Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Happy Birthday Iris!

When I began blogging, Thankful Thursdays was the first meme that I ever participated in. Little did I know then, that Iris, the author of Sting My Heart, would be someone the Lord would use to encourage my writing.

In April of last year, it was Iris who stopped by my blog to announce that I had won the Laced with Grace scholarship to the She Speaks conference in North Carolina. A few months later, it was Iris who answered my prayer when she emailed me, asking me if I'd consider writing for Laced with Grace, the very day that I had shared with my husband Paul how much I would love to write for them.

All this to give you a little behind the scenes look at why Iris is so very special to me.


May the Lord continue to bless you with an abundance of His joy, His peace and His Love.


He And Me + 3 said...

God is so good! Beautiful cake too!

Debra said...

What a beautiful thankful heart! We are all so grateful to Iris too...happy birthday to Iris and would I ever like a bite of that cake!

Blessings to you today!

Angie said...

YUMO cake! I am SO GLAD that the LORD orders our steps....and you stepped right up to the plate of blogging...and we the SheSpeaks....awesome INCREDIBLE GOD we SERVE!!!

Love you Joanne!

B His Girl said...

God does send us Iris's. Glad you recognized this one. Happy B'day Iris! I like the music Joanne.

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

How cool! All the steps God took you up with sweet Iris!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Iris is a wonderful lady, who God has used to encourage us all! That was awesome how God worked it out for your!


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