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I Remember Back When
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By James Pemberton
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            I Remember Back When...

I remember at the young age of 9 or 10.

Going to the theater was

considered a sin.

There were many things

that as a young boy.

That I wanted to explore and enjoy.

My parents may have been "old fashioned."

They were filled with a Godly

love and compassion.

I look back now and with some hesitation.

And think about this

"new generation."

I wonder "where have all of the morals gone to?"

Some parents are doing things, as a kid, I'd never do.

Many of the "Godly" parents don't seemed concerned.

What's right or wrong—they can't discern.

What once was a dividing line

between black and white.

Is now; "if it feels good—it must be allright."

The savior's call for holiness in your life must dwell.

Living by his word will save your family from hell.

Maybe living for Jesus is by some,

"a narrow way of living."

May your life be one of sacrifice,

holiness and thanksgiving.

May your commitment be true, your heart sincere.

For one day very soon, Jesus shall appear.

Now's the time to be an example

of Jesus' precious name.

When he comes —will you be ready—

or be ashamed?

By Jim Pemberton


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Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2008

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2008

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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