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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, April 02, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

"Honor your father and your mother 
that your days may be long in the land 
that the Lord your God is giving you."
~ Exodus 20:12 ~

"Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth."
~ Peter Ustinov ~

"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone." ~ Billy Graham ~

"Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are growing old." ~ unknown ~

"Don't anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours." ~ unknown ~

"Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child's life experience." ~ Azriel Johnson ~

"Live so when your children think of fairness, 
caring and integrity, 
they think of you." ~ unknown ~

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
~ Anne Frank ~

"Beyond every young child who believes in himself, 
is a parent who believed first." 
~ Matthew Jacobson ~

"A father's goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother's goodness deeper than the sea." ~ proverb ~

"Never complain about what your parents couldn't give you.
It was probably all they had." ~ unknown ~

"By the time I realized my parents were right,
I had kids who didn't believe me." 
~ Hussein Nishah ~

"Do not teach your children to be rich. 
Teach them to be happy.
So when they grow up,
they will know the value of things,
not the price."
~ unknown ~

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother, 
which is the first commandment with promise.
That it may be well with thee,
and thou mayest live long on the earth."
~ Ephesians 6:1-3 ~

Please pray for ~ Anita ~ Laura ~ Hazel ~ Jim ~ Sandra ~


  1. Liked the head photo . . .
    For me, it speaks of trust, comfort, companionship . . . and diversity.

    Liked this Sabbath Keeping . . . liked all the quotes . . .

    Anne Frank was wise . . .
    "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
    but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

    Thank you Sandra . . .

    1. Thistle Cove Farm animals must get along with each other. New ones are always told this along with, "...and if you don't, you're the one who will leave." The photo reminds me of that glorious day when the lion will lay down with the lamb. Lynne, you're welcome and thanks for commenting.

  2. Sandra, I'm back from all my wanderings, and praying that you are experiencing slightly easier days . . . xo Deborah

    1. Yay, Deb! Yes to slightly easier days...I have HEAT! Praise the good Lord and thank the construction team.

  3. Being a stepmother to adult children is like the least great of my roles in life - but it is one the Lord has given me and the bonuses of having my wonderful husband outweight the issues (most of the time! I'm no saint y'all) We discussed this topic of respect for self and parents this weekend in our Lifegroup - young parents have a hard time understanding those "cute" rude comments from a toddler turn into a kernel of ugly that is hard to deal with in older children - train a child in the way they should go!
    Glad to read your posts as always - love you ladybug!

    1. Linda Sue, I beg to are a saint as are all of the Redeemed. Certainly we aren't perfect saints but because of Him, we are saints. As to "cute" comments from wee ones...they aren't, now or later, but later are far too difficult to correct. "Train up a child in the way he should go..." isn't followed by lazy parents. Then again, how can one teach what one doesn't know? Love you back!

  4. Tears in my eyes for this wonderful parent-post, dear Sandra, finder and teacher and awaker!

    1. Hi Dori, I'm not a parent but am a child and these quotes spoke to me. In having animals, I've found it's always easier to train them while they are young as opposed to correct them when they are grown. People are amazed at how well my animals...dogs, cats, horses...listen and respond but it's a life of years of building trust and love.

  5. That Ustinov quote is great! Love to you in April, Sandra.

    1. Gretchen, I have to keep reading and re-reading it...but I do like it also. Love to you in this moment, a mean wind is spitting snow and ice, pattering against window panes and rattling glass.

  6. Such a sweet picture, Sandra! I'm so grateful for parents whose love never failed, but then I can understand it because of how I feel for my own children. And to think what a weak comparison this is to that of the Father towards us!

    1. Dewena, so parents were put through the wringer with my sister and me. Nothing major (not in my mind anyway) but enough to make both parents gray before their time. Once, Mom was bemoaning her children and I said, "What's so wrong with us? Not one of us have ever been arrested, much less spent time in jail, never gone through rehab or other such. Praise God for the good and stop focusing on the few things that weren't good." Too often, all of us, get side tracked by what if and that takes our eyes off God and His mercy, grace and love.

  7. Such a sweet photo. I hope that April is being kind.

    1. Oh Amalia, April is being April. Right now, a mean wind is slinging ice and snow at the windows and is supposed to continue until tomorrow. I think Sunday is supposed to be warmer, maybe even sunny...a gift! and I'll take it!


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