I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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…
Selections From One Thousand Gifts
Every now and then you come across a writer
Who changes your perspective on life.
I’m delighted to introduce you to the
Amazing Ann Voskamp and her latest book
Selections From One Thousand Gifts!
I anticipate more sharing about my experience
With Ann’s books in the weeks to come!
Jennie Allen – Anything
What happens when you tell God
That you’re ready to give Him everything
And do anything for Him?
This is what Jennie Allen and her family
Discover – and share – in her latest book!
Beth Moore – A Heart Like His
If I were asked to describe God’s ideal person,
I’m sure I’d come up with a glowing list of accolades
That probably, no one could measure up to.
That’s one of the reasons I find the biblical character of
David – shepherd, refugee, king – so intriguing.
God called him “a man after His own heart”
Even in the midst of his many flaws and sins!
I believe that why God gives David so much space in the Bible.
He wants us to know that He does not require perfection
For us to be “women after His own heart”!
If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating man,
Check out Beth Moore’s book!
Highlights From Week 17
Inspirational Poems Of Joy And Peace
New Book: A Symphony Of Seasons
This week I’d like to welcome new community member
Connie Arnold and congratulate her on the release of her
Latest volume of poetry, A Symphony of Seasons!
Here is a sampling of her work:
Each of the seasons has its harmony,
with various melodies raising,
As a natural reaction that is expressed
when lives formed by God are praising.
Connie is currently in the midst of a 2-week blog tour –
Visit her blog for the details and to hear her read!
Life As We Know It By Paula
Project: Mother’s Day Cards
This week at Friendship Friday,
We’re celebrating mothers!
Paula is too –
Check out her collection of beautiful cards!
Recipe: Broken Jello Dessert
Now that warmer weather is upon us
Annie’s Broken Jello Dessert is the
Perfect seasonal delight!
It’s cool – it’s quick – and it’s colorful!
I look forward to sampling it this summer!
Brianne – This Is My Offering
In case you’ve ever wondered –
Artist Brianne proves that
You can make art out of anything.
She creates collages out of images she cuts from
Magazines, catalogues, brochures and cards.
Here is what she says of her art:
Sometimes I feel like…
All I have is crumbs,
All I gather is crumbs,
And it’s amazing,
A miracle, really,
How those bits & pieces come together
To create a cohesive whole…
But I suppose that is what happens
As I offer them up to Someone Greater…
Beautifully put Brianne –
Thanks for inspiring us with your Bits & Pieces!
The Fine Art And Ramblings
Of Lisa Isabella Russo
Article: PierScape Featured Watercolor & Acrylic Artist
This week, Artist Lisa Russo shared the work of
Canadian Artist Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald with us.
You will not want to miss Lisa’s post or
Jo-Ann’s beautiful art!
You can visit Jo-Ann at JDMStudios.Com.
Becky – Painting With Picasso
Article: I Wish I Didn’t Have Asperger’s
It all began when an anonymous Google searcher typed
“I wish I didn’t have Aspergers” and visited
A blogger who cared.
In response, a number of bloggers – including Becky –
Have written posts to respond to the anonymous blogger
And to all those who are feeling the same frustration
Of the anonymous searcher.
If there is only one post that you have time to read this week –
This would be the one I send you too.
Beautiful job, Becky, on raising awareness
And responding sensitively to those who “wish”!
Lydia – See Beautiful
Article: Guide Dogs Of America
I wanted to take a final moment to give a shout-out
To Lydia who is featuring the Guide Dogs of America
As her sponsored Non-Profit Organization this month!
This is a fabulous organization that I had the privilege
Of touring many years ago!
I actually wanted to apply to be a guide dog trainer
But Prince Charming wouldn’t let me.
He thought it would be too hard for me to say good-bye to the dogs
At the end of their training period!
Can you imagine that!
For the record – I totally could have –
But he still doesn’t believe me!
To learn more about Guide Dogs –
Visit See Beautiful!
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 17!
Inspire Me Monday #18 – Week Of May 7, 2012
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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