Sabbath Keeping

By on July 22, 2012

“You will be secure because there is hope;
you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
You will lie down with no one to make you afraid
and many will court your favor.”
~ Job 11: 18-19 ~

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with the other, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

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“Live then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.” ~ Alexandre Dumas ~

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering, ‘it will be happier'”
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

“There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ~ Dali Lama XIV ~

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus ~

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”
~ David Orr ~

“Hope itself is like a star-not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~

“Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”
~ Martin Luther ~

“Therefore, since we have been justified thorough faith, we have peace with God thorough our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and, character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”
~ Romans 5: 1-5 ~


Originally posted on Thistle Cove Farm.

About Thistle Cove Farm

After more than four decades, Sandra Bennett's dream of living on a farm came true, and now lives her dream at Thistle Cove Farm. She writes, photographs, and plans her next travel adventure while teaching workshops in Increasing Small Business and Farm Income; Networking and Partnering and Fleece Management. She's taught at University and in Russia, Armenia, Georgia and at different fiber festivals in the eastern USA. Dave, her beloved husband, passed away in 2011 so now Sandra is learning financial management. Please visit Thistle Cove Farm , her lifestyle blog:, and Wife to Widow blog: where she helps you be “proactive, not reactive."

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