Christian,Faith,Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Random

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” ~ Psalm 30:11-12 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

As I had mentioned last week – sometimes we feel like screaming “Enough – no more”. But you know what? Everything that we encounter on a daily basis will help us to grow. Grow closer to the Lord and stronger in our faith.

I have so many thing ‘rattling’ in my head and hopefully I will be able to share that with on at Laced with Grace in September…We also will have a couple of surprise guest writers in September. We will be going into our third year of sharing God’s Word – isn’t God great????

But enough of my rambling…here is my thankful list for this week – in no particular order – just how it comes to mind…

  • I am thankful Lord that you always turn my mourning into dancing. No matter what – how bleak my day might look like. You indeed clothe me with gladness every single day. I just have to think about your great mercy…
  • I am thankful for my ever-so-patient husband. Oh my. I am telling you – it is almost a miracle that he still loves me. I am sometimes a little hard to handle. Especially went it comes to self-criticism…I think I need to lighten up a little…
  • I am thankful for the ever growing Thankful Thursday community. How amazing what God is doing – adding participants every single week…
  • I am thankful for the book I got for my camera. Some of you might know that I am into photography. I am learning the ins-and-outs of a ‘big girl’ camera. It is slow going, because it takes this old brain longer to learn new stuff. I hope that I can share some of my photos with you soon…
  • I am thankful for friends like Laurel Wreath. Check out her blog on Friday for a super-duper-giveaway (I will remind you on Friday morning πŸ˜‰ )…
  • And last but not least I am very, very thankful that the Lord provided the monies we need to repair our home. Although not form the insurance company…but with monies put away for a ‘rainy’ day (no pun intended πŸ˜‰ )…

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

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember – no matter how bleak your day might be – God with clothe you with gladness…


Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Stacy
2. Nancie
3. mama meji
4. Jenileigh’s Journey
5. Denise
6. Kristi-Kiki’s Corner
7. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
8. Susanne
9. toknowhim
10. Cheryl
11. Rocks
12. JesuLalaine
13. Tracy @ Thirsty for Him
14. Tracey @ Cheese and Whine
15. flmom @ The Narrow Path
16. Angie
17. Front Porch Legacy
18. Serendipity Park
19. Felicity
20. Bogie
21. BP
22. Gina@chats with an old lady
23. Janera
24. Speaking from the Heart
25. Pia @ My Life’s Journey
26. Peggy@Mazes…
27. Beth@The Accidental Pharisee
28. home with Amy
29. Willnette
30. Cheryl@Hope
31. Nichole @ A Call to Higher Places (So much to be Thankful for!!!)
32. the cookntchrmom
33. Lori ~ Simple Life at home
34. Crystal’s Random Musings
35. Rebecca
36. Linda
37. Beth
38. Kim aka GoofyMamma
39. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
40. Ann
41. Tammy
42. zoe
43. Diane
44. Rhonda@LivingWaterChristianAcademy
45. jill
46. Colleen
47. Susan @ Forever His
48. Beverly (by Grace)
49. Kellie
50. Erica
51. Willow
52. hip chick
53. Laurie @ womentakingastand
54. Susan (A Happy Heart at Home)
55. Deedra
56. Happy Mamma
57. Tere {Blessings in Life}
58. Melanie
59. Amanda Bowers
60. Kim @ Cowhumor
61. Tracy @ my cup runneth over
62. Laurie Ann
63. Mama Bear
64. He & Me 3
65. Diane @ Partners In Prayer for our Prodigals
66. Marsha
67. Mary
68. It’s All About Him!
69. Bonnie
70. Barbie
71. SharonB
72. gail @ challenges and adventures
73. gengen
74. jennifer’s joyride
75. Tea with Tiffany
76. Melody
77. becky aka theRAV
78. Rosheeda
79. Donetta at a life uncommon
80. Kristy
81. Michele
82. Mariposa
83. CandyQ
84. Heather
85. TheFrugalMomBlog(Sharing an Inspiring blog)
86. Honeybabybee-Simple Things
87. jill (forevernevernalways)
88. Tessa @ Jesus-Filled Hope
89. Kathy @ Joyful Journey Journal
90. ohhollyf
91. Janet @ Daily Provision
92. Debra
93. Vanessa
94. Lisa
95. Kim @ Scattered Stones
96. Mari Taylor
97. Dori
98. Irene *The GreenGreek*
99. Vicki @ Windows
100. Alice Audrey

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49 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Random”

  1. Denise says:

    I love you my friend, be blessed.

  2. Stacy says:

    Lovely thankful list! I hope you do well with your “big girl camera.” πŸ™‚

  3. mama meji says:

    I so like these statements: Everything that we encounter on a daily basis will help us to grow. Grow closer to the Lord and stronger in our faith.

