I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Welcome to Inspire Me Monday – a place to share your creative inspirations, sharpen your creative vision, and showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by joining our Creative Blog Hop! To participate, simply join my creative community and then follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Teens Who Make A Difference!
Meet Mary Grace from Reverse The Course
In 2009, 12-year old Mary Grace had a dream.
She wanted to change one person’s life in the world.
She just didn’t know how to do it.
Then she learned how to make headbands
And her vision was born!
Mary Grace convinced her parents to buy her a sewing machine
Even though she could not sew at the time!
Slowly she began to learn her craft and as she did
The plans for a hair accessory business began to take shape…
Today, at age 15, Mary Grace has founded both
Reverse The Course LLC –
A company that sells headbands and hair accessories
To assist girls in under-developed communities attend school
Reverse The Course Foundation –
Which provides funds for girls in Uganda, Kenya, Paraguay and Haiti
To attend schools by providing tuition, boarding, uniform and textbooks!
I encourage you to visit Reverse The Course
And support this very worthy cause!
In the contemporary words of Mary Grace:
You + Me = Change
In the immortal words of Gandhi:
Be the change you want to see in this world.
Book Review & Giveaway
Illusion by Frank Peretti
Open Thru April 28, 2012
Did you know that Illusion is the first novel
I’ve reviewed at Create With Joy?
My husband is a huge Frank Peretti fan and
I wanted to surprise him with a chance to read
The first book “America’s hottest Christian novelist”
Has released in seven years!
Now you can have a chance to read it too…
Stop by and enter my giveaway!
Inspire Me Monday
Highlights From Week 14
Each week, it warms my heart to see Inspire Me Monday
Continue to grow flourish and flourish!
Thanks to all of you who took the time to inspire one anouther
With your comments and your creativity!
Here are a few highlights from the week…
What really matters most in life?
How will you be remembered when you are gone?
These are some of the questions that Teresa from Nanahood
Touches upon in her moving essay, What Really Matters…
I encourage each and every one of you to give this a read!
Want to transform your life without spending a dime?
Start to list the things you’re thankful for
Each and every day!
Can you list a thousand?
Listing thankfulness is the process
Brianne writes about in Gift Counting!
Ready for something healthy – unusual – delicious?
Debbie’s recipe is it!
She’ll teach you everything you need to know about Cardamon.
You’ll appreciate her clear and concise instructions too!
Gail at Bible Love Notes was on a roll this week.
She shared not once, not twice, but three times!
I love sky blue so her beautiful kitchen make-under
Immediately caught my eye…
But her blogging tips were too good not to pass on!
If you love these features – there are plenty more fabulous inspirations waiting to be unveiled! Talent is timeless. Be sure to visit my creative friends and delight in their contributions at Inspire Me Monday – Week 14!
Inspire Me Monday #15 – Week Of April 15, 2012
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in our Creative Blog Hop 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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