17 July 2019

The Mosaic Collection: Janice L. Dick | Guest Post + Giveaway

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.


My father was a soft-spoken farmer, but he had a of love words that surprised me. He loved to read, and sometimes quoted poetry, which was rare in his circle of friends. I asked him once where he had learned poetry.

“Well,” he said, a twinkle in his blue eyes, “I used to get in a bit of trouble in school, now and again.” He was an immigrant kid who didn’t know English very well, and took exception to other kids mocking him for it.

“Then the teacher would make me stay in at recess and read poetry,” he continued. “I kind of got to like it, but of course, I never told her that.”

In the winters, Dad would often sit and read in the evenings. That was a positive influence in my life, because I adored my dad.

There’s another story from my mother’s side of the family that has fascinated me as well. Apparently, my maternal great-grandmother used to read while doing dishes. This would have been before the turn of the 20th century, so I think it may have also been a rare thing. She would have a book open beside her, and stop to turn the pages as she washed dishes. When I heard this story, I knew my love of reading was in my DNA.

There were always books available for me to read as a child. One of my Saturday jobs was dusting, and it sometimes took a long time, because when I got to the bookshelf, I would start dusting, then decide to take the books out and dust them individually, and soon I would be sitting and reading, dustrag forgotten beside me.

These stories are fun to remember and make me feel like I’m on the right path!


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.

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.


(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.


1 comment:

  1. Love that story about your dad Janice! Thanks for sharing.