When I signed up to post in this group, I felt somewhat anxious. Would I measure up to the criteria? After all, I don’t have as many books published as some of the other writers. I’m not a sought-after speaker. I don’t live in an exotic locale, unless you consider six to eight months of Canadian ice and snow each year exotic.
But I dearly love to write (okay, I prefer “having written,” but there’s only one way to get there) and here was another opportunity to share my thoughts regarding writing and faith. Would I be able to submit a reasonably fitting post when my turn came up?
Then I remembered a quote you’ve probably all heard before:
God does not call the qualified; he qualifies the called.
How true and how comforting. And motivating. All we need do is listen and obey.
I don’t have to be a perfect writer to contribute to this site any more than I need to be a perfect person to accept Christ’s sacrifice for me. Having said that, I do need to strive for excellence. It’s the other side of the coin scenario. Because I am a writer and a Christian, I want to do my best to record words that will be helpful and encouraging to other writers and readers, and to live a life that reflects my values and beliefs. That’s my prayer as I sit down to draft my stories.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…”Janice L. Dick, an author from the Canadian prairies, writes historical and contemporary fiction, book reviews and inspirational articles. She is also an editor, teacher and speaker. Her first two historical novels won first place in The Word Guild's Canadian Christian Writing Awards, and the third short-listed for the same award.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/janicedick