Inspire Me Monday – Week 118

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…

Devotional Of The Week – An Oasis In The Desert

Wilderness Quote

How many of you have ever had a “wilderness experience”
In the midst of a once thriving faith-filled life?

This week, Romi at In The Way Everlasting wrote about
Some of the lessons she learned from an inspiring sermon
Her pastor shared from Exodus 13:17-22 and his life.

If you are roaming in the wilderness,
Give Romi’s devotional a read!

Book Giveaway – The Rhyme Bible Storybook For Toddlers

The Rhyme Bible Storybook For Toddlers

A delightful, padded board book containing
Ten classic rhyming Bible stories for your children!

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Magellan - Reaching

Enter to win a 20 pound bag of cat litter from the
Company that helps save cat’s lives!

Music Moves Me – Songs About The Weather

This week, the theme at Music Moves Me is
Songs About The Weather – or Songs With Weather In The Title!

Weather Quote

I was amazed –
When I started thinking about this theme –
To see how many songs in this category have
Touched my life over the years!
I’ve actually shared a few –
Like Here Comes The Sun
In previous Inspire Me Monday posts!

This week, I’d like to share three weather-related songs
That have touched my life over the years.

If you have a song in your heart –
Why not share a song of your own?

For inspiration pertaining to this week’s theme,
Check out this list of
Songs With Weather-Related Conditions In The Title!

Joy Is Like The Rain

As a young girl, I went to parochial school,
Where we learned lots of songs.
One of my favorites was a song called Joy Is Like The Rain.
How many of you know this song?
This treasure of a video contains the story behind the song –
By the songwriter herself –
As well as a performance of the song.

Mandolin Rain

In 1986, Bruce Hornsby released an amazing song
Called Mandolin Rain that I had intended to share with you.
But – while searching through the videos –
I came across a new-to-me rendition by
Country singer Pam Tillis that I found equally compelling –
So I am sharing her version instead!

Thunder Road

In 1974, a music critic named Jon Landau
Saw a performance by an up and coming performer –
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band –
In Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge, Mass.
He was so moved by that performance,
He made a prophetic statement:

I have seen rock and roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.

In 1975, Bruce released his third album –
Born To Run – which is considered one of the
Best rock albums ever written and is one of my personal favorites.
Every song contains lyrical poetry and musical magic!

On an album filled with moment after moment of musical greatness –
In a career filled with moment after moment of musical highlights –
Thunder Road remains one of my
All-time favorite Bruce Springsteen songs.
Enjoy!

For more music and creative inspiration,
Please join us at this week’s Friendship Friday party!


Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 117

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Jenn – Easter Thumbprint Cookies

Easter-MMs-Thumbprint-Cookies-Recipe

Crystelle – Make Your Own Stationery

Make Your Own Stationery

Lisa – Rapunzel Project

Rapunzel Project

Boo – 1st Watercolor

1st Watercolor

Crystal – Footprint Tulip Canvas

Tulip Canvas

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 117!

Inspire Me Monday #118 – Week Of April 6, 2014

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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47 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 118”

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  1. Uwe says:

    Thanks for the great Party!
    Have a niche week.

    Greetings from Germany
    Uwe

  2. As always,a great party!

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks for a great party!!!

  4. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day
    says:

    Nice post and liked the tracks too :-)

    Have a tanfabulosa week ;-)

  5. Romi says:

    Thank you for featuring my post here.
    It seems too good to be true!

    Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God only)

    Have a great week.

  6. I love all the Spring time inspiration that is popping up. Blessings!

  7. Lovely party :) thanks for hosting!

  8. Paula J says:

    Hope you had a good weekend!
    Thanks for hosting :)

  9. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Rapunzel Project! It was alot of fun to make and made me feel good too. Have a wonderful week!!
    Lisa

  10. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the party. I’m looking forward to reading a few interesting posts and making some new friends. As always, wishing you the best, Darlene

  11. Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  12. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama
    says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. OneMommy says:

    Melting over that darling footprint craft!

    Thanks for hosting again this week!

  14. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly
    says:

    Love the story about the song Joy is like the Rain. Bruce Springsteen is very young in that song isn’t he. Oh heck they’re all wonderful choices, and thanks for sharing! YOU ROCK LADY!!! Have rockin’ week!

  15. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun
    says:

    I love the thumbprint cookies with the spring colored m&m’s. How fun! Makes me want one, lol! Thanks for hosting today.

  16. Karen says:

    Thanks for the party! It’s great to be here. :)

  17. Thanks for the party Ramona and so many nice link ups. Have a nice day and week!

  18. That quote is spot on! Our spirit grows in the wilderness.

    Thanks for sharing your music with us today!

    Have a blessed week!

  19. BeBetsy says:

    Hope you had a superb weekend. Thanks for hosting another wonderfully fun party!

    Have a fantastic week,
    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  20. Mike Golch says:

    Get tunes,but if I got to pick just one it has to be Thunder Road!

  21. I enjoyed hearing the song writer’s story behind the song, Joy is the Rain. Mandolin Rain is a pretty song. Did you know in Knoxville, Kingston Pike is known as Thunder Road from the day of Prohibition? It’s great to dance with you. Yesterday was hectic with doctor appointments ~ all is well, but I’m visiting late. Have a good week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for sharing that tidbit about Kingston Pike and Thunder Road! Bruce is a Jersey Boy – do you know if there is a connection or if that is a coincidence?

      Hope all is well in your world. Have a fabulous week!

  22. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls
    says:

    Good morning Ramona, hope this finds you doing well. Thank you for the inspiration and for hosting such a great party.

    Linking back today.
    Wishing you a great week
    Karren~

  23. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories
    says:

    Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSunday! Always glad to have you link up!

  24. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls
    says:

    Hi Ramona, thanks for hosting Inspire Me Monday, its kicked me in the pants to get my post created, lol. Have a great week, Karren

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