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What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Devotional Of The Week – An Oasis In The Desert
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!
A delightful, padded board book containing
Ten classic rhyming Bible stories for your children!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
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
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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!
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