Inspire Me Monday – Week 85

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
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

Psalm 30-5 Joy Comes In The Morning

Art Source: Inspired Anyway

Devotion Of The Week
Lori – Distressed – Dingy Or Distinctive?

Joy In The Journey

Sometimes I feel distressed…
Sometimes I’m damaged too…
(But) Faith tells me distressed and damaged is not
Discarded and defeated.

Lori is the author of
Joy In The Journey –
Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms

A resource I highly recommend!

Book & Giveaway Of The Week
Wrestling With The Devil by Lex Luger

Wrestling With The Devil

I am not into sports and wrestling –
But I love stories of those who walk away from lives of
Death and destruction and find new life in Christ!

If you love autobiographies and powerful testimonies,
Be sure to check out this book!

This giveaway is open to US residents.
Other giveaways are listed on my sidebar!

Highlights From Week 84

The Caldwell Couple – Instilling Creativity In Children

Cardboard Castle

You’ll love this wonderful castle designed for “Princess Mia”!

Home Style Report – Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Can’t wait to try this mouth-watering recipe from Jenn!

Atop Serenity Hill – Back To School Wreath

Back To School Wreath

Consie is celebrating her new job with this beautiful wreath!

Refrain From The Identical – Dream


JoDee encourages us to Dream beyond our fears and limitations
Through her artwork and creative writing!

The Crafty Scientist – Interchangeable Pinwheel Wreath

PInwheel Wreath

Another fun wreath – featured not only because of the fun pinwheels,
But also because the decorations are designed to be interchangeable!

Talent is timeless.
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Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 84!

Inspire Me Monday #85 – Week Of August 19, 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 85”

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  1. Karren
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi Ramona, good to back in the blogging groove. Thank you for hosting the inspirational Monday a great way to start the week!!

  2. Lori says:

    Thank you so much, sweet friend, for sharing my book and blog. Blessings to you!

  3. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week!


  4. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
    Twitter: mdbookreviews

    Thanks so much for hosting! There’s lots to be inspired by in this list! 🙂

  5. Raven
    Twitter: RavenJackman

    Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  6. FABBY says:

    Nice features. Thank you so much for the cool party. Have a lovely week.

  7. thank you so much for hosting!
    have a great remainder of your weekend.


  8. Chris says:

    Thanks, friend!
    Love your IMM hop. Hope all is well!

  9. Thank you so much for the feature! And for letting me know 🙂 Happy weekend!

  10. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Thanks a lot for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  11. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  12. I’m a little later than I wanted too, but I just got in from out of town. Blessings!

  13. Thanks so much for the feature Joy! Can’t wait to link up again – thanks for hosting!!

  14. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thanks for another great start to the week- love all the different types of posts you highlight and that link up- so many great things to explore this week!

  15. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting!
    I hope you are having a great weekend!

  16. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have an inspired week!

  17. OneMommy says:

    Love the back to school wreath idea! So cute!

    Thanks for hosting!

  18. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun

    Have always loved that verse and promise that joy comes in the morning! There have been times when I really held onto that, knowing that any difficulty would not last forever and that joy would come! Thanks for hosting today.

  19. Donna Heber says:

    Thank you for hosting. Wonderful creations from food to crafting!

  20. Thanks for hosting another wonderful link party!

  21. Mary Denman says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    I’m inspired by my mom. She passed away unexpectedly May 1. As I reflect on her life more and more, I’m amazed by her unwavering faith in God and the grace with which she handled the pain she was in. She’s my hero.

    I love the verse “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

    That defines my life right now. And God does give joy, even in the sorrow.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m sorry for your loss, Mary – but truly appreciate the beautiful and inspiring comment you shared!

      “God gives joy, even in sorrow”. So true. Repeating in case someone needs to hear that!

  22. Mary Denman says:

    Ooops. I forgot to put my link in the post above…. 🙂

  23. Kathy Moody
    Twitter: lifeonlakeshore

    Thank you so much for the party! Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  24. Momma O says:

    Thank you for hosting such an inspirational start to the week! Love looking at what everyone else is doing!

  25. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo


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