Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Card of the Week Winner Announced... Praise Report!

Hi Everyone~

I am so glad you are here today!  It means even more to me when people are here on days when my migraine keeps me from wanting to be on the computer at all!  It gives me that extra push to get out of bed and grab my Bible and give away a beautiful card! 

Thank you for your continued prayers for my health.  This week my migraine is really keeping me stuck.  I can't even color my cards!  Boo-hoo! 

I pray that you are all well, and that you thought of many sources of joy in your life after reading that beautiful poem by Janet Erskine Stuart on Monday's post.
Isn't it wonderful that we have such a wonderful source of joy?  The best joy  there is?  The joy that comes from living a life for our Lord, Jesus the Christ. 

"The people I have formed for Myself;  they shall declare My praise." Isaiah 43:21

Does that mean we have to live perfectly?  Of course not.  We can't.  When we sin, (You may call it make a mistake.) we can go to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, and He will give it to us...completely!  He doesn't wait to spring it on us at a later punish us, as some humans do! 

The part about living for Him that I am referring to is that when we realize that we have sinned...we do everything that we can...with His not repeat the same sin.  Make sense?  We want to please Him.  He has done so much for us.  He still does so much for us.

What change can you make this week to walk a bit closer to Him?  It could be something may be something BIG...only you know what it is.  You and Jesus. You see, it isn't a big surprise when you go to Him and tell Him what you have done, when you ask for forgiveness.  He already knows!  And, He loves us anyway!  Amazing!  And, what a reason to be joyful! 

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  1 John 1:8-9

Do you feel great joy in knowing that we can be forgiven?  That we aren't given one chance that we would all blow within a week or so!

Do you feel great joy in knowing that the Lord of Lords loves us even though we are not perfect?  Even though we sin?  Even though we are of this world?

There are so many reasons to be joyful.  Let's have a Praise Report in the comment section!  Please share what Jesus is doing in your life!  Give Him Praise!  Share what you are joyful for...and thank Him!  Of course, you can share anything else, and you can share prayer requests there also. I'll be sharing my Praise there also! Thanks for jumping in! He wants us to love Him, to appreciate Him, to praise Him!

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  1 Corinthians 15:57

"Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks in His name."  Hebrews 13:15

The Winner of the He IS Able "Card of the Week" is...
Congratulations go out to Vikki Jo from SplitCoastStampers!

Vikki Jo, we know this is your first time winning the "Card of the Week," let me fill you in on some of the details!  Your leaving a comment in the comment section made you eligible to be randomly chosen from all people who left a comment---to win the beautiful card that was on the side bar this week!  All you need to do now is email me (see the side bar for addie!) your mailing address!  You will receive the card, an extra envelope and postage!  If for some bizarre reason you do not want this card---simply do not email me your mailing address.  But, keep coming around, and leaving a comment!  All comments received before 8pm on Tuesday are eligible!  You need to contact me before Tuesday 8pm...or you will forfeit the card!  Of course, you don't want THAT to happen!

Here is Vikki Jo's comment:
"Oh Traci I love the heart card... BEAUTIFUL! The yellow card is very bright and cheerful, love the flower layers!! And the teddy is so darn cute!"
March 7, 2011 10:44 AM

Vikki Jo, your comment is so sweet!  Thank you for taking the time to write.  It is my prayer that you will continue to stop by on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!  By the way, Vikki Jo is the hostess for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge 2011!  It is a wonderful way to get your cards done early!  Be sure to check it out!

To all of our guests from other countries...We are so pleased that you show up here 3 times a week!  We are so glad that you are finding things that interest you, or encourage you, or answer your questions, or just give you something to ponder. As you may know, my budget sadly does not allow me to mail cards out of the United States.  I am working on a surprise to give to you, our guests, of other countries if you win the "Card of the Week." However, it has not all come together yet. Details will be shared soon!

In the meanwhile, we can mail it to a friend you may have in the States...with a personal message from you!  Or we could donate the card to one of the charities I work with...or we could let the card go back into the He IS Able blog stash of cards.  Now aren't you excited about this surprise?

 It is another change we are making here to encourage everyone in the Lord, and provide what the Lord leads us to have here on the blog.  This year we have added a Bible Study about the Women of the Bible by Michele G., on the 3rd Friday of the month...and we are looking for people to join our Prayer Team.  The Prayer Team is led by Joan.  We are looking for friends who are Believers in Jesus Christ, who believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and is completely true, and who have a passion to pray for other people's needs.  The amount of time you want to volunteer is up to you... this is a very important part of the He IS Able blog!  Just let us know in the comment section or by email, if you would like further information!  This is open to any child of God, of any age, living anywhere, who would like to be a part of this team!

Have a blessed week!  Come join me in the comment section...for our Praise Report!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

p.s.  Wanted:  If you are in a position that you could send envelopes to fit A2 (6 1/2" x 4 1/4") cards for the American Cancer Society's Card Drive Fundraiser, we would certainly appreciate it. We are in need of about 200 envelopes! 

Also, it would be a huge blessing to receive some cards for the He IS Able blog!  We use these cards as the "Card of the Week," or as prizes, or to spread the word of this blog...which brings more guests to the blog, which shares the Good News of the Gospel!  If you need any details, please contact me!


  1. I praise our Lord Jesus Christ for putting such incredible People of God around me. They have helped me with my "Walk" with Jesus. I praise Him for allowing me to have this Ministry, when I thought I wouldn't be able to serve Him because of my disabilities! I praise Him for opening my eyes when I was Jewish to see the Truth, which is found in His Word, the Bible!
    I Praise His name! The Mighty Name of Jesus! Hallelujah!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  2. Hi Traci!
    WOW! i can't believe I won a drawing!!
    Thank you!
    BTW I can for send you some A2 anvies! I already have your address, so i can send you a few today even.

  3. Dear Vikki Jo~

    Thank you so much for donating some A2 envelopes! They will be used for a great
    charity! They will go with cards that were donated for a fundraiser for the American
    Cancer Society.

    God Bless!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  4. I just read this and felt I needed to post it!
    Giving Alms
    While giving alms may sometimes require contributing what has been earned through human labor, the gift of oneself is of greater value. After all, the debt incurred by sin wasn't paid in the currency of the world but in the flesh of Christ.
    — from The Little Way of Lent
    Praying for everyone.
    Traci thanks for keeping this site going even thought your life has been a challenge.


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