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Thankful Thursday ~ Friends

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” ~ John 15:15 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

Did you know that Jesus calls you ‘friend’? Isn’t that cool? I am so thankful that God sent His Son to make us His friends. Not only did Jesus came to teach us about our Heavenly Father, but He also laid down His life for His friends…

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(Photo is courtesy of Debbie from Heart Choices – thanks Debbie)

Monday I had the chance to reconnect with Lori from Lori’s Reflections and meet Debbie from Heart Choices. You know what is cool? When you blog with women like Lori and Debbie (at LWG) and you have lunch together. We had a marvelous lunch, talked up a storm 🙂 – The best thing is that you don’t really have to ‘warm’ up, because you have a common friend in Jesus. I know Lori for almost 4 years now; every time I get together with her, we share what ever is on our mind. Debbie is just as sweet in person as she is on her blog :)…So, I am thankful for the sisterhood of believers. I will talk about the ‘sisterhood’ a little more on Friday at LWG

If you have a chance, connect also with other women that are not your immediate friends from church or your neighborhood. There will be a blogger meeting in Florida this fall. Angie and Marsha (two other ladies from LWG 😀 ) put together a blogger meeting in October. To find out more about it, please visit their special site “Free to Be Me“. Really, there is nothing more exciting to chat in real life with blogging friends.

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

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: you have girlfriends around the world with your best Friend ever as your ‘Connector’…


Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Amy – my tudor house
2. Rocks@Made To Worship
3. Angie K.
4. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
5. Lisa@ BlessedwithGrace
6. It Feels Like Chaos
7. lily valley karen
8. debi @ Who Says 8 is Enough?
9. Barbie
10. My Life’s Adventure
11. JesuLalaine
12. Debbie @ Heart Choices
13. Janujennifer
14. Pia
15. Serendipity Park
16. Denise
18. Chris
20. Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart
21. hip Chick
22. angela
23. Jen S.
24. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
25. Chocolate and Coffee
26. mizhelle
27. Rita @ Following31
28. Jerri @ Jerri’s Journey
29. Loren
30. Tanya
31. bp
32. Raise Them Up
33. Noreen
34. Jana@Life with The Leonard’s
35. Carla
36. Oklahoma Nicole
37. becky aka theRAV
38. Michele
39. Lisa @my little corner
40. Kathy C.
41. Kitchen Stewardship (being a SAHM)
42. Connie
43. TerritoryMom
44. Marsha
45. Donetta at a life uncommon…
46. LaDonna
47. Karen
48. Erica

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22 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Friends”

  1. Rocks says:

    I am praising God for the wonderful friends He has given us!!

  2. Amy says:

    yes it’s so important to have friends – iron sharpens iron!

  3. Angie says:

    Oh I love my spam word! FORGIVEN! That’s what I am~and LOVED…by my Father in heaven!

    YOU are such blessing..and ONE DAY God is going to give me the honor and opportunity to have my picture taken with you!!!! What a TREAT!!!

    Love you girl!

  4. Lynn says:

    Oh Iris, I dearly would have loved to sit with the three of you. What a time is would have been.

    You know what, one day it WILL happen. How cool is that. All of us, all bloggers who we have met over the years, we will all be togehter, gabbing each other’s heads off, laughing loving and living with our Jesus. I simply can’t wait.. Love to you my dear friend. Hugs.

  5. Vicki says:

    I love this photo of all three of you, Iris! Some of my favorite people, dear sisters in the Lord. Thanking God for friendship and sisterhood through Christ.

  6. So true! I love how God gives us friends but also is, himself, our friend, one that will never leave us or forsake us.

  7. Lori says:

    It was a blessing to have lunch with both you and Debbie. I thank the Lord for some of the friendships blogging has brought into my life. You are right there was no “warming up” we just took off from our last blog post, ha.

  8. Debi B says:

    How wonderful! LOVE that you have connected with such beautiful souls through your writing.
    Very cool idea about meeting in Florida. i will have to take a look!

    Have a blessed Thursday!

  9. pia says:

    i thank God for friends and i thank god for my blogger friends. i love meeting blogger friends. i just had the chance to meet another one a few weeks back.

  10. Barbie says:

    I am so thankful for the people God has brought into my life. Each one has played a special role and I am eternally grateful for the joy and strength they’ve brought to me!

  11. gengen says:

    I love your post its inspiring about friendship…Bless you!

  12. Debbie says:

    I loved meeting you and Lori. We had such fun together. God is so good to bring us together, isn’t He? Love you Iris!

  13. Serendipity says:

    Hi Iris, so glad you’re back to hosting TT again. It is really cool to get to meet up with blogging friends. Such a blessing to have this opportunity! God bless!

    P/s: My SPAM word says HOPE. God is speaking to me again!

  14. Denise says:

    I love you my sweet friend, would love to meet you one day.

  15. Kim says:

    Isn’t it just the coolest to get to meet blogging friends in real life? I’ve got to meet two and it’s like we’d known each other for years. No awkward moments or anything.
    Friends are such a blessing.

  16. hip chick says:

    I have been finding a friend in Jesus more so than at any other time in my life.

  17. Laurie says:

    Iris … and you are a good friend! Faithful and loving. I appreciate you! -Love, Laurie

  18. Deborah says:

    Friends are so valuable to our lives and growth in Christ. Blessings to you today Iris!

  19. Jerri says:

    I haven’t met any blogger buddies in person, but I am looking forward to the day I can do so.

    Thanks so much for hosting TT and for your topic. Friends are very important in everyone’s life.

  20. Tanya says:

    Friendships are such a blessing. Since I have started blogging this year I have been so amazed at all the friendship I have made in blogland. I also love connecting with friend in my area. I have one gal that we get together each Tuesday for what we call Tuesday Therapy.
    Thanks for hosting the Thankful Thursday, I am so happy I found this carnival.
    Have a fabulous Thursday!

  21. Michele says:

    I don’t get out to make friends really, as I’m with my special needs children almost all the time, but they are so loving & sweet that that’s the way God shows me He cares. I am thankful for that today & everyday.
    Blessings to you!

  22. Kathy C. says:

    There is so much to be thankful for in friendships – AMEN! I’m excited to hear about the Florida get-together, I’m gonna have to hop over and read about it!

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