Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Peace in the Center" and the "Winner of the Card of the Week!"


I hope you are each doing well
today.  I am feeling 100% bet-
ter!  Are your days seeming
more hectic?  Trying to squeeze
in making decorations for Thanks-
giving? Doing your Christmas shopping?  Are you making birthday cards because it is near the deadline for this wonderful Challenge on the side bar, and you really want to win the great prize plus 10 cards and envelopes? 

Well, if you want real peace in your life.  You need to have Jesus in your heart! It's that simple!

Today you will find:
  • My Card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge, and for our Challenge!    
  • A passage from Quiet Moments in the Presence of God.
  • The Winner of the "Card of the Week!"
  • Philipians 4:7, Colossians 3:15
The tag you see at the top of the page is my card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge  this week.  They challenged us to make something using the colors, celery, stucco orange, and white.  I used my word of the year..."Joy" on the tag, and two of my favorite embellishments...pearls and ribbon!

I made this card for Al's birthday!  Al is Michele G.'s father, and we are giving him a Super Happy 75th Birthday!  Just send your card to the address on the sidebar, write "He IS Able" near your signature or on the back of the card...and if he chooses your card as his favorite...you will win!  This way, he will be blessed with a blizzard of birthday wishes, and the winner will be blessed with a Super Goody Bag by Michele, and 10 cards and Envelopes from the He IS Able blog!  Complete instructions are located on the sidebar.

Those cards would be nice to have to use over the holidays...when you don't have as much time to make cards for different occasions!

Philipians 4:7 reads:  "You will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." 

As you may remember, I enjoy reading several different Books of Daily Devotions.  Today, I would like to share a passage from Quiet Moments in the Presence of God.   It is published by Bethany House.  This passage is called, "Peace in the Center."

"Peace in your heart makes your life beautiful and wonderful. It is the peace God gives when you draw close to Him to receive His love and blessings. This peace counters the turbulence you have elsewhere in your life. It brings the stability of knowing you belong to God and the security of knowing He is with you always.

God's peace comes when you know how much God loves you, how far He goes to forgive you, how many ways he sustains you, and how many generous life opportunities He offers you. God's peace will guide you in the way you should go.

God puts the calm of His presence and the peace of His love at the center of your life.

"The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body."  Colossians 3:15

This peace that Jesus gives...it is an added bonus, if you will, to spending time with Him in prayer, in reading His Word, and with talking to others about Him.  We often talk about getting centered in a quiet area before reading or praying.  But the inner quiet, the inner peace comes from spending all of that time with Him.  Do you have any things on your to-do list that could be done more easily?  If you are supposed to bake 6 dozen cookies for your child's school.  You could make 10 and have another mom make 10, and swap half of the 4 dozen extra cookies.  Then you will have 4 dozen cookies, two types, to give the neighbor's for the holidays.  This way you get it done while you have all of your ingredients and pans out anyway!  Perhaps you can try to eliminate some of the coming and going of this time of year. Do your errands at once.  What else could you do to give you a little time to spend with our Savior?  Doesn't it sound silly that "pick up the dry cleaning," is more important than talking to Jesus the Christ...Our Messiah...Our Lord of Lords!  Maybe our schedules could be shifted a bit.

The Winner of the He IS Able "Card of the Week" is...
Francie G.!!!!!  Congratulations, Fran!
Fran, you have been randomly chosen to receive this beautiful card made by Dawn B., as well as an envelope and postage!  And, you will be eligible to receive next week's card, just by leaving a comment on one of this week's posts.  All comments need to be received by Tuesday at 8pm.  Fran, I need for you to email me your mailing address by that time, also, or you will sadly forfeit the gorgeous card! My email is on the sidebar.)  I'm sorry. I can only mail cards to people living in the United States.  If you are from another country, we would still like to receive your comments!  (I will be happy to mail this on your behalf to a friend that lives here, or mail it to charitable organization.)

Here is her comment:

Francie G. said...
"Beautiful creations, Traci! I sometimes send traditional Thanksgiving Cards, but I like your idea better. Thanks for the inspiration, I think I will send gratitude cards this year.  November 6, 2010 12:35 PM"

Thank you for your input, Fran.  I really appreciate hearing this from you...a
true artist yourself!  You can see Fran's work at the Our Daily Bread Designs website and blog.

This week's card of the week is a combination.  You will win the tag that is located at the top of the page, as well as a card in similar colors with a theme of Joy!  All you need to do is leave a comment, and be randomly chosen!

I hope that you all have a pleasant couple of days...peaceful days!  I will be back on Friday with more!  Thank you for adding the badge on the side bar by copying and pasting it to your blog.  When you do this, please let me know...you will have a GORGEOUS card from the He IS Able blog sent to you, for your use!  YOU are appreciated!

He IS Able!
Traci S.


  1. Gorgeous tag, thanks for playing with us in the play date cafe :)

  2. Beautiful Tag Traci! I am so glad you are feeling better! Have a BLESSED day!!!

  3. Beautiful Tag! Wonderful sentiment and added flourish. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. Beautiful tag Traci, love the colors. Glad you are feeling better.
    Hugs. :)

  5. Philipians 4:7 I love that passage big time! The blog has blessed me in many ways and I am thankful for it and Mary and Joan, dad got your cards and LOVED them!!! Thank you so very much!! You are both officially entered for the and I have some cool stuff to send out, just to bless you for blessing my dad. I appreciate everyone's time and effort to send him a special note. It has made him feel so special! Thank you for that.
    Michele G.

  6. Love the "Joy" card, wonderful use of our colors and I especially love that gem flourish! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!

  7. The Joy tag is awesome and is a reminder no matter the circumstances we are to count it all joy. Thanks for sharing this devotional as well, and all the ways you encourage others through your blog.



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