Inspiration.pngThis week, several of our bloggers reflect on sources of inspiration in their lives. In the Southern Hemisphere, this may be the time in late winter that creates the desire to hibernate or escape until the weather has turned warmer. In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re approaching that part of summer called the “dog days” that seem to be best designed for hammock swinging and lemonade sipping. Whatever your starting point, these stories of inspiration can add a boost of energy to your routine.

Blogging at God of the Sparrow, Kathy Manis Findley shares an inspiring arrangement of a familiar hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.”

Linda Anderson-Little uses her blog, SoulStoryWriter, to introduce us to 96-year-old Mildred Winter, who launched the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program when she was a kindergarten teacher and continues to advocate to get the program into more and more schools.

Deb Mechler, who first inspired me during my seminary internship… a few… years ago, inspires our sense of humor in a recent post on her blog Saint Sinner Seeker.

Several RevGals are taking part in the Austen in August Reading Challenge 2017. One of them is Susan Wright, who shares her Jane Austen reading list in her blog Fruitful Words.

Dr. Wil Gafney is visiting the Holy Land with Interfaith Partners for Peace. She reflects on her visit to Jerusalem in her blog The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

New Zealand blogger Thalia KR finds inspiration in the music of Elizabeth Mitchell. She shares some examples at her blog, Sacraparental.

Catherine MacDonald finds inspiration this week in the movie War for the Planet of the Apes. She tells us about it (including some SPOILERS) at her blog, My Window on God’s World.

Whether your source of inspiration is music, movies, books, people, or travel, you’ll find something to enjoy in the writings of our bloggers this week. When you visit, please leave a comment so they know you enjoyed their work.

Barbara Bruneau is a recently retired Lutheran pastor living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Texture and Color.

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