Tribute to my mother

Friends,

I want to pay tribute to my mother in Liberia with a song I wrote for her. She is living in Voinjama, Liberia so the song is naturally in our native dialect -Mandingo. The translation is; thanking her for taking care of me as a child and that she will always be my mother. I end the song with a chorus of encouragement that Jesus loves her as I do. It is a simple acapella song that I hope she enjoys and will keep in her heart as a reminder of my gratitude.

I love you, mom!

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Trust and Obey (with lyrics)

Hi friends,

I just love old hymns: the music, the lyrics and the feeling they give me when I sing them. I created this video with lyrics for all who missed my live version of Trust and Obey. This song ministers to my my soul and yet the message is so simple ~ Trust and Obey and then God does the rest. You may ask how can it be that simple? But you see, Jesus said “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”. All we need to do is put our faith in Jesus with childlike trust and He will take care of our concerns. Don’t take matters in your own hands; fretting, planning and complaining. Turn that issue over to Him right now and enjoy the simplicity of the message to trust and obey for there is no other way.

I was accompanied on the piano by our music pastor and friend: Paul Greenidge. Who blesses me every time I get to make music with me. Please forgive some rustling noise at the beginning of the video as this was recorded live during the offering at New Song Community Church in Portland, Oregon. My music is my gift and offering to God and all who would listen and hear the Word. I love you all and wish you blessings in the New Year.

IJenNeh ~ Lasana

Beautiful faces of 2014

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I have met so many new friends with beautiful faces that I wanted to share a few with you. This is only a tiny reflection of the souls I have come across in 2014. I thought it would be special for you to see the Lord’s creation in the many beautiful faces.20140316_115926

Some of the beautiful faces have become very special to me. Beautiful faces have no age limit as the soul is what transports the face into spiritual beauty.

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I am blessed to have experienced so much love and beauty in one human lifetime.  Continue reading Beautiful faces of 2014

Hidden Art discovered in Bay City, Oregon!

Recently, I was invited to sing at Bay City United Methodist Church. We were pleasantly surprised what we discovered there. Beautiful works of art! Almost every window at the quaint old church has original stained glass windows created by the lay people in the 1950’s.

Mountain stain glass window Bay City UMC
Mountain stain glass window Bay City UMC

I did alittle research online on the history of the church. It cost $1,566.75 to build, was completed and dedicated on June 25, 1893. It is the oldest building in Tillamook County in continuous service as a church.

Continue reading Hidden Art discovered in Bay City, Oregon!

3 Things An African learned about North Dakota

 

Three things I learned from my tour to North Dakota:

1. North Dakotians are efficient: One of the few times when I started a evening concert right on time. In fact, it was stated “we always start on time and our people know it”. The people came to the concert well in advance. Everywhere I went, from the car wash to the airport, people were efficient, neat and time conscious.

IJenNeh in North Dakota
IJenNeh in North Dakota

2. People can cook! The home cooked food rocked. I was bitterly disappointed when I had Continue reading 3 Things An African learned about North Dakota

IJenNeh needs your help to make the final three

Hi friends,

I made the top ten for the Fish 104.1 Star Fish and I need your help to make it the top three.

IJenNeh at a church in Wenatchee, WA
IJenNeh at a church in Wenatchee, WA

Star Fish Finals

Here is the how to vote rules from the Fish!

How to vote

We want voting to be as fair as can be, so we’re limiting voting to the members of The Fish Listener Club (to make sure all votes are coming from real people), and we will only allow each person to vote once.

If you’re not a member of The Fish Listener Club, don’t worry! Just sign up today, and within 24 hours of signing up, we’ll send you a link to the voting page. Make sure you have 1041thefish@listenerclub.com added to your safe senders list. Continue reading IJenNeh needs your help to make the final three

IJenNeh’s Photo Gallery June 30th 2012