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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, November 16, 2014

Sabbath Keeping

 "I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty..."

"Where we love is home -  home that our feet may leave but not our hearts."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ~
"The ornament of a house are the friends who frequent it."
"It's sad if people think that's (homemaking) a dull existence, (but) you can't just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It's the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don't want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn't it?"
~ Audrey Hepburn ~
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
 ~ Jane Austin ~
"There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." ~ Thomas Wolfe ~
"Home is where one starts from." ~ T. S. Eliot ~
"I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion." ~ Jani Ortlund ~
"Home is where the heart is."
"I'm only a housewife, I'm afraid." How often do we hear this shocking admission. I'm afraid when I heart it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions (the other one is that of a farmer); only the mistress of a huge battery of high and varied skills and custodian of civilization itself. Only a typist, perhaps! Only a company director, or a nuclear physicist; only a barrister; only the President! When a woman says she is a housewife she should say it with the utmost pride, for there is nothing higher on this planet to which she could aspire." ~ John Seymour, Forgotten Household Crafts ~
"Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love."
"A home without books is a body without soul." ~ Cicero ~
"My home is in heaven.
I'm just traveling through this world."

"There are many rooms in my Father's house.
If there were not, would I have told you that I am going away to prepare a place for you?
And if I am going away to prepare a place for you,
I will come again and will welcome you into my presence,
so that you may be where I am."

If you have a name for the prayer list, each week, please let me know. Around the world, people are praying.

Sabbath Keeping ~ Wendy ~ Annie ~  GJ ~ Bill ~ Donna ~ Jim ~ Sandra ~


  1. yes, blessings to you!
    lovely, always so lovely.
    please add me on if you will,
    I have been down and ill all day, thanks much, a better week will come.

  2. Another lovely post!

    My home, even with the loss of my dear husband and best friend, is still a haven to me.

    I am thankful.


  3. it's always a pleasure reading through the quotes you offer... thank you especially for these as they're speaking to my heart extra much. :)

  4. Anonymous4:19 PM EST

    Such beautiful quotes and ones that I so agree with. Praying for you and the others on the prayer list, Sandra. Please continue to pray for Wendy.

  5. Very important, Thistle! Thank you for saying this to many!

  6. Hi Sandra, Once again a touching post filled with beautiful quotes.
    Keeping you in prayers my friend.
    Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs and Blessings.

  7. Home, the place I love to be, the place I long for when I am away. The best place for me on earth. I love your quotes about my favorite place. Thank-you Sandra.

  8. We are always so grateful for your prayers.

  9. Annie, you're on my prayer list and hope you're feeling better.

    Rainey, home is still home, even without our beloveds.

    Jane, I am so glad; thank you for letting me know.

    Mildred, how is Wendy doing?

    Dori, you're very welcome!

    Celeste, thank you and hopefully you and yours had a bountiful Thanksgiving.

    Kathy, even without Dave, home is still my favorite place.

    Donna, you and Jim are always in my prayers.


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