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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sabbath Keeping


"It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter."
~ Psalm 74:17 ~

"Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
  Man never is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
  Rests and expatiates in a life to come."
~ Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle 1, 1722 ~

"She stood in the storm 
and when the wind did not blow her way,
she adjusted her sails."
~ Elizabeth Edwards

"Live in the sunshine
Swim the sea
Drink the wild air."
~ Emerson ~

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart,
and can sing it back to you when you've forgotten the words." ~ unknown ~

"Let us love winter for it is the spring of genius." ~ Pietro Aretino ~

"No winter lasts forever,
no springs skips its turn."
~ Hal Borland ~

"One kind word warms three winter months." ~ proverb ~

"Dear Winter:
I'm breaking up with you.
It's time to see other seasons."

"What a severe yet master artist old Winter is...
No longer the canvas and the pigments,
but the marble and the chisel."
~ John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers, 1866 ~

"Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope;
winter alone reminds us of the human condition."
~ Mignon McLaughlin

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories."
~ An Affair to Remember ~

"let there be a cottage... a real cottage... a white cottage, embowered with flowering shrubs, so chosen as to unfold a succession of flowers upon the walls, and clustering round the windows through all the months of spring, summer, and autumn - beginning, in fact, with May roses, and ending with jasmine. Let it, however, not be spring, nor summer, nor autumn - but winter, in his sternest shape. This is a most important point in the science of happiness. And I am surprised to see people overlook it, and think it matter of congratulation that winter is going; or, if coming, if not like to be a severe one. On the contrary, I put up a petition annually, for as much snow, hail, frost, or storm, of one kind or other, as the skies can possibly afford us. Surely every body is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a winter fire-side: candles at four o'clock, warm hearth-rugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies on the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audible without..."
~ Thomas De Quincey ~

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
~ Lewis Carroll ~

"My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever." ~ George R. R. Martin ~

"A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."
~ Carl Reiner

"The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter."
~ Benjamin Alire Saenz ~

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." ~ Andrew Wyeth ~

"Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
  And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
  Be through my lips to unawakened earth
  The trumpet of a prophecy! O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Pray that your flight will not take place in winter
or on the Sabbath."
~ Matthew 24:20 ~

Prayer Keeping ~ Noreen ~ Grace ~ Donna ~ GJ & Bill ~ Quinn ~ Sandra ~

9 comments:

  1. my, my, such a lot to think about here. I love this one:

    "No winter lasts forever,
    no springs skips its turn."
    ~ Hal Borland ~

    also the one about breaking up with Winter ;-)

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  2. "A fair tea-maker": I'm going to take that for me! Winter is back wih a vengeance this morning after a week of Spring- so we're having to embrace it! Hope you're embracing yours wrapped up VERY well!

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  3. Blessings to you today Sandra. I see you've had lots more snow-praying that you are staying warm!!! We were housebound this weekend and that was perfect for just napping and resting. Thinking of you this day and praising God for your faithfulness.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  4. Most excellent quotes!

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  5. "I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
    ~ Lewis Carroll ~

    "My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever." ~ George R. R. Martin ~

    These are my favourites.

    I love winter very much, its for me the feeling of Christ is born. I also love early spring, its for me Christ died to rescue me. I love happy spring, it's for me: Christ surrexit!I also love summer, it is for me the holy Spirit comes. I love autumn also very much, its for me the hope: soon Christ will come....

    I dont like too extremely climate... who does like..

    Greetings from the Bavarian Forest, slowly warmer, but still nice white colors in the hills.

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  6. I love the Thomas de Quincey quote! Wish I could sit home by the fireside! :)

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  7. Thank you for all your shared quotes today. So much inspiration to contemplate.
    xo
    Donna

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  8. Sandra, this was consoling to me. This has been a cold and expensive winter.
    This spring we will have lots of
    flooding, so watch the creek. Stay warm
    and safe yvonne

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  9. Dear Sandra, I have been away from blogging for several months. Just want to say "hi" and if you get a chance, visit my new blog (started Thurs.) I see from your posts, that you are struggling with severe weather. God bless your weekend. Mildred

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