Monday, August 2, 2010

Michele's Thoughts... and Our 1st He IS Able Challenge!

Hi Everyone~

Do you know how I keep saying this is everyone's blog?  That it is not mine?  That you won't hear me share every time you visit?  I've asked you to please send in your Testimony, Favorite Scripture and Why, or a "God Story."  You know, a time when you have felt His presence or guidance in a special way?  Well, you are super fortunate today.  We have a guest writer today.  A big thank you to Michele for sharing her innermost thoughts about the Lord.  If you are interested in sharing...please send me your info to my email listed on the side bar.

After you read what she has to say... be sure to continue on to find out about our very...
1st He IS Able Challenge!

Here is Michele's writing:
"I just want to say that for anyone who is struggling--not sure where you are in your walk with God, having doubts, troubles, worries, health issues, whatever it may be.  The Bible says we have the authority in Jesus Christ to speak to those things, to pray to our Lord and Savior and while there are struggles in life, it is in Jesus that we all can have Victory over our situation.  Call out to
Jesus and tell Him your worries, tell Him everything--come before Him humbly and with an open heart.

It is my prayer that each person who visits will think and work towards a closer walk with Jesus.  The more you read your Bible--The Word, the more you pray, the more you praise.  God will give you revelation in your lives.  It may not be instantaneous, but He is moving more than our eyes can see. Take steps of faith, re-open a dialogue if you haven't praying in a while.  Remember, you are a son or daughter of the King, You are inscribed on the palm of His hand. 

That verse makes me feel just so special!  Start to think of things on a personal level, because we are all special in God's eyes and every good and perfect gift is from above!  Just makes me think of a closeness that we have with the Father through Jesus.  When two or more are gathered in His name, He is there.  The computer counts!  He is there always for each of us.  Seek and ye shall find.

Love in Christ,

Michele thank you so much for sharing your beautiful words with all of us today. I say a big "Amen!" to them all!  Fortunately, Michele has a bit more to share with us.  We will see the rest of this writing next Monday, the 9th of August. 

Now... the 1st Ever He IS Able Challenge!

August 8th is right around the corner, and I'm sure if you don't have a birthday or anniversary on that probably aren't planning a celebration!  Am I right? 

Well, on August 8th, the He IS Able blog will be 40 days old!  You may be asking, "What's so great about the 40th day?"  Well, I will tell you.  The number 40 is so important throughout the Bible.  Most people will think of Noah and the Ark...the whole 40 days and 40 nights.  What about Moses?  40 years in the desert!  Jesus in the desert with Satan?  40!  What about His ascension to Heaven?  40 days after He reappeared to His followers!  There are many 40's in the Bible and I thought it would be great to celebrate one of them. 

This challenge is about a very righteous man.  It's Noah.  Let me share a couple of things the Bible says about this man:
Genesis 6:9-"But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.  Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God."
And, Genesis 6:22-"Noah did everything just as God commanded him."

Now let's take a look at the number 40 in this part of the Bible:
Genesis 7:4-"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights..."

Genesis 7:17-19-"For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.  The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered."

OK--The Challenge
How to play:  Make a card depicting anything mentioned in these quotes about the righteous man, Noah.  Or about the quotes pertaining to the number 40. 

How to enter:  Please leave a comment with a link to your card.  Then, mail your card and an extra envelope to:

Traci Starkweather
116 Colyer Drive
Longwood, Florida 32779

How to Win:  I will enter the name of each person who sends their card into a random drawing.  (Enter as many times as you would like.)

What You Will Win!  The person's name that is chosen by random drawing, will receive the first half of all of the cards received for this contest! 

I will mail those cards to you, as soon as you email me an address!  You could win one card, or 100 cards!  It depends on how many people send their cards  on or before August 22nd!  That gives you two full weeks!  Have fun!

p.s.  Don't forget to leave a comment today to be enterred to win the Card of the Week!  It is from Michele also!  Besides, it's the only way I know you visited!

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. That's a great challenge, Traci! You've got my creative wheels spinning!! It's a busy week but I'll see what I can do! God bless.
    Thanks to Michele for sharing.

  2. beautiful testimony Michele..sounds like a fun challenge.

  3. OH WOW! Great letter by Michele:) It is wonderful to know that God is our Father and wants to help us in our times of trouble. I thank JESUS for saving me and for allowing this path to God!! AMEN to His greatness:)

    Great challenge. I've got an idea;) I'll see what I can put together before August 22:)

  4. Praise God, for wonderful words from Michele and for a great blog.

    I hope God gives me favor to create a card for this challenge, just need Him (who is able) to inspire me.

    Thank you once again.

  5. Thanks Michelle for sharing your heart with us today! You are so right... the more we seek Him... the more He will reveal Himself to us!

    Great challenge Traci! I know what I would do IF I had time but I doubt I can do it this month as I am working on a BIG project I can't talk about yet! :) We'll have to see.... but please don't enter me in the drawing... I'd rather someone else win!

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