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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 30, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

"He is like a [good] father to us,
tender and sympathetic to those who reverence Him.
For He knows we are but dust and that our days are few and brief,
like grass, like flowers, blown by the wind and gone forever.
But the loving-kindness of the Lord is from everlasting to
everlasting to those who reverence him."
~ Psalm 103:13-18 ~

and let God worry."
~ Martin Luther

"The antidote for covetousness is contentment. the two are in opposition. Whereas the covetous, greedy person worships himself, the contented person worships God. Contentment comes from trusting God." ~ John Macarthur ~

"The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life."  ~ Mandy Hale ~

"I had no real communication with anyone at the time, so I was totally dependent on God. And He never failed me." ~ Diet Eman

"Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step." ~ Joni Erickson Tada

"Faith is believing that God is going to take you places before you even get there."
~ Matthew Barnett

"Trust in God alone, and lean not on the needs of human help. Be not surprised when friends fail you; it is a failing world. Never reckon upon immutability in man; inconstancy you may reckon upon without fear of disappointment." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"We have very little faith in the Lord, very little trust. If we trusted the Lord as much as we trust a friend when we ask him to do something for us, neither we as individuals nor our whole country would suffer so much." ~ Thaddeus of Vitovnica

"Faith talks in the language of God.
Doubt talks in the language of man."
~ E. W. Kenyon

"I am optimistic about the future. Brethren, for our part, we must remain steadfast in hope, work with all our strength, and trust in God." ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf ~

"We are not saved by making promises to God. 
We are saved by believing God's promises to us."
~ Warren Wiersbe ~

" is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done." ~ Teresa of Avila

"Dedication is writing your name
 on the bottom of a blank sheet of paper
 and handing it to the Lord for Him to fill in."
~ Rick Renner

"Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. 
Fear nothing and pray about everything.
Be strong, trust God's word, and trust the process."
~ Germany Kent

"But the more you make the choice to live above your feelings, 
to trust God instead of what you may feel like doing, 
the stronger your faith becomes.
It's not about being perfect.
We will always bee on a journey of growing closer to God."
~ Tim Tebow

"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
 may have power, together with all the saints, 
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may 
be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
~ Ephesians 3:17-19

Please pray for - Rose ~ Jim ~ Katie ~ President Trump and all government leaders ~ pastors ~ 


  1. Good Morning Dear Sandra and happy May! I thoroughly enjoyed these quotes this morning. May the Lord bless you this week. xo

    1. Hello Mildred and happy May to you. We're having a cold snap but today is sunny, windy and beautiful. God's blessings on you and John.

  2. Wonderful quotes!
    Thank you for gathering them, Sandra.
    May the Lord bless your week.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks and God's blessings on you and yours this week.

  3. I am happy you are here . . .
    Sabbath Keeping . . . keeps me fed . . .
    God Bless You Sandra . . . and all of yours . . .

    1. Ah, Lynne, you are so kind, thank you! Hopefully, i-net will stay

  4. I love these posts....good reminders of what a good Father we have.

    1. Anita, thank you...will visit soon...have been harrowing the fields.

  5. Wise words. But how can it be May already?

    1. Amalia, I know...I KNOW! HOW can it be May? Next month will be the half mark for the YEAR...HOW can it be!?

  6. Always love to read your Sabbath quotes.

  7. I hope that you are doing well and theta there has been some progress in your house. I think of you often and am saddened to read past post that the insurance is slow to get anything fixed and that unscrupulous people say they will help and do a runner.

    Any luck on selling your farm?

    Take care of yourself, Hugs Elizabeth

    1. Elizabeth, my furniture is still in pieces and parts but have sent an e-mail to the person who said they would take the job. Unfortunately, if I told all that's happened both since Dave died and since the Jan 8 house troubles, people would either think I'm crazy or would run away from me as fast as possible. It seems there's no end to people trying to steal, rob, cheat, lie, etc. Woe on them!
      Someone is coming tomorrow to discuss buying the farm...say a prayer, please!

  8. "Pray, and let God worry." Ha! That is my favorite here today. My version would be, "Pray, and get out of bed."

    Thank you, Dear Sandra. XO

    1. That one is my favorite as well, Gretchen. What do you mean..."pray and get out of bed"? Surely, there's too much to do to stay in bed...? Around here my bladder and my dogs forbid such doings! lol

  9. Lots of good quotes to ponder here and be encouraged by. Thank you for gathering them together.

    1. Ellen, thank you and congrats again on the Bundle of Joy!

  10. You saved the best for last, didn't you? " wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.." I'd say that's love to infinity and beyond. I wrote this verse down to prop up somewhere because my senior memory lets me forget ones like this and I need to dwell on it because my heart leapt with joy when I read it here.

    Sandra, I've just read your post about moving your bedroom furniture back in and rejoice with you that you have that haven again after hard won road back to it. But now I also read about the gate falling on you? Is there no end?

    And someone is interested in buying the farm, or at least discussing it?

    Our whole family has been praying for a year now for my sister and brother-in-law's nursery to sell to a developer. She is still working at nearly 70 and he is retired due to health. They need so badly for it to sell. We all know that God's timing is perfect but there are sometimes we wonder when it will happen, and why not now. Through your extremely personal experience, do you have a particular verse that might help? Thank you, dear Sandra.

    1. Praying for your sister and BIL; every time I hear of someone needing something (like your sister/BIL or like me needing to sell/move) I'm reminded of Daniel. God heard Daniel's prayer when the words left his lips but satan stood in the way and it took 21 days for the answer to arrive. How long, O Lord, how long?
      Gosh, Dewena, there are always people interested in buying the farm...or parts of it...sigh. Two neighbors, different times, said to me, "I'd like to buy the land but not the house." Of course, I said "not a chance" and one of them has ramped things up a bit. Not in a good way either but when someone actually brings me $$$, I'll sell the farm.
      Exodus 14:14...I will fight your battles for you, says the Lord, you only need stand still."

  11. "Fear nothing and pray about everything!" Love that. I really enjoyed pondering these quotes. Thanks, Sandra! :)

    1. Lisa, you're so very welcome. It's always a surprise to see what God wants next for His Sabbath Keeping.

  12. You show us readers a good way, the right way! You found amazing sentences, fitting perfect to my situation - as if just written for ME!

    1. God speaks to a willing, open heart Dori. As is yours. <>< xoxo


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