Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Big Easter Give Away and "Card of the Week" Winner!

Easter Give Away!  See Details on Side Bar or Below in Post!
Hi Friends~                                                 

Such an exciting day here at the He IS Able blog!  We have the "Card of the Week" Winner to announce and we want to make sure you know all about our Easter Give Away--keep reading!  First, I would like to share one of the devotions from the book, Whispers of Promise published by Barbour.  Here it is:

Faith, lived out consistently,
may turn some doubting hearts to
 the Savior.  Then instead of being
horrified by their wrong judgment,
they too, will share the blessing
when every knee bows to Jesus.
We who once deserved
condemnation have seen it turned
aside for mercy.  Let's share that
with as many as we can.

Witnessing is the idea behind our "Card of the Week" give aways.  We give these cards away in hopes that you will share about "His love, His Word, His gift of Salvation."  THAT is witnessing.  Sharing the Gospel...THAT is witnessing.  We are commanded to do it.  It is easy to do if you stop and think of all that He has done for us. Think of the love He shows us. Think of all of His amazing promises in the Bible...and you will want to witness with others.

    "Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 
     Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
     "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you:
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."  Amen. 
 Matthew 28:18-20

Announcing This Week's "Card of the Week" Winner!
Congratulations, Melisa Waldorf!

How wonderful, Melisa!  Please email me (side bar) before Tuesday 8pm with your mailing address.  How do you let me know if you do not want the gorgeous card that has been displayed?  (For some crazy reason!)  Simply, don't send me your mailing address.  Still come to the blog.  Still leave comments, and be entered for next week's give away, leave prayer requests...and enjoy the sharing!  Sadly, if you do not contact me in time, the incredible card will go back into the He IS Able stash of cards!

How do you play?  Simply leave a comment each week before 8pm Tuesday.  One of the comments will be randomly chosen...and the writer will receive the card, an extra envelope with postage.  The card will be sent to any continental US address.  We are working on a way to include anyone around the world in this give away.  Please be patient...It will happen soon!

Here is Melisa's comment:

"Hi Traci. So sorry it took so long for me to get over here. You left a comment on my blog a while back and I have been in the middle of moving. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things online now. I'm so glad you invited me to check out your blog. What a blessing it has been to read your post. I LOVE what you are doing here and your boldness. I will be adding your blog button to my blog. I will try to check in when I can. Your cards are wonderful, and I agree, we are our own worst critic. If only people knew how long it takes me sometimes to complete a project becuase I change things around or can't make a decision. And yes, it's normal to get the cut lines in your "cutting" pad for the die machine (I'm not sure which one you use). I will say a prayer for you and you ministry here! hugs to you! Melisa

Oh and I almost forgot. I am praising Him for so many things, I am sooooo blessed. But most recently I am praising Him or our new home and today for answers to prayer request regarding a friend. I would love to donate some cards or bookmarks to you to give-away here. If this would be helpful, then email me. Have a blessed week!"
~ By Melisa Waldorf on Praise Him! And we have Cards by Traci~ on 4/6/11

Melisa, thank you so much for your beautiful words!  I love being a part of this blog, and thank you for letting me know about my die-cut plates and that you may donate cards to the blog.  Thank you so much!

About Our Easter Give Away...
Lots and lots of goodies!  And, all you need to do is leave your real or user name in the comment section!  We will announce the winner of this give away on Thursday the 21st of April--right before Good Friday!  If you would like to be contacted, leave an email address.

                                      Our Easter Give Away Includes:
 Stamp Set (Artistic Etchings - SU)
 SU Corner Punch-(pinking hearts)
SU Rub Ons
 SU 6 x 6 Paper Pack
 Prima Bling Stickers
3 Easter Cards-
(one from Joan, Michele and Traci)
10 Different Occassion Cards
WFR Light Blue Gingham Ribbon
Accent Depot Light Blue Gingham Brads
Hot Pink Beads
Pumpkin Orange Ultra Fine Glitter
Light Blue, Green & Gold Glitter

All of these items will be shipped to one person in a Continental US Address.  Be sure to check the blog on April 21st to see if you won!  Just leave your user or real name as a post in the comment section--feel free to leave your email address if you are OK with others seeing it.  The randomly chosen recipient will have until Tuesday 8pm to email me (Traci) with your mailing address.  If the recipient does not contact me within that time, a new recipient will be chosen to receive all of these fabulous items!

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15
Thank you so much for being here.  I try to tell you that often.  They aren't words to just fill up space.  It is true.  We appreciate you.  That's why Michele had the idea to just have a Give-Away for questions to answer, no stories needed...just your real or user name so we can announce you!  We are so grateful you are here that Joan, Michele and I each added items to the Easter Give Away!  Of course, your comments, your prayer requests really mean a lot to us.  It is like a 2 way conversation.  With this Easter Give Away we just want to say "thank you" and "Happy Easter."   God Bless!

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather                           


  1. Wow! What a great give away! You are too good to us. -Monica Gardner (gardnersbasket)

  2. Wow, what a great blog and a great give away, please enter me for the give away, this would be so much fun to win - Thank you and have a blessed day!
    Debra D.

  3. What a wonderful blessing you all are. What fun it will be to the one who receives this fun package. Thank you for the chance to win!


  4. hello, Traci, i enjoyed my visit to your blog, especially the Easter activity ideas. have a blessed Easter!


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