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Quentin ClingermanIn Loving Memory of Quentin Clingerman
1932 - 2017

Word Chimes Named (WC poem)


When I decided to do a poetry webpage

I asked around about a title

Something that would attract readers


My brother, David, suggested Word Chimes

Great idea I thought

Thus came  the title for WC


It has worked for me!


Word Chimes Named © 2017 Quentin Clingerman

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Today's Featured Poet is

Linda T. Reich

Birth Place
Baltimore, MD

Age Category

Birth month and day
July 23

High School Graduate


Taking nature photos, grandchildren, collecting buttons

Marital status

Three children, five grandchildren, including twins

Published works
A few in magazines and local newpaper.

Poetry writing experience
I wrote my first poem in grade school in a card for my dad. I still have it. I wrote occasionally over the years and as a Christian adult I got down on my knees one day and asked God for the gift of poetry. My first Christian poem came instantly and I went and wrote it down. I have been writing ever since. My mom also had the gift of poetry and in her honor I use my middle name's initial T. for Theresa. I am named after her.

State or country in which the poet resides

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
Very hard times brought me to a place in my life where I knew I needed God. I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in the privacy of my living room after reading Catherine Marshall's books.

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents.

I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥

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Chime Of The Day

August 16, 2017

The Body of Christ Needs to Bring H
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By James Pemberton
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Christ’ Body Must Bring Love and Healing!  Not Division!


Someone I know, quit church because

of a dispute that had arisen.

There was someone she knew… 

But she didn’t want to be near him!


She told others that she heard God’s voice in the matter.

But what followed next was a lot of gossip and chatter.


The choice she made…  She had made it very clear.

She decided that she would no longer be coming here!


I think about how God’s heart must have been broken.

By the kinds of words that she had already spoken!


I don’t think this brings honor

to Christ’ holy name.

It sounds like she just wants someone else to blame!


Jesus gave us his love to share with another.

Even if we’re having trouble

with another sister or brother.


The body of Christ needs to heal the hurt and brokenness.

We all need to seek God’s restoration and forgiveness!


Let’s apply the truth of God’s word,

for our lives to build upon!

Jesus is here!  And is always someone

that we can depend on!


As Christ’ body, we all need to pray

 that we’ll rise above…

And come together in God’s

 wholeness and eternal love!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2014

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