Inspire Me Monday – Week 87

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
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord,
She shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

Devotional Of The Week
Deep Roots At Home – Why Have We Stopped Protecting Our Daughters?

Good Women

Art Source: Enchanting Quotes

This week, my husband was sharing a story about a high school that had
Banned cheerleaders from wearing their outfits – the same outfits that are
Deemed “appropriate” for public events throughout the community –
In the classroom because they were inappropriate and distracting.

Hello! How does our culture not understand the hypocrisy of this?

One of the most  timely articles I read this week was
Jacqueline’s heartfelt essay,
Why Have We Stopped Protecting Our Daughters?
It encourage you to stop by for a visit.
It struck a chord with her readers, and
I’m sure it will resonate with you as well!

Book Of The Week – NIV Worship Together Bible

NIV Worship Together Bible

I love worship music.
I love hearing the stories and inspiration behind the songs.
I love learning how Scripture has inspired artists past and present
To sing forth God’s praises.

If you do too, then check out the NIV Worship Together Bible.
It’s a Special Edition Bible filled with worship song resources!

Giveaway Of The Week – Novica

Novica Lime Ice Necklace - Up Close

Want to win some fabulous gifts for yourself and your family?
Be sure to check the sidebar to see what’s new each time you visit!

This week, I’m excited to feature Novica – a unique venture,
Backed by National Geographic, where you can find handcrafted treasures
Created by artists and artisans from all around the world!

Don’t miss your chance to win a gift certificate from Novica –
You are eligible for an entry when you share a post at this week’s
Inspire Me Monday party!

Highlights From Week 86

Thanks to everyone who contributes to Inspire Me Monday!
Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Crystelle Boutique – 22nd Birthday Mixed Media

22nd Birthday Mixed Media

Crystelle created this special mixed media piece for her daughter
Because you only turn 22 once in your lifetime!

Rite While U Can – Weave A Word

Weave A Word

As a writer, I felt incredibly inspired by Barb’s essay on words
And the art she chose to illustrate her work!
This beautiful piece was inspired by Bocoacolors.

Ma Niche – Nigella’s Maple Chicken

Nigellas Maple Chicken

Tanusree “cooked like a star” when she tackled
Nigella’s Maple Chicken – and the results are a win!

The Memory Nest – Moments


We create scrapbooks to capture the precious moments in our lives.
What precious moments do you want to remember?

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 86!

Inspire Me Monday #87 – Week Of September 1, 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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38 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 87”

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  1. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Your giveaway looks fabulous. I think my week might be off to a fantastic start. Just received word that hubby might be coming home from sea early.

    I will pop back later in the day and catch up with some blog hopping.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I am so happy to hear your news! I am celebrating with you! 🙂

      Have an inspired week – make some new friends – and best of luck in the Novica giveaway! 🙂

  2. Thanks for hosting! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  3. Happy Labor Day…Many thanks for hosting!

  4. Diane says:

    Hi Ramona, Looks like some good projects on here this week! Looking forwards to some Hopping.. hope your week goes great!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  6. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun

    Sometimes people are so busy tolerating stuff that they just can’t seem to wrap their minds around the fact that it’s o.k. to have boundaries, too! Lots of great links today! Thanks for hosting!

  7. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for the fun party. Have a great week.


  8. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Even on a holiday weekend!

  9. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!!

  10. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    I have been out shopping saved a bundle at Kohls today, that was fun. How about you, hope your having a enjoyable weekend. Thanks for hosting, I have linked to your hop.

    Have a great week, Karre

  11. I love the text weave. Blessings!

  12. Prov. 31:30 is the class verse of the ladies’ Bible study class I teach! Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  13. Laura says:

    As always, a pleasure to drop by and get inspired 🙂

  14. Tanusree says:

    Thank you so much for featuring the Maple Chicken. Thanks for hosting the party.
    Hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend !

  15. OneMommy says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Crystelle says:

    I am so inspired by your features…. and so honored to have my mixed media gift be numbered among them! You really do very good work!!

    Have a happy week,
    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  17. Sarah says:

    You have a great list of inspirational projects as always! I’m linking up some secret thoughts this week.

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  18. Chris says:

    Thank you for hosting!

    Take care and God bless!

  19. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations! Thank you for hosting.

  20. Hi, my first time to join your link up. Thank you for the opportunity. Will be glad to “roam” around 🙂

  21. Thank you very much for hosting. I brought my favorite donuts. Have a great week ahead.

  22. Mary Denman says:

    Thanks for hosting so many blog parties! You rock! Have a great week. 🙂

  23. Leslie says:

    Thank you for featuring my scrapbook page. Going to link up something new today. Hope you are well.

  24. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I love all of the inspirational and wonderful projects and ideas! =)
    Thanks for hosting!

  25. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I love all of the features! =)
    Thanks for hosting “Inspire me Monday”!


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