Inspire Me Monday – Week 107

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…

A New Study Bible

The Modern Life Study Bible

This week, I had the pleasure of reviewing
The Modern Life Study Bible – a full-color, Study Bible
In the New King James Translation that releases in Jan 21!

If you are looking for a new Study Bible to kick off your year –
Be sure to check this one out!

An Upcoming, Online Prayer Journey

Whispers Of Hope

In November, I had the pleasure of reviewing Beth Moore’s
Whispers Of Hope – 10 Weeks Of Devotional Prayer.

It’s a fabulous devotional and prayer journal combined into one.

I’m so excited to announce that my friend Dawn at
Beneath The Surface has invited us to join her on an
Online prayer journey, using Beth’s book,
Beginning February 1, 2014!

This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our prayer lives and
Connect with other women of faith!

Writer’s Blog Hop

Blog Hop For Writers

From January 13 through March 24, 2013,
Ruth Snyder is hosting a Blog Hop For Writers!
Every few weeks, she is posting a theme for you to
Write about and share your posts on!

Here is a list of the themes:

January 13 – Personal Writing Goals for 2014
January 27 – Writing Tools I Use
February 10 – Character Sketch of My Hero
February 24 – Advice I’d Give a Newbie Writer
March 10 – My Favourite Genre
March 24 – My Current Work-in-Progress

One Word - Follow

Special thanks to Author Janis Cox for
Sharing her Writing Goals and One Word with us and
Introducing us to this very special Blog Hop!

Friendship Friday – From A To Z

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

This week at Friendship Friday,
Our Journey Through The Alphabet continues!
Please join us for ideas and inspiration and
Share your contributions as we
Celebrate the Letter B!

Song Of The Week

Speaking of the Letter B – in the mood to go retro?
Who remembers Beginnings by Chicago?

For more musical magic, join Music Moves Me at X-Mas Dolly!

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 106

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

Mystery Case – One New Thing A Week Challenge

One Thing A New Week Challenge

I’ve often thought about how exciting it would be to
Break out of our molds and commit to doing
Just one new thing a week!

Now here’s the formal challenge!
Link up and share what you will be doing each week
To challenge yourself and really start living!

Rhonda – Old Fashioned Tea Towels

Tea Towels

I love the title of Rhonda’s blog –
If You Do Stuff, Stuff Gets Done!
Rhonda’s blog is filled with practical tips and
Delightful projects that homemakers will love.
These embroidered Old Fashioned Tea Towels
Were one of my favorites!

We Made That – DIY Gumball Jar

DIY Gumball Jar

Looking for a project your children will love?
This DIY Gumball Jar will delight kids of all ages!

Jacqueline – 60-Something & Still Romancing


How do you keep the magic alive after 38 years of marriage?
According to Jacqueline, the answer is romance!
Check out her favorite tips!

Beverly Baird – Up, Up & Away

Journal 52 - Dreams

If you’re looking for creative inspiration,
Beverly Baird’s blog is always a must to visit!
Journal 52 is one of her creative undertakings this year –
And this is one of the lovely pieces of art she created this week!

Audrey – Winter Pine Cone Wreath

Winter Pine Cone Wreath

Looking for a fabulous home décor project?
Look no further than Audrey’s fabulous
Winter Pine Cone Wreath project!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 106!

Inspire Me Monday #107 – Week Of January 19, 2014

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. Candace says:

    Thanks for hosting! I’m looking forward to going through your features! Thanks for the great music- I love Chicago :)!

  2. Chris says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, friend!!

    God bless!

  3. I don’t have a post to share this week around – I’m going to focus on Fridays and try to keep it simple but I love the idea of the Beth Moore Study. I have that and am working through it as well! Oh, and thanks for letting me know about my linky – all fixed now! Have a blessed week,
    Christine 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      How awesome Christine – I hope you can join the study – if you haven’t already met her, you will love Dawn! 🙂
      Have a fabulous week and no worries – sometimes simple is best!

  4. Melissa says:

    Thanks for hosting, always so many great recipes and craft ideas!

  5. Opinionated Cupcakes says:

    Great post. Have a great week! =)

    Following you on Bloglovin. Can you please return the favour? =)

    Opinionated Cupcakes

  6. Always the best party 🙂 Thanks for hosting!!

  7. Bev says:

    Great variety of awesomeness this week! Thanks for hosting – 107 times!!!
    Thanks for including me as well.

  8. Oh, my goodness 🙂 I am so honored! You just have a great site, and it is neat to read and be a part of it this week. God bless your week, friend!

  9. That Beth Moore prayer study sounds like a very good one.

    I’m new to this song.

