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The story explores Feranmi’s elaborate scheme to deceive her parents into believing that she is in a committed relationship, and Alex’s struggle to let go of the past and give himself another himself another chance at happiness.It’s a page turning story of love, forgiveness, and being open to God’s plan in your life. An Unexpected Blessing is set in Atlanta Georgia, Chicago Illinois and Lagos Nigeria. With characters that are as real as your friend, family or neighbor the story revolves around one of three friends who are of differ cultures but joined together by their faith and belief in God.

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When You Move, He Moves…

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Release date for my debut novel An Unexpected Blessing is just about eight weeks away. I’m excited but humbled at the same time. Why? Well let me tell you my back story…..

I always  knew I wanted to write. I have so many books that I can’t even count them anymore. When I finish a good book , I will spend the next five to ten minutes just thinking about alternate endings. Ways I would have ended it if I were the author. I am also hopeless romantic, during my spare time ( which isn’t quite often) you will find me with a good romance book or watching a chick flick. I  love the cliché argument and the make up at the end.

Then again I had another passion which is to speak hope into people. I derive joy in encouraging and making others aware that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I would help people see the other side of the issue, and  why whatever it was they were going through was a blessing in disguise. Let them know that it will be ok in the end. I would have scripture at the tip of my tongue and the people I spoke to will always walk away with the same observation  “why don’t you become a motivational speaker” and I would give the same response ” No I can’t, I don’t speak in front of people”. You see I’m a serious introvert. Then it came to me by the unction of the Holy Spirit, while I was studying the word Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope

Why don’t I combine both passions together? So my first blog was born in 2010.  I would write pieces that would bring a lot of positive feedback and it felt good. It was by the grace of God that what I wrote people read and were encouraged, but life happened and I stopped writing.  Two years later I would start this blog  but that book I had inside me still nagged me…through my husband of cource….LOL… and then everywhere I turned there was an author. But I looked for every excuse in the book to delay writing it, besides I didn’t have a solid story yet. My excuses ranged from the kids, to a job, to being tired, you name it. But I constantly put out content on my blog. I hid behind the comfort of 300-500 words. Then my wake up call…….

Last year, during a routine business trip to another city, I collapsed in the plane and was rushed to the hospital upon landing.  After a week stay; mostly in intensive care, I was released. I had one month of recovery enduring excruciating  pain during that time. I spent the time being angry at God, I begged and asked Him to take the pain away so why hadn’t He? I, the person that normally gave my family encouraging tidbits, couldnt encourage herself nor allow anybody to do it for me.

By His strips I was completely free of pain in about three months but during that time, I thought,  what if I died and didn’t do the one thing my soul yearned for years? How would I explain to my creator that the gift He had so graciously given me had been left to lie fallow? What would I be remembered for?

So after weeks of prayer I had a story, picked up my laptop and began to peck away. During the ride, I wondered how will this story get to 75K+ words. I’m used to spitting just a couple of hundred words at a time. But as I continued to write the story continued to flow; and get this sometimes I would have to stop to write more story ideas in my “vision book”. But in the end I did it!! I finally did it!! And it is only the beginning…

Lessons 1: When you place what you do in God’s hands, He will direct you and give you the power you need to pull through. It wont be by your power but His. Just surrender to it.

Lesson 2: Tomorrow is not promised, take the next step to do what you have always wanted to do. When you move,  God moves with you. You can do it. Just Believe!!

Blessings

Unoma

Just Another Day- Happy Valentine’s Day

1Corinthians 13 : 13 Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love

imagesCAHERYZAThe day is upon us again. You know the day we are pressured in to expressing ‘love’. Come to think of it, it really isn’t love if we got to be pressured into expressing it. I do not aim to deceive, I love romance…. not a big fan of chocolates but I love flowers, cards, soft music leading the whole nine. But then again, I don’t just want it on only one day. Who woke up and made up the Valentine’s Day the ‘love day? Note to self, read on the origin of Valentine’s Day.

At work yesterday, a co-worker appeared with a huge bouquet of 24 long stem red roses. All the way across the hall you could hear the ladies…”awwww”,“he is so sweet”, “that so beautiful.”, “oh wow”, “you are lucky” and I’m thinking all this because someone decided to buy their lady flowers on Valentine’s day. How are we sure the purpose is his ‘love’ and not some kind of apology for cheating or knocking her upside the head….LOL… it wasn’t sha but my point is that one day shouldn’t be the yardstick by which to measure the love our spouses have for us.

Love in any marriage or relationship should be that ‘mushy’ feeling we have plus a commitment of wills from both parties. The commitment of wills is true definition of love and keeps the ‘mushy’ feeling alive, if there is no commitment, the’ mushy’ feeling eventually dies. Love is not a feeling emotion that is only based off how we feel in that moment but a doing kind of love which we perform whether we feel like or not. It can only be nurtured by taking care of the seed planted in the beginning.  Making sure we pull the weeds (bad people/influences in our lives) watering the seed( being around fellow godly people that will feed into your life after all they say iron sharpens iron). When we do this, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day every single day.

Love should not be celebrated on just one day; it should be celebrated and practiced every day, in our actions towards our spouses and others. God showed us His love by sending his son to die for us; Jesus showed his love by laying down his Life in accordance with the will of the father and the Holy Spirit shows loves by directing our paths every day. Love is a beautiful thing but lets not relegate it to just a day…..After all  Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love~1 Cor 13:13

*getting off my soap box* have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Blessings

Unoma