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
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Momumental by Jennifer Grant
This week, I had the chance to review Jennifer Grant’s
Newly released book MOMumental –
A humorous and poignant look at her Adventures in the
Messy Art of Raising A Family!
Hurry Less Worry Less For Moms by Judy Christie
I also had the opportunity to review Judy Christie’s
Hurry Less Worry For Moms,
Which is brimming with encouragement and useful tips!
Both are great books to add to your summer reading list!
For more inspiring ideas,
Visit Create With Joy – Book Reviews!
Did you know that May 3 was
National Specially-Abled Pets Day –
A day dedicated to people to consider
Adopting specially-abled pets!
Seven years ago, Mixed Media Artist
Mary C. Nasser opened her heart and home
To a very special dog named Daphne!
Be sure to read their heartwarming story!
You can learn more about dogs like Daphne and Lucy
(shown below) at BlindDogs.Net
Where dogs “see” with their hearts!
This book tells the heroic story of Roselle
Who heroically saves her owner Michael
From the twin towers on 9/11!
Highlights From Week 18
Fifi – About Blogging Time
Once upon a time,
Fifi thought that embroidery
Was an “old folk craft”.
That was then… this is now!
Now, Fifi is hooked on the art
As is evidenced by midnight hours she is burning!
Be sure to check out her beautiful projects!
Charlene – A Pinch Of Joy
Project: Buttercream Cake Icing and Writing Joy
Charlene just completed a
Wilton’s Cake Decorating Class
And shared her final project on this fabulous post!
Dawn – Beneath The Surface
Article: Miraculously Speaking, Dawn
Recently, Dawn lost her beloved Father-In-Law
And paid tribute to him with a beautiful poem
And a beautiful commemoration of his life.
What struck me most was her perspective on her loss:
I realized how much God has grown me over the years this past week;
How I am able to behold the pain and beauty in living and dying without fear.
This was not always the case.
This is seed faith nurtured by His grace:
Without doubt but peace and quiet confidence
In the One who is bigger still.
Heaven is rooted deeply in my heart.
Surely, I have a firm foundation in my God,
My Rock and Fortress.
My Beautiful One.
Be sure to visit Dawn and read her beautiful post in its entirety!
Nicole is also dealing with loss…
The loss of her beloved grandfather.
As part of her grieving process,
She spent time some time wandering
In her grandfather’s beloved blueberry garden.
The story she shares shows how God spoke to
Nicole’s heart in the garden that day
And how He personally finds ways to
Make things new in each of our lives
If only we will open our eyes.
Thank you, Dawn & Nicole,
For taking the time to inspire us
Even in the midst of your loss!
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 18!
Inspire Me Monday #19 – Week Of May 14, 2012
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!
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