Monday, March 7, 2011


Dearest Friends,

Today, I leave you with a poem by Janet Erskine Stuart.  It was found in the book, Whispers of Promise.  It is published by Barbour and the book is meant as a Daily Encouragement for Women.

Dave and I were away for the weekend, and between my body hurting from the long trip in the car, and my having what must be the worst migraine in a year, I can not share more than this beautiful poem today.  I think it would be wonderful if we would each list a "joy" in our lives in the comment section.  I will share about this past weekend, and how the Lord moved so beautifully through out the event on Wednesday.  We will also announce the Card of the Week Winner.

I am very grateful for any prayers you may lift up to end this migraine and pain to help me get through this week, before I see my doctor next week. Those of you who have been visiting here know that when I get migraines, my vision fails quite a bit.  Thus, the short blog. Thank you for your prayers. 

Have a blessed week, and please consider it an opportunity to Praise Him as we each list at least one reason for joy in our lives. For He is the real reason for any joy in our days.

Here is that poem I promised:

To be a joy-bearer and a joy-giver
says everything, for in our life, 
if one is joyful, it means that one is
faithfully living for God, and that
nothing else counts; 
and if one gives joy to others
one is doing God's work;
with joy without and joy with-in,
 all is well.

~Janet Erskine Stuart

I will leave my "joy" item in the comment section to go with yours!  Thank you for understanding that what I really need now is rest and prayer.  God Bless each of you!

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather
116 Colyer Drive
Longwood, Florida 32779

p.s.  I will be accepting any cards for the American Cancer Society Card Drive through the end of the month.  Thanks to so many people sending cards early, I will not need as much preparation time as I thought at the end of the month!  Any cards appreciated and all funds raised go directly to the American Cancer Society.  They are an organization that helps people with any type of cancer as well as educating the public about different treatments and warning signs to look for.  Thank you for any cards/envelopes you may provide. 


  1. My source of joy is in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. I find joy from spending time with my family, and my friends, when I feel this Ministry is making a difference, in music and in making and sending cards.

    Prayer Request:
    Please pray for this migraine to disappear, and for my vision to return to it's natural capability. Please pray that I will not have any severe reactions from not having some of my medications for almost 2 weeks. Thank you so much! God Bless Each of you!

    Traci S.

  2. Traci - I think I've figured out why I couldn't comment. I needed to accept "third party cookies".

    That's a lovely poem that describes you. Will pray for relief from your migraine.

    I have a goodie box for you and am going to the post office with it now.

    ~ Abby


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