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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, October 12, 2014

Sabbath Keeping

"You made my whole being;
you formed me in my mother's body.
I praise you because you made me
in an amazing and wonderful way.
What you have done is wonderful.
I know this very well."

"Antonio Stradivari was a seventeenth-century violin maker whose name in its Latin form, Stradivarius, has become synonymous with excellence. He once said that to make a violin less than his best would be to rob God, who could not make Antonio Stradivari's violins without Antonio.
  He was right. God could not make Stradivarius violins without Antonio Stradivari. Certain gifts were give to that craftsman that no other violin maker possessed.
  In that same vein, there are certain things you can do that no one else can. Perhaps it is parenting, or constructing houses, or encouraging the discouraged. There are things that only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely." 
~ Max Lucado ~
"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." ~ Wayne Dyer ~
"If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind."
~ Shannon Alder
"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." ~ Mark Twain ~
"Where ever you go, 
there you are,
 so you might as well enjoy the company." 
~ Sandra B. ~
"Self-care is never a selfish act-it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others." ~ Parker Palmer ~
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
~ Malcolm S. Forbes ~
"You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens."
“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.”  ~ Bob Anderson ~
"It ain't what they call you,
it's what you answer to."
“I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” ~ Virginia Woolf ~
“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worthy of the trip.” 
~ Glenn Beck ~

"If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; 
how important you can be to people you may never even dream of.
There is something of yourself that you leave 
at every  meeting with another person."
~ Mr. Rogers

"You are God's children whom He loves,
so try to be like Him. Live a life of love just as
Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as a
sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God."

Please let me know if you have a name to be placed on the prayer list. Names are kept for one week and then we begin again. My memory is horrible; if you want a name added each week, please let me know.

Prayer Keeping ~ Donna ~ Jim ~ Bill ~ GJ ~ Hilary ~ Sandra ~ 


  1. Sandra, glad to hear from you. I said a prayer you get a buyer.
    Enjoy the fall.

  2. Thank you for sharing these quotes, Sandra. I like the violin one.

  3. I like Psalms. I turn to them in the Word often. Have a blessed evening! Luv ~:)

  4. Bless you for your sweetness.
    This post is very helpful to me with the various quotes. Thank you. You just changed my life with it.

  5. Sandra, you always have such lovely posts on Sundays

  6. I enjoyed the story of the violin. It is true we all have our gifts.

  7. Thank you so much for the prayers! {{{{hugs}}}}

  8. Thanks for the comment. It is windy here also. The water was 55 degrees and two adults fell in. I'm with you, besides I can't swim. yvonne

  9. Blessings to you today Sandra. I always love visiting, you are so refreshing and uplifting! Praying the Lord is meeting every need-I know He is. Sending you warm autumn hugs today.

  10. Linda kay is really right:

    Sandra, you always have such lovely posts on Sundays!

    Love and blessings!

    I love these two sweetest donkeys. From where are they?


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