Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 191

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy is a week-long event where you can:

  • Share what’s unique about your blog and spotlight your favorite features!
  • Expand your social media networks!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!

Each week, we invite you to:

  • Meet our Featured Friend Of The Week and enjoy our Spotlight Post!
  • Grow your Social Networks by participating in our rotating Social Media Boost.
  • Link your favorite posts, projects, giveaways and parties at Friendship Friday.
  • Visit your neighbors and make new friends!
  • Chat with us in the comments – we’d love to get to know you!
  • Follow Create With Joy and explore our blog for our latest creative features!
  • Check our sidebar and enter our latest Giveaways!

We’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word about Friendship Friday by adding our beautiful blog button to your blog/posts and spread the word on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

We look forward to connecting with you on:

Instagram * Pinterest * Twitter * Facebook *
Google Plus * BlogLovin *
StumbleUpon * GoodReads * RSS * E-Mail

Friend Of The Week – Donna Reidland

Donna Reidland

As you go through your day grappling with marital issues and other struggles that you tend not to share out loud, do you ever wish you had a confidante to turn to for trustworthy, godly advice? Someone whose counsel you’d respect not only because they’ve lived through some real-life struggles you relate to but, through God’s grace, are now living examples of what it means to live a transformed life?

This week, I’d like to introduce you to Donna Reidland – a wife, mother, grandmother who helps others transform their lives through her biblically-based blog, Soul Survival – Help & Hope For The Heart’s Journey With God.

Donna is a Certified Biblical Counselor with an amazing testimony. Raised in a home with a parent who was a functional alcoholic, her first two marriages did not work out – and eventually, she found herself partnered with a man from a similar background who told her up front he had no intentions of remarrying. So – they moved in and did their best to blend their families, which included children on both sides.

But, God had other plans for their lives. Through different circumstances, He began drawing them both to Him – and today, 32 years later, both Donna and her husband run the Biblical Counseling Ministry at their church!

Donna also has a passion for sharing God’s truth and principles through writing, and at Soul Survival, she shares practical tips on how to live life God’s way. One recent post of Donna’s that I found extremely beneficial was her How To Overcome Evil post!

Be sure to visit Donna this week – explore her transformative blog – and congratulate her on being our Friend Of The Week at Create With Joy!

Now It’s Your Turn To Share!

Did you enjoy meeting Donna and visiting her blog? Would you like the opportunity to be highlighted in an upcoming Friend Of The Week or In The Spotlight feature?

We’d love to get to know you better! Be sure to leave a meaningful comment – and spread the love by sharing our Friendship Friday party with all of your friends!

Inspirational Video Of The Week –
Warrior by Steven Curtis Chapman

Do you believe in the power of prayer?

We do – and to help your family grow in this area, we’d like to invite you to enter a giveaway for a chance to win a collection of 5 Prayer Books that are designed for your entire family – children, teens and adults! The books were inspired by the current box office hit War Room. This week’s inspirational video features a song and clips from the film!

War Room - Book Giveaway

Click on the following link to learn more about the books and to enter the War Room Book Giveaway! The Giveaway is open Worldwide through October 10, 2015 so please, spread the word and don’t miss out on your chance to win!

Be sure to check the sidebar for more fabulous opportunities to win!

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Google Plus

Welcome to the Social Media Boost Of The Week! Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to grow a different social network. This week, we’re boosting our Google Plus accounts!

Google Plus

To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Google Plus!
  • Add the Google Plus account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, be sure to follow new accounts – and “plus” something from the accounts you are already following!

Thanks for joining us – we look forward to connecting with you!

IMPORTANT: ONLY Add Google Plus Links to this Social Media Boost list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Friendship Friday Link-Up (BELOW!)

Social Media Boost – Google Plus

Friendship Friday Blog Party

Friendship Friday

Welcome to the Friendship Friday Blog Party – the heart of our weekly gathering! You are invited to:

  • Share your favorite blog posts and projects throughout the week.
  • Share your favorite posts from the past.
  • Share links to giveaways, reviews and any parties that you host.

You may share as many features as you like!

Have fun connecting with one another – building friendships is what this community is all about!

Be sure to check the Sidebar for our latest Giveaways and leave a comment and let us know what you’re up to this week!

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26 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 191”

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  1. Thanks for the party, hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hey there, hope your having a great week. Thanks for hosting this week.
    I will be sitting with hubby after surgery this weekend. Now I hope that you have a great weekend.

  3. I always want to leave thoughtful/ nice/ warm comment, but I never know what to say. I will try today… Thank you for hosting Friendship Fridays. I just recently started co-hosting a linky for the first time and learned that it actually takes a lot of work. Thank you for attracting so many nice bloggers. There is nothing worse than participating in a linky where one post is worse than the other and the duty of visiting other blogs becomes an exercise in willpower. I hope you have a lovely week and I will try to come back soon!

    • Dear Eva,

      Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment – I appreciate it so much! As you’ll soon learn from hosting, you really appreciate any of the heartfelt comments that are left – they truly mean a lot, and they help you to develop the sense of community you envision when you start your party in the first place!

      I’m so glad you are a part of our community – I hope you’ll be a regular – and I look forward to joining yours as well! 🙂

  4. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    Thanks for hosting. Donna’s blog looks good! I hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Ashleigh says:

    Thank you for hosting!!!

  6. Oh my! What a privilege to be your friend of the week! Such encouraging words! I am so glad that you found my post helpful. Thank you so much and thanks for hosting!

    Blessings, Donna

    • Dear Donna,

      Thank you for not only sharing your wonderful posts with us each week but also for taking the time to share your inspirational testimony on your blog. It was a real pleasure getting to know you better!

      You’ve already made a wonderful connection with many of our readers based on the comments I’ve received, but I’m excited to see that many others are also getting introduced to you this week as well.

      Have an amazing weekend and may God continue to bless you in all that you do! 🙂

  7. Ren says:

    YAY!! So happy that you have featured Donna! She’s great! She writes for me at A Look at The Book. When she asked to join the team, I was thrilled because I’d seen her blog, read her posts, and knew she was solid and writing things that are worth our time to read! Good pick this week!

    • Dear Ren,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I just followed your blog so that I can check out what you and your fellow writers are doing in more depth when I have a moment. I peeked at your sidebar and you ladies are studying some fabulous books (I’m not sure where to start!) 🙂

      • Ren says:

        Thank you, and again, so glad you featured Donna. I truly think God is using her in a way that sets her apart and I’m always glad to see her work for Him get recognition which points people to her blog!!

  8. MB says:

    Donna’s great, very cool to see her featured here!

  9. Cindy Magee says:

    Can’t wait to join next week! I don’t have google+ officially up and running yet and am still adding some things to my site but am looking forward to meeting up. 🙂

  10. Thanks for hosting! Love the friend of the week idea. Donna and Soul Survival are awesome! Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. Kitties Blue says:

    Thanks for introducing us to Donna. I am heading over to her blog. Hugs, Janet

  12. We are excited to be participating in the blog hop! Thank you for introducing us to Donna – her blog sounds wonderful. We’ll go check it out.

  13. Sherry says:

    Thanks so much for hosting the party:-)

  14. Thistle says:

    Thank you so much for hosting!!

  15. Fascinated by your link up – hope I did it correctly! Cheers


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