    It have to agree with a resounding Amen!

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful list of thanksgiving.

  4. Nancie says:

    Beautiful and very encouraging post, Iris. I am so thankful too that no matter how bleak my day might be, God clothe me with gladness. Thank God for His love and mercies to us. Thank God for giving you such a loving and kind husband. So great that you are into photography. I love photography too. I am always in awe by the beauties of God’s creations and the way photography helps me to capture some of that. Thanks again for hosting Thankful Thursday. I have been greatly blessed by yours and many ladies thankful heart. May God continue to draw us nearer to Him daily as we recount His love and goodness to us together. Take care and have a blessed day!

  5. Jenileigh says:

    This was a great list Iris. Lifting you up in prayer and big hugs.

  6. kristi says:

    Once again we are on the same page. I just love it when God reaffirms what He is doing. Thank you for providing this avenue of thanksgiving. I look forward to it every week. It’s a joy to be a part of the group. Blessings to you sweet Iris.

  7. Cheryl says:

    I am glad HE clothes us with gladness! I love it. Thanks so much Iris for your time that you give hosting Thankful Thursday’s. God bless you for your efforts. Great post. Happy TT!

  8. Rocks says:

    hi Iris! Thank you for this once again, IT has been a bleak weak for us but I know God will make us dance for joy once again! God bless you!

  9. What a beautiful list, Iris! Blessings!

  10. Angie says:

    Oh sweet friend….how often I have thought of you this week!
    I appreciate you and love you dearly—I am PRAYING that things slow down a bit…I need to catch my breath!
    Pray that this storm coming…passes us by.

  11. Lori says:

    Sweet thanks Iris!

  12. Serendipity says:

    A lovely thankful list. I’m thankful for your statement which is very comforting. Remain blessed.

  13. Bogie says:

    Thankful for you!

  14. pia says:

    thank you for hosting thankful thursday. i get the chance to think of what i’m going to thank God for. God bless!

  15. Peggy says:

    Bless you Iris and your Thankful heart and beatiful list of how God comes through and HE DOES change our mourning into dancing! Praise God! Thank you for keep on keeping it on…as we grow and you show us that Thankfulness will bring many blessings! You’re a wonderful host! You bring comfort in your honesty and post!

  16. Willnette says:

    wonderful list thanks for sharing and thans for the verse, I love it

  17. Cheryl@Hope says:


    I’m so amazed how this meme has grown! It is so grand we can have a day each week, just to be thankful. Thank you for providing this. What a blessing you are.

    Have a great day!

  18. Lynn says:

    Hi Iris,

    I wanted to thank you again for your dedication to us who read your blog and participate in TT. Also, Iris, I am so glad you and I became friends several years ago. I just can’t beleive we are going on year three at Laced With Grace.

    LWG has been one of the biggest blesings in my life. You are a wonderful friend. Hugs, my friend. Love, Lynn

  19. Princess says:

    What a beautiful enlightening post of thankfulness, Iris, like the many random things that greet us everyday. Happy to know that HE had provided you with what you needed most at the time.
    God bless you and yours always.

  20. Beth says:

    What a beautiful post, Iris!!

    I want to thank you for “Thankful Thursday”!! I just joined you last week. I took a notebook into my work and passed it around, telling everyone that it was “Thankful Thursday”, and had people write down what they were thankful for that day. Interesting, considering I work in a place where most people grumble most of the time.

    No surprise to me!! That day was a wonderful day–with people remembering what they had written down and relatively little grumbling!! God certainly worked in my workplace that day!!

    I’m going to do this again today!!

    Thank you!!

  21. Thank you for another lovely post! I have one of those patient husbands too. I know I must drive him crazy at times, and he is always reminding me to “lighten up”!

    Praise the Lord for providing you with your repairs money!

    Have a great day!

  22. Laurel says:

    I enjoyed reading your list. I know what you mean about the camera, I am still learning. Just take a tons of pictures is what I do.

    Thank you so much for announcing my giveaway. I hope you have a good three day weekend my friend. It is almost Fall and the weather should start letting up here in a couple of weeks.


  23. Diane says:

    Beautiful posting & Beautiful list of things to be thankful for. Thank you so much for sharing & for “Thankful Thursday”! Blessings & Joy πŸ™‚

  24. Beverly says:

    Love your list. It is amazing how God knew just the husbands that we would need.
    Best wishes with your photography.

  25. Willow says:

    I’m thankful to you for Thankful Thursdays. No matter how sucky my week seems like it’s going, it’s always lightening to my spirit to stop and think what Thankful thing I’m going to post. Changes the whole tone of my day and week.

