Inspire Me Monday – Week 82

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…

Inspiration From God’s Word

Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you;
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27


Devotional Of The Week

Barbara Issac – Prince Of Peace

Each week, I look for a devotional that I believe will
Speak to your heart as much as it speaks to mine.
When I read Barbara’s “Prince Of Peace”,
Today’s verse immediately came to mind.
Thank you, Barbara, for reminding us that in the midst of
Life’s turmoil’s, Jesus remains our Prince Of Peace!

Inspired To Read – The Power Of A Goal

Goodreads Challenge - 75 Books Read

Back in January, I joined the GoodReads Challenge.
I found it intimidating to publicly commit to a goal.
However, after much hemming an hawing,
I set out to read 75 books this year.
On July 26, I reached that goal!

Now, I’ve set a new goal:
Read 125 books this year!
To follow my progress and see what I’m reading,
Join me on GoodReads!

Inspired To Blog – 1000 Posts

Rosemary Cottage

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
That’s how I feel about blogging.
Like life, it’s an adventure.
You type your first word – you write your first post –
You take one step, then another,
And you see where the adventure leads.

This week, I’m amazed that my journey has led to 1000 posts!
The honored spot goes to Rosemary Cottage – a book I reviewed
For best-selling author Colleen Coble as part of her Litfuse Blog Tour!

Giveaway Of The Week – Café Press

Cafe Press Gift Certificate

Don’t forget to enter the Café Press Giveaway!
It’s open worldwide and you’re eligible for an entry
As a participant in Inspire Me Monday!

Highlights From Week 81

Melissa Kaylene – What’s Your Passion?

live every single day

Blogging helped Melissa discover her true passion:
Living is Melissa’s passion!
Have you discovered yours?

Patsty’s Art in Rina’s Home

Patsy's Art

Like many of you,
I have been a fan of Patsy at Heartwork’s Art for a long time.
It wasn’t I read this awesome post by Rina, however,
That I learned you can purchase Patsy’s artwork from her website!
Have fun visiting Patsy’s Art Gallery!

Gillian – Be Still And Listen

Be Still And Listen

Gillian’s quote says it all.

Deep Roots At Home – No Pectin Refrigerator Jam

No Pectin Jam

Jacqueline shares some healthy ideas for making a
Variety of delicious combinations of fruity jams!

Soy Of The North – Hand Painted Tote Bag

Hand Painted Tote Bag

Someone was feeling creative last week.
Soy Of The North is not only toting around a new bag –
His blog is sporting a whole new look!
Stop by and check it out!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 81!

Inspire Me Monday #82 – Week Of July 28, 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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49 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 82”

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  1. Stephen @ Soy of the North says:

    Thank you for the party and for the highlight mention, although it should be written as “his blog”, not “her blog” 😀

  2. FABBY says:

    Thank you for the party! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Looks like it will be a great party today, hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a happy week!


  5. Melissa says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! Have a wonderful week!!

  6. Winnie says:

    Thank you for another party 🙂

  7. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Congratulations on your 1000 posts! and Congratulations on reaching your goad on goodreads! Thats awesome!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  8. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Thanks a lot for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

  9. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting & God bless!

  10. I love Patsy’s work. Blessings!

  11. Chris says:

    Hi there~
    Thank you so much for hosting IMMonday! Love the posts of those who’ve linked…

    Hope all is well with you! Thx for the email reminder to link up!
    Be well and God bless!

  12. June says:

    Wow! So many accomplishments this week! Congratulations, Ramona!

  13. Mareli Lim-Evora Dabi says:

    Thanks a lot for hosting.I brought one of traditional food.Have a great week ahead.

  14. Raven
    Twitter: RavenJackman

    Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  15. Debra says:

    Thank you for being the hostess with the mostess!

    I’m working on a writing project and currently seeking contributions on the theme of forgiveness, and would love your input. It can be something you’ve already written, or something brand new.

    It can be a favorite quote, a link, an image, a poem, a story, a song … it matters not. Just share what you have.

  16. I would probably buy a Christmas present, or I might just keep it for myself! Thank you for the chance!

  17. Thank you so much for providing a great blog hop! I look forward to visiting all before me in the hop that I can! I look forward to making new friends.

  18. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun

    Thanks for hosting another great party! 🙂

  19. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  20. Hazel says:

    There’s no peace like peace from the heavens! Thanks for hosting.

  21. Winchell G. says:

    I super love inspire me Monday! Last Saturday July27 I opened my Online shop and this community really helped me in achieving this. I want to thank you create with joy especially every time you share good quotes or verses.



    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Congratulations, Winchell, and best of luck to you!
      I’m so happy that Create With Joy inspires you and that our community supports you! 🙂

  22. Sarah says:

    Linking up my totem animal sketch this week and it’s meaning. Thanks for hosting!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  23. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  24. Donna says:

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts! What an accomplishment! This is quite the week for you – you also achieved your reading goal. Good for you. Thank you for your bloggy inspiration!

  25. Thank YOU, Created With Joy! I appreciate your featuring the Refrigerator Jam post 🙂 you have a neat way of getting so much in one post! Thank you for hosting every week!!


  26. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  27. Self Sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Today I am linking a post of a creative artist. She is worthy of being featured because of her talent. I hope you will consider featuring her in your next week’s Inspire Monday, as she has definitely inspired me, and her product is made out of paper! A great match with your blog and your products. As always, let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. Thank you!

  28. Jill says:

    Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week.

  29. Donna Heber says:

    Hi Ramona,

    I hope you are having a fabulous summer! Thank you for hosting.

  30. Cathy
    Twitter: ThoughtsonBooks

    Congrats on reaching your goal on goodreads! I hope I am able to reach mine this year. : )


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