Monday, December 6, 2010

A Christmas Story and Ash2Ash CD Give-Away Winners Announced!!

Hi Everyone!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  Are you singing along with the Christmas songs you hear in your head?  Have you decided which Christmas Scripture you are going to read to the rest of your family, on Christmas Eve?  Is your heart ready to be closer to Him this Christmas?

Today you will hear a wonderful story of Christmas shared by one of my dear friends, Michele!
And, 2 winners for the Ash2Ash CD's will be announced!

I have a wonderful Christmas story to share with you from one of my dear friends. Michele is such a great friend.  She is one of the first to offer when there is a need...and her story is wonderful. I was going to post Christmas Scriptures here this week...but I found one I thought fit this story even better!  Of course, I love those Christmas Scriptures! Are you going to email me a story about a Christmas past, or hopes for a Christmas future, or your favorite Scripture about Jesus' birth and why?  I am going to post them each Monday for this month.  It doesn't have to be fancy...just from the heart.  It could be about something else, as long as it has to do something with the real Christmas.  Let me me to reserve your date!  You can do this anonymously, in Honor of Someone, in Memory of Someone, or just to share!  up to you!

Here is that story...grab your cup of tea and pull up to the screen...
"About 8 years ago, My mom wanted to get a new Christmas tree (artificial) but their old one was in good condition.  Dad didn't think the new tree was necessary.  Well, they had a discussion and Mom won that one!  So they purchased a tree.  Dad, a few days later--was in the garage and said he really felt the URGE to bring the tree to the Salvation Army.  And this went on for a bit--about a half hour.  Then Dad said it was clear "bring the tree to the Salvation Army."  So he brought it and walked it inside.  He showed the sales lady and then a woman walked in behind him with her young son.  And she told him, "Oh my, you know God told me to come to the Salvation Army today and I could get a tree."  My Dad turned to the sales lady and said, "I know I said I was going to give this to you."  And the lady said, "No, it's not ours yet.  You can do what you want with it."  And sure enough he gave the lady the tree.  She was so happy and she said the whole time she was waiting in the car and couldn't believe when he arrived.  And she couldn't believe it was free.

It's amazing to me how God works.  This person was just sitting and waiting because God told her to.  And Dad was so happy he listened.  He said it made his day and Christmas season!"
What a beautiful story.  I love tear-jerkers that are because you are happy,
don't you?  Thank you so much for sharing, Michele!  Doesn't the following Scripture describe the Dad to you?  It did me.

"Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."  1 Peter 3:4

OK--- The 2 winners of the Ash2Ash: "He Will Meet You Where You Are" CD's are...

Savannah and Nikki!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations to both of you!  You were each randomly selected to win one of the "He Will Meet You Where You Are" CD's by Christian Music Artists Ash2Ash!!!   Savannah and Nikki,  just send me an email with your current snail mail address, and I will get this wonderful music CD out to you.  I love it! 

For those of you who did not win one of the Ash2Ash CD's, just go to the Ash2Ash Website and you can listen to their music and even order some Christmas gifts for someone on your list, or yourself! 

Thank you to Ash2Ash for "gifting" The He IS Able blog with 2 of their CD's to give away!  We greatly appreciate it! 

I will be back on Wednesday, to give away a "Card of the Week" to someone who has left a comment before 8pm on Tuesday evening!   I hope you will be here.  You are all VERY appreciated...each of you...from wherever you live...whatever age you are...whether you make cards or not...just Thank You for coming to the He IS Able blog.

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather


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  2. CONGRATS TO Savannah and I for the win of the CD from Ash2Ash. I am so excited to win, i usually never win anything :) Thanks so much Traci for drawing my name. :) I am excited to recieve the CD and listen to the music. Thanks to Ash2Ash for sharing their music with everyone around the world. Again I am so HAPPY :) Thanks so much. Hugs...............


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