    Thanks for sharing all this goodness with us today.

  10. Thanks for the terrific party. Have a wonderful week!

  11. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I’m inspired by an old song that was a favorite once upon a time. Thanks for joining us my friend. You definitely ROCK! Music has always inspired me, and always will.

  12. Poppy says:

    Lots of amazing inspiration! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  13. Tanusree says:

    Thanks for another great party. Have a great week !

  14. Tina says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great week. Tina

  15. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    Sounds like your well organized with your writing. I love the Chicago song and hadn’t heard it in awhile.

  16. Naila Moon says:

    I have not heard Chicago in a long time. This is a nice pick for today.
    I may hop in on the writer’s blog hop. Thanks for the post about it.
    See ya Wed.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I haven’t either. Nalia – Chicago and Beginnings just popped into my mind!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the pick!

      Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you at Wordless Wednesday! 🙂

  17. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy

    Coming to you from the Monday Music Moves Me Hop. Loved your song from Chicago. I haven’t heard it in a while. I love the embroidered kitchen towels. I have a set that my great aunt did for me with little black kittens. I don’t want to use them, and have them put away. She was a marvelous old bat of an aunt, but she was so precious to me.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Aren’t Rhonda’s tea towels lovely? I embroidered something ONCE in my life as a child so I appreciate the work that goes into that handicraft!

      So glad you enjoyed the Chicago tune! That song and band brings back so many fond memories!

  18. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and for hosting this nice project.
    Best wishes to the start of the week, Wieczora (◔‿◔)

  19. FABBY says:

    Wow your party looks great this week, my friend. Thank you and have an awesome week.

  20. Nikita says:

    There was so much to get inspired today, I am for sure participating in all of these 🙂 Thanks a TON

  21. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Thanks for highlighting my One New Thing a Week Challenge. You will never guess what I’m getting up to this week. I’m still finding it hard to believe myself.

  22. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What delightful napkins! Thank you for hosting!

  23. WOW Thanks so much for featuring our DIY Treat Jar! And thanks for hosting each week, I love linking up here!

  24. Claudia De Mauro says:

    Hi Everyone 🙂 I’m new here and it is so nice to meet all of you. What an awesome blog hop idea! I love this and am truly looking forward to seeing the amazing creativity within these pages. So much to see!

    Although I did not link up with one of my blog posts this week, I did link up with a creative endeavor I have poured my heart and soul into for weeks (so fun!) and JUST launched a few days ago. I WILL be linking up with blog posts featuring my specific designs from here on in. However, for now, I thought it was best to start by linking up with the Gratitude Gallery. It is an online art gallery of graphics that I created (mostly Scriptural) for bloggers to use in their posts (terms of use are on the site) for free.

    The Gratitude Gallery is my way of saying thank you to all those who join me in spreading hope to individuals whose spirits are weary on their journey through life with physical/emotional strongholds.

    Thank you for starting this link up and I look forward to getting to know you guys over the course of time and supporting one another on all our creative endeavors! If you get a moment to hop over to the Gratitude Gallery, I would love for you guys to check out my Gratitude Gallery blog hop! It’s an opportunity for bloggers who use my graphics in their posts to share their work and connect with other bloggers.

    Looking forward to supporting one another in the weeks and months to come.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Claudia,

      Thank you for sharing your lovely blog and your Gratitude Gallery with us!
      Your graphics are lovely and I’m sure that many of our readers will enjoy meeting you and sharing your lovely work!

      Look forward to getting to know you in the weeks and months to come!

  25. Audrey says:

    Thank you so very much for featuring my wreath, I really appreciate the shout out. Have a great week ahead!

  26. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Dancing a day late. DH had yesterday off, so I enjoyed my time with him instead of hopping around Blogosphere. I’m sure you understand. But, any who…Chicago is one of my favorite groups from the 70s. It’s great to have you on the dance floor with Monday’s Music Moves Me, Joy!

  27. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting! =)
    The Blog Hop that you mentioned sounds great!

    Love all of the features! The tea towels remind me of some that I had as a young child.

    Have a great week!

  28. Thanks so much for hosting this bloghop! I am reminiscing on how cold my toes are here in Baltimore, and how much I wish I was on a beach in Bali! Stay warm

  29. Rhonda says:

    Good morning, please forgive me for this late but very heartfelt thank you for featuring my old fashioned tea towels. I was so surprised and pleased to be recognized. Thank you so very much!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Rhonda, it is my pleasure to feature and recognize you this week!
      I’m so glad I did. Your tea towels touched and brought back fond memories for a lot of our readers!

      Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to more of your heartfelt contributions at Inspire Me Monday! 🙂


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