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Monday, December 19, 2016

It's simple people, like a tree by water

Paul Rogat Loeb wrote The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear said:
“Those who make us believe that anything’s possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the 
bleakest of circumstances. The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don’t, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change. ”

While having coffee this morning someone said did you hear what Michelle Obama said to Oprah. “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” I'm leaving the country..I can't live in a country without hope Jesse. 

My reply: I'm staying and fighting back just like I always have. An election won't change our nation. My struggle has always been to change the silence and apathy of our people. It's a big job, far too big for any one person, but if enough of us take up the call....well then anything is possible....and if anything is possible than hope lives. 

Momma always said, hope is like a tree, a tree written in scripture.
Jeremiah 17:8 "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

Trust me hope has not left us. Change takes a little while brothers and sisters.

Like a tree, I shall not be moved,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner

Singing all morning long with  Mississippi John Hurt singing "I shall not be moved"

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