Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blessings in Thanks!

Hi Friends~

Wow!  I have been so blessed by reading your comments for the last two posts, if you haven't read them, please do so.  It is one of the best ways I have seen the comment section used to encourage each other...except when prayer requests are listed, and we lift you up in prayer.  Reading how you love God, how you praise Him, what you are thankful for- has been a joy for me, and very enlightening as to areas that I may not acknowledge Him for in my life!  I thank each of you who have been taking the time to leave comments.  Of course it also makes you eligible to be randomly chosen to win 1-5 cards that were made and donated by fellow guests!  The only thing is you need to have an address in the United States for me to mail the cards.  You may know that I am disabled and can not get to the post office to post cards to other countries, or afford the postage...even though I am so very glad that all of you are here.

If any of you would like to make some cards to be shared as a part of the
He IS Able Card Set Give-Away, please follow these few requests.  Please make them as an A2 card.  No square cards please, it costs an extra 20 cents per card to mail!  Please decorate the outside of the card...and you can put some in the inside, but please leave plenty of room for the card recipient to have room to share about their love for the Lord, His Word, or the amazing gift of Salvation which He gives as a GIFT to us.  It would be wonderful if the cover had a Scripture or word like "Blessings" or "Faith" on it.  And, please put an envelope with the card.  When you get ready to mail the     card(s), please set it in a ziplock before mailing it.  We get torrential downpours every day in the afternoon...I don't want them to get ruined!  I would be happy to share that you made the card when given, or tell about your blog, and link it if you would like.  If you don't want to be known, please let me know that you wish to remain anonymous. These cards are very much appreciated!  Here is my mailing address:

Traci Starkweather
116 Colyer Drive
Longwood, Florida 32779

Now, I was unable to post on Thursday so I would like to announce the randomly chosen person who won the He IS Able Card Set Give-Away!  This person knows the Lord, and obviously loves and respects Him and is so grateful to Him.  She listed many items of praise, as did many of you!  The comment that was chosen belongs to Charlotte Ann!  Congratulations, Charlotte Ann!  We hope you will enjoy the 5 cards that will be coming your way after you email me your complete mailing address.  Each week a number is randomly chosen 1-5.  This week the number 5 was chosen, so that is how many cards you have won!  Please email me before next Tuesday at midnight, or the cards will be put back into the He IS Able Card Stash.  Here is my email:  tracistarkweather@gmail.com

One of Charlotte Ann's Comments:
"What a wonderful testimony! I sure wish I could hear you singing that scripture, especially in Hebrew! I love the Psalms put to music, and I love hearing the Hebrew language! (My husband is a Hebrew and Greek teacher.) Your testimony reminded me something I experienced while living on the mission field in Kenya. I was going through a difficult time, and decided to place a pretty paper gift bag in the bedroom - with a paper of paper and a pen next to it. Each night before I went to bed I had to write something that I was thankful for that day (it had to be something different each day - no duplication) - and, place it in the gift bag. It was my gift from God that day. It helped me focus on the blessings of the Lord rather than a rather difficult situation I was facing. He is greater than any problem we face, and even if we never received anything from the Lord other than salvation (which, of course, we do), that would be plenty!!" on Week of Praise! And, Our Winner of the He IS Able Card Set Give-Away!!


Following is a column written by Dr. Jack Graham.  He writes a daily column titled Power Point by Jack Graham.  We were given permission by his organization to share his columns here on the blog.

Daily Embracing the Remarkable Gift of Eternal Life
November 26, 2010
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."
(John 3:14-15)
When the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, many were killed by poisonous snakes sent by God because of their rebellion. But in the midst of all of the death and agony, God proposed a solution. He told Moses to take a pole, put a brass serpent on that pole, and lift it up. He said everyone who looked at the brazen serpent upon that pole by faith would live. And so those who were bitten and looked in faith lived (Numbers 21).
That instance from the Old Testament is an amazing picture of what happened when Christ was lifted up on the cross. And today, everyone who looks and believes that Jesus' death atones for his or her sin will be saved and receive eternal life!
Jesus Christ was lifted up in shame before the world. But while the people of Moses' time only had glimpses of God's future plans to send His Messiah to die on the cross, we today are blessed to be able to look back at that remarkable act of love!
God sent Jesus to die on the cross and give you life with Him. So we should continue to look to him as God's gift of eternal life each day!


Please leave your comments by midnight tonight (Tuesday) to be eligible for the Recipient Announcement on Thursday!

May you have a wonderful and praise-filled day!  God Bless!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather


  1. Oh, what amazing LOVE! That Christ, who was completely sinless, would endure the shame of being lifted up before the entire world on the cross of Calvary - becoming our sin and giving His very life - for the joy that was set before Him. What was the joy? The joy of bringing us into fellowship with Him, and giving us eternal life! PRAISE HIM! "What love, what wondrous love ... that God could love a sinner such as I ... how wonderful is love like that!" YES! How wonderful!

  2. Happy Tuesday to all. What a glorious day! I am always thankful for another day to praise God. I feel so very fortunate to be a Christian and know the love of the Father and the Son.

    praying for all!


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