Faith,Life,Love,Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Random

“Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!”
~ Psalm 100:3-4 (ESV)

Today I came across Psalm 100. What a powerful Psalm!!! No matter what happens today, tomorrow, or the next day; we know we belong to Him – the God who made us. Some people might tell you “How can you believe Him…”? I have to say that when looking back at my life, I know He was there at all times. Even when I was sad of things not coming true, I know that it was all for a reason. He knows what is best for me – I can trust His judgment…

Today, I just want to share a short list of random things I am thankful for…just marveling at the little things of life…

  • Lord, thank You for your faithfulness. It is good to know that I belong to You, that You will never let go. I know that sometimes I do not understand the reason for things happening or not happening, but I know that I can trust You…
  • I am thankful for my beloved. Lately I have been tired a lot due to over-load at work. He understands. He loves, he hugs, he comforts…He told me last night that “as long as you love me, all is good…” – Oh do I love him, but I also respect him for who he is in our relationship…
  • I am thankful for the Saturday we spent with our son a couple of weekends ago. It was so nice to just hang out with him. I am thankful for his independence…
  • I am thankful for the email I received from my sister last night. It is nice to know that I am missed by my family in Germany…I miss them just as much…
  • Last, but not least I am thankful that I am almost done with recreating the LWG blogroll. Like Mary said on my post from Monday “…because we expect the internet and all it contains to be perfect. And it’s not, obviously.”…oh so true…

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving your link below…

Thank you for stopping by today…Remember: You are His people – no matter what happens – we are His sheep on His pasture…

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith
2. Melanie
3. Cheryl @ Hope
4. Laurie @ womentakingastand
5. mama meji
6. Felicity @ The Voice of FMLL
7. Peggy@aMazing…
8. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
9. Denise
10. Debra
11. Kim @ Scattered Stones
12. Serendipity Park
13. Willow
14. Cheryl
15. Rocks
16. To Know Him
17. Sweeta
18. Gina @ chats with an old lady
19. Speaking from the Heart
20. Alicia, The Snowflake
21. Mary
22. Yen
23. Ann
24. It’s All About Him!
25. Linda
26. heather cantrell
27. Willnette
28. Jennifer @ Through The Storms of Life
29. Nancie
30. lambofHisflock
31. SharonB
33. Tara @ it runneth over
34. Janera
35. Michele
36. mom2my9 (life in Mexico)
37. Heather A.
38. Lea
39. Bella Mama
40. Zoe in England
41. Alicia
42. Pia @ My Life’s Journey
43. Devita
44. Mari
45. Laurie Ann
46. Mariposa
47. Stacy
48. Katie in Germany
49. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
50. Jill
51. He & Me 3
52. bigapple
53. diet Pill
54. agapeforensic
55. Dina @ 4 Lettre Words
56. From Chaos to Grace
57. Susan @ Forever His
58. Elizabeth Sue
59. Marsha
60. Melissa, Multitaskingmama
61. Heather
62. Schotzy
63. Tammy
64. Tammy ~@~
65. Happy Mamma
66. in the masters hands
67. In the Masters Hands
68. Trina @ Daddy’s Chick\’s
69. Tea with Tiffany
70. Debbies Digest
71. Amanda Bowers
72. genny
73. BP
74. Kellie
75. Lori @ Front Porch Legacy
76. Newlyweds
77. lori
78. Debbie @ Heart Choices
79. Charlotte
80. God loves him
81. Saleslady371
82. Jerri
83. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home
84. Kim @ Cowhumor
85. Denise @ Teacups & Time
86. Anastasia
87. Bogie
88. Heather @ A Day In My Life
89. Samantha @ Mama\’s Musings
90. LivinginLilliput
91. Eyeglasses & Endzones
92. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
93. JA at Gravity of Motion
94. Mandy @ From the Trenches Of Motherhood
95. Patti @ Fill Me With Beauty
96. Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage
97. LaDonna
98. Ruth A Stiles
99. In Light of the Truth
100. pam @ Without Fear
101. Erica
102. Monica
103. Pink Stinx – Strength in Faith
104. theRAV
105. Bobbi Jo
106. Tami @ The Next Step
107. The Quiet One
108. Trish @ Venturesome Sojourners
109. jessie
110. micey
111. Shannon@TheBeautifulLetdown
112. Mrs. Cuddles
113. TexasTanya
114. MB
115. Susanne
116. Sherry
117. Joyce T.
118. Cara Kipp
119. tanya

