Finally, I turned up the volume which I had snapped off angrily a couple of hours earlier. I was looking for Scripture to share today...and before you knew it, I was singing along to the worship and praise style music--offering Praise to our Lord, turning my anger into thanks for allowing me to even be a part of this blog, my DREAM! Thanking Him for letting me serve Him in this way with such wonderful people like Wendy, Michele and Joan and each of you! I put the actual blog away for a while and just kept praising Him for the people that He has put in my life, and my love for His Word! When I came up from sitting on the floor...the computer worked just fine. Praise God! It doesn't really matter why it wasn't working. And, the cards weren't even important! I needed that time...that 1 on 1 time with Him. I needed to focus on Him and nothing else. Aren't you glad to have a Lord that you can go to ANYTIME? It doesn't matter if you are wearing a T-shirt and shorts, sitting on the floor of your art room! Aren't you grateful that we can tell Him ANYTHING and He will love us just as much, and still forgive us? Aren't you SO grateful to be Saved? To KNOW-without a doubt that we will spend eternity with Him forever...no sadness, no pain, no sorrow?!! I am pretty excited about all of this! How about telling Him just how wonderful He is? Spend some time offering Praise to the Lord! How about listing one thing in the comment section that you praise Him for? There are no right or wrong answers!
And, if you do not know Jesus the way I described Him, email me, TraciStarkweather@gmail.com and I will contact you and we can pray together...and ask Jesus to be the Lord of your heart, and ask Him to forgive any sins you may have committed, and He will! We can thank Him for dying on the cross and paying the sacrifice for us...for all of us! We can talk about any questions you may have first. After we pray, I will ask if you have a Bible, and if not, I will work to get a Bible to you. It would be a blessing to stand with you in this way. Your life will never be the same. When Jesus opens your eyes all the way...everything gets brighter! He becomes bigger! Hope becomes a possibility! Anything is possible!
"Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name." Hebrews 13:15
The background paper is from Crafter's Companion and it is FABULOUS! If you haven't tried their shimmery paper you are missing out! It is a nice heavy weight, too. I used Paper Wishes glimmer flower paper from a while ago. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I took it out of the pack! It was hidden in my un-used "stash" of paper. There are all different flowers included in the pack. I used my oval Spellbinder's and I actually made it correctly and had the machine emboss it! But is it supposed to leave marks on your clear "plates?" I am seriously curious. I painted some with Twinkling H20's-Sweet Alfalfa color and the others with some incredibly shimmery Ivory Creative Inspirations Paint. I love this paint. It goes on so smoothly! I used a combination of copics, Stampin Up!, and Marvy Markers to color the images in. And, I used Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens to add some sparkle to the flowers.
"Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful." Psalm 147:1
Jesus. More people come to love Him and ask Him to be their Savior...the more often we tell people or give them cards sharing the love of Jesus! Amen? Amen!
By the way, if you won a Card of the Week last week please make sure you have emailed me your mailing address by this Tuesday 8pm...or you will sadly forfeit your card. The Winners I am referring to are: Vikki Jo, Wanda Cullen, Michelle, Nikki, and Little Birdie Blessings-Abby. I know some of you have already sent your address. Thanks so much.
There is another "Card of the Week Give-Away" for anyone who leaves a comment or prayer request or answer to our ongoing CONTEST in the comment section before Tuesday 8pm. If you are randomly chosen...you will be announced here on Wednesday morning! And, you will win a fantastic card, envelope and postage. This is for people living in the continental US. If you live elsewhere...still enter. If you win...I will let you know what is in the plans!
We do have a CONTEST with prizes going on right now! We need your help naming our Team here at the He IS Able blog. Please check the side bar for details!