Exciting Announcement

One night, while curled up on the couch, my husband entered the room talking about an email he opened. He used words that sounded ill-fitting and unfamiliar. Devotional. Two more contributions.

He noted the confusion on my face and invited me to come read the email myself. The next several moments unfolded in slow-motion. My head was spinning and I struggled to absorb the words my eyes read. To be honest, I thought maybe it was a joke, or some sort of strange spam.

The subject line said: The next book by (in)courage!

Then, within the body of the email, I read the following sentences. We would so love to publish a story you wrote for the (in)courage website awhile back. There are also a couple of stories from your blog we’d love to publish!

I sat at my husband’s desk dumbfounded and so honored to be invited. Published!

I accepted the invitation and immediately got to work crafting a couple of original pieces that would also be included.

If you aren’t familiar with the {in}courage community, you might want to check it out. The words of the contributors have inspired me for years.

Here is the beauty that will be released on October 3rd! Isn’t she lovely?


You can pre-order now, or get yourself to Lifeway next month and grab a copy or two!

In the meantime, can I encourage you to keep dreaming, cultivating the gift that is within you, and walking into opportunities that come from what feels like out of nowhere?


13 thoughts on “Exciting Announcement

  1. My friend!! She’s published! I know her. I can introduce you if you’d like. 😂😂. Love you AD. And I am SO proud of you. You are SO deserving. So grateful you pour in to me 365 days a year.

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  2. Congratulations Alyssa!! I will be preordering for sure. Think how many people you will be able to reach and inspire! Thank you for all that you do for everyone. So proud!! I will actually preorder for both of my daughters! Will you autograph?..

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  3. Congratulations Alyssa! This is so exciting! I love how God works through you to uplift others through your amazing words, encouragement and genuine willingness to share. So amazing to see how He has blessed you through all of this. Feel honored to be in your classes and most of all to call you friend.

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  4. I’m so excited for you my friend! May you continue to blossom for Jesus in areas you feel ill-equipped…guaranteed He receives Glory! So proud to walk alongside you on your journey!

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