    I would like to say that I’m consciously thankful to God every single day for all of the blessings in my life but that wouldn’t be true. Sometimes I get too caught up in the problems to remember to be grateful. So I’m thankful that when I make my way back, He is always there waiting for me with welcoming arms.

  26. hip chick says:

    What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for. I can especially relate to that first one.

  27. Susan says:

    You wrote: You indeed clothe me with gladness every single day. I just have to think about your great mercy…

    That is so true! Thank you, Iris, for your words and for hosting this meme.


  28. Deedra says:

    A wonderful thankful list!

  29. Kim says:

    I love your list… all of it, big to small, because it shows you want God in every part of your life. That is so sweet!
    Shalom, Kim

  30. Tracy says:

    This never fails to bless me. So grateful to you for the opportunity to link with others and share our thanks to God. What a gift and blessing. Thank you for your commitment and encouragement week after week.


  31. Melanie says:

    Iris, I am thankful for you today and all you do make Thankful Thursday happen each week. My Thursday always are bright as we all share our blessings from the Lord. Today I have not feeling weel, but I have been able to put that aside and feel so much better as I read of all the wonderful things the Lord is doing in all our lives.

    Happy Day, my friend!

  32. Mary says:

    Dance away, Iris! I pray that He fills your heart today with overflowing joy! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for hosting TT. You’re so faithful. I too get so many things “rattling” in my head. Have to lay them down at His feet. They are too much for me to carry. Be at peace my friend. Blessings. Mary

  33. Mama Bear says:

    I have heard that the reason our brains are slower when we age is because of all the info stored there already. Sort of like a computer I guess. However, I’ve also read that learning new things is a good way to stave off senility.
    Last year, we had to have a new roof. The insurance company said we could just patch it, which we did. With the first strong wind, more shingles came off. Needless to say, I no longer have insurance with that company. I’m thankful you had the money to take care of your repairs.
    Mama Bear

  34. gengen says:

    Thanks for sharing Irish that is sweet of you.

  35. Hi Iris,

    Loved your random list. LOVE the verse in Psalms 30! It’s so real in my life. God is good.

    Thank you as always for hosting us each week. Turning our eyes to what makes life sweeter: gratitude.

    A better way to live!

    Have a great weekend.


  36. Melody says:

    So glad to have found this list today:)…What a great way to turn my heart and feet in the right direction as I begin my daily duties!

    Thanks be to God!

  37. Iris, your first two thankfulness really hit home with me. Thanks for sharing them. Thanks again for doing this type of forum. Blessing to you always…

  38. Lovely TT post. Thank you for sharing.

  39. Mariposa says:

    I’ve been up, but took me just now to be back here to sign up…

    Another week passed and another week to celebrate God’s blessings! I can so relate with what you’re saying about the feeling of having enough..yet throughout time, He is always around for us and had constantly carried us through!

    Another Thankful Thursday for me…

  40. Laurie Adams says:

    Thanks for leading us in THANKFUL THURSDAY. You are always faithful and encouraging. God bless. -Laurie

  41. pinaymama says:

    Just posted mine!!! It is truly a great blessing for having these beautiful things that we can able to use! It is just to show us how wonderfull God is!

  42. BP says:

    Hello! I’m so glad you have Thankful Thursday each week. I pray your weekend is blessed.

    I am thankful for my hubby too. Sometimes after I’ve been in a bad mood I think how thankful I am that he loves me and helps me through whatever I’m going through.

  43. Debra says:


    What a beautiful thankful post! May the Lord bless you as you have brought women together in the spirit of being thankful. God bless you, Iris!

  44. Kim says:

    Iris, I too love how God turns our mourning into dancing! The prayers of the righteous lift us up!! Have a blessed week!

  45. Mari says:

    What an awesome list. I devoted last week to my older daughter. This week I gave my baby the spotlight, especially since she had a rough weekend. Everyone ahve a blessed week and see you guys next Thankful Thursday!

  46. Dori says:

    Love TT…thanks for sharing!


  47. Irene says:

    A little late, but thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend.

  48. Lynn Donovan says:


    Wow 99 this week. I just wanted to thank you again for hosting this weekly praise to our Lord. THANK YOU

    I was able to visit a few of the gals and Iris, there are awesome and amazing believers who are part of Thankful Thursday. It is such an important ministry.

    Don’t worry about getting around to everyone. Just causing all of these beleivers to sit down and think about God’s great blessings and write about them is a sweet aroma and offering to our Great King.

    Thank you. Love you girl Hugs, Lynn

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