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Last Day for Bonus Items

Last Day for Bonus Items

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Blog Hop for Writers – What Genre Do You Write?

Blog Hop for Writers – What Genre Do You Write?

What Genre Do You Write?


I started writing by journalling. I wrote what God showed me through His Word, and through people I met. In the first couple of years of journalling I wrote over 150 poems along with questions, words from the Bible, quotes and what eventually turned into posts. I asked God, “What’s up”?

Here is one of the first poems I wrote (unedited) called Meditation.

In the quiet and stillness
You are there.

You arrive slowly
Envelope me with a warmth and peace.

I feel Your Presence intensifying
As You hold me in a spell-binding embrace.

I don’t want to let You go.
I hold on to the moment.
I remember it.

I thank You for all Your blessings.
I remember others to You.

We are together, we are connected.

Time passes.
I must return to my daily tasks.

But, I take with me Your peace,
Your joy,
And the memory,
Of You.

After writing all those poems, I started to write devotionals and had two published in The Upper Room – A Pottery Lesson    and   Quiet Moments.

At the same time, I started two blogs, Spirit-filled Canada and A Better Way. (These are both closed now). Spirit-Filled Canada started because I wrote a companion Bible study for Ed Hird’s book, Battle for the Soul of Canada. You can have a free copy as an e-book by writing to me. (Janis). A Better Way started after I wrote a midrash of the story of Mary and Martha.

From that story I started a children’s story about Mary and Martha and did some watercolour pictures. That story is still in the vault.

Then I heard God’s voice saying to start a different blog. This time focussing on prayer. So I started Under the Cover of Prayer. It has been running since 2010 with many contributors and guest bloggers.

Then one day while journalling, a little story about a turtle flew off the paper. That story morphed into Tadeo Turtle where I did the illustrations and published it in the fall of 2012.

Tadeo Turtle - Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Tadeo Turtle – Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Next came a website with a blog called He Cares for You because I needed to build a platform.

Now to go back to the question:

What genre do I write?

I have written poetry, fiction, non-fiction, devotionals, Bible study and a children’s book.

So my answer is –  I have no idea. I write what God calls me to write. He inspires me. I try to listen where He is leading me in my ministry to “feed His lambs”. God is in charge of what I write.

Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again (Oswald Chambers).

What has God called you to do in your life?

We each have to find a niche in life, and spiritually we find it when we receive a ministry from the Lord (Oswald Chambers).

Ask Jesus to reveal to you what He has called you to do. And LISTEN for His answer. Be ready to move in the direction He is leading. We can do this as we work towards a closer fellowship with Him and strive for Jesus being more than our personal Saviour – He must be our everything.


What has God called you to do in your life? I write for Him. (click to tweet)

What genre do I write?  I write what God calls me to write. He inspires me. (click to tweet)

Fifth in a series of a Writers Blog Hop held by Ruth Snyder. 

Our first blog hop can be found at Ruth Snyder. . Writing Goals for 2014.

Our second blog hop can be found here. Writing Tools.

Click here for the third blog hop on the topic. Hero.

Our fourth blog hop was Advice for new writers.

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Live Interview on Canoe FM

Live Interview on Canoe FM


On June 28th I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lorraine McNeil on Canoe FM.

I had a delightful time. We talked about Tadeo Turtle, my artwork and my faith. Her exuberance took me right out of my shell. What a joy it was!

Now I will warn you that you have to listen to a bingo announcement before my interview – small town, you know.

I hope you have time to listen to it: Canoe FM Interview – Janis Cox


Reviews for Tadeo Turtle

Tadeo Turtle written and illustrated by Janis Cox

Tadeo Turtle – Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Tadeo had  2 wonderful reviews this week:

The first is by Ruth Ann Adams at Fran By the Sea:

Canadian author and illustrator, Janis Cox, in her breathtaking  picture book,Tadeo Turtle, weaves a classic tale of adventure and self discovery. The simple plot line is high paced and the watercolour illustrations enchantingly beautiful. The names of the major characters are in bold type, making it easy for young children to identify them. ~ Ruth Ann Adams

Continue to read more at Fran by The Sea

And another from Gena Mayo at I Choose Joy:

I’m happy to share with you today a review of the book Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox!  It’s a very sweet story about a turtle who sees his limitations when he watches a squirrel doing things he can’t do.  God uses a dream to show him that He created Tadeo the way he wanted to, with very special abilities and skills.  It’s a great story for teaching our children the same lessons! ~ Gena Mayo

Continue to read the entire posts at I Choose Joy.

Thank you to reviewers. Please drop over and visit these sites.


Janis Cox – Author and Illustrator – Tadeo Turtle

Janis Cox – Author and Illustrator – Tadeo Turtle 

Tadeo Turtle

Tadeo Turtle –  published October 9, 2012

Please email the author to find out more.

Tadeo Turtle – a 24 page coloured children’s book

Activities for children included.

A 24-page curriculum available by email.

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