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#MsAlheriUncensored – Childhood, Prayer, and Love.

 

I’ve been very tired this week. This work life is a huge change and it’s taking me a while to adjust. But God being God, He’s helped me every single time when I’ve felt so exhausted. Honestly, I cannot complain because you all know how much this internship means to me. I don’t deserve it, but God gave it to me anyway. And what can I say? If not to show Him my gratitude.

To that effect, I’ve decided to do something more lighthearted and fun. I’m answering questions! I have three sections of about twenty questions each, and I’ll try to answer five questions each section, each week. 

Prayer

 

Birth, Childhood, and Origin

1. What is your full name?

Alheri Oneno Egor-Egbe

2. What do your names mean?

Alheri means grace of God, Oneno means Happiness. My last name is a combination of my father’s first and last names, so only my mother, siblings and I have this last name. I think that’s pretty cool 😀

3. When and where were you born?

I was born in Kaduna, Nigeria. Sometime in the mid-90s.

4. Any interesting birth stories?

My mother almost miscarried me, but she had a dream where a man in a white robe appeared to her and told her that her body was weak so she couldn’t carry this child inside her stomach. He gave her an injection and that’s how she carried the baby. *Insert confused face emoji* Also, I had jaundice when I was born, so I was placed in this room with really bright lights and my mother was only allowed in at meal times to feed her baby. Of course I perfectly remember all of this. 

5. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Kaduna, Nigeria. I had a lot of friends when I was young, and I was a pretty popular child, I guess it’s because I make so much noise (although I’ve calmed down though).

friends

 

Lifestyle

6. How would you describe yourself?

I think I’m an introvert-extrovert. My extraversion definitely is more pronounced, but because of my hobbies, I spend a lot of time by myself. I also love performance arts and having smart conversations about literature, God, and life.

7. What are you passionate about?

At the risk of sounding corny, I love God *Oshey blogger*. I’m passionate about God, and the word of God. I also am passionate about literature- reading and writing. What more am I passionate about? I don’t know.

8. What are your hobbies?

I like to read and write. And I want to be so damn good at writing that I can wake up in the middle of the night and whip up an award winning article. Yeah. To do that, I need a head full of information, hence the reading.

9. What can you do every day for one year?

I can read and write. I’d love to throw in dancing, singing and enjoying my life…

10. What are the three most important things to you?

God, friends, and family. How’s that for a good life? Actually, I also really care about my dreams and future, my school work, my blog, my relationship with God.

Joy

Relationship with God

11. How did you give your life to Jesus?

I really don’t know. I’ve been a christian for as long as I can remember. But my earliest memory of actively loving Jesus is from when I was about 7, and started attending catechism classes. Fun fact, I was about the only person in my class who could read very well. And I was the youngest. That’s about the time when I began to care very much about  people and those who had less than I did. We didn’t have too much, but that’s when I realized that people have much less, and much fewer opportunities than I do. That’s why I’m so giving. But I want to learn how to give more of my time and energy though.

12. What is the most intimate experience you’ve had with the Lord?

The most recent one I’ve had was praying for the testimony which I shared here.  

13. What’s one thing that has “slowed” your relationship with God?

My relationship. When I’ve been in relationships with people, I haven’t as close to God as when I haven’t. Any surprises there?

Praise

14. What are some of the ways you keep your relationship with God “fresh”?

Never look down on the mundane, such as reading your bible daily, praying in tongues, surrounding myself with “God things” even when I’m doing something else. For instance, having a sermon playing in the background, or listening to Godly music. Also, controlling the kind of content that I consume- no raunchy or sexual videos and music, etc.

15. What are some of the things you hold dear as a child of God?

I always, always, remind myself of God’s overwhelming love for me. Even when I haven’t prayed as I would have liked, or committed a “previous” sin I remind myself that God’s love is enough to cover me. (But really though, what sin hasn’t God heard about? And what could I possibly do that would be too big for Him to forgive?) When I fail in my relationship with God, I remind myself that God loves me regardless. He’s not legalistic and accusing. He’s simply loving. So that’s when I run back into His arms.

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Thinking about it, I’m rather nervous about sharing this kind of content. If you’ve enjoyed it, please drop a comment for me below. 


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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

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    • Hahaha! I was being sarcastic. I don’t remember all of that, but my earliest memory is from when I was about one or two. Certain names, sounds, and people remain in my mind! I guess that’s not too shabby?

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  3. Amara says

    Awww this was actually fun to read! & my name means God’s grace/grace of God too 🙂

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  4. Who doesn’t love reading about other people? Hehe! I do! And I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for the next ones. I’m curious actually 😀

    By the way, I think you should add courageous to your name. I guess you know why?

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    • Haha! I would call you a creep but I remember that’s how God wants us to know Him, and our fellow brothers and sisters!!!
      But why, though? Why courageous?

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      • Hahaha! Isn’t it obvious? Well, for one, starting this blog itself is courageous. Deciding this blog will be about God is courageous. Actually making every post about Him one way or the other and taking a clear stand for God on the internet where opinions are as many the sand at the seashore, is courageous. But more courageous is how open you are with your life. I mean, I’ll have difficulty doing that. A whole ot of what if’s will deter me. It’d take some divine intervention for me to. Lol! But yeah, I guess you know why now? 🙂

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        • Thank you haha. But the truth is that using even think about all that. I just sit and write. Surely God is doing a greet thing here! 🤗🤗🤗

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          • No doubt! 🙂 I know as He’s began a great thing in you, He’ll surely bring it to a successful end. You’re one person who’s future excites me. I don’t know if that’s appropriate to say…but it does. I’m looking out big time for what you’ll do in the future. I really am! 🙂 It’s quite predictable but heey, I’m waiting to be blown away. 😁

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  5. Thank you for your testimony. You write freshly as well as with candor. I like your wishes, especially regarding writing. I also admire your interest in talking about literature. Your relationship with God is positive (naturally enough) and pervasive. It’s encouraging how you write about sin–emphasizing the reality that God forgives the big ones and the rest. Wanting God to be in your life in a way that’s both everyday and amazing is wonderful. And doable.

    Thank you, too, for reading from my blog.–Christopher

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words, especially about my writing! 🙂 I also love your blog! More grace to you! 🙂

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