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Thankful Thursday ~ Rescue

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! ~ (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

Our Lord is still in the ‘business’ of rescuing. I am so thankful that He had mercy on my soul, sent His son to make a way. You know, the Psalms are my favorite part of the Old Testament. Although the OT is full of encouragement from God’s heroes, the Psalms help me through the days that seem really bleak.


I guess our new ‘puppy’ Corky is just as thankful for being rescued from the pound. Have you ever been at your local pound to look at dogs? It is the hardest thing to do — especially looking into all the puppy eyes. You can just see how they all want to leave — get out — get rescued.

Although we were not able to rescue all the dogs on Sunday afternoon, we gave one doggy another chance to have a happy life. I have to say: I am glad that God takes them all — I mean sinners. It does not matter where we come from, where we have been. Just one look at the cross, reaching out in need — He is there…Oh, Lord, how thankful I am for Your great love for us…

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving your link below. Remember, next week (and the entire month of September) we will meet at Laurie’s place “Women Taking A Stand“.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: No matter where you have been, He will rescue you 😛 .


Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
2. Mhay
3. Michele (Beelieve You Can!)
4. bp
5. Karen
6. Pia
7. Grammy
8. Denise
9. Barbie
10. debi @ Who Says 8 is Enough?
11. Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven (Life in Mexico!)
12. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
13. Debbie @ Heart Choices
14. Chris
15. Rocks
16. Serendipity Park
17. Jensmere
18. hip Chick
19. Nancie
20. Angela
21. Christy @ At The Creek
22. Sarah
23. Jen S.
24. Marsha
25. Mama Bear
26. Michelle
27. Beth @ Not a Bow in Sight!
28. Janujennifer
29. Rita @ Following31
30. Oklahoma Nicole
31. Lynn @ Alive!
32. lily valley karen
33. becky aka theRAV
34. Erica
37. Jerri @ Jerri’s Journey
38. linda @ Being Woven
39. Chocolate and Coffee
40. purple moose (recipes)
41. Lisa@Blessedwithgrace
42. Vicki ~ Pray Without Ceasing
43. angie @ annies home
44. Connie
45. Melissa Multitasking Mama
46. Donetta at a life uncommon…
47. Loren
48. Mommy Magee – a place to live! yahoo!!!

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22 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Rescue”

  1. Lynn says:

    Oh Iris, I could just squeeze your neck and cuddle this little Corky. God bless you and I love dogs.

    Great scripture verse too. BIG hugs.

  2. pia says:

    Our Lord is still in the ‘business’ of rescuing — waht a confirmation. thank you God!!! thank you, iris! God bless!

  3. Denise says:

    Bless you for rescuing Corky. He is so cute.

  4. BP says:

    Cute little puppy!
    Thank you for a great topic today. I look forward to reading everyone’s posts and being encouraged.

    God bless,

  5. Karen says:

    So thankful He rescued me…

    I know what you mean about the “puppy eyes” at the pound…”kitty eyes” do me in, also….

  6. Grammy says:

    How amazing My daughter just did a rescue and it was already my thank full thought. And I come here to find rescue as the theme. It this not amazing. I love your new puppy. And glad to visit you again. It has been a while.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Debi B says:

    Love your verse and your new puppy is just adorable! 🙂

    Happy Thursday!

  8. Laurie says:

    Iris … love your new dog and the thought that you rescued him. I am thankful for God rescuing us and that He is our Anchor of Hope. -love ya, Laurie

  9. Debbie says:

    I am so thankful that Jesus rescued me! Iris, how exciting that you rescued a puppy; too cute. There’s something wonderful about the unconditional love you receive from a puppy. And isn’t it even better that the Lord provides His unconditional love for us?
    Love you, Debbie

  10. Serendipity says:

    Corky is so cute! Bless you for rescuing him. Yes, it’s a rather heartbreaking scene at the pounds. Would be nice if each dog has a loving home to live in.

  11. Jensmere says:

    So thankful to the Lord for His love that reaches down to rescue us…
    thank you for this lovely post and for sharing the picture of the precious little Corky!

    Be blessed,

  12. hip chick says:

    What a sweet little puppy.

  13. Janet says:

    What a beautiful thought! Thank you for sharing. (Enjoy your new puppy!)

  14. LisaShaw says:

    Irs, this blesses my heart.

    Praise the Lord!

  15. Marsha says:

    Awh, Iris! Corky is adorable! I’m so glad you were able to rescue him! Rescued dogs make the best pets. It’s like they are showing their appreciation.

  16. Jerri says:

    Thanks for reminding us that we once needed rescuing! Sometimes, I think we forget that!

    Glad you rescued that puppy!

  17. linda says:

    Thank you for your connection of the dogs at the pound being ‘rescued’ and God’s rescue of us, the sinners, that He will take us all in any condition. It is our need that draws us to Him. I am so ever thankful that I turned and fell into His arms.

    I am glad Corky has a new home, too.

  18. purplemoose says:

    Thanks for hosting this month! (I forgot to check my “name”, there are no recipes in my posting today! ugh! didn’t I do that last time too? ugh!)

    I’ve also had a few “pound puppies” and they can be great friends. Good luck with yours!

  19. Nancie says:

    Amen, our Lord is still in the ‘business’ of rescuing! I love the Psalms too. Thanks for hosting TT and sharing with us. Take care and God bless!

  20. Lori says:

    What a cutie you have there. I love that the Lord is in the rescuing business.

  21. Bernadine says:

    Aww… he’s so cute!

  22. Irene says:

    Hello Iris,
    So glad to find you again. I thought you weren’t blogging anymore. Sorry I missed your TT hosting! I hope to join you again soon!

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