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Thankful Thursday ~ Bloggy Friendship

It's Thankful Thursday and Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host this week. You can link there to add your thankful list or find other participating blogs to visit. I'm always blessed when I read Thankful Thursday posts.

Lynn chose random heart as our theme for this week and she focused on how thankful she is for her blogging community of friends. I have to say that I'm very thankful for Lynn. We share a few things in common and pray for one another and I'm so grateful for that.

I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to also say how thankful I am for all of my awesome blogging friends too! Because of the work I'm doing, I've not been able to get out much lately to do fun things with my real life friends. My hubby and I have been glued to our computers working nonstop lately. So, it's not left much time for going out and having fun.

But how thankful I am that the Lord has provided me with a group of awesome bloggers that I've come to know in such a unique way. I may not have met them face to face ....but their hearts most definitely reveal who they are.

Writing provides a way to share much about who you are. The loving and supportive comments I've received have provided me with so much love and encouragement ...during a time when I espeically needed it.

I hate to mention names because I know I'd miss someone. But I just want to mention a few bloggy friends that touched me especially this week.

  • Lisa Shaw of Sharing Life with Lisa has prayed with me, loved on me and been so generous with me. I'll share more at a later time but she has blessed me abundantly with her friendship.
  • And Edie of Rich Gifts is just so wonderful, kind and gifted. You must check out her blog designs.
  • Lori of Lori's Reflections was my first blogging friend and sticks by me through thick and thin.
  • Jill of Forever n Even n Always has become such a source of inspiration to me and can't help but share the love of Christ with others. She has prayed for me and with me online and I'm so thankful for her friendship.
  • Debra of Clothed With Scarlet has the most sensitive heart and prays continually for her bloggy friends. I'm so thankful to be considered her friend.
  • Mary of Piles of Smiles is an Arizona blogging friend. We have yet to meet in person but I know she's a friend who prays and cares for others.
  • Jennifer of Smelling Coffee is sensitive to those going through difficulties and reaches out and prays. She has blessed me this week.
  • Vicki of Windows to my Soul has provided encouragement and love as she deals with her own challenges at this time in her life.

I know I'm forgetting so many but these are the people who have touched my heart especially this week. I could mention Sandy, Kate, Felisol, Denise, Lisa and many more.

This is the blogging life and it's good. And for this I am ...so blessed and thankful.

Debbie Petras
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  1. THANKFUL with you..This blogging and the love of God shared between and amongst us is amazing!


  2. I am very thankful for you my sweet friend, love you.

  3. I am thankful for you too. Happy tt.

  4. Yeah I'm pretty sure you could have mentioned ME since it is all about me this week! LOL I'm so kidding. You are a blessing!

  5. I'm super thankful for you too, Debbie!

    Your blog, wisdom, and sweet comments make such a difference for me!

    Enjoy your Thursday, friend!

    -Kate :)

  6. Debbie,

    I know many of the women you mentioned and I'm honored to be mentioned in the category of those sisters who touch your life for truly YOU TOUCH OURS!!!

    I am constantly in awe of the goodness of our GOD and how He links hearts together as one.

    I love you and I'm thankful to GOD for you.

  7. I know many of those women and I couldn't agree more. They are so precious and giving -- lights for Christ!

    I'm thankful for you Debbie.

    Have a blessed Thursday!


  8. I am thankful for my blogging friends as well.

    Hope you have a great day!

  9. I am blessed to call you friend.

  10. Love all my bloging frineds also. Be blessed this TT!

  11. I, too, am thankful for your friendship Debbie and your wonderful writing that is uplifting. One day we will meet and I will give you the biggest hug! Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

  12. I'm thankful for all the bloggers, too, and the hostesses of the various memes I participate in. I wouldn't have ever met any of these ladies without joining some of those blog carnivals.

    God bless, and happy TT.

  13. What a sweet post! It is great how God blesses us with the right people in our life just when we need it, even online friends. Have a great day!

  14. I am thankful for YOU sweet friend!
    I look forward to checking out the sites of your other blogging friends!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong!

  15. I have had the distinct privilege of meeting Jill in real life and may I just say she has one of the purest hearts for God of anyone I have ever met.

    I wanted you to know that your comments on my blog lately have been so encouraging and sweet and may God richly bless you for being a blessing to others!

    Happy TT!

  16. Debbie - I'm the one who is blessed!

    What a privilege it has been to come alongside of you and pray! What a privilege it has been to learn what matters to your heart!

    I rejoice in God bringing us together and allowing me the privilege to call you friend and honored to be your SISTER!

    Each of the women you listed are a blessing!

    Love you!

  17. Debbie - I am thankful for YOU! You've come along side of me in these past few weeks and encouraged me and prayed for us, and have been a true gift from God!

    Like Lisa, I count it a privilege to be named among these other bloggers. And I can see from these comments that I'm not alone in being thankful for you, too!

    Love to you and praying for you, Debbie... Jennifer

  18. YOUR friendship & encouragement has blessed me more than you'll ever know:-)
    Love you, Debbie.

    love & prayers,

  19. Thank you, Jesus, for this community of friends. We stand together trusting you for each and every day.

    Thankful you've had such sweet support this week. I too feel such love from so many bloggers.

    A gift from our Father God.



  20. Debbie,

    It is I who is honored to be called your friend. When I see your comments sometimes I think I don't know how the Lord orchestrated this precious woman into my life...but I'm so grateful!

    I don't feel like I've been a very good bloggy friend lately. But I've been saving comments until I can get to them. I had a terrible dream that woke me up this morning early and so I'm up and looking at your beautiful blog and heart.

    God is so good. When I began blogging my family made fun of me and laughed at my "bloggy" friends when I would talk about them with such affection....in fact, they still do. But tomorrow my sister is going to meet Kimmy and Kathy and I think she will understand that this blog land is something more than just a virtual throwing out of words. I consider you first and foremost my sister in Christ and sometimes I feel like we are sitting right next to each other giving words of counsel or comfort and I can feel your hugs...I hope and pray you can feel mine.

    I love your prayer support and want you to know you can count on mine. The Lord brings you to my mine and heart and when he does I pray for you, my friend.

    This was a beautiful post....and I love you for even mentioning my name. ((hugs)) and much love!

  21. ...I was hesitant to do the blogging thing...being not that computer savvy and also wondering what can I possibly write about...

    ...but I am glad that I did become a part of the blogging community. ...thankful to have met so many wonderful bloggers and what a great source of encouragement and inspiration!

    I really enjoy and have been blessed by your posts.

  22. Oh Debbie,

    I just want to reach through the computer screen and hug you to pieces... I love you and am richly blessed because we are friends.

    Have a wonderful week and see you again Thursday. Hugs.


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