Friday, March 25, 2011

Give-Away to Everyone! Plus a Contest!!

Get Excited, Friends!

BIG News here at the He IS Able blog.  We have a FREE GIVE-AWAY that was announced Wednesday!  And, we have a new CONTEST that starts today!

Let's talk about the CONTEST first.  It is very simple.  We are now a team of 4 women here on the blog, and we are growing. Let me re-introduce you:

 (Joan- Prayer Team Leader
(We are looking for Prayer Team Members. Details Monday.)

Michele- "Precious Women of God--This Includes You!" 
(Shared every third Friday of the month.)

Wendy-does the technical and creative things on the blog...
as well as teaching me how to blog! 

 And myself- Traci.

We would like for YOU to come up with the name for our Team.  We are not actually a Design Team (DT) that you see on so many blogs...yet we are a team.
Please let your choices reflect what we do here on the He IS Able blog. Our goal is to Glorify God with every post! Our Mission Statement is “Sharing His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation through Cards!”  You will simply leave your choices for our "Team Name" listed in the comment section.  The first person who lists a name--gets credit for that name.  There are no "ties."  Suggest as many names as you would like.   This contest will end on the April 15th, at midnight, and will be announced on the following Monday!  A small prize, but a nice prize will go to the person whose name we have decided on as a team.   Get Creative!

THAT brings us back to this week’s FREE GIVE-AWAY for everyone who wants one! (See the top of this email.)

"I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God's call through Christ Jesus to the life above." Philippians 3:14 GNT

This is shared from Quiet Moments in the Presence of God it is published by Bethany House:

The Challenge Of It All

"Leave your comfort zone and move out into new territory on behalf of God's kingdom. You grow in Christ when you do something for God beyond what you've already mastered. You sense God's presence with you in personal and intimate ways.

When you attempt something difficult for God, you discover God's resources. For instance, if make a witness speech in church even though that makes you uncomfortable, you discover abilities previously unknown to you. Commitment and effort precede awareness of talents and skills. It is not necessary to wait until you think you are ready to do something for God. Do it, and God will make you ready."

"Commit your way to the Lord...;trust ( lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as (the shining sun of) the noonday." Psalm 37 5-6 AMP


It is the goal here on the He IS Able blog to encourage each other to reach out and "Share His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation Through Cards!"

First, just leave a comment or prayer request in the comment section before Tuesday evening at 8pm. The comment section is under this post. This will make you eligible for the second part.

Secondly, next Wednesday we will list the names/user name of everyone who left a comment.  I will THEN ask you to send me your mailing address. (Please put "He IS Able" in subject area.) You will receive a beautiful card, and an extra envelope!!  Just use the card to "Share His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation"--use the card you will receive...within a week of receipt. That's it.

I challenge you to really try to stretch. Make it a personal challenge... perhaps write something about Jesus, as simple and as wonderful as "Jesus loves YOU!!" on the inside, and give it to anyone you come across...try to make it someone that you don't know their religious beliefs...Christians already know that "Jesus loves us!" Share these wonderful words, or other words, with a stranger by 'leaving your comfort zone and move out into new territory on behalf of God's kingdom.' (from today's reading) We can't wait to hear the results of how you feel after taking this challenge! God is always with you!

We hope to have a big turnout...tell your friends and family! Let's share the love of our Lord, Christ, Jesus with others! Let's really stretch, and leave the card for strangers! Anyone in the US (due to postage restrictions from my budget) are eligible to participate. Only 1 card per address. Challenge your teen to reach out to the new kid in school. I can't wait to hear how blessed you are from blessing others! So, please come back and share your experience with us!

To our guests of other areas, Great News:  So far, all prizes have been for US addresses only, because that is all I could budget for.  Currently, we are working on a way to get cards to you. So--go ahead and enter for your free card!  Just please be patient with us, as it is not handled as of yet...but we are doing our best!  So keep your eyes on the blog! Great news is coming!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather (S.)


  1. Traci just was thinking about you the other day. hope your doing good. Havent seen you around splitcoast that much. So glad you have this blog up and running, you ladies are doing such a great job. Great job for Joan and Michele too. :) Take care.

  2. Supernatural Intimacy
    We have direct access to God because the Father and Son have made a home in us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We have a supernatural intimacy with the Trinity.
    — from Living the Sacraments
    Praying for you all!
    Have a great week.

  3. Hi Traci, I don't have a name suggestion for your team, but I did want to let you know that I think Wendy did a fabulous job with the blog banner and badge! Looks just wonderful. Hugs to you all!

  4. Hi, Traci! Thanks for your super kind comments on my daffodil card! You asked about the houndstooth's from a pad by Pinkpaislee called Bayberry Cottage.


Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts, ideas,prayer requests and comments! We love to read them all! And, if you had a prayer request, the Prayer Team will begin praying for your needs today. God Bless!