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A True Foundation
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By James Pemberton
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A True Foundation

As a child, in church, I was raised.

Taught the Bible

and the Christian ways.

At an early age, I invited Jesus in.

Learning what was right

and what was sin.

I looked up to my parents--I really did.

I was so proud of the

way they lived.

They were the world to me--

I was so proud.

Then one day there appeared

a very dark cloud.

This cloud hovered over my parents,

whom I loved so dear.

Soon the ugly face of divorce

was soon to appear.

I prayed for them-

I desperately tried.

The many nights I lay

awake and cried.

How could this happen? I often wondered.

To have a wonderful marriage

so utterly plundered.

A sin crept in--and was

allowed to prevail.

Soon this marriage

began to fail.

Let this be a warning to me and to all.

Playing with sin will cause us to fall.

If your life is heading

toward a separation,

build your marriage on Jesus--

a true foundation!

By Jim Pemberton C. 2008

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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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