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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 09, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

"Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you,
and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness,
and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
A new heart also will I give you, 
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you a heart of flesh."
~ Ezekiel 36:25-26 ~

"The Bible will keep you away from sin
or sin will keep you away from the Bible."
~ Dwight L. Moody ~

keep you longer than you want to stay,
and cost you more than you want to pay."

"Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives its best in the beginning. It never gets better after only gets worse." ~ Mark Aulson ~

"Salvation consists in passing from this dark, restless and tormented Existence in which the worldly man lives, to live in truth, to that in which it is really worth living." ~ Catherine of Siena ~

"The chains of sin are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."      ~ Tom Drout ~

"No sin which we are capable of committing has ever taken God by surprise for He knew we were just like that." ~ Alan Redpath ~

"Sin, which brings death to the soul, is yet sweet to the taste. The more we sin the more perverted becomes our taste, the more clamorous for further indulgence. But these stolen waters of sinful pleasure are not always sweet. Pleasant though they may be at the first, they will become bitter indeed. The power of sin lies in its pleasure." ~ unknown ~

"You do not really care for God's mercy or His comfort either, so long as you live in any sin. And it is well that you do not; for you can have neither. Your peace will be like a river, when you put away your sin; but not one word of true peace, not one drop of true comfort, can you have till then." ~ Alexander Whyte ~

"If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love." ~ Amy Carmichael ~

"As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature. It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that if you cannot detect it, you are deceived." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~

"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin." ~ C. S. Lewis ~

"Sin has the devil for its father,
shame for its companion,
and death for its wages."
~ Thomas Watson

"I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, and I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist. I'll butt it as long as I've got a head. I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth. And when I'm old and fistless and footless and toothless I'll gum it til I go home to Glory and it goes home to Perdition." ~ Billy Sunday ~

"Embrace in one act the two truths--thine own sin,
and God's infinite mercy in Jesus Christ."
~ Alexander MacLaren

"When Jesus had lifted up himself
 and saw none but the woman,
He said unto her, "Woman, where are those thine accusers? 
hath no man condemned thee?"
She said, "No man, Lord."
And Jesus said unto her, "Neither do I condemn thee:
go, and sin no more."
~ John 8:11

Please pray for ~ Alicia ~ MacKenzie ~ Robbin and her Mom ~ Connie and husband Jay ~ Jill ~ Tesha ~ Jettie ~ 


  1. Good Morning Sandra. God bless you.

    1. and Good Day to you, Mildred. My i-net has been "broken" so no blog visiting for a very long time. Hope you and John have been well. God's blessings on you both.

  2. Good quotes. I love that expansive view in your header photo!

    1. Hi Lisa, my i-net has been "broken" so haven't visited for a long while. Thanks for your visit and yes...sigh...I HAVE to see That View every single day...WOOHOO! Fabulous, isn't it?

  3. Dear Sandra. First: I join Mildred and Lisa!!

    This is a strong and true word: "The power of sin lies in its pleasure."

    Have a blessed time - especially in this spiritual week!

    Best regards from Dori

  4. Thank you for these, Sandra. I grew up hearing some of the old ones like Billy Sunday's.

    1. Hi Dewena, my i-net has been broken so haven't visited lately. The Billy Sunday was new to least I think it was...ringing vague bells but very vague indeed!

  5. Enjoy your weekend, Sandra, and the holiday.

    1. Hi Amalia, my i-net has been broken so haven't visited...Easter was very pleasant, thank you. How was your Easter? xoxo with prayers.

  6. I like the Billy Sunday quote. I hope you had a nice Easter, Sandra.

    1. Easter was quite pleasant, Karen. Hopefully yours was as well. My i-net has been broken so no visiting lately.

  7. From all your idols I will cleanse you. I rarely get past your first quote, so striking is it always for me. Steppng away from the keyboard...

    1. Always preaching to the choir first,

  8. So nice to hear from you, Sandra. God bless your weekend. xoxo

    1. Catching up slowly, Mildred. Have a great weekend; I'm planting flowers.

  9. Greetings from Charleston, Sandra!--so nice to meetcha! Glad you stopped by and hope you come back again and again!i love garden and gun magazine as well!im new to your blog so not sure what happened---flood??---but your home is looking so pretty now and i got a big kick out of the little calf being born!!

  10. Missing you . . .
    Happy I found this post . . .
    Miss your zest, wit, faith and faithfulness . . .
    Hope all is well . . .
    And that your i-net is back up and running . . .


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