Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome to our First Day!

Hi. I’m so glad you found us today! Welcome to the first day of this blog! I want to tell you how this blog came to be. I have wanted a blog since February, and I have been praying about it. At first, I thought it would be a blog for beginner card makers. I wanted it to be about 70% card-making and 30% about my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Well, I started to think about that. Jesus is the center of my life, right? Then why would He get only 30% of the time on the blog? It was then that I decided I would have a blog totally centered on Him and His wonderful gift of Salvation for us!

I should tell you a bit about me. I am disabled. I have been for over 12 years now. I have problems in my back, my neck and my shoulder, all from injuries. Because of these serious injuries I cannot drive. I cannot attend church--too long of a drive-and I can’t sit that long. Fortunately, my church has services on-line and taped for people who don’t get out much…like me. Sadly, I can not participate in the different ministries. I am on a prayer thread with some wonderful women at SplitCoastStampers. Of course, that is a ministry. I wanted to participate in a ministry that I could do from home that would reach people for Him and His Kingdom. So, I prayed some more.

A friend of mine had a blog that did a card give-away every week. She is an excellent artist, and made her own cards. I loved her ministry. She needed to stop her blogging, because other opportunities had opened up for her. She gave me her blessing to do a blog similar to hers. I am so grateful for that!

I like to make cards, but because of my health, I cannot make enough cards to support a card give-away blog! I prayed and prayed. I asked some friends to send cards for the blog. I heard every real reason why they couldn’t help at that time. I just wanted to make sure that the Lord was really giving me the green light. After praying over a couple of days, I knew I had the green light. I left my prayer time with the strong belief that this was to be His Blog...not mine. That this was to be a blog for everyone who desires an opportunity to serve Him and others. That first week, I received 53 cards!!!!!!!!!! I was amazed....and I believed for sure that I was on the right track. When I was worried about people not sending cards...I talked with a friend from my prayer group. She basically said, “Do you want to walk in Faith, or just stop?” Well, I decided to take that walk. He has been so wonderful and loving, and forgiving, and gave me such a beautiful gift of being with Him for could I not take this leap of faith? I want to do this blog until I pass away, or until I hear that trumpet sound, and we are all changed, and rise up to heaven together! I have been praying for Him to remind me to keep my head small.

This whole blog is about Him, and not me. I hope you will let me know if you feel I am “getting too big for my britches.” I hope this blog will encourage Christians and share Him and His love and grace with non-Christians. I feel it will be worth the effort if even one soul gets saved...even if I don't know.

So, there you have it…the reason this blog was started! Now, I guess you are wondering how you could win this card? All you will need to do this week is leave a comment about the card or the blog. Next Tuesday night, I will have a comment randomly chosen. That person will win the card on display.

The cards are made by artists from all over the world. A new card will be shared each Wednesday. The cards are blank on the inside, so that you can write any encouraging message to a person who loves the Lord already, someone who isn’t feeling close to Him right now, someone who is feeling alone, or someone who isn’t a Christian. It is up to you. An envelope and postage will be included. That’s it!

So, leave a comment while you are here…and be sure to stop back next Wednesday to see if you have won. There will be another post on Monday. I am so glad that you have stopped by this blog. I hope that we reach our mission…

To Share His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation through Card Give Aways!

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. Traci,
    I came by to see your blog today! It looks lovely! Best wishes on its continued success!!

  2. Yay for you, Traci!! You did it!! You must be so happy to see the fulfillment of a dream come true!! I'm sure that blessings will be shared by everyone involved with this ... great job! :)

  3. Wonderful work you are doing. I love the dove, a symbol of peace, which we would all welcome!

    Please don't include me in the drawing, My Love, you should exclude family!

    Dave S.

  4. Traci, the blog is beautiful! I am inspired by your story and your faith! Always remember "you are inscribed on the palm of his hand"

    Michele G

  5. Hi Traci! Congratulations!!! You did it!!! I know it's been a long time coming... like bearing a child... you have given birth to your idea and I wish you all the best! The blog is beautiful! Love the banner and pretty bg!!! You're off and running gf!!! Best of all... you are doing it for HIM! May He richly bless this ministry and you for doing this! Your first card is amazing! I love every thing about it!!! A beautiful way to start!!!

  6. HOIOOORAY for glorifying GOD!! He is super good and answers prayers! So glad that you are doing this:)

    If you need cards--just let me know, I can try and whip something up! I try ti share His love any time I can!! Just let me know:)

    What a great story---if you ever want to listen to other sermons on podcast or online...let me know. Our church has an online sermon too!

    Lots of love to you! Thanks for inviting me to the blog:) Congrats!!!
    Love, Sav

  7. Traci~ What a beautiful job you have done! To point others to our Savior is a wonderful way to live! Congrats on getting this going. Bless your heart!

  8. Congratulations on this wonderful ministry you have created. I know it will be a big success!! Blessings to you and your family!!

    Phyllis Long
    Midnight Madness Design Team

    aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

  9. Woohoo Traci! It looks great!!

  10. Congratulations...Very pretty blog. Love the card and the dove is a nice touch. Do not put me in the drawing either.

  11. Congratulations, Traci!!! GOD is good and I know he will bless you and this ministry!! Keep up the good work! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  12. What a great testimony for your blog/card ministry! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! It will be a great encouragement for someone.

  13. Congratulations!!!! May you touch many people's lives with the love of Jesus!!! God bless you in all you do!!!!

  14. Oh Traci, I so feel your heart. I too am disabled for other reasons and this is such a wonderful reason to start a blog. I wish you the best and continued success as you pursue the purpose of glorifying our heavenly Father.

    Write me if you need cards as I will be happy to donate. God bless you, Randi

  15. Congrats My-Sistah...and My sister-in-Christ. Proud of you. Love the border of your wedding flowers. I pray that God blesses you as you glorify Him and that He would heal you and make you completely free from pain. Good luck with the site. Love, Mindy

  16. Congrats on your blog, I know how much you wanted this. Keep up the great work!

  17. God bless you, Traci! I, too started my blog in hopes that I can plant seeds of faith around the world.

  18. Oh Traci, I have just read your testimony in June - all I can say is GOD IS INDEED GOOD! You've renewed my faith in many aspects of my daily life now! Hugs to you dear!

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