Inspire Me Monday – Week 53

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

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…

Encouragement From God’s Word

Holy Bible

You make known to me the path of life;
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Birthday Celebration

Happy New Year to you!
Did you know that Inspire Me Monday is officially one year old?
Thanks to all of you who have helped make this community
Such a loving, supportive and inspiring place
And who make our weekly parties such a success!

This has been one of the most inspiring weeks
I have experienced in the blogosphere!
I wish I had the time and space to share
Everything that has inspired me –
But here are a few of the highlights!

One Word Blog Hop 2013

One Word 2013 - Journey

This month, I am hosting the One Word Blog Hop.
I invite you to join us, to share your word, and to
Read the amazing stories behind the words our sojourners are sharing!

Jessica Sporn – Embrace

Jessica Sporn - Embrace

Faith. Optimism. Patience. Trust.
Establish. Grace. Growth. Praise.
Simplicity. Balance. Content. Abundant.

Release. Abide. Focus. Seek.
Hope. Dream. Discover. Engage.
Embrace. Transform. Live. Fearless.
See. (K)Now. Joy. Inspired.

The list goes ever on and on…
Won’t you join us as we Journey through 2013?

Emily Rachelle – What To Do With Your One Word

What To Do With Your One Word

Once you’ve chosen your word,
Visit Emily at Blog Of A (Maybe) Teen Author for some
Fabulous Tips On What To DO With Your One Word!

The Joy Dare – Ann Voskamp

The Joy Dare - Jan - Ann Voskamp

It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you.
But when thanks to God becomes a habit –
So joy in God becomes your life.
Ann Voskamp

Did you know that if you thank God for three things each day,
You will have thanked Him for over 1000 gifts this year?

For a transformative experience,
Join us on The Joy Dare in 2013!

Thanks to Janis Cox (who is Counting to 3000)
For sharing her wonderful Gratitude ideas and lists with us!

Friendship Friday – Something Old, Something New

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

Have you written a blogging recap about 2012
Or a post about the things you’ll be launching on your blog in 2013?

Would you like to meet our Top 5 Commenters of 2012?

Please join us for Friendship Friday – it’s open all week!

Book Of The Week
Art As Therapy – Diane Steinbach

Art As Therapy

This week, I am highlighting a very special book.
The author is Diane Steinbach,
A regular creative contributor to Inspire Me Monday!

Art As Therapy is full of wonderful projects and ideas
For how to therapeutically use art in a group setting or
As you work through your own personal issues to
Lead to creative breakthroughs in your life!

Please support Diane by leaving her a comment on the review
So she’ll know you stopped by!

Highlights From Week 53

Becky – A Wishing Tree For The New Year

Baby Budgeting - Wishing Tree

A beautiful tradition to begin your New Year with.

Cindy – Mimi’s Magic Apron

Cindy Riggs - Carrot Cake

Mouth-watering Pork Tenderloin and scrumptious Carrot Cake await you!

Rox – Doodling

Rox - Doodling

Sometimes our doodles take on new life and new meaning.

Kelli – Resolved

Kelli Woodford - Resolved

Let go of heavy expectations and open to the mystery.

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 52!

Inspire Me Monday #53 – Week Of January 7, 2013

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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  1. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week…hugs, Penny

  2. Paula J says:

    Ok let’s see if I can beat the record for most comments again for 2013!!

    Thanks for hosting and hope you had a great weekend :))


  3. Well, I certainly screwed that up, didn’t I?! Sorry, sugar. Put my information in the wrong slots.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. Meryl says:

    Thanks, as always for hosting. You always share such great links. Have a great week.

  6. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for the party!

  7. Thank you for sharing these inspirations.
    God’s word is what keeps me going!

    A wonderful new year to praise him more as we journey with him!

    Have a great Monday!

  8. Jessie says:

    Thanks for hosting 🙂 Have a lovely day!!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope your 2013 is off to a great start!

  10. becky says:

    Thank you so much for including the wishing trees much appreciated x

  11. Roxana says:

    So many great links and features. I’m honored to have been featured. Thanks and Happy Doodling!

  12. Thank you for hosting!

  13. diane says:

    Thanks for the book review and I look forward to checking out all the great projects this week!

  14. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    Happy birthday, Inspire Me Monday! Is that a red velvet cupcake? Love Psalm 16:11. It’s a great reminder of who we are following!

  15. Laurie @ Simply Creating Home says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I appreciate you sharing from Psalm! Blessings to you!

  16. Thanks for hosting!

    Today I shared “Gallbladder Cleanse – An Alternative to Surgery” While this may not inspire you unless you have had a gallbladder attack, it really works! It is also great to flush your gallbladder and make sure you are not getting a build up of stones that may attack later!
    Have a great week!

  17. Sarah says:

    Linking up my Monday Mantras post this week – I hope it inspires somebody 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  18. Blog hopping – love your inspirational posts!

  19. Lori says:

    I always love participating in your hop. Heartfelt thanks for hosting! Lori

  20. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week ahead.

  21. faith hope & cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    ggreat inspy Ramona! and HapPy 1st Anniversary for this New Year’s added Celebrations!

    My inspy is my first offer of a Reading Challenge for the year.. anything to do w/ Scotland!
    Join us?

  22. Happy 1 year anniversary to you and your generous heart.

    I’m so glad I made it back over just in time to celebrate with you. I’m linking up my little ‘ode to the sea and silly perspective. ‘hope that works. Mostly… ‘hope you enjoy this milestone you’ve reached.


  23. Carissa says:

    i really love coming here to start each week! thanks for hosting

  24. SimplyyMayra says:

    Hola! As always…AMAZING!!! I look forward to these visits! Thank you so very much for sharing and opening the platform for us to do the same. I will definitely be checking out Diane’s book Art as Therapy. Tootles!

    ~SimplyyMayra 😉

  25. Thanks for the wonderful features & for hosting & God bless!

  26. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    ALWAYS a pleasure to visit your blog! I learn something every time. :O)

  27. Love the One Word things. And Art as Therapy looks terrific!

  28. Blond Duck says:

    I’m so glad I found you! I’ll have to put my vision board up next week!

  29. Chrissy says:

    Hi!! Found you through Bloggy Mom’s and excited to link up to your party for the first time! I’m a new follower of yours on Facebook now too. I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!


  30. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Wishing you a great 2013!

  31. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Happy New Year! 🙂

  32. Donna Heber says:

    I want to let you know you were the winner of my heart charm giveaway. Please send me your address and I will get this beautiful necklace in the mail to you. Thanks Ramona!

  33. So much great inspiration from you today! I’m going to be busy!!! 😀

  34. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    Congratulations on the one year anniversary! A year of inspirations is wonderful indeed! I love the links you select to share and being able to share some of my inspirations here as well!

  35. Great blog! Very inspiring.. I came over from Katherine’s Corner. xx


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