there is confusion and every evil work."

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 ~ Timi and family ~ Susan ~ Sandra ~ persecuted Christians ~


  1. Sometimes it is so hard to wait least for me. Wonderful post- xo Diana

  2. Sending love and prayers, dear friend. Please add blog friend Susan to your prayer list. Thank you.

  3. Yes, reading I Corinthians 13, I was struck by "love is not jealous" and it made me to want to understand LOVE more and more.

  4. envy truly is a thief and a villain.

  5. I was reading the Ten Commandments last night with the boys separately. It was interesting to see their ears pricking up in different places, and this was Mattman's. So we had a truly super conversation about coveting. He came up with some very practical solutions!

  6. That's one thing I haven't had is envy, well maybe I wished I looked like Greer Garson. She was my favorite Movie star. I deleted a post and now I can't get the image off the sidebar. Have an answer? Love ya,

  7. Please add Carolyn to your prayer list.....she is about to start her second round of Chemo....and is such a beautiful, God loving sister-in-law. thank You.

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog recently. I am sorry you feel that the only time you hear from people is when they need something. That sucks for lack of a better word. I agree that there are times when we can't serve (like when we are grieving)or when we are helped out b/c of our life it made me sad that you misunderstood my blog to 50 and older women as being a guilt-trip post or one that said you should be serving. You truly missed my point.
    It was meant to encourage you b/c I know personally, some women that age who feel a bit useless right now...yet, those woman have been used by God to help me since I lost my mommy and I wasn't raised in a safe, loving home. -Hugs

  9. Yes, Envy is no friend to anyone. Maybe Envy should just be pitied.

    God Bless!


  10. Each quote is a good reminder, especially when we see beautiful houses and what we think are beautiful lives in Blogland.

  11. I love the sentences and I love also the photo with Sadie and Charly!

    Here another thought according to "Envy":

    Theresia from Avila wrote in her diary,there is one kind of envy, which is not bad. It's the "holy envy". She felt this feeling when she was a young sister in her monastery, when she saw the splendid behaviour and love between the elder sisters. Sometimes she hugged their clothes and was full of desire to be as friendly as they were, when she had to iron their clothes.

    Now I always remember since I read this from her diary, that "holy envy" is a good feeling to come forward.

  12. Thank you for praying for me. I did really well with the minor skin surgery I had a week ago. I am doing well, and I know the prayers of many and angels watched over me.
    Have a blessed weekend!
    Teresa in California


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