January 7, 2014

Today I feel overwhelmed. Today Restless finally hits shelves and mailboxes and ipads and kindles for real. Last night we celebrated this little project with friends that feel more like sisters lately. They feel like that because… we are dreaming and risking and leading and creating and being brave together because of IF:Gathering. And this is my prayer for this book and study… that as a generation alive together- we would lead and dream and risk and create TOGETHER. That we would be FOR each other and WITH each other.

See we are not here by accident, not even kind-of.

“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him.” Acts 17:26-27

We are here for a purpose and I am crazy restless that you and I live out our purposes…. because I know that we are set here for barely a breath…. and I want my breath to have been spent on things that never go away and sometimes that’s done in the smallest ways. These are just some of the friends I have in my life that help me live like this.

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Each of these women make me more brave and they are only the ones that live close enough to be at dinner together! Some of the others who happen to be writing today about their dreams and restlessness and perhaps maybe giving away enough books- none of you have to buy it! :)

Lindsey Nobles (And somehow she is giving away IF:Gathering tickets too!)

Angela Perritt

Emily Freeman

Sharon Hodde Miller

Bianca Olthoff

Kelly Stamps

Jamie Ivey

Susie Davis  (Download her darling handwritten quote)

Tsh Oxenreider

Lore Ferguson

Lauren Chandler

Amber Haines

Rebekah Lyons

I will add other friends throughout the day so check back!

What are you Restless for? I’ve never done this before but I thought as a generation we are feeling this word. Tell me what you are Restless for. Write about it and link here! And go to social media today and share. I am restless for________. #Restlessproject

I love when our voices come together.

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  1. I am restless for the things I do and the time I spend to mean something – to know that eternally there is purpose. I am restless for a routine and a schedule and for things to be picked up and checked off the list. To feel that something got done in a day. I am restless for meaning, for important work, for something to get out of bed for besides myself and my sweet little family who doesn’t need me so much now that everyone is older. I am restless to work hard, I am restless to have days to do nothing or anything or something. I am restless to not feel like I have these lists that never ever get checked off, to not procrastinate and to finish what I start. There are so many things I want to start, so many things I think God wants me to start, He has given me so much to do. And I feel like I just drive around and do mundane things – I spend too much time taking care of stuff instead of having time to take care of people. I am restless for heaven some days and others wish God could be like the voice of a mother and just tell me what to do so at the end of the day I would feel satisfaction and accomplished and that I have made him proud. I am restless for more.