Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Card of the Week Winner" & Check out this Wonderful Tool...

Hi there again,  I am so glad you are here!

I hope everyone's week is going wonderfully!  I am still not well. Thank you to everyone for well wishes and for their prayers!  I went to the doctor this morning, and found out why.  My blood sugar has elevated severely.  I am not on insulin, (I take medication--for now) unless I do not get in under control quickly. You can  bet I will be praying about this!  As, I definitely can not get my diabetes under control on my own!

Is there something that you would like to turn over to Him?  Something that you are holding tight of?  Something that just seems much bigger than you?  Just give it to our Lord, Jesus the Christ!  He will gladly lift anything off of our shoulders, anything we feel over-whelmed about!  All we need to do is ask Him to please take it!  And, then do our part of the work.  In my case, mostly giving up Italian food and carbs.  What is it that you would like to give to Him?  He knows what is best for us.  He loves each of us.  And, you can always pray with someone else, too.  I'm happy to pray with anyone.  Just email me, or leave a comment, and everyone that wants can join in!

"For God alone my soul waits in silence, from Him comes my Salvation.  He alone is my Rock and my Salvation, my Fortress; I shall never be shaken."  Psalm 62:1

Monday morning, we will have an amazing Testimony to share.  I hope you will all be back to read this amazing, real life story.  I tear up every time I read it.  I think you will start your Monday off  being even more excited about the Lord, after reading it!

The He IS Able Card of the Week Winner is...
Amazingly, it is the same person as last week's winner...
Congratulations, Nikki!

Your comment was randomly chosen to win that beautiful card made and donated by Grace!

Here is the comment:

"Nikki said...

Traci thanks so much for the card. And your post this week is awesome. The new church that I have been attending the past 2 weeks has been about finding that quiet time for God and finding that safe place for him. Good Job posting this and hope your doing good. Thanks again for the card. :)

August 14, 2010 6:53 PM"

Congratulations AGAIN, Nikki!  Thanks for leaving this wonderful comment.  I hope you are finding that quiet time for Him as you have wanted!

And, please check out the new "Card of the Week!"  It is made by Joan, a good friend, a sweetheart of a woman that I have the honor of praying with quite regularly.  Check out the fold on that card!  It is so intricate!  The randomly chosen winner will really enjoy figuring this card out!  It is so eye-catching!  Thank you so much for sharing this with us Joan!

Because I did not get my Monday post out until late on Monday, I am going to leave it with today's post. I want everyone to have the chance to make good use of this chart...please be sure to look up the rest of the Scripture. It's not like chicken---we can't take parts and pieces and use it as we want! We need to use it in the same context that the Lord intended!

Have a Blessed week!  Please leave a comment--it is located down by the next set of 3 pictures  Arrow down!  I love to read them...and you may be our randomly chosen winner to receive that Fantastic Card.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

On Monday we will have a miraculous testimony shared please invite your Christian and non-Christian friends to visit, and on Wednesday a new post!  Here is this Monday's post, which was entered so late in the day!  I apologize again.  Here is this week's post:

Hi Everyone~

I apologize that this post today is so late.  I have been ill these last couple of days and just seem to want to keep on sleeping.  I hope you are all well, and found some time to slow life down--- to spend some more Quality time with our Lord, Jesus the Christ, who gave everything, so that we could be free in so many ways.

Today please find:
  • Gratitude for you
  • Wonderful Tool
  • Challenge Reminder

I am so thrilled with how you are building this blog up!  Thank you for your prayers, for telling your friends, for posting this blog on yours, and by stopping by!  This blog is growing steadily...which is wonderful!  Thank you all for such a blessing!  We have received 105 cards to date!  That is really amazing isn't it?I really appreciate everyone's comments and emails of support or sharing! You are very much appreciated. I love reading your remarks or questions.  If there is something you would like to see added to this blog. Please let me know. I will do my best.

I told one person that I would write about loneliness today.  I am sorry, but I just have not been able to read to well, and I was not able to study up on it for today.  My sincere apologies.  

I want to remind everyone that I believe this blog belongs to all of you.  It would be such a wonderful way to serve Him, and perhaps introduce a reader to Him, if you would send in your Testimony to be shared, or perhaps you'd rather share your favorite Scripture and why...or tell a "God Story."  A time in your life when you knew that the dear Lord was right there beside you, perhaps comforting or guiding you.  This is how we can encourage each other!  Who doesn't feel more excited for the Lord when they hear how He wonderfully brought someone else into the fold?  Who doesn't start to think of that special time in their life?  Imagine being a non-Believer who stumbles across the blog, and reads something so loving, so personal.  I think it would impact that person very much...and perhaps lead them to wanting to know more about Jesus the Christ.

If you did not read the very first post to this blog...I encourage you to please take a minute, and click on the word "June" on the right.  That will bring the post up.  This post is so exciting!  It really spells out how the Lord led me to change every detail from this blog!  It was going to be a blog for beginner card-makers!  He had different plans! lol  Please take a moment and read about it.

