Restless Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  Congrats to Rebecca Hamlin for winning a copy of Restless.


A relaxed, quiet dinner between friends.

We just met but it didn’t discount the fact that “friends” was a safe and appropriate word for how we felt about one another after leaving the table that night.  We shared our stories, our passions, our hopes and our dreams.  It was the type of fast-paced, learn-everything-you-can-about-one-another conversation that leaves you feeling heard and understood.

And of course she asked the question that would rattle my soul for months to come, “Jenni, are you restless?”

I knew the answer but I didn’t want to admit it.  I made some excuses about the busy season I was in, how I was just a little worn out and tired.  I made up a bunch of things that I was excited about, but the truth was the answer was “yes.”

It would just take me many more months to acknowledge it.


Jennie Allen wrote this book for us… for right now.  For every restless soul (willing to acknowledge it or not) who is desperately trying to identify the more you were made for.  This book was timely for me and I suspect it will be for you too.

But until you are all in, you will only be capable of dreaming your own inadequate and small dreams.  Because we are never free until we let go. ~ Jennie Allen

I have a copy of Restless to giveaway! 

Share with us in the comments below one of the dreams that is on your heart.  I’ll randomly select a winner on Monday, January 20th.

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  • Heidi menges January 18, 2014  

    Hugs! As a grandma and mom I am pulled and pulled as I help them grow and be productive humans. Greg and I both have a dream to move to Africa in a few yrs. that is our dream

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      That’s awesome, Heidi!

  • LB January 18, 2014  

    I’m wrestling with what to do with my dream to get married and have a family. After 11 years of unanswered prayers, am I supposed to dream new dreams? Keep praying and dreaming? God seems so silent. I’m restless in this long, long season of datelessness.

  • Kelsey Ferguson January 18, 2014  

    My dream is to adopt and/or foster. My husband is still on the fence, so I’m trying to be patient and wait on God’s timing. Thanks for you blog post! 🙂

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Love your heart for this Kelsey. Praying with you.

  • Niki Chris January 18, 2014  

    One of the biggest dreams of my heart is to be a wife and mother. I’m praying, waiting for God’s timing and trying to go where He leads while hoping He’s leading me to a godly man.

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Niki & LB – praying for you both!

      • Niki Chris January 19, 2014  

        Thank you

  • Roxanne January 18, 2014  

    My son hasn’t spoken to me since I was saved 2 years ago. He is 28 now, he won’t answer my calls or texts. It is so hard! I know that the Lord is working. However it isn’t always the way we want so I am waiting for a miracle.

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      I’m so sorry Roxanne. Praying for you.

      • Roxanne January 19, 2014  

        Thank you! God is good all the time! 🙂

  • Carrie January 18, 2014  

    One of my biggest dreams is to live contentedly -to live that out in a way that shows my kids it’s Ok- I try to do this and sometimes I succeed at totally relying on God-then there are times that I feel like I should be doing more, accomplishing ALL things on my restless mind.

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Carrie, this is SO good. Love your focus on contentedness.

  • Kelli Wommack January 18, 2014  

    I feel I am living one of my dreams right now… leading our church in leadership development. But I still have a dream of writing and speaking and leading others (especially women) to lead well.

  • Jaimie Bowman January 18, 2014  

    To work in the ministry (at a church) again…I miss it so much.

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Love your heart for ministry!

  • Shelley Johnson January 18, 2014  

    I would love to follow on Kelli’s heels into leadership development and writing! Women in ministry leadership are a huge passion of mine. I’m definitely in a restless season…I’ll have to get the book. Thanks, Jenni!

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Shelley & Kelli, can’t wait to see God continue to use you both in this way. Cheering you on every step!

  • Heather Snider January 18, 2014  

    I’m restless to blog and write and fulfill the plans God has for me. Would LOVE to win this book as I’ve seen lots of great feedback on it. Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Praying for you, Heather

  • Rebecca Hamlin January 18, 2014  

    I want to raise money for an orphanage in India. I’m hoping to travel there in December 2014 to dedicate the orphanage to God!

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Love this. India has a special place in my heart.

  • Darin Godby January 18, 2014  

    I began preaching when I was 13 and haven’t been very active in ministry the past few years as I’ve had to make some adjustments within my life. With that being said I believe 2014 is my year to minister more, write my first book and encourage the Body of Christ. I do get restless but hold to the promises that God has declared to me and believe they will come to past.

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Good for you, Darin!

  • Jesica R. January 18, 2014  

    I am itching to start a women’s charity for expecting mothers in need- not just in my local area but in multiple areas eventually. Praying for direction…

    • jennicatron January 19, 2014  

      Jesica, that sounds amazing!

  • Hdub996 January 19, 2014  

    To be able to sustain life on my own.

  • Elizabeth Harrison January 19, 2014  

    I want to be a teacher who makes a change. I’d also like to get involved in prison reform and a movement stop human trafficking. My heart is called to help the world in so many ways!

  • Amy Hunt January 20, 2014  

    To be on a team that develops a magazine reflecting “real” in the *whirl and twirl^ of life, and how life as it is honors and ultimately worships God.

  • Tricia January 20, 2014  

    The Lord has placed on my heart to be a mother to many. That has translated to a dream of opening a youth center in our town. I take huge strides and then run away in fear. I want so badly to follow this dream.