Happy Monday, friends! We know it can be rough to come back to “the real world” after a long weekend, so we wanted to start your week off right with a little extra encouragement.

We’ve gathered up some of the most recently shared images from our Facebook page. You might recognize them from blog posts or your own Facebook feed – but we’re praying that at least one of these beautiful graphics will speak the Truth you need to hear today.

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It’s true – you ARE enough, we don’t have to have it together, love will conquer fear, the Lord will fight for you. And with that in mind, let us praise Him! Enjoy – and feel free to pass this encouragement along! (One easy way to share many (in)courage graphics is with our Share site.)

And remember, you can receive encouragement outside the blog post every single day by joining us on our other social media channels:


  • http://walkingwellwithgod.blogspot.com Bev Duncan @ Walking Well With God

    Mary and the (in)courage crew,
    Even my dogs are moping that it’s Monday and back to the usual-ness of life. Thank you for this reminder of God’s unwavering love and care – He never takes vacations or long weekends. Let us praise Him today and every day!

    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      I love that thought, Bev, that God never takes vacations. I’m so thankful for that!!

  • http://www.kathycheek.blogspot.com Kathy @ In Quiet Places

    I thoroughly enjoyed the long July 4th weekend and woke up refreshed and ready to go through this new week knowing God is with me and God is for me!

    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      So glad you had a fun and refreshing weekend, Kathy!!

  • http://www.dianewbailey.net Diane W. Bailey

    Yes, sweet friend, this IS encouragement for the beginning of my week! Thank you!

    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      Well, you are welcome. :) Have a great week!

  • Charlena

    Bev,haha the dogs too?! That’s funny…anywho I had a blast with family this July 4th weekend as well! My family is so blessed. I will share this post with them. Thank you Mary!

    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      Yay!! Glad you had a great weekend with your family, Charlena!

  • http://motheringfromscratch.com Mothering From Scratch

    This weekend was a long one! Thank you for the encouragement. Monday’s always seem a little overwhelming. Tuesdays are so much less intimidating.

    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      I agree – Tuesdays are so much friendlier than Mondays. :) Here’s to a great week…even if it begins “for real” tomorrow!

  • Joanne Peterson

    Hi Mary,

    Just these simple phrases were exactly what I need today. Especially the Lord will fight for me today.



    • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

      So glad these messages spoke to your heart today, Joanne!

  • kimmie

    We started vacation with my mom and sister the Friday before the 4th of July. We spent a week together. Re-entry from all of us being together paired with my kids being gone to their cousins’ overnight last night has left me a little confused and lost. Thanks for the beautiful words and photos!

  • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary Carver

    Re-entry IS hard, isn’t it? So glad that you had the opportunity to spend so much time enjoying your family, Kimmie!

    • kimmie

      It is but I guess we can’t have vaca alllll the time. :)

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  • Carli

    After a nice played back week end with fun people….then comes Monday. Take me back to the week end and prepare me Lord for Monday….

  • http://www.reneeswope.com Renee Swope

    Thank you Mayr for pulling together these oh-so-perfect reminders for a new week. Each one helped my soul take a deep breath! :)

  • Beth WIlliams

    I truly enjoyed the long 4th of July weekend. I was not ready for Monday and the yucky that it brings. This encouragement helps a lot! Thanks everyone!

    My hubby and I can use all the encouragement we can get now a days with our changing job situations!