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Friday, October 13, 2006

A poem of Truth~ can you relate?

Christians - By Maya Angelou

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was 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 too 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!


Alison Strobel Morrow said...



Amy Wallace said...

Yep! Me too. ;-)


Heather said...

Beautiful, Amy. Totally OT, but I LOVE your new it for your book jacket?


Amy Wallace said...

Hey, Heather!

Thanks for the comment about my photo. ;-) It's one of my three favorites that I sent to Multnomah. They choose an outside photo of me for the book jacket. I don't have what my best friend calls my "ornery smile" in that one, but the photographer did such a great job I actually had a number of pictures I liked from the photo shoot.


Laurie said...

I loved this, Amy.

I read your blog frequently... just not a good commenter :-)


Amy Wallace said...


Thanks so much for reading on the blog and letting me know. I miss talking with you, but it's good to know you know what's up with me so that when we do get to talk I won't have to rehash all of it. ;-). And I'm glad I can keep up on a few things by reading your blog. Aren't blogs awesome? ;-)


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