Inspire Me Monday – Week 356

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!

Please Pray For My Community


Please pray for Thousand Oaks and the neighboring communities. Just hours after the Borderline shooting, in which we lost precious friends, the devastating fires began and have not subsided as of this writing. We have been ministering around the clock to friends who are reeling from the loss and have been uprooted and evacuated from their homes. Our church is in the heart of the mandatory evacuation zone and as a result, we were unable to gather for prayer and worship today.

Pray for those who are impacted by the fires – for the children who are having difficulty processing all of this – for the families who have lost loved ones – for those of us who are being impacted by the poor air quality – and for the amazing men and women who are fighting the fires and ministering to the community. Pray as the Spirit leads. Pray that the winds will subside and that the fires will be contained quickly. Pray for continued strength, unity and hope in the aftermath as this resilient community regroups and rebuilds.

Thank you for your love, prayers, and support during this very challenging time!

Last Chance To Enter Our 16 x 20 Canvas Giveaway!

It’s that time of year to express gratitude to those we love – and for us here at Create With Joy, that includes letting you know how much you mean to us!

We’ve partnered with CanvasChamp to offer you the chance to win a beautiful 16 x 20 print of your choice! Join us at Wordless Wednesday for the full detail and submit your entries there through November 14, 2018 – open to US residents 18 and older!

Inspirations And Delights

Love – Chicken Pita Sandwich

Easy Grilled Chicken Pita

Have you met Love from Munchkin Time?
Ever recipe she creates is art on the plate – including her
Healthy and scrumptious Chicken Pita Sandwich (yum)!

Debbie – Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Do you love visiting the wild animals at the zoo?
Debbie’s been sharing her adventures from her 3-day trip to the
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium –
It shouldn’t surprise you that these two stunning felines caught my eye!

Terri – Saying Thanks

Thanksgiving Card

This week, Terri is saying thanks with beautiful
Swirls, curls and autumn leaves – check out her
Video tutorial and you’ll soon be swirling and curling too!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

Even When It Hurts – Hillsong

Inspire Me Monday #356 – Week Of November 11, 2018

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!

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!

To join the party, click the button below!

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22 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 356”

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  1. So much heartache in your part of the world right now, and I’m so sorry.
    I couldn’t even bring myself to click on “like” above, even though I always appreciate everything you share here.
    Trusting for grace and peace to reign in your heart , by faith.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      The beautiful thing, though, is seeing how our community is coming together to support one another during such a difficult time. Have a great week Michele – and don’t hesitate to “like” the post to support our featured guests this week (even though the “personal” share is hard! xoxo

  2. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Monday.

  3. Happy Monday. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  4. Ramona,

    Saying prayers for those in your community affected by the borderline shooting and those facing the wildfires. I’ll ask God to give peace to those people whose homes are threatened, protection for those in harms’ way, and a swift end to the destruction. In 2015 the Smoky’s experiences a horrible wildfire and while we live many, many miles away fear gripped my heart. I think more so for those facing the ordeal. Thanks for joining the 4M gang on the dance floor. Now, to check out some of the inspiring content shared by your pAwesome readers! 😉

  5. Alana says:

    I’ve shared this so that others can support you from afar (I’m in New York State). That song was a perfect fit.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Wonderful features this week! Thank you for hosting this opportunity to bring bloggers together and share their posts. I look forward to your party each week. #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings.

  7. Lisa notes says:

    Praying for you all! So sad about the fires and all the destruction. 🙁

  8. Definitely prayers for your community! <3

  9. Marie Moody
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Awesome tune young lady! I’ve never heard it before, but it really held my interest. Thanks for hosting as you do every Monday. You’re duh best and thanks for stopping by! BIG OL’ HUGS & that’s one handsome kitty you got there!!!

  10. BettieG says:

    Oh, I have been praying for your community so much during this past week of devastation. I will pray for you personally now also, as you are there helping and sharing the love of Christ. May He give you extra strength and comfort.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Bettie and everyone who has been praying for us during this very trying time!
      Your prayers are greatly appreciated and very much needed!
      Tomorrow we are slated to attend the memorial service of a friend and we need to be strong to minister to our small group and their kids who is devastated by the loss.

  11. Praying for your family, and your community. I can only imagine what you are all going for.

  12. Pat says:

    I have cousins that live in Westlake Village who have been evacuated by the fire. It is such a tragedy. I am so sorry for the loss of life from the shooting and then the fires–so horrific! I am praying for all.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I hope your cousins are okay Pat! My church is in Westlake Village and we are doing Grief Support and Counseling and offering all types of help for those who have been impacted by the fires and shooting. If your cousins need assistance, let me know and I can send you info. xoxo

  13. Amy says:

    I’m so sorry for all of the devastation happening in California right now. Thinking of you and praying that all will work out. Thank you for hosting the party in spite of all that is going on.

  14. I’m so sorry for all of the loss that your community is experiencing right now. You are all in our prayers.

  15. Thank you for hosting! We appreciate you allowing us to share at your party each week!

  16. I just love how that canvas turned out.
    Just beautiful!

    – Lisa


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