Inspire Me Monday – Week 98

Inspire Me Monday

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A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!

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What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…

Inspiration From God’s Word
Increase our faith.”
Luke 17:5

Increase Our Faith

Art Credit: Patsy Paterno – Overwhelmed

When disaster strikes – whether it is something that touches us
On a personal, national, or international level –
We often feel small – helpless – afraid.

How do we respond to the cataclysmic events that touch our lives?

In her post Overwhelmed, our friend Patsy at Heartworks writes about
The disaster that is currently impacting her country:

Almost 2/3 of my country, the Philippines,
Was affected by Typhoon Haiyan,
Which combined the effects of an EF 4 tornado
And a tsunami that reached up to the 2nd level of buildings.

When we are inundated with trials, hardships and suffering,
We can ask God to “Increase our faith”.

I invite you to visit Patsy to learn more about how you can support the
Relief efforts in the Philippines and to learn the key to her amazing faith!

Song Of The Week – Hallelujuah
Philippines Tribute – Typhoon Haiyan

Card Of The Week
Card For A Friend

A Card For A Friend

Recipe Of The Week
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fabulous Giveaways – Feeling Lucky?

Hill’s Cat Food Giveaway – 20 Prizes

Hill's Science Diet Giveaway

Chicken Soup For The Soul – Think Positive For Kids

Chicken Soup For The Soul Think Positive For Kids

Chicken Soup For The Soul – Real Soup Giveaway

Chicken Soup For The Soul - Chicken Noodle Soup in Bowl

For more fabulous giveaways, check my sidebar!

Highlights From Week 97

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Connie – Fall Rake Head Wreath

Fall Rake Head Wreath

Shaunna – Upcycled Tin Can Caddy

Upcycled Tin Caddy

Mary Ellen – Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Julia – Winter Wreath

Winter Wreath

Tanusree – Eggless Pina Colada Cake

Eggless Pina Colada Cake

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 97!

Inspire Me Monday #98 – Week Of November 17, 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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47 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 98”

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  1. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Philippines. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Thanks for hosting and the reminder email!! Comes in handy when my brain shuts off. Have a wonderful week!

  3. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    Thank you for sharing Patsy’s inspiring post and also the other wonderful features as well as for hosting ‘Inspire Me Monday’. This week I’ve shared some easy fall updates for the home. Have a lovely week!

  4. Chris says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for hosting the party!
    Miz Helen

  6. Thanks so much for the party. So hard watching the devastation in the Phillipines – thank you for sharing Patsy’s post, Alice x

  7. FABBY says:

    So many yummy features here! Thank you so much for hosting this lovely party.
    Have a pretty week ahead.

  8. Lisa says:

    Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  9. Mary Ellen says:

    Thank you for hosting and featuring my sweet potato pie!

  10. Nici says:

    Thanks for the fun party! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  11. I love sharing each week on your link party…Thanks for hosting!

  12. Jessie says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  14. It’s always a joy to come visit your blog. Blessings!

  15. Thank you so much for hosting us! Have a blessed week.

  16. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Your words and features today are so very timely, with the upcoming day of thanks and gratitude. Catastrophes such as the typhoon in the Philippines, really do make it seem as if we are, indeed so small, in the huge scheme of things. But, there are ways that each one of us can make a difference in the face of such tragedy.

    Thanks for hosting and have a joyful week!


  17. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Wonderful crafty ideas & song choice! It’s so sad the loss the Philippines have suffered. Thanks for joining us on the dance floor at Monday’s Music Moves Me, my friend!

  18. Thanks so much for hosting~

  19. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice tribute, we are getting regular updates here in the UK, I can’t imagine what they are going through it;s awful.

  20. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    Thanks so much for hosting! I can’t believe how many links there are already! Wow!!! I’m continuing my Series of Thanksgiving ( with a picture book and other resources list this week. Have a great week!

  21. Kathy @ Melding Magic says:

    Thanks so much for hosting. Have a joyous week!

  22. OneMommy says:

    Lots of inspiring posts to check out! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    I think I might need to try that sweet pie.

  24. Tina says:

    Thanks for hosting. Tina

  25. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    LOVED your video! That girl has a really talented voice~ not to mention the video itself. Very touching. Thanks for the personal invite to come over, and I happened to see that picture of that delicious chicken soup. Now you know I just had to enter that one! hehehe I loves me some nice hot tasty soup especially in the winter! woo hoo

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wasn’t she awesome? I have no idea who she is – I wanted to do a musical tribute after reading Patsy’s post and as soon as I heard and saw it – I knew this was the one. She sang so beautifully and movingly. I’ve always loved that song!

      Best of luck in the Chicken Soup giveaway – surprised more people aren’t vying for an opportunity to win a REAL sampler of soup! 🙂

  26. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What sweet inspirations you’ve chosen. Thanks for hosting.

  27. Lots of wonderful inspiration this week. I couldn’t watch the Song of the Week; it gave me an error message. My thoughts and prayers are with the Filipinos, as well as those in Illinois who are putting their lives back together after the tornado. Thanks for hosting, Ramona.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m sorry you had a problem viewing the song Nancy – maybe you can try it again at a different time or on a different browser – sometimes those videos get fluky but it is definitely worth seeing and hearing!

      (If you still have trouble, let me know and I will look it up and send you a direct link!)

  28. I understand the feeling of helplessness. But I always have to remember how powerful prayer is even if I’m unable to be of help physically.

    Thanks for rocking with us today.


  29. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks so much for the inspirational party! =)

  30. Naila Moon says:

    I have heard this song before but never this singer. She is fantastic!
    Thoughts to all of those in the Philippines.

  31. Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for hosting the party!

  32. Tanusree says:

    Thank you so much for sharing my Pina Colada Cake !

  33. Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  34. I like your web site, it has engaging articles, Have a great day!


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