I participated in something pretty great last week. IF:Table.
The IF: movement is something that has transpired from the heart and mind of Jennie Allen, a writer and speaker, among other things. The goal is to "equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose."
I was invited to attend a home simulcast of the first ever IF:Gathering in Austin earlier this year, but Allen was out of town at a speaking engagement and as much as I would've loved to hole up for the weekend with some ladies, the cost of a 2-day or even a 1-day-all-day babysitter was not part of the budget, so I sat that one out.
So, while I haven't been directly involved with this amazing ministry that's been gaining momentum over the last year, I've definitely been aware of it. I actually tried to get a ticket to the upcoming February IF:Gathering in Austin but it sold out in 2 HOURS! What?!?
Is this real?
So, on the heels of weeks of blogs about friendship and that whole thing, imagine all the feels when I checked my email a few weeks ago and found an invitation to an IF:Table.
Really?? An opportunity to sit around and eat and chat with 5 other women for 2 hours?
And then do it again? Every. Month.
And so we did.
We were honest.
We talked about community and weakness and delighting in the Lord.
Some of the ladies I know well, and some I'm only just getting to know, but they're all sisters in Christ, and we're all 6 of us flawed and real and wonderful.
Thank you, IF: for challenging and equipping us to come together in our places. Thank you for blowing wind into our sails.
Check out IF: and all their fabulousness HERE.