Friday, March 11, 2011

Okay Now...Coincidence or Not?

Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday!  The weekend is upon us...I have made a couple of cards over the last few days...but my camera's batteries were not charged up, and I could not photograph them for today's post.  So, on Monday...I will be sharing a few cards and possibly 1 or 2 scrapbook pages for the ABC Scripture Study that I have fallen behind on. 

I pray that our friends in Japan, Hawaii, and the west coast of America are safe and away from danger at this time.  The tsunami has really caused problems.  Please hold them in your prayers...we are.   Remember, you can list prayer requests in the comment section...or if they are me, and I will share it only with Joan, the leader of our He IS Able Prayer Team.

" The LORD was NOT in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was NOT in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was NOT in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence." 1 Kings 19-11 NRSV

I can barely see the screen right now. My migraines interfere with my vision.  However, earlier, I opened up one of my Devotion Books and it was perfect for me today.  It spoke directly to me.  Does that ever happen to you?  What do you believe that is?  Coincidence, Holy Spirit, something else?  I don't believe in coincidences. So, "YEAH! Holy Spirit!"   I have a stamp that a friend gave me that reads:

"Coincidence is God's way of performing miracles anonymously"  It is either a 1993 or 1995 Stampin Up! stamp.  (I can't read the tiny number, sorry.)

Anyway, I would like to share the Devotion that really had an impact on me today.  It is from Quiet Moments in the Presence of God by Bethany House. As usual, the only changes I made was capitalizing all references to God.  Please read it, and see if it "speaks" to you in any way!  First a Scripture:

"You will show me the path that leads to life, your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever."  Psalm 16:11 GNT

Okay Now
"Circumstances can be dire and forecasts bleak, but when you are close to God, you can be secure enough to step forward in your life with purpose and courage.  You can have confidence to move toward goals and objectives, and know that God is with you.

As God accompanies you, He gives wisdom to your mind, resolve to your will, and joy to your heart.  He reinforces that you belong to Him.  He makes known the many and varied resources He makes available to you.  God's presence guarantees that you will never be alone and that you will never have to face anything by yourself.

You can stand tall because God lifts you up.  You can stride confidently because God walks with you."

I think I will print this out, and put it on my night-stand, so I can read it in the mornings and through-out the day as needed.  My family has a lot going on right now.  This is a great reminder of who He is!  I think I will make a list of all of the Scriptures I can find to back this Devotion up.  Care to join me?  If you know one now, how about posting it in the comment section?  :)

"Even when the way goes through Death Valley,  I'm not afraid when You walk at my side.  Your trusty shepherd's crook makes me feel secure." Psalm 23:4

On Monday I will be sharing some cards and scrapbook page(s) for Patter Cross' ABC Scripture Study 2011.  I will also be able to give you the total number of cards received thus far, for the Card Drive for the American Cancer Society! I am accepting cards until the end of March so there is still time if you want to donate 1 card of 100! I am so thankful to each of you who have donated your beautiful cards!  You have really shown true selflessness-- a quality that amazes me every time I see it displayed.  I must say that I have met more selfless people in the past year at SplitCoastStampers and Christian Paper Crafts, and of course all of you here.  I thank you for showing me this wonderful quality over and over again.  It brings joy to my heart.  Have a wonderful weekend!  God Bless!

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. "As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."
    Joshua 1:4-6

    I have always loved this Scripture! And, my son's name is Joshua Aaron. Being born in a Jewish family, anything to do with Moses was stressed to us either at home or Sunday School, or Hebrew School!

    Anyone else have any Scriptures that go with today's Devotion?

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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