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God is


To become his voice of hope to a hurting world

In her breakthrough release, DeAnn Carpenter challenges us to become a voice of possibility and hope, like Jesus was to the people He interacted with. He saw in people what they did not see in themselves, and we can become that voice.

There is too much at stake

From Throwing Confetti...

Our world needs more cheering and less condemning.

More rejoicing, less rejecting.

More delighting, less denouncing.

More confetti, less critique.

More applause,
More bravo,
More hooray.


We need people like DeAnn,

who are intentional with their words and make a point to delight in others. After all, this should be the heart of a true leader, mother, or father. We want to see those that we lead go beyond us.

The happiest leaders are the ones who know how to serve, cheer, and call out the best in those they are serving. These are the kind of leaders we trust and are drawn to follow and learn from.

Can you imagine a world where we celebrate each other and call out the good in each person? That is a world that I want to live in!

With love and confetti, I am happy to introduce you to a leader I trust, my good friend with a great message, DeAnn Carpenter.

Kim Walker Smith

How Can


Start to become his voice of hope today?

DeAnn teaches that we can start becoming God’s voice of hope to a hurting world today! Here is how Deann teaches us to start:

  1. Know the real enemy
  2. Start with humility
  3. Learn God’s formula
  4. Focus on true and honest words
  5. Practice pleasant and encouraging words

A Message from Deann

While any project like this one is a labor of love, this book, in particular, was a challenge.


Because my world is probably very much like your world. It is so easy to slip into critique and comparison of people - even people that we love deeply.

So I needed to practice while I wrote. I needed to look deep inside and do the work to make Throwing Confetti truer about me. And I am so glad I did.

I hope you find the transformation and inner joy that I have found by developing my voice of hooray to those around me.


Throwing Confetti Family

Learn more about

DeAnn Carpenter

DeAnn Carpenter writes, teaches, and serves because she’s passionate about supporting and celebrating others. Together she and her husband, Brian Carpenter, founded and direct the nonprofit Refuge Foundation.  They reside in Montana with their two kids, Asher and Ruby. There they train and develop staff to care for, serve, and support leaders.

Refuge is currently in multiple locations in the American West, bringing reprieve and rest to leaders from all over the world. DeAnn helps with staff development and directs the Refuge W.I.L.D. experience, which guides women toward deeper living with God and with one another.

DeAnn grew up in the Great Plains of North Dakota before moving to Montana. In Montana, she attended the Yellowstone Valley Bible Institute, where she worked on staff serving youth, young adults, and women’s ministries. She has flipped many houses, worked in the salon industry, taught at women’s conferences, and will always be “in the business of transformation.”

She spends her free time running around with her kids, sipping coffee, reading books, hanging with her girlfriends, and eating Thai food with her family.

Reach out to DeAnn on her website.

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