Monday Inspiration and Encouragement (Volume Twelve)

September 25, 2017

I shared a couple of months ago that for a while now I have had a dream of sharing some Monday inspiration and encouragement on the blog. Life is hard and I know full well that in the difficult times it can be hard to find inspiration, so a couple of months ago I shared my first post (which you can find HERE and all of the Monday inspiration posts HERE) and I plan to routinely share with y'all different things that I have found to be really inspiring and encouraging from all different genres and hope that it will encourage and inspire you for your week! 

It is hard to believe that it has been a couple of months since my last Monday Inspiration and Encouragement post.. These weeks have been wonderful in some ways and then extremely difficult with treatment too. Here are just a few things that have encouraged and inspired me the last several weeks and I hope that they inspire you and make you smile!
{first} I shared this yesterday on instagram, but I have not wanted to say goodbye to this fall. It has been full of growth and learning and lots of joy and grace. As Kara Tippetts once said so eloquently, I have wanted to live in Summer Denial. But as much as I want to hold on to this summer in so many ways, I see it beautifully collapsing into fall. I know that the Lord has lovely gifts and grace awaiting us in this new season and so I can't wait to see what the fall will hold. 

{second} Okay, I have shared this so many times, but it needed to be shared again because I am still loving the sound and music. If you haven't checked out Hope Social Club do so. Absolutely love the sound and music. If y'all haven't heard of them check them out HERE. Go listen and let me know what your favorite song is! 
{third} I shared a couple of months ago that for a special upcoming project (that I can't wait to share more about in the future) that I have been reading a lot of books from World War II and about the holocaust. So much of it is so difficult and yet, I am passionate about keeping this area of history alive so that it never happens again. 

The book above, In My Hands, was one that I hadn't heard of before the other day. I had spent some time in Barnes and Nobles researching for the project and came across this book. It is the true story of a 17 year old girl who ends up helping and saving many Jews during the holocaust. It is hauntingly inspiring and one of my favorite quotes is on the back of the book... "One's first steps are always small: I had begun by hiding food under a fence." So inspiring that we can start in the smallest of ways to help change the world. You can find it on Amazon HERE.
{fourth} I know, I know. I shared this last time but it is worth sharing again. *smiles* Did y'all see the trailer for season 2 for The Crown? UM. Yea. My little British loving heart is happy. 

{fifth} I pinned this to one of my pinterest boards a couple of months ago and I love it. So many times it is easy to go on our feelings isn't it? I have been so challenged this summer to not be caught up in my feelings but to be reminded that God is at work- no matter what I am feeling. 
{sixth}Since posting the above picture on Instagram several months ago (and the picture I posted yesterday) I have been receiving emails asking what journaling Bible that I use. I use the ESV Journaling Bible (The Interleaved Version). The cheapest that I have found it for was on Amazon which you can find HERE. If you are looking for the non-interleaved version that looks similar you can find it HERE

I hope that you are inspired and encouraged by these six things on this Monday! What about you? What is inspiring you recently?


  1. your blog post was really motivational for me on my Monday work but I suggest you to post more motivational posts like this one relating to other days of the week as well because it's really helping and your hard work is appreciable thank you.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment! Caravan Sonnet is a lifestyle, creative, and travel blog that posts lots of inspirational and motivational posts. I am so glad that this one resonated with you! Thank you again for your comment and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

      Blessings, Rebecca :)