Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Her own poem befits my feelings of her loss.
Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

- Maya Angelou

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I have been blessed to receive this Mother’s Day message from a great friend.

I want to share it with all the mothers.  Here it goes:

The love  God shared when he created  Mothers is always the special kind of love you always give.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I invite you to leave a comment….

Book Review of Angels in Action from Rev. Henry Hayden!

I have been honored to receive this book review from Rev. Henry Hayden:

“Believer or skeptic, you can hardly fail to be moved by these stories of answered prayers, so graciously and lovingly told by Diane Williams. Some attribute miracles to unusual coincidences, but these factual accounts of everyday human life are clearly God’s reply to a specific need or suffering. To read this book is to be shaken in your complacency and challenge you to deepen your faith and change your prayer life. To me, reading this book was a life-changing experience, for which I am grateful to Diane Williams.”

Thank you, Rev. Hayden, for your kind words!