Opinion: “like a tree planted by the water ….”

I first heard this the other night and, well, maybe Pops Staples will not be moved, but I was. This was recorded ten years ago, late in Pops’ life and career, but as in Johnny Cash’s late work, what time robbed from the vocal quality it more than compensated for with poignancy and power.

Happy Easter weekend.

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carterjoseph1950
carterjoseph1950

Thanks for this, Jay. You might want to check out "Gentle on my mind" performed by Raul and the Mavericks. Makes you glad to be alive. 

Also, rest in peace to your friend and mine Tom Teepen. Well done, sir. A life well-lived.


honested
honested

Ok, now that the annual jesus BS is over, let's all get back to reality.

duvejebig
duvejebig

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MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Jesus Christ rose from the dead, according to the Gospel. Celebrate that truth tomorrow, with me, if you will. I hope I can keep the words and melody of the song I posted below close at hand as I complete my life on Earth, and and as I transition from this Earth into God’s Holy Spirit, for eternity.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

I have tried various ways to share a true and mystical personal experience I had had a few years back, but it is not being posted. If anyone is interested in reading of the fine and fragile line between the living and the dead, please open my link below. I thought that it might be inspirational to some with Easter approaching this year.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

I have been to the North Carolina mountains where my paternal cousins joined together every few years since I was a toddler, over 70 years ago. My female first cousin, an ordained minister like her husband, preached to the crowds on that mountainside within the last decade,

and our mutual great-grandfather preached the same Gospel on that same mountain hillside, in 1937.

Bruno2
Bruno2

I saw an interesting story on yahoo a couple of days about Dennis Rodman.  He related that he was at a low point of his life to the point of having suicidal thoughts.  He credits this song with helping him get to a better place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs-XZ_dN4Hc