Monday, 26 December 2016

joy to the world + my book!

Hey, hey, hey guys! Merry Christmas!!! I had a lovely time on Christmas eve with friends who have become family. We had a carols service and it was fascinating! Teens alooouuud! Seeeizzzee the moment! ;)

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. //John 1:14

Jesus, thank You for choosing to come to planet earth. You rock forever! <3 font="">

So, I'm sharing this lovely song joy to the world by pentatonix.(I discovered pentatonix when I was taking the studio shots for my book. The photographer was jamming to it and I was like, wow, who are they? so yeah, I got hooked.)

here goes!

Aaaaaaand, my book! It's all ready, freshly baked from the oven of words. ;)

I'm so thankful to my lecturer who wrote the foreword for me! Most of the poems in this anthology are from the years when I was taking Creative Writing at University of Ghana.
Thank you, Dr. Azdei for teaching me how to turn the lemons thrown at me into cool glasses of lemonade of words!

A garland for the soul. There's a kindle version too! I spent tons of hours trying to get it on kindle on Christmas eve. I slept close to 4am, guys. But it's soooo worth it!

Snag the kindle version or request for the paperback and I'm gonna sent it right to your mail box. :) and lemme know what you think after reading! oh, and kindly review it on amazon for me! Thanks!

Father God is so, so, so faithful! I'll be back to gist you guys on so many other things He's doing in this heart of mine.

I love you guys! xoxo
gen delali.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

my book is almost hereeeee

so my anthology is almost ready. hopefully by Christmas it's gonna be all ready! as in hard copies ready!!! I'm so excited!!! I'm planning on having a kindle version as well. still working on that.

I'm so thankful to Gd for making all of this possible. It's been quite the journey.

I can't wait for y'all to read the lines f poetry on my heart.

Self-publishing is so awesome!

I have so many other stories I need to share. working on that.

If you guys outside Ghana would need a copy, just lemme know. 

gen delali

Monday, 19 December 2016

music monday// here i am anyway

Hi guys! so I sorta promised to be back to tell ya'll abut the depression thing. ok, so for starters enjoy this song. it leads to bits of the story I need to tell.
here I am anyway // josh wilson
I'm like Moses in the desert
When that bush went up in flames
You said, "Go and tell your story"
He said, "God, what will I say?
I'm so scared, unprepared
What difference will I make?"
Sometimes I feel the same
                                                                                                                                                                              If it's weakness that You want
I've got more than enough
But some days I am so afraid
To show this world your love
But I'll give You all of me
And my insecurities
God, I don't have what it takes
But here I am anyway
Here I am anyway

God, I've got so many questions
Wonder why You placed me here
You have given me these passions
But they come with so much fear
Sometimes it don't make sense at all
But I guess if I was brave
Then I wouldn't walk by faith

If it's weakness that You want
I've got more than enough
But some days I am so afraid
To show this world your love
But I'll give You all of me
And my insecurities
God, I don't have what it takes
But here I am anyway
Here I am anyway

 If You say go (If You say go, if You say go)
I won't say no (I won't say no, I won't say no)
If You say go (If You say go, if You say go)
I won't say no (I won't say no, I won't say no)

'Cause it's weakness that You want
That's how You show Your love
Your power is made perfect
When we are not enough

If it's weakness that You want
I've got more than enough
But some days I am so afraid
To show this world your love
But I'll give You all of me
And my insecurities
God, I don't have what it takes
But here I am anyway
Here I am anyway
Here I am anyway, anyway
Here I am anyway, anyway

This song by Josh Wilson is my jam! Especially during the wilderness years of my life after service. You see, the plan was to snag a scholarship abroad for masters right after my one year national service. But it so didn't happen that way. Father had been telling me many times about His purpose for me to teach and be in ministry but I was like nah, 😏abroad is more lit!🔥 (not to say that if you want to go abroad for studies it's bad. Absolutely not! Just be sure if that's where God wants you to be. We all have different journeys). 

So back to the story. I could literally not wait to say goodbye to these streets of broken promises of ghana and start over somewhere far, far away. So of course, I gave many excuses about why teaching is not not not my thing.

