Month: February 2016

My thoughts on the Nigerian pastor who has been setenced to death

Happy Leap Day. It comes around only once in four years so it’s befitting that we celebrate in some way. Here’s my own celebration- read the blog post below haha! God bless you all for your support and you remain in my heart and in my prayers ❤ Here’s today’s blog post:   I’ve tried very hard to get my mind off the news report on Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, AKA Rev. King, the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, whose death sentence for murder and attempted murder from ten years ago has been upheld by the supreme court of Nigeria. I’ll like to two things that have been on my mind from this recent development. It is extremely important to know God for yourself because there are many false prophets amongst us. I wonder if Rev. King has, in the past ten years, repented for his actions or if he’s headed to hell. Because I like background music while I go back and read my blog, here’s a song to play. I promise, the …

Soundtrack for your Week

Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing great. For today’s mellow Sunday post, I’m sharing a few songs that I’m currently loooooving. I randomly decided to feature Tasha Cobbs songs this evening so get ready to treat your ears to some vocal powerhouse awesomeness! If you’d like more posts like this, let me know and I’ll try my best to do it as often as possible. Or perhaps, it could be a Sunday thing? One random thing- I loooooove music. I’m that annoying person who’s always wearing earphones and listening to music. Teehee. Also, if you have music you’d like me to check out, do let me know. 🙂 If you’re feeling energetic and funky, try this song by Tasha Cobbs. If you’d rather have a chilled out day and you want some softer music, why don’t you try this song. Actually, of the three songs here, this next song is my favorite. I like the tempo and the lyrics. If you’ve enjoyed the two songs above, you might want to try this last one. I love …

What it means to have your feet on solid ground.

I was going to title this post: When you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be (What life is like as an English major) That was random 🙂 This post has been brewing in my heart since yesterday, but it wasn’t ready just yet. I really wanted to post on Tuesday but I didn’t have any inspiration, and because I don’t blog based on a prompt or set schedule, I couldn’t just sit and manufacture something to post here. That said, yesterday as I sat in my 7pm class, this post began to brew in my heart. Psalm 40 says: I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. I’m partly shocked that my parents are so …

A Song, a personal story, and a confession

Hello friends, I hope you’re all doing great. I’m sitting on my bed this Sunday evening wondering where the weekend has gone to, and how I’ll read an entire book ahead of tomorrow’s class. Oh well, I still have to do my devotion and blog right? Today I’m sharing a song from one of my favorite albums ever. The song is called Take all the Glory and it’s from Mairo Ese’s first album called The Worship of Yahweh. Suffice it to say that every morning I wake up early enough to do my devotion, I listen to this album to get in the zone for worship. I’m thinking of reviewing some of my favorite music on the blog so yeah, I’ll hopefully get that done sometime soon. Here is the song. Press play while you proceed to read the rest of the post 🙂 Personal Story– I’ve recently been worried about the performance of my blog. I’m worried because having been a blogger for about a year now, I’m not seeing the kind of traffic I …

Another Hidden Gem

Hello friends, God must have heard our prayers for better weather because the past few days have been much warmer. One thing I’ve consciously tried to do is love winter. I remember once, while my friends and I were complaining incessantly about winter, a friend quietly mentioned that she did quite love seasons. She loved how we couldn’t get too comfortable with one season and how another one brought a sense of freshness and adventure. Personally, I love the seasons but I dislike how you need an entirely new wardrobe for every few months of the year. Although it’s expensive for a college student, it’s a fashionistas dream. So pray for me to become a fashionista. Lol.  In other news, I REGISTERED MY DOMAIN NAME! My domain is msalheri.com and it feels like my own personal home on the world wide web! Isn’t this exciting news? Another thing: I opened a Facebook page called Ms. Alheri. I created a twitter account, and an instagram account! Who is this girl, please?!   Here is my twitter, incase you’re …

Extreme Temperature and Hidden Gems

Hello friends, I trust you’re all doing great. You ought to be doing great if you’re not in subzero temperature and your brain is freezing. That’s me right now. That’s my life! That’s the temperature where I’m at! I’m not complaining though, but I need to make a decision to love this winter and love it for real! Anyway, today I want to share a hidden gem of a psalm that I found. My bible plan has me reading through the book of psalms and I couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised. I’m finding such lovely psalms that I literally read several times over! Take this short paragraph for instance: Psalm 31: 19- 20 How abundant are the good things     that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all,     on those who take refuge in you. 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them     from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling     from accusing tongues. Take another one, for the one too many times we fail …

New Year Resolutions Check In: How too much sleep is about to ruin my life

We all have that one activity that we enjoy a tad too much. Some love to play video games, others love to eat, but some (higher) humans only enjoy productive activities. Shout out to those who like to exercise too much, or read too much, or write too much. I’m jealous. As for me, I love to sleep. I also love a good book (or article), writing, tea, and (recently) taking pictures. However, at the beginning of this semester, I big time wanted to work on my sleep schedule. My main problem is the fact that I tend to work late into the night so I wake up really late (sometimes 3pm) and then I feel like I’ve wasted my entire day so I stay up late again (yeah, slow clap for my genius). Anyway, since 2016 will be my best year yet, I have decided that it’s time to give up the sleep demon. But the demon doesn’t want to cut ties with me. I sleep at the wrong time, wake up late, and …

Tend the grass and the sheep will come.

Hello everyone, Happy Ash Wednesday! I really do love Lent, and as the years go by, I gain more appreciation for Loyola (my secondary school, or high school for Americans). I miss stations of the cross. I miss the songs. I miss carrying the candle stands and standing for the one hour plus (I was an altar server) during the stations of the cross services. I miss preparing for the easter trim (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday). I miss celebrating easter at my former home church. Sigh. Life happens and at this stage, everything is so transient. In any case, I really do love lent and I pray that when I grow up, I’ll have a sound spiritual church where I can serve as much as I’d love to. Anyhow, I’m very happy to say that I’ve grown a lot since last year’s December. And most of my growth has occurred during times of intense difficulty and pain. I definitely am going to write a post about rejoicing in difficulty because I’ve begun to see …