Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Fully Loaded and Totally Equipped"

Hi Friends~

Sadly, we do not have a He IS Able Card Set Give Away Winner this week.  In order to win, someone needs to leave a comment before midnight on Tuesday evening.  (Eastern)  Then I would have a comment randomly chosen, as well as a number 1-5.  The person who wrote the comment would win that number of cards!  It is announced on Thursday.  Only Joan, our Prayer Team Leader and I left a comment, so there is no winner.  You can win as many times as you can, and if your name is chosen consecutively you can win that way also.  So, think of something to say--ask for prayer needs, comment on what you read, share your personal thoughts, you can always share your favorite Scripture, Bible Story, Christian Musician...anything.

I receive a daily post from several Pastor's.  This particular post, which we have permission to share here, really struck me.  It made me pause and reconsider all of the horrible things I have said about my body, my brain at times, and other things.  I know that God has a plan for everyone.  And, I take that to believe that includes every aspect of me.  So, I try to remember to look at my disabilities, or my recovery over anorexia as part of His path.  Perhaps someone reads what I write and it gives her/him a different outlook on why they may be going through that aspect of their life.  I believe that I had suffered through anorexia and bulimia so that I could help so many other people through it.  That was clearly shown to me to be the reason.  So, take a look at this column by Joel and Victoria Osteen and think about what parts of yourself you may not care for...and why there may be a reason that the Lord created you that way.  He does have a plan after all.  Enjoy!


Fully Loaded and
Totally Equipped

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” 
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Did you know that when you compare yourself to others or wish you were like someone else, it’s like saying He just didn’t do a good job? It’s actually saying, “God, why did You make me subpar? Why did You make me less than?” Realize today, God didn’t make anyone inferior. He didn’t make any person second class. No, you are a masterpiece! You are fully loaded and totally equipped for the race that’s been designed for you!

Today, let your attitude be, “I may not look like someone else or have the job that someone else has. That’s okay. Nobody will ever be a better me. I’m anointed to be me. I’m equipped to be me!” Remember, it’s easy to do what you are equipped to do. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to be like someone else. Accept who God made you to be and embrace the good things He has prepared for you!

Father, thank You for making me. Thank You for equipping me to fulfill my destiny. Today I choose to focus on what You’ve placed in my hand knowing that as I am faithful to You, You will direct my steps. I bless You and praise You for who You are in Jesus’ name. Amen.


And, now a prayer for Salvation from my church, Northland Community Church.  Their website is located on the right hand side of the blog.  It has everything...including live on-line services, where you can ask the on-line Pastor questions if you'd like.  They also have taped services available, reading literature, prayers, and so much more. Please take a look at it, I am sure you will be blessed.

Please, if you do not yet know Jesus as your Savior and Lord, recite this prayer with love and honesty in your heart.  If you need questions answered before saying it...ask.  If I know the answer, I will let you know.  If I don't, I will ask someone who does.  If you let Jesus in your heart today, we would love to celebrate with you.  Please email me at

Jesus, I know I need a Savior. You are the only one who can save me. Come into my life and cleanse my heart. I am trusting you to forgive my past, redeem my present, and write my future. I want to follow You every day of my life.  Amen.

I would love to read about how you may see yourself in a different light after reading this article.  It could help many other guests who read it, as well! Have a wonderful weekend!  God bless!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather


  1. Hi Traci! I wanted to get back with you about the blog buttons. I've found them in several different places. If you'd like any of mine, all you have to do is right click on the image on my blog, save it as a picture, and then add it to your side bar. If they are blinking, and you'd like the URL, just let me know which one and I can send it in an email. Let me know if you need any help with this process. I just prayed for you, and hope you're having a great day in the Lord.

  2. You have been through alot- as many have- and how wonderful to share so that others so they can find healing, peace and 'see the light'! I am enjoying the great book you sent to me- it is a thriller! I was hoping you could send me your address- I cannot find it!
    Shellymc2 at


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