LOOKING UP

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When I hear people use the phrase “fake it til you make it” I don’t think of the self-fulfilling prophecy or confidence building angle. Instead, I think of the damage that could occur from living a life in which you force your authentic self into a foreign mould.
There are no guidelines around what to fake, how long you have to fake it, or what to do when faking it doesn’t work.
Perhaps instead of faking it til we make it, we can faith it til He wills it. I know there’s a peace that comes from being where He wants you to be.
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A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121 New International Version (NIV)

 

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When North American Secret Places (NASP) met African Secret Places (WASP)

Sisters.jpgNASP: “You’re taller.”
WASP: “Bros, na so. I get better spine.”
NASP: “Hmm. I still don’t understand why you had to bring some balm with you. We have lots here.”
WASP: “Aboniki no be common balm o. Na my fortification against any yeye winter cold be dat. You wan sniff am?”
NASP: (shakes pages) “Oh dear. Em, welcome to Canada.”

Secret Places: Live in Nigeria!

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Very excited to share that the Nigerian edition of Secret Places was published on September 15, 2016 by QLife, Nigeria’s first Christian fiction imprint. A big thank you to all my Nigerian readers and to Quramo Publishing Limited.

Paper copies of the Nigerian edition are available at the following retailers:

Laterna Ventures Limited
13 Oko Awo Street Victoria Island Lagos

Jazzhole
168 Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos

The Fountain Of Life Church Bookstore
12 Industrial Road Ilupeju Lagos.

Quintessence Limited
Park View Estate Entrance, Off Gerrard Road, Ikoyi Lagos

Patabah Books
Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping mall, Surulere, Lagos

Terrakulture
Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Roving Heights Books
Call +234 7032038633 to place an order or send an email to hello@rhbooks.com.ng

Get your e-copy at OkadaBooks

http://okadabooks.com/book/about/secret_places_by_vivian_kay

Work-In-Progress: Send Me

 

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“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso

This is my dream cover for the sequel to Secret Places. In the novel, Debo gets a taste of the missionary life he’s always wanted by travelling to Nigeria.

Making these visuals helps my writing process so I’m hoping this would convince my muse that I mean business. If I ever cross your mind, please say a prayer for me. Thanks.

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Short Story: Knit Together

knit-together-kindle-cover-twoHello people. Trust your weekend is going well. It’s a hot one at my end of the world so staying close to my fan. Sharing a cover for a short story I’m working on.

First talked about this last August but life happened and my characters decided they weren’t ready to feature in a novel.

The question for this story is, “How does one navigate life after a good deed surrogacy goes wrong?”

The inspiring scripture: Psalm 139:13-16 New International Version (NIV)

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Thanks for sticking by me.