I actually heard a country song about being faithful

I was first introduced to country music while working in Billings, Montana for half a year in 1980, the spiritually darkest place I’ve ever lived. Almost everyone ate, drank and breathed country music. Now, it has spread like wildfire.

I consider country music to be one of the most significant destructive forces in America. We all know rock ‘n roll has its bad side, but country is far more deceptive. The same artist that sings hymns will sing about drunkeness and sexual immorality. And then they’ll be loudly pro-America and kill them all in Iraq: “God bless America.”

This is Satan at his best. Country music is a blight.

So I was surprised to hear this song this morning, while surfing the local radio channels.

Isn’t this how it should be? Why is this the exception and not the rule? Why do people listen to the garbage that is mostly country music? Most is so slick and deceptively black.

Forever & Ever Amen
Randy Travis

I’m gonna love you forever, forever and ever amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
I’ll be happy to tell you again
I’m gonna love you forever and ever, forever and ever amen

They say time takes it’s toll on a body
Makes the young girl’s brown hair turn grey
But honey, I don’t care, I aint in love with your hair
And if it all fell out well I’d love you anyway

They say time can play tricks on a memory
Make people forget things they knew
But it’s easy to see it’s happening to me
I’ve already forgotten every woman but you
— oh baby

Ron Paul Game Face

I couldn’t just let this get lost among the now 3000 posts at ToBeFree, so I thought I’d bring it over here too. This is just too cool!

I’m not overly optimistic about Ron Paul winning the next Presidential election though. The caption says The Time Has Come, but I think the time has come … and gone. We had our chance.

I’ll still support genuine political freedom fighters, but I think now is the time to more than ever focus on getting real spiritual revival going: ‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”

I have great respect for this man. “Blessed are the peacemakers….”

A new strategy, a new tool?

I think it’s time.

I was talking with a few friends at work a few days ago, when my lead suggested I do some YouTube videos for my blogs, discussing some of the things I would normally just write about.

He pointed out that people learn differently.

I’ve actually been thinking about this for awhile, but I replied honestly, I’ve never been much of a speaker. He said “you’re doing it right now.”

So no excuses.  I should probably do it, and have fun doing it! I’d like to do at least some of them in the nature that surrounds us here in Alaska, maybe even during some still-photo shoots.

I have to figure out what to do for good audio, and then learn the software end of it. So I expect this will happen, hopefully sooner than later. I definitely have the bug.

Had the ‘Christian’ music industry not been so tight on copyright restrictions even for worship music, I would have sung and played with guitar, long ago, some songs to put on YouTube. I understand that many do it anyway, but this is why I haven’t.

I would appreciate your prayers to take on and do well in this new-for-me format.

Jeff : )

Spam: “Your guide to successful adultery”

I just got a spam email entitled: “Your guide to successful adultery.”

No, I didn’t open it. But it’s kind of shocking to see how far America has fallen when spammers blatantly use biblical terms.

It reminds me of Luther’s Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day

I also think of Coach Daubenmire: The Death of Shame, in which he says: “If it feels good, do it” has replaced “Thou shall not.”

We can do better!

jeff

What I want my photography to be: “I want to go some place where I can marvel at something”

I don’t know if the movie is worthwhile and wholesome,
but I appreciate what Julia said in the trailer for:

EAT PRAY LOVE

I want to go some place where I can marvel at something.

– Julia Roberts (in character)

Focus on what is marvelous!

Set your sights high!

Be at peace.

Philippians 4:4-8

Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, Rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. The things which you learned, received, heard, and saw in me: do these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

My Dream: The Can-Do Man

Wow, did I have a cool dream this morning!

I was in a white, narrow, barren hallway, unable to get out. It felt like I was imprisoned with others, stuck in this hopeless hallway.

There was an exit right behind me, a window, but it would normally be suicide to try to escape from it, as it was skyscraper-high above the ground.

Then this super confident guy came along. He asked me something about if I was sure I wanted to go out. Then he walked right by me, and out the window he went, humming overcoming phrases that I could clearly hear in the dream.

Right after the dream ended, I was already positive this was a dream from God that I needed to record. I tried to repeat the important ideas so I wouldn’t forget it, and so I could exercise my mind enough to fully wake myself up.

I think I remembered all of the important parts, except I forgot the words that he was singing, which I really regret. You’d probably be able to read them here had I just forced myself awake all at once, instead of doing the trying to remember thing while only half awake.

The overcoming, impossible-to-me thing that he did was to go out of the window without fear and grab a hanging something, and seemed to swing like Tarzan toward another to wherever he was going. There is no doubt in my mind that he would get there because there was no doubt in his mind. He was an in-God, full-of-faith-to-do-whatever, 100% confident man.

His forward momentum was unstoppable, yet he wasn’t power-over. He was relaxed and happy within. He exuded confidence, apparently fully believing that anything God called him to do God would enable him to do.

About what he was singing. I remember it wasn’t exactly positive confession, working it up: “I can do this.” “I won’t fall.” It also wasn’t flat-out, direct worship. It’s possible that it was a joy in the journey thing. He definitely was joyful and free, but I just can’t specifically recall what he was singing.

He was definitely fully in the faith zone — so alive, confident, no fear, full of joy and free!


We’re Back To Where We Started: Above the Left Wand is Our New (Old) Facility

© Jeff Fenske

8/4/10

The wands are awaiting the wingwalking
of this ferry flight (no passengers).

Our new (renovated old building) freight facility
is at the right side of this stone-faced building.
Alaska Air Cargo and Alaska’s hanger is on the right.

We used to transload three red tail 747F freighters here,
back in the 20th century.

Now we (Delta) just handle freight,
carried on the passenger planes.

Also, above the left wand, where we work, stands two people,
who look like bright dots in this jpeg:
my lead, Paul, has an orange vest;
my manager, Steve, is in blue.