Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Mosaic Collection, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Today I am delighted to welcome Regina Rudd Merrick to the blog to chat about her cornerstone message for her The Mosaic Collection novel, which releases in June 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
Regina Rudd Merrick is a writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Having lived most of her life in Western Kentucky, she dreams of the sound of crashing waves and sandy beaches. Married to her husband of 35+ years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. She is the author of three books: Carolina Dream (Apr. 2017), Carolina Mercy (July 2018), and Carolina Grace (February 2019) in the Southern Breeze Series.
My Cornerstone Message From The Collection
Trust God and do the next right thing.
I want my readers to know that they are not alone, and that what they’re going through is not unique to them. Life isn’t a series of obstacles to overcome, but a series of events that point us to Jesus, who loves us more than we can imagine.
A Deeper Dive into My Cornerstone Message
As I grew up, I knew that to NOT trust God was just wrong. God was all-knowing, all-seeing, He loves me, and He wants the best for me. But when I was a teen, I found myself doubting that I really mattered. We moved out of state for a good reason. A God-reason, even. My parents were called into short-term missions that led to four years on the mission field – three in Indiana working at the denominational camp, and one in Wyoming helping as laypersons in a struggling church.
I wasn’t ready to leave the comfort of my home, my school, my boyfriend, but God saw fit to move us, and I knew that I had to comply. That’s what a good Christian girl did, right? I found myself distancing myself from God, all the while doing all the things that a “good girl” does, and with a smile on my face.
I became bitter, inwardly, toward God, and for years I kept a part of myself away from God. I found myself yearning for a closer walk with God, and that’s when I made a discovery: my life-verse didn’t mean what I had thought it meant. When I truly delight myself in the Lord, He will give me HIS desires, not put His stamp of approval on what I desire!
God is good, God is faithful, and God uses our broken-ness to draw us closer to Him.
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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)
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
See tour landing page for a complete list of authors & book release dates.
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What about you? What resonates most with you about Regina Rudd Merrick and her cornerstone message for The Mosaic Collection?