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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sabbath Keeping

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the
floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room
enough to store it."

"One is not born into the world to do everything
but to do something."
~ Thoreau

"Go the extra mile. It's not crowded."

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." ~ Nelson Mandela ~

"Money often costs too much." ~ Emerson ~

"Scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy."
~ Natalie Angier ~

"Let Christ be your example in your giving. In heaven He possessed everything, and yet He sacrificed it all - even His life - so we could be saved." ~ Billy Graham ~

"When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous."
~ Wayne Dyer ~

"I am only one,
but I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do
interfere with what I can do."
~ Edward Everett Hale

"Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time."
~ James Durst ~

"I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little." ~ C. S. Lewis

"You are blessed to be a blessing."

"Forgiveness is the giving and so the receiving of life." 
~ George MacDonald ~

"But my God shall supply all your need 
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:19 ~

Please continue praying for Maxine as the situation worsens ~ please put me on your prayer list ~


  1. The Natalie Angier quote is physical proof of what we already guess instinctively.

    I always zero in on your C. S. Lewis quotes. As usual this one seems to be Scripture with shoes on.

    And I always wonder when I read your Sabbath Keeping posts, Sandra, about what you must have experienced during the week that brought the theme to your mind.

  2. Yes, Dewena, I'm always preaching to the choir and happy when others find it useful. Lewis, MacDonald, Ravenhill, Chambers, Spurgeon and others are my go-to for deep. They make me think and in doing so, increase my faith. You're right...each Sabbath Keeping post is gleaned from the week's events.

  3. I was asked to share my tithing testimony in our worship service a few weeks ago. Tithing and giving to support my church and missions has never been an issue for me - it was something we just did. I am so thankful for my strong upbringing so that it is still not an issue. Thanks for sharing these reminders of what God requires.

    1. Same with me; I grew up with parents who read their Bible's daily, prayed, tithed, supported missions & church...still do. I am the way I am because I was taught and I watched and followed.

  4. The Lewis quotes are always my favorites. Like Dewena said, "Scripture with shoes on." :)

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    1. Thanks Karen; it must be working. Today was a trial followed by a trial followed by a trial, etc. The only good thing about today is the LORD made it and it's almost over .

  6. I say this every on. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome Anita and thank you for reading and commenting.

  7. Praying for you and Maxine.

    1. Thank you so much; I don't know what's going on in Max's brain but I pray God is protecting her from the awfulness of the brain cancer.

  8. You have found gems, dear Sandra, and you give them to us readers! What a wonderful theme. I really love the sentence of Katharina von Siena. our aim is to be through HIS grace the person, HE wants and created us to be. Without His grace and help and choice we can do nothing.

  9. HI Sandra, please excuse my lateness returning to your blog. My hubbys sister was in a terrible auto accident, hit by a drunk driver with one of her daughters and 4 of her grand kids. Grateful God is good and LUcy is healing. THe kids are all getting along although they were scattered at 4 different metro area hospitals. Lucy's ex husband put it all into perspective. He visited her and said, people spend half their lives avoiding the very people they love and it takes tragedy to reunite them. SUch true words. My hubby had a rift with her after their mom passed away and their older brother. But my hubby never stopped loving his sister or praying for her. I will visit this weekend. I have a tea for one and tea and biscuits to take to her. I appreciate your visit to my blog and your words. Loss is so dofficult, sometime we just need a kind hand to hold or face to see. God bless you dear heart. THese are terrific shares and I am grateful to know you here. HUGS

    1. You are NEVER late but always on time and your dear ones are on my prayer list. It's good news to hear they are recovering and healing; yes, it's true, sometimes it takes a near brush with death to remind us life is short and love is dear. It's especially awful when the rift is between Christians; it hurts our witness, it hurts Jesus, it hurts us. I'm praying God will use this bad for all your good and for His glory. Hugs, prayers and love to you.

  10. God bless you and all who come here. He has blessed me with my life and some testimony. I will pray for you and Maxine.


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