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44 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Random”

  1. The site is looking very beautiful and praying that you have a very blessed week.

  2. Cheryl says:


    I have to agree with you 100%. Love Psalm 100. He has been there always for me.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laurie Adams says:

    Great thankful list this week. God surrounds us with His love and His strength is enough. Glad that you are seeing thru the long process of the LWG blog roll – we are thankful to YOU for being patient with it. -Happy TT! -Blessings, Laurie

  4. Denise says:

    Such a nice list sweetie.

  5. Lynn Donovan says:

    Iris, What a beautiful post. You know, I always notice you constantly include praises for your spouse. You are a wonderful woman and wife. You inspire me.

    Also, thank you for the hours you have given to change the blogroll at Laced With Grace. None of us realize the sacrfice of time and effort you put into this devotional ministy.. All of us but ONE. He knows. He smiles. He says, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

    Love you.

  6. Peggy says:

    Blessings Iris…You are so precious in your thankful heart and your faithfulness to host TT & LWG. It is no surprise that you would be thankful for Our Lord’s great faithfulness. So wonderful to have those precious loved ones and moments we can treasure & be thankful for sharing with them. Psalm 100 directs us into the right frame of entrance to His throne with hearts of praise & thankfulness, even when we may not feel like it, He honors us as being HIS~HIS Sheep!
    I humble bow to Our Majesty & King! Thanks Iris for everything!

  7. Laurie Ann says:

    I love Psalm 100. It’s so full of hope and praise and joy! Loved your post. God bless you and thank you so much for hosting this each week. It’s wonderful to see everyone’s praises and thanksgiving to God.

  8. Serendipity says:

    Love Psalm 100. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

  9. Willow says:

    Hi Iris! As always, I am thankful for Thankful Thursday and the opportunity you provide for us to share our blessing with one another. “we are His”… it just doesn’t get any better than that, in my opinion! God bless you!

  10. Cheryl says:

    That is a powerful Psalm. You have a wonderful post, as usual. Love your writing. Have a nice TT~

  11. Rocks says:

    ” I know that sometimes I do not understand the reason for things happening or not happening, but I know that I can trust You”

    This is exactly how I feel today..Sorry mine is not really a thankful post but I know I should Thank and praise HIM in all circumstances of my life.

  12. I’m also thankful to God that I’m belong to Him!
    what a great list to be Thankful!
    Bless you!

  13. Iris,

    Life is so marvelous, isn’t it? Thank you for sharing your list with us. It is so nice to know we are loved and appreciated. I appreciate you for hosting Thankful Thursday. It is nice to take a moment and be thankful.

    Have a great Thursday!

  14. Mary says:

    Iris…I totally agree with what you said…It is good to know that I belong to You and that You will never let go”.
    Thank you Jesus! Blessings on your day! Mary

  15. Ann says:

    I love the image of Jesus as the shepherd and us as the sheep of his flock, and how he tends over us. You’re right, you look back and see his fingerprints all over the place.

  16. Willnette says:

    thanks for this list-very nice and Psalm a geat reminder to give thanks to our Lord

  17. Janera says:

    Iris, thank you for another wonderful reminder of our greatest blessings.

  18. I love the Psalms as well. Great thankful post. Blessings to you.

  19. Lea says:

    HI IRIS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Psalm 100 is sooo uplifting… WE ARE HIS!!!

