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The Words You Speak Can Build
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By James Pemberton
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The Words You Speak Can Build Up or Destroy!


Be careful of your words!  They could

take "the wrong turn."

Sometimes things are said

without love or concern.


The Bible refers to the tongue

as being the rudder.

Be careful to not speak

"words out of the gutter."


Be quick to listen, slow to speak!

In the way you live

and what you preach.

Remember as you take

your breath,

The words you speak can bring

life or death.


From a heart of love,

and a Christ-like mind,

May you speak that which

is encouraging and kind.


May others know you’re

someone who cares!

Spreading tidings of God’s joy

to people everywhere!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2015


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Submitted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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