Today marks a shift in my life and ministry.
Hello, Reverend Donna O!
Goodbye, Reverend Mother Runner…
Why the change?
Well, for one, in this season in my life and ministry, I am being intentional about how I am represented in the world and in this digital space. How we show up matters and how we are named also matters. Although I am affectionately known by Reverend Mother Runner by many, I have been, I am and I will be known by Reverend Donna Owusu-Ansah for far longer. I needed to make this change some time ago, but it took a wise mentor to help me see what was right in front of me. I confess, I was tempted to use my entire name in the website address—all fifteen letters—but who wants to type all that? Reverend Donna O it is!
Secondly, while running will always be a big part of my life, as motherhood and ministry amp up, my mileage has decreased significantly. These days in between shuttling the girls to dance and spending time in preparation to preach, I’m just trying to create a consistent workout schedule so I can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy enough to care for myself, care for my family, and care for the people God has entrusted to my care. By dropping the “Runner” I take the limits off the various ways I will incorporate fitness and health into my life.
All that said, welcome to www.reverenddonnao.com. If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, you’ll notice a few changes, namely that the motherhood, marriage, ministry, and mile image tabs have been removed. Don’t fret! I’ll be incorporating more images into blog posts. And ff you’re a first time visitor, I hope you are blessed by the content and will consider leaving a comment or two or three.
As Israel Houghton sings, “It’s a new season! It’s a new day! A fresh anointing is coming my way…” It’s a new season! Can you feel it? What newness is on the horizon for you and how are you preparing for it?