Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving and the Winners!

Hi Everyone~

Thanksgiving Day.  Thanksgiving. 

Webster's Dictionary has a definition for the word, "thanksgiving."  Let's take a look.  I pulled this 12" wide book off of our bookshelf.  Heavy!

"thanksgiving- n.  the act of expressing thanks esp. to God"

I am thankful for so many things.  I am thankful for my loving husband, my incredible son, Joshua.  Dave's adult children, Kim and her husband Ed, and granddaughter--Jillian.   Matt, Lula and their 3 boys--my 3 grandsons...Zachary, Matthew Thomas jr., and Gregory Allen.  And, for Jon.  Who I miss.  He lives in TX. I am so thankful for my family.

I am thankful for the get-together we had for my Dad's birthday.  My brother, Marc, came down with his wife, Carol  and one of their children-Emilie. Both of my sisters, Rae-Lynn and Mindy, and My Mom and Dave and I went to Amelia Island for the weekend.  It was nice...all of us being together again.  My brother moved from FL to SC.  I missed Tom being there.  He is my bro-in-law.  I miss Mel and Taylor, and Drew and His wife, and brand new daughter, and Jordi...and Amber...and Isabella.  All nieces, nephews, and great-nieces.

 I am thankful for the ocean-anywhere.  The mountains of NC.  The Glaciers and whales of Alaska.  The trees in our yard.  The birds of the air.  I see Him in all of these things and more...and I am thankful.

I am thankful for all of the Christian and non-Christian friends I have made this year, when I found SplitCoastStampers.  I am thankful for SCS, in fact, it brought me to my fascination with making cards, and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through them.  Who doesn't cheer up when they receive a card in the mail?  I know I get so happy that someone thought of me to give that extra effort.  I became a member of a prayer thread at SCS, and have met and love several women there.  They truly have giving hearts.  They will pray for anything that is important to you.  They amaze me with their God-given wisdom, and I am blessed to be able to pray with them. 

I am very thankful for each of you.  I tell you that probably every post.  I mean it.  I am thankful for each of you.  I am so grateful that the Lord put this blog on my heart.  Often I sit here wondering what it is that I am supposed to share. Have you read the only post in June, the very first post?  If not, please do.   And, I feel His guidance.

 I am so thankful for this Card Giving Ministry.  It puts together 2 of the loves of my and Jesus Christ.  Remember, the Mission Statement for this blog, and I hope for you is "Sharing His Love, His Word, His Gift of Salvation....through Card Give-Aways!  Basically, that is sharing anything about Him.  How wonderful is that?  Very wonderful. 

I am thankful every time that you leave a comment.  I know that you are here, and I am not wasting my time.  That's how I used to think.  Now, I know that I need to say these things, because I need to be obedient to Him.  I told Him I was ready for a card ministry...and He fed me. 

He brought women into my life to help me grow as a Christian woman and some who are able to teach me how to blog, and what to write sometimes. Thank you Michele and Wendy and Joan and Grace,and Deb, and so many women who have been at my side in this.  I am thankful for the people who pray that this to reach people who for one reason or other need to hear it.  It's not about how many comments there's about me doing what I have promised, and being thankful for the honor to serve Him in this way!   I admit I like when there are comments, I love giving away these gorgeous cards that people have donated for the blog!  And, I hope you use them to encourage Christians to be bold, or non-Christians to listen about Him.

I am thankful for so many reasons this year.  I will do what the definition says.
I am not going to get all caught up in the food this year.  I am going to spend time with my Lord, my Friend, my Savior and  I will express my thanks to Him.  And, THEN I will eat.

Thank you for all you do to keep this blog interesting.  For the things you may send me of interest.  For your prayers.  For standing in for me when I was so sick.  Thank you all for being here.  I mean it.  Do you realize how important you are to me now?


Everyone who left a comment this week will win a beautiful card to share your thoughts about Jesus with someone you know! 

Cathy Kraft--you win the Gorgeous card on the side bar,
 made by Deb S. of   Dream in Color! 

That means that Smiley J., Little Birdie Blessings-Abby, Gerrie Johnic of Queen of Grunge, and Deb S. of Dream in all will receive a beautiful card from the He IS Able blog.  Please send me your mailing address via email which is wayyyyyyyyyy down on the right side of this post.  Please send it even if you think I have it, before Tuesday evening at 8pm!  I will be thrilled to send these out to you. I thank you for being here during this very busy week!

If for some reason you'd rather not have a card, then simply don't send me your address! That easy! You can still visit.  Still leave comments.  You can still become a Favorite. 

Oh, if you would like a card, simply copy and paste our badge at the top of the right side bar, and leave it on your blog!  Leave me a comment with your blog address, and I will send a card out to you for your use!  That's one way I can thank you for bringing your readers to this blog.  It isn't about the numbers like I said earlier.  However, the more people that are here...the more they read Scriptures in the post...the more something may catch their attention...and maybe they want to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior.  It can all happen just like that!  True?  True!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!  Please be safe, and remember, it is Christ Jesus that you are most thankful to, hopefully.

Please leave a comment of something unusual you are thankful for!
He IS Able,
Traci S.
Please read the purple section of the next is very important to me!It is listed under "Help Wanted."  Thank you for everything!


  1. What a beautiful card~ thank you Deb S. I'm praying right now as to who needs to receive this wonderful creation. I know they will be encouraged. Thank you!

  2. Oh, Traci! Your package with all those awesome cards, the ribbon and the stamp set came in today's mail. I am overwhelmed by your generosity. What a fabulous prize! Thank you, thank you so much!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! God bless you all.

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