Sharifa Creates’ Studio Instagram Giveaway


It’s been a year since I opened Sharifa Creates’ Studio to sell my paintings. Running this business endeavor has its ups and downs, but I’m motivated every day to push forward. God is a promise keeper!

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Sharifa Creates’ Studio, I’ve decided to do an Instagram giveaway! I’m giving away one set of three abstract art magnets from the studio. This is your chance to win some of my artwork!

To enter this contest you MUST:

  1. Follow both @sharifacreates (blog) and @scstudioofficial (shop) on Instagram AND like the original IG post. (You must have an Instagram account to enter this giveaway.)
  2. Comment on the original Instagram post. Tag 1-3 friends or family members in the comments and share words of encouragement with them. The end of the year can be challenging for many. There’s the pressure of managing finances, performing well on final exams, and accomplishing goals set at the beginning of the year, just to name a few. You never know what someone may be going through, so a word of encouragement can be extremely timely. Use the space in the comments to uplift and motivate!
  3. For an extra entry, repost the original Instagram giveaway post to your IG page and tag @sharifacreates and @scstudioofficial.

And that’s all it takes: follow, like, encourage, and repost! This giveaway begins today, December 4, 2017 and will end on December 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. It is only open to residents of the United States. One winner will be drawn at random and notified via Instagram direct message on Friday, December 8, 2017 (stay close to your DMs!). Head to Instagram to enter. Be blessed!

Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration | Motivational Monday

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This week’s Motivational Monday is a little different. I usually share an insight on a specific subject or scriptures to pray over. Today I am sharing 5 inspirational sermons, teachings, and talks to help you get through the week. These sermons motivated me to act on God’s word and encouraged me in moments where I felt like giving up. I am sure they will be a blessing to you as well. Listen to them on your commute to work, during your lunch break, and even as you work. You will want to listen to these messages over and over again. Get ready to be creatively empowered in Christ! Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration | Motivational Monday”

God’s Sweet Promises | Motivational Monday

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Do you consider God’s promises to be sweet? Usually when we think of sweetness, we think of something edible like the creamy goodness of a chocolate fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream or a handful of sugar-dusted gummy bears or even… I’m getting carried away. But to make my point, sweet things leave you satisfied and in many ways God’s promises do too.

Psalm 19:10 (NIV): “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.Continue reading “God’s Sweet Promises | Motivational Monday”

15 Scriptures to Pray for God’s Protection


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God is our protector. He holds all strength, power, and authority in His hands. While we may go through dangerous and tempting situations, we can rest in knowing that God will keep us safe and not allow evil to prevail.

As Hurricane Harvey traveled across the Texas Gulf Coast region early last week, I prayed and asked God to protect me and my loved ones. We live in the Houston area and I feared that the torrential rainfall and resulting flooding would cause our home harm. But even in my fear, I made it a point to pray scriptures of God’s promises to protect His children. As I prayed God’s Word, I could feel His peace assure me that everything would be okay. God was faithful and He protected me and my family from the dangers presented by Hurricane Harvey.

When you face a challenging situation, do not be fearful! Know that God is your protector and He will provide all of your needs. Pray and speak God’s word in faith and He will do exactly what He says.

Here are 15 scriptures to pray for God’s protection: Continue reading “15 Scriptures to Pray for God’s Protection”

Donate to Local Organizations- Hurricane Harvey Relief


Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast over the weekend, causing heartbreaking destruction. The Houston Metropolitan area in particular is suffering with severe, record breaking flooding. Many people have lost their homes and all they owned. Some have even lost their lives. It goes without saying that we are in need of help!

Please consider making a donation to one of the LOCAL organizations listed below to help in the relief effort. The funds collected will go directly to individuals in need. If you are in the Houston area and are able to volunteer in any capacity, please do! Continue reading “Donate to Local Organizations- Hurricane Harvey Relief”