    I’m glad you got to spend time with your kiddo. I love my boys too and you’re right.. knowing they are out there and INDEPENDENT IS SUCH A BLESSING; COZ we want them to become STRONG MEN OF GOD!
    Iris… do you know what a blessing you are?
    I love hanging out with YOU on Thursdays.
    Love ya girl,

    Lea’s last blog post..Count your blessings, NAME them one by one… Thankful Thursday

  20. Mariposa says:


    Such a comfort to know that the end of it all, we belong to Him.

    Have a blessed Thursday!

    Mariposa’s last blog post..The Work…

  21. Stacy says:

    Lovely thoughts. Hope you have a blessed TT.

  22. I love Psalm 100 too. Filled with joy, truth, and comfort. Something I need on a daily basis!

    Have a blessed day, Iris!

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  23. bigapple18 says:

    God bless us all

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  25. Marsha says:

    The Lord seems to have us in the same place right now. Much of what you said is my life right now.

    Thank you for this meme! I know I say it often, but I truly mean it. It has blessed my life tremendously.

    Marsha’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday ~ Giving Thanks

  26. Thank you for hosting Thankful Thursdays! It is such a blessing to me!

    Melissa, Multitasking Mama’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  27. gengen says:

    Oh what a sweet list of thankful Thursday…Thanks for sharing hope you can visit mine.

  28. Thankin God for you and your site which encourages Thankfulness all year long.

  29. Laurel says:

    I am so glad you heard from your sister, I pray she is doing well! Enjoyed reading your post, hope things slow down a bit at work for you. Do you get some time off for Thanksgiving?


    Laurel’s last blog post..There is Nothing Joyful About Trials

  30. Debbie says:

    I’m really thankful that I get to focus on thankfulness every Thursday. I took the challenge this month to write down something each day that I’m thankful for too.

    Debbie’s last blog post..Smiling Is Good For Your Health

  31. Charlotte says:

    I’m always thankful but with all the emotional upheaval of the last few days I decided to focus on thankfulness today. Just a few more Thursdays and it will be Thanksgiving Day. I’m thankful our country celebrates this day.

    Charlotte’s last blog post..THANKFUL THURSDAY

  32. Jerri says:

    I’m sorry! I hit enter before putting in my comment. My bad!

    Anyway, I wanted to say that I so love the Psalms. I’ve been studying the Psalms all year. They are so rich with meaning — and encouragement!

    Thanks, Iris, for hosting TT and have a great weekend!

    Jerri’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Random

  33. Samantha says:

    I am new to Thankful Thursday, but really like it. Thanks for the Word you have shared. I look forward to participating with this!

    Samantha’s last blog post..Mission Minded

  34. Patti says:

    Thank you for hosting this each week. It is a lovely, God-honoring thing to do.

  35. ruth stiles says:

    I also wrote on Psalm 100….I love this psalm. It is so uplifting

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  36. Monica says:

    What a wonderful idea! It has lifted my spirits today.

    Monica’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday-Giving Thanks

  37. Bobbi Jo says:

    I always enjoy reading verses from the book of Psalm. Thank you for sharing a wonderful post.

    Bobbi Jo’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Random

  38. Isunji says:

    This was fun. I’ll be reflecting on reasons to be thankful for the rest of the night!

  39. BP says:

    Hello, I enjoyed your list. I’m glad you have such a special loving husband!

  40. Angie says:

    Iris—I KNOW you must miss them so much! I guess I didn’t realize you didn’t have other family here! I guess that makes you more my sister! That way you have someone HERE! TOO!

    Your thankful list was so encouraging, especially the sweet thoughts of your dear husband. Jeff and I saw te movie FireProof this week…and it has really opened my eyes to the importance of EVERYDAY kindnesses as never before!

    You are such a blessing 🙂 I love you sister!

    Angie’s last blog post..My Favorite Time of Year…

  41. Joyce T. says:

    I hope you will soon be feeling more rested.
    Thank you for your encouraging, thankful thoughts. 🙂

    Joyce T.’s last blog post..Thirteen things I enjoy about being a mom

  42. Another great thankful post as always, Iris. Thanks again for doing this.

    becky aka theRAV’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday 11/6/08

  43. kathie says:

    Psalms 100 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Blessings from Costa Rica

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