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Thankful Thursday ~ Random

“Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.” ~ Psalm 30:4 (ESV)

First I want to thank the visitors last week who took part in the poll for Christmas Day. Although it was tight (22 – in favor to 17), I will be hosting Thankful Thursday on Christmas Day 😛 .

Lets do something special for Christmas Day. I would like you to think back (way back for some of us – 😆 ). I would love for you to share with us a Christmas from you childhood – what stayed in your mind all these years…what you are thankful for…

This week I want to share just some random thoughts, if you don’t mind…

  • Lord, I am thankful for Your pure awesomeness. Although often I think I am worth nothing; to You I am worth everything. You sent Your One and Only Son to die for my sins…
  • Lord, thank You for my beloved. Although he does not enjoy clothes-shopping, he goes with me so I don’t have to go alone…
  • Lord, thank You for ‘clearing’ my calendar so I could finish up the book “3:16” – what a marvelous read. Thank You for using Max Lucado to really show me what John 3:16 truly means – that you are giving everyone the same chance to believe through the gift of Your Holy Spirit…
  • Lord, I am thankful for the Laced with Grace team you have assembled for 2009. We are all excited for what You will do through this ministry…
  • Last, but not least, Lord I am thankful for the Thankful Thursday community this past year. I know that because of them, I have kept my focus on You and Your goodness…

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

Thank you for stopping by today…Remember: The Lord is awesome and His love endures forever…

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Stacy – heart transplant
2. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
3. lambofHisflock
4. Denise
5. Laurie @ womentakingastand
6. To Know Him
7. Nancie
8. Melanie
9. Linda
10. Bogie
11. Aisha
13. Felicity @ The Voice of FMLL
14. BP
15. cheryl
16. Laurie Ann
17. Willnette
18. Christelle@ Beloved MaMa
19. Ann
20. Angie
21. Kathy@Joyful Journey Journal
22. Tiffany
23. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home
24. Serendipity Park
25. mom2my9 (Christmas Before the Twins)
26. Jennifer @ Through The Storms of Life
27. Alicia @ More Than Words
28. Debbie ~ Heart Choices
29. Irene @The GreenGreek
30. micey
31. I am heading towards my destiny!
32. Willow
33. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
34. Melissa Multitaskingmama
35. Jill
36. Melissa@Thorn in My Side
37. Tammy
38. Michele
39. Devita
40. Darlene@Everything to Me
41. lisa@familylife
42. Dana-from chaos to Grace
43. Amanda
44. Susan @ Forever His
45. Mary
46. Christy – giving praise
47. Heather @ S-A-M
48. Tammy ~@~
49. Diane ~ Sunflower Songs
50. Speaking from the Heart
51. Rita
52. Bonnie @ Thugater
53. Diane (the one who is winking)
54. Ruth A. Stiles
55. gail @ challenges&adventures
56. SharonB
57. Lynn
58. Erica
59. He & Me 3
60. Donetta at a life uncommon
61. Joyce T.
62. Sandy
63. Tess
64. Tea with Tiffany
65. Tricia Schmid
66. Are You For Real? (Our Super-Sized Lunchbox!)
67. Newlyweds
68. Blessed Mama 2
69. Anastasia
70. Marsha
71. Transparent Life
72. Amber @ Classic Housewife/ Modern World
73. Patricia@TypingOne-Handed
74. Mauie
75. saleslady371
76. Angie (respect)
77. ~hon~
78. Sam Chen

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39 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Random”

  1. Stacy says:

    Lovely list. We do have much for which to be thankful, don’t we?

    My bff got a heart transplant on Monday. What a wonderful gift for her and her family. On a sadder note, we do realize that there is a family who just lost a loved one right before the holidays.

  2. Lynn says:

    Oooooh, Iris. What a great idea about Christmas – past… I am going to have to see if I can find some pictures of me by the aluminum tree… The chalk board I wanted and the aquarium….

    Fantastic… What fun… I can’t wait. Even though it will be Christmas… I can see myself at the end of the day settling down on the couch. Content and happy with the day the Lord gave and visiting my sisters on Christmas day. What a blessing.

    Love you girl.. PS. I, too, am thrilled about the LWG team. Hugs.

    Lynn’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  3. Denise says:

    I love you my friend, bless you.

    Denise’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday-

  4. Laurie Adams says:

    Great idea about posting about a Christmas past… I am thankful for you and for leading us each week. -Blessings, Laurie

    Laurie Adams’s last blog post..THANKFUL THURSDAY…the best gift ever!

  5. Nancie says:

    Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. It has been a great blessing for me to recount God’s blessings every Thursday and to read the wonderful ways God is working in different individual’s life. All praise and glory be to God! May God bless you and family abundantly!

    Nancie’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday : Thank God for His mercies and faithfulness

  6. Melanie says:

    Oh, yes…. God is so awesome!

    Melanie’s last blog post..A Christmas Meme

  7. Linda says:

    Thank you Iris for posting on Christmas Day.

    Linda’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday ~ December 18

  8. Laurie Ann says:

    Great list, Iris! I love it. Thank you so much for hosting Thankful Thursday each week. It’s a wonderful ministry. I’m so thankful for you, and again, thanks for the movie in the giveaway. It’s a double-blessing.

    Laurie Ann’s last blog post..

