Friendship Friday Blog Hop 537

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Welcome to Friendship Friday at Create With Joy – a week long blog party where we invite you to:

  • Share what’s unique about your blog and spotlight your favorite features!
  • Link your favorite posts, projects, giveaways and blog parties.
  • Chat with us in the comments – we’d love to get to know you!

You may share as many features as you like! Please include the Friendship Friday button on your blog and a link back to our site so that your readers can find us and join the fun!

(To grab the Friendship Friday button, simply right-click on the button – save it to your computer – then upload it on your post and link it back to our site.)

Friendship Friday is the place to make new friends, to grow rich relationships, to explore new blogs, and to expand your social networks! Who will you meet this week? Whoever it is, have fun connecting with one another – building friendships is what this community is all about!

What Are Your Favorite Friends Up To This Week?

So Glad You're Here quote

Dear friends, I cannot believe that it is already the end of January and that it has been several weeks since I’ve had the opportunity to host this wonderful party! Although hosting is high on my list of things to do each week, my days have been overflowing with those things that are necessary to stay housed. As a result, I’ve run out of day before I’ve gotten to blogging for most of the month.

I look forward to the day when this trend shifts, but until then, I am leaving the party open for the next several weeks to ensure you have a place to share, post and connect. Thanks so much for your patience as we continue to seek clarity during this season of uncertainty!

Wedding Bands

Although I have never been a fan of cold, wintery weather, I have always loved ringing in the New Year, celebrating the possibilities of all of the wonderful things that lie ahead, and then following up the month of January with a month that celebrates love! February is just around the corner and with it, comes the anticipation of my 25th anniversary! I cannot tell you how excited I am to reach this milestone (I am such a romantic at heart!)

Donna Rediland - Soul Survival

That is why I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate Donna Reidland of Soul Survival – The Bible For Real Life, who recently celebrated 40 years of marriage! Now those of you who are younger may believe that those of us who have reached certain milestones are among the lucky few who have somehow been blessed by a lifetime of wedded bliss, but as Donna so candidly shares in Marriage Made In Heaven – Our Story, this is not usually the case! Contrary to what the popular movies and music of our culture would have us believe, we really do need more than love to make a marriage work. Among other things, we need love, commitment, and the Lord actively working in our lives to ensure we go the distance!

Truth and Love quote

Donna’s love story is a testimony of how God transforms the lives of broken people and uses them to bring glory and honor to His name. Be sure to make a new friend (or deepen your relationship with Donna) by visiting her this week, exploring her blog, leaving her some comment love, and congratulating her for being our Friend Of The Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

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Friendship Friday is open for your viewing and linking pleasure all week. Be sure to say hello and introduce us to yourselves and your blog in the comments!

P.S. Friendship Friday is a weekly blog hop, but my family is currently in a season of transition. Until life settles down, I am leaving the party open for an extended period of time to ensure that you have a weekly place to share in the event that I am unable to host a new party in any given week. Please continue to join the fun each week and add your links to the latest party for the chance to be seen, visited and featured! Thanks for your grace and understanding!

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22 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Hop 537”

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  1. Brian Frum says:

    WOW, a 25th anniversay? Y’all are newlyweds LOL! We’re double that but Happy Anniversary a bit early. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Beautiful post. I am glad you are back to Friendship Friday. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for hosting.

  3. Happy Friday, and thanks for hosting!

  4. Ramona, thanks so much for your kind and gracious words. I’m so thankful to God for His mercy and grace in our lives. And congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! 25 years is a rare and beautiful milestone in this crazy world of ours!

  5. thanks for hosting a great party!! Hope your weekend is great!

  6. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Congratulations to you on such a big milestone. Lovely!! We are not far behind you. Tho I think 30 years together this year…doesn’t feel like it tho. Isn’t it weird. Can’t remember before them, but only feels like a short time…

  7. Joanne says:

    What a fun idea to keep the party open for a few weeks; that takes some pressure off you in this uncertain season of life.

  8. Ramona, , thanks so much for hosting. My entry numbers are 90 and 91.

  9. meowmeowmans says:

    Hi Ramona! Yes, it is astounding that it is almost February already. Sorry to hear you are still trying to figure out the housing stuff, and we are praying you have some clarity and resolution soon. Hugs to you, our friend!

  10. Claire says:

    Thanks so much for hosting 🙂

  11. Pam says:

    Happy “almost anniversary,” Ramona! 25 years is wonderful! I pray your housing situation gets resolved soon. Have a great week!

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    It’s always a joy to hear of a long lasting happy marriage. Thanks for the party.

  13. Awe congrats to her on 40 yrs of marriage and thanks for hosting the link up!


  14. Paula Short says:

    Happy New Year! Thank you bunches for hosting this awesome community dear friend.

  15. Hey Joy, Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week.

  16. Thanks for always hosting and sending you positive thoughts.

  17. Pat says:

    Happy Anniversary! We will be married 49 years this year. It seems the years are passing faster than ever but we are grateful to have both survived cancer and other hardships over the years, and look forward to many more blessings ahead.

  18. Great party!! Thanks so much for hosting.

  19. Paula Short says:

    Ramona, thank you for sharing Friendship Friday with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.


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