I hope that you all had a wonderful World Card Making Day! Did you actually take the time to celebrate and make some cards? I had a blast doing just that for almost the entire weekend! Mark your calendar now...so you can carry it to next year's calendar. October 2nd....World Card Making Day!
Today you will find:
- Matthew 8:16 & Matthew 8:17
- The He IS Able "Card of the Week" Winner
- Click "IT" and "Think Pink!"
Last week we shared about the Great Physician! I was truly blessed by reading your comments. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with me and our other readers.
This is October, and I would like to share an unusual event for Card Makers, as well as an incredible organization where you can make a difference every day and not even spend a penny! What subject am I talking about? Breast Cancer! First of all, let me say in the most loving way possible...
GO GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM! (If you haven't done so this year.)
Now, don't put your guard up...this is an upbeat message! First a Scripture.
"When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Him, and He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick." Matthew 8:16
Now, go back and just re-read the last 3 words. "all the sick." Think about that...a world with no illness. Let's continue...
"This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
'He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.'" Matthew 8:17
Wouldn't it be amazing if we actually had a world with no disease in it? Could that even happen? You bet it could happen! The Bible tells us so...then it is so! This is what my Life Application Bible says about these 2 Verses:
"Jesus has authority over all evil powers and all earthly disease. He also has power and authority to conquer sin. Sickness and evil are consequences of living in a fallen world. But, in the future, when God removes all sin; there will be no more sickness and death. Jesus' healing miracles were a taste of what the whole world will one day experience in God's Kingdom!"
Until then what can we do? Pray! Like I have said before...I believe prayer is the answer to any question!
Do you know about The Breast Cancer Site? You go to their link...you click on the tab daily. The Sponsors then pay for mammograms. If you shop in their incredible Fair Trade Store, the sponsors give more. And, if you share it with your friends...it is multiplied to help so many people!
Every day, I spend about 20-30 seconds helping 6 very important organizations. They don't send me mail. They don't hassle me. I help give food to the hungry, get mammograms to women who can't afford them, I help improve children's health--by clicking and the sponsor's supply special eye drops which will allow children to see, and they save lives of children. I help increase literacy, I save land in the rain forests of the world, and I help "rescued" animals. All in 20-30 seconds! WOW!! I click 6 times... and it helps here in the States and around the world. Will you please go to their site after you read this, and click? I made these sites (they are grouped together) my home page. I turn on my computer and help others. What a great way to start the day! If you want more info on the organizations...after you click...arrow down on the 2nd page. You will be making such a difference by doing this. What a difference it makes! I challenge you to "click" for the month of October...and if you decide that it is too much for you to do, after the month...go ahead and stop. I think you will like helping in this very simple way. I do. (If you are willing to commit to clicking for the month of October, and want to state it...use the comment section! (It can be used for other comments, too!)
The Winner of the He IS Able "Card of the Week" is...
Tigger652, please send me your mailing address (My email is on the right side of the blog.) before Tuesday evening at 8pm. If I do not receive it by then, you will forfeit winning this incredibly beautiful card made by Janaria. Tigger652, if you do not want the card, for some reason, simply do not send me your mailing address. Please continue to participate in the blog, however!
We have a wonderful card for our new "Card of the Week!" It is pink! It is made and donated by the wonderful, Phyllis aka sparkleplenty1000 over at SplitCoastStampers! This card is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. If you see Phyllis over at SCS, let her know how beautiful you think her card is, and let her know you are from the He IS Able blog! All you need to do to win this intricately designed card, is to leave a comment before next Tuesday at 8pm. If you do that, you will be entered in a random drawing for the gorgeous card, the beautiful envelope and the postage!
There is a special event going on over at SplitCoastStampers! If you look on the right side of this blog...you will see a "Blinkie" which says "Hope You Can Cling To!" If you click on it, it will bring you directly to SCS who is partnering with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by Breast Cancer. There will be special challenges in the SplitCoastStampers Challenge Forum and Member Company Forums. Yes, there are prizes! This is such a powerful thing that we could all do.
I challenge each of you to donate at least one encouraging card to the patients and families there. If you want to publicly commit to making and donating a card for this great cause...go ahead and let us know in the comment section. We could just call it the "commit" section...instead of comment section. Just Joking!
So please remember to:
- CLICK for each day of October!
- Make a Card following the details over at SCS...just click on the "Blinkie" after you write your comment. It will take you directly there.
- If you are willing to commit to either or hopefully both of these activities to help carry the burden of someone else, please let us know in the comment section...and of course...any comment is welcome!
Won't it be wonderful when the day comes and we live where there are no diseases? I wonder if there will be anything left that we need to click for?
There will be a special guest sharing on Friday! I know it is card day, but I couldn't resist! Have a wonderful week! Thank you for being here...and sharing this blog with others! It is making a difference for His Kingdom! YOU are making a difference for His Kingdom!
He IS Able!