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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, February 23, 2014

Sabbath Keeping

"Light shines in the darkness for the godly. 
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. 
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. 
Such people will not be overcome by evil. 
Those who are righteous will be long remembered. ... 
They share freely and give generously to those in need. 
Their good deeds will be remembered forever. 
They will have influence and honor.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." ~ Charles Dickens ~
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~ Mother Teresa ~
"You can give without loving but you can never love without giving." ~ R. L. Stevenson ~
"For it is in giving, that we receive." ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~
"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give."
"Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family." ~ Mother Teresa ~
"Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving...Accepting another persons's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you."
~ Alexander McCall Smith ~
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
~ P. J. O'Rourke ~
"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." ~ Steve Maraboli ~
"It's easier to take than to give. 
It's nobler to give than to take.
The thrill of taking lasts a day.
The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."

"Remember this - a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. 
But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. 
And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. 
"For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." 
And God will generously provide all you need. 
Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 
As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor. 
Their good deeds will be remembered forever."

Let me know if you'd like a name added to the prayer list. Names are kept for one week; around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Steve ~ government leaders ~ ask God for wisdom ~ 


  1. Wonderful1

    I love you always to get up, because you have a strong and true hope and faith!

  2. Have so enjoyed this post. Blessings to you !

  3. So many wise quotes. Lovely!

  4. Lovely post!
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. Love all of these quotes... Your header is beautiful....I could get lost in that scene!

    Please pray for my friend Steve, who goes in for brain surgery tomorrow at the Mayo Clinic to remove a large mass.


  6. Hi Sandra, I enjoyed this post. Wishing you a blessed evening. Love, Mildred

  7. Such beautiful thoughts and prayers to ponder.

    Thank you so very much for visiting Decor To Adore~ Mildred's My Favorite 5 post.

    Have a beautiful week!

  8. Sandra, I just got a message that my cousin Mark, who has been teaching in China, has suddenly died. He apparently had a heart attack. Mark is the only brother of my cousin Rick, who had a series of strokes and died in December. I am stunned, and while waiting further information - that is literally ALL the information received so far - I thought to ask if you would kindly add Mark to your next prayer list? Thank you so much.


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