Happy 2019, friends!! I’m SO excited for the new year. I love new beginnings, don’t you? I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us. I hope you had a blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

December flew by in a blur, but it was such a joy to watch our Allison Rose discover the wonder of the season. To be honest, I’m not quite ready to part with all things festive. We still have too much to celebrate! πŸ˜‰

I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and it’s been such a gift. YOU have been my gift! I can’t imagine this journey without you, my faithful friends, readers, and encouragers.

As you may have already noticed – or maybe you saw my social media announcement – The Engrafted Word received a little makeover for the new year. It’s been on my heart – and in my prayers – for awhile now to freshen things up a bit and offer more to my readers.

God answered those prayers through my writing friend, Heather Snyder. We actually met through blogging and our love for stories. It is my delight to welcome her to The Engrafted Word and introduce her to all of you! Heather has such a kind heart, loves the Lord, and loves people. She’s an avid reader and writer with adventures and stories all her own. I’m so blessed to know her and you will be too!

Together, we’ll be bringing you more giveaways, interviews, reviews, and stories in 2019. Let’s keep celebrating Christian fiction and the beautiful Author of our lives!


How about ringing in the New Year with a giveaway, shall we? It’s no secret that one of my favorite authors out there is Laura Frantz. Not only is she an incredible writer, but she is one of the sweetest people I know. A Bound Heart just released and I’d LOVE to give away a copy to one of you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks for entering!Β Contest is open only in the U.S. and ends January 8, 2019.Β  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody!