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!
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What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me!
Stories Of Faith, Life & Creativity…
Have you ever been inspired to create a project
Based on something you’ve read or something you own?
This week I took up the challenge to create a card
Based on a favorite children’s book!
I invite you to stop by and read the
Story behind this special creation!
Every time we turn on the news or even go online,
We are surrounded by darkness.
If we are not careful, it’s easy to be discouraged.
That’s why Diane’s message is so relevant:
Shine your light in the darkness, and
Count the daily moments of Joy in your lives!
Looking for a creative way to recycle your stack of magazines?
Gather your family and create a bevy of beautiful butterflies!
Are there times in your life when you feel overcome by despair?
Learn how to fight your feelings of overwhelm and hopelessness with
The wonderful tools and tips Naomi provides in this article!
If you think that pumpkins are orange and grow in a field,
May I invite you to visit Penny’s Vintage Home?
She has the prettiest pumpkin patch you ever did see!
Who knew that pumpkins could be pink and
Covered in lace and pearls?
Are you ready to add a touch of whimsy to your home?
Round up your empty margarine tubs and
Unleash your creativity in Sherri’s Margarine Tub Craft Challenge!
Projects like these re-purposed tubs will be a hit with the kids!
One of the hardest things we are called to do in life is to
Forgive those who hurt us.
I’m not talking about the little things that we can
Easily choose to overlook if we desire.
I’m talking about the big, soul-scarring wounds –
The type of hurts that keep us awake at night –
The kind of stuff that gnaws away at our souls.
If you’re struggling with unforgiveness in any area of your life,
I encourage you to read the story of Corrie ten Boom that
Patsy shared with us in her post Faith or Fear –
And to reflect on this saying she shared from Lewis Smedes:
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and
Discover that the prisoner was yourself.
Music To Inspire You – Songs That Make You Happy
Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week, Haupi, the Spotlight Dancer,
Chose Songs That Make You Happy as our theme.
What a great choice to kick off the week!
I ended up picking not one, not two,
But three songs that always bring a smile to my face!
Some of these songs are funny –
Some of these songs are tongue-in-cheek –
Some of these songs are uplifting –
All of these songs make you want to get up and dance!
Enjoy – and feel free to share the songs that bring a smile to your face
In your posts and comments this week!
Song 1 – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
Betty Everett Originally Recorded This Song In 1964
Her Version Hit #1 On The Cashbox Magazine R & B Charts
Cher’s Recorded This Song In 1990 For The Movie Mermaid
Her Version Became An International Hit That Went To #1 In The UK
Song 2 – If You Wanna Be Happy
This Song Is Based On The 1934 Calypso Song Ugly Woman By Roaring Lion
Jimmy Soul Recorded & Hit #1 On Billboard & The R&B Charts In 1963
In Spite Of Being Banned On Many Radio Stations Due To The
Inclusion Of The Terms Ugly Girl/Ugly Woman In The Lyrics
Song 3 – I Say A Little Prayer
Burt Bacharach & Hal David Wrote This Song For Dionne Warwick.
Her Version Peaked At #4 On The US Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart In 1967.
Aretha Franklin’s 1968 Version Became One Of Her Most
Significant UK Recordings In Her Career.
Diane King’s 1997 Reggae Version For My Best Friend’s Wedding
Was A Top 40 Hit, Peaking at #38.
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 137!
Inspire Me Monday #138 – Week Of August 24, 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!
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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