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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, March 09, 2014

Sabbath Keeping

"I am weary, O God;
I am weary, O God,
and worn out."

"Our labour preserves us from three great evils 
-- weariness, vice, and want."
"I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something." ~ J. R. R. Tolkien ~
"Ah! when will this long weary day have end,
And Lende me leave to come unto my love?"
"If we want to get over being tired and weary, we have to learn how to go to God on a regular basis. The minute we feel like we can't take it anymore, we have to go spend a little time with him, read his word and talk to him in your prayers, he hears every words you tell him, just leave all your burden with him as soon as you tell him your troubles, feel the ease up on your shoulders, because he took your load of them, the pain in your heart ease up because he comforted you. What a friend we have in our Lord!"
~ Glen Rambharack ~
"Never flinch.
Never weary.
Never despair."
"When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world are wide. And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent. To serve therewith my Maker and present My true account, lest He returning chide, "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?" I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; THEY ALSO SERVE WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT." ~ John Milton, On His Blindness ~
"O weary hearts!
O slumbering eyes!
O drooping souls,
Whose destinies are fraught with fear and pain,
Ye shall be loved again."
"Fatigue makes cowards of us all." ~ Vince Lombardi ~
"Weary of liberty,
He suffered himself to be saddled and bridled,
And was ridden to death for his pains."
~ Goethe ~
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never weary of life."
~ Rachel Carson ~
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." ~ Abraham Lincoln ~
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them."
"Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain.
Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure."
~ G. K. Chesterton ~
"How far that little candle throws his beams! 
So shines a good deed in a weary world."
"Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night. There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do." ~ Norman Schwarzkoph ~

"I will not wish thee riches nor the glow of greatness, 
but that wherever thou go, 
some weary heart shall gladden at thy smile 
or shadowed life know sunshine for awhile. 
And so thy path shall be a track of light, 
like angels' footsteps passing through." 
~ Blessing from a church wall in Upwaltham, England ~

"Come unto me 
all ye that labour and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest."

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names are kept for one week; around the world, people are praying. Please include me, I've been sick for a week.

Prayer Keeping ~ unspoken requests ~ 


  1. Good morning, Sandra. Thank you for the good messages today.

  2. Hi Sandra- Great blog post again. I am praying for you and I am so sorry you are sick. God bless you and make you well. xoDiana

  3. I'll give Voltaire 2 out of 3 on that labor is definitely not preventing my weariness! ;)
    Have a lovely Sunday, Sandra.

  4. I hope you start to feel better...we all need spring, don't you think? I just love these much good reading all in one! Thanks!

  5. Dear Sandra, I always love stopping by-your messages are like fresh water to our souls. Lifting you up dear one-may His healing flow over you.

  6. And I LOVE this sweet photo of the three sheep, never being tired to live!

  7. Sorry to hear you have been sick , I do hope you are feeling better ,miss your great posts. Take care :-)

  8. Bless you Sandra. Praying for you right now that you will feel better sooner rather than later. Take care of yourself.

  9. I was already weary, and then they threw this silly changing-of-the-clocks at me!
    Thanks, dear Sandra!


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