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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 25, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"The just shall live by faith."

"Fear and faith have something in common...they both ask us to believe in something we cannot see." ~ Joel Osteen ~

"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.' ~ C. S. Lewis ~

"More faith than fear." 

"Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens."
~ J. R. R. Tolkien

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
~ Corrie ten Boom ~

"Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right."
~ Max Lucado ~

"Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away...and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust...and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it." ~ Ranier Marie Rilke ~

"Sometimes God allows what He hates
to accomplish what He loves."
~ Joni Erickson Tada

"[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint glean of Heaven is already inside you."
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."
~ Corrie ten Boom ~

"Did I not tell you if you believe, 
you will see the glory of God?"
~ Jesus, John 11:40 ~  

Please keep in prayer ~ Isaac's family (he celebrated his 8th birthday Friday and died today at noon) ~ 


  1. Special prayers for Isaac and his family. Now praying he us in the arms of God.

  2. Sending my love☺ Blessings♥

  3. This Sunday was a rough one, Daughter was in Fl and Dog escaped here in Maine. Now once again I know and believe in GOD. At 10PM we got a call the dog was found. It's a miracle, she only weighs 4 pounds .

  4. Great thoughts on having faith.

    Prayers for Isaac's family and friends at this time.

    Love & hugs to you dear Sandra ~ FlowerLady

  5. Thinking of Issac's family . . . prayerfully . . .

  6. Always hard to hear of a child dying but then we all are going to die in this life, with faith we can awake in our "real life" - bless you for your faithfulness with the Sabbath Keeping - always thought provoking

  7. Praying for Isaac's family & his friends & all he touched.

    Last nite, grilling outside, last of our hot summer days, had the chance to push Beloved's grandson, just turned 8, on the foot swing from the century old pecan tree, knowing the while, how precious.

    Cannot imagine the loss of dear Isaac.


  8. Love these quotes. My oldest is 3 years old now, and we are finding that we have been far too lax in skipping church on occasion, and we do not want her to miss out on learning the real meaning of the Sabbath and honoring God with this day of rest... -


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