Friday, January 14, 2011

Precious Women of God--This Includes You! And, "A" of ABC Scripture Scrapbook!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is the very last day to sign up for the Give-Away described on the right column.  Just answer one of those questions in today's comment section before Midnight...Eastern time.  One person's name will be randomly drawn and announced tomorrow!  There have been additional prizes added to this Give-Away! 

Also, because of my illness that will not go away, and is causing me to miss one of my Grandson's birthday party...I was not able to have a winner randomly drawn for the "Card of the Week" this past Wednesday.  The card is gorgeous!  It is made by Grace N. from Th-ink-ing of You!  I extended this drawing until Midnight tonight also!  So, leave any comment (the Give-Away comment counts also) before Midnight Eastern time.

Today, I will be sharing my scrapbook page that I made for Patter Cross's ABC Scriptural Study, as well as a post to her blog explaining the page.  Please be sure to check it out.

And now, with great happiness and joy, I turn this post over to the talented, knowledgeable and all around wonderful woman, Michele G.  This is Michele's first Bible Study post here at The He IS Able blog, though she has been a part of the He IS Able blog from the beginning.  She has helped by sharing, helping me make decisions, donating cards for the "Card of the Week" drawing, praying, running a challenge with prizes...lots of things...  She will be posting the Bible Study the 3rd Friday of each month.  Please mark your calendar for February the 18th for the next segment of:  "Precious Women of God--This Includes You!"

Michele shared:
As I start this study, I really want to take a look at the lives of women in the Bible. I want to be able to show some of their lives and their incredible experiences, their love for the Lord and incredible comparisons between their lives and our own. It has been put on my heart to show just how precious women are to God and how He used and currently uses women for His glory, how He has been able to rely on women in the Bible and how He is able to use us today. Taking time to read His Word, pray and take time to listen, will enable you and empower you to be the woman of God He wants you to be. All we ever have to be is what He created us to be. He has created each of us with special gifts, talents and abilities and when we use those to help others and further his kingdom we are truly blessed.

The first woman of the Bible that I want to review is Miriam. Miriam was the older sister to Moses and sister of Aaron. Exodus Chapters 2 & 15; Numbers Chapters 12 & 20. Her name means ‘one who loves or is loved by Yahweh’. Yahweh means the “self-existent one”. Yahweh is one of the ways the children of Israel referred and do refer to God.

When the new Pharaoh of Egypt declared the death of all the baby boys of Israel in a desperate attempt to curb the growth of the Hebrews, it was his mother who put Moses in the waterproof basket and placed him in the river in the hopes he would find a safer home. When doing this study I found out it was Miriam who was Watching the basket when the daughter of Pharaoh discovered it. Miriam was used by God to watch over Moses and to help fulfill what God had wanted Moses to do.

Miriam was with Moses throughout the nine plagues. She followed Moses out of Egypt. Miriam was a woman of God, she was a prophet herself. (Exodus 15:20.) Miriam was called to do great things. The very same is true in the body of Christ today. Each person has a different role and it is so important to realize that you were made and loved by the the All Mighty God and that you are beautiful and a precious woman of God. The Lord my God whom I serve loves me so much! One of the most important parts of having a close walk with Jesus is prayer. It is in prayer where we humble ourselves before the Lord and it is not only a place for requests but a place for refuge and to gain strength and knowledge. I would encourage you to pray for him to open your eyes to the things he would want you to see, pray for your heart to be open to see with your heart the way God sees with his heart. It can change how you view the world!

Jeremiah 29:13 "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

James 1:5  "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

1 John 3:22 "...and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases Him."

Whether you are currently walking with the Lord or whether you have never walked with Him, this study is for you. God’s love is the most perfect love. His will for you and your life and for the lives of your family are so important to Him. He desires a closer relationship with each one of us. He desires that we do seek Him. Psalm 34:4 "I sought the Lord and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears." If there is something that you are struggling with – please read and re-read this verse and the others that surround it. Look it up in your own Bible. Take some time to see what God says because He will and does keep His Word.


This scrapbook page is size 8x8.  I have never worked with this size, but I love it!  The idea is that Patter Cross will give us a word that starts with "A" for these two weeks, "B" for the next two weeks...and so on...a new word every other Sunday.  You can use any size paper, make cards or bookmarks, whatever you would like.  It will last for the year...which will bring us through the alphabet.  She then writes such thought provoking entries, and shows us her example as well as the Scriptures that she used on her project to remind her of the word "Anchor." 

 I need to remind myself to "anchor" myself to the Lord, not just when life is stormy, and doesn't seem to be going well.  I need to remember to "anchor" myself to Him when things are going beautifully and all is well.  Hopefully, my scrapbook page shows a storm on the right...and an easy going day on the left.  It does to me...and the book is to help me memorize Scripture, look for Scripture that I don't use all of the time, and to possibly pass this book on to one of my grand-children when it is completely.

This is the only page we have done...and everyone's looks differently.  We get our new word this Sunday from Patter's blog.  You can find her wonderful writing about the word "Anchor" here:  ABC Scripture Scrapbook Study

We hope you have enjoyed today's first part of
"Precious Women of God--This Includes You!"  Please remember, that Tomorrow (Saturday at noon) will be the announcement for the "Card of the Week" Drawing and the Winner of the Give-Away to Celebrate Our 6 Months as a Blog!  Please read the side bar to see how quickly and easily it is to enter if you have not done so yet.  We so look forward to seeing you then!  Please remember to welcome Michele to the He IS Able blog. She is such an incredible part of it!  More new changes coming to the blog keep reading. Thank you so much for being here. 

February-- LOVE is the theme!  I'd love to post what you share as your Favorite Scripture about love and why.  Just email it to me.  It's that easy! 

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. Michele- You are an awesome woman. The post reminded me to pray adking for specifics. I will ask God for understanding for the areas of my life I just don't get. Thanks

  2. Thank you Michele for bringing this wonderful devotional! It will be a real blessing to all who read it and meditate on it, which I will be doing in the days ahead!!! Traci, your page is wonderful too! I love how you did the waves!

  3. Hi Traci,
    Thanks for popping in at my blog! I'm happy to hear that you're participating in the Scripture Challenge this year! I'm sure you'll find it a wonderful blessing! Your page is lovely! Hope your weekend is full of joy!...Nancy :o)

  4. Your page is beautiful.Really like the way you have made the waves.


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