Personal,Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Joy

“And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:6 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

Ever feel like skipping, jumping, smiling, dancing – all at the same time? Oh, what a sweet ‘feeling’ joy is. I wanted to share first the definition of the word ‘joy’ from Webster with you, but I don’t agree with their definition.

You see, I think (my personal opinion), joy comes from the inside and not from outside circumstances…So, this week I would like to share with you my joy…

  • Thank You, Lord for the joy You have put in my heart. Knowing that You have sent your son to redeem me, to spent eternity with You, makes my heart beat faster — skip for joy…
  • I am thankful for my beloved and the joy in our marriage. Especially after I read this interview he gave here. You have to understand, my beloved is a manly man – not a lot of ‘mooch’ – know what I mean. I know he loves me (he tells me every day), but to see how he talks about me outside our own walls, gives me joy…
  • I am thankful that the Lord allowed me to raise a son. He is doing well for himself. He truly is our pride and joy…
  • I am thankful for Christian women on the internet. I love reading how they find joy in following the Lord…
  • I am thankful for the joy in children. I watched a little girl the other day as she was dancing on the sidewalk. The joy on her face was hard to miss…
  • I am thankful for cameras. It gives me joy to ‘record’ the glorious splendor around me…
  • Last but not least, I am thankful for Fall. My favorite season. With joy, I am looking forward celebrating the birth of our Savior…

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

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: joy comes from the heart — let you heart ‘spill’ out this week…

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Melanie
2. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
3. Felicity (The Voice of FMLL)
4. Serendipity Park
5. To Know Him
6. Nancie
7. BP @ Raindrops & Rainbows
8. Bugzmommy
9. Laurie @ womentakingastand
10. Rocks
11. Denise
12. Mary
13. Yen
14. It’s All About Him!
15. Debra
16. Mariposa
17. heidi
18. Laurie Ann
19. Tammy W (Munchkinheads)
20. Jennifer @ Through The Storms of Life
21. Susan @ Forever His
22. he & me 3
23. Peggy@aMazingGrace
24. Jill
25. Heather
26. mom2my9 (Vintage Potato Sack)
27. Pia @ My Life’s Journey
28. Willnette
29. Daphine
30. Kristi-KikisCorner
31. Peggy
32. Eyeglasses & Endzones
33. Bobbi Jo
34. Crystal @ News from the Zoo (Freedom)
35. Amy (Kings Table)
36. Beth@The Accidental Pharisee
37. Esthermay
38. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
39. alihsee @ remember the moments
40. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home
41. mama meji
42. Willow
43. Kim
44. AniqueAnik
45. Deidre
46. Schotzy
47. Melissa, Multitaskingmama
48. Stacy
49. Patricia@TypingOne-Handed
50. Tammy ~@~
51. Jerri @ Jerri’s Journey
52. Liza’s Eyeview
53. Denise @ Teacups and Time
54. Gina@chatswithanoldlady
55. Chocolate and Coffee
56. Halfway To A Dozen
57. Sherry(@myjourney)
58. Chelsey at Joyfully Living
59. Tracey @ Cheese and Whine
60. Lisa
61. Speaking from the Heart
62. Devita
63. Newlyweds
64. Debbie @ Heart Choices
65. Lynn
66. Alicia, The Snowflake
67. Mellissa – wondermommy
68. Angel (House is Sold)
69. Ruth A Stiles
70. Tami @ The Next Step
71. Elisa
72. Michele
73. Dana-from chaos to Grace
74. kristine
75. Lori @ Front Porch Legacy
76. Sab@Seeds of the Heart
77. Bonnie @ Thugater
78. pam @ Without Fear
79. Tracy @ Thirsty for Him
80. lambofHisflock
81. Daniel’s Mom
82. Mrs. Cuddles
83. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
84. Kathleen Marie
85. Chel @ Chasing Contentment
86. Paula
87. Marsha
88. Linda
89. Cheryl
90. Vanessa
91. Gail
92. bvoylesal@aol.com
93. Kathy @ Joyful Journey Journal
94. Kim @ Scattered Stones
95. Miss Ellie for feelin’ feminine
96. Mommy Magee
97. Sherry
98. Jack’s Mommy (10 Things I am Thankful For)
99. JesuLalaine
100. Stacy@His Way…Not Mine
101. Hopeful Spirit
102. Tessa @ Jesus-Filled Hope

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40 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Joy”

  1. Melanie says:

    Oh, Iris… I love your post this week! I am a “joy seeker”…. can’t think of much better than to be able to live and to feel the kind of joy that only comes from the Lord. A joy that is there no matter the circumstances.

  2. Lynn says:


    Perfect post. the interview with your husband was neat… How cool. Girl, Love you tons and fall is MY favorite time of the year also. Hugs.

  3. Serendipity says:

    What a lovely post! I too am thankful for having joy in my life. Happy TT!

  4. Laurie Adams says:

    I am also thankful for joy… the joy of the Lord is my strength. Thanks for leading us all in TT! -Blessings.

