All posts tagged: Death

My thoughts on the Nigerian pastor who has been setenced to death (Part 2)

Hey there, thanks for checking my blog out. This is the second part of a two part series, so please read my last post here before you continue 🙂 Continued from here. I understand that sometimes, we may need help with reading the word of God and developing the habit of spending time with Jesus. We may speak to our spiritual leaders, read books, and listen to sermons. But it is absolutely paramount that we never rely on the “help” more than we do the Holy Spirit. Even when we’re reading a book about prayer, we must spend adequate time in prayer. We may say, how do I pray if I don’t know how to pray? We must practice what we’re reading in our so called spiritual help books. Ask God to teach you how to pray, don’t over spiritualize everything. You don’t have to start out speaking in tongues the first time you open your mouth to pray. Remember that the Holy Spirit is the greatest teacher so say a simple prayer “Lord, I don’t …

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 …

The Privilege of Writing

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well! I’m doing fine, and just when I’m feeling settled into my internship, I realize that time is nearly up. I spoke with one of my friends about this and she reminded me that this is the point of an internship; just enough time for you to get used to things, but not get too comfortable. In all, I am immensely grateful for this summer. I have learnt a lot, and I am very grateful that I haven’t been too mentally challenged. After all, it’s still summer time! I did not do any writing in the month of July- the entire month. Once, I started this post to share my thoughts on how challenging writing is, especially when one has a full time 9-5 job, and is trying to have a life as well. I have come to realize that sacrifices are part of life, and that prioritizing is immensely important. However, the story is not all sad and soppy. While I have not been able to …

Alex is dead, Stephanie would have been 21; Dear Alex and Stephanie, you are not just another statistic!

When I was 10 years old, I left home for the first time to enroll in a boarding school. While I felt absolutely blessed to have such a fantastic opportunity, I was terribly homesick. Three weeks into school when my mother came visiting, I cried the whole day until she left. At the end of my first term in school, 60 students from my school died in a plane crash. I have memories of some of those who died- Zikora, our school head boy, was very good friends with my “angel”, Piriye. (every incoming student was assigned a senior student, or an “angel” who was personally responsible for their wellbeing). Another deceased student, Immanuel Loolo, was a classmate who comforted me when I got homesick. One day he told me “Alheri, stop crying, you know times flies, and very soon you’ll be home”. Clearly he was speaking into his own life because he really is home now. I remember Obongawan’s lovely dance steps during our Xavier House independence day cultural dance performance. I remember how Obioma …