Inspire Me Monday – Week 281 with Mandisa Out Of The Dark CD Giveaway

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Mandisa – Out Of The Dark – Review & Giveaway

Mandisa - Out Of The Dark

Could you use a little light in your life? A message of hope, inspiration and optimism, brought to you by someone who’s recently been sprung from the chains of loss, depression and darkness?

This week, Create With Joy is thrilled to help launch Out Of The Dark – the new CD from Mandisa!

Mandisa is a Grammy Award winning, American Gospel and Contemporary Christian Artist who first came to fame through American Idol. In 2013, she wrote “Overcomer” to encourage her close friend Kisha during her battle with breast cancer. Mandisa – a strong Christian – prayed and truly believed that God was going to heal her friend. So – in 2014, when Kisha went to ge with Jesus, Mandisa’s whole world was rocked.

Mandisa fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the entire world. She believes that if she had continued down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her.

Her journey out of the darkness and into the light is creatively captured on her new album, Out Of The Dark, the place that God lifted her out of!

Out Of The Dark is an incredibly uplifting and inspirational recording that speaks to the heart and soul of anyone who has experienced loss, is grappling with disappointment, or is questioning God about the circumstances of life. There are guest appearances on the album by Kirk Franklin, Toby Mac, Britt Nicole and Jeremy Camp.

This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called ‘Out Of The Dark’ because that is exactly where God lifted her out of!

Here’s the story behind the album:

And here’s the video of Unfinished – one of the featured songs from Mandisa’s CD:

Like what you hear? Want to hear more? Click the link to pick up your copy of Mandisa’s Out Of The Dark.

If you’d like the chance to WIN Out Of The Dark, please follow Create With Joy, leave a comment on this blog post and submit your entries through the Rafflectoper form. This giveaway is open to Create With Joy readers, 18 years and older, who reside in the Continental United States now through Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of these products from Propeller Consulting, LLC for review purposes. They are also providing the prize for the giveaway. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and are not in any way influenced by monetary compensation.

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Inspire Me Monday #281 – Week Of May 21, 2017

Inspire Me Monday

I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:

1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!

2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!

3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!

When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!

Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!

The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!

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27 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 281 with Mandisa Out Of The Dark CD Giveaway”

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  1. Deanna says:

    Hi! I found you on another link up page I follow! I love finding new blogs through these link ups!

  2. Thanks so much for the party each week!!

  3. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Happy Sunday, thanks for hosting each week!
    Love the Fairy wreath, so cute!

  4. Have a great week! Thanks for all you do!

  5. Thanks for hosting and I will have to check out more of her music. I like what I hear so far.

  6. Daniela says:

    Dearest Friend,
    thank you for sharing such lovely features and for hosting every week your beautiful and inspiring link up party !

    Wishing you the best of weeks
    I’m sending blessings ogf joy across the many miles

    XOXO Daniela at – My little old world – (Dany)

  7. KENNETH OHL says:

    This is exciting I’m not familiar with her but sounds inspirational and I like that

  8. Thanks for joining the 4M gals today. I’m looking forward to browsing today’s inspirational link ups. Have a tunetastic week, my friend! 😉

  9. Journa Liz S. Ramirez says:

    Thank you for the awesome party!

    – Journa, from the team at

  10. Thanks for hosting!!!

  11. Natalie says:

    I am excited about this CD because Mandisa’s songs are so uplifting and inspiring!

  12. Jolena says:

    I have loved Mandisa’s music since AI days but was really impressed when she confronted the judge about his sinful behavior toward her. At a point that could have meant she would be sent home she chose to be Christ-like, expose the sin and forgive. God’s girl!

  13. Tammy @ Just Being Myself says:

    I love the song! How many times I have felt right where she has been. So uplifting to hear her story. Thank you for reviewing the music and bringing out her story.

  14. Good Monday morning to you!
    Happy to share a fun post #191 about making a Scripture Quilt with you today!!! I loved the new song Out of the Dark by Mandisa. Seems we’ve all gone through our shares of sorrows and truly only God can take away that pain. Do you remember the old Footprints poem that used to on refrigerator magnets in the 1980’s {well, maybe not if you are younger}, but it was one of the things that brought me back to the feet of Jesus after my first fiancé was killed while riding his bicycle to work one day. He’d been training to compete in his first triathlon.

    God is amazing and it’s wonderful that we have a three-fold God to go to when we need comfort, hugs and encouragement, isn’t it?? Thanks again for hosting your weekly parties ~ I appreciate it! I will put in my votes to try and win. Thank you! <3

    Barb 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, what a story Barbara – and a Scripture Quilt sounds amazing! I hope to share my favorite song off of Mandisa’s CD next week – you’ll love it!

  15. Beverly says:

    Thanks for hosting this great party and I hope you have a great week.

  16. Happy Monday! I’m sorry I’m a bit late to the party, I’ve been travelling to California. Thank you for hosting. Mandisa’s journey is just amazing. What an incredible story! Today I’ve shared the New Look Hearth and Soul Link Party as well as a tasty muffin recipe made extra healthy with flaxseed. Have a great week ahead!

    Twitter: artbylr

    What a lovely giveaway and the inspirations are wonderful! I love the fairy wreath and the yummy healthy chocolate treats…


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