Hello, I am Sara Oyela. I write poetry. And other things, too.

Sara Oyela is actually a pen name that is a combination of my maiden and married names. Currently, I live in Georgia with my husband and our four children, and that’s what I’m doing a lot of right now… raising up children. My husband and I work together to raise up our own kids, and then I also, with the help of other subject teachers and school personnel, help to raise up children through the public school system. Specifically, I am helping teenagers improve their English language arts skills.

In my free time, I do like to write, and I also read, run, hike, enjoy and study the surrounding flora and fauna, drink coffee and try to take my kids on as many local and out-of-town trips that time and money can afford me. I am particular about a few things: coffee, literature, and shoes.

Shoes, specifically, are a big deal to me because I used to wear just any old shoe, but I realized sometime in my early to mid thirties that that wasn’t working anymore and was causing great pain in my feet. I decided then that I would wear better shoes, even if it meant more expensive, so that later in life I wouldn’t have to spend thousands of dollars on foot surgery, or something.

Knowing God

I’ve spent the last 22 years of my life getting to know God. It all started when I was 19 and 3/4 years old. A friend introduced me to the baptism of the Holy Spirit and I have been addicted to God since. I have known God as he has been revealed in the Bible through Jesus Christ and the early church, and in the Bibically aligned testimonies of the contemporary church, and lastly, in my life as I’ve pursued him and have been pursued by him and he has given me my own testimonies. The time that I have spent with him has helped me to see that he is real, he is good, and everything about him makes sense and is logical. It is my mission, with these sonnets that I am writing, and in all of my writing and other artistic endeavors, to help my readers and listeners…

  • to know that God is beautiful, good, and loving;

  • to seek God’s reality and find him for themselves,

  • to invite him into their hearts and experience his grace and strength, and

  • to continue in fellowship with him all the days of their lives, accomplishing all the good he compels them to accomplish.


For now on this Substack, I will only be writing sonnets about the nature of God. If you enjoy what you read here, I do encourage you to subscribe for free, in order to receive updates in your email when I post new writings… just as long as this project lasts anyway. If you do subscribe, of course, I will be so encouraged and I will feel like my work here matters in the world. If you subscribe, though, and later get tired of me, you are under no obligation to remain subscribed.

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Sara Oyela

Mom, wife, high school English language arts teacher, writer, slow driver, host of The Mind Stayed series, Indiana native living in ATL area Georgia.