Literary Birthday - 4 April
Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou, born 4 April 1928
12 Remarkable Maya Angelou Quotes
- The honorary duty of a human being is to love.
- I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.
- Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it.
- When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
- There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
- My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
- Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
- Life loves the liver of it.
- The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
- When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
- Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
Angelou is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, and several books of poetry. Her career has spanned more than 50 years. She has received many awards and more than 30 honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international recognition and acclaim.
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Decision-making will be the bane of my existence. ugh
I guess this is my alternate form of distraction as I attempt to fast from facebook. I am also currently locked up in a computer lab.. Cleary Psafe didn’t see me and therefore didn’t kick me out. I am amused and slightly gloaty.
It’s been non-stop meetings and emails. I feel like as of late I’ve been spending too much time on something that I can’t really build my resume with. But it’s exciting! Ministry is amazing. Seeing different parts of a whole work together to further something greater than our minds can understand. Connecting different parts of the body, that’s what the nerves do. it sends messages from the finger to the brain and then activates whole cascade of secondary and tertiary responses. Well whatever it is, readers, know that God is working in this part of the country as well. It may be kind of far removed, but I just want to say that we’re all part of something bigger and it’s the same God working and calling people to him everywhere. When we serve on our campus or in our churches, there’s people all around world doing the same thing for the same purpose. That is so empowering. Because we’re in it together.
I really need to stop this procrastination business. Something I’ve been thinking lots about is the power of prayer. I want to see things happen like they did in Acts. Tap into that power of the Holy Spirit that is so clearly powerful in the bible. Let’s pray for revival. Really pray that people at Serve-Up this year will be challenged and transformed. May the leaders be strengthened and speak boldly and may kids return home and lost sheep be found.
Just wanted to say that I have been on a facebook fast for two days already (without deactivating). It’s harder than I expected. Let’s go, discipline. Hoo rah!
There’s something of an information overload that just ends up being unproductive. Too much going in and not much coming out. Too many possibilities and too little reality. Take it easy. Slow down. and go step by step.
Thank you for providing partners in the work that you have set out for us. May the fruit reflect the tree from which it grows.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”