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Quentin Clingerman

Birth Place
Youngstown, OH

Age Category
Over 80

Birth month and day
March 30, 1932


Retired Educator

Reading,, webpage

Awards or achievements
Published "Wordchimes.com: a Poetry Anthology"

Marital status

Three daughters, 13 grandchildren . Four married grandchildren., three great grandchildren

Published works
Wordchimes.com: A Poetry Anthology

Volunteer work
Church ( visitation, Prime Timers, Small Group), political activist, support several charitable organizations

Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene, Association of Professional Teachers, DNI Ministry (prayer),CCO(campus ministry), Clingerman Scholarship Fund at Eastern Nazarene College, my alma mater.

Poetry writing experience
Wrote some in high school then not until I was in my fifties.

State or country in which the poet resides

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
First converted at around nine years of age by the prevenient grace of God. St. Paul, "We are saved through faith and that not of ourselves. It is the grace of God."

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade.
Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case!
I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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Chime Of The Day

April 26, 2017

Jesus Needs to Cleanse Our Churches
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By James Pemberton
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Jesus Needs to Cleanse The Sin In Our Churches Today!


Many in church allow things in their life, that don’t belong!

This is why they’re weak,

 and not spiritually strong!


So much filth from the world is what’s often enjoyed…

While so many lives are being spiritually destroyed!


Even prayer time seems to be a “thing of the past.”

Many want “cheap thrills…”  And they want them fast!


Any kind of holy living is often being replaced.

“Anything goes,” as long as it brings a “smiling face.”


“If it feels good, do it!”  Seems to be the “new rule.”

“We don’t want to offend anyone.”  “We want to be cool!”


Many want to have services that are called “contemporary.”

Whatever “peace” and “love,”

 many have…   Is just temporary!


Many don’t want to hear about God’s holy way of living.

“All is o.k.”  As long as they go on Sunday and keep giving!


Any respect for God’s house is often “thrown out the door.”

God’s convicting presence, they don’t want anymore!


It’s about the numbers, and how people come in…

“Let’s not offend anyone.”  “Let’s no preach about sin!”


The truth of God’s word has too often been watered down.

Would God himself, would be welcomed on their side of town?


It’s time for a Holy Ghost shaking of the wickedness within!

It’s time we preach on what is holy, and what is SIN!


Judgment shall begin at God’s house.  It’s almost here!

Christ is coming soon!  His return is very near!


Please come Lord Jesus! And restore our churches today!

We need your cleansing power!

 And our sins washed away!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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