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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, September 27, 2015

Sabbath Keeping

"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set on them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God."

"For children are innocent and love justice, 
while most of us are wicked 
and naturally prefer mercy."

"Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done, as fear of its consequences." ~ Rochefoucauld ~

"The honourable are moved, by the nobility of another's sacrifice. The wicked are moved only by causing it."
~ Justin K.McFarlane Beau ~

"The judge should not be young, he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others." ~ Plato ~

"He who does not punish evil,
commands it to be done."

"If the Divine call does not make us better, it will make us very much worse. Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God."
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it conscientiously." ~ Pascal ~

"What a lamentable thing it is that men should blame the gods and regard us as the source of their troubles, when it is their own wickedness that brings them sufferings worse than any which destiny allots them." ~ Homer ~

"The spirit of wickedness in high places is now so powerful and many-headed in its incarnations that there seems nothing more to do than personally refuse to worship any of the hydras' heads." ~ J. R. R. Tolkien ~

"The love of money is the root of all evil..." 

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know.

Prayer Keeping ~ Mike ~ Jim ~ Kathy ~ John ~ Sandra ~


  1. Thanks for some good focusing thoughts, Sandra. I needed some.
    I read a very disturbing "the system failed this child" news story early this AM, from the little town right next to my own little town. It was not a good way to start my mind working before sunup.
    I've stopped reading the news at bedtime; guess I'd better stop reading it first thing in the morning as well. Noontime maybe? Don't know...before lunch might ruin my appetite, after lunch might upset my digestion.
    Breathing in, breathing out. Doing chores.

  2. Thank God for mercy, but yes, those bad religious men can do so much damage.

  3. That quote from Homer reminds me of how my own propensities are completely adequate stimuli for bad behavior without the devil moving a finger.

  4. I agree with Dewena, and also the sentence of Homer is very interesting in this high-quality-blog-post!!

    And 1.Tim.6,10 is so true and so important to know!!

  5. I love these beautiful fences and the lovely peaceful horses in your header-photo!

  6. I am a little behind in reading blogs this week. It is Friday and we awake to yet another school shooting. These quotes are so appropriate.

  7. I saw the sign and thought of the Politicians running.
    SO true.

  8. Quinn, I am so sorry to hear of such evil; it seems to be pervasive. I suggest the parents failed this child first and it became worse until everyone failed the child. How many fall through the cracks? Only God knows and it breaks His heart when we fail Him by failing others. Quinn, the older I get the more it breaks my heart; the more I can't seem to control the tears.

    Hey, Deanna, hope you're well.

    Dewena, yes, thank God for His mercy and, especially, His grace.

    Gretchen, it's a short line and starts behind me, I'm sorry to say.

    Dori, your visit is always greatly appreciated and wish you could see the photos in person.

    Anita, the madness never stops. Like Dewena said, thank God for His mercy...and I add His gracae.

    Yvonne, love your sense of humor; so TRUE is your comparison!

  9. Sandra, I tried to send you a message but it failed. Apparently you have hurt your hand/arm. I'm so sorry and I will keep you in my prayers. Take care of yourself! xo ♥


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