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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, March 26, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

(would love to give you know origin of this photo?)

"The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
for anger rests in the bosom of fools."
~ Ecclesiastes 7:8,9 ~

"Patience is bitter
but its fruit is sweet."
~ John Chardin,
Voyages en Perse et autres lieux de l'Orient ~

"One minute of patience
gives ten years of peace." 
~ proverb ~

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ Aristotle ~

"Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting."  ~ Joyce Meyer ~

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~ Napoleon Hill ~

"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains."  ~ proverb ~

"Never cut a tree down in winter time.
Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.
Be Patient.
The storm will pass.
The spring will come."
~ Robert H. Schuller ~

"The two most powerful warriors are
and time."
~ Tolstoy

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
~ Samuel Johnson ~

"The greatest power is often simple patience." ~ E. Joseph Cossman ~

"How poor they are who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees." ~ Shakespeare ~

"Just because something isn't happening for you right now doesn't mean it will never happen." ~ proverb ~

"Patience is the ability to count down
before you blast off."
~ proverb ~

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." ~ Syrus, 42 B.C. ~

"Be patient with everyone,
but above all with thyself.
I mean, do not be disheartened by your imperfections,
but always rise up with fresh courage."
~ Francis De Sales ~

"And not only so,
but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience, and experience, hope."
~ Romans 5:3-4 ~

Please pray for - Anita ~ Hazel ~ Phoebe ~ 


  1. Sandra, perfect timing with today's Sabbath theme. Have you been reading my mail lately? Maybe you wrote it for yourself but so timely for me. I love the Napoleon Hill quote--must google him as I remember he's showed up before here--and especially love the De Sales quote because I always most need patience with myself and fresh courage is needed as well as persistence and perspiration. Three P's, I need to memorize them.

    Bless you,

    1. Yes, Dewena, always preaching to the choir first. Napoleon Hill was a great encourager, self-help tycoon who wrote "Think and Grow Rich"...tapping into "mind over circumstances" is one way to put it. His quote of the day is well worth signing up to receive.

  2. Lovely, photo and encouraging post!

    Have a great week dear Sandra ~ FlowerLady

    1. Rainey, thank you and best wishes for a great week!

  3. OMGoodness....I LOVE this photo. May I have your permission to use it sometime in the future on my blog linking it back to yours?

    1. Absolutely! It is a great photo; I've been unable to find the original publisher.

  4. I knew with joy it would come to this. I've booked marked every Sabbath keeping. 👍🏼 The photo is my screen saver. We all need encouragement.....thank you for spreading it.

    1. Anita, you're very welcome and thanks for saying...your encouragement is appreciated.

  5. oh dear - the getting of wisdom requires so many spells in the Patience Time Out space - great reminders and I pray for your patience and eventual wonderful outcomes!

    1. The getting of patience ofttimes comes at (bitter) experience.

  6. Excellent . . .
    Something I am always working on . . .
    "Anyone can anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. "
    Syrus, 42 B.C.-

    1. That one reminds me of the first vacation Dave and I ever took. With another man, who fancied himself a sea captain AND convinced us of his abilities (turns out they were very small indeed!), we rented a 36 foot yacht and sailed the British Virgin Islands. Due to Dave being waylaid with flea bitten ankles and the other guy feeding the fishes, I ended up manning the help. The sea was ROUGH and the next landfall to our east was Africa. Another time when God's grace and mercy helped me and saved us all.

  7. I love that picture with the crown...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  8. I love the photo and the quotes! I remember praying for patience when I was a new Christian at the age of sixteen. Little did I

    1. It's a dangerous prayer.... The photo is fabulous, wish I knew whom to credit. Thanks for your encouragement, Lisa.

    2. "..a dangerous prayer": This shows, that you, dear Sandra, really have deep experiences in faith!!! :)


    3. Bless you, Dori. Since Dave's death, I believe my faith life has grown but it's been more than difficult. Many times, I would like to give up but if we don't go on, where will we go?

  9. Did i tell you I gave up my safe, easy, permanent job for a month-month stint of something else? So, anyway, I'm not getting past the first word from Ecclesiastes. The end is better than the beginning. That's what I'm holding on to half way through the stint! Ephesians 3:20 xx

    1. That's 11.24 pm here- time for bed!!

    2. No Mags, you did not; are you happier with the new job? Yes, to the end being better than the beginning. God has a plan and He will restore the years the locust has eaten. HOLD ON!

  10. What a wonderful and helpful and inspiring post, dear Sandra!! I am so happy to read it here and now and put it in my heart in all these situations around me and for me and friends, who are sometimes in hard situations, where only to be patient can help. THANK YOU! The photo with the soul and crown is my absolute favourite!! I have several drawings in my bible about "soul and crown". Can you send this photo to me by mail for a very good friend of me? (WITH TEXT)

    Love and greetings from Dori from Bavarian Forest

    1. Yes, Dori, sent the photo to you; please let me know if it's not what you wanted and I'll do best to correct. Pray OUT LOUD and use the name of Jesus frequently (in love) because satan cannot stay where the name of Jesus is spoken. We are daughters and sons of the Most High Jehovah, Creator of Creation and He has a plan...a plan to prosper us and to cause good in our lives. We are Sunday people!


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