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Being A Christ-Like Dad...
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By James Pemberton
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Being A Christ-Like Dad...
I remember reading the Bible to my son.
However... What a mess
 I have become!
My children were once proud of their dad.
Now, they are embarassed and sad.
I once lived a godly life.  I really did!
Just look at me now.
 And how I live!
Things in life I once called "evil," and "sin."
Are causing me to stumble, once again.
God's word I once held ,
as a "priceless treasure."
I have traded in for whatever
 gives me "pleasure."
What kind of father am I
really going to be?
What kind of example will
 my family find in me?
Will I grow stubborn to God
 as I grow in age?
Neglecting his way of living...
With anger and rage?
I need HIM to bring peace
 to my troubled soul.
I ask you Jesus to cleanse
and make me whole.
Restore unto me the
joy of my salvation.
By your blood...  I can be
 a new creation!
Words alone cannot adequetly express.
This family God has given to me.
 I am so blessed!
By Jim Pemberton
 (c) 2009

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Submitted: Friday, February 27, 2009

Last Updated: Friday, February 27, 2009

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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