  5. Denise says:

    This post made me smile, love you my friend.

  6. Rocks says:

    Thank you once again Iris! last night I found JOY in the Father’s arms and I’m so thankful for that!

  7. Mary says:

    Once again we all need to pause and give thanks for blessings received. This past Monday was Thanksgiving in Canada and we truly do have much to be thankful for in this country.

    I enjoyed your Thankful Thursday post. Thanks so much for hosting.


  8. Tricia says:

    What a wonderful post! Joy!! What a wonderful blessing we receive from the Lord when we receive joy! I find such joy in my relationship with my Lord and Savior!


  9. Mariposa says:

    I feel joyful today! I feel blessed…and I am so thankful for so many things…

    Happy Thursday!

  10. mom2my9 says:

    Great post about JOY! You always have such uplifting things to say. Thank you for that. Have a great Thankful Thursday!

  11. Willnette says:

    Sorry I posted in the wrong place. I agree with Joy comes from the inside and what great joys we are able to experience each day when we look in the right places with the right motive.

  12. Bobbi Jo says:

    What a wonderful post. And we should all be thankful for the wonderful joy that children bring to the world. If we could only be more like them at times.

  13. Amy says:

    Such an uplifting post! Have a wonderful Thursday!!

  14. alihsee says:

    A wonderful topic today – it made me really think of the blessings that I have & the joy I get from them. Happy Thursday!

  15. Lovely post, Iris! Joy is one of God’s greatest blessings.

    Have a great week!

  16. mama meji says:

    Beautiful message. It is indeed wonderful to have a joyful heart. It’s also great to share it with others.

  17. Tonya says:


    I had a post ready for today.. but THEN, it hit me! I FINALLY remembered that everyone posts here on a theme. (I know, I’m such a dork!)

    Anyway, my post is something I ‘m thankful for, but it’s not on joy so I’m not signing in the “Mr. Linky.” (I did however mention “Thankful Thursday” and invited my visitors to come here and see what you guys are thankful for today. (I’ll try to post with you next week – and of course – PLAY BY THE RULES) Hehehehe

    Anyway, I enjoyed your post on “JOY!” I agree – joy comes from deep within (more specifically, from the LORD). JOY is being able to be happy in hard times. It’s also a choice. The Bible tells us to think about “good things.”

    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

    Okay, I’ll end my rambling now.. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve ONLY JUST REALIZED that I’ve been doing “Thankful Thursday” all wrong and I DO HOPE to join you the right way next week. O:-)

  18. Willow says:

    Bless you Iris. In the face of a yucky day, it is so great to have a specific reason to come online and type out something or things for which I am thankful and a blessing to read the posts of others.

  19. Aniqueanik says:

    Bless the children! nice list. mine is up now. Happy TT to all!

  20. Deidre says:

    I love that this week is centered around JOY. Thank you, Iris!

  21. Iris,

    Thank you for a beautiful post. I read yours and hurried back to add joy in the Lord to my prayer at the end of my TT post. This meme is such a blessing to me. I’m thankful for faithful women who host and post for the Lord!!

  22. Thank you for an awesome post. You are so apreciated.

    Blessings and hugs!

  23. Debbie says:

    What a great topic to blog about today; JOY! I can have joy in the midst of trying circumstances and uncertainty. How I thank God for the joy that only He can give.

  24. Lynn says:

    I am also one with you in saying that there is much joy in merely watching a child smile, make all those goofy stuffs and then hug you. God Bless! 🙂

  25. Thank you for the reminder that joy comes from the Lord and not outward circumstances. That is a lesson I am trying very hard to learn! Thanks! Alicia

  26. I haven’t participated in awhile, and felt the need to thank the Lord today. Thanks so much for hosting Thankful Thursday. I needed to read your post today.

  27. Stacy says:

    You are so right about the joy in the eyes of children. If you get a chance, stop by and see what kind of joy my dd and I enjoyed during a power outage last night.
    🙂 I think that is a memory that will stick with her for a long time.

  28. Jerri says:

    Great post on Joy. Joy is definitely one of my favorite subjects – I named my daughter Joy for her middle name!

    Thanks so much for hosting Thankful Thursday – it’s definitely one of the highlights of my week.

  29. How nice to get some kudos from your hubby unexpectedly. That is a source of joy!

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  31. Marsha says:

    I went over and read your hubby’s interview and then clicked over to look at some of his pictures. He really is very good! AND, more importantly, he really does love you.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  32. Cheryl says:

    I am thankful for joy in my life also. Great post Iris! thanks and Happy TT~

  33. This IS a joyful post, Iris! I loved it. I could feel your joy.

  34. Kim says:

    The list just grows and grows every week Iris! What a blessing this meme is to so many women! thanks for helping us spread our Joy!

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  36. Laurel says:

    Loved reading your joyful list. Off to read the interview.

  37. Ruth says:

    i read your hubbys interview. sweet! xo

  38. Aniqueanik says:

    nice thankful list , thanks for sharing it with us. mine is up now. Happy TT!

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