DeAnn Carpenter writes, teaches, and serves to celebrate others.
She’s been practicing Hooray for years along with her husband, Brian, and two kids, Asher and Ruby.
They founded Refuge Foundation after being in full-time church ministry in Billings, MT.
DeAnn also leads Refuge W.I.L.D. and serves women from all over the world throughout the year.
DeAnn speaks nationally to churches, women’s ministries, and events. If you would like to request DeAnn to speak at your church or event, please connect with her by clicking the button below.
No doubt as 2023 opens, New Year’s resolutions are on our minds. This season though, I have sensed the Lord saying, “that instead of restricting, try more offering.”
To offer Him something more.
An offering is defined as a contribution or an act of gratitude. It’s an extension of something we have to extend. I think that in new seasons new offerings are required, that’s evident throughout the Bible.
Romans 6 says that we should “offer every part of ourself to Him” as an instrument for His using.
As I pondered that word and wondered what might be mine to give, I realized that the thing I want to become more “resolute” about it 2023, is not what I restrict but what I will extend.
I felt the Lord prompt me in three key areas to reflect on in this New Year: An offering, an interceding, and a re-arranging.
- What’s mine to offer
- Who or what will I pray for with great intention
- What do I need to re-arrange (Priorities-goals-disciplines etc.)
Just some food for thought as you posture yourself in a new season.
I hope this year is full of good things, I hope you pick up your copy of “throwing confetti” and offer your piece to the world, and I hope there are plenty of surprises for that are not yet written down in your new 2023 calendar. Blessings in the NEW year, DeAnn Carpenter
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