Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Mosaic Collection, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Today I am delighted to welcome Janice L. Dick to the blog to chat about her cornerstone message for her The Mosaic Collection novel, which releases in February 2020.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
For His glory…
The Mosaic Collection is an international community of women authors who use faith-based fiction to touch hearts with the good news that Christ’s finished work on the cross has made us one family, and to nurture affection for the people God has placed within our circles of influence, so that the grace and glory of God may become visible and personal to everyone we meet.
…and our good
We are sisters, a beautiful mosaic united by the love of God through the blood of Christ. We have experienced the redemptive, restorative power of God’s grace in our marriages and families, and we believe our God is able to heal, restore and redeem our brokenness. His love fills us with the courage to persevere, and to offer others a Christ-like compassion that is full of His wisdom and grace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janice L. Dick was born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada, into an ethnic Mennonite farm family. She has always loved stories of family heritage and the emigration of her people from Russia. Her aim is not only to share the faith journeys of her forebears, but also to showcase God’s sovereignty in the midst of that milieu. Besides historical fiction, Janice writes contemporary novels and short stories, blogs, articles and book reviews. Janice is the winner of the 2016 Janette Oke Award.
My Cornerstone Message From The Collection
I believe that God is faithful through all things, even when it doesn’t look that way. He does what he does, and is not accountable to anyone, but his love and mercy hold us up.
This world can be a lovely place, but when we listen to the news we see the dark side, and we know it is very real. Some of my characters go through tough situations; they don’t always come out on top, but some do. They learn that God is present and faithful through all the hills and valleys of our lives. There is always hope, and it is in him.
A Deeper Dive into My Cornerstone Message
When I set out to write a secular cozy mystery, I was surprised to find I couldn’t do it. My characters were either running from a relationship with God, didn’t know they could have one, or giving wisdom as to how a person could find peace with God. While I don’t avoid secular reading, I can’t seem to write my own works apart from my faith.
There have been times in my life when hard things have happened and I haven’t responded at all as a person of faith should. Times when death struck the young and innocent, or tore apart a marriage. Times when financial loss was overwhelming. It was as a result of those experiences that I moved from railing at God to realizing that he will not be manipulated, that he does not owe me or anyone else an explanation for what he does. He is God.
And then there’s hope. God is a God of hope, and every one of my stories includes this essential element of faith. God’s mercy reaches us in our situation, no matter who we are, no matter if we are asking for it or denying it. It’s offered. This is the hope I cling to as I move through life, and the one that pops up in the hearts of my characters, and which I hope translates to your heart.
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(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card & an ebook prize pack*!
Winner will receive an ebook of:
- Where She Belongs
- Pieces of Granite
- Christmas on a Mission
- Other Side of the River
- The Third Grace
- Carolina Grace
- The Benefit Package (a devotional)
- Dance of Grace
- When Love Calls
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 10, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally, but international winner will receive a gift card only *(may be substituted for a Book Depository gift card if winner cannot accept from US Amazon)
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What about you? What resonates most with you about Janice L. Dick and her cornerstone message for The Mosaic Collection?