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4/5/09 10:01 A

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon

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1/29/09 10:12 A

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WHEN I SAY, "I AM A CHRISTIAN"
When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way"

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God 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 pray for strength to carry on

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it

When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name

When I say, "I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge
I have no authority--I only know I'm loved


1988 Carol Wimmer

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- MICAH 6:8
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Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
- George Carlin


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1/29/09 10:11 A

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Ok, I was going to add this poem to my journal in which I collect my favorite all time poems so I decided to confirm this was by Maya Angelou first and guess what?

It's not true... there is a poem like this, but it wasn't written by Angelou...

www.snopes.com/glurge/christian.asp
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He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- MICAH 6:8
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Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
- George Carlin


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1/29/09 9:47 A

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I've always loved Maya Angelou's poetry - I never read this one before - thanks for sharing - it so sums up my take on Christianity too!

Blessings,
James
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He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- MICAH 6:8
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Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
- George Carlin


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10/29/08 10:37 P

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I think that if we could truly remember this in our heads and our hearts--and if others would realize this about us too--we would not have many problems

On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand


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10/21/08 5:41 P

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Love that poem, it's been an inspiration to me for the past few weeks. Bless her heart!

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11/22/07 2:16 P

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Beautiful poem! I never heard it before! emoticon so much for sharing!
Have a blessed thanksgiving my american brothers and sisters in Christ!
May you all be filled with joy, happiness and peace as you fill up on His abundant blessings!

I am a Christian!

IN TWO HIM.....SEE
He is our Jehovah Shammah; He is there for us (Ezekiel 48:35)
There isn't any place in the world in which we can go, that God isn't there
He is with us everywhere and created everything
IN HIM, under the shadow of His wings, is the arena which births an overcomer!

With IN HIM, we lose ourselves
With out Him, we find ourselves lost again
OH taste and SEE, that the Lord is good
He longs to be intimate with you!


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11/22/07 1:54 A

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thank you

Dear God,
I never knew orange & purple went together until I saw the sunset last night--author unknown

My halo might split in 2 every now and then, but I can take it. I've got BIG shoulders--they hide the WINGS!


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11/21/07 4:17 P

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Oh I hope when people look at me they have to look through Him to find me.
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11/21/07 3:22 P

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I am a Christian. Glory be to Christ.


EDISON ONCE SAID, "WHEN YOU EXHAUST ALL POSSIBILITIES, REMEMBER THIS: YOU HAVEN'T."


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11/21/07 1:04 P

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Wonderful poem, I have it on my fridge! Wonderful reminder of a Christian through the eyes of God!!

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of eagles.
Isaiah 40:31



 
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11/21/07 12:51 P

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Amen! I agree with you all! Thanks be unto God!

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." *Proverbs 16:24


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11/21/07 12:24 P

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Thank you. This comes at a very good time, the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving all of you. Ivan

"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
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11/21/07 11:31 A

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I like your poem. It takes me back to where I once was. Too where I am now. Thank You Jesus for doing everything You have done to me in this poem. Thank You for Your Grace and Mercy. I love You in Jesus Name.
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11/21/07 10:07 A

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I'm standing up to say: I am a Christian. God's Grace and God's Mercy and God's strength are my shield and fortress.

Thank You! God Bless, Ruby

Our reality never measures up to our dreams. God says: I am the God of your reality....Choose ME!


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11/21/07 9:55 A

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Christians
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 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!

 
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