Thursday, November 1, 2012

Be of Good Courage/Praise Days/Major Give-Away Begins

Hi Friends, 
We are continuing to pray for everyone who was caught in the path of "Sandy."  I don't think I could fathom what some of you are going through right now, try as I might. However, I know that He understands every tear that is falling. And, I am praying that He will comfort you, that you will rest in His arms knowing that tomorrow will be a little bit better...maybe a lot better.  I offer this Scripture for meditation:

"Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord." (Psalm 31:24)

I think this is the perfect time to really concentrate on something in your life to be thankful for.  One thing I learned a long time ago in AA, is that no matter how bad it seems...there is always something in your life to be grateful for.  I hope to challenge everyone to do that now, while most of us can't take our minds and hearts away from what has happened to so many.

Knowing God, we can give thanks any day, several times a day, even! But, I would like to ask everyone, from every country that visits this write one thing you are thankful for- for each day you visit the blog in November!  Let's really praise the Lord, and realize all of the many things we are thankful for...our hearts will truly be ready for Thanksgiving! They can be big things or little things. This will start on November 1st! Please join us, just think how uplifting it will be to read each other's reasons to be grateful!

"I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth."  (Psalm 34:1)

Yes, we will be doing this to praise the Lord.  Yes, we will be doing this to fill our hearts with thanks-giving.  And, you will be doing this to be eligible to win the EXTRA SPECIAL HE IS ABLE THANKS-GIVING GIVE-AWAY!  You will have one entry for every day that you write something that you are thankful for in our comment section.  The winner will be chosen at midnight on November 30th! And will be announced the next day in a special post!  It starts please list one thing that you are grateful for in the comment section...and perhaps you'd like to thank Him for that which you are thankful!  I hope I am coming across clearly?  If not, please email me at   There will be a photo on Tuesday's post of the items being given away...many wonderful things!  The winner must have an address here in the United States.  This will be a rather large package and I can't afford the cost to mail it overseas. 

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."  (Ephesians 2:8)


I found this post I have been saving from Dr. Jack Graham. We were given permission to share it with you.  It is very is a wonderful reminder for everyone. It is called:

Need a New Life?       
June 4, 2010

"But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God,"  (John 1:12)

There is power in the name of Jesus!
You know, we hear that phrase so much that we might become immune to what those words really mean. Miraculous things happen when we pray in His name and in His power.
What happened to the lame man at the temple when Peter told him to arise in the name of Jesus? The man stood up! And not only that, the Scripture says he began to leap and dance and praise God. I love that!
Later in the temple, Peter testified about the man this way, saying, "Look at this man, he stands before you whole and strong in the power of the name of Jesus."
And that's exactly what Jesus does for us, too. In the name of Jesus, our bondage is broken and we are set free. In the name of Jesus, those who were once broken and downtrodden are able to stand up and testify to the grace of Christ Jesus in their lives!
Is the power of Jesus at work in your life today? It can be. Just reach out and touch Jesus. Take a leap of faith and live for Him!
Repent of your sin and He'll give you a new life to live in the power of His name.
For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit

Winner of the He IS Able Blog's Card Set Give-Away of the Week!
Congratulations, Caterina!

Here is the comment you left:
"Hello dear friend, hope you are doing well and safe from the hurricane. Thank you so much for your uplifting words of encouragement.
Love, Caterina"

Your name was randomly chosen from the comments...and you will soon be receiving 4 beautiful cards.  These cards were donated by other guests of the blog and they are stunning!  And, thank you for your comment.  We did not suffer from the hurricane at all.  Actually, we were in South Florida, on the beach (very windy!) celebrating my birthday.  Florida was safe this time. Thank you for thinking of me.  I hope you did as well.  I heard about power outages there.

May God Bless Everyone!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

p.s.  If you don't mind, how about letting us know if you are doing ok in the comment section.  We care


  1. I am so grateful that the Lord opened my eyes and let me see Him as my Lord and Savior. I love our relationship.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

  2. Dearest sweet friend, very grateful for you!


  3. I'm grateful we only received a small part of the Sandy storm. 30mph wind, small amount of rain & cold temperatures. It was predicted to be worse here. Thank you Lord for keeping Southern Virginia safe!

  4. Friday-- I am so grateful that the Lord put the idea of this blog in my mind...and let's me serve Him in this way.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    Praise Days and Huge Give-Away--

  5. I am thankful for you Traci and this blog. Most of my friends consider me to be pretty crafty but I am really a scrapbooker at heart. I needed a card quickly to send to someone, but I really stress when I'm making cards because that's not where my passion lies. I was so thankful that I had a packet of lovely cards that I won here that I could just grab one, write my message and mail it. It was such a blessing and the recipient was so grateful to receive a handmade card.

    I am also thankful that the Lord kept us safe here in VA. Sandy arrived with lots of wind and rain and cold but praise God we never lost power and all our trees are still standing.

  6. Sunday- I am thankful for HOPE. For with it, and my constant prayers for the Salvation of my son and husband, I rest in Him...knowing to continue praying without doubting that it will happen.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    HUGE GIVE-AWAY! Every comment left for the month of November is an entry for this really fabulous give-away!
    1 a about making it an item of praise?

  7. Monday-- I am grateful for how beautiful the weather is here in Florida. It is in the upper 80's still, and it makes my pain not hurt as much as when it is cold or rainy.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    Remember, you can leave 1 post per day...and that 1 post will equal an entry for the Great Grateful He IS Able Blog's Give-Away! So, stop by and leave an item that you are thankful for each day!

  8. I am so very thankful for my family. Without them life would be very difficult.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! May God bless you all in a very special way.

  10. Traci- I have been thinking about you. I am praying everything is okay. Please let me know! I continue to pray for everyone's needs.
    I am asking for prayers for my family. My sister-in- law passed away at 1:35 Pm December 24th.
    Blessing of the season!


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