I told God :
I'm shy so I can't handle being in front of a class. 🙈
I look way too young for my age and the kids will bully me. 😂
It's not what I want to do.
I don't like it. 😒
The money ain't great. 😶

So God being who He is, He allowed me to wander around for a couple of years, searching for a job I thought I'd like (far from teaching) and depression set in along with some crazy accusations and betrayals. 😰😭  

Then, after a couple of years, He mercifully presented me a chance to teach. I had applied for masters at Uni of Ghana{my alma mater} so I was like, ok since the results ain't in, lemme just do this teaching thing for the meantime and move on to do the masters when I slay the entrance interview and exam. 😋

And slay I did. 💃But the interesting thing is, by the time my admission was in, I loved teaching so much I decided to defer! I know, sounds crazy...

But that's what happens when God leads you to walk in the purpose He designed you for. You might think you're not cut out for it, yet He still tells you to trust Him and obey. Cos He knows you better than you know yourself. He's awesome like that! 

And the abroad plans? Well this is where Father has me now, and I'll bloom right where He's planted me until He tells me to move. I'm glad the Norwegian quota scheme and all the scholarships bounced me cos I'd rather be walking in purpose. Who would have thought I'd come to love these streets of broken promises?! I can't quite believe it sometimes! 

The time I spend teaching the kids and getting to know their sweet hearts is so fulfilling that I don't regret or second guess letting go of my masters for now. He's actually leading me to do something different related to teaching/ministry for further studies. Whaaaaaat?????!!! Mind blown!!! 😲🔫 This can't be me. This can't be the same ol' Genevieve! This can only be Jesus!

Like moses, we all feel inadequate sometimes concerning what God is telling us to do. But obeying Him is so worth it, I promise! 😊 Ask our good, good Father if what you're doing is what He's told you to do. If it is, carry on, Love warrior. If not, please obey. 

And turns out I'm not even that shy like I thought. I'm not nervous when I'm teaching, it's like I've been doing it forever. And the kids do NOT bully me! And God is taking care of me each day. #winning. & abroad? yeah it's lit alright. But my purpose right here, right now is more lit 🔥 cos I'm abiding in the will of my Daddy.

Okay, I'm done telling you my life story. Carry on with your life.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
gen delali

A Testimony

🎊Testimony 🎉so this morning {sunday morning}, I woke up, switched on my phone and it went all blue on me with some Chinese inscriptions on the screen and eventually it went completely off. I was like what at all is all this? Smh

So I prayed and told God to let angels fix the phone for me cos there's no way I'm going to buy a new phone with my tight budget. 

 So I left the phone, did my quiet time and funny thing, my devotional was talking all about what I was dealing with. 😂 

So I later on picked up my semi 'yam' phone so I could listen to music on it and went about doing what I had to do during the day and I refused to let the whole thing steal my joy. I decided to look at the good side, like how it was giving me time away from social media to actually rest and catch up on my reading. 

Then this evening, I decided to charge the phone and see what would happen. And guess what?! It started charging! I turned the power on and even better, it switched on! No Chinese gibberish!! And I went like, the angels fixed my phone, Praise Jesus!!! 💃💃💃😂 Jesus is into the very little details of our lives!

Maybe it was some mini test to see if I'd be grumpy with God if my phone is withheld from me. Well, I hope I passed the test!😃   

"I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds."// psalm 9 :1

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

tell your heart to beat again

hello guys! i know, its been so long! but i'm back! 
i went through some rough patch. but i'm all well, and good now :)
there's this song that i got to hear recently on klove radio called "tell your heart to beat again" it spoke to me so much i downloaded it and of course, had it on repeat. ;) 

the song spoke to my inner being, my soul so much i gotta absolutely share with ya'll!
apparently, danny, the singer went through some dark times and birthed this song.

tell your heart to beat again// danny gokey

 You're shattered
Like you've never been before
The life you knew
In a thousand pieces on the floor
And words fall short in times like these
When this world drives you to your knees
You think you're never gonna get back
To the you that used to be

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday's a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Just let that word wash over you
It's alright now
Love's healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up, take step one
Leave the darkness, feel the sun
Cause your story's far from over
And your journey's just begun

Let every heartbreak
And every scar
Be a picture that reminds you
Who has carried you this far
'Cause love sees farther than you ever could
In this moment heaven's working
Everything for your good 

enjoy the song. i'll be back to blog about what i went through the past months. depression. yurp. but like i said, i'm all good now. :)
xoxo, gen.

Soaring Up In Sunshine

Soaring Up In Sunshine
//sharing my heart in the glow of the sun//
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