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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Taking a Break

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~ C. S. Lewis ~ 

There is simply nothing left to give.
Hopefully, that will change.
In the meantime, as God brings you to mind, 
you'll be tucked in prayer.
Please, return the kindness.


  1. I've been thinking of you and hoping all is well...always so much on your plate. Enjoy your quiet time, and come back revitalized. Many will be keeping you in their hearts and prayers! :)

  2. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your time off. Give Sadie a big hug from me.

  3. I will miss your Sabbath Keeping posts.. I know so much research had to go into all the wonderful scriptures and quotes.. But a girl has to do what a girl has to do....Take care of yourself and hopefully this break will give you the much needed refreshing that you need. Yes, I will remember you in prayer and will ask my ladies Bibles study group to do the same.. Blessings My friend.. May Gods peace rest upon you!

  4. Take care, hold tight, be well . . .
    You will be in my caring . . .

  5. Thank you for the C.Lewis quote!!! It means a lot to me!
    Take care, dear Sandra!!!

  6. Rest and rejuvenate, Sandra. I hope you are well, I will miss your posts but you will remain in my thoughts. Take care.

  7. Anonymous5:39 AM EDT

    Praying for you.

  8. Dear, dear Sandra ~ You are missed already. May your break be refreshing for you. May you feel God's love, peace, mercy and joy continuing in your life. You are precious to Him.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

  9. You will remain in my prayers Sandra - may your spirit be rejuvenated. Big hugs!

  10. Prayers on your way this Sunday. Sometimes the smallest things say the most.

  11. Praying for you. May God's peace and light fill all the places that need it most. Hugs to you, Sandra.


  13. Your in my thoughts and prayers always. Take care and God Bless....

  14. I'll miss you. I wish we could sit and knit together, maybe take turns reading Psalms aloud. God be with you.

  15. I agree with Pom Pom - would you two help me with my knitting?

  16. Hugs and prayers, dear friend.


  17. May God wrap you up in His safe embrace and fill you with new energy for what is ahead.
    That's a favorite Lewis quote. So true!

  18. Dear Sandra, You've ministered so much to so many here through your faithful prayers and posts. Be well dear one; you will be lifted up.
    Hugs, love and prayers.

  19. You have earned the rest. I will keep you in prayer. Thank you so much for the ones you have offered in our behalf.


  20. I'm wishing you all good things to come, peace of mind, ease of burden, much love and less sorrow -

  21. I feel like I've missed something......but I wish you well, and hope you fine the serenity you are looking for.

  22. Walnetto Farm will be praying and waiting. The critters say Peace and rest to you. May God shine his face upon you and bring you peace.

  23. Taking a break is a good thing...sending prayers for rest and restoration...enjoy!

  24. I know what you mean dear friend - I quit blogging a while back -hope you come back refreshed and filled with God's strength

  25. May you find rest for your soul, as our Savior promises us. He bizarrely says this comes with his yoke, which you've carried a long way. Love to you.

  26. I hope the breaks brings lots of good.

  27. You are where I have been "feeling" and tempted. I love blogging and all the friends I have made (& you are a special friend ), but sometimes it is good to step back and away.( from many things ) I know you're one to step in when you feel God wants you there, and also for others who need you. Bless you Sandra.

  28. Blessings to you my friend. Praying for our Lord to fill you up again. Asking Him to pour His love and grace and mercy into your life until He overflows. Then, once again, you will be able to share His love. There are many who need your wisdom . . . don't be gone too long :)!

  29. Praying you have a peaceful and soul filling break and that you come back to us here in blog land when the time is right for you. Sending you lots of love.


  30. As I click off your post I am saying a prayer for you too. I look forward to reading again when you return. May God's love, comfort and peace be with you.

  31. Love and greetings, my dear!

  32. Love and prayers for you and your future. God is readying the path.

  33. Just an FYI that I'm still praying for you, the farm, your sister, etc. Hope y'all are doing well and enjoying the break. I know I'm enjoying my blog break.
    God bless. ~:)

  34. Thinking of you, Sandra, with prayers. You have been such a blessing to me and to so many others. I have a link to your blog on my smart phone so I can read entries from your blog at work (which is when I most need some common-sense Sandra!) Mostly, I snatch a glimpse as I hurry down the hall to a meeting or wait for the rest of the meeting participants to show up. I hope you didn't get tired out from attending all those meetings in Raleigh, LOL. You are really on my heart today; I will pray a little longer this weekend for you and all the things you have mentioned in your blog. Blessings.

  35. I will be praying for you.

  36. I was hunting for your inspiration this evening to find you are taking a much deserved break.May God fill & replenish you during this quiet time,Phyllis

  37. With joy and praise I will pray for you. xx

  38. Hi Quinn
    trying to answer my back e-mails and will, probably, never catch up. Won't stop me from trying though . A break was good, glad to be back.

    Hi Vic, Sadie loves her hugs, kisses as well.

    Hi Patty - A break was needed and good, glad to be back. Thank you and your Bible study group for your prayers. I'm wearing down fast...

    Hi Lynne - it was a good break, thank you so much.

    Hi Timi - so glad you loved the quote; it's one of my favorites. Love to you and your family!

    I did my best, Carol, did my best -grin-. God bless you and thank you.

    Thank you, Mildred.

    Rainey - you are so very kind; bless you.

    Hi Julia - your prayers are welcome, needed and appreciated; God bless you.

    Debby, thank you; I'm coming to visit you are warned! LOL

  39. Thanks, Karen. It was a good break.

    Sure, Gretchen. I can knit and purl with the best of 'em. LOL

    Bless you, Becky. I'm just so weary of going it alone.
    I NEED to be with my family.

    Love that Lewis quote, as well, Lisa.

    Bless you, Noreen. I just got so tired.

    Hi Donna, you're welcome and thank you back. -grin-

    Thanks, Karen; it was a good break. Maybe not long enough but good enough.

    Hi Hilary, nope, you didn't miss much; I'm just tired and worn out and need to be near family. The best I could do was take a break.

    Marsha, thank you.

    Goatldi, thank you and give the critters a hug and kiss for me.

    You're right, Linda, it was a good thing!

    Hi Linda Sue - I don't want to stop blogging but I did enjoy the break.

    Not enough rest, Mary Katherine, but some.

    Lisa - thank you so much.

    It was a good break, just not long enough. I really need to be closer to family.

    Hi Mee - thank you and think of you, moving into your dream farm. Please let me know how it's going for you and the family.

    Hi Anita, thank you for your prayer; much needed, welcomed and appreciated.

  40. Hi Dori, thank you, love and prayers to you and yours.

    Susan, bless you for your wisdom; I put my trust in Him.

    I'm not sure what to say other than I'm in tears over your kindness to me. God has been so good to let me use the blog to tell other people He loves them. Thank you for letting me know you've been blessed.

    (Now, please, please, please forgive me...I'm really struggling with my memory tonight and can't recall your name. I am so very sorry; please forgive me.)

    I almost did -lol-.

    (Having huge problems with memory tonight; just am teary eyed and can't pull it together. Please forgive me for not recalling your name but I can see your face! Please forgive me.)

    Thank you, Mrs. D., thank you.

    Still looking, Lisa, still looking. She's a love bug though and might have to stay.


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