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Thankful Thursday ~ Random

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam,though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah”
~ Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

Oh my – I am telling you – the sea of life is sometimes a little choppy. Don’t you agree? Well, my sea has been on-and-off choppy for the past 9 months…but I don’t want to bore you with detail from the past 9 months 😆 …

I just know that our Lord is forever faithful – He will give us the strength that we need to make it to shore.

The last couple of weeks I had limited computer time…but I hope it will get better soon. Our latest bout with being a homeowner…water damage – what can I say. Our house is a mess – our family room can not be used until the adjuster will get back with us…Kind of hard to get things back in order when you work full-time.

But you know what? There is always something that I can be thankful for…so this week, my list will be a little shorter, but none the less my heart is grateful…

  • Thank You Lord for Your strength and peace over the last couple of weeks. Without You, Lord, I don’t know if I could survive all the waves and make it to shore…
  • I am thankful that my beloved was able to fix the water leak without us having to call the plumber. Thankfully it was just the valve that needed to be replaced. Thank you, Lord that it was not a pipe that busted…
  • I am thankful for my sweet friends that are praying for all my needs. Thank you girls – I can find the peace that I need to think straight…
  • I am thankful that we are still able to live in the house, despite the water damage in one room. I will be glad when our house is back ‘together’…
  • I am thankful that our son is doing well enough on this own…
  • I am actually thankful for the water damage. It makes me realize what truly is important. The things this side of heaven are only temporary. More important are relationships – with friends, family and sometimes even with foes…

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us. Leave your link to your post below…I will stop by as the time permits during the cleanup…

Thank you so much for stopping by and your participation this week. Remember, no matter how high the water rises, He will always throw you a life-line to give you the strength to make it safely to shore…


Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Sharon
2. mama meji
3. Melanie
4. Stacy
5. maiylah
6. Twinkle Mom
7. Karen-Thankful for the small things
8. Denise
9. Felicity
10. Mariposa
11. Cheryl@Hope
12. Aisha
13. toknowhim
14. Laurie Ann
15. Janera
16. Susie (pink carnation)
17. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
18. Ann/mom2HandH
19. Lisa@blessedwithgrace
20. Nancie
21. Tracy @ Seed Thoughts
22. Serendipity Park
23. Gina@chats with an old lady
24. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
25. JesuLalaine
26. our family story
27. flmom
28. Lea
29. Beth@The Accidental Pharisee
30. Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage
31. the cookntchrmom
32. CandyQ
33. Queen of the Click (Recipe & Cell Phone Trick)
34. Queen of the Click – Right link
35. Miriam Pauline
36. Liza’s Eyeview
37. Linda
38. Kim aka GoofyMamma
39. Mamasmurf (Chrissy)
40. Amanda Bowers
41. Tammy
42. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
43. Kristi @ Kiki\’s Corner
44. Tanja
45. Beverly
46. jen-mom to 15
47. Mary
48. Chelsey at Joyfully Living
49. Gina’s Public Diary
50. Carmen
51. BP @ Raindrops & Rainbows
52. Mary
53. Rosheeda
54. Susan (A Happy Heart at Home)
55. genny
56. Kari @ Just Another Day in Paradise
57. Erica
58. Colleen
59. Kim @ Cowhumor (formerly Hind’s Feet)
60. Mama Bear
61. sherry
62. Nichole (Heart 4 My Home)
63. Donetta at a life uncommon 🙂
64. Rhonda@LivingWaterChristianAcademy
65. Lisa B @ simply His (#4)
66. Darlene @ Everything to Me
67. Schotzy
68. It\’s All About Him!
69. Michelle
70. Blessedw5mom (Heather)
71. Liz (Discovering Liz)
72. Prairie Chick
73. Fields Of Heather
74. gail @ challenges and adventures
75. Forgetfulone
76. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
77. Tracey @ Cheese & Whine
78. Angela
79. Peggy@3Ms…aMazingGrace
80. the cookntchermom
81. Irene *The Green Greek*
82. the cookntchermom
83. Leanne from Canada!
84. Tania
85. Cara Lynn
86. SharonB
87. Peggy
88. Jendi
89. Tami @ The Next Step
90. Beth/Mom2TwoVikings (free play clothes)
91. Annabelle @ Christian Momma
92. Barbie @ Leaving Footprints
93. Sam
94. Tammy @breaths of faith
95. Kim @ An Artful Life
96. Michele
97. Peculiar
98. pam @ without fear
99. Dori
100. Magee Baby
101. Cathy (Apparently, I’m Petulant!)
102. Ann Kroeker
103. Amy @ My Artful Heart
104. Kathy C.
105. Janet @ Daily Provision
106. Angie
107. Bella Mama
108. Marsha
109. Tessa @ Jesus-Filled Hope
110. Rocks
111. Jane Anne @ Gravity of Motion
112. LaDonna
113. Colored Heart

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67 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Random”

  1. Jendi says:

    I really enjoyed this post. Maybe because we had/have a leak in our house, in the bedroom area.

    This week I joined in to force myself to look at the good side of things.

  2. Angie says:

    Iris, I have had a tough time getting here today. I’m not sure WHAT time my post will be up…but I wanted you to know I’m praying for you girl! Love you lots!

  3. Oh, Iris, you sound a little down. I pray God will strengthen you and give you peace. Thank you for your example to be grateful even when we don’t feel like it.

  4. Sam says:

    I keep forgetting that it’s a Thankful Thursday – I really must set up reminders to myself!!

  5. Hummie says:

    I am sorry to read what a hard time you are having, but what a great testimony for us to read how you are thankful in times of trouble.

  6. Dori says:

    Thanks for the opportunity today! I’m blessed to write today.


  7. Amy says:

    I am “playing” this week..I am a newbie here 🙂 Hope that your water problems resolve soon 🙂

  8. BP says:

    I just came to visit more….look at all the participants this week! How exciting!

  9. Angie says:

    Oh MY STARS!!!! Iris! Over 100!!!! Oh MY GOODNESS!!!!! I finally linked in. This has been one MORE week! I know it has for you…but I am thankful for YOU!

  10. Marsha says:

    Oh Iris! Your post captured my heart’s cry! Thank you for sharing AND for hosting.

  11. Bernadine says:

    So sorry to hear about your water troubles, thank you for continuing to share your heart with us.

  12. Peggy says:

    WOW Iris!!!! Over a 100! and still growing…feeling a little better today so I thought I’d go and leave some comments..I read yesterday but hardly left comments! Hoping that you are drying out that water and having time to enjoy your weekend! God be with you. Yes, you’re right…I left 3 comments but that’s just to show you I’m so thankful for you and that you host TT faithfully every week even when you are not feeling happy with life’s difficulties…it’s in those times that God is ever so sweet though He may seem silent, you know He’s there to bring you that strength and peace to carry on! I pray you find encouragement and hope in your friends!

  13. im sick today but im feeling blessed! i havent started composing one. and i think ill pass writing about it on my blog today. i will get back to you next thursday. i just want to tell you that im excited to join the group next thursday. God is so good to me all the time!
    “mabuhay” from the philippines! God bless your thankful spirit!!

  14. Bella Mama says:

    Thank you once again! This has helped me to continue being thankful each and every moment of every day!

  15. Nadine says:

    Sorry about the water damage.

    I hope all is well with you.

  16. Edie says:

    I’m joining you for the first time and glad to be here!
    I’m so sorry about the water situation but great outlook on your part.

    To Lauren (#11) – Don’t you hate when that happens!?

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