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How About Doing Something That's Actually NEW in the New Year??

Okay, here’s the deal. I’m a planner & a writer & so I am all about laying out those resolutions and working toward them in the new year. But I am also a realist & the hard truth is that I am kinda weary of resolutions…anybody else?

This year I am doing something different.

Zero resolutions for me. Just asking the Lord what He wants to do in my life & through me in 2020, and no beating myself up for not being able to hang on by a thread & master my impossible list of life changing resolutions in my own (feeble) strength.

And ya know what? That is a very freeing way to kick off a new year – a new decade. I am more excited about this than I can ever remember being about my resolutions of years gone by. This is a whole new thing & I love it when God does a whole new thing.

And since this is my personal plan for approaching 2020, and I am also a speaker for 3 sessions of an upcoming online conference, I thought it would be kind of cool to focus on helping others be encouraged in the new year rather than “resolved”. Instead of a tired old list of resolutions, why not opt for a hefty dose of encouragement and helpful tips, freebies & resources to kick start 2020? Yeah, this sounds like a great idea to me.

So, for the next few days, early bird tickets are available for just $15…and during the actual week of the conference they’ll jump up to $25 (which is still a bargain in light of everything you get…see a list of speakers HERE – but you also get $500 in freebies via the “Swag Bag” & there will be contests for awesome prizes & you have unlimited lifetime access to the conference) .

Topics include marriage – parenting – spiritual growth (yup, one of my sessions fits in this category) – goals & organization – parenting & even meal planning & prep…good stuff for $15, am I right? (I know I sound sales-ey but I seriously don’t want anybody to miss this!)

Now here’s the rub: I do have a couple of sessions in the “goals” category…and those are awesome! I share hard-earned and hard-learned info from my 25 years as a homeschooling mom to 5 kiddos…but there is one conference session that the Lord laid on my heart that was almost impossible to complete. I have NEVER been under so much spiritual attack and resistance as I was working on this conference session. And I cannot think of one single time that I nearly threw in the towel and told the Lord I wasn’t gonna do what He had asked me to do….until this conference session.

It’s all about redeeming an orphan spirit. And listen, this is a hot topic right now. If you only sign up for this conference for this one session, then you will get your fifteen bucks worth and then some. We have a real enemy & the more I learn about the orphan spirit, the more I see him working this out in almost every single person’s life…the devil wants everybody to feel like an orphan (and thus live like an orphan) but he doesn’t want anybody talking about it…READ THAT AGAIN!! It’s time to stop listening to that old liar the devil & get serious about our non-orphan status as children of the Most High God.

Every orphan longs for family ~ home ~ a time & a place & a people where they really, truly belong.

Words like “freedom” ~ “grace” ~ “acceptance” ~ don’t often enter the heart or mind of someone dealing with an orphan spirit.

In 1 Peter 1:4 we read that we have been born anew into an inheritance which is imperishable (last time I checked, orphans don’t have an inheritance of any sort!). That word “imperishable” literally means it is beyond the reach of change. An orphan fears change & hates change … in this verse the Lord has given us an unchangeable promise that completely negates the lies that an orphan spirit convinces us to believe.

How many orphans have a comforter? An advocate? An intercessor? Someone to strengthen them and stand by them? You are NOT an orphan! I read John 16:7 & prove to myself over & over again that this is my truth! Let’s also make it your truth.

Grab your ticket & then send me an email at with “Not An Orphan” in the subject line & the email you used to sign up for the conference & I will gift you 6 months in my monthly membership group (Titus 2 Discipleship with Jan L. Burt) at zero cost to you and no obligation. No strings attached. But lots of strings that tie you up and hold you down cut off you…sound like a deal?

Go HERE right now and buy your ticket. Let’s get serious about the freedom for which Jesus set us free, shall we? Your orphan spirit is about to be redeeemed & your whole life turned upside down (in a good way!)

Happiest of New Years to you — see ya “on the inside” at the conference!

Lord bless – Jan L. Burt

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