  9. Willnette says:

    what a very nice list of thanks. Be blessed this TT

    Willnette’s last blog post..Thankful Thursdays

  10. Alicia says:

    I wanted to thank you so much for TT!! It’s been such a blessing for me to share what I’m thankful for, and to also read others!!!

    Alicia’s last blog post..WORDLESS WEDNESDAY- FLASHBACK

  11. Angie says:

    I already had a thought—when I read your words. It may seem a strange one to some—but it’s one that ‘sticks in mind’. I love and appreciate you dear friend!
    Thanks for not giving up on me!

    Angie’s last blog post..~Thankful Thursday~

  12. Ann says:

    Iris, I can’t thank you enough for cultivating gratitude. Even your anti-spam points me to Christ! Thank you.

    Ann’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday: Timing

  13. Iris,
    I am thankful for your diligence in hosting this blog, and for all of the blog friends I have met through it!

    Kathy @ Joyful Journey Journal’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  14. Tiffany says:

    I just cannot believe how much TT has grown!! So wonderful. Loving the idea about Christmas. Not sure I will be on time posting but will try to get around! Blessings!

    Tiffany’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday: Christmas In Our Hearts

  15. Serendipity says:

    Iris, I’m thankful for Thankful Thursday and your commitment to hosting it every week. God bless!

    Serendipity’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  16. Debbie says:

    Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. It’s been such a blessing in my life. Making the choice to view life through a lens of gratefulness changes my perspective. Thank you for that.

    Debbie’s last blog post..Decorating for Christmas

  17. Irene says:

    Hello Iris,
    I am so pleased to hear you’re being content and happy. I don’t know if I’ll post on Christmas day. It depends on whether the pe installed by then. But if I don’t I wish you a little bit early, but trully, a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, filled with God’s Sprit and love.

    Irene’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday-Looking at Christmas

  18. Willow says:

    Oh, Iris, I love the idea for next week, with the past Christmas. I’ve already taken a happy little jaunt down memory lane!

    As always, thanks so much for TT… it mostly always takes me the whole week to read all of the posts so it is like a continual week-long blessing!

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

  19. God is good! He gives us so much to be thankful for if we would simply pause and remember. Thank you, Iris!

  20. Mary says:

    Thank you again Iris for hosting TT. It has been a wonderful reminder to keep a thankful focus. Blessings to you my dear sister. Mary

    Mary’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  21. Amanda says:

    What a wonderful way to start a Thursday! Thank you for sharing your idea and getting others including myself involved!

    Amanda’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  22. Rita says:

    I was hoping you’d suggest a Christmas post! Your list of thanks is great.

    Rita’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Dec. 18

  23. Thank you so much Iris for being so faithful with Thankful Thursday & for encouraging our Christian walk! ?

  24. sorry about the above comment the questionmark was supposed to be a heart!

  25. Joyce T. says:

    Yes, Iris, I so agree with you: The Lord Himself is the One for whom we can most be thankful. He is infinitely greater than the good and perfect gifts He so willingly bestows upon us.

    Joyce T.’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday Pancakes

  26. Thank you so much for hosting Thankful Thursdays, and for taking careful note of the things God does in your life. You encourage me to do the same!

    Tammie @ Are You For Real?’s last blog post..What Lovely Memories!

  27. Marsha says:

    Iris, I’m so thankful for you and the privilege of being on the LWG Team!! I, too, can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us this year.

    I love your idea for Christmas day. That’s something I can post ahead and just click on to link up. Then I can visit everyone and read another day. Thank you for your creative thought here!

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Marsha’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Angels

  28. I’m SO glad you decided to host this on Christmas Day! What a VERY Thankful Thursday it will be! 🙂

    Amber@ Classic Housewife/ Modern World’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  29. Linda says:

    I always love reading your thankful heart Iris.

  30. Grammy says:

    Thanks for your wonderful tt post. And for helping every to rember to be thankful at lest once a week.

    Grammy’s last blog post..Sky Watch Friday # 4

  31. angela says:

    I love that my word was God. Is that not cool. I was trying to write down what I was thankful for not knowing exactly what to write on by the end of it I had pulled it together it was about respect. I love this and thank you for holding it

    angela’s last blog post..

  32. ~hon~ says:

    Hi! I am a newie in your blog. I’ve been participating for a few times in Thankful Thursdays already but I failed to find you somehow. I forgot why but now I’m glad I did. I LOVE your blog! I think the Christmas edition idea is nice. I am going to participate and anticipating since I already know what to write. hehehe! GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

    ~hon~’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  33. Carol says:

    Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas from She Lives!

    Carol’s last blog post..Putting Christ Back in Christmas

  34. Laurie Adams says:


    I wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and tell you how much I have enjoyed the writings from your heart this past year!

    Merry Christmas!

    Laurie Adams’s last blog post..MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIENDS….

  35. Serendipity says:

    Hi Iris, just dropping in to wish you a Blessed Christmas!

    Serendipity’s last blog post..Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

  36. Nadine says:

    I stopped by to say Merry Christmas.

    Do come by for a giveaway of my first novel.

  37. test says:

    i like this post

  38. kopi android says:

    I’m SO glad you decided to host this on Christmas Day! What a VERY Thankful Thursday it will be!

  39. wow, Hi Iris, just dropping in to wish you a Blessed Christmas!

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