Thursday, May 21, 2009



By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ

That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'

I'm whispering 'I am lost, Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say...'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride,

I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong,

I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success

I'm admitting I have failed, and need God to clean my mess.

When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,

My flaws are far to visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say...'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...

I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou.

I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!


I received this from a Beautiful Christian Sister

I'm supposed to send this to BEAUTIFUL WOMEN.

That's why I've placed it here!!!

People May Not Remember exactly what you did, or what you said,



My father always and consistently told me,

'Beauty is as Beauty does'


'I'm not self confident,

I'm God confident'

By: Francis Frangipane

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Sharon said...

Good morning Susan
I always check on you for the inspiration of my day. thanks for sharing.
God bless

groovyoldlady said...

Amen and amen! Thanks for starting my day by focusing me on HIM!

Kathy said...

Susan, those are great quotes. I especially love this one:
'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

Elizabeth said...


I've never read that Maya Angelou quote before and it really made me stop and think a lot about what kind of Christ follower I am. Thank you so much for sharing it.

And thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. Feel free to come anytime.

God bless,

Mari said...

That is a wonderful quote. I didn't know Maya Angelou was a christian.

Nadine said...

Very inspiring. I love this. Thank you for sharing it because I've not read this before. It blessed me as do you.

Fitter After 50 said...

Those are some inspiring thoughts indeed. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I really like them all but the first one really gets me in a good way.

Debra said...

And those are very very inspiring quotes! Thank you sharing them, many I had not heard before!

Tina said...

Oh Susan how beautiful!! You know that one about always remembering how people made you feel is so true. I remember when I was in horrible depression... the ones that made me feel worse and the ones who were a balm to my soul with encouraging, kind, and loving words. I have never forgotten them and hold these people so dear in my heart. I have been thinking of a blog post about being an encourager and words fitly spoken. It is something that has been on my heart for a while now. We need to be agents of God's grace, mercy,love,gentleness, and kindness.
So good to come here for a few minutes and say hello. God bless you.

Unknown said...

I love he part that Kathy quoted in her comment! Wow!a

This included one of my favorite sayings, the part about people will remember how you made them feel!!

Have a blessed weekend Susan!

Lisa said...

Good afternoon to you Susan!

Maya Angelou is a goody!

Dawn said...

I have seen that wonderful piece by Maya Angelou once before and didn't realize she was a believer. Oprah loves Maya, but it seems she needs to listen more closely!

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks for sharing. So much truth in that.
Happy Memorial Day!

Maxine said...

Thanks for sharing these quotes to inspire us, Susan I have never heard of this lady, but it seems she has a heart for God.

kc bob said...

Maya Angelou rocks! Thx for sharing Susan.