Inspire Me Monday – Week 41

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…

Faith Hope Cherry Tea
Friday Five – Artsy Creative Ministry

Art by Weighting To Exhale on FB

This week Faith Hope Cherry Tea participated in the
Friday Five meme at Rev Gal Blog Pals and
Reflected upon the role of art in her ministry and her life.

One of the things she has been thinking about is
The idea of art as a venue to give voice to the voiceless.”

I’ve been thinking about this concept as it
Applies to our blogs and social media as well.

I believe it’s important for us to
Make A Difference
In whatever venue God has placed us in!

International Day Of The Girl

Life Without Education

On October 11, 2012 a new holiday was born –
The International Day Of The Girl.

This day is important because it raises awareness
Of the plight of girls around the world who are
Denied an education and forced into child marriage.

A Modern Day Hero Fights For Her Life

Malala Yousafzai

This week, I have been
Deeply moved and inspired by Malala Yousafzai,
A courageous 14-year old Pakastani girl who is
Fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban
Because of her stance on education.

At age 11, Malala began blogging for the BBC
About life under the Taliban regime.
Here are a few excerpts from Malala’s blog.

In 2011, Malala was nominated for the
International Children’s Peace Prize.

At 13, she became the first Pakastani to win the
National Peace Award.

Below is a clip of a 2011 CNN interview with Malala.
If you’re reading this post in a format
Where you can’t see the video, click here!


Please keep Malala in your prayers!

Book Of The Week
Craft-A-Day by Sarah Goldschadt

Craft A Day

A delightful book filled with 365 crafty projects –
Each built around a weekly theme!

Pinterest Board Of The Week
Inspired By Pink

Pinterest - Inspired By Pink

Highlights From Week 40

I Wear Pink
Donna McMorrow – Holimess

Donna - Holimess - I Wear Pink

Donna shares her journey as a Breast Cancer Survivor
In this 31 Day Challenge to write on a single topic!

Danielle – Paper Dreams

Danielle - Paper Dreams

Learn some new background techniques
For your Art Journal as Danielle spreads her wings!

Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Carissa’s Food Blog

Honey Garlic Pork Chops - Carissas Food Blog

Who can resist whipping up
A quick and delicious marinade
For their next Autumn meal?

Why Are You Ringing The Bell?
Phyllis – Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness

Why Are You Ringing The Bell - Phyllis Sather

Why is this cute puppy ringing bells?
How does this relate to our spiritual lives?
Find out in Phyllis’s delightful post!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 40!

Inspire Me Monday #41 – Week Of October 15, 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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41 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 41”

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  1. June says:

    Thank you for sharing about Malala, she truly is an inspiration.

  2. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & God bless!

  3. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    It’s amazing what some courageous girls are doing to try to improve conditions for girls! Thanks for sharing that inspiration. My latest post was about International Day of the Girl, too. I’m always shocked to think of the many ways girls need advocacy even in the United States. Deb @

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Deb, I don’t know if you know it or not, but it was through your blog that I first became aware of the International Day of the Girl. I have been unable to stop reading and watching the videos on all of the different sites… There is so much we take for granted and so much heartbreak that we cannot imagine. I hope that by spreading awareness of these issues, we can become in our own way a part of global change.

  4. chelsey says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful inspirations!

  5. Linda
    Twitter: WithABlast

    Lovely and inspiring features ! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  6. Winnie says:

    Thank you for another party
    I love the variety of the features – they all great!

  7. Lillianna says:

    Thank you for having Pink in this week.
    We have lot of challenges in my country for now, collecting money for breast cancer research.
    My photo isn´t pink but I’ll put up another one soon.

    Love to you and your heros!


  8. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    Great choices for what inspired you! especially Malala, amazing story! Patsy from HeARTworks

  9. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for the feature. What a compliment. Thank you. Thanks for hosting, too!

  10. Meryl says:

    Love this hop, just wish I could get here earlier… Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  11. Bon siman!
    thank you for hosting

  12. Paula J says:

    Such wonderful inspiration as usual!!! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week 🙂


  13. There are so many wonderful goodies in this post. Thank you for consistently featuring uplifting, inspiring information at Create with Joy!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  14. Kathie says:

    Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a great week!

  15. Thank uou so much for the invitation to come and link up!! I have, and look forward to visiting and gaining a little inspiration myself!!
    My Desert Cottage

  16. D says:

    Thank you for hosting this linky. Enjoy your week.

  17. Connie says:

    Hi Joy, I’m happily following with g+, though I can’t lie, I’ve never figured it out. Thank you for having me at the party. Great projects linked up. Have an awesome week.

  18. Back on my feet from much needed time off…I’ve been under the weather. Catching up now. Thank you for participating in the Getting To Know You blog hop. It’s always great to see you there. Have a blessed day.

  19. faith hope & cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    always inspiring !

    Thanks for featuring Faith Hope & Cherrytea this week ~
    appreciate your visits and taking time to chat :))

    Blessings on you & your readers!

  20. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    You won the butterfly pin from contact us to let us know where to send it!

    Thanks and congrats!

  21. Carissa says:

    thanks for the feature! you always have such fabulous parties and great inspiration! have a great week

  22. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Essentially Healthy Lemon Bars!

    Here’s the link:

  23. Marcie says:

    Thanks again for hosting there is so much inspiration here., I love Faith Hope & Cherrytea. Check out and enjoy my latest creation which is just a simple poem to help you relax as you get all moved in and comfy in your new work space. Enjoy.

  24. Michelle says:

    Thanks for hosting! have a great weekend.

  25. So happy to have found you and love the idea of “Inspire Me Monday” Thanks for doing this!

  26. Love your Blog and love this idea of “Inspire Me Monday” ~ Thanks for hosting! 🙂


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