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Thankful Thursday ~ Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
~ Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you will have noticed that I quote often from the book of Philippians. It is my favorite epistle lesson from Paul. If I need a little ‘pep-talk’, I turn to the pages of Philippians — it makes my heart sing (maybe I should change my blog to something from Philippians–hehe)…So today, my focus of Thankful Thursday is rejoice/joy…

  • I am thankful that God always finds a way to put joy back into my heart. No matter how down I am, He finds a way through His Word, music, spouse and friends…
  • I am thankful that I have a great group at work that is working together, helping each other out. No selfishness in that group. That is very rare in the corporate world and it brings me joy to be part of that group…
  • I am thankful that my beloved helped me with a serious matter this past week. He put the joy of being online back into my heart…
  • I am thankful that Carol is back online. She always makes me smile, laugh, think – pure joy…
  • I am thankful that Angie accepted our invitation to write for Laced with Grace, while Terri is on extended writing break. I am always uplifted, encouraged and joyful when I see Angie’s faith…
  • I am thankful for Darlene’s new column “Live Well“. I so enjoyed it reading it this month (I missed last month). If you have not read it, I encourage you to do so…
  • I am thankful for Christian artists that take their ‘job’ serious and base most of their music on Scripture passages. Those songs put joy into my heart…
  • I am thankful that I will be hosting IOW next week. I always enjoy reading different takes on the same quote. Come back Friday to find out which quote I have picked…

I have added the Carnival of Beauty button to my post, since my dear friend Vicki as Windows to my Soul is hosting it for this week with the theme of Joy. Click on the button below to read more carnival posts…

Carnival of Beauty

There are many more things I could write what I am thankful for, but I wanted to keep with my theme 😛 . What are you thankful for this week? I hope you care to share with us. Please leave your link below, visit other participants and leave comments as your time permits…

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be blessed today and as always…

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Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Heather Cox
2. Amy – Knights Acre
3. Denise
4. Grams
5. To Know Him
6. Mary
7. Deidre
8. ellen b
9. Linda
10. Taya
11. Training Hearts
12. Hopeful Spirit
13. on the Rock
14. Patty
15. snippets
16. Crystal@God is in Control
17. Angie
18. Amanda
19. Kris
20. jhoaniquing
21. Heather
22. AmyD
23. lori@allyouhavetogive
24. Melinda
25. Beth/Mom2TwoVikings
26. Heather @ Mrs.Momma
27. Overflowing Grace
28. Kim @3peanuts
29. Laurel
30. Ginger
31. FullofGracenBlessings
32. Michele
33. In Light of the Truth
34. Elisa
35. Dirtyhands4Him
36. Terri Sue **
37. Nise’
38. Kathleen Marie
39. Texastanya
40. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
41. Sharon@ S.W.M.A
42. BP
43. Seasons of My Heart
44. Karen at the T.A.G. Blog
45. Dori
46. zamejias [verb]
47. Melissa Lea
48. Faerylandmom
49. Emmyrose
50. Melody
51. Lisa B @ simply His
52. Diane
53. Jane Anne (GravityofMotion)
54. Mama Bear
55. Jenileigh’s Journey
56. Liza’s Eyeview
57. mom2HandH
58. Andrea
59. chrixean
60. Windows to My Soul (Vicki)
61. BlessedAssurances
62. Michelle
63. sharonb
64. Priscilla
65. Carrie of Natural Moms Talk Radio
66. Irene
67. Nancze
68. Elliemae
69. Daisy @ blueapron
70. Kim @ Hind’s Feet
71. Kysha
72. Stephanie
73. Purple_Kangaroo
74. Jen @Scraps&Snippets
75. Stacy
76. Melissa’s Merry Mayhem
77. Tina
78. Barbara

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43 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Rejoice”

  1. Heather Cox says:

    I, too, am thankful for powerful worship which is based purely on the Word of God. Hearing God seems easier through song sometimes, doesn’t it? Rejoincing with you.

  2. Amy says:

    oh I tell ya, without Christian music I wouldn’t be able to spend that time with God in worship and praise 🙂

  3. Denise says:

    I enjoyed your post Iris, bless you.

  4. Grams says:

    What a lovely thankful list you have!! This does me so much good each week to write down all that I have to be thanful for!! Blessings from Grams

  5. Mary says:

    Glad your heart is filled with JOY, Iris!

  6. e-Mom says:

    What a lift to come here and read about JOY! You bring a warm smile to my heart. :~)

    I love Philippians too… Paul reveals his emotional side in that letter far more than in say, Romans. He’s a pastor’s Pastor, a theologian’s theologian, and the Apostle to the Gentiles. My kind of guy! Hugs, e-Mom

  7. Deidre says:

    I love the book of Philippians too. One of my favorites!

