Inspire Me Monday – Week 51

Inspire Me Monday

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…

Holy Bible

Encouragement From God’s Word

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
Whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,
Whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely,
Whatever things are of good report,
If there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy –
Think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

I don’t have to tell you that it’s been a rough week for our nation.
A season of joy has been marred by grief.
At times like these,
Inspiration from God’s Word take on special significance.

LCC Comfort Dogs

One bright spot that I have focused on this past week is the
Story of the Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) Canine Comfort Dogs.

By providing warmth, companionship, and unconditional love,
The LCC Comfort Dogs have helped the town of Newton
Begin the process of healing in the face of unfathomable loss.

Since the dogs’ arrival,
Traumatized children have begun to
Talk, smile, and tell their stories to these
Beautiful and therapeutic comforters.

For more information on these miraculous dogs, visit:

Meet The LCC Canine Comfort Dogs
Learn More About LCC Ministries

Learn About The Healing Power Of Dogs

Martina McBride – O Holy Night (Acapella)

I love Christmas music.
Every year I find new meaning in old songs!
My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.
Every year I look for new versions to fall in love with.
This year, I’d like to share this beautiful acapella version with you.

Book Of The Week
In The Land Of Blue Burqas

In The Land Of Blue Burqas

What’s it like for an American woman
To live in Afghanistan for five years?
The answers will at times anger you -
At times shock you – but ultimately transform you.
This is easily one of the best books I have read all year!
I encourage you to add it to your New Year’s reading list!

Merry Christmas to you, dear friends.
May your week be filled with inspiration and joy!

Highlights From Week 50

Donna’s Designs – Snowflake Dinner Invitation

Snowflake Dinner Invitation - Donna Heber

Tuesdays With Jesus – A Different Kind Of Christmas

Donna Schultz - Tuesdays With Jesus

Mary C Nasser – Inspirational Card Deck Swap

Mary C Nasser - Inspirational Card Deck Swap

Rivers Of Water – 4 Ways God Works Tragic Events To Good

Rivers Of Water

Inspirations By D – Wreath Makeover

Wreath Makeover - Inspirations by D

Talent is timeless.
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Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 50!

Inspire Me Monday #51 – Week Of December 24, 2012

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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42 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 51”

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  1. Winnie says:

    Thanks for the party Ramona
    Have a great holiday with your family!

  2. Paula
    Twitter: Paula_CallMePMc
    says:

    Thanks for hosting, Merry Christmas!

  3. Dalia says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feature & for hosting this party today. You just made my day:-) I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Thank you so much for all the 2012 parties! Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Hugs, Penny

  5. Carolyn Dube says:

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Thank you for hosting.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  8. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I always enjoy your party. :-) “O Holy Night” is one of my all-time favorite Christmas hymns, as well! Can’t wait to hear it tomorrow night at church! Merry Christmas!

  9. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama
    says:

    Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas!!

  10. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat
    says:

    Great choices Ramona! I’ll keep a look out for that book. A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones. May you have the choicest gifts of the season- love, joy, hope and peace beyond understanding. Patsy from HeARTworks

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Merry Christmas to you, dear Patsy! I sure hope you can find that book – I know you truly would appreciate it!
      Thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful arts and scriptural insights all year!

  11. Hazel says:

    Happy Christmas Ramona. Thanks for the beautiful party you’re hosting every week.

  12. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives
    says:

    Thanks for hosting & Merry Christmas!! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

  13. Linda@With A Blast
    Twitter: WithABlast
    says:

    Thank you for hosting and a Merry Christmas to you !

  14. Sarah says:

    Merry Christmas Eve! I linked up my Handmade Gift Roundup this time :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  15. Wesens-Art says:

    I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    And thanks for hosting.
    Hugs from Germany!

  16. Thank you for the lovely Christmas celebration and for hosting Inspire Me Monday. Merry Christmas and may the Lord bless you abundantly in 2013.

  17. Twiglet says:

    Happy Christmas! x Jo

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Happy Christmas to you too, Twiglet!
      (Julia shared that in the UK, it is traditional for you to wish each other a “Happy” Christmas,
      whereas in the US, we wish one another a “Merry” Christmas, which is something new I learned this season!)

  18. carissa says:

    wow, thanks for hosting on a holiday! hope you have a very merry christmas

  19. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr
    says:

    Merry Christmas Ramona! Thank you for hosting. You always post such insightful links. Thank you.

  20. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & Merry Christmas!

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