Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Card Winner! 1st He IS Able Blog Challenge Continues!

Hello Everyone~

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week, and that each of you has had opportunities to spend time with the Lord, in His Word and time to share that Great News with others!  The Bible tells us in Luke 10:27 to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart."  Are you doing that?

I am loving Him like I have never done in my life! I think it is because I am spending more quality time with Him.  I am reading more, especialy to prepare for this blog, and because He loves us enough to leave a manual for living!  I am praying more.  In addition to my prayers I pray over every card that goes out.  Praying that it will touch someone's heart.  Perhaps plant a seed or thought.  And, that perhaps that person will come to know Jesus the Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.  Or, that the card will brighten that light that shines inside a Christian who is just going through the pace of life.  Use the cards as you want.  Know that I am praying over them.  I love praising Him!  I come in from outside, and I thank Him for air-conditioning.  See a beautiful flower.  Praise Him.  Are you healthy?  Praise Him.  Have a talent?  Praise Him.  Have healthy love in your life.  Praise Him.  James 1:17 reads "Every good and perfect gift is from above."  Isn't that so true?

  • Luke 10:27 and James 1:17
  • Winner of the Card of the Week
  • 1st He IS Able Blog Challenge Continues (Bookmarks now accepted!)

The Winner of this Week's Card of the Week Give-Away is...
Tracy!  Congratulations Tracy! 
Here is a photo of the  card you won:

 Your comment was randomly chosen, and you won the beautiful card with the Scripture which reads: "You are inscribed on the palm of His hand... Isaiah 49.  Thank you for leaving a comment.  It entered you in the drawing!  Please remember to leave a comment this week, Everyone!  We have a wonderful card made by Deb Saaranen.  Her blog is called Dream In Color and she is giving away some blog candy all during August!  Please tell her I said hello if you visit!

Tracy, please email me (it's on my sidebar) your complete mailing address.  I will be sending you the card, and an extra envelope that already includes the postage.  I hope you enjoy sharing it! And, Congratulations, again!

The 1st He IS Able Challenge Information! August 8th is our 40 day WE Are Celebrating!

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."

The Challenge  (Bookmarks now accepted also!)

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

How to enter: At any time, please leave a comment with a link to your card or bookmark. 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! Yippee! The other half, will go into the very large blessed pile of cards for the blog!  Thank you Lord for providing so many people with such big hearts and talent!

I will mail those cards/bookmarks 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.  If you leave a comment today, would you please mention a way that you  serve or show the Lord that you "Love the Lord your God with all your heart?"   Not mandatory!  Leave any comment you would like.  I am curious what others do!  And, as usual leaving a comment today will enter you to win that fabulous Card of the Week!
He IS Able,
Traci S.



  1. HOOOOOOOOOORAY to Tracy!! That is a fabulous card:) And what a blessing!!

    As for me--I try to show the Lord my love by using his gifts/talents (crafting and singing) for His glory! I just love it:)

    I'm hoping to find some time this weekend to make a card for your challenge!! How fun!! I have an idea...but I just have to work out the details (sketch/etc.) and find time;) HOPE you are doing well! GOD IS GOOD:)

  2. Yippee! Thanks Traci and a special thanks to Michele for sharing her card and her thoughts.
    I try to show my love for God by teaching our ladies Bible study class. I also fill in for the Sunday School teachers and sing in the choir.
    Looking forward to the challenge. :)

  3. Not exactly sure how you'd like for me to link my card here, Traci so please let me know, it is on my blog. God bless!

  4. Tracy thanks for posting these cards on your blog. I enjoy looking at them. Tomorrow I am going to go to a different church. I feel as though the Lord is sending me in a new direction. I hope this direction is a good one. I have been looking for a church to attend for awhile now (different from my religion that I grew up with). Because I feel as though God has something in store for me.

  5. Traci, here is the link for my design for the first He IS Able challenge:

    Praise the Lord for the first 40 days!!! What a blessing!

  6. Congratulations to Tracy! I'm sure you will put this lovely card to good use!!! Great challenge cards ladies!

  7. Traci, what a great challenge! Love the prize! That is a new one for me! Hope to be able to play along! It was so nice meeting you on SCS! Hopefully this is just the beginning of a great cyberspace friendship! Carol (grammawamma)

  8. Thanks for sharing with me at Christian Paper Crafts on the how to's:



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