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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sabbath Keeping

"He will swallow up death in victory;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears 
from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people
shall He take away from off all the earth:
for the Lord hath spoken it."

"Our dead are never dead to us
until we have forgotten them."
~ George Eliot ~

"Even such is Time, which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days:
And from which earth, and grave, and dust,
The Lord shall raise me up I trust."

"I would rather die a meaningful death
than live a meaningless life."

"Let nothing disturb thee;
Let nothing dismay thee;
All things pass:
God never changes.
Patience attains
All that it strives for.
He who has God 
Finds he lacks nothing:
God alone suffices."
~ St. Teresa's book-mark ~

"The day which we fear as our last
is but the birthday of eternity."
~ Seneca ~

"'Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be -
to be, 
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
And a holy thing,
a holy thing
to love. 
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
'Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched."
~ Yehuda HaLevi (1075-1141)

"The life of the dead
is placed in the memory of the living."
~ Cicero ~

"God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing."
~ Sarum Primer, 1514

"Absent in the body
Present with the Lord."

This week, if you've a name for the prayer list, please let me know.

Prayer Keeping ~ Jim ~ Mike ~ Stephanie ~ Mary ~ Donna ~ Sandra ~ 


  1. It is a painful joy, isn't it, Sandra?

    The Seneca quote is powerful.


  2. It's going to all come together for you.
    Sending you only the best,

  3. Thank you for adding me to your prayer list. This is a difficult time for me now. God bless you, sweetie.

  4. Oh my, what great quotes.

    I loved the one by Yehuda HaLevi.

    And of course the verse from II Corinthians is a wonderful one to dwell on.

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

  5. I love your Sabbath Keeping . . .
    I look forward to it and glean something into my being each Monday morning when it arrives to me . . .
    So thank you!
    However, I take pause with this quote . . .
    My mother, father will never be dead to me, even though they have died.
    And my Gary . . . will always be part of me . . .
    I can say "he died" . . . I will never FORGET him . . .

    "Our dead are never dead to us
    until we have forgotten them."
    ~ George Eliot

  6. The quote by George Eliot is powerful. Thank-you.


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