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2017 is here!! 
We thank God for a new year and for His manifold blessings.

Beyond the Trial Book blog tour

Hello everyone,
I must apologise for being very quiet of late. Too many issues on my mind..some sad, some not so sad, some just there...

I am having a blog tour to promote my debut inspirational collection of short stories: Beyond the Trial and it will be an opportunity to discuss the book or win a book in a giveaway draw.

Please follow the link below to listen to audio excerpts and to comment. Your input is highly needed and appreciated.

Beyond the Trial Book blog tour

Do let me know your thoughts about the excerpts on the various blogs...Did it make you feel like going out to get a copy? Enjoy!!

Beyond the Trial: A Book Review

Hello everyone,
Hope you had a great start to your week today. Justa brief post about one of our feature books which got a five-star rating from a reviewer. The review has been published online and you can read it by clicking on the link below. Enjoy!!


You could get a copy of the book from any of the outlets below. Read and see if you agree with this reviewer's opinion. Have fun guys and remember to pursue your dreams for pursuit is the proof of desire! (Mike Murdock)

Let's soar!

Watch the Book Trailer by clicking on the link below:

Beyond the Trial Book Trailer.

Click any of the links below to buy a copy of the book or request a paperback copy by commenting on this post and we will get in touch with you to let you know the outlet nearest to you in Nigeria

beyond-the-trial eBook from Kobo! purchase link

Amazon UK: Beyond-Trial- purchase link Beyond the Trial

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 steps to living an addiction free life!

It has been awhile since I was able to write a blog post. I have been very busy and not free to do what I like to do a lot - write! However, I am determined to share my thoughts so I have been thinking about others things that control our actions and make us unable to do, or not stop doing the things we like or hate respectively.

Am I making any sense? I hope so.

I then thought of habits that are difficult to break free from because one has become addicted to them, or if you prefer this other word - accustomed - to them. So today, I want to share an infographic about how one can take some steps that may help to break free of any type of addiction!

Enjoy and do feel free to add to my list. I don't know it all.

Let's soar!

My review of 1,100 Ways to Write Your Story by James Mascia

If like me, you are a writer, or a blogger, or both, you will know that one often need inspiration to know what to write about next. I read this book lately and got lots of ideas. Below is my honest review of the book:

1,100 Ways to Write Your Story by James Mascia is an excellent book loaded with ideas that can keep writers busy when they are experiencing writers' block, or if they need some inspirational ideas for their writing. I found the prompts diverse and inspiring and I found several ideas I could write about.  I recommend this book to writers and writers' groups who need some help with inspiration to write more, or to people keen on working on fresh ideas to practice on improving their writing skills

I received an electronic copy of this book
in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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In celebration of fatherhood

This is just a little post to celebrate all the responsible fathers in the house who are building up their homes and making their children and wives exceedingly proud of them. Thank you for mirroring the father's heart in your labor of love. God bless you all.

My Review of 15 Days to Write and Submit a Short Story: Workbook|24121619] 15 Days to Write and Submit a Short Story: Workbook

Title: 15 Days to Write and Submit a Short Story: Workbook
Author: Joe Bunting Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 56 (pdf version) Rating: 4 out of 5 File Size: 244 KB
Publisher: The Write Practice (November 1, 2014)
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Language: English

As I had a deadline to submit a short story for a contest, I thought this workbook might give me a head start. Did it do that? In a way, yes.

It affirmed some tips I had either gleaned from my foray into the writing world, or read in some other books - such as the the fact that the writer's subconscious is his best tool (page 5). I find that ideas pop into my head at inconvenient times and I struggle to keep abreast of them unless I write them down.

I liked the frankness and bluntness of the language in which it was written and the urge to take action, even if one was not in the mood to do …

I have a dream

I find it amazing that children are born without the prejudices and bias that define our interactions as adults. The divisions and divides are just not there for them (at least in the early years of childhood). There is a purity about their connections and interactions that is so uplifting. Put ten children less than seven in one room with toys and watch them unobserved. Friendships and interactions are quickly formed. So where do they learn to draw lines in their interactions?

What do you know about Glaucoma?

Today marks the beginning of the World Glaucoma week!
It is a week set aside to create awareness of an eye disease which is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
Glaucoma is a name which is used to refer to a wide spectrum of diseases in which there is damage to the optic nerve., which is the nerve responsible for vision that connects the eye to the brain.

Glaucoma has been classified into various types based on  the structure of the eye (open angle or closed eye), age of onset, cause (primary or secondary) and this is a pointer to the fact that this disease is actually a spectrum of diseases.

The presentation or symptoms of glaucoma varies depending on the sub-type of glaucoma . The open angle variety of glaucoma is characteristically symptom-less in its early stages and by the time one notices a drop in vision, the disease is advanced.

It is therefore advocated that EVERYONE should have a comprehensive eye examination annually to detect eye problems especially glau…

World Glaucoma Week: Yvonne Nelson's YouTube Video!! ...


Happy Mother's Day!!!

It is that time of the year when we celebrate the women in our lives who have had great influence on us; who have nurtured and moulded us over the years, often making untold sacrifices for us. Some of them are not even family members. They are gifts from heaven sent our way to lift us up in the dark times an to mentor us as we trudge along life's challenges. I have many of them in my life. Some of them are family, most are not. As we appreciate these women today, let us not just utter words, but live a life of genuine appreciation. Let them know they are loved!

St. Valentine's Day: What's all the fuss about?

February is viewed as the month of love. The climax for a lot of people is Valentine's Day. From my purview, everyday should be Valentine's day! Everyday is an opportunity for us to appreciate the gift of family, friends and loved ones in our lives; to review the relationships and friends we are in. Do we bring "Valentine" values to our friends and family? Such as:

ValueAppreciationLoyaltyEncouragementNurturingTrustworthinessInspirationNote worthyExpressiveness Feel free to substitute my "Valentine" values for what is important to you.


I am about to wade into troubled waters and perhaps rustle them up a bit more. There are many people who have chosen not to make new year resolutions anymore because the statistics about the percentage of people who actually achieve their resolutions is almost depressing.
Truth be told, I think deep down we all make these resolutions whether we call them that, or not. I know that most people do a lot of soul searching at the end of each year. I do. I unconsciously find that I assess how I fared in several areas of my life and try to plan how to do better in the coming year.
So tell me, nearly six weeks into 2016, how are the resolutions going?




2016 is here and I want to thank anyone that has ever stopped over at this blog to read or comment for doing so. It means more to me than you can ever know.  So today, I am just thankful for life...Truly, sincerely thankful. And that spirit of gratitude has made my life a whole lot fuller and richer... Dear God, I am thankful for the goals I achieved, for the ones I started working on, for the ones I forgot about (ouch!), for the ones I remembered, but never got round to starting (despite shifting the timelines again and again); I am thankful!