Important!  I do not see comments if you do not leave them in one of this week's posts.  So, if you read a different section, please leave your thoughts on this week's post...just let me know which post you are referencing.  (Topic or date.) Thanks!  I want to get back to you, but if it is in another section, I do not see your additional comment past this week!  Thanks! PLUS, leaving a comment in this week's post makes you eligible automatically to possibly win the He IS Able, "Card of the Week!"  They are gorgeous!

I did come across a wonderful tool someone sent to me quite a while ago.  I suggest that everyone print two of them out.  One to keep with you in a purse or briefcase.  And, one to keep by the phone or that when a friend contacts you, you will have the perfect Scripture to share with them!

I hope you find this as handy as I have...  I do not know where this originated from.  I certainly thank whoever took the time to get this out!  Please look up the remainder of the Scripture.  We can't take pieces and parts and use them to our own meaning.  We need to look at the context in which they are used...and use them in the same way.


You say: 'It's impossible' ...God says: All things are possible...  
( Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired' ...God says: I will give you rest... 
( Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me' ...God says: I love you...
( John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on' ...God says: My grace is sufficient...
 (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out' ...God says: I will direct your steps... (Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: 'I can't do it' ...God says: You can do all things ...
( Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able' ...God says: I am able...  
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say:'It's not worth it'  ...God says: It will be worth it...
 (Roman 8:28 )

You say: 'I can't forgive myself' ...God says: I Forgive you...
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage' ...God says: I will supply all your needs...
( Philippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid' ...God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear...
( II Timothy 1:7)

You say:'I'm always worried & frustrated'  ...God says: Cast all your cares on ME   (I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough' ...God says: I give you wisdom...
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone' ...God says: I will never leave you or forsake you...
(Hebrews 13:5)

Isn't that just a wonderful tool?  I use it often.  Just typing it up, brought tears to my swollen eyes!  God is Great!  Isn't He?  The section that read, "I did not give you the spirit of fear..." Just really hit me.  I am in a place currently with quite a bit of fear in it.  It just reminded me that "God is Good."  Anything not "good" is not from it must come from the enemy...and I don't have any time for that!  I am, in this moment, giving my concerns to the Lord.  I hope you will do so, also.  Just talk to Him.  Tell Him what is plaguing you, freezing you in action, worrying you.  He will take it from you...if we let Him.  I will try...again.  It only takes one time for Him to "get" it.  It takes me practice not to grab "it" back again!  The Lord is patient with us.  He loves us.  He wants to be here for us. 

If you do not know Jesus the Christ as your Lord and Saviour.  Please contact a church and tell them, or email me, and I will pray with you!  In fact, I am happy to stand in prayer with any of you.

One more thing...
About our 1st He IS Able Challenge...our Celebration of 40 Days as a blog...Please remember to send your cards in (with an extra envelope)!  The
mailing address is:

                                                     Traci Starkweather
     116 Colyer Drive
                      Longwood, Florida 32779

We live in a very rainy and humid state.  Please put your card in a ziplock or bubble wrap to protect them!  Thanks!

(Please leave a comment with a link to your card on your blog, or if you have it in a SplitCoastStampers or Christian Paper on that card.  Then "copy" (right click) the URL (the address part on the top of the screen.) And, then in the comment-- right click on "copy" or "paste" and it should put that URL in your comment.  That way we can all see your Challenge Card or Bookmark, or Altered item...any paper craft! Some people asked about how to do you know!)

Thank you for your patience while I got this out to you.  I hope you are blessed by your visit to the He IS Able Blog.  I am very blessed doing this, and getting to know you.  Please tell your friends and family about this blog...and if you haven't already, please sign up as a Follower.  I only know that you have been here if you do that, or leave a comment.  I hope you will do both! 

Have a blessed week!  May "The Lord bless you and keep you.  "The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious.  Numbers 6:24-25" I will be back on Wednesday!

He IS Able~
Traci S.

I want you to know that "I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. Philemon 4." Amen!


  1. Thank you for the tool. It is lovely, and I'm sure I'll be using it often. Take care of yourself. God bless.

  2. WOW--great tool! I will print it off soon:) It will def. help!! I hope you are doing well:) I'm trying to slow down--hope you are resting and relaxing and having a great week! Lots of love, Sav

    ps...God's word is ALWAYS true!! HOOORAY!

  3. Hi, I got your splitcoast message and decided to check out your blog. I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed it and will be popping in from time to time.
    God Bless
    Tressa Ü

  4. Wonderful tool Traci! I've seen something like this before and used many of these verses but it's great to have it all in one place to keep with you! Hope you are feeling well! We are leaving tomorrow to visit Dad.

  5. Hi Traci,
    I've missed you over at Christian Paper Crafts and thought I'd stop by your place and leave a note. (BTW. . .check your messages at CPC!) You're in my prayers dear sister. . .God is good and He is sovereign. He is working all things together for the good of His children and the glory of His name! What a glorious God we have who can transform darkness into light; death into life; mortal to immortal; wickedness and evil into good. Only He is Able! :-)

  6. Hi Traci;
    This is a fabulous tool and I am glad you put it up, you never know who needs it. Have a blessed Day.


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