  8. Ellen b says:

    I’m so glad we’re on a joyful theme. Thank you for all your work in hosting…

  9. Linda says:

    Thank you Iris for sharing your joy and your grateful heart. Thank you for this place where we can share what the Lord has done in our lives. You are doing a great job!!

  10. Taya says:

    Iris, I thoroughly enjoyed your post this week! Blessings!

  11. A wonderful post, as always, Iris. Glad you are feeling joyful, even though sometimes it is very difficult.

    I haven’t participated for a couple of weeks due to time constraints, but I had time to write tonight for which I am thankful!

  12. snippets says:

    another wonderful post, Iris! thank you so much for sharing with us. 🙂
    Blessings …

  13. Angie says:

    Sister—you have been listening into my heart! The Lord knew I NEEDED your verse! When I read it I felt the warmth of the Lord’s hand!
    This has been a tough week….as I have already told you….but you are God’s messenger to my heart!
    I have read some of the most awesome blogs this week! As time has permitted me—the Lord uses each one to “tell me” something I need!
    Bless you sweet friend!

  14. Crystal says:

    Wow we are so on the same page this week! Thanks for sharing your grateful heart and hosting this wonderful Thankful Thursday!

  15. Kris says:

    Awesome. Just awesome. God bless you!

  16. heather says:

    Wonderful list! My list is up and I’m even thankful for the fact that my daughter is up and not wanting to go back to sleep (she’s been up since 3:30a and it’s almost 5a!) Have a blessed day!

  17. Carol says:

    I just started a study on Philippians. You might be interested in it at some point. It’s one of those at-your-own pace kinds of things.

  18. Great list. Husband’s are good for keeping us together in the time of choas! Have a great day.

  19. Elisa says:

    Iris, I am just so thankful for you!

  20. Terri Sue says:

    Thank you for this weeks theme. My post is a prayer request with thankfulness!

    Terri Sue

  21. Sharon says:

    Love the verse girl.
    Thank you for your heart.

  22. Lynn Donovan says:


    Neat list as always. I love how God gives you the perfect theme. Thank you for hosting this important event each week. I plan to read many post this week. I love to celebrate what our God is doing in the lives of His children.

    Have a blessed and beautiful day. Lynn

  23. Tanya says:

    I loved reading your post. Thank you so much for sharing, and hosting.

  24. Dori says:

    So thankful today!!


  25. Great things to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Faerylandmom says:

    Thank you, yet again, Iris!

  27. I am so greatful for our post! Sweet! I also love Darlene’s post Live Well. She is such an encouragement.

    That is a great point about Christian artists. Blessed be His Name!

    God Bless You!

  28. Mama Bear says:

    Thank you for the theme today. No matter how my week has gone or my mood, I always feel better after I do my list on Thursday and read some of the others. There is so much to be thankful for. We are all rich in blessings. Beth says, if you drive a car to Bible Study, then you are rich compared to people in other countries. It doesn’t take long when you stop to think, to realize just how much we have. We just have to be careful not to get caught up in “stuff”. Thank you so much for sponsoring this weekly meme.
    Blessings, Mama Bear

  29. Thankful for bloggers like you who are also Committed Christian Artists…Artists with words…
    You are blessing SO many, thank you for that…

  30. Ann says:

    I love Phillipians too, but to be honest, I’m having more of a Job week than a Phillipians one 🙂 It’s the ALWAYS in that verse that’s hard somedays!

  31. chrixean says:

    Indeed, it’s so hard to try to bring back joy when we do it ourselves. Only God can help us out of our “down days”, and we only need to ask, right?
    Thanks for your sharing, Iris! Pls come by my site when you have the chance. Just want to share with you my reasons for being thankful 😀

  32. Michelle says:

    So glad to have you back — joy is a wonderful blessing — mine is peace this week and the Lord has granted it!

  33. Carrie says:

    really needed this today!

  34. Daisy says:

    God bless everyone! 🙂

  35. Nancze says:

    Hi Iris, as always was very blessed to visit and read your Thankful Thursday! ~hugs~

  36. Nadine says:

    Powerful worship I’m grateful for always. Nothing helps me come into His presence like worship.

  37. Thank you for keeping TT going.

  38. Iris…Your TT post is always a blessing to me! I needed those words about *rejoicing* today!

    I’m back this week, but late. I’ve got to work on getting my blogging time in! 🙂 Hopefully I’ll do better next week…:)

  39. amanda says:

    great to see you back on the CoB!!


  40. Vicki says:

    Iris, you are one joy-filled woman and I praise God for you! Thanks for participating in the Carnival of Beauty this week. Thanking Jesus for you and the beauty you bring to the blogosphere.

  41. Melanie says:

    What a beautiful thankful list!

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