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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, December 13, 2015

Sabbath Keeping

~ he makes me smile ~

"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow
the more knowledge, the more grief."
~ Ecclesiastes 1:18

"Be not troubled; for it troubles abound, and there be tossing, and storms, and tempests, and no peace, nor anything visible left to support; yet, lie still, and sink beneath, till a secret hope stir, which will stay the heart in the midst of all these; until the Lord administer comfort, who knows how and what relief to give to the weary traveler, that knows not where it is, nor which way to look, nor where to expect a path."
~ I. Penington ~

"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day." ~ David Foster Wallace ~

"In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life."
~ Corrie ten Boom ~

"There are days when my heart is troubled, and just being in the Lord's presence and thinking about his love for me fills me with an inexplicable peace and joy."
~ Joseph Prince ~

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn. ~ unknown ~

"If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience." ~ Robert Fulghum ~

"Even in troubles, there's usually 
something to make us smile." 
~ Sandra ~

"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

"Kites rise highest against the wind,
not with it." ~ Winston Churchill

"If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." ~ Arthur Golden ~

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

"In these troubled times we live in, we should remain vigilant, and see through populist arguments."
~ King Albert II ~

"More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than what is obscure." ~ Roy L. Smith ~

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, 
that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; 
and it shall be given him."
~ James 1:5

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Prayer Keeping ~ Jim ~ Rainey ~ Diana's hero ~ Kimberly ~ people out of work ~ 


  1. Goodness, we're thinking alike. I spent awhile reminding myself of the very things you've posted quotes on, and posted a few myself. These times do call for our prayers, and for god to give us hearts and courage to stand firm in Him ! Blessings Sandra.

  2. This is the kind of thing we should be hearing more often. I've met too many folks who think that if life isn't a bed of roses, then God has abandoned them or they've done something wrong. This life as we know it is simply the training ground for a greater purpose and a greater glory on the other side.

  3. That hill to the right of Mr Pumpkin looks just like Slemish, where Patrick tended sheep hungry and cold through too many winters, before God told him it was time to be getting back home x

  4. Sabbath Keeping arrives to me on Monday morning in my email box.
    It becomes my Monday Reflection . . .
    Food . . .
    Corrie ten Boom

  5. Dear Sandra ~ What a great compilation of thoughts to ponder.

    Thank you for putting them together, and for continued prayers.

    Love, hugs & prayers for you ~ FlowerLady

  6. Hi Sandra, Always enjoy your quotes of wisdom and biblical verses. A great way to begin a new week.
    Love to you my friend for a beautiful week. xo

  7. I always love your quotes. Can't imagine where you find them all. If ever I need to put something under a picture I've painted, I just go to your blog. Blessings. Nancy

  8. good quotes for our world today

  9. Hi Sandra! I hope you are doing well.

  10. enjoyed very much, hope your December is just lovely, colder weather coming this weekend.

  11. Merry Christmas, it's like a summer day in Maine, so weird. We have broken records here.
    Sending a hug to you Sandra. Yvonne

  12. i laughed when i saw your little friend with the pumpkin head...out loud.


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